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Fixit Clinic

Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Date: 10/5/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 In the spirit of reducing waste and teaching the community new skills, the Blue Hill Public Library hosts a monthly "Fixit Clinic" on the first Saturday of the month, with the next one scheduled for Saturday, October 5th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. The idea is that local experts will coach people in the community to disassemble and troubleshoot a variety of items, such as appliances, bicycles, jewelry, clothing, toys, electronics and, well, whatever.

Last month at Fixit Clinic, a vintage blender with a broken switch was brought back to full capacity, a stuck blade was liberated from a food processor, and a shredder was diverted from a near trip to the dump, to be fixed as good as new instead!

Participants are expected to actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of their items so that they can leave fully empowered to share new-found skills and insights with friends, neighbors, and the community at large. Repair is not assured: while coaches will do their best to help, any specific item can have issues that make it unrepairable or efforts can exacerbate the problem during attempts to repair it.

Participants are asked to register via the web form at http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin so that the library can try to have the right experts on hand. The clinic works on a drop-in basis—so participants can arrive anytime between 2:00 and 3:30 PM. We are also interested in bringing in new coaches. If you are handy and would like to participate as a coach, please contact the library at 374-5515 or email hannah.cyrus@bhpl.net.

Checkin form: Check-in Form: http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin


Check-in Form: http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin
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Location: Howard Room
Contact: Hannah Cyrus
Contact Number: 374-5515
Link: FIXIT CLINIC CHECK-IN FORM