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Saturday Repair Café - JUNE 2024

A Climate Action Program

2024-06-08 10:00:00 2024-06-08 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday Repair Café - JUNE 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 Branch Library - Lobby

Saturday, June 08
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-08 10:00:00 2024-06-08 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday Repair Café - JUNE 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 Branch Library - Lobby

"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? Email at evanstonrepaircafe@gmail.com 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
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 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

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Thu, Jun 20, 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, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jun 20, 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, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jun 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Rooms B/C

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Main Library

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Jun 22, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jun 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 23, All day
Main Library

Sun, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Main Library

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Canceled
Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
New venue Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 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 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jun 27, 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 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Penny Park

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - The Loft

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jun 28, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Main Library

Canceled
Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - The Loft

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Main Library

Sat, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Sat, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 30, All day
Main Library

Sun, Jun 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Sun, Jun 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sun, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sun, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Canceled
Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jul 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - The Loft

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden,Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Jul 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Canceled
Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Jul 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Jul 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 08, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library - Children's Room

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 08, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Lobby

Tue, Jul 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Tue, Jul 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - The Loft

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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

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

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lovelace Park

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jul 12, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Lobby - Lobby

Sat, Jul 13, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sat, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Mon, Jul 15, 9:15am - 10:30am
TBN - Butterfly, Caterpillar rooms

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 15, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 16, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration opens Tuesday, July 2 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 18, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jul 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)