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Events at the Mechanics' Institute

Classes
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

NaNoWriMo: What Now?

Whether you finished your 50,000 words, started a solid writing practice but didn't quite reach the finish line, or flopped magnificently -- come to this class to learn about resources for revising your writing. We'll discuss what we learned during NaNoWriMo, strategies for approaching revision, and how to start and sustain a writers' critique group.

Members only - Free
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Classes
Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Tech Office Hours

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Reserve a half hour one-on-one appointment with a librarian to work on questions regarding your email, ebook readers, making the best use of the Library's online features, safely managing your social media accounts, or (almost) any other computer- or technology-related questions.

Members only - Free
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Activities
Friday, December 09, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tour of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Come take a tour of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a local innovation hub that provides support and mentorship via training and events to entrepreneurs.

Members & Public $5

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:00pm

Tied Up in Tinsel

by Ngaio Marsh

Inspector Roderick Alleyn and his wife team up to find a missing man -- and to unravel the glaring truth from the glittering tinsel in this Christmas-time mystery.

Members Only; Free
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Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Second Tuesday TED Talk

Topic TBD

Bring your lunch and curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts with fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff. An informal discussion will follow the viewing. Walk-ins welcome. No registration required.

 

Members only - Free
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 6:45pm

Troubles

by J. G. Farrell

After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is strangely altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a spectacular decline...

Members Only; Free
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Activities
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Annual Members' Holiday Gathering

Hors d'oeuvres, gourmet cheeses, delectable desserts, and tempting libations!

Members & Their Guests $15

Activities
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch with the MI Indie Publishing Working Group

Indie or Traditional Publishing: Six Things You Need to Know Before 2017

Come to this presentation by the MI Indie Publishers' Working Group to hear about key pros and cons of publishing your book yourself, with an independent company, or via the traditional agent-corporate route.

Members only - Free
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Classes
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eComics, eMagazines, eAudiobooks

Every 3rd Wednesday 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, eComics, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.

Members only - Free
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Book Group Meetings - Virginia Woolf Readers’ Group
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 5:30pm

The Voyage Out

by Virginia Woolf

Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage.

Members Only; Free
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