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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:45pm
By Günter Grass
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 6:45pm
By Richard Hughes
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
By Sue Grafton
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
with Dr. Mark Calkins
Members $70, Public $100
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proust-seminar-registration-42292465904
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:45pm
By George Eliot
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 6:45pm
By George Eliot
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, April 09, 2018 - 12:00pm
By John le Carré
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:45pm
By George Eliot
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 6:45pm
by Joseph Conrad
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
by Dick Francis
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:45pm
by Miguel de Cervantes
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 6:45pm
by Miguel de Cervantes
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
by Keiko Higashino
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:45pm
by Guy De Maupassant
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, July 09, 2018 - 12:00pm
by Jim Thompson
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:45pm
by J. G. Farrell
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 6:45pm
by J. G. Farrell
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Tin Drum

By Günter Grass

On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life; from the long nightmare of the Nazi era to his anarchic adventures in post-war Germany.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

A High Wind in Jamaica

By Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes's celebrated short novel is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

D is for Deadbeat

By Sue Grafton

When Alvin Limardo walks into P.I. Kinsey Millhone's office, she smells bad news.

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Book Group Meetings - Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

Proust Seminar at M.I.

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

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Middlemarch

By George Eliot

Middlemarch contains all of life: the rich and the poor, the conventional and the radical, literature and science, politics and romance.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Middlemarch

By George Eliot

Middlemarch contains all of life: the rich and the poor, the conventional and the radical, literature and science, politics and romance.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, April 09, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A Legacy of Spies

By John le Carré

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. 

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Middlemarch

By George Eliot

Middlemarch contains all of life: the rich and the poor, the conventional and the radical, literature and science, politics and romance.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Nigger of the Narcissus

by Joseph Conrad

The crew of the merchant ship Narcissus rally around a critically ill fellow crewmember, James Wait, putting their lives and the fate of the ship in jeopardy. Based in part on author Joseph Conrad’s experience during a voyage from Bombay to London, The Nigger of the Narcissus is considered to be one of Conrad’s best works.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dead Cert

by Dick Francis

As jockey Alan York looked at the back of Bill Davidson astride the great horse Admiral, one thing was different...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes

Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes

Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Devotion of Suspect X

by Keiko Higashino

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Like Death

by Guy De Maupassant

Newly returned to Paris after her education is complete, Annette de Guilleroy's parents have put together an excellent match for her. Everything is as it should be — or is it?

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, July 09, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Kill-Off

by Jim Thompson

Luane Devore's days are numbered. All her neighbors in the declining seaside resort town of Manduwoc want her dead...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Siege of Krishnapur

by J. G. Farrell

India, 1857—the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Siege of Krishnapur

by J. G. Farrell

India, 1857—the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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