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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


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lily Yung, Blue Boa (detail), 2006. Image by Scott Lee.
January 25 – March 31, 2019
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Works by: Aggie Beynon, Barbara Brown, Marianne Burlew, Anouk Desloges, Noelle Hamlyn, Arounna Khounnoraj, Kathryn Walter, Lily Yung. Following the... Read More»
Dream job this way road signs
Tuesdays, January 8 - June 25, 2019, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Frustrated by the work of looking for work? Stop by the information desk at Queen’s Square on Tuesdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm to speak to an... Read More»
social worker
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, January 14 - March 27, 2019, 9:30am-5:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Sit down and chat with a Master of Social Work student from Laurier University. Get information you need about the programs and services available in... Read More»
piano being played
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Showcase your performance-ready skills and provide background music for everyone to enjoy. Check out the piano with your library card.
boy using VR
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for your turn with our Vive to enjoy some immersive games!
teens working together at a computer
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Solve fun challenges with our Makerspace tools!
senior with headphones and a tablet
Tuesdays, March 19 - April 30, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
This program has been cancelled. Have you always wanted to try making music but didn’t know where to start? Are you curious about new technologies?... Read More»
Teens hanging out
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 2:15 - 3:30pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. This is your space!
Analog to Digital signs
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Analog to Digital  Learn how to digitize analog media to create digital backups, reduce clutter, or preserve the originals. Bring your memories back... Read More»
Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker
Most Tuesdays 4:30pm-8:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Immigrant settlement workers assist newcomers with their settlement needs. They can help newcomers learn about our culture, find places to learn... Read More»
conversation circle
Tuesdays, January 8 - June 25, 2019, 6:15 - 8:15pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in to our free, friendly conversation circles to learn English, meet new friends, talk about your community, culture and customs. Tuesdays, 6:15... Read More»
morse code transmitter
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 26 - May 16, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Morse code - or CW as known among amateur radio operators - is using a combination of short and long ‘beeps’ of a tone. The number and the... Read More»
ukulele being played
Tuesdays, January 8 - March 26, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Need a little individual attention and need to ask specific questions about your personal ukulele journey? Preston is a good place to start. 
playing a ukulele
Tuesdays, January 8 - March 26, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
If you've got the basics and want more structure, Queen Square is your place!
crochet projects
Tuesdays, January 8 - March 26, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Bring your present project and join other crochet enthusiasts in this drop-in weekly meet-up.
Hannah Lightfoot, Neighbours Participant. 2019, Photo Sarah Bennett
March 8 - April 20, 2019
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
Heather Majaury (Algonquin Anishinabekwe) moved to the Haldimand Tract in 2002. The descendant of historically unregistered Indigenous people and... Read More»