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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, June 17, 2019

two people shaking hands
Mondays & Thursdays, May-August 2019, 9:30am-1:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Sit down and chat with Crystal, an Outreach worker from Langs. Mondays: 9:30am - 1:00pm Thursdays: 9:30am - 1:00pm Get information you need about the... Read More»
LSP logo
Most Mondays, 10:00am-4:30pm
Hespeler
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»
piano being played
Weekdays, January 7 - June 28, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. April 19 and May 20)
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 - June 28, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. April 19 and May 20)
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 - June 28, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. April 19 and May 20)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Solve fun challenges with our Makerspace tools!
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Monday, June 17, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Queen's Square
Special Events
On Monday, June 17, Idea Exchange will be hosting a World Refugee Day event featuring an information fair for organizations that support refugees, a... Read More»
people during a panel discussion
Monday, June 17, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Special Events
On Monday, June 17, Idea Exchange will be hosting a World Refugee Day event featuring an information fair for organizations that support refugees, a... Read More»
Common Waters
Monday, June 17, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Design at Riverside
Special Events
On Monday, June 17, Idea Exchange will be hosting a World Refugee Day event featuring an information fair for organizations that support refugees, a... Read More»
laptop keyboard
Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Come and have a listen to Gretchen Rubin's "Happier" Podcast. Learn some of her favourite clutter clearing ideas from her book "Outer Order, Inner... Read More»
yarn and needles
Mondays, April 1 - June 24, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm (excl. May 20)
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Join other knitters, crocheters or other crafters in this comfortable setting.
teens together
Mondays, April 15, May 13, and June 17, 2019, 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»
Rosellen D'Agostino, Untitled Faceless Portrait 1138, 2017/10/23. Image Courtesy of Artist
May 10 - June 29, 2019
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
SHOW.19 brings together emerging artists from across Ontario whose works, processes and preoccupations are the latest in the ever-changing world of... Read More»
Common Waters, Julia Nakanishi and Tony Kogan, 2019
June 14 - September 15, 2019
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Common Waters is a community project that examines our relationship with water and provides a platform for us to discuss some of the most pressing... Read More»
Emmanuel Jal
Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
On Monday, June 17, Idea Exchange will be hosting a World Refugee Day event featuring an information fair for organizations that support refugees, a... Read More»