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Monthly Calendar


February 2019

boy using VR
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for your turn with our Vive to enjoy some immersive games!
piano being played
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
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 - March 29, 2019, 10:30 - 11:20am and 2:00 - 3:00pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Solve fun challenges with our Makerspace tools!
spheros
Friday, February 1, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Grab a Sphero and start a robotic soccer match. Whether you play offense or defense, you’ll have a ball! 
Teens hanging out
Weekdays, January 7 - March 29, 2019, 2:15 - 3:30pm (excl. Family Day and March Break)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. This is your space!
projection light show
Thursdays - Saturdays, 2019, 7:00 - 9:15pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
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»
rolled paper into a heart
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Just in time for Valentine's Day: Create beautiful paper roses (no watering required). Note: Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an... Read More»
young adults watching a movie
Mondays, January 7, February 4, March 4, 2019, 6:30-8:15pm
Preston
Movies
Join us select Mondays for free movie screenings at Idea Exchange Preston. Bring your own snacks and enjoy these films streamed from Kanopy. January... Read More»
game of life
Thursdays, January 3, February 7, March 7, 2019, 6:30 - 10:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Friendly drop-in event for board game enthusiasts and rookies alike.
phone with emojis flying away
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
This program has been cancelled. Learn to create an interactive Emoji of your own! Create generative art using the Java based program OpenProcessing... Read More»
group of teens
Mondays, January 14, February 11 and March 18, 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»
hands at computer
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join our YouTube Bootcamp series to learn how to create a successful YouTube channel from scratch or re-brand your existing network! Register for the... Read More»
I heart 80s neon sign
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Take a nostalgic journey back in time with the Totally Radical 80s Time Travel Adventure Escape Room. Work your way through some wicked righteous... Read More»
Girl and boy making snow angels
Monday, February 18, 2019
Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
Queen's Square, Preston, Hespeler, Old Post Office, and Design at Riverside Idea Exchange locations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February... Read More»
Rainbow Forest
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join us at our digital paint night and walk away with a masterpiece to call your own! Following easy step-by-step instructions, learn how to create a... Read More»
hands at computer
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Art Courses
Join our YouTube Bootcamp series to learn how to create a successful YouTube channel from scratch or re-brand your existing network! Register for the... Read More»
pacman game over screen
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Enter the world of Pac-Man as you take part in a real life-sized version of the classic arcade game. Take your turn as Pac-Man trying to maneuver... Read More»
Books seen from the top
February 22-28, 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»
fruit ninja fruit cut in half
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Enter the battle for top ninja as you unsheathe your blades and slice your way to the high score! Enjoy this action-packed game in a whole new way as... Read More»
DIY letters made of wood
Monday, February 25, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Visit the mini-MakerSpace to enjoy some amazing projects! This month we have Hack Your Tee. Spring is (eventually) on the way, so let's create and... Read More»
hands at computer
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join our YouTube Bootcamp series to learn how to create a successful YouTube channel from scratch or re-brand your existing network! Register for the... Read More»
Press Start
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Come join us for a retro video gaming night hosted by Idea Exchange at the Old Post Office and sponsored by Operandi. This is a free event, and all... Read More»