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Programs + Events

Idea Exchange hosts hundreds of programs and events every year. From storytimes to movie screenings, there's always something interesting to do here. Find the one that's right for you.


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Online registration is available for Adult/Teen art courses and programs and Children’s art courses. All online registrations require an email address and those with a fee can be paid with a Visa or Mastercard. Registration in person or by phone (call 519.621.0460) is also available.

Monthly Calendar


Monday, April 23, 2018

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April 20 - June 30, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
“We often focus on the shifting boundaries between the real and the imagined in everyday life and how these can distort our sense of ourselves, of... Read More»
Cameron Parkin, Artificial Habitat in Avian Movement Field, 2018. Photo courtesy of UWSA.
April 16 - June 2, 2018
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
To mark Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary, our annual Projects Review will be integrated with the Questioning the Canon exhibition at Design... Read More»
Social Worker
Monday to Thursday, April 9 - May 31, 2018, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Sit down and chat with Sariah, a Master’s of Social Work student from Laurier University. Get information you need about the programs and services... Read More»
young child at blackboard, learing
Mondays, April 2 - May 14, 2018, 10:00-11:00am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Science, technology, engineering, art and math blend together with a traditional storytime to create STEAM for Tots.
kids laying on the floor with heads together
Mondays, April 2 - May 14, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centers.
kids laying on the floor with heads together
Mondays, April 2 - May 14, 2018, 10:45 - 11:30am
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centers.
Canadian Tax Forms
Mondays in April 2018, 12:30-5:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
A free tax clinic in conjunction with the community volunteer income tax program is being sponsored by the Cambridge Council on Aging and hosted by... Read More»
mom lifting baby
Mondays, April 2 - May 14, 2018, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Let's play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands-on learning activity centers.
4 teens
Mondays, April 2 - June 25, 2018, 2:00 - 6:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. Thanks to our partnership with the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone the Teen Lounge is now... Read More»
babies playing
Mondays, April 2 - May 14, 2018, 2:30 - 3:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Drop In to share activities with your baby and social time with other caregivers.
Tech drop-in
Mondays, January 8-June 25, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in to the Clemens Mill branch with any tech problems you’re having, from downloading an ebook from OverDrive to learning how to store your... Read More»
acoustic guitar
Mondays, April 9 - June 4, 2018 (excluding May 21), 6:00 - 7:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
An instructor from Queen Street Music School will teach chords and strumming patterns - getting you playing songs and enjoying the basics of guitar.
Crafting
Mondays, April 2 - June 25, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Join other knitters, crocheters or other crafters in this comfortable setting. Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00pm, QS Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm, HE