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Get Weather-Ready with Home Improvement Programs

Published: November 16, 2019

In need of some home improvement projects? Washtenaw County is providing FREE weatherization services for eligible residents.

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Help for Veterans is Available

Published: November 14, 2019

Did you know that as of 2019, 11.7 million veterans are over the age of 65, which is about 61% of all veterans (U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics)? The Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs can help veterans, their survivors and dependents, file claims for benefits from Federal, State, and Local governments and receive help with VA Pension, life insurance and health care, financial assistance with food, transportation, and housing, and funeral and burial reimbursements. Their mission is to provide accurate, efficient and timely services to ensure delivery of benefits to veterans and their families.  If …

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Information on YDL-Michigan’s Closing

Published: October 17, 2019

Our Michigan Avenue location is closed after confirmed evidence of bed bugs. The library branch is scheduled to be inspected and treated on Friday, October 18.  We plan to reopen on Saturday, October 19.

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Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement

Published: October 7, 2019

Know your rights: Immigration Enforcement Michigan Immigrants Rights Center (MIRC) has released a comprehensive guide entitled, “Preparing your family for immigration enforcement.” Print copies of this guide will be available for free at all YDL Branches in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Electronic copies in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bangla, and French are available on the MIRC website. The guide focuses on navigating your rights throughout any immigration enforcement encounter, whether it be before, during, or after a raid. Topics include: An outline for creating an emergency plan. Short scripts and advice for interrogation situations. Multi-lingual, Printable “know your rights” cards that …

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Everyone’s A Writer: Introducing Ypsi Writes

Published: September 5, 2019

Ypsi Writes will host drop-in hours at all YDL locations offering help with any type of writing, and present writing workshops where both experienced and aspiring writers can learn various forms, from memoirs to résumés to poetry.

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Gardens Bring Education Outside

Published: July 19, 2019

Gardens in Ypsilanti’s schools and libraries are are not just delicious–they’re also great educational tools.

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Time Running Out to Keep Tuition Incentive Program Benefits!

Published: July 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2019 Deadline Fast Approaching for Low-Income Michigan Students to Apply for College Tuition Assistance Eligible Students from Class of 2019 Must Apply by Aug. 31, 2019 LANSING, Mich. – Time is running out for eligible individuals from the classes of 2015 and 2019 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury The grant program – commonly referred to as TIP – encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance. Eligible TIP students have …

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What’s New at Your Local Parks?

Published: July 1, 2019

This article appeared in our summer 2019 edition of The Loop. This edition’s theme was Get Outside and included many opportunities to take advantage of the natural resources of the Ypsilanti area! Our parks listing features a few of the parks that have had major improvements this year, or that are featured as part of the Summer Challenge. Cherry Hill Nature Preserve 6375 Cherry Hill Road | Free Located just outside the city, the preserve has a 1.6 mile trail loop through rolling hills and wetlands that are perfect for birdwatching and enjoying nature. The boardwalk through the wetlands is …

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YDL-Superior Closed Due to Power Outage

Published: June 26, 2019

All YDL locations are closed today, on Wednesday, January 30. The bookmobile will be off the road all week.

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Have Questions about Medicare or Medicaid?

Published: June 10, 2019

Get unbiased advice to make the right decisions about your health care. Schedule a one-on-one conversation with an experienced health counselor, provided by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.  Counselors are available at the Michigan Avenue branch of YDL June 8, 22, July 13, 27, August 10, and 24.  Make an appointment by calling 800-803-7174.

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