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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»
Mya Kidson | February 10, 2017
I have always been a fan of history and volunteering. Museums spark my interest, but recently I wanted to go behind visitor walls and be a part of... Read More»
Designer, Maker, User. 2017. Photo Credit: Esther E. Shipman
Esther E Shipman, Curator of Architecture + Design | February 9, 2017
The Design Museum, London reopened in its spectacular new digs in the iconic former Commonwealth Institute building, on November 24, 2016. The five... Read More»
Virtual Reality
Shaun, Hespeler | February 9, 2017
Gone are the days where your local library was considered merely a storage space for books. These days, Idea Exchange has expanded its services... Read More»
crying baby
Nicole, Queen's Square | February 3, 2017
It’s a new year, which means that this is a PERFECT time to actually, finally, definitely-doing-it-this-time, sleep train your little night owl. I... Read More»
Casting Hands, 2016, Saša Rajšić. Photo Credit: Saša Rajšić.
Saša Rajšić, Art Installation Technician | February 1, 2017
Have you ever had wanted to create a sculptural piece but didn’t know how? Please join me for this practical course designed for absolute beginners... Read More»
Family playing games
Kids, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Sometimes the best way to engage in literacy and learning activities at home or at our Idea Exchange locations is to play games! Games can instill... 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»
rabbit in a hat
Sam, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Looking for something fun to do with your family during Family Day Weekend? Join us for fun and FREE Family Day Weekend events! On Saturday, February... Read More»