teens banner

What's On

From songwriting and learning guitar to building robots and acing exams, there's always something awesome to do here. What will you discover today?


Monthly Calendar


April 2018

Bunny in meadow with easter basket
Friday, March 30 and Sunday, April 1, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed: Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday Sunday, April 1, 2018 for Easter Sunday While closed, our web... Read More»
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»
Variety of SLR photography equipment
Mondays, April 2-23, 2018, 7:30-9:45pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
After an introduction to studio lighting, this class examines low light photography, special effects, photojournalism, and topics raised by the class... Read More»
teens
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, April 3 - June 28, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30pm
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»
Employment Worker with Man at Computer
Most Wednesdays, January - June 2018, 2:00-4:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for free assistance with an Employment Worker from YMCA Employment Services. They can help you with: Resume Help Job Search Assistance... Read More»
Game Board
First Thursday of the Month, January-June 2018, 6:30-10:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Gather together, meet like-minded gamers, and conquer the world!!  Fun, friendly atmosphere for those fans of analog board games like Pandemic, Magic... Read More»
tablet
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
The Idea Exchange's new Wacom Intuos Art Tablet allows you to draw, sign and create digital art directly on your computer screen using the precision... Read More»
lego
Saturdays, April 14-May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
This program has been cancelled. The pros at Stemotics will teach students to design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears,... Read More»
acoustic guitar
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Live Performances
This event has been cancelled. Join MC Craig Norris as we feature our community’s best up-and-coming singer/songwriters.  Presented in partnership... Read More»
Group of teens
Mondays, March 19, April 16, May 14, and June 11th, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
The Teen Tastemakers are a group of local teens who meet monthly to discuss and review books, movies, and music, provide input about the library... Read More»
wizard
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Clemens Mill
Special Events
Attention all Muggles - do you think you are the ultimate Potterhead? Come on out for an interactive trivia night to test your knowledge. If you have... Read More»
tablet
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
The Idea Exchange's new Wacom Intuos Art Tablet allows you to draw, sign and create digital art directly on your computer screen using the precision... Read More»
Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Join us for an all-ages Earth Day celebration! Pitch in for a Preston neighbourhood clean-up, swap seeds and plant a seed to take home. It will be an... Read More»
Teen girl reading
Last Thursday of the month, January - June 2018, 6:30-8:00pm
Hespeler
Book Clubs
An interactive book club for teens, led by teens that will look at a new novel every month and discuss its relevance to teen lives as they really are... Read More»
3D printer
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
In this one hour introduction, our staff will show you the basics of 3D printing; how to download files to convert to 3D models and how to use Idea... Read More»
guitars and microphones
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Live Performances
Guitar concert featuring Southern Ontario musicians followed by a guitar open mic.  Food Bank donations are accepted.