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03/18/2020 - 3:07pm

What is Axis 360? It’s an easy way to read eBooks using your web browser, your tablet, or smartphone.

To use Axis 360 on a computer, click here, and login with your fourteen digit Library barcode printed on the back of your Mechanics’ Institute Library card.

To use Axis 360 on a mobile device, download the app and create an account using your credentials from Mechanics’ Institute.

Once you’ve logged in to Axis 360, you...

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03/13/2020 - 5:47pm

Dear Members and Friends:

I know this has been a very challenging time, and things are changing rapidly in the community regarding responses to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In the last few days, local educational institutions, museums, and public libraries have closed. In an effort to protect you and those in our community, Mechanics' Institute (MI) will close our library, chess room, and meeting rooms effective 6pm on Friday, March 13, 2020. We will remain closed thro...

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03/11/2020 - 10:28pm

Dear Members and Friends:

I wanted to share our response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Given the developments in the community regarding COVID-19, Mechanics' Institute (MI) has decided to cancel all MI programs, classes, events, and meetings through Sunday, March 29, 2020. The intent is to reschedule most of these activities as soon as possible. The library, chess room, and MI building will remain open during our regular hours.

We appreciate your pat...

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02/24/2020 - 4:40pm

In the first "True Crime Roundup" for 2020, we have a book by Joshua Hammer: The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird. "A true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs-and the wildlife detective determined to stop him." (Hammer also wrote The bad-ass librarians of Timbukt...

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02/21/2020 - 3:14pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Gish Jen The resisters
Ben Okri The Freedom artist
Amy Bonnaffons The regrets

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Deepa Anappara Djinn patrol on the purpl...

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02/13/2020 - 4:50pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Meng Jin Little gods

Historical Fiction
Verne R. Albright Playing chess with God

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jeff Abbott The three Beths
Tim Garvin...

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02/06/2020 - 3:20pm

BOOKS
FICTION
Mary Fleming The art of regret
Andrew MacDonald When we were Vikings
Charles Yu Interior Chinatown

Historical Fiction
Eric D. Martin Saving the Republic: a novel bas...

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01/30/2020 - 10:56am

BOOKS

FICTION
Sandrine Collette Just after the wave
Jeanine Cummins American dirt
Robert Musil Agathe, or the forgotten sister
Vikram Paralkar Night theater
Samuel Shem...

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