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08/29/2023 - 5:24pm

Many, many books have been written about Titanic, but Voyagers of the Titanic is a real standout in the field for its memorable and engaging tone. The book is comprehensive, beginning with an overview of the shipbuilders and financiers who made her, then the various people who...

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08/25/2023 - 3:36pm

Have you heard about our member referral program? You can support Mechanics’ Institute by referring friends and family to join – and get a bonus yourself! If someone joins MI as a new member and lists your name as their referral source on the application, you will receive an additional three months of membership. You can earn up to six months of membership just for sharing your love of Mechanics’ and encouraging friends to...

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08/22/2023 - 11:44am

Jesus de la Villa The 100 endgames you must know workbook 794.124 D34w

In his immensely popular 100 endgames you must know Grandmaster Jesus de la Villa explained common endgame patterns that frequently occur and that any player can learn in order to improve their play. His students asked for more exercises to apply these lessons and...

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08/15/2023 - 5:20pm


Applied Sciences
3D printing projects 621.9 T531

Arts, Architecture & Crafts

Alan J. Flusser Ralph Lauren : in his own fashion 746.9 L37f
Graham Day Pattinson A guide to professional architect...

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08/15/2023 - 4:49pm


Colson Whitehead Crook manifesto Fic Whitehead
Eliza Jane Brazier Girls and their horses Fic Brazier
Emma Cline The guest Fic Cline
Edgard Telles Ribeiro The impostor Fic Telles Ri...

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08/15/2023 - 12:45pm

Have you found yourself facing surgery or a long-term illness? Has a disability left you homebound and unable to come into the Library? Mechanics’ Institute Library has a program that allows us to mail you books, audiobooks, and magazines. 

The program is called Outreach for the Homebound. It is strictly limited to homebound members who can no longer visit the Library due to illness, injury, or disability.

To enroll in Outreach, complete the...

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08/09/2023 - 3:37pm

Mechanics’ Institute has recently updated its Code of Conduct to ensure a welcoming and enjoyable visitor experience. Though many of the policies have existed for some time, we’ve updated and expanded upon several points to better serve the needs of our members. The full Code of Conduct can be found on our general policies page, but we are also sharing them here for ease of reading: 

Mechanics’ Institute’s mission is to c...

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08/02/2023 - 3:39pm

With tremendous gratitude to Pam Troy, Events Assistant and CinemaLit Coordinator — for the 1,600 events, programs, and CinemaLit films planned, developed and presented here at Mechanics' Institute, and for all she has shared over these twenty years.

Pam has been the backbone of the Events Department. Her dedication to Mechanics' Institute, vast knowledge of film and filmography, and passion for reading and literature have supported our programs greatly. Pam's good humor and...

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