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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»
Women sitting on a blanket in the park reading a book
Cassidy, Queen's Square | August 1, 2021
Idea Exchange is excited to be in conversation with four amazing authors this month! On Thursday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m., we’ll be speaking with... Read More»
Cover of S.F Rosa's book "The quiet girl" and Big Library Read logo
Phil, Queen's Square | July 7, 2021
Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive is an online reading program through Idea Exchange that connects readers from around the world with... Read More»
The Northern Lights
Jessica, Preston | July 5, 2021
Who doesn’t love the Heritage Minutes? From advances in neurosurgery (“I can smell burnt toast!”) to the invention of basketball (“But I need these... Read More»
An old castle by the shore
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | July 5, 2021
While collecting forget-me-nots at Craigh Na Dun in Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself in a world that is not her own. Somehow, by touching one... Read More»
Woman holding books and thinking with her hand on her chin
Shaun, Hespeler | July 5, 2021
Of all the things I miss from pre-COVID life, I’d say browsing in book stores and libraries ranks among the highest.  Not surprising coming from a... Read More»
Two white piggy banks wearing party hats stand against a blue background beneath the words Fine Free Forever
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»
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»
 A magnifying glass over ciphers on a page
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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