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Fixit Clinic

Community Repair Event

2024-06-01 11:00:00 2024-06-01 14:00:00 America/New_York Fixit Clinic Bring items from home that are broken, torn or not quite working correctly. Our Fixit Coaches and Volunteers will try to get them up and running. Check-in at the Welcome Table to begin your visit. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library -

Saturday, June 01
11:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-01 11:00:00 2024-06-01 14:00:00 America/New_York Fixit Clinic Bring items from home that are broken, torn or not quite working correctly. Our Fixit Coaches and Volunteers will try to get them up and running. Check-in at the Welcome Table to begin your visit. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library -

Bring items from home that are broken, torn or not quite working correctly. Our Fixit Coaches and Volunteers will try to get them up and running. Check-in at the Welcome Table to begin your visit.

Registration is not required, but will be used to send reminders and updates. Please include an email address.

What is a Fixit Clinic? It's an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors and teach skills for living all while keeping items out of the landfills and pushing against throwaway culture.

Volunteers will help with repairs for:

  • Blade and knife sharpening
  • Electronics and small appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mending and stuffed animals
  • Watches and clocks
  • Yarn detangling
    PLUS there will be a Kids' Take-It-Apart Table (all ages) for curious minds and future fixers to try out tools and see what's inside some everyday items. 

Before heading to a Fixit station, first check-in at the Welcome Table to sign the Liability Waiver and provide information about the item(s) you've brought. We will have limited parts for repairs available. If you know the part your item needs, please bring it with you. 

Fixit Clinic Rules

  1. Check in at the Welcome Table to sign the Liability Waiver and get instructions on where to go. 
  2. There is a limit of two items for repair per visitor. *More items may be considered as space and time allows. 
  3. A fixit clinic is not a drop-off service. Remain with your item(s) at all times.
  4. Repair coaches are not liable for damages or unrepaired items brought in. This is a free, community-focused service, not a for-profit event.
  5. When you are with your repair coach, you can choose to: a) watch as the repair is attempted, b) work with the repair coach or c) attempt the repair yourself under the guidance of a repair coach. 

Fixit Clinic Liability Statement

Visitors to the Kate Waller Barrett Branch, Alexandria Library, offer broken items for repair at your own risk; volunteers performing repairs make no guarantees and are not liable for condition of broken items. Volunteer Fixit Coaches reserve the right to refuse repairs on any items deemed unsafe, unrepairable or for any other reason. Repairs are attempted at the volunteer’s discretion. 

Interested in getting involved? Contact mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org

Fixit Clinic celebrates repair through all-ages do-it-together hands-on fix-n-learn community-based discovery and disassembly. People bring broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, sewing machines, fabric items, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and -- hopefully -- repair. www.fixitclinic.org 

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Sustainability | Special Event | Maker |

TAGS: | Waste | Sustainability | Service project | Resiliency | Repair | How-To | Help | Fix | DIY | Community |

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A/B, 11C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 31, Old Town Circulator
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

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