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I recently read an informative article entitled “How to Delete Online Accounts You No Longer Need” from the very reliable Consumer Reports. If you are like most people, over the years, you have created online accounts, many of which you no longer use. Recently, I received an email from Flickr notifying me of “Important updates to your Flickr account”. I had completely forgotten I had a Flic...

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What is a cult film? A cult film maintains a cult-like following long after its release. Its fans don't mind watching the film multiple times. In fact, they often build a community around their favorite films by transforming screenings into special events. In San Francisco, some cult films like The Sound of Music are featured as sing-alongs at the Castro Theatre, while others like...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Sara Kersting Duty to warn
Rex Pickett Sideways
Liane Moriarty Nine perfect strangers
Lilliam Rivera The education of Margot Sanchez

Historical Fiction
Inês...

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This holiday season, an anonymous donor generously offered to match all donations made by December 31, up to $25,000 total.

Our wonderful community came together to help meet the $25,000 matching gift goal!

Your support means the world to us! Thank you for believing in our mission.

Thanks to your generosity, we are excited to offer you an outstanding library collection, classes, activities for writers, exciting author events, the 80th anniversary celebration of th...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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