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Monthly Calendar


December 2018

lights on the Old Post Office
Most Thursdays-Saturdays, until December 31, 2018, 7:00 – 9:20pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office! This spectacular light show is projected on the Water Street side of the digital library. All... Read More»
Old Post Office
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
We invite you to join us for a guided tour of our newest location: Idea Exchange, Old Post Office. Come experience the Creative Studios, Discovery... Read More»
children's choir
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Come in from out cold and enjoy some holiday favourites performed by the Cambridge Girls’ Choir.
hands on piano keys
Most Weekdays from September 4 - December 21, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am and 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Showcase your performance-ready skills and provide background music for everyone to enjoy.
kids in front of a laptop
Most Weekdays from October 1 - December 21, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am and 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Solve fun challenges with our Makerspace tools!
Boy with VR headset and controller
Most Weekdays from October 1 - December 21, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am and 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for your turn with our Vive to enjoy some immersive games!
kids together
Most Weekdays, September 4 - December 21, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. This is your space!
Employment Worker with Man at Computer
Most Wednesdays, September-December 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»
Game of life
First Thursday of the month, September 6 - December 6, 2018, 6:30 - 10:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Fun, friendly, casual gaming experience for fans of analog board games or people that just want to have a good time and try something new. All are... Read More»
Paper craft snowflakes
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Just in time for the holidays: Create beautiful tree ornaments by folding and cutting paper! Note: Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied... Read More»
Elf legs and feet
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Special Events
Carl the Elf on the Shelf has gone missing! Tired of being spied on, the naughty Wilson twins have kidnapped him and hidden him somewhere in their... Read More»
Elf legs and feet
Monday, December 10, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Carl the Elf on the Shelf has gone missing! Tired of being spied on, the naughty Wilson twins have kidnapped him and hidden him somewhere in their... Read More»
christmas crafts
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
If you are on a budget but still want to give something awesome this holiday season, we’ll provide all you need to DIY some simple but great gifts!
cricut
Wednesdays, October 24, November 28, and December 12, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Create paper crafts such as cards, tags, small boxes and more! Limited supplies available, feel free to bring your own. Cricut and its design program... Read More»
Ugly sweater portrait
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Put on your finest holiday sweater and say cheese! Use our green screen to pick the perfect background for a nice family portrait, silly card, or... Read More»
candle and sheet music
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Queen's Square
Live Performances
Come in from out of the cold and enjoy some holiday treats and seasonal favourites performed by the Cambridge Conservatory of Music.
drawing of a guitar made of snowflakes
December 16, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Take a break from all the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy some holiday melodies performed by Bella Marie. We are also collecting new children’s... Read More»
line of teenagers
Mondays, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2018, 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»
DIY
Monday, December 17, 2018, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Clemens Mill welcomes you to the maker movement with three projects to get your creativity flowing! When the snow flies on December 17, travel with... Read More»
Man dressed with beard, red hat and tie, singing into microphone
Saturday, December 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Show off your singing voice and spread some cheer as we sing along to holiday favourites!
Christmas decorations on tree
Sunday, December 23; Thursday, December 27; Friday, December 28, 2018
Design at Riverside
Special Events
Design at Riverside is closed for the Christmas holidays on Sunday, December 23; Thursday, December 27; and Friday, December 28, 2018. All other Idea... Read More»
Christmas decorations on tree
Monday, December 24-Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed: Christmas Eve, Dec 24 Christmas Day, Dec 25 Boxing Day, Dec 26 Even though our buildings are closed, you... Read More»
Happy New Year
Monday, December 31, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations close early on Monday, December 31, 2018 for New Year's Eve: Design at Riverside closes at 4:00pm All other Idea Exchange... Read More»
retro game's "game over" screen
Monday, December 31, 2018, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
From Nintendo and Sega, come out and play some of your favourite retro video games.