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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
This past year, our country has had to mourn three great men. These men stood out from the rest in many ways, but perhaps mostly for their love of... Read More»
food in barrels
Carroll, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
No doubt you have heard of The Little Free Library movement, and have maybe even encountered one as you walk around town – there are quite a few in... Read More»
red mittens holding a brown box in snow
Meghan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
In a holiday season of plastic gift cards and bubble-wrapped Amazon orders, there’s something charming about creating unique, handmade presents for... Read More»
woman, boy and dog baking
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
Even though it’s called the happiest time of the year, sometimes getting ready for the holidays can be a little bit stressful. This year, let’s try... Read More»
maple leaf on wood
Susan, Hespeler | November 23, 2017
Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault recently said that “our culture depends on our literature, which does us proud around the world,” and... Read More»
what's your story? written in a book
Brinton Gould, Writer | November 3, 2017
How to Write a Novel in 50,000 Easy Words-- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing activity/challenge. You must write 50,000 words in... Read More»
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Susan, Hespeler | November 1, 2017
The Hespeler Book Club meets monthly to discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction. Last month, we read The Widow, by Fiona Barton, which falls... Read More»
Sherlock Holmes at a Laptop
Laura, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
Games, guitars, tools, sports equipment. Did you know you can check out these items and so much more from our collection? Our online catalogue is the... Read More»
window in a log building
Susan, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2017
There are many ways to celebrate during Canada 150. There is one place which I visit periodically, the Waterloo Region Museum, that gives a vivid... Read More»
boy with beakers
Nicole, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
At Idea Exchange, we LOVE STEAM – so we are SO excited about National S.T.E.A.M. day, which takes place this year on Wednesday, November 8. This day... Read More»

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