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walking across a stream in spring
Phil, Queen's Square | April 2, 2017
Sometimes it seems like you can’t go out for a simple walk anymore. With all the data tracking options available, if you’re not measuring every... Read More»
random words
Linda, Queen's Square | April 2, 2017
Find a canoe, float down the river, and fish for a poem -- it’s Poetry Month!  We are very pleased to showcase our winning poets from our Poem-A-Day... Read More»
movie popcorn and glasses
Jessica, Queen’s Square | April 2, 2017
I love going to the movies.  There’s nothing better than completely immersing yourself in another world and escaping the humdrum of daily life. ... Read More»
Unbelievably UnPlugged
Programs + Events | March 29, 2017
Time to cue the April showers, and with them, a new month’s worth of programs and events at Idea Exchange! Read on for a few highlights. Warm up your... Read More»
The Brush Off Junior
Programs + Events | March 1, 2017
March is here which means spring is just around the corner! Check out the many spring-inspired events happening at Idea Exchange this month to get... Read More»
cat under a blanket
Leah, Queen's Square | March 1, 2017
You know those days when it’s miserable outside and you feel so deliciously warm, all snuggled up under your fluffy comforter? Reading a book by... Read More»
hobbit homes
Susan, Hespeler | March 1, 2017
Following a family dinner a few weeks ago, the conversation turned towards one of our favourite (and least-controversial) topics: books. If we had to... Read More»
Idea Exchange Magazine Spring 2017
Tamara, Queen's Square | February 24, 2017
The Spring 2017 edition of Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Read about our new teen e-writer in residence, find out about the MagnusCards app and... Read More»
Best seller by Olga Lysenko. 1998. Photo courtesy of Gordon Hatt.
Linda, Queen's Square | February 24, 2017
Freedom to Read Week (February 26 – March 4) is an annual event that urges people to think about the importance of our freedom to read and our right... Read More»
2017 Grammy Nominees CD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2017
Phil, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
The 2017 Grammys have come and gone. Here are a few of this year’s winners: Album of the Year: Adele: 25 Song of the Year: “Hello” by Adele Record of... Read More»