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Classes
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Photograph of Judy Baker
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:30am
Members $59, Public $69
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/influencer-outreach-with-judy-baker-registration-60957583774
Photograph of Judy Baker
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:30pm
From Strategy to Action
Members $59, Public $69
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-author-platform-from-strategy-to-action-registration-61191425200
photo of the instructor
Classes, Club Events
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 10:30am
Mechanics' Institute Members $29, Public $39
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-memoir-registration-65054561946
photo of the instructor
Classes, Club Events
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 1:00pm
Mechanics' Institute Members $59, Public $69
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-memoir-craft-and-techniques-registration-65054804672
Classes
Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
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Proust Seminar, Club Events, Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:30pm
Members $70, Public $100
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proust-seminar-with-dr-mark-calkins-registration-65194606824
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Second Thursday of the Month
Members Only; Free
https://www.milibrary.org/content/schedule-tech-office-hour-session?date=September%2012%202019
Discover the history of you...
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
An Ancestry workshop
Members only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/am-i-descended-from-royalty-or-farmers-an-ancestry-workshop-registration-63692268289
Classes
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesday of the Month
Members Only; Free
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:15pm
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abiinform-collection-helping-todays-researchers-solve-tomorrows-problems-registration-63692786840
Photograph of Kate Farrell
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am
How to create, frame, and tell memorable stories for every occasion
Members $25, Public $35
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-story-become-an-unforgettable-storyteller-registration-63781117038
Classes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the instructor
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am
Members $60, Public $75
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-write-stunning-sentences-with-nina-schuyler-registration-63787211266
Classes
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 10:30am
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-the-past-the-truth-of-historical-fiction-registration-63801366605
Classes, Club Events
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 1:30pm
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clues-to-writing-a-mystery-registration-63802765790
Classes
Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 12:15pm
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shop-smarter-consumer-reports-online-registration-63693132875
Classes
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:15pm
Smart Research, Smarter Investing
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/value-line-resource-center-smart-research-smarter-investing-registration-63693440796
Classes
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Discover the history of you...
Classes, Club Events
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:15pm
 
An Ancestry workshop
Members only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/am-i-descended-from-royalty-or-farmers-an-ancestry-workshop-registration-63692268289
Classes
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Morningstar logo
Classes, Club Events
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:15pm
Financial Intelligence Pays Off
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morningstar-investment-research-center-financial-intelligence-pays-off-registration-63693891143
Classes
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
Members $49, Public $59
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-a-professional-literary-resume-registration-68652155445
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:30am
Members $59, Public $69
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-apply-for-creative-writing-grants-registration-68651986941
Classes
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 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
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Influencer Outreach with Judy Baker

We want blurbs for our books. How do you get them? In this workshop we cover the step-by-step actions for cultivating connections, building long-term relationships with influencers, and the value of being generous.

Members $59
Public $69

Classes
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Building Your Author Platform

From Strategy to Action

This workshop is designed to help independent authors overcome the most challenging issues in book marketing, including how to plan for a successful book launch.

Members $59
Public $69

Classes
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Intro to Memoir

In this 90-minute class, Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press and teacher of many popular online memoir classes at MagicofMemoir.com, will present what makes a memoir a memoir. 

Mechanics' Institute Members $29
Public $39

Classes
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Advanced Memoir -- Craft and Techniques

In these three hours you’ll be treated to Brooke Warner’s enthusiasm for the memoir genre and its craft.

Mechanics' Institute Members $59
Public $69

Classes
Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 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.

Proust Seminar
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 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

Classes
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursday of the Month

If you're looking for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or a similar tech- or internet-related issue, librarians are happy to help! Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian regarding devices and ebook readers, how to make the best use of the Library's online features, how to safely manage social media accounts, and more.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Am I descended from royalty or farmers?

An Ancestry workshop

Come dive into Ancestry Library Edition to find out where your ancestors really came from, what they did for a living, and much more.

Members only; Free

Classes
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, September 15, 2019 - 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
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesday of the Month

The Mechanics' Institute offers thousands of digital titles that you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from anywhere there's an internet connection. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

ABI/Inform Collection: Helping today's researchers solve tomorrow's problems

This resource is a recent addition to the Library's business and financial subscription databases.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

What's Your Story? Become an Unforgettable Storyteller

How to create, frame, and tell memorable stories for every occasion

Presented by Kate Farrell, author, librarian, storyteller, and founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project.

Members $25
Public $35

Classes
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, September 22, 2019 - 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
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

How to Write Stunning Sentences with Nina Schuyler

What sentences do you craft to capture anxiety? Thought? A reminiscent narrator? What kind of sentence creates a feeling of euphoria? Of exhaustion? By the end of this class, you will have mastered the art of writing sentences that do more than move the story along.

Members $60
Public $75

Classes
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 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
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Writing the Past: The Truth of Historical Fiction

In this workshop, we'll examine the basics--from research to voice to pacing--in creating works of historical fiction.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Friday, October 04, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Clues to Writing a Mystery

Cozy, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, police procedural, thriller. All can be found on the mystery shelf, but each of these sub-genres has its own rules. In this workshop, we'll discuss the differences but focus on the common essential elements: plot and character.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 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
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Shop Smarter: Consumer Reports Online

Learn to navigate Consumer Reports' online portal. Attendees will explore how to locate reviews, compare products, and make secure online purchases.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, October 13, 2019 - 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
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Value Line Resource Center

Smart Research, Smarter Investing

Learn about Value Line's ranking system for stocks, and how to access feature articles and analysts' commentaries.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, October 20, 2019 - 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, October 22, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Am I descended from royalty or farmers?

An Ancestry workshop

Come dive into Ancestry Library Edition to find out where your ancestors really came from, what they did for a living, and much more.

Members only; Free

Classes
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 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
Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 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
Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, November 10, 2019 - 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
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 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
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Financial Intelligence Pays Off

Morningstar provides investment research, analysis and recommendations for thousands of mutual funds and stocks.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, November 24, 2019 - 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
Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 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
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, December 15, 2019 - 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
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, December 29, 2019 - 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
Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Instructor: WGM Carla Heredia

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, January 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.

Classes
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Create a Professional Literary Resume

Ready to elevate your writing career to the next level, but not sure how to present your background in an appropriately professional fashion?

Members $49
Public $59

Classes
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

How to Apply for Creative Writing Grants

This workshop is open to writers who are considering applications for--or wish to learn about--writing grants, fellowships, scholarships, or residencies. 

Members $59
Public $69