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Repair Café

with Living Green Barrie

2024-04-27 10:00:00 2024-04-27 13:00:00 America/New_York Repair Café Waste less and fix more! Bring your broken household items in need of some love to the Repair Café! Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee fixers for all items. LIMITED DROP-IN spaces available day of. Downtown Branch - Main Floor

Saturday, April 27
10:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-27 10:00:00 2024-04-27 13:00:00 America/New_York Repair Café Waste less and fix more! Bring your broken household items in need of some love to the Repair Café! Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee fixers for all items. LIMITED DROP-IN spaces available day of. Downtown Branch - Main Floor

Downtown Branch

Main Floor

Waste less and fix more! Bring your broken household items in need of some love to the Repair Café! Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee fixers for all items. LIMITED DROP-IN spaces available day of.

Register - If you would like to register for the cafe, click the register button.

Drop-In - There is also limited space for minor bike, sewing, and general repairs which will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Based on current registrations, our Fixers have more availability for sewing and bike drop-ins, but these may fill up during the day.

Why buy something new if you can fix what you already have? The Repair Café "fixers' are sharing a variety of skills to help you fix common household items. Refer to the list of items that includes what you can and cannot bring. Participants, please review the House Rules.


House Rules

  • Maximum 1-item for repair. If you bring other items you will only be able to have them fixed if you stand in line and there are open appointments.
  • Appointments are a maximum of 20-minutes.
  • The work carried out in the Repair Café is performed free of charge on a voluntary basis by the repair experts at hand.
  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts on site can help if necessary.
  • The fact that the repairs are being performed by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability: neither the organizers of the Repair Café nor the repair experts are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Café. The limitations set forth in these house rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislation which cannot be lawfully superseded. 
  • We may not have all the tools, supplies and resources to repair your item.
  • Visitors offering broken items for repair do so at their own risk.  
  • Experts making repairs offer no guarantee for the repairs carried out with their help and are not liable if objects that are repaired in the Repair Café turn out not to work properly at home.  
  • Repair experts are entitled to refuse to repair certain objects.
  • Repair experts are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.

Acceptable Items

Small household appliances, small wood items, children's toys, clothing, household textiles

Unacceptable Items

Items that need welding, furniture, electronics, digital (subject to review, please Register for consideration), refrigeration equipment, gas-powered equipment, items from other countries with different currents, very large/heavy items.


Firebird Community Cycle will be on site

Special Thank you to BRIX - Barrie Region Innovation Xchange

for tune-ups or minor repairs. 

 for contributing some volunteer fixers.

     


This program is offered in partnership with Living Green Barrie.


We are looking for volunteer fixers for upcoming events! Fixers do not need to be professionals. Hobbyists and fixing enthusiasts are welcome!! We're looking for people who can fix electronics, furniture, bikes, simple sewing.. and more. Visit the Library website to apply as a volunteer.

  • The main goal of the Repair Cafe is to facilitate community collaboration and to kindle people's enthusiasm for a sustainable society.

The health and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, please review our Stay Safe Guidelines.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | DIY & Maker |

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Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, May 20 Closed
(Victoria Day)
Tue, May 21 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 9:30AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. Enjoy a beverage or a small snack from our Café located inside the lobby, use our complimentary wifi, experiment with technology and maker tools, or soak up the sun on our Rooftop Reading Garden.

Upcoming events

Sun, May 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Sun, May 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, May 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, May 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 28, 9:45am - 11:45am
Angus Ross Room

Tue, May 28, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, May 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, May 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Reading Garden

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Garden

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Reading Garden

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 10, 10:45am - 12:15pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Tue, Jun 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Rescheduled
Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
New date Friday, June 07, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor ,Reading Garden

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place,Reading Garden

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Garden

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room