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Activities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch

A mixer to fill and form writers' groups!

Are you interested in joining a writers' group or connecting with other MI writers? Come to this networking hour and learn about the writers' groups that are currently looking for new members and meet other writers that are interested in forming a group.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice after Wrongful Convictions

Author Lara Bazelon in conversation with Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods

Two experts in criminal justice discuss righting the injustice of wrongful accusation and conviction in California.

Members FREE
Public $15

Activities
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Patsy (1928)

Funny Ladies

With Special Guest author and historian Matthew Kennedy

A teenager with a crush on her sister’s boyfriend strives to win his attention.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

How to Apply for Creative Writing Grants

This workshop is open to writers who are considering applications for--or wish to learn about--writing grants, fellowships, scholarships, or residencies. 

Mechanics' Institute Members $39
Tri-Valley Writers Club Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Zines!

Tell your story, arrange your artwork, and explore yourself using this innovative book format

Zines! is a whirlwind hands-on workshop focused on the history, culture, and practice of zine making.

Members $49
Public $59

Classes
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of the Month

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.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Believer: A Literary Celebration presented by The Believer magazine, with Ted Gioia

A literary celebration presented by The Believer with Bay Area authors.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
The Believer Readers Free
Public $15

Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, August 02, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"The Tomb of Wrestling"

by Jo Ann Beard

An experimental story about a home invasion, "The Tomb of Wrestling" changes the reader's point of view and takes a nonlinear approach to storytelling.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, August 02, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Discovering The Lost Stories of 800 Pioneer Women

This thirty-minute program introduces The Society of California Pioneers Museum and Library's new online resource for writers, teachers, scholars, genealogists, and armchair historians: Her Side of the Story; Tales of California Pioneer Women

Members & Public Free

Classes
Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Blindness

by Jose Saramago

An epidemic of "white blindness" infects a whole city as victims are captured and thrown into an insane asylum. Guards are told to kill anyone who escapes. But what happens when one intrepid soul fakes her blindness in order to be with her husband?

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursday of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Members Only; Free

Activities
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 6:30pm

The San Francisco Civic Center: A History of the Design, Controversies, and Realization of a City Beautiful Masterpiece

Cosponsored by AIA and San Francisco Historical Society

Author James Haas discusses the City Beautiful movement with John King, Urban Design critic of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Members of AIA and SFHS Free
Public $15

CinemaLit Films
Friday, August 09, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lover Come Back (1961)

Special Guest: author and historian Matthew Kennedy

A couple of Madison Ave. ad execs shrewdly stymie, scam and seduce each othe

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

39 Steps

by John Buchan

When Hannay is wrongly accused of murder, he finds himself on the run, chased by both the police and a ring of spies who are intent on stealing British military secrets. To prove his innocence and also protect Britain, Hannay must solve the riddle of the 39 Steps.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:30pm

An Evening with the Eugene O'Neill Foundation

An Evening with the Eugene O'Neill Foundation and Festival, with Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes and actors.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of EOF Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch

A Novel Plan: The Art of Outlining Your Fiction

Our speakers will share the approaches that have garnered them bestseller status, awards and rave reviews. 

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp

Learn the basics and how to improve what you already have -- featuring WordPress.

Mechanics' Institute Members $39
Tri-Valley Writers Club Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

WordPress Bootcamp: Creating a WordPress Website and How to Use It

Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp

Learn the basics of using a WordPress-built website.

Mechanics' Institute Members $119
Tri-Valley Writers Club Members $119
Public $139

Classes
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

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.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks

Third 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, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Summer Book

by Tove Jannson

Through twenty-two vignettes, Jannson illustrates how on a small events feel monumental, and how both the young and old ask similar questions of life. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Find your perfect Beta Reader: a gathering to connect writers and readers

Find your perfect Beta Reader

Have you written a novel and are now looking for readers to help transform your book from good to great? Do you need honest feedback about your writing style, pacing, dialogue, premise, plot, story arc, and character development?

Members Only: Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Splendid City with Author Terence Clarke

Terence Clarke's novel tells of Pablo Neruda's daring escape from Chile to Argentina in 1949.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Friends of Tango Califia Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Born Yesterday (1950)

Directed by George Cukor

A multimillionaire hires a D.C. journalist to refine his mistress, with unintended results.

 

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of the Month

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.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Mapping the City: A discussion of the 1854 map drawn by R.P. Bridgens

with Jimmie Schein from Schein & Schein Antique Maps and Prints

Gracing the Library's 2nd floor, this excessively rare map is among the earliest printed maps of San Francisco and is notable for its grand dimensions and wonderful vignettes of the city's landmarks and architecture.

Members & Public $5

Activities
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Influencer Outreach with Judy Baker

We want blurbs for our books. How do you get them? In this workshop we cover the step-by-step actions for cultivating connections, building long-term relationships with influencers, and the value of being generous.

Members $59
Public $69

Classes
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Building Your Author Platform

From Strategy to Action

This workshop is designed to help independent authors overcome the most challenging issues in book marketing, including how to plan for a successful book launch.

Members $59
Public $69

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Too Loud a Solitude

by Bohumil Hrabal

This work celebrates the indestructibility of ideas and the power of the written word.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Intro to Memoir

In this 90-minute class, Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press and teacher of many popular online memoir classes at MagicofMemoir.com, will present what makes a memoir a memoir. 

Mechanics' Institute Members $29
Public $39

Classes
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Advanced Memoir -- Craft and Techniques

In these three hours you’ll be treated to Brooke Warner’s enthusiasm for the memoir genre and its craft.

Mechanics' Institute Members $59
Public $69

Classes
Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 09, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Down the River Unto the Sea

by Walter Mosley

Joe King Oliver was one of NYPD's finest until he was framed by department insiders and sent to Rikers. A fishy letter addressed to King turns up ten years later while King is a private eye. A woman admits she was paid to frame King. Will King, with help from his teenage daughter, solve his own mystery and expose corruption leading to police killings?

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Proust Seminar with Dr. Mark Calkins

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known in English as Remembrance of Things Past) is a monumental, seven-volume novel that Edmund White calls, "the most respected novel of the twentieth century." Whether you've been too intimidated to begin the novel, already wrestled with Proust's dense prose, or know the joys of savoring his work, you'll find something of value in reading it with an expert guide.

Members $70
Public $100

Classes
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm

The Comparative Literature Seminar with Dr. Mark Calkins

The Comparative Literature seminar currently alternates reading works of world fiction and theory.

Members $70
Public $100

Classes
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursday of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Members Only; Free

Activities
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Am I descended from royalty or farmers?

An Ancestry workshop

Come dive into Ancestry Library Edition to find out where your ancestors really came from, what they did for a living, and much more.

Members only; Free

Classes
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks

Third 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, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

What Maisie Knew

by Henry James

Told through a child's-eye view, Henry James' experimental 1897 novel is a study of how querulous relationships between irresponsible parties exploit innocent bystanders.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

ABI/Inform Collection: Helping today's researchers solve tomorrow's problems

This resource is a recent addition to the Library's business and financial subscription databases.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

What's Your Story? Become an Unforgettable Storyteller

How to create, frame, and tell memorable stories for every occasion

Presented by Kate Farrell, author, librarian, storyteller, and founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project.

Members $25
Public $35

Classes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of the Month

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.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

How to Write Stunning Sentences with Nina Schuyler

What sentences do you craft to capture anxiety? Thought? A reminiscent narrator? What kind of sentence creates a feeling of euphoria? Of exhaustion? By the end of this class, you will have mastered the art of writing sentences that do more than move the story along.

Members $60
Public $75

Classes
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Writing the Past: The Truth of Historical Fiction

In this workshop, we'll examine the basics--from research to voice to pacing--in creating works of historical fiction.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Clues to Writing a Mystery

Cozy, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, police procedural, thriller. All can be found on the mystery shelf, but each of these sub-genres has its own rules. In this workshop, we'll discuss the differences but focus on the common essential elements: plot and character.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Shop Smarter: Consumer Reports Online

Learn to navigate Consumer Reports' online portal. Attendees will explore how to locate reviews, compare products, and make secure online purchases.

Members Only; Free

Activities
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tour of Raff Distillerie

Come tour the facility of Raff Distillerie and learn about the craft and history of distilling in San Francisco by master distiller Carter Raff.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Value Line Resource Center

Smart Research, Smarter Investing

Learn about Value Line's ranking system for stocks, and how to access feature articles and analysts' commentaries.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Am I descended from royalty or farmers?

An Ancestry workshop

Come dive into Ancestry Library Edition to find out where your ancestors really came from, what they did for a living, and much more.

Members only; Free

Activities
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Activities
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Classes
Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Activities
Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Financial Intelligence Pays Off

Morningstar provides investment research, analysis and recommendations for thousands of mutual funds and stocks.

Members Only; Free

Activities
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18)

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.