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Activities
Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 5:30pm
Moderated by San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic, John King with authors Muzzy Rosenblatt, Tamiru Mammo, and Kristin Misner-Gutierrez
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-ten-global-cities-take-on-homelessness-innovations-that-work-tickets-161700674069
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 5:00pm
Join us as we compile the individual squares knitted by our members.
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165332488925
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-of-san-francisco-tickets-165440586247
Activities
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 5:30pm
Author Jennifer De Leon in conversation with Journalist Sara Campos. Cosponsored by LatinX in Publishing and Mesa Refuge.
Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-space-essays-on-culture-race-writing-tickets-161831621737
Activities
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:00pm
moderated by Rick Homan
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-writers-lunch-write-about-what-tickets-165441537091
Activities
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Scott Newstok
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-think-like-shakespeare-lessons-from-a-renaissance-education-tickets-147661901723
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, September 02, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 09, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Anne Gass
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-demand-the-suffrage-road-trip-with-anne-gass-tickets-159722212437
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-tips-for-hybrid-working-and-work-from-home-tickets-157881837827
Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 5:30pm

How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelesness: Innovations that Work, on Zoom

Moderated by San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic, John King with authors Muzzy Rosenblatt, Tamiru Mammo, and Kristin Misner-Gutierrez

Tents, hotels, tiny homes and COVID? What will it take for cities and their officials to deal with the plight of homeless people and the services and solutions needed to create places of dignity and equity?

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Knit Happens: In-Person and Online

Join us as we compile the individual squares knitted by our members.

Knit Happens have worked on a collaborative afghan project throughout the pandemic. Join us as we compile the individual squares knitted by our members and plan for the final product.

Members Free

Activities
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Free

Activities
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 5:30pm

White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, on Zoom

Author Jennifer De Leon in conversation with Journalist Sara Campos. Cosponsored by LatinX in Publishing and Mesa Refuge.

Author Jennifer De Leon talks with Journalist Sara Campos about Jennifer's experiences as a child of immigrants, returning to Guatemala in search of her identity, and the cultural and economic challenges for immigrants.

Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers Lunch: Write About What?

moderated by Rick Homan

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. This month we discuss where writers get their ideas. Join us, share, and learn!

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How to Think like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education

with Scott Newstok

A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully

Support This Event

Activities
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Knit Happens Online

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 over Zoom. Knit Happens bimonthly: every second and last Tuesday. All skill levels welcome — join us!

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, September 02, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 09, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We Demand: the Suffrage Road Trip

with Anne Gass

Join Maine author Anne B. Gass as she discusses her new book We Demand: the Suffrage Road Trip based on the true story of an epic cross-country trip that took place in 1915. It was America's first trans-continental car trip for a cause- to demand that Congress pass an amendment to the US Constitution enfranchising women.

Support This Event

Activities
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Knit Happens Online

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 over Zoom. Knit Happens bimonthly: every second and last Tuesday. All skill levels welcome — join us!

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Productivity Tips for Hybrid Working and Work from Home

with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling

As we enter the next phase of the “no longer new” normal, it’s time to reassess, re-evaluate, and embrace a more productive lifestyle.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Knit Happens Online

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 over Zoom. Knit Happens bimonthly: every second and last Tuesday. All skill levels welcome — join us!

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free