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Sun, Sep 22

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Durango Tool Library

Repair Café

Don't despair, repair! Bring your wobbly chairs, tattered shirts, malfunctioning bicycles, and toasters on-the-blink to the Repair Café. A crew of volunteers will be on-hand to help you diagnose and fix your things.

Repair Café
Repair Café

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Durango Tool Library, 278 Sawyer Dr Unit 4A, Durango, CO 81303, USA

About the event

Volunteers will help you troubleshoot your broken thing, and provide a prescription for how it can be repaired. When possible, volunteers will help you make on-site, real-time repairs—and send you home with a fixed thing. For other repairs, like those that require specialized replacement parts, the prescription will guide you through what's needed to repair the item.

What to Know

The Repair Café is intended to help repair small and common items: 

  • Bicycle problems (like tire, gear, and adjustment problems)
  • Clothing (like sweaters, pants, and jackets)
  • Electronic devices (like phones, tablets, and computers)
  • Furniture (like chairs, stools, and tables)
  • Home appliances (like toasters, kettles, vacuums)
  • Housewares (like lamps)
  • Outdoor gear (like tents and sleeping pads)

We cannot support repairs on larger items (like cars and washing machines) or on highly specialized items that require special care or tools. Although, for highly specialized items, our volunteers may be able to help you determine best next steps for pursuing a repair.

There is no fee for participating in this event, but there will be local drink and food vendors onsite offering goodies for purchase. Get something for you and, perhaps, for a volunteer? It is a repair "café" after all! Come enjoy a treat while repairing and learning.

How to Participate

To volunteer and help fix things: 

Volunteers are needed to staff repair stations. If you are interested in helping repair things, please sign up using this form.

To attend and get your things fixed: 

No sign up required. No fees to participate. Come on Sunday, September 22nd and bring one thing to be repaired.

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