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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, May 21, 2019

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»
two people shaking hands
Monday-Thursdays, April-May 2019, 9:30am-5:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Sit down and chat with Crystal, an Outreach worker from Langs, or Nick, a Master of Social Work student from Laurier University. Get information you... Read More»
child playing with colourful blocks
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 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»
LSP logo
Most Tuesdays 10:00am-4:30pm
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»
Totstime
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 10:00 - 10:30am
Hespeler
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»
Fr & Eng Explore Floor
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30am
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Enjoy a morning of French and English activities in the children's area.
Totstime
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 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»
kids on the floor with heads touching, in a circle
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 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 centers.
Explore
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 10:30 - 11:15am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centers.
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!
Fr & Eng Storytime
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 10:30 - 11:00am
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Each week we will enjoy French and English stories, rhymes, and songs.
Explore Floor
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 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.
child painting
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 11:00 - 11:30am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Draw out your child's inner Picasso with amazing art projects. Each week, you and your child will use imagination and fun art supplies to explore and... Read More»
kids with hands up against a blackboard
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create and share. Crafts, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint... 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»
child doing design
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
One whole hour of nothing but tech! Drop-in and try something new each week.
yarn, needles and crocheted pieces
Tuesdays, April 2 - June 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Bring your crochet project and join other crochet enthusiasts in this drop-in weekly meet-up.
ukulele being played
Tuesdays, April 2 - June 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Do you have the ukulele basics down and want more structure? Then the Queens Square location is the place to go. Grab your uke and come on out. No... Read More»
ukulele being played
Tuesdays, April 2 - June 25, 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.
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»
PJ Tales
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21, 2019, 7:00 - 7:30pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffie to this evening storytime for families. Hear a bedtime story, sing songs, and make a craft to take home... Read More»
Jordyn Stewart, work in progress, installation, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist
April 26 - June 15, 2019
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
A cul-de-sac is a dead end street whose end is surrounded by houses. Confined within a curb, and a ubiquitous indicator of urban sprawl, they are... Read More»
Cho, Shi, Taylor: Woven Brick, 2018
April 15 - June 1, 2019
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Projects Review 2019 features graduate and undergraduate projects from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The exhibition showcases... Read More»
Open book on table, hands holding coffee cup
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Events in the Community
Book Clubs
With no set book to read, this club is about conversation and enjoying a beverage of your choice at a different pub or cafe in Cambridge on the third... Read More»