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George Orwell's 1984 BookBench
Meredith C. | January 10, 2014
Have a seat on a good book! This summer, the city of London, England is undergoing a public art project that celebrates literature through art. Books... Read More»
Boy writing
Kids | January 10, 2014
Think only grown-ups can write and publish their work? Think again. Many authors begin publishing their novels, stories and poems as children or... Read More»
Olga and Mary Visiting, 1964–65. Museum London, Art Fund purchase, 1965. Jack Chambers Estate
Betty W. | January 7, 2014
The Art Canada Institute is a nonprofit research organization based at Massey College, University of Toronto. Founded in 2012, the ACI is the only... Read More»
Christmas decorations around a tablet
Meredith, Queen's Square | December 2, 2013
Feeling techie this holiday season? Hoping your stocking will be filled with the latest gadgets and gizmos? Idea Exchange can help! Thinking of... Read More»
Come in. Check us out. And UNWRAP the possibilities.
Idea Exchange | November 15, 2013
You don’t have to sneak around to get a peek into all the great things we’ve got just for you. Culture, education and fun – all ready and waiting.... Read More»
Boy holding paper reading ADHD
Angela, Hespeler | October 28, 2013
When I was first told my son, Chris, had met the criteria for ADHD, I felt relief because this diagnosis meant I wasn’t such a bad mother after all... Read More»
Idea No. 3668. Come in. Check us out. And UN|COVER the unlimited potential.
Idea Exchange | October 25, 2013
Take a closer look: things aren’t always as they appear. Cambridge Libraries and Galleries IDEA | EXCHANGE is the physical and virtual place where... Read More»
Old German Mill
Mike, Queen's Square | October 15, 2013
The ruins of this mill sit on the banks of the Grand River near Glen Morris. The ruins themselves are very striking. Not only that, the site is... Read More»
Istanbul skyline at sunset
Phil, Queen's Square | October 7, 2013
Author Haruki Murakami once said “if you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Well... Read More»
Midnight's Children DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Teens | September 13, 2013
Deepa Mehta wanted to explore and expose the condition of women in her birth country, India. So, she created the Fire, Earth and Water trilogy of... Read More»