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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Miguel Bonnefoy
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:15pm
Join a monthly evening of laughter and storytelling as local author & host of "The Moth," Corey Rosen, returns to Mechanics' Institute!
Members Free, Non-Members $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 6:00pm
April CinemaLit: International Coming of Age Films
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Poems of Chinese Exclusion (part of the Monday Noontime History Series)
Classes, Club Events
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 12:00pm
with writer and poet Jeffrey Thomas Leong
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:00pm
A Reading and Celebration of Human Poetic Expression, hosted by Sheryl J. Bize Boutte.
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Non-Member/Public $10
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - 12:00pm
by Xu Zechen
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $10
Writers' Groups, Club Events
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - 2:00pm
Let's meet to write, share, and discuss poetry!
Members Free
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 5:30pm
with Lead Chess Coach Marcie Yang
Members Free
Classes, Club Events
Friday, May 03, 2024 - 3:30pm
A skillshare series for Members where curiosity knows no bounds, and learning is a shared adventure!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 03, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month
Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, May 03, 2024 - 6:00pm
May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Classes, Club Events
Monday, May 06, 2024 - 12:00pm
with Glenn Lym, Documentarian
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 06, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - 6:00pm
with Kate Farrell
Members $150, Non-Members/Public $200
Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Vladimir Nabokov
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 09, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, May 09, 2024 - 6:00pm
with author Monika Zgustova in conversation with Sabrina Jaszi
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 10, 2024 - 5:00pm
New, long-time, and prospective members are invited to tour the Mechanics' Institute
Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, May 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Book Groups, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 12:00pm
by Tana French
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 6:00pm
Let the power of words bring us together for a night of strategic fun and community spirit. See you in the library!
Members - Free, Non-Members/Public - $5
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:30pm
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Non-Member/Public $10
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, May 17, 2024 - 6:00pm
May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 10:00am
Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library
Members Free, Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 10:00am
Come and join GM Jacek Stopa for his new set of one day intensive classes on openings!
Members $150, Non-Members $200
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 11:00am
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Classes, Club Events
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 12:00pm
with Glenn Lym, Documentarian
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 6:00pm
with Christopher Marmolejo
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Kōbō Abe
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 6:30pm
with acclaimed playwright Octavio Solis and director David Mendizábal
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Non-Member/Public $10
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 5:30pm
Members & their guests FREE
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 27, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 12:00pm
Support This Event
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 6:15pm
Join a monthly evening of laughter and storytelling as local author & host of "The Moth," Corey Rosen, returns to Mechanics' Institute!
Members Free, Non-Members $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 6:00pm
May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar
Members Free, Non-Members $10
Activities, Club Events
Monday, June 03, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 - 12:00pm
by Xu Zechen
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $10
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 06, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, June 07, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month
Free
Book Groups, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:00pm
by Susanna Moore
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
Activities, Club Events
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Pär Lagerkvist
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 5:00pm
New, long-time, and prospective members are invited to tour the Mechanics' Institute
Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:00am
Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library
Members Free, Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:00am
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Flannery O'Connor
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Monday, July 01, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, July 03, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 04, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, July 05, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month
Free
Book Groups, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, July 08, 2024 - 12:00pm
by Patrick Süskind
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
Activities, Club Events
Monday, July 08, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
by David Diop
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 10:00am
Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library
Members Free, Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 11:00am
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Paul Auster
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 1:30pm
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 01, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, August 02, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month
Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, August 07, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 08, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 10:00am
Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library
Members Free, Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 11:00am
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 29, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 04, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 05, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, September 06, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month
Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 - 6:00pm
by J. M. Coetzee
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 12, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 19, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 10:00am
Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library
Members Free, Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 11:00am
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Joseph Roth
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 02, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, October 03, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, October 04, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month
Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 09, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Book Groups, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, October 09, 2024 - 6:00pm
by Joseph Roth
Members Free, Non-Members/Public $5
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 16, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Writers' Groups
Thursday, October 17, 2024 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 10:00am
Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library
Members Free, Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 11:00am
Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 - 12:00pm
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Activities
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

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Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Heritage: A Novel

by Miguel Bonnefoy

Discuss Heritage: A Novel by Miguel Bonnefoy with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Activities
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Monthly Storytelling Showcase with Corey Rosen

Join a monthly evening of laughter and storytelling as local author & host of "The Moth," Corey Rosen, returns to Mechanics' Institute!

Join a monthly evening of laughter and storytelling as local author & host of "The Moth," Corey Rosen, returns to Mechanics' Institute!

Members Free
Non-Members $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

CinemaLit Films
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 6:00 pm

CinemaLit: The Way He Looks (2013)

April CinemaLit: International Coming of Age Films

Leo is a blind teenager, making his way through high school with the loyal friendship of Giovana and romance with new student Gabriel.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Classes
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Poems of Chinese Exclusion

with writer and poet Jeffrey Thomas Leong

Jeffrey Thomas Leong will be reading from his books Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island and Writ. This special session of Mechanics' Institute's Monday Noontime History Series is presented in partnership with the Center for the Art of Translation and marks the intersection of National Poetry Month (April) and AAPI Heritage Month (May).

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Meet the Author(s)
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:00 pm

No Poetry No Peace™

A Reading and Celebration of Human Poetic Expression, hosted by Sheryl J. Bize Boutte.

Join us and a selection of poets – some local, some far flung - to explore how "poetry provides pathways for creative and cathartic human expression and peace."

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Non-Member/Public $10

Activities
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

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Book Groups -
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Beijing Sprawl

by Xu Zechen

Dive into the rich tapestry of global literature with this inaugural meeting of the Contemporary Translated Works Book Group, presented in partnership with the Center for the Art of Translation. This literary journey begins with Beijing Sprawl by Xu Zechen (China), a narrative that invites you to explore the vibrant heart of contemporary Chinese fiction.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $10

Writers' Groups
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Poetry Writers' Group (Inaugural Meeting)

Let's meet to write, share, and discuss poetry!
Members Free

Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Classes
Thursday, May 02, 2024 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Introduction to Chess Class

with Lead Chess Coach Marcie Yang

Join us - beginner or intermediate player - and learn the fundamentals of the Royal Game with Lead Chess Coach Marcie Yang. This class will be held on Thursdays, May 2-June 13 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Members Free

Classes
Friday, May 03, 2024 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Exploring Library Resources for Members: Genealogy Research with Steven Dunlap

A skillshare series for Members where curiosity knows no bounds, and learning is a shared adventure!

Members will explore the various aspects of genealogy research including methods, sources, and labor-saving short-cuts. Learn about Bay Area genealogy resources, best practices for searching Ancestry.com and other online research tools. This initial session will serve as a starting point for us, during which we will discuss specific topics of future genealogy skill-share sessions.

Members Free

Activities
Friday, May 03, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Monthly Chess Social

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month.

Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, May 03, 2024 - 6:00 pm

CinemaLit: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was a Broadway sensation, and the film adaptation had a pitch-perfect ensemble including Taylor and Paul Newman.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Classes
Monday, May 06, 2024 - 12:00 pm

HERE7: Dogpatch Ranch - The Origins of a Chinese American Family (Part I)

with Glenn Lym, Documentarian

The next documentary in Glenn Lym's ongoing series on the architectural history in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Part of the Monday Noontime History Series[Note: This is the first of two sessions of Glenn Lym's presentation. To register for the second session, please click here.]

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Monday, May 06, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Classes
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Weaving Community Through Storytelling

with Kate Farrell

Unlock the power of your story in this multi-session workshop with Kate Farrell! Hosted onsite at Mechanics' Institute, our workshop is more than just a learning experience—it's a journey towards discovering your unique storytelling style, whether for personal enjoyment or professional enhancement. This multi-session storytelling workshop is limited to 25 people, and the ticket price includes a copy of Story Power: Secrets to Creating, Crafting, and Telling Memorable Stories.

Members $150
Non-Members/Public $200

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

by Vladimir Nabokov

Discuss The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 09, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, May 09, 2024 - 6:00 pm

A Revolver to Carry at Night

with author Monika Zgustova in conversation with Sabrina Jaszi

Join author Monika Zgustova and translator and writer Sabrina Jaszi in conversation on Zgustova's new novel detailing the life of Vera Nabokov, A Revolver to Carry at Night.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Friday, May 10, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Mechanics' Institute Evening Tour

New, long-time, and prospective members are invited to tour the Mechanics' Institute

Join a tour of the Institute to learn about our historical landmark building, our history and mission, and our current services and benefits of membership. Light refreshments will be available during the welcome reception and complimentary beverages will be shared.

Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, May 10, 2024 - 6:00 pm

CinemaLit: A Place in the Sun (1951)

May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar

Based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel, A Place in the Sun contains Taylor’s first grown-up role worthy of her talent and magnetism.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Book Groups - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

In the Woods

by Tana French

Discuss In the Woods by Tana French with fellow members. Brown Bag Mystery Readers (BBMR) is a member-led Book Group meeting every second Monday onsite in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Activities
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Game Night in the Library: Scrabble

Let the power of words bring us together for a night of strategic fun and community spirit. See you in the library!

Mechanics' Institute cordially invites you to the premiere of Game Night, nestled within the enchanting surroundings in our library on the second floor. For this inaugural gathering, we celebrate the timeless game of Scrabble — a battle of wits, words, and wisdom.

Members - Free
Non-Members/Public - $5

Activities
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:30 pm

Catamaran Spring Launch Party

Mechanics' Institute is delighted to collaborate with Catamaran to celebrate their Spring 2024 edition. Featured writers include Andrew Fague, Charles Hood, Amethyst Loscocco, Lou Mathews, Claire Oshetsky, Alison Turner, and Todd Turnidge, who will read from their works.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Non-Member/Public $10

CinemaLit Films
Friday, May 17, 2024 - 6:00 pm

CinemaLit: National Velvet (1944)

May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar

At age 12, Elizabeth Taylor took on her first leading role as Velvet Brown, an English country girl who competes in the Grand National.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Story Hour in the Library

Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library

Gather 'round as a family to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the Library of the Mechanics' Institute! We’ll read 2-3 stories appropriate for children age 8 and younger plus make a fun craft to take home. Family Story Hour takes place on the 2nd floor in the Library. All are welcome!

Members Free
Public Free

Classes
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 10:00 am

Chess Opening Intensive with GM Jacek Stopa

Come and join GM Jacek Stopa for his new set of one day intensive classes on openings!

Come and join GM Jacek Stopa for his new set of one day intensive classes on openings! For the second session, this course will explore some of the most modern lines of the very popular Catalan Opening from White's perspective.

Members $150
Non-Members $200

Activities
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Classes
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 12:00 pm

HERE7: Dogpatch Ranch - The Origins of a Chinese American Family (Part II)

with Glenn Lym, Documentarian

The next documentary in Glenn Lym's ongoing series on the architectural history in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Part of the Monday Noontime History Series[Note: This is the second of two sessions of Glenn Lym's presentation. To register for the first session, please click here.]

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Meet the Author(s)
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 6:00 pm

Red Tarot

with Christopher Marmolejo

Join educator and author Christopher Marmolejo for this participatory book talk for Red Tarot in anticipation of World Tarot Day.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Woman in the Dunes

by Kōbō Abe

Discuss The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 6:30 pm

Mother Road

with acclaimed playwright Octavio Solis and director David Mendizábal

Join acclaimed playwright Octavio Solis in conversation with director David Mendizábal on their upcoming production of Mother Road at Berkeley Repertory Theater.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Non-Member/Public $10

Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 5:30 pm

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

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

Members & their guests FREE

Activities
Monday, May 27, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Activities
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Monthly Storytelling Showcase with Corey Rosen

Join a monthly evening of laughter and storytelling as local author & host of "The Moth," Corey Rosen, returns to Mechanics' Institute!

Join a monthly evening of laughter and storytelling as local author & host of "The Moth," Corey Rosen, returns to Mechanics' Institute!

Members Free
Non-Members $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

CinemaLit Films
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 6:00 pm

CinemaLit: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

May 2024 CinemaLit - Elizabeth Taylor: Actress and Superstar

The part of Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? liberated Taylor like no other role, and her volcanic performance earned her an Oscar.

Members Free
Non-Members $10

Activities
Monday, June 03, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups -
Wednesday, June 05, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Beijing Sprawl

by Xu Zechen

Dive into the rich tapestry of global literature with this inaugural meeting of the Contemporary Translated Works Book Group, presented in partnership with the Center for the Art of Translation. This literary journey begins with Beijing Sprawl by Xu Zechen (China), a narrative that invites you to explore the vibrant heart of contemporary Chinese fiction.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $10

Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 06, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, June 07, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Monthly Chess Social

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month.

Free

Book Groups - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

In the Cut

by Susanna Moore

Discuss In the Cut by Susanna Moore with fellow members. Brown Bag Mystery Readers (BBMR) is a member-led Book Group meeting every second Monday onsite in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Activities
Monday, June 10, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Dwarf

by Pär Lagerkvist

Discuss The Dwarf by Pär Lagerkvist with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Mechanics' Institute Evening Tour

New, long-time, and prospective members are invited to tour the Mechanics' Institute

Join a tour of the Institute to learn about our historical landmark building, our history and mission, and our current services and benefits of membership. Light refreshments will be available during the welcome reception and complimentary beverages will be shared.

Free

Activities
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Story Hour in the Library

Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library

Gather 'round as a family to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the Library of the Mechanics' Institute! We’ll read 2-3 stories appropriate for children age 8 and younger plus make a fun craft to take home. Family Story Hour takes place on the 2nd floor in the Library. All are welcome!

Members Free
Public Free

Activities
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor

Discuss The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Monday, July 01, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, July 03, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 04, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, July 05, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Monthly Chess Social

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month.

Free

Book Groups - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, July 08, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Süskind

Discuss Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind with fellow members. Brown Bag Mystery Readers (BBMR) is a member-led Book Group meeting every second Monday onsite in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Activities
Monday, July 08, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Beyond the Door of No Return

by David Diop

Discuss Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Story Hour in the Library

Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library

Gather 'round as a family to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the Library of the Mechanics' Institute! We’ll read 2-3 stories appropriate for children age 8 and younger plus make a fun craft to take home. Family Story Hour takes place on the 2nd floor in the Library. All are welcome!

Members Free
Public Free

Activities
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

City of Glass

by Paul Auster

Discuss City of Glass by Paul Auster with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 01, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, August 02, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Monthly Chess Social

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month.

Free

Activities
Wednesday, August 07, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 08, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Makioka Sisters (Part I)

by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Discuss The Makioka Sisters (Part I) by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Story Hour in the Library

Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library

Gather 'round as a family to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the Library of the Mechanics' Institute! We’ll read 2-3 stories appropriate for children age 8 and younger plus make a fun craft to take home. Family Story Hour takes place on the 2nd floor in the Library. All are welcome!

Members Free
Public Free

Activities
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Makioka Sisters (Part II)

by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Discuss The Makioka Sisters (Part II) by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, August 29, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, September 04, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 05, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, September 06, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Monthly Chess Social

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month.

Free

Activities
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Pole

by J. M. Coetzee

Discuss The Pole by J. M. Coetzee with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 12, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 19, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Story Hour in the Library

Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library

Gather 'round as a family to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the Library of the Mechanics' Institute! We’ll read 2-3 stories appropriate for children age 8 and younger plus make a fun craft to take home. Family Story Hour takes place on the 2nd floor in the Library. All are welcome!

Members Free
Public Free

Activities
Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Radetzky March (Part I)

by Joseph Roth

Discuss The Radetzky March (Part I) by Joseph Roth with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, October 02, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, October 03, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, October 04, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Monthly Chess Social

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month

Join the Chess Room for Chess Socials on the first Friday of each month.

Free

Activities
Wednesday, October 09, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Book Groups - World Literature
Wednesday, October 09, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

The Radetzky March (Part II)

by Joseph Roth

Discuss The Radetzky March (Part II) by Joseph Roth with fellow members.

Our hybrid meetings take place in the 4th Floor Board Room at Mechanics' Institute and virtually on Zoom.

Members Free
Non-Members/Public $5

Writers' Groups
Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, October 16, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event

Writers' Groups
Thursday, October 17, 2024 - 11:00 am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Family Story Hour in the Library

Gather round to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the 2nd Floor Library

Gather 'round as a family to hear stories and make crafts nestled in the Library of the Mechanics' Institute! We’ll read 2-3 stories appropriate for children age 8 and younger plus make a fun craft to take home. Family Story Hour takes place on the 2nd floor in the Library. All are welcome!

Members Free
Public Free

Activities
Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tech Support Hour

Get tech support from our Community Tech Network Volunteers!

Current Drop-In Hours:

  • Every Monday (with Alexander) from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Third Saturdays (with Anna) from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

In-Person 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.

Support This Event