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Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 2:00pm
Presented on Zoom by the Jewish Community Library, co-presented by Mechanics' Institute
Free to all
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bohemians-west-on-zoom-tickets-115802172415
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 - 6:00pm
Presented by Bay Area Book Festival, Co-sponsored by Mechanics’ Institute
$20, Event Admission + SIGNED copy of "What Unites Us" $40, Discount code: midyhfu41a for $11 off book/admission ticket (special offer limited to 50 attendees)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bohemians-west-on-zoom-tickets-115802172415
Activities
Thursday, March 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, Club Events
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm
with author Frederik Schodt and publisher Peter Goodman of Stone Bridge Press
Support This Program
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-making-of-my-heart-sutra-a-world-in-260-characters-tickets-139040972291
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-144287129689
Activities
Thursday, March 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
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm
Meta Writing and How It Keeps Your Ideas Flowing
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-meta-writing-and-how-it-keeps-your-ideas-flowing-tickets-142609800753
Activities
Thursday, March 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 5:30pm
Cosponsored by Mechanics' Institute and Museum for the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Mechanics' Institute and MoAD Members Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-story-a-celebration-for-womens-history-month-tickets-141220324793
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 10:00am
with literary agent Laurie McLean
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-year-new-day-in-publishing-with-laurie-mclean-tickets-138505097475
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, April 01, 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, April 08, 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, April 08, 2021 - 5:30pm
Author Jasmin Darznik in conversation with Journalist Elaine Elinson, on Zoom
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bohemians-on-zoom-tickets-141208960803
Activities
Thursday, April 15, 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, April 22, 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, April 22, 2021 - 5:30pm
Author Peter G. Platt in conversation with Philippa Kelly, Dramaturg, California Shakespeare Company
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sampling-montaigne-from-hamlet-to-the-tempest-on-zoom-tickets-141213355949
Activities, Club Events
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
a reading and celebration of National Poetry Month
Support This Program
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-poetry-no-peace-a-celebration-of-national-poetry-month-tickets-142611108665
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, April 29, 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, May 06, 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, May 13, 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, May 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
wih Dr. Nancy J. Taniguchi
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-matter-james-king-of-william-and-san-franciscos-1856-vigilantes-tickets-140920369619
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
with Nick Wright
Support This Program
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stepping-into-the-past-early-san-francisco-panoramas-with-nick-wright-tickets-141498021391
Activities
Thursday, May 20, 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, May 25, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, May 27, 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, June 03, 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, June 10, 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, June 17, 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, June 24, 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, June 29, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, July 01, 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, July 08, 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, July 15, 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, July 22, 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, July 27, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, July 29, 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
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 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
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
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
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
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
Meet the Author(s)
Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 2:00pm

Heirs of Yesterday with Editors Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan

Presented on Zoom by the Jewish Community Library, co-presented by Mechanics' Institute

Old San Francisco in Jewish American Fiction: A Launch Event for Emma Wolf's Heirs of Yesterday, with editors Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan, presented by the Jewish Community Library, co-presented by Mechanics' Institute.

Free to all

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 - 6:00pm

“What it Means to Love America”: Dan Rather on his new book, What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel, with Host Priya David Clemens, on Zoom

Presented by Bay Area Book Festival, Co-sponsored by Mechanics’ Institute

The Bay Area book Festival presents Dan Rather in conversation with Priya David Clemens, co-sponsored by Mechanics Institute on Zoom.

$20
Event Admission + SIGNED copy of "What Unites Us" $40
Discount code: midyhfu41a for $11 off book/admission ticket (special offer limited to 50 attendees)

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

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Making of My Heart Sutra: a world in 260 Characters

with author Frederik Schodt and publisher Peter Goodman of Stone Bridge Press

Join author Frederik L. Schodt and publisher Peter Goodman for a discussion of the new book My Heart Sutra: A World in 260 Characters, Fred's exploration of one of the world's great spiritual documents and why it has intrigued, inspired, and nurtured him for decades.

Support This Program

Activities
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, March 18, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers Lunch

Meta Writing and How It Keeps Your Ideas Flowing

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, March 25, 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, March 25, 2021 - 5:30pm

What's Your Story - A Celebration for Women's History Month with Rebecca Walker, Lily Diamond and Ericka Huggins, on Zoom

Cosponsored by Mechanics' Institute and Museum for the African Diaspora (MoAD)

Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond, authors of What's Your Story:A Journal for Everyday Evolution in conversation with political activist and poet Ericka Huggins

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

Activities
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

New Year, New Day in Publishing

with literary agent Laurie McLean

How has the pandemic altered the status quo for the publishing industry?  Literary agent Laurie McLean will fill you in on the new normal for writers in this revealing session. Be ready to take advantage of the opportunities for your book—and yourself.

Free

Activities
Tuesday, March 30, 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, April 01, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, April 08, 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, April 08, 2021 - 5:30pm

The Bohemians: a Novel

Author Jasmin Darznik in conversation with Journalist Elaine Elinson, on Zoom

Author Jasmin Darznik discusses her new novel about iconic photographer Dorothea Lange with journalist Elaine Elinson, on Zoom.

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

Activities
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, April 22, 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, April 22, 2021 - 5:30pm

Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest, on Zoom

Author Peter G. Platt in conversation with Philippa Kelly, Dramaturg, California Shakespeare Company

Author Peter G. Platt argues that the Essais of Montaigne were a crucial factor in the composition of later Shakepearean drama.

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

Activities
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

No Poetry No Peace

a reading and celebration of National Poetry Month

"Poetry provides pathways for creative and cathartic human expression and peace." Join us in celebration of National Poetry Month for a reading of poems from No Poetry No Peace, a collection written by Sheryl Bize-Boutte and her daughter Dr. Angela Boutte; and a selection of local poets.

Support This Program

Activities
Tuesday, April 27, 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, April 29, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, May 06, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, May 13, 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, May 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Words Matter: James King of William and San Francisco’s 1856 Vigilantes

wih Dr. Nancy J. Taniguchi

Award-winning historian Nancy J. Taniguchi, the author of Dirty Deeds: Land, Violence, and the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee, will discuss the life and tragic death of outspoken journalist James King of William and how he, a group of wealthy merchants, and a couple of committed historians shaped San Francisco’s history!

Members & Public Free

Activities
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Stepping into the Past: Early San Francisco Panoramas

with Nick Wright

Please join Nick Wright on a journey back in time to experience ultra-high-resolution views of Gold Rush San Francisco.

Support This Program

Activities
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, May 25, 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, May 27, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 03, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, June 29, 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, July 01, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 08, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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
Tuesday, July 27, 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, July 29, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

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

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

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

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
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