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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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MondayMarch 2013

Of Chin-Azzaro, a local art and photo consulting firm! About eighteen months ago, a hip and friendly-looking couple strolled into the robot store to introduce themselves as they were new in the area, starting a business, and wanting to get involved with the community. They left a card. It was…

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FridayMarch 2013

Nicholas De Paul Let’s just get this out of the way: Nicholas De Paul has always been a Super Volunteer, but he was recently elevated to Super HERO status on one fateful day in the 826michigan basement. To make a long story short, there was a dead mouse in the…

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WednesdayFebruary 2013

Due to inclement weather and school closures today, 826michigan will be CLOSED Wednesday, February 27. That means no programs on-site and off-site, and the robot store remains dark! Let’s Move, our evening workshop, is canceled and will be rescheduled. On-Site Tutoring is canceled today and will resume tomorrow (3:30-5:30pm), and…

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TuesdayFebruary 2013

Friends, if the act of writing this article breaks the Internet, please accept our sincere apologies. You see, we’re writing ABOUT our website (and the people who help us with it) ON our website, and that just has to be against some law of physics, right? But we simply had…

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MondayFebruary 2013

Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed and so are all ON-SITE 826michigan programs for students. There will be no after-school tutoring at 826michigan and Ypsilanti Middle School today. Drop-In Writing programs at 826michigan are canceled. Because the Ypsilanti District Library is open, Drop-In Writing at YDL will still take place…

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FridayFebruary 2013

Erica Jolokai It takes all kinds to run a place like 826michigan. We have volunteers who are natural teachers, and others who prefer to help in quieter ways. Volunteers who seem to dream in Awesome Workshop Ideas, and volunteers who really shine at a table with a sixth-grader and some…

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MondayJanuary 2013

Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed and so are all 826michigan programs for students. There will be no after-school tutoring at 826michigan and Ypsilanti Middle School today. Drop-In Writing programs at 826michigan and at the Ypsilanti District Library are canceled this evening. 826michigan offices and the Liberty Street Supply and…

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ThursdayJanuary 2013

Our good friend and hero Jim Ottaviani not only has a Wikipedia page, but he’s also tutored for us regularly for the last several years. He is a font of knowledge and incredibly humble, and it is for these two qualities that we like him best. (Well, and like, ten…

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WednesdayJanuary 2013

Happy new year! As we begin 2013 by digging ourselves out of a large pile of papers, we’d like to extend a hearty thanks to all of you who received our mailer this past December and responded with a donation. (Your actual thank you letters will be in the mail…

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TuesdayJanuary 2013

Jodi Faye Bullock and Maggie Gibbons! If you live in the Southeast Michigan area, we hope you’ve been by our center in downtown Ann Arbor. In that case you’ve probably seen our volunteers working diligently behind the red curtain as field trip helpers in the morning, tutors in the afternoon,…

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