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Idea Exchange | May 30, 2019
The Summer 2019 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Read about How To By You, the new community led programs and workshops at Idea... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | May 16, 2019
Nothing beats lounging around with a great magazine! The RB Digital App (formerly Zinio for Libraries) offers full colour copies of your favourite... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
 “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.” That’s a quote from Walter Benjamin, a cultural critic... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | May 1, 2019
I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to celebrity memoir audiobooks. There’s nothing juicier than a celebrity memoir. You get to go behind the... Read More»
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Programs + Events | May 1, 2019
Our Spring programs continue this month, giving you lots of reasons to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. From Jane’s Walk and Earth Day to author... Read More»
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Lucie, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
An easier way to borrow eBooks and audiobooks! Libby, by OverDrive, is a free app available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices that allows you... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
Some of you may know that we accept donations of gently used CDs, DVDs, Video Games, and books at Idea Exchange. Sometimes we are truly blessed when... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | April 23, 2019
With May the 4th just around the corner, don’t be too surprised if you encounter both kids and adults in Storm Trooper gear or rocking Princess Leia... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019
“Who cares about history? …What’s the point of remembering stuff that happened before you were born?” It’s a question, Tariq, a nineteen-year-old... Read More»
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Programs + Events | April 1, 2019
April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings another month full of programs to explore. With professionals sharing their knowledge of writing... Read More»

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