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Fixit Clinic

Community Repair Event

2023-06-10 11:00:00 2023-06-10 14:00:00 America/New_York Fixit Clinic Bring items from home that are broken, torn and not quite working correctly. Fixit Coaches will assess your belongings and hopefully, help you to get them working.  Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library -

Saturday, June 10
11:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-10 11:00:00 2023-06-10 14:00:00 America/New_York Fixit Clinic Bring items from home that are broken, torn and not quite working correctly. Fixit Coaches will assess your belongings and hopefully, help you to get them working.  Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library -

Bring items from home that are broken, torn and not quite working correctly. Fixit Coaches will assess your belongings and hopefully, help you to get them working. 

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 be on hand to help with:

  • Bike tune up and maintenance
  • Blade and knife sharpening
  • Computers and mobile devices
  • Electronics and small appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mending and stuffed animals
  • Watches and clocks
  • Yarn detangling
  • Sock Darning
  • Shoe Polishing

    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, 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 

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 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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Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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Thu, Jun 20, All day
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
First Floor
Join our friends Willie Bob and Boogie Bennie, also known as Rocknoceros! Favorite classic kids songs and Rocknoceros's own catchy tunes. Ages 2+.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Second Floor
Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group making items to donate.

Fri, Jun 21, All day
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Sat, Jun 22, All day
From Thursday to Saturday, stop into the Barrett Branch to add your sustainable, zero-waste, community-building idea to our wall of ideas. Check out and jot down what others share too!

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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