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Classes
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:15pm
Financial Literacy Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valueline-resource-center-registration-41324806609
Classes
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Monday, March 05, 2018 - 1:00pm
Digital Literacy Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundamentals-of-microsoft-excel-registration-41325008212
Classes
Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of the instructor
Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:30am
Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-author-website-building-a-site-that-works-registration-41893878719
Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the instructor
Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp
Members $119, Public $139
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wordpress-bootcamp-creating-a-wordpress-website-and-how-to-use-it-registration-41893784437
Classes
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:30pm
Financial Literacy Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-insights-essentials-registration-41324912927
Classes
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:15pm
Financial Literacy Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/information-sources-on-private-companies-registration-41324945023
Classes
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00pm
with Cara Black
Members $199, Public $249
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshopping-your-villain-the-characters-we-love-to-hate-registration-42731566265
Classes
Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30am
with David Corbett
Members $189, Public $219
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-character-of-plot-registration-41431572950
Classes
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-perfect-pitch-and-the-quintessential-query-with-carlisle-webber-registration-42731683616
Classes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
Members $99, Public $119
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshopping-your-perfect-pitch-and-quintessential-query-with-carlisle-webber-registration-42732264353
Classes
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm
with Victoria Zackheim
Members $149, Public $179
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-acorn-class-growing-your-writing-ideas-registration-42731745802
Classes
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:00pm
MI Members $89, Public $109
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comics-and-graphic-novels-with-trina-robbins-registration-42731880204
Classes
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 10:30am
with Sandra Scofield
Members $129, Public $159
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aboutness-a-workshop-for-novelists-and-narrative-memoirists-registration-42731966462
Classes
Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays of the Month

The Mechanics' Institute offers thousands of digital titles that you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from anywhere there's an internet connection. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Value Line Resource Center

Financial Literacy Series

ValueLine is one of the most widely-used independent investment information publications. The online version contains information on more than 7,500 publicly traded companies, along with Mutual Fund Survey, Daily Options Survey, and a Special Situations service.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Monday, March 05, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fundamentals of Microsoft Excel

Digital Literacy Series

This class will share some of the basic ways to organize and format data in the almighty Excel spreadsheet. We'll be learning how to create and edit a worksheet, to use formulas within a cell, and to format and design your spreadsheet for your information needs.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp

Learn the basics and how to improve what you already have — featuring WordPress.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

WordPress Bootcamp: Creating a WordPress Website and How to Use It

Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp

Learn the basics of using a WordPress built website.

Members $119
Public $139

Classes
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Business Insights: Essentials

Financial Literacy Series

Obtain extensive company news and business/competitor intelligence, plus comprehensive financial overviews and performance ratings in this resource whose coverage is international in scope. We will explore how to access relevant articles published in scholarly journals, trade magazines, newsletters, and newspapers on specific companies, industries, or business topics.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays of the Month

The Mechanics' Institute offers thousands of digital titles that you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from anywhere there's an internet connection. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Information Sources on Private Companies

Financial Literacy Series

This tutorial demonstrates resources, both web-based and print, that provide relevant information on private firms.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshopping Your Villain: The Characters We Love to Hate

with Cara Black

In this afternoon workshop you’ll learn techniques for creating and writing a memorable villain. A villain you love to hate who orchestrates the plot of your story. The villain is the architect of noir, the raison d’etre of the crime novel.

Members $199
Public $249

Classes
Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

The Character of Plot

with David Corbett

Forget arbitrary plot points and formulaic three-act structure. In this day-long workshop, award-winning writer and teacher David Corbett will guide students in the craft of building compelling plots by focusing on creating and developing strong, complex characters with profound, mutually incompatible needs and desires, and letting those competing longings drive the action.

Members $189
Public $219

Classes
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays of the Month

The Mechanics' Institute offers thousands of digital titles that you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from anywhere there's an internet connection. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Perfect Pitch and the Quintessential Query with Carlisle Webber

Writing a 100,000-word novel can seem like an easy task when you’re faced with the challenge of summing it up in a 250-word query. Learn how to write a query that will catch an agent’s attention and convince them to take a look at your novel. You’ll also learn how to pitch your book in person at a writers conference.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshopping Your Perfect Pitch and Quintessential Query with Carlisle Webber

This is a hands-on workshop for your specific pitch and query.

Members $99
Public $119

Classes
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The Acorn Class: Growing Your Writing Ideas

with Victoria Zackheim

We've all been struck by that acorn—that nut of an idea—but what to do with it? In this course, we'll explore how one little idea can be nurtured and developed into many media possibilities: short story or poem, feature film or documentary, essay, memoir, novel, theater play. You'll share an idea and together we'll explore all the possibilities…and then you will write! 

Members $149
Public $179

Classes
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays of the Month

The Mechanics' Institute offers thousands of digital titles that you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from anywhere there's an internet connection. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Comics and Graphic Novels with Trina Robbins

Superheroes will never die, but since the beginning of this century there has been more and more interest in non-superhero comics and graphic novels on every subject. Graphic novels are sold in bookstores and featured on library shelves.  Even if you’re drawing your own comic, you still need to write it.

MI Members $89
Public $109

Classes
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

"Aboutness"-- A Workshop for Novelists and Narrative Memoirists

with Sandra Scofield

You can write a narrative all the way to the end and still not be able to say what it is about. Uh-oh. Learn how to capture the essence of a story in a few clear sentences. That analysis becomes a North Star for your character and plot development. It is your way into drafting or revising a story, and it's your way into convincing someone they really should read it.

Members $129
Public $159

Classes
Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Classes
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.