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Activities, Club Events
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
Author Lizzie O’Shea in conversation with tech writer Wendy Liu
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-histories-what-ada-lovelace-tom-paine-and-the-paris-commune-can-teach-us-about-digital-registration-81878722463
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 6:00pm
January 2020 - Speakeasy! Prohibition at 100
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-untouchables-1987-registration-82129564739
Classes
Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 12:15pm
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surf-smarter-how-to-protect-your-privacy-on-the-web-registration-85832907537
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Cesare Pavese
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 6:30pm
hosted by Managing Editor Oscar Villalon
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of ZYZZYVA Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zyzzyva-winter-2020-issue-celebration-hosted-by-managing-editor-oscar-villalon-registration-87817339025
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00pm
by Liza Ward
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Richard Everett
Members & Public FREE
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 6:00pm
February 2020 – Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queen-christina-1933-registration-90247567905
Classes
Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
By Charles Williams
Members Only; Free
Proust Seminar, Club Events, Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:30pm
with Dr. Mark Calkins
Members $70, Public $100
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proust-seminar-with-dr-mark-calkins-registration-87192742841
Activities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm
Writer Elizabeth Pepin Silva and photographer Lewis Watts
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of MoAD Free, Friends of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, Friends of Heyday, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-of-the-west-the-san-francisco-fillmore-jazz-era-registration-87821080215
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:00pm
February 2020 - Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-painted-veil-1934-registration-91082804119
Classes
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:30pm
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:15pm
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mergent-intellect-includes-all-data-previously-available-through-hoovers-registration-85833136221
Activities, Club Events
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
tips and tricks for writers of all genres
Members & Public Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
February 2020 - Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anna-karenina-1935-95-min-registration-91083698795
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30am
with Marilyn Tullius
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heres-to-your-career-change-resume-makeover-clinic-for-career-transitioning-registration-87998208009
Classes
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
Diving Deeper into Your Family History
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ancestry-library-edition-diving-deeper-into-your-family-history-registration-85833473229
Activities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
Mechanics' Institute Members $5, MoAD Members $5, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tribute-to-toni-morrison-registration-87824931735
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
February 2020 - Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-valley-1947-registration-91183072023
Classes
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Rachel Cusk
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Bennett Jacobstein
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers, Club Events
Monday, March 09, 2020 - 12:00pm
By P.D. James
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:15pm
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shop-smarter-consumer-reports-online-registration-85833870417
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Anton Chekov
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:15pm
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investment-information-on-the-web-exploring-sites-beyond-morningstar-and-value-line-registration-85834345839
Activities, Club Events
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00pm
from idea to publication
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 6:30pm
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ancestry-library-edition-diving-deeper-into-your-family-history-registration-85833473229?ref=estw
Activities
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Witold Gombrowicz
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Bob Barde and Pat Cunneen
Members & Public FREE
Classes
Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Iris Murdoch
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 02, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Iris Murdoch
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of Each 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, January 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm

Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us About Digital Technology

Author Lizzie O’Shea in conversation with tech writer Wendy Liu

A highly engaging tour through history to understand computing, social movements, common good, and the future of our digital world.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public $15

CinemaLit Films
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Untouchables (1987)

January 2020 - Speakeasy! Prohibition at 100

Federal agent Elliott Ness tries to bring down crime kingpin Al Capone with the help of cop Jimmy Malone.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, February 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Surf Smarter: How to Protect Your Privacy on the Web

Have you noticed after you've been searching for information on the web, that ads mirroring your search begin to pop up and follow you around?

Members Free

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Among Women Only

by Cesare Pavese

A successful couturier returns to her birthplace of Turin days after the end of WWII. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 6:30pm

ZYZZYVA Winter 2020 Issue Celebration

hosted by Managing Editor Oscar Villalon

Contributing writers W.S. Di Piero, Gloria Frym, Michael Sears, and Luiza Flynn-Goodlett read from their work in this Bay Area issue!

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of ZYZZYVA Free
Public Free

Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Shew Tree

by Liza Ward

Fast Fridays is the latest addition to the Book Group series celebrating short reads. Join fellow members in a discussion of "The Shew Tree."

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Buried Ships of San Francisco

with Richard Everett

Richard Everett (former curator of the SF Maritime Museum) will present best photographs, drawings, and stories about the buried ships of San Francisco and what was buried and found with them.

Members & Public FREE
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 6:00pm

Queen Christina (1933) 97 min

February 2020 – Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood

Powerful Swedish monarch struggles with war and forbidden love.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, February 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Nothing in Her Way

By Charles Williams

Set in San Francisco, two ex-spouses, Cathy Dunbar and Mike Belen, seek revenge on the con men who ruined the family business, and their marriage. When they set out to con the con-men, an elaborate power play ensues revolving around Cathy Dunbar, the femme fatale.  

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Proust Seminar
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Proust Seminar

with Dr. Mark Calkins

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

Members $70
Public $100

Activities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era

Writer Elizabeth Pepin Silva and photographer Lewis Watts

The musical and cultural history of the Fillmore is celebrated with a slide show and talk with authors and a Jazz performance!

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of MoAD Free
Friends of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
Friends of Heyday
Public $15

CinemaLit Films
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Painted Veil (1934) 85 min

February 2020 - Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood

Marital tensions, conflicted affections, and a cholera epidemic in China.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Le Amiche

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Join the World Literature Book Group to discuss Le Amiche, the film adaptation of Cesare Pavese’s novel Among Women Only.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Mergent Intellect: Includes all data previously available through Hoovers

This flexible database features a deep collection of insightful international business information.  Mergent ‘s global coverage includes some 240 million companies. Users can access over 70 million U.S. companies, and over 12 million home based businesses.

Members Free

Activities
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: Keeping Organized

tips and tricks for writers of all genres

Are you overwhelmed with managing your writing life? Research that needs to be done, tweets that should be sent, drafts, character summaries, scene details…the list of things that writers need to keep track of in order to produce a finished work is endless. How do you manage the chaos without losing your mind and muse? MI authors Eileen Hirst, Kristina Brown and Rick Homan; and librarian Taryn Edwards will share their preferred techniques and weigh in on the value of using software like Scrivener and Evernote. Come prepared to participate in the conversation with your own experiences.  

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Anna Karenina (1935) 95 min

February 2020 - Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood

The married Anna follows her passion for a handsome military officer.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Activities
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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

with Marilyn Tullius

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, February 22, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, February 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of Each 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, February 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Ancestry Library Edition

Diving Deeper into Your Family History

This second session in this four-part series will cover specific resources to enrich your understanding of your ancestors’ lives. We will explore census, military, immigration and other records that will fill in the gaps between birth and death.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm

A Tribute to Toni Morrison

One of America’s most powerful literary voices is honored by writers Sarah Lapido Manyika, Michael Chabon, Natalie Baszile, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Stanford Professor Ato Quayson.

Mechanics' Institute Members $5
MoAD Members $5
Public $15

CinemaLit Films
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

Deep Valley (1947) 104 min

February 2020 - Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood

An escaped convict promises romance and excitement to a sheltered lonely farmwoman.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, March 01, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
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No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Outline

by Rachel Cusk

Outline follows a novelist as she travels during a hot summer toward Athens to facilitate a creative writing workshop. 

Members Only; Free
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Activities
Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Sarah Winchester: Beyond the Mystery

with Bennett Jacobstein
Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, March 08, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, March 09, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Original Sin

By P.D. James

Deaths of several staff and associates at a London book publisher that overlooks the Thames puzzle Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. When Gerard Etienne, the managing director who vowed to restore the firm's fortune, is murdered, a series of equally bizarre deaths transpire. Discuss this sophisticated, cozy mystery by P.D. James with fellow members of the Brown Bag Mystery Readers.

Members Only; Free
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Activities
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, March 15, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
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No registration required.

Classes
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Shop Smarter: Consumer Reports Online

When you need to shop around, who can you trust when so many people are paid to write favorable product reviews on-line? Did that item you just purchase live up to its 4.5-star rating? This is where Consumer Reports Magazine comes in.

Members Free

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekov

A member of the old aristocracy, Madame Lyubov Andreievna Ranevskaya, has fallen on hard times and must decide what to do with the cherry orchard she can no longer afford to operate. 

Members Only; Free
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No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Investment Information on the Web: Exploring sites beyond Morningstar and ValueLine

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

Members Free

Activities
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: How To Write a Memoir

from idea to publication

Emily Freeman’s book Failure to Appear will be published on March 2nd, 2020 by Regal Crest. The road to publication was not easy but she did it with hard work and with the help of her teachers. In this panel discussion you will learn about how Emily, a newbie to memoir writing, had a burning desire to tell her story and get it out in the world.

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, March 22, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Using FamilySearch Research Wiki to Explore Your Ancestors’ Countries, Which Records to Search, How to Decipher What You Find

This third session in this four-part series will explore this free, online genealogy and family history guide that lists websites, provides research strategies, and suggests records and resources to help you find ancestors from all over the world.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of Each 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.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Cosmos

by Witold Gombrowicz

In the Carpathian Mountains of Poland, two young men meet by chance and decide to vacation in a secluded boarding house.

Members Only; Free
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Activities
Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

South End: Sport and Community at the Dock of the Bay

with Bob Barde and Pat Cunneen

Join us as the authors of South End: Sport and Community at the Dock of the Bay bring to life one of the city's oldest institutions: the South End Rowing Club. 

Members & Public FREE
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Classes
Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, April 05, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

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

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

A Word Child

by Iris Murdoch

This is the first of two meetings discussing A Word Child. Hillary Burde is a brilliant wordsmith who too quickly plunged into obscurity by disappointment over his love life. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, April 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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, April 26, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of Each 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, April 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 03, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

A Word Child

by Iris Murdoch

This is the second of two meetings discussing A Word Child. Hillary Burde is a brilliant wordsmith who too quickly plunged into obscurity by disappointment over his love life. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of Each 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 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 31, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 07, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

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 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesday of Each 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, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.