JPNC Fixit Clinic

Come join your neighbors at this free event. You bring your broken items, and we’ll provide the tools and volunteer coaches with expertise fixing a wide variety of things, including:

Bikes and skateboards

Clothing and fabric items

Computers and phones

Toys and wooden items

Small kitchen appliances

Small electrical devices

Jewelry

Lamps and anything else!*
Pre-register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J

* Carry in only: no oversized items. Also, no firearms, gasoline engines, or other dangerous items.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Fixit Coach, please contact jpnc.fixitclinic@gmail.com

Fixit Clinic is an all-ages, do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble, and repair them instead of sending them to landfill. For more information, go to www.fixitclinic.org.

Three JP authors discuss writing and publishing

Katie Bayerl, author of the young adult novel A Psalm for Lost Girls; Mindy Fried, author of Caring for Red: A Daughter's Memoir; and Beth Castrodale, author of the historical novel Marion Hatley will discuss their experiences with the writing process, getting published, and creating a life as a writer.

Mayor Marty Walsh and neighborhood kids get ready to cut the ribbon at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Video: Kids, Mayor Cut Ribbon on Revamped JP Branch Library

Mayor Marty Walsh, whose administration finally fulfilled a decade-plus of city promises to renovate the JP Branch Library, cut the ribbon on the $10 million makeover of the popular facility on Saturday. He enlisted a scrum of neighborhood kids to make the ceremonial snip as hundreds of residents looked on and media cameras clicked and whirred. More Jamaica Plain News coverage of the renovations:

Photos: JP Branch Library Reopens
Call to Artists for Public Art Project at Renovated JP Branch Library
Photo: Books on Shelves at Renovated JP Branch Library! Shovels Up! JP Branch Library Breaks Ground

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Mayor Marty Walsh and neighborhood kids cut the ribbon at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Photos: JP Branch Library Reopens

Hundreds of residents turned out Saturday to celebrate the reopening of the JP Branch Library. Here are photos from the festivities.  
More Jamaica Plain News coverage of the renovations:

Call to Artists for Public Art Project at Renovated JP Branch Library
Photo: Books on Shelves at Renovated JP Branch Library! Shovels Up! JP Branch Library Breaks Ground

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Jamaica Plain Branch Library Renovation: One Year Later

This past Sunday, Sept. 25, marked the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at the corner of South and Sedgwick streets, and the refurbished, expanded building is still on track to open in the spring, according to library officials. Externally, the most noticeable difference from the old building is the tall, angular and beautiful modern glass entryway facing South Street. The glass edifice, adorned in monogrammed BPL lettering, will create a more visible main entry for the community. Additionally, a reading lounge with views of the lawn and a new terrace under the eaves of the historic part of the building along Sedgwick Street will offer visitors a place to read, mingle and play games, said Melina Schuler, director of communications for the BPL.

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