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12/27/2018 - 9:43am

BOOKS

FICTION
Catherine Leroux Madame Victoria

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Anne Cleeland Murder in spite
Keigo Higashino Newcomer

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Stanislaw Lem...

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12/20/2018 - 11:14am

BOOKS

FICTION
Nuruddin Farah North of dawn
Kim Hooper Cherry blossoms
Jennifer Mathieu Moxie
Laura Purcell The silent companions
Matthew Quick...

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12/18/2018 - 10:01am

BOOKS

FICTION
Marc Cameron Oath of office
M.R. Carey Someone like me
Hamlin Garland Main-travelled roads
Abby Geni The wildlands
Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen...

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12/07/2018 - 4:20pm

BOOKS

Historical Fiction
Louis Guilloux Blood dark

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kate Atkinson Transcription
Lee Child Past tense: a Jack Reacher novel

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips...

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12/07/2018 - 3:02pm

Each year at the winter holidays, Mechanics' Institute throws a holiday bash of spectacular proportions, including food, beverages, music, and more! It's a chance for members to gather together and get to know one another while they nibble and imbibe. If you haven't yet registered, you may do so on our website, or by calling the reference desk between 10am and 3pm at 415-393-0102.

As is customa...

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12/04/2018 - 12:43pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Dror Burstein Muck
Marina & Sergey Dyachenko Vita nostra
Patrick Lohier Radiant night

Historical Fiction
Carrie Callaghan A light of her own
Kevin McC...

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12/04/2018 - 11:35am

BOOKS

FICTION
Melanie Hobson Summer cannibals
Marci Vogel Death & other holidays
Tamsen Wolff Juno's swans
Yu Hua The April 3rd incident: stories

Historical Fiction...

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11/26/2018 - 10:00am

Have you heard? #GivingTuesday is a new way for the community to come together to kick off the giving season and support those organizations we know and love, like the Mechanics’ Institute.

#GivingTuesday recognizes that there is so much more we can do together. When we pool our resources and acknowledge outwardly the transformation we’ve experienced inwardly as a result of the people and places who are making a difference in our lives, great things c...

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11/17/2018 - 9:00am

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Mechanics’ Institute and with much gratitude for his excellent service, I announce the departure of Ralph Lewin as Executive Director effective January 14, 2019. During his four years at MI, Ralph has enhanced the relevance, visibility, and community engagement of the Institute, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “beacon of what a cultural institution can be for all citizens.” With a recent grant from the Nationa...

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11/16/2018 - 11:37am

BOOKS

FICTION
Oyinkan Braithwaite My sister, the serial killer
Alice Hatcher The wonder that was ours
Karl Ove Knausgaard My struggle. Book six
Jason Reynolds All American boys

Histo...

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