David Roberts Into the great emptiness : peril and survival on the Greenland ice cap
Louise Erdrich The round house : a novel
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Islands of decolonial love : stories & songs
Douglas Cole The white field
Sandra K McCune Easy Algebra Step-by-Step, Third Edition.
Kekla Magoon The flag never touched the ground : America's brave Black regiment in battle
Alessandro Baricco The barbarians : an e...
Jimmy Adams, Editor. Gyula Breyer : the Chess Revolutionary 794.1092 B848a
About a lesser known pioneer of the hypermodern school of chess. Brings translations of Hungarian archival material into English translation for the first time. Includes 242 games annotated by Breyer and others.
Luc Henris...[read more]
The Mechanics’ Institute Library has plans to upgrade and improve our online catalog, providing members with a new and better way to find the materials they seek. Our current catalog allows one to search by author, title, and subject, but trying to "fine tune" a search has proven difficult to figure out and use. This new version will address those challenges by allowing users to narrow their search interactively and intuitively. Or so we hope. Before we introduce this as the primary way to fi...[read more]
On November 5th, I hosted a tour for Mechanics’ members to the Society of California Pioneers in the Presidio to see their exhibit Generations to Come: Recent Conservation and Digitization Projects.
The morning of our tour, I ran into Mechanics’ member Anita Denz who happened to be on the tour before ours with her friend, noted photographer Ron Henggeler. Running into Mechanics’ Institute members “off site” is a specia...[read more]
The Mechanics' Institute is delighted to share the news that one of our members has received a commendation from Library Journal. Lyzette Wanzer’s Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narrative (2022) has been listed as one of the ten best social science books of 2022.
Lyzette Wanzer has been involved...[read more]
Douglas Adams Dirk Gently, two BBC Radio full-cast dramas : Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency and the long dark tea-time of the soul
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Original Albums : Two Full-cast Audio Dramatisations
Last chance to see : the ori...