Giving Tuesday – 2018

We can volunteer, share our talents, and contribute financial resources to our community in many ways. Details of the Giving Issue photo art will be posted online including these topics:  #GivingTuesday

What is Giving Tuesday?

We know about

  • Black Friday
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Cyber Monday

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to the commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).

But what is Giving Tuesday in Albion?  The Giving Tuesday woven heart logo is remodeled here with Albion events and opportunities that were made possible by gifts large and small.

General Guide – Issue XXXIII is the Giving Edition, which is sponsored by Albion Community Foundation.

The topics here are examples of programs that are helped with your donations.

Albion Big Read Author Talk and celebration of leaders

Author talk at the historic Bohm Theatre in downtown Albion

7 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The award winning author Rita Williams-Garcia will speak on the power of community, and how the history of the United States, the struggle, brutality, injustice, hope, progress, and triumph affect us all.  Ms. Williams-Garcia is from New York City and has a biography in Wikipedia that can be read by clicking here.  

If you are coming from out of town for this talk, get here early to get a seat.  Enjoy the beautiful Bohm Theatre at this free event.  Maybe have dinner in Albion before the event at Cascarelli’s, Charlies, Gina’s, or Lopez Taco House. Learn more about Albion Big Read by clicking here.

ALBION, MI – October 26, 2016 – Albion’s Big Read would like to invite you to celebrate our town, our young people, and the community-making power of reading. Please join us on November 1, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Bohm Theater (201 S. Superior Str.) as we recognize the 2016 BIG READ LEADERS and hear from Coretta Scott King Award-winning author RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA.

Albion’s Big Read Leaders certainly give us reason to celebrate. These local 8th-10th graders completed a summer-long program that prepared them to lead discussions about Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 as a part of this year’s Big Read. And that is what they’ve done. They have already led six wonderfully different and enriching discussions that were open to the public and will lead one more on Sunday, October 30. (For details, visit
This year’s Big Read Leaders are Carl Bates, Emmylou Roberts Christensen, Denisha Harris, Kei’Asianique Hill, Larenz Hill, Ian Lee, Cedriana March, Deonta March, Cassie Porter, Autumn Sisler, Sylvia Sisler, Fred Steward, Ta’Jyanna Steward, Terek Straham, A’Veion Washington, Danielle Washington, Jason Whetstone, and Da’Sani White.
There to help us honor these amazing young people will be RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, a middle-grade and young-adult author who knows the power of community and the rich lives of young people. In novels like One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven, and Gone Crazy in Alabama, Ms. Williams-Garcia looks with clear and unflinching eyes at the history of the United States. In them, her child characters both discover and reveal that the histories of black, white, and brown people in the United States “speak of and intersect through stories of struggle, brutality, injustice, hope, progress, and triumph.” Her books make clear that “very few of us on this soil can claim a separate and sole history. We are a joined people.”
Please come be a part of this joyful celebration at 7:00pm on November 1, 2016 at the Bohm Theater (201 S. Superior Str., Albion MI).
For questions, please contact Jess Roberts ( or Maddie Drury (
For more information about Albion’s Big Read, check us out at and
This event is made possible by generous funding from the Marshall Community Foundation, the Albion Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest.

Albion Big Read 2016

Albion Michigan Big Read Leaders 2016

Albion Michigan Big Read Leaders 2016

Big Read Leaders of 2016 will help with various Big Read events in October continuing until November 1. Look for free books at book hubs and in Little Free Libraries.

Get your book at the Farmers Market and enjoy some community-wide reading discussions! NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

See events on the calendar page or on the website!