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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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TuesdaySeptember 2011

Last Sunday was, in fact, as EPIC as promised. It turns out, and we are not surprised, that Phil and Erin Stead are indeed adorable, incredibly sweet, very talented, knowledgeable, and — it begs to be noted — extremely fashionable. Many, many thanks to them for teaching a wonderful workshop…

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FridaySeptember 2011

Sundays are not known for being EPIC, and isn’t that a shame? By EPIC, I mean Extraordinarily Positive In Capacity. I mean Excitedly, Preposterously, Incurably Celebratory. Here at 826michigan, we think it’s time. And so, we present, for your consideration, Sunday, September 25. A Sunday so EPIC, we present it to you in THREE parts.

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FridaySeptember 2011

Ever wanted to find out just what happens behind the red curtain at Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair? Or find out how 826michigan utilizes its hundreds of volunteers in local public school classrooms? Or figure out why the organization has such an unusual name?

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WednesdaySeptember 2011

I know none of you will read this to the end, so I’ll make it short and sweet. The Fall Workshop Schedule, which you and your brood have hopefully perused in a leisurely way for the last twenty-four hours, is now open for registration! Kite writing! Cartography! Origin stories! What more could you ask for?

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FridaySeptember 2011

Hallowoof Puppet Show Led by Mary Roderique and Colby Ages: 6-9, 8 students Tuesday, October 11, 6-7:30pm (one session) Come co-author a spooky story, make puppets, and perform it as an ensemble! In this workshop, we’ll put our noggins together to come up with some spooky ideas for a good…

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FridaySeptember 2011

Super-Amazing College Entrance and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop (With Pizza!) Led by Will Purves College Applicants and Scholarship writers (HS Juniors & Seniors), 20 students Saturday, October 8: 10am-4pm (one session with an optional follow-up session on Thursday, October 13: 6-7:30pm) So, you’re applying to college? Thinking about scholarships? You…

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FridaySeptember 2011

Word Portraiture Led by Catherine Calabro & Amy Sumerton Ages: 6-9, 15 students Thursday, October 6, 6-7:30pm (one session) Calling all word artists! The 826michigan programs department is on a mission to curate the most beautiful portrait exhibit this side of the Huron, and we need your help to create…

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FridaySeptember 2011

Fantasy Landscapes: The Art of Cartography Led by Will Purves Ages: 9-11, 15 students Wednesday, September 28, 6-8pm (one session) We bet you have a special place in your mind, a place where all of your characters live and where great stories take place. This workshop offers you a chance…

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FridaySeptember 2011

There is No Blue Without Yellow and Without Orange: Fantastic Ekphrastic featuring Vincent van Gogh Led by Angela Scott Ages: 9-13, 15 students Thursday, September 22, 6-7:30pm (one session) Between 1881 and 1890 Vincent van Gogh was incredibly busy – he created over 900 pieces of art that would eventually…

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FridaySeptember 2011

Kite-writing: Flying Comics Led by CarolynRose Stone and Elaine Reed Ages: 9-11, 12 students Thursday, September 15, 6-8pm (one session) Did you know that kites have been used for almost 3,000 years to send important messages between friends and enemies? In this workshop, we’ll make kites (yes! real kites that…

Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255