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Staff at Preston on planting day
Tina, Preston | July 5, 2021
We are very excited to announce that the garden at the Preston location will be open this summer! (Dependent on opening regulations.) We have planted... Read More»
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Laura, Old Post Office | July 5, 2021
At a time when almost all library access is virtual, library users need tech help more than ever. That is why we now offer Virtual Tech Training... Read More»
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Service Update | July 3, 2021
Idea Exchange is Fine Free…Forever As of July 5, 2021, Idea Exchange has permanently eliminated all overdue fines on late materials and removed all... Read More»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | June 30, 2021
It has been a challenging year, no matter where you live or what age you are. We have all had to pivot and adjust our lives often with little notice... Read More»
A plush sloth toy wears a red and white stocking cap
Shawna, Old Post Office | June 7, 2021
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman   Playing maybe the best way to learn but it is also a great way to relax and... Read More»
Indigenous History Month
Idea Exchange | June 7, 2021
National Indigenous History Month is a celebration of Indigenous stories, perspectives, and contributions that are a foundation of our communities.... Read More»
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Jessica, Hespeler | June 1, 2021
CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Our lucky winner is Abigail! Thanks to all our participants. We hope you had fun! Have you ever tried to keep a secret? Think... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
June is here, and though in-person Pride events won’t be possible this year, Idea Exchange still has programs and recommendations to help you learn,... Read More»
Landscape on a planet in outerspace
Amy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
If you’re like me and you’ve already read everything by your favourite fantasy and sci-fi authors – have no fear! Fans of Brandon Sanderson’s books... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
June is here, and with it, brand new virtual events for all ages to enjoy! Click the event names below for more information, and to register for... Read More»

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