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What are we up to around 826michigan? A lot! From Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair updates to program closures to news and views from our students and volunteers, our blog chronicles it all.

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TuesdayApril 2016

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are are featuring writing from our Drop-in Writing programs at Ypsilanti District Library and Detroit Public Library branches. Ypsilanti and Detroit Library Drop-in Writing Programs Alma Varela, 10 Dear…

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MondayApril 2016

You are cordially invited to join 826michigan and special guest Frances Stroh for a charming evening under the stars at Zingerman’s beautiful Cornman Farms in Dexter, Michigan. STORYMAKERS DINNER is a celebration that honors important writers and their stories, from nationally known novelists to emerging young authors in our community….

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FridayApril 2016

Choosing only one Supporter of the Month–every single month–is super difficult in the best possible way. Every three weeks or so, 826michigan staff wrestle over which business or community champion to single out for their tremendous contribution to our students. You might imagine that we’ve amassed a huge circle of…

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FridayApril 2016

For the past year, magical Claire Stano has created a wondrous space in our writing lab on Wednesday evenings for our 6-8 year old writers. Each week, Claire thoughtfully selects a children’s book to read during a Wee-Bots Drop-in Writing session and builds a lesson plan around the story. Claire…

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SaturdayMarch 2016

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are are featuring writing from our in-school partnership at Ypsilanti Community High School in Liz Sirman’s English Language Learners class. We offered a science fiction writing workshop called My Future Robot…

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MondayFebruary 2016

The Ann Arbor District Library provides access to incredible resources and programs in Washtenaw County, and they just happen to be our neighbor, community partner, and friend. This month, we are delighted to recognize the outstanding work of the AADL and how their partnership with us has helped so many…

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MondayFebruary 2016

Cool, Creative Carman “I cannot believe my eyes!” -Jason, tutoring student, upon seeing the pencil cups that Carman (VotM March ‘16) sorted and filled with sharpened, eraser-ed pencils. -How we feel every time March 2016 Volunteer of the Month Carman Judd is helping with a project or program When Carman…

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FridayFebruary 2016

It’s a balmy evening at the end of January in Detroit, Michigan—40 degrees at 6:00 pm. For locals, it’s a refreshing break from the Michigan mid-winter frost. One bold soul walks down the street in shorts and without a coat as children trickle into an old storefront to write stories….

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FridayFebruary 2016

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are are featuring writing from our field trips. Every Wednesday and Friday morning, classes from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit come to 826michigan for a writing-based field trip. *Field…

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ThursdayFebruary 2016

826michigan programs are canceled today, Thursday, February 25, following the lead of Ann Arbor Public and Ypsilanti Community Schools. We hope to be back in action tomorrow, but check our website and social media for more information. We look forward to reading your snow stories!

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