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Jessica, Preston | December 1, 2017
It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the holidays. If the pressures of the season begin to weigh on you, take a step back and enjoy... Read More»
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Teens, Idea Exchange | December 1, 2017
December means shorter days, cold mornings, snow…and Christmas holidays! Students are lucky to enjoy two weeks of holidays around Christmas which... Read More»
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Shaun, Hespeler | December 1, 2017
As a life-long homebody and self-proclaimed holiday curmudgeon, I have no great love for the New Year’s party tradition. I typically attend New Years... Read More»
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Carroll, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
No doubt you have heard of The Little Free Library movement, and have maybe even encountered one as you walk around town – there are quite a few in... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
This past year, our country has had to mourn three great men. These men stood out from the rest in many ways, but perhaps mostly for their love of... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
Even though it’s called the happiest time of the year, sometimes getting ready for the holidays can be a little bit stressful. This year, let’s try... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
In a holiday season of plastic gift cards and bubble-wrapped Amazon orders, there’s something charming about creating unique, handmade presents for... Read More»
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Mya Kidson | November 28, 2017
Many of you have probably read or heard of “The Book Of Awesome.” If not, then it should be your next read. We go through life unaware of the small... Read More»
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Susan, Hespeler | November 23, 2017
Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault recently said that “our culture depends on our literature, which does us proud around the world,” and... Read More»
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Mya Kidson | November 20, 2017
You probably have a favourite book that has shaped your inspiration for reading. For me, my favourite book has to be “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings... Read More»

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