Breakerspace Workshop for All Ages

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at your Library’s Breakerspace Workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. 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 calling (423) 434-4458 or signing up at the Library.

Jennifer Johnson, JCPL’s school age program coordinator, says that this event is relevant to people of all ages. With donations including computers, televisions, household appliances, and other small pieces, the available items vary in intricacy and difficulty. Jennifer explains, “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 the program, according to Jennifer, is that it “provides a way to recycle and reuse what might otherwise be thrown away.” Participants may also bring their own old technology devices to deconstruct, and they are welcome to take their repurposed constructions home with them.

For more information about the Breakerspace Workshop, call (423) 434-4458 or email Jennifer Johnson. To learn more about other Library programs and services, visit, 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.

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