Save the date! #GivingTuesday is just one month away!
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that takes place every Tuesday after Thanksgiving, right on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s 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.
If you haven’t already made your year-end gift to Mechanics’ Institute, consider doing...[read more]
You may have flipped through some of the ~300 subscriptions to serial publications (magazines, newsletters, newspapers) held by Mechanics' Institute Library, or perused our collection of eMagazines using your tablet, but there's a whole world of online-only publications out there as well.
One of my personal favorites is The Pudding (as in, "the proof is in the pudding"), a donation-funded for-profit* online magazine that explains the nuance...[read more]
When the leaves start turning my mind turns towards starting a new writing project. Tell me I'm wrong, but when the idea for a new project seizes you it consumes you – right? My advice to you is don't forget about your L.I.F.E. Yes I'm using an acronym – L.I.F.E. refers to all the things that go with the call to write, outside of writing itself. Paying attention to these (see below) can improve your project's flow, build your career, and provide a sense of bala...[read more]
Whether you’re a fan of Film Noir, one who would like to learn more about the genre, our “Film Noir & Neo-Noir” display on the 2nd Floor showcases our healthy collection of period films and films inspired by the style. Please read below to learn from our in-house enthusiasts who recommend and explain titles from the display.
Steven explains Film Noir as:
"Deprived of American movies during the Second World War, French audiences and critics discovered Hollywood's crime movi...[read more]