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YpsiWrites Virtual Tutoring

Published: November 24, 2020

Having a hard time with virtual learning? YpsiWrites is excited to offer both asynchronous and synchronous (real time) virtual writing support during this time of social distancing. With YpsiWrites, you can expect to receive focused feedback on your writing and strategies for development and revision. A tutor will review your submitted work, writing comments and giving feedback, as well as scheduling a virtual consultation so you can discuss your writing with a tutor in real time. To sign up, just click here and fill out the form!   [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”YpsiWrites+Virtual_+Writers+2.0″]


Teen Summer Jobs at Growing Hope!

Published: May 19, 2020

If you’re ages 14-18 and looking for a chance to earn a little extra money this summer in a fun, outdoor environment, then you should think about applying for a Growing Hope Summer Teen Internship! Apply by May 29th for the opportunity to earn $10/hour (up to 24 hours per week),  while learning gardening and nutrition concepts and gaining an understanding of food justice work during this 8 week program. Click HERE to learn more about the Growing Hope Teen Leadership Program or APPLY FOR THE JOB HERE… and good luck!   Learn more


Covid-19 Unemployment and Financial Help

Published: April 15, 2020

Information about how to apply for Unemployment Insurance and the Covid-19 Economic Impact Payments.


Grants now available for Washtenaw County Small Business Owners Impacted by Covid-19

Published: March 25, 2020

Ann Arbor SPARK, the Greater Washtenaw Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College are now collaborating to provide up to $2500 to Businesses in need through the Washtenaw Small Business Resiliency Fund. Washtenaw County businesses must meet specific criteria to qualify: • The business must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19. • The business must have a physical presence in Washtenaw County. • The business owner’s annual personal income must be less than $81,000. • The business must have 10 employees or …


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Volunteer Writing Coaches Needed for Drop-in Writing Hours

Published: August 21, 2019

Do you have a passion for writing that you would like to share with others? Volunteer at Ypsi Writes!


Learn a new language for travel, work, or fun!

Published: January 25, 2019

Have you been assigned to work in another country? Are you planning a dream vacation abroad? You’ll need a phrase book! Do you live or work in a diverse setting where another language would be useful? Need to brush up on your skills to converse with a new neighbor or friend? Reserve a quiet study room to meet with a tutor or language partner. Your library has a large selection of books, dictionaries, CDs, and DVDs to help you succeed.  Let technology help you out–learn free online with Mango Languages, which also has a mobile app. Try out the fun …


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Scholarships for Skilled Trades Workers and Better-World Entrepreneurs

Published: January 7, 2019

9 scholarships are available for Michigan residents to pursue technical education or realize their dream of being an entrepreneur who makes a community impact.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Everything from boat motors to snow blowers.

Auto Repair Source

Car repair manuals and other automotive resources for DIYers.

Teen Summer Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Published: May 24, 2018

Calling all 8th-12th grade students! Do you need volunteer hours to graduate? Looking for fun ways to help your community and learn something new? Want to build your resume with real work and leadership experiences? Fill out the form below to let us know when and how you would like to help at the library this summer June 15-August 9.


Learn Technology, Microsoft Office, Math, Reading & More with GCF Learn Free

Published: April 4, 2018 offers free tutorials for the beginner or intermediate learner in technology basics, Microsoft Office, computer basics, Internet basics, social media, reading, math and everyday life skills. Self-Paced Tutorials is mostly comprised of self-paced tutorials providing a variety of learning approaches with text, information graphics, interactives, and videos. These self-paced tutorials are available when you are, on your schedule. You do not have to create an account or sigh in; you can start learning immediately. If you really want to learn a topic in depth, you can start with the first lesson and work your way through the entire tutorial. If …


What's next? : finding your passion and your dream job in your forties, fifties, and beyond
Career Changes

For those looking to make a shift in their career path, here are a few books to help you make your move.

What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes
Résumé Books

Need to write or update your résumé? Here’s a list of books that provide general tips and strategies to make a winning résumé.