Idea Exchange

Cambridge, ON

Idea Exchange supports and inspires the exploration of reading, arts, innovation, and learning. Idea Exchange is transforming the way people experience their public library and gallery spaces. Through arts and new technologies, Idea Exchange is creating an environment of curiosity and discovery for people of all ages. On Culture Days weekend we invite you to explore our spaces, make music, enjoy stories, tour our exhibitions, and get creative. Be inspired at Idea Exchange in Cambridge!

Idea Exchange

Location

Cambridge, ON

Organizer

Idea Exchange

Events

Bucket Drumming

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office

Let your inner rhythm out! Learn some basic drum rudiments using buckets as for drums in the Creative Studios at the Old Post Office. Ages 16+ | Registration is required. Follow link or call.

NFB Film Club: What Is Democracy?

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square

Free screening of the documentary, What Is Democracy?, from the National Film Board of Canada. What Is Democracy? Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians—What...

Virtual Reality Armchair Travel

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill

Come celebrate Culture Days with us! Using our Google Expeditions VR headset, you’ll immerse yourself in scenes from Festivals Around the World. Ages 13+ | Registration is required. Follow link or call.

Scarecrow Storytime

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Hespeler

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Hespeler Harvest Festival! Sing and dance with Stephanie Scarecrow at 11:00am. Throughout the day, kids can also explore fun farm activity stations. The Harvest Festival takes place in Forbes Park, Hes...

Drumming Circle

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square

Let the rhythm move you as our friendly guide, Jeff Allman, teaches us to express ourselves with drums. Studies have shown drumming circles can help you de-stress and are a force for healing. So have fun while you drum your worries away! Dr...

Culture Days Open Mic

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office

Come by the Old Post Office and show off your musical chops! Registration starts at 2:00pm on September 28. Not a performer? Join us and relax at this family-friendly event. All performers are asked to acknowledge and respect the followin...

Scrappy Saturday

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Preston

Spend your Saturday connecting with fellow paper crafters and scrapbookers in the community. Bring your current projects, or one that you want to re-start. Use our punches, stamps, and embellishments.

Colour Your Culture

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Preston

Help us turn the front courtyard into a multi-cultural mosaic! We will have chalk available that you can use to draw on the stones in our courtyard throughout the weekend.

Around the World in Stories

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square

“Tell me a story…” said every child, ever. A great story strengthens a community, connects its members, and nurtures all who hear. It transports the audience to places they have not been before and introduces new ideas in a way that is comf...

Art Access: My Happy Place

Organized by Cambridge Art Galleries, Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Queens Square

What brings joy to your life? Participants are invited to draw and construct their own mementos of happiness in their lives, and to contribute to a collective installation representing Cambridge's community connection to the arts and everyd...

Musical Lives Guitar Open Mic

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office

Enjoy a classical guitar concert featuring Southern Ontario musicians of all playing levels. Please contact us if you would like to perform in this concert series! Contact: music@MusicalLives.com

Drone Basics for Teens

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square

Learn from a professional drone pilot all about what it takes to become certified, how drones can be used in our lives, and what kinds of imagery can be generated with a drone. Then spend some time flying a drone yourself. Ages 13 - 18

Licensed To Show Part 3 - Tour

Organized by Cambridge Art Galleries, Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Preston

Join Cambridge Art Galleries staff for a casual tour of the Licensed To Show Part 3 exhibition and chat. Light refreshments will be served. This program is let by Cambridge Art Galleries. Licensed to Show series are built to provide acces...

Musical Performance By Bella Marie

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office

Join local musician Bella Marie for a concert with a beautiful river backdrop. In April Bella Marie released her new single, Like I Did. Hear the song on Spotify, iTunes and all other platforms. Stay afterwards for an open mic event from 2...

Arabic Family Storytime

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill

Bring the whole family for this special new program at the newly renovated Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill. This event will be a showcase of stories told in both Arabic and English.

Culture Crafts

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office

Learn about and celebrate different cultures from around the world through a selection of craft projects. All supplies will be provided and you can take you projects when they are complete. Stop in and join us.

Old Post Office Light Show

Organized by Idea Exchange at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office

Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office at night! Show Schedule: 9:00pm (with sound) 9:30pm (with sound) 10:00pm (no sound) 10:30pm (no sound) Please note: Some shows may have strobe light-type effects that may be disorienting...