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Monthly Calendar


still image from the light show
Thursday - Sunday, May 16 - September 1, 2019, 9:00pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night! Spring Show Schedule 9:00pm (with sound) 9:... Read More»
Two chairs on dock
Sunday, May 19 through Sunday, September 1, 2019
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, May 19, 2019 through to and including Sunday, September 1, 2019. Idea Exchange... Read More»
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!
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.
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!
microphone and a stool, on stage
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Come by the Creative Studios Theatre and show off your musical chops. Bring your own instrument or use one of ours! This is a family-friendly event... Read More»
yarn and needles
Wednesdays, April 3 - June 26, 2019, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Join other knitters, crocheters or other crafters in this comfortable setting.
game of life board
First Thursday of the Month, April 4 - June 6, 2019, 6:30 - 10:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Fun, friendly, low-tech gaming session for all ages and interest levels.
Books seen from top
June 7-13, 2019
Clemens Mill, Hespeler, Preston, Queen's Square
Book Sales
It's book sale time at four of our Idea Exchange library locations! Materials offered may include adult and children's books, magazines, CD and DVDs... Read More»
close up of a person playing guiatar
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:00pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
Senior music students from St. Benedict C.S.S. will perform a collection of popular songs arranged for concert band and small ensemble, including... Read More»
popcorn
Mondays, April 15, May 27, and June 10, 2019, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Old Post Office
Movies
Grab a friend and join us select Mondays for free movie screenings at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office. Join us for popcorn or bring your own snacks... Read More»
Employment Worker with Man at Computer
One Wednesday per Month, March-December 2019, 2:00-4:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for free assistance with an Employment Specialist from YMCA Employment Services. They can help you with: Resume Help Job Search Assistance... Read More»
teens together
Mondays, April 15, May 13, and June 17, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
The Teen Tastemakers are a group of local teens who meet monthly to discuss and review books, movies, and music, provide input about the library... Read More»
hand hovering over a drum
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Let your inner rhythm out and learn some basic drum rudiments!
neon photo of an old controller
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join us for Nintendo Retro Gaming Tournament at the Old Post Office sponsored by Cambridge Gaming Community, Operandi and MicroPlay. Prizes will be... Read More»
adults using VR
Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Slash to the beats and see if you can get the high score!