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girl in costume looking in jack o'lantern
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | October 2, 2017
October is a magical time when the air smells like wood smoke and cotton candy. It's a time for putting purple cobwebs in your trees and stocking up... Read More»
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Kimberley, Idea Exchange | October 2, 2017
#StrangerThingsEscape Nominated for multiple Emmys, trending on social media, and viewed by millions, it is clear that Stranger Things is a cult... Read More»
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Greg, Preston | October 2, 2017
Repair Café is coming to Idea Exchange Preston. Repair Café is a movement, started in the Netherlands that promotes a community approach to learning... Read More»
dogs in ghost costumes
Jessica, Preston | October 2, 2017
I love a canine companion. What would Lost be without Vincent the Labrador? Legally Blonde without Bruiser the Chihuahua? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz... Read More»
New Story Chapter One on typewriter paper
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 2, 2017
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Sometimes, even if you know what kind of story you’d like to tell, it can be difficult to escape the demands of... Read More»
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Teens, Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017
Idea Exchange is proud to introduce our 2017-2018 Teen Tastemakers, our teen ambassadors and authorities on good taste. The Tastemakers provide input... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017
Our need for information can't always wait. It can happen anywhere, anytime as we go through our daily lives. But did you know Idea Exchange is here... Read More»
Woman reading an ebook
Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017
Here are a few tips to get you started borrowing eBooks from Idea Exchange. Use the downloadLibrary site to download eBooks Borrow and download... Read More»
making a picture from leaves
Trish, Idea Exchange | September 27, 2017
The kids are back to school and you’re trying to find some fun activities to do when they come home? Stop by your local Idea Exchange and pick up... Read More»
Girl with finger across lips
Mya Kidson | September 18, 2017
People always ask me why I’m shy, why I’m never able to keep a conversation going long enough before it becomes awkward, and why I’m never the life... Read More»

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