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Idea Exchange | May 16, 2019
Nothing beats lounging around with a great magazine! The RB Digital App (formerly Zinio for Libraries) offers full colour copies of your favourite... Read More»
Old Post Office Light Show
Nicole, Queen's Square | May 16, 2019
Since its grand opening, the Old Post Office has featured an impressive display of lights, illuminating the building on select evenings. Commissioned... Read More»
Happy Victoria Day
Idea Exchange | May 14, 2019
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed Monday, May 20, 2019 for Victoria Day. All locations will also be closed on Sundays for the summer,... Read More»
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Pam at Hespeler | May 14, 2019
We Canadians love to talk about weather, so why not bring our junior "Weather Critics" into the conversation with some great indoor weather... Read More»
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Chance Tabor | May 7, 2019
Mental Illness is a scary, but commonplace phenomenon, especially in recent years. It can make regular life incredibly difficult for some, or even... Read More»
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Beth, Preston | May 2, 2019
When the winter eases off a bit, and we start to feel the warmth of the sun again, it is easy to remember how good it feels to be outside. Those... Read More»
Interlibrary Loan & Delivery
Idea Exchange | May 1, 2019
Thank you to all of our members who returned their inter library loan materials to Idea Exchange. We appreciate your continued support and patience... Read More»
There There book cover Syndetics
Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
 “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.” That’s a quote from Walter Benjamin, a cultural critic... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers May 2019
Teens, Idea Exchange | May 1, 2019
Whether you’re looking for something to enjoy during the warm spring days or the chilly spring evenings, the Teen Tastemakers have you covered. Read... Read More»
couple on couch playing the ukulele
Shaun, Hespeler | May 1, 2019
I don’t know about you but, come winter my desire to hibernate is strong. It’s only with the help of cup after cup of very strong, very black coffee... Read More»

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