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Activities
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
A panel discussion hosted by San Francisco Towers
Members & Public Free
http://www.jtm-esc.org/san-francisco-towers/books-ephemera-downsizing/
Activities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Curated & moderated by Hoodline's Walter Thompson
Members Free, Public $15
https://transportation2017mi.eventbrite.com
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 6:30pm
Moderated by journalist Kim-Mai Cutler
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of Curator Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-drink-trumps-impact-on-the-bay-area-californians-and-federal-politics-registration-32871790410
Activities
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Sam Kass: Want kids to learn well? Feed them well.
Members Only; Free
Activities
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members & Public $7
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/californias-first-philanthropist-the-legacy-of-james-lick-registration-32742641121
Activities
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of Poetry Out Loud Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-poet-laureate-dana-gioia-registration-32871877671
Activities
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Moderated by Dawn Zidonis, Executive Director of SF Design Week/AIGA
Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mechanics-today-lifestyle-by-designthe-latest-in-home-health-communication-registration-32871915785
Activities
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Moderated by Mechanics' Institute Trustee Lindsey Tonsager
Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-privacysecurity-for-your-eyes-only-keeping-your-online-information-private-and-secure-registration-32872617885
Activities
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
A conversation with Ian D. Johnson, Jennifer Lin, and Mary Kay Magistad.
Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaping-the-soul-of-china-religion-and-the-search-for-meaning-in-the-middle-kingdom-registration-32872739248
Activities
Monday, May 01, 2017 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 12:00pm
Topic TBD
Members Only; Free
Activities
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Activities
Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Topic TBD
Members Only; Free
Activities
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Books You've Loved and Ephemera You've Collected

A panel discussion hosted by San Francisco Towers

Join us and let's enjoy the shared expression of our collections. This should not only be enlightening, but fun. You'll meet other book lovers, collectors,
and people like you. Enjoy the shared expression of emotions our books bring us.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

Transforming SF: The Future Of Transportation

Curated & moderated by Hoodline's Walter Thompson

With an average speed of 8 mph, San Francisco's public transit system is the slowest in the nation, and also one of the costliest to operate. Transportation has been disrupted, but which innovative new models will create sustainable policies?

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 6:30pm

Think & Drink: Trump's Impact on the Bay Area, Californians, and Federal Politics

Moderated by journalist Kim-Mai Cutler

Almost 100 days into Trump's presidency, how are we feeling the impacts of the new administration in urban, state, and federal politics?

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of Curator Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Second Tuesday TED Talk

Sam Kass: Want kids to learn well? Feed them well.

Bring your lunch and curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts with fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff. An informal discussion will follow the viewing.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

California's First Philanthropist: The Legacy of James Lick

Come visit the Society of California Pioneers for a private tour of the exhibit, California's First Philanthropist, and short presentation about the extraordinary James Lick by John Hogan and Taryn Edwards.

Members & Public $7

Activities
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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.

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia

California's new Poet Laureate Dana Gioia will read and talk about his latest collection, 99 Poems: New and Selected.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of Poetry Out Loud Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Today: LIFESTYLE BY DESIGN—The Latest in Home, Health, & Communication

Moderated by Dawn Zidonis, Executive Director of SF Design Week/AIGA

What makes design work, have a "shelf life" and become a "classic", or drop out of view? Will our personal data be safe with the "inter-connectedness" of all these things?

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Transforming SF: THE FUTURE OF PRIVACY/SECURITY--For Your Eyes Only: Keeping your Online Information Private and Secure

Moderated by Mechanics' Institute Trustee Lindsey Tonsager

How can we have maximum online access as consumers and users and still be protected from surveillance, data abuse and identity fraud? What are best practices? How can we use our social platforms and data to enhance our lives? What policies or regulations should be in place to protect us?

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Shaping the Soul of China: Religion and the Search for Meaning in the Middle Kingdom

A conversation with Ian D. Johnson, Jennifer Lin, and Mary Kay Magistad.

Mao Zedong tried to shut down religious practice in China, sometimes brutally, but once Mao was gone, many Chinese renewed their search for meaning.

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Monday, May 01, 2017 - 6:00pm

Mechanics' Institute Tour @ Night

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the 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.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Second Tuesday TED Talk

Topic TBD

Bring your lunch and curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts with fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff. An informal discussion will follow the viewing.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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, June 01, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Activities
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Second Tuesday TED Talk

Topic TBD

Bring your lunch and curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts with fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff. An informal discussion will follow the viewing.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. 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.