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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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Veronica, Queen's Sqaure | October 7, 2020
I can still remember sitting in the theater as a kid watching the Jurassic Park movie. When the Brachiosaurus first appeared on screen, I was filled... Read More»
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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
The pandemic forced us all to spend more time at home whether we liked it or not. Many of us we were able to hunker down and spend our time trying... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
Whether your family members are doing home schooling this year, attending classes within public health guidelines or trying out a blended model for... Read More»
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Andrea, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
Starting this Fall in celebration of Ontario Public Library week, we have some fun online reading programs to kick start the coziness. Since you love... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | October 1, 2020
Enjoy and experience our programs virtually at Idea Exchange! Connect online with our staff and other members of the community, all from the comfort... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up in November. This year, Idea Exchange is offering a range of online programs get your writing... Read More»
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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | September 24, 2020
"Have we not the brains to think? Hands to work? Hearts to feel? And lives to live? Give us our due!" - Nellie McClung Nellie’s famous words along... Read More»
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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | September 23, 2020
Each September I look forward to Culture Days at the end of the month. It is such a great opportunity for my family to explore local arts and culture... Read More»
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Gabrielle, Queen's Square | September 10, 2020
September offers adventure seekers plenty of opportunity to sneak in a few more adventures before the weather turns. Bird lovers should try Hawk... Read More»