Fixit Clinics at San Diego Central Library

Have you ever wondered how your lamp, toaster, or laptop works? The City of San Diego has a new “hands on” way to find out. The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Irwin Jacobs Common and Environmental Services Department invites residents to participate in a series of Fixit Clinics to help you repair or rehab anything you own that needs some fixing up.

On Saturday, February 13, and running every second Saturday throughout the year, Fixit Clinics are designed to promote the City’s Zero Waste objectives through a series of creative, “DIY” Do-itYourself programs. “We are encouraging residents of all ages to ‘fix it’ versus ‘pitch it’ to save space in the City’s landfill,” said Laura Anthony, event organizer. Fixit Clinic partner, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County, will be on site to accept any donated items.

Here’s how the Fixit Clinic works:

1. Register to participate (see link below). Walk-ins are welcome if time/space is available;

2. Bring your broken, non-functioning item: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, or clothes for an assessment, disassembly, and possible repair;

3. Organizers and volunteers will sign you in and provide workspace, specialty tools and guidance to help you disassemble and repair your item;

4. Whether they fix it or not, you’ll learn more about how your item was built and how it works.

Who: City of San Diego Environmental Services Department and Central Library

What: Fixit Clinic “DIY” Do-it-Yourself program When: 2 – 4 p.m. every 2nd Saturday of the month

Where: The Courtyard at the downtown San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, located at 330 Park Boulevard

To register please go to the following website

For more information about the Fixit Clinics please contact or call Erwin Magbanua at (619) 236-5831.

If you like to repair things and might be interested in volunteering as a Fixit Clinic Tinkerer, please contact us.

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