Winter Park Library hosts workshop on how to repair household items this weekend


  • Wesley Caribe
So many things that used to be classed as old-fashioned drudgery are now trendy – milling flour, sewing clothing, hand-writing letters. Add to the list of useful skills that have fallen by the wayside fixing your broken crap. The modern mindset of "throw it away and buy a new one" has become so embedded that it actually costs less to buy a new toaster than to have a broken one repaired, even if it's a simple fix. The cost may be low in dollars, but we say it's way too high in self-respect. This workshop is full of mighty people who have the wherewithal to darn that sock, de-fuzz that radio, mend that wobbly chair leg, and they'll do it for you and show you how on Saturday. Don't be that lame lightweight who throws away a vintage turntable because it spins unevenly. Use your own two hands to replace the belt and while you're at it, flip double birds at rampant overconsumption and the culture of waste.

noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 13 | Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park | 407-623-3300 | | free


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