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A sheet ghost hovers in front of a yellow background
Shawna, OPO | October 1, 2021
Why do we love ghost stories? For the adrenaline junkie, whose roller coasters will be soon closed for the season, a good scare will get the heart... Read More»
A plate with a Canadian flag printed on it sits on a table next to silverware
Jennifer | October 1, 2021
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees… For bakers, these words are pure magic. This is the temperature at which cookies become crisp around the edges,... Read More»
A tiny kitten wearing a kitches hat stands next to a pumpkin
Jessica S., Preston | October 1, 2021
I love Halloween! I love the pumpkins and the candy corn and the decorations. I love dancing to the Monster Mash and dressing up like a friendly... Read More»
An Idea Exchange Library Card
Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
Autumn is the perfect time to sign up for a brand new membership or renew an existing one at Idea Exchange. As temperatures start to cool, now is the... Read More»
A person watching a program on a laptop with headphones on and eating popcorn
Jessica, Preston | September 1, 2021
Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ have really stepped up their game over the past couple of years. With such high... Read More»
Grandmother and Grandaughter baking together
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2021
“A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” – Unknown When I was growing up my Nana was my favourite... Read More»
Typerwriter on a table
Meghan, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
With the community emerging from lockdown again, this is a perfect time to catch up with writers who’ve been busy working on new stories throughout... Read More»
A person with a book sitting outside in leaves that have changed colour
Leah, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021
Did you think that the excitement stopped with our sizzling summer reads? Not to worry, we’re bringing you extra heat with our hot Fall reads. Check... Read More»
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
Meghan, Queen's Square | August 1, 2021
The Tokyo Summer Olympics is underway, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision isn’t without controversy. Still, for many, the Olympics... Read More»
A sword in fog with a shadowy figure in the background
Jessica, Preston | August 1, 2021
This month marks an important anniversary for fantasy fans. “A Game of Thrones,” the first volume in George R.R. Martin’s seminal fantasy series, “A... Read More»