The Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) was the last world’s fair hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area and a celebration of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. The Mechanics’ Institute is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the GGIE by hosting a series of lectures about the fair on Thursday, April 4th and a...[read more]
This month our audiobook selection honors Black History Month. Listen to and explore works by African American writers of both fiction and nonfiction. From L.A. detectives (Cinnamon Kiss) to U.S. history (We Were Eight Years In Power) – there’s something for everyone!
How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes, read by Damien Christopher CD Fic Holmes
Native Son by Richard...[read more]
I have always had an amateur's interest in fine art. I never took a course in art appreciation but I have learned as much as I can from books and from a friend with an M.F.A. who acts as my personal docent when we visit museums together. I always wondered about paintings, from medieval times to the present, that included numerous objects for no apparent reason or people making unusual (to me, anyway) gestures. What do they mean? Why did this artist include a broken wheel in this painting...[read more]
If you are on the fence about registering for the San Francisco Writers Conference, delay no more! The conference is set for February 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. The speaker list has been posted, the schedule decided, and all is in place to make this the most useful conference ever!
The conference will be even MORE useful for members o...[read more]