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Hand holding four leaf clover
Idea Exchange | March 17, 2013
Ireland is indeed the Emerald Isle and the Green Place, but mostly Ireland is an island of stories.  It is the land where St. Patrick banished snakes... Read More»
Robot thinking
Idea Exchange | March 17, 2013
Is Your Smart Phone Actually Intelligent? Computers have played an important part in many aspects of our lives. It would be difficult to find an area... Read More»
Overdrive
Idea Exchange | February 27, 2013
Did you know that our ebooks website, downloadLibrary, has changed? Overdrive Media, the company that powers our ebook platform, has developed a new... Read More»
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo DVD cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Idea Exchange | January 31, 2013
What is it about Scandinavian mysteries that make them such thrilling reads? Is it the juxtaposition of cold weather and hot-blooded murder that... Read More»
The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen by Stephen Bown book cover
Idea Exchange | January 2, 2013
2011 was the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s successful expedition to the South Pole.  More practical than his British counterparts, Shackleton... Read More»
Glowing hanging lightbulb among unlit lightbulbs
Linda, Queen's Square | November 1, 2012
Two extraordinary minds, two very different men.  Who should win the A+, considering: 1. Business success vs. failure Edison became wealthy quite... Read More»
Image of a blackboard with Hello written in many languages
Idea Exchange | October 1, 2012
Learning another language means learning a new way of thinking about the world, and you can end up with a better understanding of your own language... Read More»
The Difference Between a B and an A+
Idea Exchange | September 28, 2012
The Difference Between a B and an A+ As September turns casually into October, many parents, teachers and students are just getting into the routine... Read More»
Teenager learning to drive
Teens | August 31, 2012
Getting a driver's licence is one of the most important rites of passage for a young person. In Ontario, it also means many years of moving through... Read More»
Man tutoring teenager
Teens | August 30, 2012
Are you struggling to conquer chemistry? Can't figure out Grade 9 math?  If you need extra help, in the form of one-on-one tutoring, Tutoring Beyond... Read More»

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