JOHNSON CITY – Johnson City Public Library will hold a “breakerspace” workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. Donated technology items will be available for people ages 10 and older to disassemble and repurpose. Experts will be on hand to teach participants the safest ways to dismantle the pieces, explain how they work and share ideas for repurposing them. Registration is required and can be completed by contacting Youth Services at (423) 434-4458 or signing up at the Library.
Johnson believes the program is relevant to all ages. She says, “Anyone who has an interest in the inner workings of tech pieces will appreciate this program. Participants will learn not only how the items operate, but also safety considerations and ways to breathe new life into old devices and appliances.”
Another benefit of this event, according to Johnson, is that it “provides a way to recycle and reuse what might otherwise be thrown away.” All the items, including computers, televisions, household appliances and other small items, have been donated by library staff. Participants may also bring their own old technology devices to deconstruct and are welcome to take their new constructions home.
For more information about the Library’s programs and services, visit www.jcpl.org, call (423) 434-4450 or drop by the Library at 100 West Millard Street. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for updates.