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Phil, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
There’s no better way to spend a chilly winter’s night than curling up on the couch with the dog and a new book. I think I’ll start with Aravind... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | February 1, 2020
Oscar predictions are a tricky business, but there if there is one thing we can predict with utter certainty about 2020’s ceremony, it is this: The... Read More»
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Shawna, Old Post Office | February 1, 2020
The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History by David McPherson is not only a history of the Tavern itself but how it also helped influence... Read More»
New Orleans
Jessica, Preston | February 1, 2020
When I took a trip to New Orleans last year, I was careful to do my research beforehand: I read guide books, listened to informative podcasts, and... Read More»
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Bob Wildfong, Seeds of Diversity Executive Director | February 1, 2020
The "Provider" bean is one of Canada's favourite green beans. Widely grown by farmers and gardeners, it has a delicious flavour, long-keeping quality... Read More»
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Sarah, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
Hello February! Whether you’re hoping for an early spring or can’t get enough of winter, we have lots of great programs to keep busy and having fun... Read More»
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Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
March Break is a time every school child waits for all year. A break from bleak, cold winter days, time of freedom and exploration, of morning... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
Leaping lizards! 2020 is a leap year. Leap years are one of the oddest quirks of the Gregorian calendar and also feature in other calendar systems... Read More»
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Beth and Emma, Preston | February 1, 2020
Did you know that you can get seeds from Idea Exchange for your garden? You can! Three years ago, we launched our Idea Exchange, Preston Seed Library... Read More»
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Meg, Old Post Office | February 1, 2020
In the upcoming months, the Old Post Office will be highlighting some of the creative technologies available in the Makerspace. February’s focus is... Read More»

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