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Activities
Friday, May 24, 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, May 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit: Erin Brockovich (2000)

Farewell, Albert Finney

This irresistible investigative drama follows a single mother’s pursuit of justice for PG&E’s dumping of toxic waste.

 

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, May 25, 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, May 26, 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, May 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesdays 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, May 30, 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, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Productivity Hacks for Authors

Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing

Join the Women's National Book Association (SF Chapter) and learn how to manage your energy for maximum productivity with tools and tricks from author/yoga teachers and holistic lifestyle experts.

Members & Public Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit: Big Fish (2003)

Farewell, Albert Finney

An estranged son probes his dying Alabama father’s epic tales to ascertain the facts.

 

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

56th Arthur Stamer Memorial

6 Round Swiss

Members $45
Public $50
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 10:30am

Here’s to Your Career Change! Resume Makeover Clinic for Career Transitioning

Will you be looking for a new job in the new year? Join a group of career changers in an immersive resume makeover clinic with fellow job seekers. We will focus on creative techniques that can power you ahead as you transition to a new job function or industry. In your future job search you will be competing with applicants who have been there, done that, and have won awards doing it. Your successful career transition will require you to do more, and do things differently.

Members & Public Free

Classes
Saturday, June 01, 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, June 02, 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, June 05, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders

Lincoln's son, Willie, is sick upstairs in the White House. Despite an optimistic prognosis, tragedy strikes. Lincoln begins a series of visits to the crypt to hold the body of his eleven-year-old son. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 06, 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.

Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, June 07, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dandelion

by Lore Segal

Based on the true events of author Lore Segal's experiences, "Dandelion" was initially written in her twenties while in the Dominican Republic, only to be completed recently by Segal at ninety. 

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 08, 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, June 09, 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, June 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Neon Rain

by James Lee Burke

A young sex worker's body lay in the bayou. Detective Dave Robicheaux has a sharp-eye on Big Easy criminals, but his battles with alcohol and post-traumatic stress challenge his good nature in solving this whodunit.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

The White Devils’ Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown with author Julia Flynn Siler in conversation with Bonnie Tsui

Cosponsored by Litquake

Author Julia Flynn Siler discusses the history of Chinatown’s Cameron house with Bonnie Tsui.

Members FREE
Cameron House FREE
Litquake FREE
California Historical Society FREE
Public $15

Classes
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Information Sources (Competitive Intelligence) On Private Companies

It can be a challenge to find information on companies that are not publicly traded. This tutorial shows class attendees both web-based content and print resources that provide relevant information on these firms.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, June 15, 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, June 16, 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
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

Annual Bloomsday Celebration

Cosponsored by Consulate General of Ireland

Eat, Read, Drink and Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin with readings from James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Members & Public $15
Friends of Consulate General of Ireland $15.00

Activities
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 5:30pm

Long Form Writing Critique Group

"Open House"

The Long Form Writing Critique Group is seeking new members. Come attend this "Open House" to see if this group is right for you.

Members only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays 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, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Waiting Years

by Fumiko Enchi

The Waiting Years is Fumiko Enchi's story of an ill-fated upper-class family during Japan's Meiji period.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 20, 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, June 20, 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
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch

Finding a Beta Reader That's Not Your Mom

Are you looking for strategies on how to find a beta reader for your piece of writing? Come listen to this exciting panel of authors who can provide tips and tricks to help you widen your circle of readers.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 22, 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
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Create a Professional Literary Resume

Ready to elevate your writing career to the next level, but not sure how to present your background in an appropriately professional fashion?

Mechanics' Institute Members $29
Tri-Valley Writers Club Members $29
Public $39

Classes
Sunday, June 23, 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, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesdays 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.

Classes
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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
Thursday, June 27, 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, June 27, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Investment Information on the Web

Exploring Sites Beyond Morningstar and Value Line

Learn how to access investment research, analysis and buy/hold/sell recommendations for publicly traded companies.

Members Only; Free

Activities
Friday, June 28, 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, June 29, 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.

Activities
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration

Featuring readings, music, performance and song at DADA Bar

Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration featuring readings, music, performance and song at DADA Bar.

Members Free
Public Free

Classes
Sunday, June 30, 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 04, 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, July 06, 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 07, 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 11, 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 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Masters of Escape: True Tales from Paul Drexler's San Francisco Notorious: True Tales of Crime, Passion, and Murder

with Paul Drexler

Masters of escape are the rock stars of criminals; the smartest, most creative and daring convicts...

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 13, 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 14, 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 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.

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.

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.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

19th Charles Bagby Memorial

5 Round Swiss — One Day G/40,d5

Members $30
Public $35
More information
No registration required.

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 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 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
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.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

19th Vladimir Pafnutieff Memorial

5 Round Swiss — One Day G/40,d5

Members $30
Public $35
More information
No registration required.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

14th Bernardo Smith Memorial Under 2200

6 Round Swiss

Members $45
Public $50
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 - 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
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
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Independent Publishers Working Group

If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

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
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.

Classes
Saturday, August 24, 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 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
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 - 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
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

Classes
Sunday, September 01, 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, 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.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

19th Howard Donnelly Memorial

5 Round Swiss — One Day G/40,d5

Members $30
Public $35
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 07, 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 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.

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
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.

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
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
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 - 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 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.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

19th J.J. Dolan Memorial

5 Round Swiss — One Day G/40,d5

Members $30
Public $35
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, October 05, 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 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.

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
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.

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
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, October 26, 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 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
More information
No registration required.

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
More information
No registration required.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

48th Carroll Capps Memorial

6 Round Swiss

Members $45
Public $50
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, November 02, 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 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
More information
No registration required.

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
More information
No registration required.

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.

Chess Tournaments
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

19th Pierre St. Amant Memorial

5 Round Swiss — One Day G/40,d5

Members $30
Public $35
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, November 16, 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 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
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Independent Publishers Working Group

If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only; 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.

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.