Contact: Jack Baur
Berkeley Public Library
FixIt Clinic at Berkeley Public Library North Branch on March 24, 2018
Free event encourages community members to “Fix It” instead of tossing broken household items.
Berkeley, March 7, 2018—The Berkeley Public Library North Branch will be hosting a FixIt Clinic on Saturday, March 24th from 1pm – 4pm. At the FixIt Clinic, attendees will find work space, tools, materials, and volunteers available to assist them as they repair their own home goods and small appliances.
All members of the community are invited to bring their broken small appliances, toys, furniture, clothes, and other household goods to this free FixIt Clinic. Volunteer fixers from Culture of Repair, a nonprofit that works to encourage repair and reuse, will assess broken items for fixability, and assist attendees in disassembling and hopefully repairing them. The goal of this event is to give attendees skills and confidence to continue fixing their own home goods, and assist their neighbors in fixing theirs!
Interested attendees are strongly encouraged to fill out this form in advance – https://tinyurl.com/BPLFix -- to give volunteers a chance to prepare. Anyone who is interested in being a volunteer is encouraged to go to this page for more information -- https://www.cultureofrepair.org.
Special thanks to Berkeley Ace Hardware, The Ecology Center, and FixIt Clinic for their support and volunteer/material contributions to this event.
For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6050.
The North Branch is located at 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley CA 94707, and is open: Monday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Thursday 12 noon -8:00 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.