Blog | Page 2 | Mechanics' Institute

You are here


02/14/2022 - 3:50pm


Melanie Abrams Meadowlark
Yara Zgheib No land to light on
Flynn Berry Northern spy
Xochitl Gonzalez Olga dies dreaming
André Lewis Carter...

[read more]
02/10/2022 - 2:21pm

We're celebrating Black History Month with a list of staff-recommended cookbooks highlighting the accomplishments of Black chefs. All are available for checkout in the library.

... [read more]
01/26/2022 - 10:27am


Ryka Aoki Light from uncommon stars
Russell Banks Foregone
Oliver Clements The queen's men
Vigdis Hjorth A house in Norway
Dave Eggers...

[read more]
01/26/2022 - 10:19am



Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Mary Beard Twelve Caesars : images of power from the ancient world to the modern 709.02 B368
Mike Mandel Zone Eleven 779 A21
Willi Smith : street couture 746.92 S511


[read more]
01/15/2022 - 10:58am

The new year is a great time to fit a literary challenge into your calendar. Here at Mechanics’ Institute we begin reading this month with a book that has a title starting with "H" such as Thrity Umrigar's Honor, the January pick for Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club. The library has tons more titles beginning with "H" too, including J.D. Vance's ...

[read more]
12/15/2021 - 11:43am


Alice Hoffman The book of magic
Elizabeth Strout Oh William!
Claire Vaye Watkins I love you but I've chosen darkness
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante dive into the waters o...

[read more]
12/14/2021 - 3:19pm

Winter is unquestionably a festive time of year. Whatever holiday you celebrate this season, now is the time to embrace peace and goodwill towards all. Here at MI, we are truly excited about reopening after the long hiatus of not being able to touch, dine, and gather. Welcoming members back to the library has made us truly appreciate human contact now more than ever. 

To capture the magic of the season, we offer members an eclectic list of holiday reading -- staff picke...

[read more]