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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
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Activities
Thursday, December 01, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, December 01, 2022 - 5:30pm
 
Members & Guests Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biannual-members-meeting-of-mechanics-institute-tickets-324406367177
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, December 02, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
CinemaLit Season Finale: – Marion Davies: Queen of the Screen
Members Free, Public $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-the-cats-meow-2001-114-minutes-registration-453336580917
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
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Activities
Thursday, December 08, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, December 08, 2022 - 5:30pm
 
Onsite at Mechanics' Institute!
Members and Guests $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mechanics-institute-members-holiday-gathering-tickets-444299510797
Classes, Club Events
Friday, December 09, 2022 - 2:00pm
 
An Interactive How-To!
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flip-through-digital-magazines-an-interactive-how-to-onsite--tickets-440085386237
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
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Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
 
Hermann Broch
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Activities
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
moderated by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte
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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
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Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 - 6:30pm
 
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/460469194757
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 1:00pm
 
a private tour of the exhibition at the Chinese Historical Society
MI Members $15, Public $20
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-bruce-lee-a-tour-of-the-exhibit-at-the-chinese-historical-society-tickets-476661034987
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
 
Sigrid Undset
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Classes, Club Events
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 2:00pm
 
Smart research, smarter investing
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/value-line-resource-center-smart-research-smarter-investing-tickets-473027186047
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:00pm
 
with author Kim Bancroft
Members of MI FREE, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-themselves-into-history-tickets-477528640017
Activities, Club Events
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 12:00pm
 
moderated by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte
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Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 7:00pm
 
Colette
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Classes, Club Events
Friday, February 03, 2023 - 2:00pm
 
Messaging Made Simple.
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/email-basics-messaging-made-simple-tickets-460479264877
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 - 7:00pm
 
Christopher Isherwood
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Classes, Club Events
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 2:00pm
 
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-get-on-zoom-tickets-468808447687
Activities
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

In-person tours are back! If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the 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.

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Activities
Thursday, December 01, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, December 01, 2022 - 5:30pm

Biannual Members' Meeting of Mechanics' Institute, Onsite and on Zoom

Join us for our Biannual Members Meeting of Mechanics' Institute on Zoom and onsite, to hear from fellow members, staff, and trustees.

Members & Guests Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, December 02, 2022 - 6:00pm

The Cat's Meow (2001) 114 min -- ONSITE at Mechanics' Institute

CinemaLit Season Finale: – Marion Davies: Queen of the Screen

A fictional re-imagining of a notorious Hollywood scandal, with Marion Davies played by Kirsten Dunst.

Members Free
Public $10

Activities
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

In-person tours are back! If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the 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.

Support This Event

Activities
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, December 08, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, December 08, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Mechanics' Institute Members' Holiday Gathering

Onsite at Mechanics' Institute!

Members and guests, join us for our annual Members Holiday Gathering!

Members and Guests $10

Classes
Friday, December 09, 2022 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Flip Through Digital Magazines --ONSITE--

An Interactive How-To!

Did you know that your MI membership unlocks access to over 4,000 digital magazines? Learn how to access them in this interactive class!

Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

In-person tours are back! If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the 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.

Support This Event

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

The Sleepwalkers [Part 1 (The Romantic)]

Hermann Broch

Discuss The Sleepwalkers [Part 1 (The Romantic)] by Hermann Broch with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: Writing About Your Nearest and Dearest

moderated by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte

The Writers' Lunch is a casual chat with our writerly community on the 3rd Friday of each month. Join us this December when we discuss a very important skill: how to write about your nearest and dearest without getting into trouble.

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Activities
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

In-person tours are back! If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the 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.

Support This Event

Classes
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Understand Your iPhone!

Learn settings and features to extend your battery life and protect your privacy.

Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family

a private tour of the exhibition at the Chinese Historical Society

Join us for a private tour of the We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family exhibit at the Chinese Historical Society.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.

MI Members $15
Public $20

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Kristin Lavransdatter 1: The Wreath

Sigrid Undset

Discuss Kristin Lavransdatter 1: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset with fellow members.

Members Free

Classes
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Value Line Resource Center

Smart research, smarter investing

Investing in publicly traded stocks? Learn how to utilize Value Line Resource Center.

Members Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:00pm

Writing Themselves into History: Emily and Matilda Bancroft in Journals and Letters -- ONSITE at Mechanics' Institute

with author Kim Bancroft

Writing Themselves into History offers a rich immersion in nineteenth-century California, detailing Emily and Matilda Bancroft's experiences with public life, motherhood, and business against the backdrop of San Francisco’s high society and the state’s growth amidst the tumult of the American Civil War.

 

Members of MI FREE
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: Journal Writing for the New Year; How Journal Writing Can Support Your Writing Practice

moderated by Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte

The Writers' Lunch is a casual chat with our writerly community on the 3rd Friday of each month. Join us in the New Year when we discuss how journal writing can positively affect your writing practice.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

The Pure and the Impure

Colette

Discuss The Pure and the Impure by Colette with fellow members.

Members Free

Classes
Friday, February 03, 2023 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Email Basics

Messaging Made Simple.

Are you using a free email service such as Yahoo Mail, or Gmail? Learn helpful tips that will increase your effectiveness when using email.

Members Free

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Goodbye to Berlin

Christopher Isherwood

Discuss Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood with fellow members.

Members Free

Classes
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Learn How to Get On Zoom!

Learn How to Get On Zoom equips participants with the skills and knowledge to get the most out of Zoom.

Members Free