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What's On This Month: May 2021


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Cassidy, Queen's Square | May 1, 2021

May we interest you in a new month of exciting programming? All throughout May we have fun and fascinating events happening online for all ages. 

We kick off the month with a jam-packed Star Wars week, including a chat with Star Wars author E. K. Johnston!

On May the 4th, Idea Exchange will be introducing PINs to help keep members’ library accounts and information extra secure. Visit to find out more about this new step, and how to set up your own PIN on or after May 4th.

Visit our full calendar, or read on for some great highlights. All of our events are virtual, and many require registration, so make sure to click on the title for more information, and to save your spot.

A Virtual Visit with Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Tuesday, May 04
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us as the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory gives us a virtual guided tour of their space.

Healthy Tree, Healthy Me

Thursday, May 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us to learn about some of the scientific findings of the link between being in nature and mental health, and do a deeper dive into the human-natural response to trees.

Intermediate to Advanced Seed Saving with Bob Wildfong

Saturday, May 08
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Bob as he shares his knowledge on how to save seeds.

An Evening with Historian John Boyko

Monday, May 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we talk to bestselling historian John Boyko as he talks about his latest book, The Devil’s Trick.

Game Design with Scratch

Tuesday, May 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Always wanted to create your own games and interactive projects?

Bridging GAAPS: Youth Townhall

Saturday, May 15
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all teenagers! Bridging GAAPS (Giving All A Place to Speak) in partnership with Cambridge Art Galleries l Idea Exchange wants to give YOU a platform to share how you are feeling and doing.

Meditate With Snoopy

Wednesday, May 12
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Snoopy the cat each week to learn about mental health and wellness.

An Evening with Local Author Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Thursday, May 20
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm as we sit down with local author Carolyn Huizinga Mills and moderator Kayleigh Platz.

Intro to Public Speaking

Wednesday, May 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Discover tips to improve your confidence in public speaking in this introductory workshop

What you can do with Adobe Creative Cloud

Saturday, May 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Learn how to get started with Adobe Creative Cloud, industry standard design and editing software.

An Introduction to RVing

Saturday, May 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Looking to try RVing this year?