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Evanston Repair Café

June 10 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cohosted by the Evanston Public Library and Citizens’ Greener Evanston, the Evanston Repair Café takes place on the second Saturday of even-numbered months from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert Crown Community Center Library.

Repair Café’s are free meeting spaces where people fix things together. Besides the obvious money saving, RC’s 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 at this Repair event:

  • General Repair of small appliances and common household items (lamps, toasters, fans, blenders…) No electronics, please.  Includes gluing of wood, ceramic and plastic of household items: toys, picture frames, crockery…
  • Basic sewing/mending on clothing and other textiles. Please wash before bringing item.
  • Basic jewelry repair: restringing, replacing clasps, links. No soldering.
  • Bike repair: Slipped chains, loose bolts, stuck seats, handlebars…
  • Electronics diagnostic: Bring your item to learn what’s wrong with it, what you need to fix it and the difficulty level of the repair.

Walk-ins are accepted, but registered participants receive priority. Find the next event registration information by searching for the event date on the Evanston Public Library’s event page.


Robert Crown Community Center and Library
1801 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202
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