Mar
6
Wed
How to brew your own kombucha @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Mar 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
How to brew your own kombucha @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

We’ll walk through the steps of brewing your own kombucha. It’s simple, cheap, and delicious!

Our teacher is a long-time kombucha lover who has been brewing her own for years, and will walk you through equipment, ingredients, flavoring, and process.

No prior skills required. If you want to take home some kombucha starter (“SCOBY”) from the class, then bring a lidded mason jar or other hard-sided container.

Mar
9
Sat
Intro to soldering for electronics @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Intro to soldering for electronics @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

If you know how to solder, you can make almost anything with electronics! 

This class will give you hands-on experience with soldering, so that you can create and repair electronic circuits yourself. We’ll also walk through safety, terminology, and examples of when you could use it for your projects.

No prior experience necessary, and no need to bring anything with you. We’ll use soldering irons, solder, electronic components, and other items from the tool library’s supply. You can also check out these items at any time!

Mar
16
Sat
Bicycle Maintenance Workshop @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bicycle Maintenance Workshop @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Bring your bicycle to the tool library to address specific issues and learn about the tools we’ve got for keeping your bike in good riding condition.

We’ll show you some basic techniques: how to fix a flat, adjust your brakes, lube or replace a chain, or whatever topics interest the group most.

Just wheel yourself here for this free event, no registration required.

Mar
17
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Mar
24
Sun
Intro to 3D Printing @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Intro to 3D Printing @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Curious about 3D printing? Join us for an intro session on the basics!

Our volunteer will walk you through how to print simple projects, design your own projects with a brief intro to 3D modeling software, and access our documentation for more info and troubleshooting.

Our Bambu Lab X1 Carbon 3D printer can be used on-site when the Tool Library is open. No registration is required for this free event. Depending on your projects and interests, we can advise on next steps or additional resources to learn more about 3D printing.