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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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
Henri Cole in conversation with San Francisco Poet D.A. Powell
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10, Friends of City Lights Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blizzard-poet-henri-cole-in-conversation-with-author-da-powell-on-zoom-tickets-115805474291
Activities, Club Events
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
presented by Jim Schein
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 3:00pm
an illustrated lecture with librarian Taryn Edwards
Free
Activities, Club Events
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
Members & Public Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm
A conversation between architects Clive Wilkinson and Lingxiu Chong, co-presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design and Gray Area
Mechanics' Institute Members and Co-presenters $10 with Promo Code, Public $15, Students $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bohemians-west-on-zoom-tickets-115802172415
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 01, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 5:30pm
Author W. Joseph Campbell talks with Priya David Clemens, host of KQED Newsroom
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public Free to $10, Friends of UC Press Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-in-a-gallup-polling-failure-in-us-presidential-elections-on-zoom-tickets-120318218029
Activities
Thursday, October 08, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 5:30pm
with authors Rachel Brahinsky and Alexander Tarr
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-peoples-guide-to-the-san-francisco-bay-area-on-zoom-tickets-116662513719
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 15, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:30pm
with authors Dan Harder and Paul Madonna
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-love-and-mysteries-on-zoom-tickets-116674627953
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
Activities
Thursday, October 22, 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
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 29, 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, November 05, 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
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
A Virtual Talk with Tania Romanov
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, November 12, 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
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
A Virtual Talk with their San Francisco teacher, Judy Bebelaar
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, November 19, 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
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, November 26, 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, December 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, Club Events
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, December 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, December 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, December 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, Club Events
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, December 31, 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, January 07, 2021 - 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, January 14, 2021 - 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, January 21, 2021 - 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, January 28, 2021 - 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

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

Blizzard: Poet Henri Cole's new Collection, on Zoom. Cosponsored by City Lights Booksellers and Publishers

Henri Cole in conversation with San Francisco Poet D.A. Powell

Henri Cole returns to Mechanics' Institute with his new collection of poems of lyrical beauty and ethical depth. He will be in conversation with local poet D.A. Powell.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
Friends of City Lights Free

Activities
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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 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.

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart's 1947 Illustrated Map of San Francisco's Chinatown

presented by Jim Schein

Join us for a virtual presentation of Jim Schein's new book about Ken Cathcart's 1947 illustrated map of San Francisco's Chinatown.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Making History: a panel discussion about writing and publishing history

Join professionals in the history business for a discussion on writing and publishing history.
Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm

17th Annual Architecture + The City Festival, San Francisco: Re-Imagining Work / Space / Place on Zoom

A conversation between architects Clive Wilkinson and Lingxiu Chong, co-presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design and Gray Area

This online presentation with respected architects will re-examine and re-imagine the nature of work, the "work force," and the spaces we work in. Co-presented by AIA San Francisco & the Center for Architecture + Design and Gray Area.

Mechanics' Institute Members and Co-presenters $10 with Promo Code
Public $15
Students $5

Activities
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failures in U.S. Presidential Elections, on Zoom

Author W. Joseph Campbell talks with Priya David Clemens, host of KQED Newsroom

A sweeping look at the messy and contentious past of US presidential pre-election polls and why they aren't as reliable as we think.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Public Free to $10
Friends of UC Press Free

Activities
Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 5:30pm

A People's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area

with authors Rachel Brahinsky and Alexander Tarr

An alternative history and geography of the Bay Area that highlights sites of oppression, resistance, and transformation.

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

Activities
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:30pm

An Evening of Love and Mysteries, on Zoom

with authors Dan Harder and Paul Madonna

Multi-talented poet/playwright Dan Harder and well-known writer/illustrator Paul Madonna present their intriguing novels combining lost and discovered love, hidden identities and disappearances. Come join an evening of delicious mystery and romance!

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

Activities
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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 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, October 22, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, November 05, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

One Hundred Years of Exile: A Romanov's Search for Her Father's Russia

A Virtual Talk with Tania Romanov
Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown

A Virtual Talk with their San Francisco teacher, Judy Bebelaar
Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

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

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

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

Write If You Dare!

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

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

Write If You Dare!

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

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

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

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!

Members Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, January 07, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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