Long Beach Repair Café Event Coming To Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Jun. 9, 2017 / By


What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the brakes are loose? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! The Long Beach Time Exchange, The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library and The Learning Lab are organizing the second Repair Café in town on Saturday, June 10th from 1-4pm at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.

On Saturday June 10th, everything centers on making repairs. Starting at 1pm and ending at 4pm, various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library (5870 Atlantic Ave). People visiting the Repair Café are asked to bring small, broken home items, from lamps to clothes, bikes to toys – the Repair Café specialists almost always have the know-how and are eager to fix things!

Repair Café is also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way, and to discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home. Volunteer Repair Expert Coby Skye shares “The Repair Café is such a wonderful idea, it brings together community, resiliency, sustainability and knowledge sharing. I had a great time bringing new life to people’s treasured items last year and look forward to this year’s event.“ Time banker Kathleen ODaniels reported, “I’m glad I can get things fixed that I cannot afford to replace just now.”

The event is also a collaboration with The Learning Lab coordinated by Elizabeth Cespuglio. Elizabeth explains, “A collaboration between the Repair Cafe and the LearningLAB at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library aligns with our goal to encourage lifelong learning and will bring exciting new resources to our community. Utilizing our maker-space, the Repair Cafe will help us to re-imagine our relationship with everyday objects and what it means to innovate.”

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