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Meghan, Queen's Square | March 1, 2018
If you’re interested in illustration, photography or graphic design, you’re going to love the new Wacom Intuos Art tablet available for use at our... Read More»
I heart the 80s in neon
Jessica, Preston | March 1, 2018
The 1980s are back in a big way. Gamers are playing 8-bit video games on the NES Classic Edition. Fashionistas are rocking shoulder pads again. And... Read More»
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Linda, Queen's Square | March 1, 2018
Have you seen Art Stokman’s amazing 4.32m (14ft 2in) model of the Eiffel Tower at Idea Exchange Queen’s Square? That’s really tall! To get the idea,... Read More»
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Shaun, Hespeler | March 1, 2018
I think I have the Digital Blues. Okay, it’s not actually a real thing, but hear me out anyway. Here’s the problem: the internet, with its billions... Read More»
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Brittni, Queen’s Square | March 1, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time, Mary Poppins Returns, and Peter Rabbit are all blockbusters hitting the big screen in 2018, but did you know these are all based... Read More»
Programs + Events | March 1, 2018
Spring may be just around the corner, but our Spring programs are already here! We’ve got a packed month of programs with something that everyone can... Read More»
American Wolf Book Cover
Phil, Queen's Square | March 1, 2018
In January, I made the bold suggestion that together we could become better read. To that end, I suggested titles to read each month, with the intent... Read More»
Tina, Preston | March 1, 2018
I do love diamonds but the gem of choice for me is tanzanite. I discovered this stunning stone on my honeymoon and fell in love with its purplish... Read More»
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Idea Exchange Art + Design | March 1, 2018
A Dazzling Alchemy of Charms and Curiosities – Fabled Food and Fantastical Feats! VOLUME 2: NIGHT CIRCUS Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:00pm –... Read More»
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Idea Exchange, Queen's Square | February 28, 2018
Books, media, magazines, online articles, e-Books and downloadable audiobooks, these are just a few of the items available at Idea Exchange. Whether... Read More»