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Phil, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Let’s face it, the world is wonky. The days are getting shorter and the desire to hibernate is increasing every day. If only there was a way to get... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Borrow movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks online from Hoopla using your Idea Exchange membership. You can now use both Hoopla and Kanopy... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | December 15, 2020
If you are one of our loyal magazine readers, Idea Exchange has something special to offer. RBDigital has merged with Overdrive, to create an all in... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | December 1, 2020
This time of year, many people make a tradition of watching their favourite holiday movies. It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit and take a... Read More»
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Leah, Queen's Square | November 1, 2020
If Julia Child is Einstein on the cooking evolutionary scale, I sometimes feel like an amoeba still waiting to grow some legs so I can walk on land... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | October 26, 2020
Tim Cook is an academic who works as the Great War Historian at the Canadian War Museum, and he is also a prolific award-winning author, who is... Read More»
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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | October 19, 2020
Who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether you like your entertainment frightfully scary or a little on the tamer side, Idea Exchange has fun for all ages... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | October 1, 2020
Over the past year, we have all been through many changes and challenges in order to adapt to our new world. It’s been a time of uncertainty, when... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | October 1, 2020
If you were offered the chance to live forever, would you take it? In The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, one of this month’s most exciting new... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | September 10, 2020
Thank you to all 724 participants of Idea Exchange's first year of online summer reading programs. Kids, teens and adults read/listened, created... Read More»

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