Co-hosted by the Evanston Public Library and Citizens’ Greener Evanston, the Evanston Repair Café is a free meeting space where people fix things together. Participants can bring broken items in to the Robert Crown Branch Library, 1801 Main St., on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to see if they can be repaired before tossing them out.
Besides the obvious money saving, Repair Cafés have multiple benefits, from keeping stuff out of the landfill to promoting collaboration, skill-sharing and community self-reliance, as well as supporting Evanston’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan, just to name a few.
These are the repair categories available (check the current event for updated info):
- General repair of small appliances and common household items (lamps, toasters, fans, blenders, etc.) Includes gluing of wood, ceramic and plastic of household items: toys, picture frames and crockery.
- Basic sewing and mending on clothing and other textiles. Please wash before bringing item.
- Basic jewelry repair: restringing, replacing clasps, links. Soldering up to silver.
- Bike repair: Slipped chains, loose bolts, stuck seats, handlebars, etc. Simple repairs and tune ups only.
- Electronics diagnostics: Bring your item to learn what’s wrong with it, what you need to fix it and the difficulty level of the repair. Bring it fully charged and/or with its power cord.
Register here for a time slot.
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Source: Evanston Public Library