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Girl under a cover eating popcorn and looking scared
Meghan, Queen's Square | April 21, 2020
Everybody copes with uncertain times differently. Some people seek out cozy, familiar entertainment to de-stress —maybe a musical or a romantic... Read More»
printed music page
Lisa, Hespeler | April 14, 2020
Ours is a musical family with several generations of singers and musicians. I am a singer and my 2 daughters are both musicians; we often spend time... Read More»
How To Be A Bawse
Meghan, Queen's Square | April 14, 2020
During a serious situation, it can be a relief to laugh and find the absurdity in life. This week, I invited some wacky neighbours into my apartment... Read More»
Person walking on the edge of snowy mountain
Shawna, Old Post Office | March 1, 2020
Read a Chiller-of-a-Thriller before the last of the snow melts.  Jo Nesbo is a Scandinavian crime writer with international best-selling novels.  In... Read More»
Library books on display
Tina, Preston | March 1, 2020
We always say: Don't judge a book by its cover; but sometimes it's fun to do just that! I've been trying colour displays at my branch for the last... Read More»
Baseball players sitting on bench and holding gloves and balls
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | March 1, 2020
There is a balminess that you can feel in the air when Spring is just around the corner. The breeze is sweet. The sun waits a little longer to set.... Read More»
movie threatre screen, seats and popcorn
Jessica, Hespeler | March 1, 2020
I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage, “everything old is new again”. Lately it feels like the entertainment industry has taken this message to heart... Read More»
Phil, Queen's Square | February 28, 2020
As a child with a parent experiencing memory loss, finding common ground can be difficult as conversations are often short, pauses long, as... Read More»
Person holding an open book
Phil, Queen's Square | February 1, 2020
There’s no better way to spend a chilly winter’s night than curling up on the couch with the dog and a new book. I think I’ll start with Aravind... Read More»
Director's chair and clapperboard
Jessica, Preston | February 1, 2020
Oscar predictions are a tricky business, but there if there is one thing we can predict with utter certainty about 2020’s ceremony, it is this: The... Read More»