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Activities
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:30pm
Author Ayesha Harruna Attah in conversation with Jewelle Gomez. Cosponsored by MOAD (Museum of the African Diaspora)
Members Free, MOAD Members Free, Friends of UCB Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hundred-wells-of-salaga-registration-54438905231
Photograph of a bookshelves
Activities
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tech and the City Series: Author Susan Crawford in conversation with Peter Rubin, Wired
Members Free, Wired Subscribers and Readers Free, Electronic Frontier Foundation Free, Harvard Alumni Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiber-the-coming-tech-revolution-and-why-america-might-miss-it-registration-54439368617
Activities, Club
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Joyce Carol Oates
Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hazards-of-time-travel-registration-54439576238
Activities
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of the Sussex Arms exterior
Activities
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
A staged reading of a notorious Old Bailey trial
Members & Public FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-in-seven-dials-a-staged-reading-of-a-notorious-old-bailey-trial-registration-53713046167
Activities
Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:00am
at the Old Mint
Members & Public Free
Activities
Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 11:00am
at the Old Mint
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 6:30pm
Translator Eric Karpeles in conversation with Professor Mark Calkins
Members FREE, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-time-lectures-on-proust-in-a-soviet-prison-camp-tickets-55668462871
Activities
Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
the human network author and book
Activities, Club
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:30pm
Author Matthew O. Jackson
Members FREE, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-human-network-how-your-social-position-determines-your-power-beliefs-and-behaviors-tickets-55668841002
Activities
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of the presenter
Activities
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-coffee-a-stimulating-history-with-monika-trobits-registration-53888279294
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
Innovative Marketing
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
contreras, castello
Activities, Club
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm
Authors Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree and Elaine Castillo, America is Not the Heart
Members FREE, Friends of Ted FREE, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rising-writers-series-tickets-55669145914
Photograph of the author
Meet the Author(s)
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of the speaker
Activities
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club
Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members & Public $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ggie-lectures-registration-56056370112
Activities, Club
Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 6:00pm
Members & Public $25
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-gate-international-exposition-80th-anniversary-evening-party-registration-56140977174
Activities
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Film promotional poster
Activities
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
A film screening and discussion with Michael M. Conti
Members & Public $12
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unruly-mystic-john-muir-a-film-screening-and-discussion-with-michael-m-conti-registration-55589640110
Film promotional poster
Activities
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
A film screening and discussion with Michael M. Conti
Members & Public $12
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unruly-mystic-john-muir-a-film-screening-and-discussion-with-michael-m-conti-registration-55589640110
Activities
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of a bookshelves
Activities
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:30pm

The Hundred Wells of Salaga

Author Ayesha Harruna Attah in conversation with Jewelle Gomez. Cosponsored by MOAD (Museum of the African Diaspora)

A novel about two women’s survival through slavery and political unrest in Pre-colonial Ghana with Ghanaian author Ayesha Harruna Attah

Members Free
MOAD Members Free
Friends of UCB Free
Public $15

Activities
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Independent Publishers Working Group

If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution and Why America Might Miss It

Tech and the City Series: Author Susan Crawford in conversation with Peter Rubin, Wired

Former White House expert and Wired columnist Susan Crawford talks about the next tech revolution and its obstacles

Members Free
Wired Subscribers and Readers Free
Electronic Frontier Foundation Free
Harvard Alumni Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesdays of the 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
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates

An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of our finest storyteller.

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Murder in Seven Dials

A staged reading of a notorious Old Bailey trial

Member author Philip Williams needs help solving what really happened that night of November 16th 1916, when his granduncle Private Alfred Williams was stabbed to death outside the Sussex Arms pub.

Members & Public FREE

Activities
Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:00am

San Francisco History Days 2019

at the Old Mint

Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 11:00am

San Francisco History Days 2019

at the Old Mint

Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 6:30pm

Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp

Translator Eric Karpeles in conversation with Professor Mark Calkins

A true story of a Polish prisoner’s reclaiming Proust as an act of survival.

Members FREE
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors

Author Matthew O. Jackson

Stanford’s game theory guru examines how social networks shape our lives and humanity.

Members FREE
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History with Monika Trobits

Join author Monika Trobits for her illustrated presentation during which she'll discuss coffee's energizing history and its journey to the Bay Area, spiced with a bit of coffee humor.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch

Innovative Marketing

Join for us for an exciting panel and ensuing discussion on innovative marketing featuring Laurie McLean, Connie Hale, and Kristin Kaye. Moderated by Rick Homan

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

Rising Writers Series

Authors Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree and Elaine Castillo, America is Not the Heart

Rising Writers: Bay Area first time novelists talk about their work and inspirations.

Members FREE
Friends of Ted FREE
Public $15

Meet the Author(s)
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Peter Hardeman Burnett: California’s Forgotten First Governor

Join reporter, editor and Western historian Greg Nokes for a rousing discussion about the life and times of Peter Burnett, California’s first governor.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesdays of the 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, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Laying the Seeds for the GGIE

70 years before the Golden Gate International Exposition and its theme of Pacific Unity, San Francisco’s Mechanics' Institute began reaching out to the Pacific Rim with its Industrial Expositions that displayed and promoted the products of local entrepreneurs and inventors.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

GGIE 80th Anniversary Lectures

Join us for a full day of lectures explaining, honoring and enjoying the Golden Gate International Exposition!

Members & Public $5

Activities
Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

GGIE 80th Anniversary Evening Party

Join the Mechanics’ Institute and Treasure Island Museum for a snazzy cocktail party with music provided by Lovin’ Harmony Trio. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and craft liquor tastings while celebrating the 80th anniversary of San Francisco's last world's fair.

Members & Public $25

Activities
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

A film screening and discussion with Michael M. Conti

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. 

Members & Public $12

Activities
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir

A film screening and discussion with Michael M. Conti

The Unruly Mystic: John Muir explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. 

Members & Public $12

Activities
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

Independent Publishers Working Group

If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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

Activities
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

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