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Saturday Repair Café - JULY 2024

A Climate Action Program

2024-07-13 10:00:00 2024-07-13 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday Repair Café - JULY 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 Lobby - Lobby

Saturday, July 13
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-13 10:00:00 2024-07-13 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday Repair Café - JULY 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 Lobby - 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 and Basic Visible Mending: Bring your item and ideally, the matching thread you want to use to learn how to darn your socks or mend your garment. 
    Your items must be clean, particularly clothing, vacuum cleaner hoses, filters, air purifiers, toasters, blenders... 
  • 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...
  • 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 accessibility functions?
  • 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 | Community Engagement |

TAGS: | repair cafe |

Robert Crown Branch Library

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

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 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

Tue, Jul 23, All day
Main Library

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Newberry Conference Room

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Thu, Jul 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Leah Lomar Park

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Fri, Jul 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room,Reading Garden
This event is full

Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 29, All day
Main Library

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 29, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 29, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jul 30, All day
Main Library

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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

Tue, Jul 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - The Loft

Thu, Aug 01, All day
Main Library

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room East (311),Conference Room West (308)

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Thu, Aug 01, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual

Thu, Aug 01, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lee Street Beach (Lake Shore Blvd.)

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sun, Aug 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 05, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Aug 07, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 08, All day
Main Library

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
New venue Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

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

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Twiggs Park

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lee Street Beach (Lake Shore Blvd.)

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Aug 10, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Elks Park

Sat, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

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

Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Lobby

Tue, Aug 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Tue, Aug 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Aug 15, All day
Main Library

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Aug 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lee Street Beach (Lake Shore Blvd.)

Sat, Aug 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Aug 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Aug 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Aug 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 22, All day
Main Library

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Eiden Park

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room