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Earth Day Event: Repair Café

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help prevent common household items from ending up in the trash by bringing them to the Repair Café! It’s an opportunity to have your item(s)* repaired for free by community volunteers who believe in a shared responsibility of care and maintenance for the items we own and use.
Meet skilled community members who will help you diagnose your repair and take the necessary steps to complete it with you. We are focusing on offering repairs for items in these categories:
👚 fabrics/clothing
📺 electronics
💡 household items
🔌 small appliances
🪑 small furniture
Repair Cafés happen all over the world – learn more about the initiative here:
*In order to best share resources among all visitors to the Repair Cafe, please be mindful to bring 1-3(ish) items for repair.
**Although many common repairs are possible to achieve at the Repair Café not all items will be able to be fully fixed as it depends on the skills, materials, and time available for each unique repair.
Bring your item(s) for repair with all their broken parts/pieces and clean if possible. If you have the materials you believe you need to fix or replace the issue, but don’t have the skills to do so, please bring them also. We will have some spare parts and general fixing materials on-hand.
The Repair Café is free to attend. We encourage those who can to bring a donation to the Food Bank – either in cash or non-perishable food items – in exchange for support at the Repair Café. A donation jar and box will be on-site.
Got too many hammers, or other spare tools and repair-esk resources and want to share? Bring them to donate to our Tool Swap table.
The Repair Café will be set up in the basement/flex space at the Picton Public Library. The space is accessible from the side door of the library, then by taking the stairs or elevator down one level. Someone will greet you downstairs and provide information about registration and all the options for repair support!
Anyone is welcome to drop-in during open hours with an item for repair and/or drop-off surplus tools they would like to donate to the swap table and/or enjoy a complimentary drink and snack and/or just check out what’s happening and possibly lend your repair skills.
If you have a question about the Repair Café or want to help out as a Volunteer, you can email Becky at