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Monthly Calendar


April 2019

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!
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.
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.
person editing photos on computer
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Learn all about how to edit your photographs like a pro! This program will teach the basics of how to transform vacation photos into polished and... Read More»
teens wearing VR headsets
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Beat Saber Champion? Come and take part in our second VR Tournament to find out! Everyone will have the... Read More»
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.
notebook, with lots of torn out crumpled up papers beside it
Saturdays, April 6 and 13, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
A first draft of a story or novel is just step one. Now comes the challenge of shaping and sharpening those pages into something compelling. This two... Read More»
3D puzzle
Sundays, April 7-May 12, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in between 1:00 – 3:00pm to make your own 3D wooden puzzle! Watch as the puzzle pieces are cut by our laser cutter, then assemble your puzzle.... Read More»
hands working at a laptop
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
How many videos do you have sitting on your phone or camera, capturing precious memories, only to never be seen again? In this program, we will show... Read More»
super mario screen
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Get your hands on some of the coolest gadgets! Create your very own world, characters, and story as you build an arcade-style video game with Bloxels... Read More»
pile of papers with ? on top
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Prepare for Avengers: Endgame by testing your knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third... Read More»
using VR
Friday, April 12, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Dive into your own virtual canvas and see your creations come to life in SculptrVR. Want to take your creations home with you? Bring a USB stick and... Read More»
2 kids with easter bunny ears on
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Put on some bunny ears and say cheese! Use our green screen to pick the perfect background for a nice family portrait, silly card, or egg-citing... 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»
watercolour print
Mondays, April 15 - May 6, 2019, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
This non-toxic, water based process uses diluted fabric dyes and combines the aesthetic qualities of printmaking, with the directness of painting and... Read More»
artwork
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
Monotype is one of the easiest printmaking processes to learn, which makes it a great technique to try if you're new to printmaking. With monotype,... Read More»
printmaking
Thursdays, April 18- May 30, 2019, 7:00 - 9:30pm (excl. May 2)
Design at Riverside
Art Courses
Not only is Baldwin Intaglio Ground (BIG) a "green" substitute for traditional, more toxic etching grounds, it is also incredibly versatile. In this... Read More»
Bunny in meadow with easter basket
Friday, April 19 and Sunday, April 21, 2019
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed: Friday, April 19, 2019 for Good Friday Sunday, April 21, 2019 for Easter Sunday While closed, our web... Read More»
microphone
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Come and learn the ins and outs of PreSonus' Studio One for audio recording and mixing. Taught by Warren Cooper. Warren Cooper has worked as an... 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»
3D printed sandals
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Broken glasses? House filled with clutter? Learn from Ron Hoekstra, a 3D modeling educator, about some great practical 3D prints and how to quickly... Read More»
wizard pointing a want at someone
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Get your hands on some of the coolest gadgets! Ready to make feathers fly and pumpkins grow? Build a Harry Potter coding wand to respond to your... Read More»
soundwaves, colourful lines
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Learn the basic practical and technical requirements for selecting, connecting, operating, and tuning a sound system for indoor spaces with musician... Read More»