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Free Webinar – Fix It at the Library with DIY Repair Programs

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Place: Online at
Presenters: Katrina Doktor (Brampton Library), Maia Albano Coladonato (Repair Cafe Mountain View), Crystal Schimpf (TechSoup)
Cost: Free

Making is all the rage. But what if you want to fix something that’s broken? Repair programs are an opportunity to teach patrons new skills while fixing technology, electronics, clothing, and other household items. These programs can be a great way to engage new community partners and volunteers and have proven successful in many libraries in the United States and Canada. Repair programs also help reduce waste by fixing items that would otherwise be thrown away.

Come to this free webinar to learn how repair programs are being offered in public libraries. These examples will focus on Repair Cafés, which are part of an international network of community driven free programs.

  • The Brampton Public Library has offered several Repair Cafés over the past year in partnership with a local college.
  • The Mountain View Repair Café is independently and volunteer run, and has partnered with the Sunnyvale Public Library to offer two programs at the library.
Please note that if you dial in by phone, you may need to provide this additional code: 1801498

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup website. Please register for this webinar to receive an email notification when the archive is available.

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