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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


Friday, January 18, 2019

Bonnie Devine, La Doncella, the maiden, 2016
November 23 – February 17, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
La Rábida is a Franciscan monastery overlooking the mouth of the Rio Tinto near the small town of Palos de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast of Spain... Read More»
Jim Logan, The Memory (It will be OK Mom), 2018.
November 9, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam, BC. He studied at the Kootenay School of Art... Read More»
Totstime
Fridays, January 11 - March 1, 2019, 10:00 - 10:30am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song and movement. A great program for meeting other children and... Read More»
Explore on the Floor
Fridays, January 11 - March 1, 2019, 10:00 - 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.
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!
Explore on the floor
Fridays, January 11 - March 1, 2019, 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.
STEAM storytime
Fridays, January 11 - March 1, 2019, 10:30 - 11:00am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are… come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious... 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.
Marcela Rodriguez, Settlement Worker
Most Fridays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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»
Social Worker
Mondays and Fridays, January 7 - April 29, 2019, 1:00-5:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Sit down and chat with Crystal, an Outreach worker from Langs. Get information you need about the programs and services available in our community.... Read More»
conversation circle
Fridays, January 11 - June 28, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Hespeler
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»
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!
projection light show
Most Thursdays - Saturdays, 7:00 - 9:15pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office! This spectacular light show is projected on the Water Street side of the digital library. All... Read More»