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A gingerbread house sits in front of a decorated Christmas tree
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2021
Long before it was shaped into men or made into candy-studded houses, gingerbread was the term used to describe “preserved ginger” which was simply... Read More»
A snowman in a red hat, scarf and mittens smiles in the snow
Cassidy, Queen's Square | December 1, 2021
Snow is falling, the nights are longer, and the holiday season is upon us. Whether you're looking for fun, creative and educational programs, or a... Read More»
A selection of old black and white and sepia photos lay spread on a table
Megan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2021
With public spaces reopening and Idea Exchange settling back into regular hours, we’re getting closer to a new version of normal. It’s wonderful to... Read More»
Author Jennifer Sims poses with her book
Amy, Queen's Square | November 1, 2021
The past year and a half has been one of change, struggle, and even loss. But for local author, Jennifer Sims, it has also been a time of opportunity... Read More»
A person sits at a desk, taking notes while watching something on a laptop
Leah, Queen's Square | November 1, 2021
Want to learn something new but sick of the time-consuming homework and tests? Well look no further than the Great Courses series on Hoopla! This... Read More»
A person in a cardigan sits at a table, writing on a notepad
Meghan, Queen's Square | November 1, 2021
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up in November.  Whether you’re new to writing or a veteran wordsmith, this is a wonderful time to... Read More»
Fall leaves and light snow mix on a forest trail
Cassidy, Queen's Square | November 1, 2021
Cozy season is upon us, which means warm sweaters, a fresh cup of tea, a stack of good books, and a calendar full of engaging Idea Exchange programs... Read More»
A family walks through snowy woods
Cassidy, Queen's Square | November 1, 2021
As cooler weather blows in, it's time to start planning for cozy, creative and fun activities for the kids! Check out some of our highlighted series... Read More»
A circular logo that reads encore
Shawna, OPO | October 20, 2021
Over the last several years, an influx of new stores are opening their doors in the Main Street area.  Bring a revitalized feel to this downtown core... Read More»
A smiling jack o lantern
Cassidy, Queen's Square | October 1, 2021
Spooky season is upon us, and with it, a new month of programs, learning and fun at Idea Exchange. This month we are featuring two different program... Read More»