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Classes, Club Events
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 - 12:00pm
 
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-210047416477
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 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, December 02, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members & Guests Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biannual-members-meeting-of-mechanics-institute-tickets-208952331047
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 6:00pm
 
interviewed by Matthew Félix
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-adventure-and-memoir-writing-with-maxine-schur-and-diane-lebow-tickets-205787936257
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, December 03, 2021 - 6:00pm
 
December 2021 CinemaLit Season Finale
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-fiddler-on-the-roof1971-181-minutes-registration-199491934747
Classes, Club Events
Monday, December 06, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 - 12:00pm
 
with Debra Eckerling
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goal-setting-simplified-for-2022-tickets-194724936527
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 - 7:00pm
 
Saul Bellow
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 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, December 09, 2021 - 5:30pm
 
Onsite at Mechanics' Institute!
Members and Guests $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mechanics-institute-members-holiday-gathering-tickets-213087028037
Activities, Club Events
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
 
with Lorne Buchman and Tom Stern
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-to-know-with-lorne-buchman-tickets-185159295437
Classes, Club Events
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Activities
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 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
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
 
moderated by Rick Homan
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-the-same-only-different-tickets-198558512857
Classes, Club Events
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
 
Chinua Achebe
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Activities
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 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
Classes, Club Events
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
Check out the Chess Department offerings
Members may join free or for a registration fee., Most are open for public for a registration fee.
Activities
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 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, January 06, 2022 - 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 Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
 
by Sigrid Nunez
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Activities
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 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, January 20, 2022 - 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 Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:00pm
 
William Kennedy
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-literature-book-group-tickets-174369823837
Activities
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 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, February 03, 2022 - 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
Classes
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Classes & Tournaments for Adults

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Online ClassesEvents & Tournaments, and Services

Monday 4-5:30PM: Chess Cafe
Monday 6-7PM: Class with GM Nick de Firmian
Wednesday 5-6PM: Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
Wednesday 6:30-8PM: Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Wednesday 7-8PM: Class for Beginners with IM Elliott Winslow
Sunday 10AM-12PM: Free Women's Class by Sophie Adams

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Activities
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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

Classes
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Events for Kids

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Classes - Clubs - Camps - Tournaments

If you wish to get updates on our online offerings, including classes, camps, and tournaments,
please fill out our google form: https://forms.gle/ZDhJB9cQHZkEo4h86

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 5:30pm

Bi-Annual Members' Meeting of Mechanics' Institute, Onsite and on Zoom

Join us for our Bi-Annual Members Meeting of Mechanics' Institute on Zoom and on site, to hear from fellow members, staff, and trustees.

Members & Guests Free

Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Afghanistan, Women's Adventure, and Travel Writing with Maxine Rose Schur and Diane LeBow

interviewed by Matthew Félix

Join Maxine Rose Schur and Diane LeBow for their insights into the art of travel writing.

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CinemaLit Films
Friday, December 03, 2021 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit - Fiddler on the Roof (1971) – 181 minutes ONSITE at Mechanics' Institute

December 2021 CinemaLit Season Finale

The story of Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman "scratching out a living" to feed his family as tsarist Russia moves toward revolution.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, December 06, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Classes & Tournaments for Adults

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Online ClassesEvents & Tournaments, and Services

Monday 4-5:30PM: Chess Cafe
Monday 6-7PM: Class with GM Nick de Firmian
Wednesday 5-6PM: Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
Wednesday 6:30-8PM: Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Wednesday 7-8PM: Class for Beginners with IM Elliott Winslow
Sunday 10AM-12PM: Free Women's Class by Sophie Adams

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Activities
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Goal-Setting Simplified for 2022

with Debra Eckerling

When do you start the New Year? Whether you kick off the New Year in DEBcember – like Goal-Setting Expert Debra Eckerling recommends – or prefer the more traditional January start, now is the perfect time to make new plans and set your 2022 up for success!

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Classes
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Events for Kids

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Classes - Clubs - Camps - Tournaments

If you wish to get updates on our online offerings, including classes, camps, and tournaments,
please fill out our google form: https://forms.gle/ZDhJB9cQHZkEo4h86

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Ravelstein

Saul Bellow

Join fellow members in a discussion of Ravelstein by Saul Bellow.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 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

Activities
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Make to Know: From Spaces of Uncertainty to Creative Discovery

with Lorne Buchman and Tom Stern

Join author Lorne M. Buchman and Tom Stern for a discussion about Buchman's new book Make to Know: From Spaces of Uncertainty to Creative Discovery.

Support This Event

Classes
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Classes & Tournaments for Adults

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Online ClassesEvents & Tournaments, and Services

Monday 4-5:30PM: Chess Cafe
Monday 6-7PM: Class with GM Nick de Firmian
Wednesday 5-6PM: Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
Wednesday 6:30-8PM: Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Wednesday 7-8PM: Class for Beginners with IM Elliott Winslow
Sunday 10AM-12PM: Free Women's Class by Sophie Adams

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Activities
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Knit Happens Online

Are you a crafty member of the Mechanics' Institute? Knit happens, but we'd love to see your crochet too! Bring a project and get to know your fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff over Zoom. All skill levels welcome — join us!

Members Free

Classes
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Events for Kids

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Classes - Clubs - Camps - Tournaments

If you wish to get updates on our online offerings, including classes, camps, and tournaments,
please fill out our google form: https://forms.gle/ZDhJB9cQHZkEo4h86

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Activities
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: The Same Only Different

moderated by Rick Homan

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. This month we discuss "the same only different" - should writers imitate other authors? Join us, share, and learn!

Support This Event

Classes
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Classes & Tournaments for Adults

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Online ClassesEvents & Tournaments, and Services

Monday 4-5:30PM: Chess Cafe
Monday 6-7PM: Class with GM Nick de Firmian
Wednesday 5-6PM: Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
Wednesday 6:30-8PM: Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Wednesday 7-8PM: Class for Beginners with IM Elliott Winslow
Sunday 10AM-12PM: Free Women's Class by Sophie Adams

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Classes
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Events for Kids

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Classes - Clubs - Camps - Tournaments

If you wish to get updates on our online offerings, including classes, camps, and tournaments,
please fill out our google form: https://forms.gle/ZDhJB9cQHZkEo4h86

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

Join fellow members in a discussion of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Classes
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Classes & Tournaments for Adults

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Online ClassesEvents & Tournaments, and Services

Monday 4-5:30PM: Chess Cafe
Monday 6-7PM: Class with GM Nick de Firmian
Wednesday 5-6PM: Free Adult Beginner Class for Mechanics' Members
Wednesday 6:30-8PM: Class with FM Paul Whitehead
Wednesday 7-8PM: Class for Beginners with IM Elliott Winslow
Sunday 10AM-12PM: Free Women's Class by Sophie Adams

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Classes
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Various Chess Events for Kids

Check out the Chess Department offerings

Classes - Clubs - Camps - Tournaments

If you wish to get updates on our online offerings, including classes, camps, and tournaments,
please fill out our google form: https://forms.gle/ZDhJB9cQHZkEo4h86

Members may join free or for a registration fee.
Most are open for public for a registration fee.

Activities
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, January 06, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

The Friend

by Sigrid Nunez

Discuss The Friend by Sigrid Nunez with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Ironweed

William Kennedy

Join fellow members in a discussion of Ironweed by William Kennedy.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, February 03, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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