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Phil, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
In January, I made the bold suggestion that together we could become better read. To that end, I made a suggestion of titles to read each month, with... Read More»
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Carroll, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
If you are like me and love to travel, you simply must check out the website Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project that celebrates... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
Ever wonder where the phrase “the real McCoy” comes from? There are many versions of this term’s origin, with experts still debating which is most... Read More»
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Programs + Events | February 1, 2018
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new? Then we have programs for you! This month join us at one of our locations and pick up a... Read More»
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Greg, Preston | February 1, 2018
Martine Postma, of the Netherlands, looked around her and knew the earth was in big trouble. Our carbon footprint was getting larger and larger as we... Read More»
Jessica, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
Can you name all the planets in our solar system?  Let’s name them together: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, PLUTO! ... Read More»
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Carroll, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
Interested in gaming but don’t own a console? Want to try before you buy? We’ve got you covered with the latest in video game consoles and Virtual... Read More»
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Federico Chaux | January 31, 2018
Recently, I spent a little over three weeks in Colombia, my homeland, in other words, where I was born. It’s a familiar and strange feeling most... Read More»
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Teens, Idea Exchange | January 24, 2018
We’re well into 2018 now – how are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you’ve resolved to read more books or binge more great shows, the... Read More»
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Federico Chaux | January 22, 2018
In a 2017 Interview, Weyes Blood described herself as atemporal, meaning “of being in existence without correlation with time.” Weyes Blood gives us... Read More»