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02/13/2019 - 4:00pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Amit Chaudhuri Friend of my youth
Mariana Dimópulos All my goodbyes
Yiyun Li Where reasons end
Elinor Lipman Good riddance
Peter Mendelsund...

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02/12/2019 - 12:54pm

The Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) was the last world’s fair hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area and a celebration of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge.  The Mechanics’ Institute is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the GGIE by hosting a series of lectures about the fair on Thursday, April 4th and a...

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02/11/2019 - 3:26pm

This month our audiobook selection honors Black History Month. Listen to and explore works by African American writers of both fiction and nonfiction. From L.A. detectives (Cinnamon Kiss) to U.S. history (We Were Eight Years In Power) – there’s something for everyone!

How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes, read by Damien Christopher CD Fic Holmes

Native Son by Richard...

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02/07/2019 - 4:22pm

I have always had an amateur's interest in fine art. I never took a course in art appreciation but I have learned as much as I can from books and from a friend with an M.F.A. who acts as my personal docent when we visit museums together. I always wondered about paintings, from medieval times to the present, that included numerous objects for no apparent reason or people making unusual (to me, anyway) gestures. What do they mean? Why did this artist include a broken wheel in this painting...

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02/07/2019 - 9:17am

BOOKS

FICTION
Dana Czapnik The falconer
Maurice Carlos Ruffin We cast a shadow
Amanda Sthers Holy lands
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma House of stone

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigu...

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01/31/2019 - 9:16am

BOOKS

FICTION
Chris Cander The weight of a piano

Historical Fiction
Terry Gamble The eulogist
Steph Post Miraculum
Imogen Hermes Gowar The mermaid & Mrs. Hancock: a history in...

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01/24/2019 - 10:18am

BOOKS

FICTION
Elizabeth Brooks The orphan of Salt Winds
Susan Conley Elsey come home
Marc Fernandez Mala vida
Tessa Hadley Late in the day
Sarah Moss...

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01/17/2019 - 2:13pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Lyndsay Faye The Paragon Hotel
Sarah Léon Wanderer
Mesha Maren Sugar run
Ethel Rohan The weight of him
Nawal El Saadawi Zein...

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01/09/2019 - 4:28pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Maureen Aitken The patron saint of lost girls
Tomas Gonzalez The storm
Shirley Barrett The bus on Thursday
Esther Gerritsen Craving
Benjamin Parzybok...

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01/09/2019 - 3:44pm

If you are on the fence about registering for the San Francisco Writers Conference, delay no more! The conference is set for February 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. The speaker list has been posted, the schedule decided, and all is in place to make this the most useful conference ever! 

The conference will be even MORE useful for members o...

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