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Laureen at Queen's Square | November 8, 2019
The Record and The Salvation Army are working together again this year to collect Children’s and Youth book donations. These will be delivered along... Read More»
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Shannon, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
From homo sapiens who started migrating across Africa over 50,000 years ago to the current flow of migrants today, the story of migration is the... Read More»
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Teens | November 1, 2019
With the temperature dropping, are you finding yourself spending more time stuck indoors? Fear not! The Teen Tastemakers have enough entertainment to... Read More»
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Brandon, Queen's Square | November 1, 2019
It isn’t easy being a teen. Last year Idea Exchange was invited to Glenview Secondary School to do an outreach activity for four classes of Grade Ten... Read More»
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Leah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
I remember reading Slammerkin, Donoghue’s third book, before most Canadians knew who she was. I still recall the strength of the writing, somehow... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
Have you ever read a novel that is told through letters, journals, or other forms of documentation? This type of novel is called epistolary, from the... Read More»
Power of Fiction November
Phil, Queen's Sqaure | November 1, 2019
It’s nearing year end for my monthly Fiction Picks “column”. I hope you’ve enjoyed my suggestions. Each month I’ve read some of the latest releases... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | November 1, 2019
There are a number of excellent recent non-fiction books exploring the role women spies have made to the WWII war effort, in part due to the opening... Read More»
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Cate, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
Iceland and Scandanavia have many influential crime writers:  Ragnur Jonasson, Camilla Lackberg, Ysra Sigurdardottir, Jo Nesbo. Dark, snowy... Read More»
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Sarah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
November has arrived, bringing with it cool fall days and some excitement as we start to wrap up 2019 and get ready for the holiday season. Whether... Read More»

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