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Classes
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:15pm
Web Exploration Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/find-your-next-favorite-book-on-goodreads-registration-32743733388
Classes
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Financial Literacy Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/key-financial-magazinesnewspapers-every-astute-investor-should-read-registration-32743534794
Classes
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 6:30pm
Web Exploration Series
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/researching-articles-on-popular-culture-current-events-sports-and-more-registration-33476980550
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Classes
Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 1:00pm
Members & Public $105
http://www.litquake.org/events/annie-barrows%E2%80%94establishing-time-and-place-your-historical-novel-or-one-hoopskirt-does-not
Classes
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Every Second Thursday of the Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
Members & Public $105
http://www.litquake.org/events/sarah-ladipo-manyika%E2%80%94using-performance-explore-character%E2%80%99s-voice
Classes, Reoccuring
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
Exploration Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/literary-magazines-for-writers-registration-33476626491
Classes
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Every Third Wednesday of the Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
Web Exploration Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-internet-archive-and-its-wayback-machine-registration-33476720773
Classes
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
Web Exploration Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/find-your-next-favorite-book-on-goodreads-registration-33476879247
Classes
Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 10:00am
Every Second Thursday of the Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:30pm
Group Activity
Members Only; Free
Classes
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
Web Exploration Series
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/encrypting-your-digital-life-registration-33476909337
Classes
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Every Third Wednesday of the Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Web Exploration Series
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adding-branches-to-your-family-tree-using-ancestry-registration-33477036718
Classes
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Web Exploration Series
Members Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-internet-archive-and-its-wayback-machine-registration-33476946448
Classes
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Find Your Next Favorite Book on Goodreads

Web Exploration Series

Learn how to create an account and use the popular book recommendation website Goodreads.  We’ll explore how to add books to your virtual shelf, find recommendations and read-alikes, and discover fun extras, including blogs, groups, and giveaways.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Key Financial Magazines & Newspapers Every Astute Investor Should Read

Financial Literacy Series

Discover publications providing useful investment information.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Researching Articles on Popular Culture, Current Events, Sports and More

Web Exploration Series

How do you find the information you want, quickly, with intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searching, while making sure you tap into quality sources? Gales's General Reference Center Gold database provides access to the latest content covering current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free

Classes
Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Annie Barrows—Establishing Time and Place in Your Historical Novel (or, One Hoopskirt Does Not a Civil War Novel Make)

The hilarious and brainy Annie Barrows will impart her wisdom on historical fiction.

Members & Public $105

Classes
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Every Second Thursday of the Month

Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or have other internet-related questions.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sarah Ladipo Manyika—Using Performance to Explore Character's Voice

This workshop, led by a self-described non-actor, will focus on how performance helps to bring characters alive.

Members & Public $105

Classes
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Literary Magazines for Writers

Exploration Series

Find out about the Mechanics’ Institute’s literary magazine subscriptions, peruse a few online literary magazines, and explore resources for exploring the world of literary magazines – including where to find writers’ guidelines both online and in print.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Every Third Wednesday of the Month

Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The Internet Archive and Its Wayback Machine

Web Exploration Series

The Internet Archive provides access to millions of open source files. Come learn how to find and download free ebooks, movies, music, audiobooks, artwork, software, and even video games. We’ll also be learning how to use their Wayback Machine to digitally transport back to the internet of yesteryear.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Find Your Next Favorite Book on Goodreads

Web Exploration Series

Learn how to create an account and use the popular book recommendation website Goodreads.  We’ll explore how to add books to your virtual shelf, find recommendations and read-alikes, and discover fun extras, including blogs, groups, and giveaways.

Members Only; Free

Classes
Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Technology Office Hours

Every Second Thursday of the Month

Reserve a 30-minute appointment to work with a librarian for one-on-one help with a device, software, email, or have other internet-related questions.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Group Activity

Bring a knitting or crochet project and get to know your fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Encrypting Your Digital Life

Web Exploration Series

Learn tips for making sure the information you want to keep private, stays private. We’ll talk about passwords, hard drive encryption, texting versus email, and avoiding trackers as you browse the web.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free

Classes
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Library Downloads Workshop: eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eAudiobooks

Every Third Wednesday of the Month

Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you'll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, and eAudiobooks.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Adding Branches to Your Family Tree Using Ancestry

Web Exploration Series

The Mechanics' Institute subscribes to the Ancestry database for libraries, which provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. This class will provide tips on searching, how to download records, and plenty of time for hands-on practice.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free

Classes
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Internet Archive and Its Wayback Machine

Web Exploration Series

The Internet Archive provides access to millions of open source files. Come learn how to find and download free ebooks, movies, music, audiobooks, artwork, software, and even video games. We’ll also be learning how to use their Wayback Machine to digitally transport back to the internet of yesteryear.

Members Only; Free