At the September meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council, we heard from Shannon Roberts and Josh Epstein, of the NE Tool Library, located at 10228 Fischer Place NE, just east of Lake City Way in lower Victory Heights.
Josh told us a brief history of the tool library, which had been located near Dahl Playfield in Wedgwood, but moved to the site of the former Lavilla Dairy on Fischer Place in November 2018. As an all-volunteer organization, hours are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and all day Saturday. You can peruse their vast catalog of stuff online at https://neseattletoollibrary.org/ . You just need to join (donations are voluntary), and like a regular library, you can “check out” their items. They also host events like Fixers Night, Tool Sharpening, an annual Tool Sale, and Cider Press. There is also a bike shack for doing repairs, a seed library, and catering supplies. “Come visit, we’d love to show you around the space,” said Josh.
In other Victory Heights news, we have started 30 new online interest groups including board games, wine and cheese, golf, and a book club. It’s all done over email, to get a list of all the groups, write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chili Cookoff is coming this Sunday, October 3rd from 4-6 PM (you don’t even need to miss the Seahawks game). It will be near Victory Heights Park and feature our volunteer chefs who will be competing in two categories: meat and meatless. We’ll have electricity to keep things warm, and possibly some spoons and bowls, but maybe bring your own just in case, and be prepared to help us crown a winner (there will be trophies).
Our next (virtual) meeting will be Tuesday, October 19th at 7 PM. And be sure to join our Facebook group to keep up date on all activities.