Fix It Fair

Fix It Fair is a free event hosted by the Station North Tool Library and open to the public. At Fix It Fair, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make common repairs on clothes, furniture, electronics, bikes, etc. Experienced volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields, will be on site to assist people with their repairs.

This year, we’re partnering with the Enoch Pratt Free Library to bring you a whole weekend of Fix It Fair! Check out the dates below.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Station North Tool Library
417 E Oliver St, Baltimore, 21202
12 PM - 4 pM* (repair line closes at 3:30 PM)

All repairs will be offered at this location.
(See full list below)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Enoch Pratt Free Library - Waverly Branch
400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore
12 PM - 4 pM* (repair line closes at 3:30 PM)

Limited repairs offered: Sewing, Jewelry, Small Appliances, Electronics, Simple Woodworking.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Visitors bring their broken items from home and work with volunteer "fixers" to diagnose and make repairs. Working together to fix broken items becomes an interactive and ongoing learning process!

 

WHAT CAN I BRING?

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  • Bicycles*

  • Clothing/sewing repairs

  • Computers and devices*

  • Small pieces of furniture

  • Small household appliances

  • Small electrical fixes

  • Sharpening*

  • Jewelry

  • Toys

  • Small items in need of steel welding*

WILL YOU FIX IT FOR ME?

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Visitors are getting help to do the repair themselves, we provide most materials for common fixes and hands-on instruction.

We make no guarantee of repairs and longer, more in-depth repairs may be referred to a local repair service.

ONE ITEM PER PERSON, PLEASE! That way we help as many people as possible and keep wait-times down.

*Only offered at the Station North Tool Library on 9/29.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

This is a FREE event!

Repair advice and materials are free for common fixes. 

However, larger, more specialized repairs (like new brakes on a bicycle or a new zipper in a dress) may require the purchase of additional parts. Due to the nature of this free event, we cannot guarantee that volunteer "fixers" will have the required parts available for purchase or be able to make these repairs in a timely fashion. That being said, we will try our best to help with all your fixes and repairs!


What is the station north tool library?

The Station North Tool Library is a nonprofit tool-lending library and community hub in the heart of Baltimore City. We offer over 3,000 tools, 30 classes, a public woodworking shop, a dedicated DIY workspace, and a home repair classroom.

Curious? Read up on Borrowing Tools, Classes, & future Events.