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Repair Café

PPLD's Repair Café is a neighborhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. At a Repair Café you’ll find the tools and materials needed to repair your broken items, as well as knowledgeable volunteers who will show you how to do it. Repair Trainers will offer a diagnosis and suggested remedy for broken items, repairing items when possible and otherwise explaining what parts you may need to obtain to complete the repair.

The Repair Café exists to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?

To learn more about the international Repair Café initiative, visit

Repair Café Dates

Get Involved!

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? Can you…

  • Repair tires, chains, or brakes for bikes?
  • Mend, hem, or patch clothing?
  • Test, dismantle, or fix small appliances?
  • Assess, disassemble, or possibly repair electronics?
  • Fix wobbly furniture or other wooden objects?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, help your local community by becoming a Repair Trainer!

To apply, fill out our volunteer application and skill specialty questionnaire and drop them off at East Library attn: Amber Cox, or email both to


Hello -
I am the organizer for the Repair Café at the Manitou Art Center in Manitou Springs. I see that your first event is this weekend, and am afraid I plan to be out of town, but would still like to meet with you organizer to see if we can share resources and ideas. Our first event is Sunday, July 17.

I hope your event is a huge success!
Dale M. Collins

Hi Dale,

Thanks for contacting us! Your contact information has been shared with our Repair Café program coordinator, and you will receive a direct email from her soon.

Thanks again,
PPLD Librarian

Hi Lisa,
We will have a volunteer there who can fix many issues with furniture. Are you asking if we will have someone there to help bring your piece inside to the library? Please contact us directly at to address this concern. Thanks!

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