Do you have small items around your house that 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 participants must have a library card in good standing and complete a Maker Waiver Agreement prior to using The Shop equipment.

Registration is not required. Ages 14+. Particpants ages 14-17 must have an adult present or have a Maker User Agreement signed by a parent or guardian.

Assistance at this event is first come, first served. RSVP to receive an event reminder.

For more information please contact 703-228-7718 or email LIB-Makers@arlingtonva.us.

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

Related LibGuide: The Shop Equipment and Technology by Sarah Campany

Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
The Shop
Library:
Central Library
Audience:
Events for Adults and Grade 6+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Categories:
Maker > Shop Class Sustainability and Environment
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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