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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:45pm
by GB Edwards
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Orhan Pamuk
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Patricia Highsmith
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Orhan Pamuk
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Michael Connelly
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
with Dr. Mark Calkins
Mechanics' Institute Members $70, Public $100
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proust-seminar-registration-36125232543
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Willa Cather
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Italo Calvino
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

by GB Edwards

Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known. This is the second of two meetings discussing this book.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Snow

by Orhan Pamuk

Upon return to his homeland, an exiled poet finds himself pursued by figures ranging from an old friend's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. The first of two meetings discussing this work.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Blunderer

by Patricia Highsmith

Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband, but he finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about his wife's demise. When Mrs. Stackhouse's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff, Walter finds himself under scrutiny.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Snow

by Orhan Pamuk

Upon return to his homeland, an exiled poet finds himself pursued by figures ranging from an old friend's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. The second of two meetings discussing this work.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Late Show

by Michael Connelly

Bestselling author Michael Connelly, creator of detectives Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer), brings readers the first in a new series of thrillers introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives...until she catches two cases she can't seem to let go of when the sun comes up.

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Book Group Meetings - Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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.

Mechanics' Institute Members $70
Public $100

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Death Comes for the Archbishop

by Willa Cather

In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Calvino's compilation of fragmentary urban images, in the voice of Marco Polo reporting his findings to Kublai Khan, may be tales spun from Polo's imagination, or perhaps he is recreating details of his native Venice over and over again, or perhaps he is simply recounting some of the myriad possible forms a city might take...

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