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06/15/2021 - 10:47am

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Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Liam Wong TO:KY:OO 779.092 W87
Alice Neel Alice Neel : people come first 750.92 N378pe
George W Bush Out of many, one : portraits of America's immigrants 759.13 B978

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06/15/2021 - 10:25am

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Roy Jacobsen The unseen
Katherine Heiny Early morning riser
Angeline Boulley Firekeeper's daughter
Sally Hepworth The good sister
Rónán Hession...

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06/10/2021 - 10:57am

Did you know that Mechanics’ Institute has recorded more than 50 events from 2020-21, including "Your Story Well Told," "No Poetry, No Peace," "You, Recharged," and many others on MI's YouTube channel? You'll find scores of panel discussions, poetry readings, history lectures, authors presenting new books, and conversations about the writing craft from local experts:

Most of these videos are fro...

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06/10/2021 - 10:42am

Pride is a celebration of the lives and history of the LGBTQ community. We’ve chosen some important nonfiction books that highlight Bay Area history, emphasizing the social movements that have shaped the LGBTQIA+ experience. If you’re a San Francisco history buff, a few of these are must-reads!

Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Fra...

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06/02/2021 - 9:32am

There's nothing quite like driving an open road on a sunny day to set your mind at ease. Once the bags are packed, the destination charted, and the vehicle readied, the adventure can begin. Let's not forget the audiobooks! For travel companions with different reading tastes, finding that perfect listening experience might require a little work and advice. Luckily, we're all ears at Mechanics' Institute, and we have a list of engaging audiobooks on CD or ...

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05/20/2021 - 9:11am

After a rollercoaster of a year, book-based television series and films have ramped up this spring. Now that the Library is open for more hours, we can help you stockpile some fabulous beach reads for the summer. For those who like to read first and watch later, here's a list of the books we're most excited about reading and viewing in our summer leisure time:

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05/10/2021 - 10:58am

NON-FICTION

Applied Sciences
R W Hamming The art of doing science and engineering: learning to learn 620 H183

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Mark Nelson Hollywood Arensberg: avant-garde collecting in midcentury LA 708.1794 N331
Alexander Nemerov...

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05/10/2021 - 10:37am

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FICTION
Nona Fernández The twilight zone
Susan Crandall Whistling past the graveyard
Sanjena Sathian Gold diggers
Brit Bennett The mothers
Carol Edgarian...

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