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.
The conversation on Zoom will explore what defines a place, its history and community through its landmarks, design and demographics. What successes and failures of the past can shape the future of SF and the Bay Area. This program is virtual on Zoom
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.
Join author and book-marketing strategist Matthew Felix for a discussion about book marketing.
Join Malcolm Margolin and friends for an evening of provocative yet joyful conversation about California’s indigenous peoples' resilience, traditional ecological knowledge, and the fundamental cultural changes needed to stop climate disruption. This program is virtual on Zoom.
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!
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Author Jennifer De Leon talks on Zoom with poet Norma Liliana Valdez 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. Moderated by writer Sara Campos.This program is virtual on Zoom
The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. Join us, share, and learn! This month we discuss using a Beta Reader.
Author Heather Clark talks about her book Red Comet, a biography of the brilliant poet Sylvia Plath. This program is virtual on Zoom.
Join artist Rene Yung on a journey that traverses visual art, civic engagement, writing, history, archaeology, and cultural activism, and weaves together memory and belonging, community and place.
Join us and gain an understanding of the contours of intellectual property law and how to better protect yourself as a writer.
Join us and a selection of poets – some local, some far flung - to explore how "poetry provides pathways for creative and cathartic human expression and peace."