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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
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm
by Joyce Carol Oates
Members Only; Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Bennett Jacobstein
Members & Public Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 6:00pm
March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-of-leisure-1930-99-min-registration-95676702593
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
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
A conversation with journalist Elaine Elinson and historian Jennifer Helton
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, League of Women Voters Free, Gold & Purple Guests Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suffrage-100-a-centennial-celebration-womens-right-to-vote-how-the-west-was-won-registration-94498911789
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-miracle-woman-1931-90-min-registration-95678255237
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
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm
with Susan Schneider and Stuart Russell
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-the-city-series-artificial-you-ai-and-the-future-of-your-mind-registration-94502929807
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
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 6:00pm
March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-they-talk-about-1933-69-min-registration-95679382609
Photo of presentor
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:30am
Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp
Members $29, Public $39
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-author-website-building-a-site-that-works-registration-92066412117
Classes
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the instructor
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm
Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp
Members $119, Public $139
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wordpress-bootcamp-creating-a-wordpress-website-and-how-to-use-it-registration-92070301751
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
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
Author John Tateishi in conversation with historian Charles Wollenberg
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of Heyday Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redress-the-inside-story-of-the-successful-campaign-for-japanese-american-reparations-registration-95689210003
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bitter-tea-of-general-yen-1934-88-min-registration-95682144871
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
Drown
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, Fast Fridays
Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:00pm
by Junot Díaz
Members Only; 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
with Jim Schein
MI Members $5, Public $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gold-mountain-big-city-ken-cathcarts-1947-illustrated-map-of-san-franciscos-chinatown-with-jim-registration-95947542683
Activities, Club Events
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
with four women poets
Members & Public 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
Activities, Club Events
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Chris Carlsson
MI Members FREE, Public FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-san-francisco-with-chris-carlsson-registration-94504933801
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
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
Members & Public 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, Club Events
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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,Nia McAllister, 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
More information
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
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, March 05, 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.

Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

by Joyce Carol Oates

Connie is a beautiful 15-year-old who, unbeknownst to her parents, spends her evenings flirting with boys at the Big Boy Restaurant.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

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

Sarah Winchester: Beyond the Mystery

with Bennett Jacobstein

Join us for an illustrated lecture about the fascinating Sarah Winchester.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 6:00pm

Ladies of Leisure (1930) 99 min

March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck

Stanwyck's star-making role as a playgirl romanced by a wealthy man.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

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
More information
No registration required.

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.

Activities
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

Suffrage 100: A Centennial Celebration - Women’s Right to Vote: How the West Was Won

A conversation with journalist Elaine Elinson and historian Jennifer Helton

In commemoration of Women’s History Month and Suffrage 100 our series will offer informative and inspiring presentations about the Suffrage Movement from various perspectives that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
League of Women Voters Free
Gold & Purple Guests Free
Public $15

CinemaLit Films
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Miracle Woman (1931) 90 min

March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck

A preacher's daughter loses faith and finds it again, in a drama inspired by Aimee Semple McPherson.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

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
More information
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

Activities
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm

Tech & the City Series - AI Authors and Experts Talk about the Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence

with Susan Schneider and Stuart Russell

From driverless cars to neural netting, AI is infiltrating our lives at every level, raising questions of consciousness and selfhood that have resounding implications for the future of humanity.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Public $15

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
More information
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
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 6:00pm

Ladies They Talk About (1933) 69 min

March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck

Stanwyck is a tough-as-nails bank robber doing time in San Quentin.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

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

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

Members $29
Public $39

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
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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

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

Learn the basics of using a WordPress built website.

Members $119
Public $139

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.

Activities
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:30pm

Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations

Author John Tateishi in conversation with historian Charles Wollenberg

This is the unlikely but true story of the Japanese American Citizens League’s fight for an official government apology and compensation for the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

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

CinemaLit Films
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1934) 88 min

March – Pre-Code Barbara Stanwyck

A Chinese warlord falls in love with an American missionary.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

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
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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
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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
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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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Book Group Meetings - Fast Fridays
Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Drown"

by Junot Díaz

The unnamed protagonist, a Dominican teen growing up in New Jersey, spends his days and nights with his best friend Beto, playing truant, shoplifting, and night-swimming in the community pool. 

Members Only; 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.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated map of San Francisco’s Chinatown

with Jim Schein

Join us for an illustrated presentation and discussion by map expert Jim Schein about his new book Gold Mountain, Big City.

MI Members $5
Public $5

Activities
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: Celebrate National Poetry Month

with four women poets

Celebrate National Poetry Month with four women poets - one native San Franciscan, and 3 long time residents, who ask themselves (and you): “How do we know when we’re home?”

Members & Public Free
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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.

Activities
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hidden San Francisco

with Chris Carlsson

Chris Carlsson peels back the layers of San Francisco’s history to reveal a storied past: behind old walls and gleaming glass facades lurk former industries, secret music and poetry venues, forgotten terrorist bombings, and much more.

MI Members FREE
Public FREE

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.

Activities
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: Storytelling: the Writers Tradition

Enjoy three storytellers and their personal tales!

Members & Public 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
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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.

Activities
Tuesday, July 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, July 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.

Activities
Thursday, August 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, August 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, August 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.