Repair Cafe Sundays at Dee Brown

CALS Dee Brown Library branch is home to the tool library, which if you’re not familiar is a wonderful resource where you can borrow a variety of tools, everything from a phillips head screwdriver to a hammer drill. Grab tools to help in the garden, tune up a bike, or tackle that long “honey do” list around the house without dropping a large chunk of change on a tool you’ll only need once. All items can be checked out for 7 days and must be picked up and dropped off at Dee Brown.

Their newest venture is the Repair Cafe. Things just don’t last quite as long as they used to. But with the Repair Cafe, we can contribute to a more sustainable society, keep items out of landfills, and hold on to those special items that just need a little TLC. The Repair Cafe motto is “Toss it? No way!” As we become more dependent on technology and consumer goods, the knowledge of how to repair items has begun to get lost along the way. Repair Cafes aim to help reignite that knowledge and share it so that new generations can learn these skills as well as appreciate the value of their items.

One Sunday each month, patrons can stop by with items that need to be repaired, think that kitchen aid mixer that needs a new belt, a pair of jeans in need of a new button, or even a broken vase. This event is free, but limited to one repairable item per person. Upcoming dates include: February 19th, March 19th, and April 16th from 2 p.m. -4 p.m.

If you a specialized repair skill and are interested in becoming a repair specialist, please contact Rachel Tanner at to discuss.

For more information on Repair Cafés check out their website