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Monthly Calendar


Happy Canada Day sign with flags
Monday, July 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 Monday, July 1, 2017 for Canada Day. Even though our buildings are closed, you can still access our web... Read More»
still image from the light show
Thursday - Sunday, May 16 - September 1, 2019, 9:00pm (excl. Friday, July 5)
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»
2 teens using VR
Monday - Saturday, July 2 - August 31, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm (excl. August 5)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in to try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
2 kids using VR
Monday - Thursday, July 2 - August 29, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm (excl. August 5)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in to try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
writing in a notebook on a persons lap
Fridays, July 5 and August 23, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Meet and greet with local young adult author F.M. Boughan, giveaways from Phidon Pens including a notebook and high-quality pen, guided creative... Read More»
Bella Marie
Saturday, July 6 and 27, 2019, 3:30-5:00pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Note: the July 6 performance has been cancelled. Join us in the beautiful Riverview Room at the Old Post Office for guitar music by Bella Marie.  
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»
teens using VR
Mondays, July 8 - 29, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Have you experienced Virtual Reality Gaming? We offer a PlayStation 4 gaming system complete with specialized custom VR video games and a full... Read More»
outlines of people dancing
Monday, July 8, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
This program has been cancelled. How fast can you floss? Show us your best Fortnite dance moves and make your very own music video to take home.
4 teens wearing VR glasses
Friday, July 12, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Events in the Community
Programs + Workshops
Play virtual volleyball and other multi-player games in a tournament-style setting. Two sessions with 16 players each. A registered event partnership... Read More»
Family Movie Monday
Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Old Post Office
Movies
Grab your family or friends and join us select Mondays for free movie screenings. Join us for popcorn or bring your own snacks and enjoy these films... Read More»
Trivia night neon signs
Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Special Events
Test your pop culture knowledge with the ULTIMATE pop culture trivia quiz! Bring your own device (or use one of ours) to join the Kahoot quiz for the... 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»
shooting a bow and arrow
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Events in the Community
Programs + Workshops
Live the Hunger Games for an evening in partnership with Splatzone paintball. This activity will get you working in teams through different games.... Read More»
dark forest
Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:30 - 5:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Take on the shadow monster in our second Stranger Things Escape Room, and remember one summer can change everything!
dark forest
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Take on the shadow monster in our second Stranger Things Escape Room, and remember one summer can change everything!
books and dice
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30 - 4:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
This introductory game will unlock the doors of curiosity into the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
nerf darts
Friday, July 26, 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.
laser cutter
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 - 11:00am
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Prerequisite: Must complete Intro to Laser Cutting program before attempting certification. Do you want to become certified to have full access to... Read More»