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Monthly Calendar


February 2018

multiple Lego Robots
Saturdays, January 20 - February 10, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
The pros at Stemotics will teach students to design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles and other technical... Read More»
Teens posing for picture
Mondays, 2-5:30pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 2-3:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. Thanks to our partnership with the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone the Teen Lounge is now... Read More»
Print of cat
Tuesdays, February 6-March 20, 2018, 1:30-4:00pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
Explore the versatile process of collagraphy. Create your own unique prints from collages of textured materials. Instructor: Donna Stewart No class... Read More»
Ukulele
Tuesdays, January 9 - March 28, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Check out these jam sessions where you’ll learn some songs, share ideas and enjoy some fun together. Grab your uke and come on out. No experience... Read More»
Employment Worker with Man at Computer
Most Wednesdays, January - March 2018, 2:00-4:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for free assistance with an Employment Worker from YMCA Employment Services. They can help you with: Resume Help Job Search Assistance... Read More»
Knitting on needles
Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7, 2018, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Knitters unite! If you are a knitter and would like to put your talent, skill, and creations to good use, come out to Knit for a Cause and create a... Read More»
Books seen from the top
February 9-15, 2018
Clemens Mill, Hespeler, Preston, Queen's Square
Book Sales
It's book sale time at all Idea Exchange library locations! Materials offered may include adult and children's books, magazines, cd and dvds [at... Read More»
various artwork for creating a portfolio
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Join recent University of Waterloo MFA graduate Timothy Walker for an artist portfolio 101. This workshop will cover how to properly document and... Read More»
arm knitting
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Join us for a fun afternoon of arm-knitting, finger-knitting and paracord bracelet-making!
Girl and boy making snow angels
Monday, February 19, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
Queen's Square, Preston, Clemens Mill and Design at Riverside Idea Exchange locations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 19, 2018. The... Read More»
Teen girl reading
Last Thursday of the month, January - June 2018, 6:30-8:00pm
Hespeler
Book Clubs
An interactive book club for teens, led by teens that will look at a new novel every month and discuss its relevance to teen lives as they really are... Read More»
Pencil, sharpener and notebook
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Join recent University of Waterloo MFA graduate Denise St Marie and learn the basics of grant applications. This workshop will give an overview of... Read More»
Variety of SLR photography equipment
Mondays, February 26-March 26, 2018, 7:30-9:45pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Discuss the tricks of shooting a variety of subjects including composition, macro-photography and simple portraiture, whether film or digital.... Read More»