Repair Cafe returns to Appleton Library Dec. 16

Dec 06, 2017
Photo by: Susan M. Mustapich Bart Read, front left, organizer of the local Repair Cafe, brings together people who would like to fix their own broken items and volunteers experienced in basic repairs.

Appleton — The Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road,hosts its second Repair Café Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can bring their Christmas gifts that need assembly or the toaster they put aside waiting for the next opportunity to get it fixed.

The concept comes from the Netherlands and is based on the idea of fixing rather than tossing. A team of volunteer repair specialists with varied skills will be available to help teach participants to fix their small appliance, furniture, sewing project, bicycle, computer, watch and more.Items for repair must be easily portable.

This event is under the auspices of the Repair Café Foundation and aims to: bring back a culture of repair rather than replacement; maintain and spread the expertise required to repair things; connect local community members with each other.

For more information, contact local organizers Bart Read at 322 5368 and Julie Sells at the Appleton Library, 785-5656; or repaircafe.org.

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