Do you have small items around your house that are broken, or need repair?

Perhaps your favorite pair of jeans needs to be patched, or an old lamp has seen better days? Don't just throw them out - figure out how to fix them! We'll have a sewing machine, jewelry parts, hand tools, and more on hand, as well as some inventive library staff who will be happy to investigate with you.

We have a limited amount of replacement parts. Therefore we suggest you bring your own, such as lamp sockets, plugs, or zippers.

Disclaimer: We'll do our best to help, but we cannot guarantee that your object will be fixed.

Drop by anytime between 6 - 8 p.m. during our Open Shop hours. All particpants must have a library card in good standing and complete a Maker User Agreement prior to using The Shop equipment.

For more information please contact 703-228-7718 or email

Registration is not required. Assistance at this event is first come, first served. RSVP to receive an event reminder.

Ages 14+. Particpants ages 14-17 must have an adult present or have a Maker User Agreement signed by a parent or gaurdian.

For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update

Thursday, August 10, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Shop
Central Library
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Maker > Shop Class Sustainability and Environment > Garden Technology > Training
Arlington Public Library
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