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Cassidy, Queen's Square | August 1, 2021
Summer fun at Idea Exchange continues all through August! Summer reading for kids, teens, and adults is still ongoing, along with the Teen-Tween... Read More»
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Emily – Old Post Office | July 15, 2021
Learn a new hands-on technology skill with the new Intro to Soldering and Circuits program on July 24th at 11 am. Register now! Don’t have soldering... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | July 5, 2021
Summer is here, and with it, a full calendar of fun, virtual events.   Summer reading clubs are once again happening for all ages! Information and... Read More»
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Tina, Preston | July 5, 2021
We are very excited to announce that the garden at the Preston location will be open this summer! (Dependent on opening regulations.) We have planted... Read More»
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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»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | June 30, 2021
It has been a challenging year, no matter where you live or what age you are. We have all had to pivot and adjust our lives often with little notice... Read More»
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Shawna, Old Post Office | June 7, 2021
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman   Playing maybe the best way to learn but it is also a great way to relax and... Read More»
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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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Cassidy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
June is here, and though in-person Pride events won’t be possible this year, Idea Exchange still has programs and recommendations to help you learn,... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
June is here, and with it, brand new virtual events for all ages to enjoy! Click the event names below for more information, and to register for... Read More»