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Explore on the Floor

All Ages

2024-04-18 10:30:00 2024-04-18 11:30:00 America/New_York Explore on the Floor Let's Play! Queen's Square - Children's Department

Thursday, April 18
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-04-18 10:30:00 2024-04-18 11:30:00 America/New_York Explore on the Floor Let's Play! Queen's Square - Children's Department

Queen's Square

Children's Department

Let's Play!

Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands-on learning activity centers.

 

 

Accessibility
If you require an accessibility accommodation for this program or event, please tell us how we can meet your needs as soon as possible so arrangements can be organized. If you require a sign language interpreter, please let us know at least two-weeks (10 working weekdays) before the program date. 
  
If you are attending a registered program with a support person, please add your support worker as a guest when you sign up. 

COST: Free

AGE GROUP: | Kids |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs + Workshops |

TAGS: | Stem | Steam | Preschool |

Queen's Square

Phone: 519-621-0460

Hours
We're closed Monday May 20 due to Victoria Day Closure
We're closed Sunday May 26
Mon, May 20 Closed
(Victoria Day Closure)
Tue, May 21 9:30AM to 8:30PM
Wed, May 22 9:30AM to 8:30PM
Thu, May 23 9:30AM to 8:30PM
Fri, May 24 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

The Queen's Square location is a public library and art gallery. This location features a grand piano for music performances, multiple study and reading areas, and a large children’s department.

Be inspired at Idea Exchange in Cambridge!  Connect with the public libraries and public art galleries of Cambridge. Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community with an environment of discovery for people of all ages.

Upcoming events

Sun, May 26, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting May 19, 2024 through to and including September 1, 2024.

Mon, May 27, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Mon, May 27, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Mon, May 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Share your ideas and creations with fellow knitters.

Tue, May 28, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Tue, May 28, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Make new friends, earn volunteer hours, and gain academic and career guidance.
Register

Tue, May 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Enjoy singing and smiling while strumming your ukulele with this casual group.

Tue, May 28, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Hespeler - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Wed, May 29, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Wed, May 29, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hespeler - Lounge
Share your ideas and creations with fellow knitters.

Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square - Community Desk, QS
Are you a newcomer trying to get ready for the Canadian workforce? Kinbridge is here to help.

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Clemens Mill - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Wed, May 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Join other fibre arts enthusiasts as you work on your own project in a social environment.

Thu, May 30, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Thu, May 30, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Thu, May 30, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom 3
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Third Floor Classroom
Join SPECTRUM for a discussion and to meet other local gender-diverse folks.

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hespeler - Children's Program Room
Enjoy singing and smiling while strumming your ukulele with this casual group.

Fri, May 31, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Fri, May 31, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 4:30pm
All Locations
Come and stay and play!

Fri, May 31, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Fri, May 31, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Queen's Square
Staff from John Howard Society's Cambridge Career Connections will be onsite to provide support and resources to job seekers.

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Sat, Jun 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Preston - Children's Program Room
Using the same techniques as Mere Phantoms, learn how to create your own paper cutouts to make shadow art.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Preston - Fireside Area
Show your PRIDE with a pair of adorable macrame-style rainbow earrings!

Sat, Jun 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
The bestselling author discusses her latest novel, The Secret Keeper.

Sun, Jun 02, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting May 19, 2024 through to and including September 1, 2024.

Mon, Jun 03, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Mon, Jun 03, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Learn the basics of SLR-style photography.

Tue, Jun 04, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Tue, Jun 04, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Make new friends, earn volunteer hours, and gain academic and career guidance.
Register

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Enjoy singing and smiling while strumming your ukulele with this casual group.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Hespeler - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Wed, Jun 05, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Wed, Jun 05, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hespeler - Magazine Lounge
Share your ideas and creations with fellow knitters.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Are you a newcomer trying to get ready for the Canadian workforce? Kinbridge is here to help.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hespeler - Magazine Lounge
Connect with other adults while enjoying concerts, crafting, chats, and more.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Clemens Mill - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hespeler - Study Area
From cards to Catan, this is a warm and friendly atmosphere for fans of low-tech table games.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Studio
Create an artwork inspired by rainbows!

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Meet other fibre arts enthusiasts as you work on your own project in a social environment.

Wed, Jun 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Magazine Lounge
Read with us and have great discussions about amazing books.

Thu, Jun 06, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Thu, Jun 06, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Preston
Play outside at the Preston Towne Market.

Thu, Jun 06, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom 3
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Thu, Jun 06, All day
Queen's Square - Studio
2SLGBTQIA+-identifying individuals are invited to explore a different creative project each month in a fun and safe space.

Fri, Jun 07, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Fri, Jun 07, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Fri, Jun 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Queen's Square - Studio
Connect with other adults while enjoying concerts, crafting, chats, and more.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
So, what’s on your mind? Let’s get it on the table.

Fri, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Clemens Mill - Community Desk, CM
Staff from John Howard Society's Cambridge Career Connections will be onsite to provide support and resources to job seekers.

Fri, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hespeler
Play outside at the Hespeler Village Market.

Sat, Jun 08, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Sat, Jun 08, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Old Post Office - Makerspace,Third Floor Classroom
Learn the basics of our Cricut Maker.

Sat, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Queen's Square - Magazine Lounge
Aashay Dalvi discusses the importance of queer, migrant, and anti-colonial representation in literature.

Sat, Jun 08, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square - Studio
Make beautiful art using plants!
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Sun, Jun 09, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting May 19, 2024 through to and including September 1, 2024.

Mon, Jun 10, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Mon, Jun 10, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Studio
Enjoy a creative evening in the Gallery Studio with a focus on improving mental health.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Learn the basics of SLR-style photography.

Tue, Jun 11, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Tue, Jun 11, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Make new friends, earn volunteer hours, and gain academic and career guidance.
Register

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Enjoy singing and smiling while strumming your ukulele with this casual group.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Hespeler - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Wed, Jun 12, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Wed, Jun 12, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hespeler - Magazine Lounge
Share your ideas and creations with fellow knitters.

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square - Community Desk, QS
Are you a newcomer trying to get ready for the Canadian workforce? Kinbridge is here to help.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Clemens Mill - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Meet other fibre arts enthusiasts as you work on your own project in a social environment.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Preston - Fireside Area
Learn all about storing, freezing and canning your summer harvest.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Clemens Mill - Creative Hub Classroom
Use old maps to cover a picture frame to hold one of your memorable photographs.

Thu, Jun 13, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Thu, Jun 13, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Preston
Play outside at the Preston Towne Market.

Thu, Jun 13, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Zoom 3
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Old Post Office - Riverview Room
Join us for a tour of the Old Post Office library and learn about our services, programs and events.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Third Floor Classroom
Join SPECTRUM for a discussion and to meet other local gender-diverse folks.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Old Post Office - Makerspace
Celebrate Pride Month with fellow 2SLGBTQIA+ makers in the Makerspace.

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Old Post Office - Third Floor Classroom
Meet monthly to discuss a pre-selected title, share thoughts, and learn more about the books we love.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Queen's Square - Magazine Lounge
Connect with other adults while enjoying concerts, crafting, chats, and more.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Hespeler - Community Desk, HE
Staff from John Howard Society's Cambridge Career Connections will be onsite to provide support and resources to job seekers.

Fri, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hespeler
Play outside at the Hespeler Village Market.

Sat, Jun 15, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Sat, Jun 15, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Old Post Office - Makerspace,Third Floor Classroom
Interested in using the Laser Cutter at the Old Post Office but have no idea where to start?

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Queen's Square - Studio
Create your own beautiful loom beaded bracelets.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Make a unique hand made card.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Meet new friends, learn about your community, share your culture and customs, and practice your English.

Rescheduled
Sat, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Saturday, June 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Make a unique hand made card.

Sun, Jun 16, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting May 19, 2024 through to and including September 1, 2024.

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Post Office - Makerspace
Learn the basics of sewing while creating an attractive tote bag.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Learn the basics of SLR-style photography.

Tue, Jun 18, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Tue, Jun 18, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill - Learning Commons
Gaming fun with a retro twist!

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Make new friends, earn volunteer hours, and gain academic and career guidance.
Register

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Enjoy singing and smiling while strumming your ukulele with this casual group.

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hespeler - Magazine Lounge
Share your ideas and creations with fellow knitters.

Wed, Jun 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen's Square - Community Desk, QS
Are you a newcomer trying to get ready for the Canadian workforce? Kinbridge is here to help.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hespeler - Magazine Lounge
Connect with other adults while enjoying concerts, crafting, chats, and more.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Old Post Office - Makerspace
In this class, we will go through the basics of using the Makerspace embroidery machine.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Meet other fibre arts enthusiasts as you work on your own project in a social environment.

Thu, Jun 20, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Thu, Jun 20, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Preston
Play outside at the Preston Towne Market.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Studio
Create a beautifully bad artwork, all fun and no pressure!

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Old Post Office - Riverview Room
Listen and learn about the unique mental health pressures facing 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals with resources to help yourself and others.
Register

Fri, Jun 21, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Fri, Jun 21, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Preston - Community Desk, PR
Staff from John Howard Society's Cambridge Career Connections will be onsite to provide support and resources to job seekers.

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hespeler
Play outside at the Hespeler Village Market.

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Preston - Gallery
April 6 - June 22, 2024

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Sun, Jun 23, All day
All Locations
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting May 19, 2024 through to and including September 1, 2024.

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Learn the basics of SLR-style photography.

Tue, Jun 25, All day
Queen's Square - Gallery
May 11 - August 10, 2024

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Square - Lobby
Drop in to create a unique craft!

Tue, Jun 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Old Post Office - Reading Room
Make new friends, earn volunteer hours, and gain academic and career guidance.
Register

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Queen's Square - Children's Program Room
Enjoy singing and smiling while strumming your ukulele with this casual group.