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Saturday Repair Café - MAY 2024

A Climate Action Program

2024-05-11 10:00:00 2024-05-11 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday Repair Café - MAY 2024 "Never take broken for an answer" Following the Ifixit motto, the Repair Café Volunteers will do their best to bring your beloved items back to life... with your help!   Robert Crown Community Center - Room B/C

Saturday, May 11
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-11 10:00:00 2024-05-11 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday Repair Café - MAY 2024 "Never take broken for an answer" Following the Ifixit motto, the Repair Café Volunteers will do their best to bring your beloved items back to life... with your help!   Robert Crown Community Center - Room B/C

"Never take broken for an answer" Following the Ifixit motto, the Repair Café Volunteers will do their best to bring your beloved items back to life... with your help!  

So, what is this all about? 

Repair Café's are free meeting spaces where people fix things together. Besides the obvious money saving, RC's help keep stuff out of the landfill, promote connection and collaboration, skill-sharing and community self-reliance.

So give it a try! Find that broken item you never brought yourself to throw away (remember, there is no "away"!) and sign up for a slot that matches the type or repair you need. Once at the Repair Café, you will work together with our volunteers to repair your items.

These are our repair categories.  Please sign up for ONE SINGLE SLOT per event. Additional slots will be deleted. 

  • Small Appliances: Make sure you add make and model when you sign up, as well as a description of what is not working. 
  • Electronics: Bring items fully charged and/or with ALL their power cords. (Printers: bring the cable that connects it to your computer!) Sorry, no TV sets or VCRs!
  • Sewing: We focus on teaching you how to repair, so we do not provide alteration or tailoring services. Zippers: We don't replace them but we can try to repair sliders.
  • Jewelry: Restringing, fixing clasps or chains, gluing, basic cleaning and polishing We do not solder. Watch bands are not our specialty but we can try:)

At some of our events, you will find additional repair categories. Check the actual sign-up to see what is available.

  • Bikes: We handle basic repairs such as slipped chains, loose bolts, stuck seats, handlebars...
  • Paper and Book Conservation: We will be able to provide you with guidelines and advice on care and maintenance for your books, paper art and photographs, as well as direct you to local conservation and heritage professionals.
  • Knife Sharpening: Bring a knife or a pair of scissors to have them sharpened and to learn more about blade sharpening.
  • Sock darning: Bring your sock(s) and, ideally, the matching thread you want to use to learn how to darn them.
    Your items must be clean, particularly clothing, vacuum cleaner hoses, filters, air purifiers, toasters, blenders... 
  • *New* Item Assembly/Small Furniture Repair: "Some assembly required" but you've lost the instructions? Bring it so we can work on it together. Small Furniture - Fixing, gluing,  tightening screws...
  • *New* Phone Help (No Hardware Repair): How do Google Photos and ICloud work? How do you sync your Google Photos to your computer? How do you enable accesibility functions?
  • *New* Music Instruments: Musical guidance, instrumental consultations and suggestions. Care and repair referral suggestions for most instruments, and music theory discussion and questions.

Spare parts: Bring them if you know them!

Co-sponsored with Climate Action Evanston. We are grateful to the Evanston Repair Café volunteers for their expertise, time, and support.

Questions? Bea at  becheverria@cityofevanston.org or webuildcommunityevanston@gmail.com.
 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Environment and Ecology |

TAGS: | repair cafe |

Robert Crown Branch Library

Phone: (847) 448-8101
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

 

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting a Citywide culture of accessibility and inclusivity. To request an accommodation for a program, service, or activity, please call 847-866-2919 to make an ADA service request or fill out a request form online.

Upcoming events

Mon, May 20, All day
Main Library

Mon, May 20, All day
Main Library

Mon, May 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, May 20, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
New venue Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Multipurpose Room B/C
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, May 21, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, May 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Tue, May 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Thu, May 23, All day
Main Library

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class
Registration is now closed

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - B/C

Fri, May 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Library - Children's Room

Canceled
Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, May 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Sun, May 26, All day
Main Library

Sun, May 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Rescheduled
Sun, May 26, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
New date Sunday, May 26, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sun, May 26, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, May 28, All day
Main Library

Canceled
Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Multipurpose Room B/C

Rescheduled
Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Tuesday, May 14, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library

Canceled
Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, May 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room,Zoom Robert Crown (Virtual)

Wed, May 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Center - Room B-C

Thu, May 30, All day
Main Library

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Fri, May 31, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Canceled
Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sun, Jun 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Canceled
Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Rescheduled
Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:15pm
New date Tuesday, June 11, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jun 04, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - The Loft

Canceled
Tue, Jun 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room,Reading Garden

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Jun 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom- Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Canceled
Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Jun 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Lobby

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Canceled
Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jun 11, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Jun 12, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden
Registration opens Tuesday, May 21 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Leah Lomer Park

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Zoom Robert Crown (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Canceled
Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Robert Crown Community Ctr, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 - Rms. B-C (main floor, to the left as you enter)

Sat, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Room B/C

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual),Library Board Room (406)

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:30pm
New date Monday, June 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)