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Activities, Club Events
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
moderated by Taryn Edwards
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-the-joy-of-travel-and-adventure-writing-tickets-392710667177
Activities, Club Events
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 2:00pm
 
with historian Megan Kate Nelson
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-and-revising-narrative-history-tickets-358966557637
Activities
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-404281174877
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, September 01, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
with author L. John Harris
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-little-plague-journal-tickets-392048235827
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-404282849887
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
with Professor Sue Fawn Chung
Member of Mechanics' Institute FREE, Public sliding scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/profits-of-labor-a-history-of-californias-chinese-immigrants-tickets-396127226197
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
author Victoria Kastner
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-franciscos-golden-gate-park-onsite-at-mechanics-institute-tickets-388819538707
Activities, Club Events
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:30am
 
with Monika Trobits
MI Members $20, Public $25
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-barbary-coast-a-walking-tour-of-terrific-pacific-street-tickets-372255926497
Activities
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: the Joy of Travel and Adventure Writing

moderated by Taryn Edwards

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. This month we discuss the Joy of Travel and Adventure Writing. Join us, share, and learn!

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Activities
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Writing and Revising Narrative History

with historian Megan Kate Nelson

Join the Mechanics' Institute and the Institute for Historical Study for this exciting talk about writing with historian Megan Kate Nelson.

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Activities
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

In-person tours are back! 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.

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Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, September 01, 2022 - 6:00pm

My Little Plague Journal -- ONSITE at Mechanics' Institute

with author L. John Harris

Richly illustrated by the author, My Little Plague Journal is a quirky window into the mind of “a veteran flâneur" and a chronicle of our time.

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

Activities
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 - 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 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.

Support This Event

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 6:00pm

Profits of Labor: A History of California's Chinese Immigrant Miners, Merchants, and Workers -- a VIRTUAL EVENT on Zoom

with Professor Sue Fawn Chung

This presentation about three men and their families, all Chinese immigrants, offers a historical landscape of Chinatowns in San Francisco and other western cities, from immigrant labor to entrepreneurship.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

Member of Mechanics' Institute FREE
Public sliding scale $5 to $10

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm

Architecture + The City Festival: Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect

author Victoria Kastner

This new biography—featuring over 150 archival images and full-color photographs printed throughout—introduces Julia Morgan as both a pioneering architect and a captivating individual. Learn more about her life and work in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Members Free

Activities
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

The Barbary Coast: A Walking Tour of “Terrific” Pacific Street

with Monika Trobits

During this walk, we’ll explore the legendary Barbary Coast.

MI Members $20
Public $25