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Monthly Calendar


September 2018

Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill
Saturday, June 30 - Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Clemens Mill
Special Events
The Clemens Mill location will temporarily close to the public on Saturday, June 30, 2018 for renovations and will re-open to the public on Tuesday,... Read More»
OPO Light Show
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, July - Labour Day 2018, 9:00 - 11:00pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office! Our newest Idea Exchange location will come alive with a video projection designed by Westbury... Read More»
Two chairs on dock
Sunday, May 20 through Sunday, September 2, 2018
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 20, 2018 through to and including Sunday, September 2, 2018. Idea Exchange... Read More»
two chairs on a beach at sunset
Monday, September 3, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
Idea Exchange will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 for Labour Day. Even though our buildings are closed, you can still access our web based... Read More»
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.
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»
printmaking example
Thursdays, September 6 - October 4, 2018, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
This program has been cancelled. Instructor: Donna Stewart Baldwin Intaglio Ground (BIG) is a "green" substitute for traditional, more toxic... Read More»
two masks on a red stage curtain
Mondays, September 10 - November 23, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Rule the stage in a fun, supportive environment under the guidance of an experienced actor and teacher! Join the fun as we prepare a holiday play... Read More»
silkscreen watercolour
Mondays, September 10 - October 1, 2018, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
Instructor: Jeff Christie / Gordon McSevney This non–toxic, water based process uses diluted fabric dyes and combines the aesthetic qualities of... Read More»
camera parts
Mondays, September 10 - October 15, 2018, 7:30 - 9:45pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Instructor: Jason Gennings Learn the basics of good photography through the traditional study of automatic and manual controls, focus, exposure,... Read More»
microphone, headphones and on air sign
Thursdays, September 13 - November 29, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
The Cambridge Amateur Radio Club is running this class for those interested in obtaining a basic license in Amateur Radio.  Amateur Radio (ham radio... Read More»
OPO light show
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 13 - December 29, 2018, 8:30 - 10:00pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office! Our newest Idea Exchange location will come alive with a video projection designed by Westbury... Read More»
solar system
Sunday, September 16 - Saturday, September 22, 2018, Open Hours
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Get fit and learn about space as you run the solar system in a 10k virtual race. Let our staff show you how to download the Run the Solar System App... Read More»
Clemens Mill Open House
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Special Events
It’s time to reopen the refreshed Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill! We’ve spent the summer renovating and are excited to share with you our relocated... 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»
family looking at night sky
Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 23, 2018
Clemens Mill, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
A week-long celebration of science and space. Ask your local Idea Exchange what they have planned!
drypoint example
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
This program has been cancelled. Instructor: Donna Stewart Are you new to printmaking? Find out what we get up to in the Mary Misner Print Studio at... Read More»
photo of outerspace
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Are you interested in 3D design? Learn how to design and 3D print a Space Creature using Tinkercad. Laptops provided, please bring a USB. 
Trees at night
Thursdays, September 20, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00pm
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»
sundial
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Steph Clarke is an artist, costume designer, chronic up-cycler, and workshop instructor who is constantly blending the old and the new. Hand her a... Read More»
telescope at night
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and wished to understand the cosmos better? Enjoy a presentation about the planets and bodies within our... Read More»
phone surrounded by clour of technology icons
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Explore the wonders of science and the natural world in your day-to-day life using free apps built for smartphones and tablets. This user-friendly... Read More»
kids together
Most Weekdays, September 4 - December 21, 2018, Most Mondays 2:00 - 5:30pm, Most Tuesdays - Fridays 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! Supported by YMCA Teen Drop-in Zone on Mondays. Most Mondays... Read More»
cricut
Wednesdays, September 26, 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»
nerf darts
Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Back by popular demand - bring your NERF blaster and foam darts for an amazing all-library battle! Unmodified blasters, only please!