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Artists, Activists, Academics. 2019 Photo by Vanessa Pejovic
Vanessa Pejovic | September 10, 2019
Last Wednesday, Masters students from the University of Waterloo’s Architecture program joined local artists and activists to share perspectives... Read More»
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Leah and Phil, Queen's Square | September 6, 2019
Fall is the biggest book release period of the year. Often this is the time publishers release the titles that we will be talking about as the year’s... Read More»
Cassidy stands in the YA section at Queen's Square
Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 6, 2019
For many, Young Adult fiction represents something better than adulthood. It’s not only relatable to teenagers navigating the tumultuous in-between... Read More»
Seniors with Tech Devices
Idea Exchange | September 1, 2019
Kids are back to school and fall harvesting has begun, which can only mean one thing: September is here! After a long summer of beach days and road... Read More»
Woman Recycling
Beth, Preston | September 1, 2019
In this region overall, we do pretty well with how we deal with the things we throw away. Systems are in place for people to sort out compost,... Read More»
Book and Coffee with Autumn Leaves
Idea Exchange | September 1, 2019
The Fall 2019 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Check out the program offerings for Culture Days, a weekend of arts, culture, and... Read More»
September Teen Happenings
Kimberley, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2019
Whether you are starting your first year at high school, or are heading into your last, the month of September can be a hectic one. Breathe, we got... Read More»
Power of Fiction
Phil, Queen's Square | September 1, 2019
It is all well enough that I tell you that The Wall by John Lanchester is the best work of fiction I have read this year. Great storytelling, richly... Read More»
Grand River View
Anne, Old Post Office | September 1, 2019
When you think of wildlife living in the city - what species come to mind? Maybe you picture Squirrels, Coyotes, Pigeons, or Canada Geese. But there... Read More»
Girl walking
Pam, Hespeler | September 1, 2019
Looking for some Fall fun for your children? We can help! All Idea Exchange locations offer a variety of after school programs to keep children... Read More»