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Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner
Sheridan Flietstra | September 26, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner Grade eleven student Charlotte Turner has accumulated a surprising hoard of life experience. Charlotte can play... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai
Sheridan Flietstra | September 24, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai Ever need a breath of fresh air? A departure from the daily grind that brings some variety and well, – O2 – to your... Read More»
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Leah and Phil, Queen's Square | September 6, 2019
Fall is the biggest book release period of the year. Often this is the time publishers release the titles that we will be talking about as the year’s... Read More»
Cassidy stands in the YA section at Queen's Square
Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 6, 2019
For many, Young Adult fiction represents something better than adulthood. It’s not only relatable to teenagers navigating the tumultuous in-between... Read More»
Books on a shelf
Tina, Preston | September 1, 2019
We seem to be a society obsessed with celebrities. Personally, I don’t read the tabloids or follow anyone famous on social media. Here’s what I do... Read More»
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2019
What is the taste of Canada? Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and Peameal Bacon? Poutine? Tourtiére? Butter Tarts? Canada is famous for a lot of... Read More»
Popcorn and movies
Jessica, Preston | September 1, 2019
School is back in session, and we have a suggestion for celebrating the end of summer that doesn’t involve homework: binge-watching teen movies set... Read More»
Power of Fiction
Phil, Queen's Square | September 1, 2019
It is all well enough that I tell you that The Wall by John Lanchester is the best work of fiction I have read this year. Great storytelling, richly... Read More»
Book and Coffee with Autumn Leaves
Idea Exchange | September 1, 2019
The Fall 2019 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Check out the program offerings for Culture Days, a weekend of arts, culture, and... Read More»
Woman Recycling
Beth, Preston | September 1, 2019
In this region overall, we do pretty well with how we deal with the things we throw away. Systems are in place for people to sort out compost,... Read More»