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Cambridge Art Galleries invites the community to explore the work of artist José Luis Torres with the interactive exhibition, Dérives, at the Preston Gallery.

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Symposium Piece for Eva by Canadian sculptor Haydn Davies has been installed at our Queen’s Square location since 1997. After an extensive deaccessioning process, which included consultation with the artist’s family, it was decided that the work be removed from its Queen’s Square location. On November 21, 2023, the work was returned to the Davies family. As a community, we have enjoyed this important Canadian sculpture for over 25 years.

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Daniel and Chris are two friendly faces in the Creative Studios at Idea Exchange's Old Post Office location, supporting members in developing technical skills related to visual storytelling and sound. Daniel is an experienced filmmaker and Chris is a talented audio engineer and musician.What current project of yours are you most excited about?

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Graphic novels and comic books are becoming ever more popular at our Queen’s Square location. The collection has been growing so much, it was recently moved to a larger space.

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Idea Exchange is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan to guide our work between 2024 and 2027.Our Community Survey closed on Sunday, September 10, 2023, and we are grateful for the detailed and insightful feedback provided by community members. We received overwhelmingly positive responses about Idea Exchange. Many in the community expressed appreciation for having the opportunity to provide input as part of this process.Key takeaways from survey responses included:

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Hespeler is a close-knit community that loves to come together and celebrate. We (Niketa and Shaun) are inspired by this sense of community in the programming we do for our Hespeler location, creating a place where everyone is welcome and engaged. What current project of yours are you most excited about?

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Idea Exchange now has vinyl records to check out. Celebrate the return of vinyl by borrowing a record to take home or relaxing with our in-house vinyl record listening station. Both are located on the second floor of Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square.

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At Clemens Mill, Active Living is more than just a unique collection: it’s a state of mind. Clemens Mill team members, Kimberley and Kathleen, tap into the energy of this dynamic location for their work, from designing displays to hosting programming. What current project of yours are you most excited about?

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We offer a range of collections that make reading, learning, and entertainment accessible to everyone.Books and other resources are available in different formats, with titles and genres to suit everyone’s tastes.

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March Break is a great chance to explore the libraries and galleries of Cambridge.Try a game with your family, attend special performances, build and create using your imagination, and discover new interests. All March Break programming at Idea Exchange is free to enjoy. From drop-in programs and activity stations to special programs for teens, you will find a variety of events to make this March Break truly memorable:

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Phone: 519-621-0460

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