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Kids, Idea Exchange | September 1, 2017
Summer might be over, but Youth Services is gearing up for a fun-filled Fall at Idea Exchange! Many of our well-loved programs will be running at our... Read More»
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Laura, Queen's Square | August 31, 2017
Once upon a time, in the not-so distant past, people used to invite their friends and family over to watch slide shows of their fondest memories.... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | August 25, 2017
The Fall 2017 edition of Idea Exchange Magazine is here! We’re hitting the ground running this fall with tons of exciting programs, like our Stranger... Read More»
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Kids, Idea Exchange | August 22, 2017
Looking for a fun way to have your kids spend their PD days this fall? Well look no further because Idea Exchange has got you covered! On Friday,... Read More»
Lisa Birke, The Knits, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Lisa Birke, Artist | August 9, 2017
KNITTERS, and lovers, children or friends of KNITTERS…..I NEED YOUR FABULOUS PHOTOS!! I am looking for people to contribute to my exhibition The... Read More»
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Stephanie, Queen's Square | August 9, 2017
Nothing beats lounging around with a great magazine! The RB Digital App (formerly Zinio for Libraries) offers full colour copies of your favourite... Read More»
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Kids, Idea Exchange | August 1, 2017
Even though the summer is winding down, you can still keep having fun at Idea Exchange! Join the two-time national award winning TD Summer Reading... Read More»
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Teens, Idea Exchange | August 1, 2017
Follow us on Instagram @ideaXchallenge and take the #IEXchallenge until August 19th, 2017! DO IT! MAKE IT! SNAP IT! We are halfway through our summer... Read More»
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Shannon, Queen's Square | August 1, 2017
The use of technology comes as easily as breathing for teens, but for those of us who grew up in a different era, handling something high tech leaves... Read More»
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Lee, Clemens Mill | August 1, 2017
“Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance.” -... Read More»

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