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Couple Embracing
Lina, Preston | June 1, 2017
Growing up I loved reading Historical Romances by two of my favourite authors Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland. They wrote with great detail... Read More»
World Refugee Month
Programs + Events | May 29, 2017
Are you waiting for spring to end, and summer to begin? We have some exciting opportunities and events at Idea Exchange to help the month of June fly... Read More»
Idea Exchange Magazine Summer 2017
Idea Exchange | May 19, 2017
The Summer 2017 edition of Idea Exchange Magazine is here! We’re kicking off the season by offering MORE than ever. Read about new extended hours,... Read More»
woman with movie clapper
Jessica, Preston | May 1, 2017
Authors get a lot of perks: these are people who get to work in their PJ’s, after all. The best perk of all — even better than the PJ thing — is... Read More»
girl with hand on head
Leah, Queen's Square | May 1, 2017
I consider myself a well-educated, smart person with a good job where I deal with the public. So why can’t I stop saying things like “um” and “like”... Read More»
women and electricity
Susan, Hespeler | May 1, 2017
The Women's Prize for Fiction was established in the early nineties by a group who believed female authors were often overlooked for major literary... Read More»
conductor's hands
Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2017
If you’re a fan of classical music, have you taken a deeper look at Freegal? Every year end, there are many lists of the best classical music from... Read More»
Cambridge Third Age Learning: Building Community
Programs + Events | April 27, 2017
We’ve said goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers! A new month brings a whole new crop of programs and events at Idea Exchange. Read on... Read More»
movie popcorn and glasses
Jessica, Queen’s Square | April 2, 2017
I love going to the movies.  There’s nothing better than completely immersing yourself in another world and escaping the humdrum of daily life. ... Read More»
walking across a stream in spring
Phil, Queen's Square | April 2, 2017
Sometimes it seems like you can’t go out for a simple walk anymore. With all the data tracking options available, if you’re not measuring every... Read More»