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Classes
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30am
with Sam Horn
Members $149, Public $189
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/become-an-authorpreneur-turn-your-book-into-a-paying-business-registration-42732077795
Classes
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Photograph of Andy Ross
Classes
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:30am
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elements-of-the-book-proposal-with-andy-ross-registration-46340946017
Classes
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Photograph of Connie Hale
Classes
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
Members $89, Public $109
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-your-writing-unforgettable-finding-the-literary-voice-that-makes-your-readers-keep-turning-registration-46341296064
Classes
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Photograph of Jess Ponce
Classes
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am
Members $149, Public $189
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everyday-celebrity-a-personal-branding-workshop-registration-46341477607
Classes
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Photograph of Jane Friedman
Classes
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:30am
Members $249, Public $289
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-become-a-competitive-creative-building-a-full-time-career-as-a-writer-in-the-digital-age-registration-46341595961
Classes
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Photograph of T.J. Stiles
Classes
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel with T.J. Stiles
Members $100, Public $105
http://www.litquake.org/events/tj-stiles%E2%80%94writing-nonfiction-novel-1
Classes
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Second Thursdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Photograph of Eric Witchey
Classes
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Members $169, Public $199
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mastering-the-emotion-driven-story-with-eric-witchey-registration-46341676201
Classes
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Third Wednesdays of the Month
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of hands on a computer keyboard
Classes
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Members $49, Public $59
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/use-linkedin-to-advance-your-literary-career-with-lyzette-wanzer-registration-46951878332
Classes
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Photograph of Diane Frank
Classes
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30am
A Workshop with Diane Frank
Members $99, Public $119
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-journey-from-poet-to-author-a-workshop-with-diane-frank-registration-46341791546
Classes
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Photograph of Andy Ross
Classes
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:30am
With Andy Ross
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-and-working-with-a-literary-agent-registration-46342139587
Classes
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Photograph of Andy Ross
Classes
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:30pm
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drafting-the-perfect-query-a-workshop-with-andy-ross-registration-46342349214
Classes
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Photograph of C.S. Lakin
Classes
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:30am
With C. S. Lakin
Members $39, Public $49
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nailing-the-4-essential-pillars-of-novel-construction-talk-and-qa-registration-46342424439
Classes
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Photograph of C.S. Lakin
Classes
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:30pm
With C. S. Lakin
Members $99, Public $119
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-your-4-essential-pillars-of-novel-construction-registration-46342524739
Classes
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by Ewelina Krubnik
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Become an AUTHORpreneur: Turn Your Book into a Paying Business

with Sam Horn

It's one thing to write a book. It's another thing to turn it into a full or part-time career where you're earning a good living getting paid to do work you love. In this highly interactive workshop, you 'll learn exactly what to do to.

Members $149
Public $189

Classes
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays 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
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Elements of the Book Proposal with Andy Ross

In this class we will discuss how to make a compelling proposal.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays 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, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Making Your Writing Unforgettable: Finding the Literary Voice That Makes Your Readers Keep Turning the Pages with Connie Hale

Connie will explain the idea of literary voice and show you how your own experiments with vocabulary, tone, point of view, and sentence length will make your writing so distinctive that readers have to keep reading.

Members $89
Public $109

Classes
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

“Everyday Celebrity”: A Personal Branding Workshop

Discover exactly how to unleash your innate star quality and shine. Learn the best marketing secrets from the entertainment world so you can powerfully present yourself like a seasoned celebrity in interviews, networking events, pitches, video presentations, and more. Find the words and the courage to communicate your irresistible offer to publishers, the press, and other key influencers who will help you build your personal brand—and acquire the success you deserve.

Members $149
Public $189

Classes
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays 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
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

How to Become a Competitive Creative: Building a Full-Time Career as a Writer in the Digital Age with Jane Friedman

Before the arrival of the Internet, writers had few options for making a living that didn’t involve working with a publisher or selling more books. Today, there are so many potential paths that most writers are confused about what direction to take.

Members $249
Public $289

Classes
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays 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, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Litquake Writing Class

Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel with T.J. Stiles

Researching that sprawling nonfiction book project, but finding yourself bogged down in the narrative?

Members $100
Public $105

Classes
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Second Thursdays 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
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Mastering the Emotion-Driven Story with Eric Witchey

Emotion-driven Story is a high-energy seminar class that presents hands-on techniques for touching every reader’s heart. 

Members $169
Public $199

Classes
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Third Wednesdays 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, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Literary Career with Lyzette Wanzer

It's one thing to write a book. It's another thing to turn it into a full or part-time career where you're earning a good living getting paid to do work you love. In this highly interactive workshop, you 'll learn exactly what to do to.

Members $49
Public $59

Classes
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

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Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

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Classes
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

The Journey from Poet to Author

A Workshop with Diane Frank

The theme of this workshop is transforming your poems into a book – the issues, the obstacles, and the joy.

Members $99
Public $119

Classes
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Finding and Working with a Literary Agent

With Andy Ross

This class will lead you through the process of finding the right agent for you.

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Drafting the Perfect Query: A Workshop with Andy Ross

In this class, we will discuss the elements of a good query letter, how to write one that will grab the attention of the agent. 

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Nailing the 4 Essential Pillars of Novel Construction – Talk and Q&A

With C. S. Lakin

This 2-hour slide talk and discussion will go deep into your concept with a kicker, protagonist with a goal, conflict with high stakes, and theme with a heart. 

Members $39
Public $49

Classes
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Workshop Your 4 Essential Pillars of Novel Construction

With C. S. Lakin

In this afternoon session, we’ll dig deep into your four pillars, helping you brainstorm your ideas in small group critique sessions along with instructor feedback.

Members $99
Public $119

Classes
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women

Taught by Ewelina Krubnik

Do you play chess? Do you wish you played chess? Have you played a few times but have been intimidated about playing more? If any of these things apply to you, come to the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco for our free women-only chess classes!

Members & Public Free
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Classes
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Beginners and Intermediate Players

Taught by International Master Elliott Winslow

Interested in learning the basics of chess? Planning to play in your first tournament? Looking for new opponents, or just want to get back into the game your dad taught you long ago? Then come on down to the Mechanics' Institute, the oldest chess club in the country and sharpen your skills!

Members & Public Free
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