Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fixit Clinic CLXXVIII (178) Newark Library

Just down Interstate I-880 on the east shore of San Francisco Bay is the community of Newark, California and their gem of a library. Yesterday's Fixit Clinic there was also a gem: it was held in the main atrium of the library and staffed by an enthusiastic and talented ensemble cast assembled by Librarian Barbara Telford-Ishida. The Newark Library already has an active sewing program so adding a large fabric and textile component to the Fixit Clinic was seamless.

Among the highlights:

Lots of people repairing fabric items:


Their tablet was not working, we determined it was a charging issue and gave them some tips for addressing it:



And, of course, the always not-so-usual parade of common household items. This lamp had a very clever touch switch that stopped working: the owner replaced it with a conventional switch.


More photos from Fixit Clinic CLXXVIII (178) at the Newark Library can be found here: https://goo.gl/photos/B8NX5G7UZcJJj16HA

Another great Saturday, another great Fixit Clinic! Many thanks to Barbara at the Newark Library for organizing it, and to StopWaste.org for sponsoring our participation.