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From songwriting and learning guitar to building robots and acing exams, there's always something awesome to do here. What will you discover today?


Monthly Calendar


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.
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!
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!
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.
shapes in different colours
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Transform your favourite quote into a one of a kind piece using our Cricut machine. We will provide all you need to make a beautiful work of art... 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.
yoda
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
May the 4th be with you! Bring your best costume or wear one of ours and join us for a Star Wars photoshoot. Please leave costume weapons at home.
people picking up garbage
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Celebrate Spring with an all-ages Earth Day celebration! Pitch in for a Preston neighbourhood clean-up with Cambridge City Green, pick up seeds to... Read More»
dice used for dungeons and dragons game
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Are you curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Want to know what this popular table-top roleplaying game is all about, how it works, how to create a... 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»
camera parts
Mondays, May 6 - June 10, 2019, 7:30 - 9:45pm (excl. May 20)
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Learn the basics of good photography through the traditional study of automatic and manual controls, focus, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, flash... Read More»
spheros
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Get your hands on some of the coolest gadgets! Can you code a Sphero to complete our obstacle course? Build one of your own and challenge your... Read More»
words saying "press start"
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Come join us for 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»
pincushion
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Join us at Idea Exchange, Preston to sew your own adorable pincushion. They're great as Mother's Day gifts (and even better to keep for yourself)!
hand on a switch gaming system
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Show off your racing skills in our Mario Kart Tournament using the Nintendo Switch. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place! Sign-up... 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»
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»
paints of many colours
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Come and put your artistic skills to the test with Pineapple Paint Night at Clemens Mill! Follow step by step instructions to make your very own... Read More»
still image from the light show
Thursday - Sunday, May 16 - September 29, 2019, 9:00pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night! Summer 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»
"Happy Victoria Day" on maple leaf background
Monday, May 20, 2019
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019 for Victoria Day. Even though our buildings are closed, you can still access our... Read More»
typewriter
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Screenwriting is the art of writing films for the big screen! This program will cover all the basics of how to write a screenplay, from formatting,... Read More»
Teen job searching on laptop
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Parents and teens are welcome to join an employment facilitator from Lutherwood to learn information that will support their summer job search.
teens using VR
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Get your hands on some of the coolest gadgets! Bring your friends and see if you can diffuse a virtual reality bomb before time runs out!
Cliff outside of The Hub Bicycle Shop
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00 - 8:20pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Bike needs fixing? We can help! Cliff, owner of The Hub Bicycle Shop, and his team are coming to Queen's Square to help get your bike into tip-top... Read More»
nerf darts
Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Bring your NERF blaster and foam darts for an amazing all-library battle! Unmodified blasters only, please.
hands working at a laptop
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Learn the basics of recording and editing audio in Audacity recording software.
LEGO blocks
Friday, May 31, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Creating an animation has never been so easy! In this program we are going to teach you how to make your very own stop motion creation, using LEGO.... Read More»