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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


Thursday, August 17, 2017

SHOW.17 - Humboldt Magnussen, Flam-bouyant, 2015, inkjet print. Photo assistance by Vincent Chevalier.
July 7 – September 2, 2017
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
SHOW.17 brings together emerging artists from across Ontario whose works, processes and preoccupations are the newest and latest in the ever-changing... Read More»
Streaming Edison: 21st Century Luminescence
July 7 – September 10, 2017
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Unlike certain eras of 20th Century design such as Art Deco, Futurism, Modernism, and Post Modernism, Post-Millennium lighting design is not easily... Read More»
Sunanda Sachdev, Settlement Worker
Most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-5:00pm
Queen's Square
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»
Totstime
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 9:45 - 10:15am
Queen's Square
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»
Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker
Most Tuesdays 12:00-8:00pm & Thursdays 10:00am-5:30pm
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»
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 10:15 - 11:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres.
Explore on the Floor
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 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 centres.
Market Storytime
Thursdays, June 8 - August 31, 2017, 10:30 - 11:00am
Events in the Community
Programs + Workshops
We’re bringing storytime fun to the Preston Towne Market.
Mario
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Try your skills at mini games, collect gold coins for a prize and hang out in Luigi's Lounge. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Other... Read More»
Summer Special
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
We're having a party and you're invited!  Celebrate this summer at Idea Exchange with amazing summer program specials – Trolls, Super Mario and Lego... Read More»
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
We're having a party and you're invited!  Celebrate this summer at Idea Exchange with amazing summer program specials – Trolls, Super Mario and Lego... Read More»
Tech drop-in
Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in to the Clemens Mill branch with any tech problems you’re having, from downloading an ebook on OverDrive to learning how to store your photos... Read More»
Bootcamp
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Prepare your child for Kindergarten.  In this school readiness program, children will learn to follow routines, practice fine motor skills, take... Read More»
Garden Games
Thursdays, July 6 - August 17, 2017, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Come and enjoy Preston’s Children’s Garden! We’ll have fun with outdoor stories and games.