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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 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
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
a conversation with Debra Eckerling
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-and-illustrating-your-own-stories-with-armand-baltazar-tickets-105171538904
Book cover and author
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
Author James Nestor in conversation on Zoom with respiratory experts Professor Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mike Mew, co-presented by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public Free, Members of Goethe-Institut San Francisco Free, Members of Gray Area Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breath-the-new-science-of-a-lost-art-on-zoom-registration-105453203370
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:00pm
Cosponsored by Mechanics’ Institute, Gray Area and Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco and National Library of Ireland
Sliding Scale 1: Free, Sliding Scale 2: $10, Sliding Scale 3: $20
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bloomsday-noon-on-zoom-tickets-107279325350
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
an illustrated lecture with librarian Taryn Edwards
Free
Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 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
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
a conversation with Jim Azevedo from Smashwords
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-and-illustrating-your-own-stories-with-armand-baltazar-tickets-105171538904
Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 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
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
a conversation with John Shea about Willie Mays
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-and-illustrating-your-own-stories-with-armand-baltazar-tickets-105171538904
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 5:00pm
Historian Professor Martha S. Jones in conversation with Maxine Anderson, Director for the League of Women Voters of California
Free to all
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suffrage-100-2-diversity-and-division-in-the-suffrage-movement-on-zoom-tickets-108034189168
Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 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 09, 2020 - 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 16, 2020 - 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 23, 2020 - 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 30, 2020 - 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 06, 2020 - 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 13, 2020 - 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 20, 2020 - 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 27, 2020 - 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 03, 2020 - 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 10, 2020 - 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 17, 2020 - 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 24, 2020 - 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
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

Same building since 1910, same location since 1866, same ethos since 1855. 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
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How to Set New Writing Goals When #ChangeHappens

a conversation with Debra Eckerling

Join librarian Taryn Edwards in conversation with author and coach Debra Eckerling who will provide the advice you need to help you reboot your writing goals and make a new plan. In parternship with the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.

Members & Public Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, on Zoom

Author James Nestor in conversation on Zoom with respiratory experts Professor Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mike Mew, co-presented by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut

Tech and the City Series co-presented by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut

Now, in the time of COVID 19 when respiratory health is on everyone’s mind, James Nestor’s latest book examines the often misunderstood and overlooked science of breathing.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Public Free
Members of Goethe-Institut San Francisco Free
Members of Gray Area Free

Activities
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

Bloomsday Noon - A Montage of Readings, Performances, and Music on Zoom

Cosponsored by Mechanics’ Institute, Gray Area and Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco and National Library of Ireland

Our annual celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses goes online as our first international Bloomsday, with a montage of readings, performance, song and celebration.

Sliding Scale 1: Free
Sliding Scale 2: $10
Sliding Scale 3: $20

Activities
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Libraries of the Barbary Coast, 1848-1879

an illustrated lecture with librarian Taryn Edwards

San Francisco since its birth has been a literary town. The thousands of people who came to California during the Gold Rush were voracious readers – eager to catch up on the news of the day and to while away the time between shifts in the gold fields with a good book. While many were as simple as a bookshelf of titles in a boarding house; there was a great need for true libraries to serve the needs of the city’s growing population. 

Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ebook Publishing in a Post COVID-19 World

a conversation with Jim Azevedo from Smashwords

Join Jim Azevedo, marketing director at Smashwords, the largest distributor of self-published ebooks, for a conversation about ebook publishing a post COVID-19 world. In parternship with the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid

a conversation with John Shea about Willie Mays

Join longtime San Francisco Chronicle baseball writer John Shea for a conversation about his collaboration with Willie Mays on Mays’ new memoir, 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid. In parternship with the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 5:00pm

Suffrage 100 #2: Diversity and Division in the Suffrage Movement, on Zoom Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters, SF

Historian Professor Martha S. Jones in conversation with Maxine Anderson, Director for the League of Women Voters of California

This program focuses on the issues of diversity and division that complicated the Suffrage Movement throughout its history and the implications now.

Free to all

Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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

Activities
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:00am

Write Now!

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