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Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
Bi-monthly: Second and Last Tuesday of Each Month
Free
Chess Tournaments, Club Events
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
via chess.com
Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Vladimir Nabokov
Free
Activities
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm
a conversation with Armand Baltazar
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-and-illustrating-your-own-stories-with-armand-baltazar-tickets-105171538904
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
May 2020 - The British New Wave
Members Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-a-zoom-discussion-of-if-1969-111-minutes-registration-104365957388
Chess Tournaments, Scholastic Events
Monday, June 01, 2020 - 8:00am
Tournaments & Classes
Free for anyone
Activities, Club Events
Monday, June 01, 2020 - 5:00pm
Free
Chess Tournaments, Club Events
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 6:30pm
via chess.com
Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 12:00pm
a conversation with historian John Lumea and designer Brian Stokle
Free to all.
Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 12:00pm
a conversation with Bonnie Lee and Taryn Edwards
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-shop-favorite-books-for-writers-tickets-105027116934
Summertime quote
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, June 05, 2020 - 6:00pm
June 2020 - Love and Romance in Full Color
Members Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zoom-discussion-of-summertime-1955-99-minutes-registration-106026584368
Chess Tournaments, Scholastic Events
Monday, June 08, 2020 - 8:00am
Tournaments & Classes
Free for anyone
Chess Tournaments, Club Events
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 6:30pm
via chess.com
Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
Vladimir Nabokov
Free
Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Book cover and author
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
Author James Nestor in conversation on Zoom with respiratory experts Professor Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mike Mew, cosponsored by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public Free, Members of Goethe-Institut San Francisco Free, Members of Gray Area Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breath-the-new-science-of-a-lost-art-on-zoom-registration-105453203370
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 6:00pm
June 2020 - Love and Romance in Faraway Places
Members Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zoom-discussion-of-black-orpheus-1959-100-minutes-registration-106149114860
Chess Tournaments, Scholastic Events
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 8:00am
Tournaments & Classes
Free for anyone
Chess Tournaments, Club Events
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:30pm
via chess.com
Free
Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 6:00pm
June 2020 - Love and Romance in Full Color
Members Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zoom-discussion-of-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow-1963-119-minutes-registration-106159869026
Chess Tournaments, Scholastic Events
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:00am
Tournaments & Classes
Free for anyone
Chess Tournaments, Club Events
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
via chess.com
Free
Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00pm
June 2020 - Love and Romance in Full Color
Members Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zoom-discussion-of-the-umbrellas-of-cherbourg-1964-91-minutes-registration-106163862972
Chess Tournaments, Scholastic Events
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:00am
Tournaments & Classes
Free for anyone
Chess Tournaments, Club Events
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
via chess.com
Free
Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Bi-monthly: Second and Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our bi-monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Free
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Online Chess Weekly

via chess.com

Weekly Online Tournaments via chess.com
Various time controls, and start times.

For complete schedule, please check: www.milibrary.org/chess-tournaments/online-tournaments-events-every-day-chesscom
Any questions?
Email chessroom@milibrary.org

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Virtual Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Pale Fire discussion over Zoom

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov wrote Pale Fire, a nonlinear work of suspense, in 1962. This novel includes fictional poet John Shade, and his academic colleague, Charles Kinbote, who work out their ideas in various forms of print, from poetry to literary criticism. Join fellow members to discuss this work by one of the most celebrated twentieth-century prose stylists.

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writing and Illustrating your Own Stories

a conversation with Armand Baltazar

Join librarian Taryn Edwards in conversation with artist Armand Baltazar who will provide tips and insights on writing and illustrating your own stories. In parternship with the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.

Members & Public Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Discussion of if.... (1969) 111 min

May 2020 - The British New Wave

A Zoom discussion of if...: Malcolm McDowell made his film debut in this funny and subversive allegory about a rebellion at an all boys school.

Members Free
Public Free

Chess Tournaments
Monday, June 01, 2020 - 8:00am

Mechanics' Chess Kids Weekly Events

Tournaments & Classes

Online tournaments for our scholastic players via chesskid.com: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Online classes weekly via zoom.

Free for anyone
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, June 01, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Writers' Group Meet and Greet

Do you have a manuscript that’s been collecting dust in the attic, or one that’s fresh on the page? Mechanics' Institute currently hosts 12 groups and two of them need new members! Please come to this meet and greet to see if these groups are for you!

Free
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Online Chess Weekly

via chess.com

Weekly Online Tournaments via chess.com
Various time controls, and start times.

For complete schedule, please check: www.milibrary.org/chess-tournaments/online-tournaments-events-every-day-chesscom
Any questions?
Email chessroom@milibrary.org

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

New Suit for an Old Phoenix? The San Francisco Flag Reconsidered

a conversation with historian John Lumea and designer Brian Stokle

Join us for a discussion of the lost design history of San Francisco's municipal flag followed by a look at a new design by Brian Stokle.

Free to all.
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

How do the New Tax Laws Affect You, the Writer

a conversation with Bonnie Lee and Taryn Edwards

Join librarian Taryn Edwards and tax expert Bonnie Lee for a conversation about tax laws and writing. This free event is coordinated in parternship with the San Francisco Writers Conference, the Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.

Members & Public Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, June 05, 2020 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Discussion of Summertime (1955) 99 min

June 2020 - Love and Romance in Full Color

A Zoom discussion of Summertime: A Lonely American woman finds romance in Venice. Starring Katharine Hepburn and Rosanno Brazzi.

Members Free
Public Free

Chess Tournaments
Monday, June 08, 2020 - 8:00am

Mechanics' Chess Kids Weekly Events

Tournaments & Classes

Online tournaments for our scholastic players via chesskid.com: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Online classes weekly via zoom.

Free for anyone
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Online Chess Weekly

via chess.com

Weekly Online Tournaments via chess.com
Various time controls, and start times.

For complete schedule, please check: www.milibrary.org/chess-tournaments/online-tournaments-events-every-day-chesscom
Any questions?
Email chessroom@milibrary.org

Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Pale Fire discussion over Zoom

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov wrote Pale Fire, a nonlinear work of suspense, in 1962. This novel includes fictional poet John Shade, and his academic colleague, Charles Kinbote, who work out their ideas in various forms of print, from poetry to literary criticism. Join fellow members to discuss this work by one of the most celebrated twentieth-century prose stylists.

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, on Zoom

Author James Nestor in conversation on Zoom with respiratory experts Professor Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mike Mew, cosponsored by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut

Tech and the City Series co-sponsored by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut

Now, in the time of COVID 19 when respiratory health is on everyone’s mind, James Nestor’s latest book examines the often misunderstood and overlooked science of breathing.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Public Free
Members of Goethe-Institut San Francisco Free
Members of Gray Area Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Discussion of Black Orpheus (1959) 100 min

June 2020 - Love and Romance in Faraway Places

 

A Zoom discussion of Black Orpheus: a retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set during the Carnival in Brazil.

Members Free
Public Free

Chess Tournaments
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 8:00am

Mechanics' Chess Kids Weekly Events

Tournaments & Classes

Online tournaments for our scholastic players via chesskid.com: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Online classes weekly via zoom.

Free for anyone
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Online Chess Weekly

via chess.com

Weekly Online Tournaments via chess.com
Various time controls, and start times.

For complete schedule, please check: www.milibrary.org/chess-tournaments/online-tournaments-events-every-day-chesscom
Any questions?
Email chessroom@milibrary.org

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Discussion of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) 119 min

June 2020 - Love and Romance in Full Color

A Zoom discussion of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Loren and Mastrioianni play three different couples in this anthology about love and desire.

Members Free
Public Free

Chess Tournaments
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:00am

Mechanics' Chess Kids Weekly Events

Tournaments & Classes

Online tournaments for our scholastic players via chesskid.com: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Online classes weekly via zoom.

Free for anyone
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Online Chess Weekly

via chess.com

Weekly Online Tournaments via chess.com
Various time controls, and start times.

For complete schedule, please check: www.milibrary.org/chess-tournaments/online-tournaments-events-every-day-chesscom
Any questions?
Email chessroom@milibrary.org

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Discussion of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) 91 min

June 2020 - Love and Romance in Full Color

A Zoom discussion of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg: In this musical romance, a beautiful but poor young woman struggles to remain loyal to the man she loves.

Members Free
Public Free

Chess Tournaments
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:00am

Mechanics' Chess Kids Weekly Events

Tournaments & Classes

Online tournaments for our scholastic players via chesskid.com: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Online classes weekly via zoom.

Free for anyone
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Online Chess Weekly

via chess.com

Weekly Online Tournaments via chess.com
Various time controls, and start times.

For complete schedule, please check: www.milibrary.org/chess-tournaments/online-tournaments-events-every-day-chesscom
Any questions?
Email chessroom@milibrary.org

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free