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Saturday Repair Café

2023-12-09 10:00:00 2023-12-09 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday 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 Center Lobby -

Saturday, December 09
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-09 10:00:00 2023-12-09 13:00:00 America/Chicago Saturday 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 Center 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. Remember, you can only sign up for ONE time slot per event):

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... 
Spare parts: Bring them if you know them to maximize the chances of getting it repaired!

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, Feb 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 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, Feb 22, All day
Main Library

Thu, Feb 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
This event is full

Thu, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

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

Thu, Feb 22, 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

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

Fri, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library
This event is full

Sat, Feb 24, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Feb 26, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 26, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library

Mon, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room A
This event is full

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Center - Room D

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 29, All day
Main Library

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room B-C - Room B-C

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sun, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Canceled
Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

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

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room B/C

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Room B/C

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sat, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Mar 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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

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

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

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Mar 11, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Canceled
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reza's Restaurant

Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Mar 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Community Ctr, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 - Rms. B-C (to the left as you enter)

Thu, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Fri, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

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

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room East (311),Conference Room West (308),Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Mar 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown 115

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Mar 22, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)