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Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, September 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, September 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
by Deborah Levy
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, September 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm
author Tom Standage in conversation with Dr. Moira Gunn, Host of Tech Nation (NPR)
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-brief-history-of-motion-from-the-wheel-to-the-car-to-what-comes-next-tickets-167125034477
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 6:00pm
September 2021 CinemaLit: Cinema from the Americas
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-zoom-discussion-of-the-official-story-1985-112-minutes-registration-169194081051
Classes, Club Events
Monday, September 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.
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-172334435937
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, September 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.
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
A conversation between Hella Town author Mitchell Schwarzer and restoration architect Tom Lewis
Members of AIA & Mechanics' Institute $10 with Promo Code, General Admission $15, Students $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-space-essays-on-culture-race-writing-tickets-161831621737
Activities
Thursday, September 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-tips-for-hybrid-working-and-work-from-home-tickets-157881837827
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 6:00pm
October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-dinner-at-eight-1933-113-minutes-registration-172381647147
Classes, Club Events
Monday, October 04, 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, October 06, 2021 - 1:00pm
Messaging Made Simple.
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/email-basics-messaging-made-simple-tickets-174529651887
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, October 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, October 06, 2021 - 6:00pm
with Matthew Félix
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-marketing-demystified-with-matthew-felix-tickets-169527211453
Activities
Thursday, October 07, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 6:00pm
With Malcolm Margolin, Paul Hawken and Friends - including Michelle La Pena (Pit River Tribe), Claire Greensfelder and other invited guests. Cosponsored by Heyday and California Institute for Community, Art & Nature
Members of Mechanics' Institute and cosponsors Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-hanging-out-wanderings-and-wonderment-in-native-california-tickets-169543235381
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, October 08, 2021 - 6:00pm
October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-it-happened-one-night-1934-105-minutes-registration-172393362187
Classes, Club Events
Monday, October 11, 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, October 12, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, October 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.
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
by Graham Greene
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 14, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:30pm
Author Jennifer De Leon in conversation with poet Norma Liliana Valdez, moderated by writer Sara Campos. Cosponsored by LatinX in Publishing and Mesa Refuge.
Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-space-essays-on-culture-race-writing-tickets-161831621737
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm
All About Beta Readers
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-all-about-beta-readers-tickets-175810452797
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-the-thin-man-1934-93-minutes-registration-172400974957
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00am
Discover your inner hero or heroine in a personal story by identifying its parallel archetype
MI Members $10, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-heroic-archetype-tickets-166538149087
Classes, Club Events
Monday, October 18, 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, October 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.
Activities
Thursday, October 21, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:00pm
with author Heather Clark
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-comet-the-short-life-and-blazing-art-of-sylvia-plath-tickets-169386749327
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:00pm
October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-theodora-goes-wild-1936-94-minutes-registration-172405819447
Classes, Club Events
Monday, October 25, 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, October 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.
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
with artist Rene Yung
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-migrating-across-borders-with-artist-rene-yung-tickets-170221544221
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
by Edmund Gosse
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 28, 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
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-design-for-living-1933-91-minutes-registration-172415688967
Classes, Club Events
Monday, November 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.
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, November 03, 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, November 04, 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
Saturday, November 06, 2021 - 10:00am
with Jennifer Chen Tran, Esq. and Joseph Perry, Esq.
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-intellectual-property-and-first-amendment-law-in-publishing-tickets-173904191117
Classes, Club Events
Monday, November 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.
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, November 10, 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, November 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
by Maggie O'Farrell
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, November 11, 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, November 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.
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, November 17, 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
Monday, November 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.
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, November 24, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
by Sigrid Nunez
Members Free
Classes
Wednesday, September 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, September 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Swimming home

by Deborah Levy

Discuss Swimming Home by Deborah Levy with fellow members.

Members Free

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

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm

A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next, on Zoom

author Tom Standage in conversation with Dr. Moira Gunn, Host of Tech Nation (NPR)

With A Brief History of Motion, author Tom Standage looks to the past in a sweeping social history of the car in order to imagine a future that perhaps exists without it. This event will be held on Zoom. Co-sponsored by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

CinemaLit Films
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - The Official Story (1985) – 112 minutes

September 2021 CinemaLit: Cinema from the Americas

A woman comes to suspect her adopted daughter's birth parents were victims of state-sponsored terrorism in this devastating drama and Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, September 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.

Activities
Wednesday, September 29, 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 Mechanics' 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

Classes
Wednesday, September 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.

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:00pm

Architecture + the City Festival -- Uncovering Race, Place and Patterns of Urbanization

A conversation between Hella Town author Mitchell Schwarzer and restoration architect Tom Lewis

The conversation will explore what defines a place, its history and community through its landmarks, design and demographics. What successes and failures of the past can shape the future of SF and the Bay Area. This event will take place on Zoom

Members of AIA & Mechanics' Institute $10 with Promo Code
General Admission $15
Students $5

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

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Productivity Tips for Hybrid Working and Work from Home

with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling

As we enter the next phase of the “no longer new” normal, it’s time to reassess, re-evaluate, and embrace a more productive lifestyle.

Support This Event

CinemaLit Films
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit - Dinner at Eight (1933) – 113 minutes

October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit

A flighty high society hostess plans a fancy dinner party for Lord and Lady Ferncliff amidst love affairs and shady deals in this sublime all-star ensemble comedy-drama.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, October 04, 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, October 06, 2021 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

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

Classes
Wednesday, October 06, 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
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Book Marketing Demystified

with Matthew Félix

Join author and book-marketing strategist Matthew Felix  for a discussion about book marketing.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 6:00pm

Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California, on Zoom

With Malcolm Margolin, Paul Hawken and Friends - including Michelle La Pena (Pit River Tribe), Claire Greensfelder and other invited guests. Cosponsored by Heyday and California Institute for Community, Art & Nature

Join Malcolm Margolin and friends for an evening of provocative yet joyful conversation about California’s indigenous peoples' resilience, traditonal ecological knowledge, and the fundamental cultural changes needed to stop climate disruption. 

Members of Mechanics' Institute and cosponsors Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

CinemaLit Films
Friday, October 08, 2021 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit - It Happened One Night (1934) – 105 minutes

October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit

Colbert is a madcap heiress on the run, and Gable is an ambitious reporter in pursuit. This comedy masterpiece, winner of five Academy Awards, has been a template of rom-coms for decades.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, October 11, 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, October 12, 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. Knit Happens bimonthly: every second and last Tuesday. All skill levels welcome — join us!

Members Free

Classes
Wednesday, October 13, 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, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

The Power and the Glory

by Graham Greene

Discuss The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:30pm

White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, on Zoom

Author Jennifer De Leon in conversation with poet Norma Liliana Valdez, moderated by writer Sara Campos. Cosponsored by LatinX in Publishing and Mesa Refuge.

Author Jennifer De Leon talks with poet Norma Liliana Valdez about Jennifer's experiences as a child of immigrants, returning to Guatemala in search of her identity, and the cultural and economic challenges for immigrants. Moderated by writer Sara Campos.

Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers Lunch

All About Beta Readers

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. Join us, share, and learn! This month we discuss using a Beta Reader.

Support This Event

CinemaLit Films
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit - The Thin Man (1934) – 93 minutes

October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit

This is the original film that spawned the beloved Thin Man series starring Powell and Loy as highball-swilling detectives Nick and Nora Charles, assisted ably by their fox terrier Asta.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

What's Your Heroic Archetype?

Discover your inner hero or heroine in a personal story by identifying its parallel archetype

Kate Farrell, author of Story Power, will explore inclusive legends and myths that add dimension to your own life journey using simple prompts and exercises to stimulate your memories and imaginations.

MI Members $10
Public $15

Classes
Monday, October 18, 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, October 20, 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, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, on Zoom

with author Heather Clark

Author Heather Clark talks about her book Red Comet, a biography of the brilliant poet Sylvia Plath.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

CinemaLit Films
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit - Theodora Goes Wild (1936) – 94 minutes

October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit

Theodora is a prim schoolteacher who rocks her small town by writing a racy best selling novel. Star Dunne was nominated for an Academy Award, a rare feat for a comedy performance.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, October 25, 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, October 27, 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
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Art Migrating Across Borders

with artist Rene Yung

Join artist Rene Yung on a journey that traverses visual art, civic engagement, writing, history, archaeology, and cultural activism, and weaves together memory and belonging, community and place.

Support This Event

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Father & Son

by Edmund Gosse

Discuss Father & Son by Edmund Gosse with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

CinemaLit Films
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit - Design for Living (1933) – 91 minutes

October 2021 CinemaLit: Classics With Wit

Hopkins can't decide between March and Cooper, so the three cohabitate with comedic complications ensuing.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, November 01, 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, November 03, 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, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Saturday, November 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Basics of Intellectual Property and First Amendment Law in the Publishing Industry

with Jennifer Chen Tran, Esq. and Joseph Perry, Esq.

Join us and gain an understanding of the contours of intellectual property law and how to better protect yourself as a writer.

Support This Event

Classes
Monday, November 08, 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, November 10, 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, November 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Hamnet

by Maggie O'Farrell

Discuss Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Classes
Monday, November 15, 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, November 17, 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.

Classes
Monday, November 22, 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, November 24, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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