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Volunteer Voices: Gloria Hayat

This is part of a new feature on the 826LA blog called Volunteer Voices where volunteers tell their stories in their own words. Our first comes from After-School Tutoring volunteer and Centaur Club member Gloria Hayat: I learned of volunteer … read more

Let there be light(s)

Come by 826LA in Echo Park and the Time Travel Mart this week, and you’re sure to notice that the future is looking brighter. We have new lights thanks to Reliance Home Services! The Time Travel Mart’s truly vintage overhead … read more

Student Caitlin writes about her hero Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, a hero in many people’s eyes, died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. Born in July 18, 1918, Mandela said “custom, rituals, and taboos” dominated his early childhood. Nelson Mandela was first known as Rolihlahla … read more

Young readers have more books to love thanks to Bad Robot

The young bookworms at 826LA have a lot to celebrate this week. 826LA has hundreds of amazing new books in our Mar Vista library thanks to Good Robot (the philanthropic arm of Bad Robot, of course)! Last Thursday, generous individuals … read more

What’s better than chocolate?

What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate for a good cause! In January, our friends and neighbors at design firm Ludlow Kingsley created an animated website, inviting people to make donations to 826LA. Gift-givers received a beautiful, limited edition bar of dark … read more

B.J. Novak and Tom Perrotta Discuss Finding Their Voices Through Writing

“Novels need two ideas — two centers of gravity,” said Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children, Election, and The Leftovers, and one of two featured speakers at 826LA’s Partners in Time literary salon on March 9th. These two centers of gravity play off … read more

Volunteers of the Month: March 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Bill Adelson is a native of New York City, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He started writing short stories when he was in high school, and he hopes to pass … read more

What’s it really like to intern at 826LA?

Hey there! We’re Andrea and Chelsea, two of 826LA’s interns, and we interviewed each other about what it’s actually like to come to work through the doors of the Time Travel Mart. First of all, interning at 826LA is fun. … read more

Worlds collide on a field trip to 826LA

Up to four times a week, classes of elementary, middle, or high-school students come to 826LA for unforgettable field trips. These classes come from all over the Los Angeles Unified School District, but, occasionally, we see some familiar faces from … read more

Recognizing dedication and creativity with the Young Authors Award

On Thursday, February 27th, 826LA had a lot to celebrate. We unveiled the Young Authors Wall, a public display honoring the literary accomplishments of our Young Author award winners. We also cheered on the writers of our latest student chapbook, … read more