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07/13/2023 - 6:35pm



Bill Pronzini The paradise affair Fic Pronzini
Kelly McWilliams Your plantation prom is not okay Fic McWilliams,
Annie Ernaux A man's place Fic Ernaux
Steven Rowley The celebrants...

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07/13/2023 - 6:27pm



Arts, Architecture & Crafts
John Rohrbach Speaking with light : contemporary Indigenous photography 779 R739

Biography & Genealogy
Jeremy Denk Every good boy does fine : a love story, in music lessons 780.92 D396
Hannah Pick-Goslar...

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07/12/2023 - 4:23pm

Although many consider the role of Harry Lime to be Orson Welles’ most memorable performance, he only spent about 10 minutes onscreen in the movie The Third Man. Despite Lime's obviously sociopathic nature, Welles made him an irresistibly likable anti-hero. The film won an academy award and along with this recognition its title character enjoyed enorm...

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07/10/2023 - 4:50pm


Annie Ernaux Exteriors
Annie Ernaux A frozen woman
Annie Ernaux Getting lost
Annie Ernaux A girl's story
Annie Ernaux Happening
Annie E...

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07/03/2023 - 12:10pm

After a break of a few strange years, the Institute’s annual magazine sale is back! Come visit the sales nook on the 2nd floor of the library to buy bundles of your favorite titles. You can find older issues of art magazines, cooking, history, and even the beautiful Country Life! We’ll be adding new titles and bundles of magazines throughout the summer and then as more become available. While you are in our sales nook, check out our other items for sale like books, DVDs, postcards, Mechanics’...

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06/15/2023 - 5:45pm

Vinay Bhat How I became a chess grandmaster 794.1092 B575

The first recipient of the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club's "Falconer Award" (a cash prize given to the highest rated junior player under Age 18 in Northern California), Vinay Bhat has gone on to overc...

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06/09/2023 - 12:59pm

Want to get away with murder? Kill someone that New York City police and DAs do not consider important. This was only one of the more disconcerting "take-aways" I found in Judy Melinek's Working Stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner.  During a time when T.V. shows and movies have so glamorized forensic science to the...

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06/08/2023 - 6:30pm


Anzia Yezierska Bread Givers
Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ Collected stories
1859-1916 Sholem Aleichem Three passover tales
Christopher Stasheff Escape velocity : Warlock of gramarye
Christopher Stasheff...

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06/08/2023 - 5:52pm



Kang Han Greek lessons : a novel Fic Han
Belén Gopegui Stay this day and night with me Fic Gopegui
Dave Barry Swamp story : a novel Fic Barry
Don Winslow City of dreams : a novel...

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