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Evanston Repair Café

A Climate Action Program

2022-12-10 10:00:00 2022-12-10 13:00:00 America/Chicago Evanston Repair Café "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 -

Saturday, December 10
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-10 10:00:00 2022-12-10 13:00:00 America/Chicago Evanston Repair Café "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 -

"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 space 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.

If you are curious about this, we recommend that you head down to your basement, closet or storage area and pick that thing that has been there for ages, but which you could not bring yourself to throw away (remember, there is no "away"!).

Next, SIGN UP TO ONE time slot that matches the type or repair you need. To allow for others to participate, we request that you bring items belonging only to the category you sign up for. The Repair volunteer will try to fix them and/or diagnose and recommend next steps and spare parts.

If you already know what is wrong with your item, bring any necessary spare parts to maximize the chances of getting it repaired!

These are the repair categories available at this Repair event:

  • GENERAL REPAIR of small appliances and common household items (lamps, toasters, fans, blenders...) 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. Soldering up to silver.
  • BIKE REPAIR: Slipped chains, loose bolts, stuck seats, handlebars... Simple repairs and tune ups only.
  • 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. BRING IT FULLY CHARGED AND/OR WITH ITS POWER CORD!

Co-sponsored with Citizens' Greener Evanston. We are grateful to the Evanston Repair Café volunteers and Wheel & Sprocket, for their expertise, time and support.

WHEN? Every 2nd Saturday of EVEN months (February, April, June, August, October, December)

WHERE? Robert Crown Community Center Lobby

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON THIS PAGE A MONTH PRIOR TO EACH EVENT DATE. 

Questions? Bea at  becheverria@cityofevanston.org

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Environment and Ecology | Community Engagement |

TAGS: | repair cafe | repair | fixit |

Robert Crown Branch Library

Phone: (847) 448-8101
Branch manager
Heather Norborg, Interim Library Director

Hours
Mon, Jan 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

The Robert Crown Branch Library, located inside the Robert Crown Community Center, was opened in early 2020 to extend library services out into walking distance of some of Evanston's most diverse and historically underserved neighborhoods. The branch features a computer bar, laptop loaning, study rooms and a community meeting room, an expanded Spanish-language collection and bilingual staff, an outdoor reading garden, and dozens of programs each month for children, teens and adults.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 30, All day
Main Library

Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Jan 30, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Jan 30, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jan 31, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Wed, Feb 01, All day
Main Library

Wed, Feb 01, All day
Main Library

Wed, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library
This event is full

Wed, Feb 01, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Feb 01, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Wed, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 02, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening

Fri, Feb 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Feb 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Feb 04, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Sat, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sun, Feb 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Feb 06, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 06, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 07, All day
Main Library

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Feb 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
New venue Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
Registration is now closed

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 09, 10:45am - 12:15pm
Robert Crown Community Center
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 - Rooms B-C (First Floor)

Thu, Feb 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 09, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, Feb 09, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Thu, Feb 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Fri, Feb 10, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Children's Room

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

Fri, Feb 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.
This event is full

Rescheduled
Sat, Feb 11, 9:00am - 10:00am
New date Saturday, February 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Lobby

Sat, Feb 11, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sat, Feb 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Garden Gates,Children's Room

Mon, Feb 13, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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

Mon, Feb 13, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Library - Multi Purpose Room

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Multipurpose Room B

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Wed, Feb 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Levy Senior Center - Entrance Hall

Wed, Feb 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Feb 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Feb 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co

Thu, Feb 16, All day
Main Library

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 16, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Feb 17, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Feb 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 18, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sun, Feb 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Rooms B/C

Mon, Feb 20, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 20, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
This event is full

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

Tue, Feb 21, All day
Main Library

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 23, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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

Thu, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Fri, Feb 24, All day
Main Library

Fri, Feb 24, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Feb 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Mon, Feb 27, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 28, All day
Main Library

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Multipurpose Room B

Tue, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Small Meeting Room (108)

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