Under the leadership of SFSU lecturer Dr. Mark Calkins, the Mechanics’ Institute offers bi-weekly Proust discussion groups on a semester basis.
The World Literature Group, which meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:45-8:00 pm, will read and discuss Virgil’s The Aeneid, Sorokin’s The Ice Trilogy and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
The new semester begins on March 12th. Fees for the new semester are $65 for Mechanic's Institute members, and $95 for non-members; payable when you register online. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room
The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is an historic membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in the Financial District of San Francisco, California at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker who needs a quiet place to plug in a laptop and do research.