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12/11/2019 - 11:20am

BOOKS

FICTION
Bernardine Evaristo Girl, woman, other
Niall Williams This is happiness

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Gigi Pandian The glass thief
Anders Roslund Th...

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12/09/2019 - 4:07pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Silvina Ocampo The promise

Historical Fiction
Bernard Cornwell Sword of kings
Heather Morris Cilka's journey

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Tom Bradby...

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11/27/2019 - 2:47pm

BOOKS

FICTION
JP Gritton Wyoming
Emer Martin The cruelty men
Anna Todd After we collided
Elizabeth Berg The confession club
Matthew Dicks T...

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11/25/2019 - 11:16am

BOOKS

FICTION
Nona Fernández Space invaders
Gary Indiana Do everything in the dark
Anna Todd After

Historical Fiction
Michael Crummey The innocents

Mystery, S...

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11/22/2019 - 4:58pm

Retail holidays are designed to tempt you to purchase. You'll hear words like "doorbuster" to describe sales available at the most prominent retailers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Before you add an item to your cart, make sure your purchase is well researched. Take a few...

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11/15/2019 - 4:38pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Jane Allen I lost my girlish laughter
Talia Hibbert Get a life, Chloe Brown
Shannon Pufahl On swift horses
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton The revisioners
Robin Robertson...

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11/12/2019 - 2:28pm

 

If you haven’t yet had a chance to view the exhibit in the archival display case on the 2nd floor, I urge you to make some time to take a look at it!

Nellie Burrell Scott was an early California still life artist who exhibited at the Mechanics’ Institute’s Industrial Exposition in 1893.  She was most well-known for her paintings of the California Golden Trout, and images of other fish, although her still life paintings also included flor...

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11/08/2019 - 3:17pm

The Mechanics’ Institute’s 2019 Annual Report is now available online, at https://www.milibrary.org/sites/default/files/publications/1573246161/MI-Annual-2019-web.pdf.

  • Learn more about what we’ve been working on in the past year and what’s ahead in plans for next year.
  • Find a summary of the annual financial audit, performed each year by an outside firm to ensure...
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11/07/2019 - 4:05pm

BOOKS

FICTION
André Aciman Find me
Marcy Dermansky Very nice
Liz Nugent Unraveling Oliver
Ocean Vuong On Earth we're briefly gorgeous

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue...

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11/01/2019 - 10:50am

Artist Pam Ward used discarded MI books to create The Bards Branch, a whimsical sculpture that was a 2019 Black Rock City Honoraria Recipient.

Here is what the artist shared with us about this lovely sculpture:

“It was a huge success and loved by all book lovers and participants. We met so many cool people who told us stories of their favorite books.  What I loved was hearing people reading through the gramophone from the armchair to the gro...

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