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Knowledge is power, and SKTL is all about empowering you to share and conserve resources, repair and reuse what you have, make eco-friendly choices that don't break the bank, and feel confident in your ability to DIY. You can do it, and you're not alone. Our programs can help.

Take a look at upcoming events here, then SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES, and connect on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM so you don't miss a thing.

Upcoming events

to register or for questions

on any events:

email or call 253-237-2290

  • Woodmont Library Garden Club - Planting Party
    Woodmont Library Garden Club - Planting Party
    Sun, Apr 28
    Des Moines
    Apr 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Des Moines, 26809 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA
    Help plant the Woodmont Library community garden. Join volunteers to clean out the garden bed and plant new sprouts. Rain or shine. Refreshments and supplies provided.
  • Spring/Summer Clothing Swap
    Spring/Summer Clothing Swap
    Sat, May 04
    South King Tool Library
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    South King Tool Library, 1700 S 340th Pl, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA
    Donate items and/or come get new-to-you clothing while reducing textile waste! DROP OFF DONATIONS IN APRIL!
  • Upcycled Terrariums Workshop
    Upcycled Terrariums Workshop
    Tue, May 21
    Federal Way
    May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Federal Way, 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA
    Join us us to create a living and learning artwork. Use upcycled parts to build mini terrariums while learning about waste reduction, nature, exploration, conservation, and creativity! All supplies provided.

Classes and workshops

SKTL hosts free classes and workshops on DIY topics throughout the year. We partner with organizations and topic experts to learn skills that save you money, spark your creativity, and help you build eco-friendly (ecologically and economically) habits that are good for you and the planet. Checkout some of our past classes and workshop on our YouTube Channel.

Repair events

Don't throw it out - get it fixed for free! Our amazing fixers can repair electronics, furniture, clothing, appliances, toys and so much more. No guarantees, but our success rate hovers at 90%. You'll also get detailed notes about what broke, parts needed, and how they fixed it, or how you can do it yourself.

Recycling events

When things reach the absolute end of use, it's time to recycle. SKTL works with the City of Federal Way and other partners to help you recycle items that don't go in your curbside bin. Just pack them up bring them to us. We'll do the rest.


We hold clothing swaps a couple of times a year. Clothing is donated and "shoppers" find new-to-them items. The remainder is donated to local second hand stores.

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