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Susan, Queen's Square | January 20, 2021
What's your go-to for a fireside winter read? A cozy mystery? A hot romance? Or a reassuring classic? Whatever you're reading this winter you can... Read More»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | January 13, 2021
Our Inner Sparks is a local social enterprise that was created with the idea that we all have this inner spark within us, we just need to learn how... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Let’s face it, the world is wonky. The days are getting shorter and the desire to hibernate is increasing every day. If only there was a way to get... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Join us for fun, engaging, and educational virtual programs! We're taking the programs you love and moving them online. Access to these programs are... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | January 4, 2021
Say goodbye to 2020 and welcome a fresh, new year with brand new services, programs and events at Idea Exchange! Is one of your resolutions to learn... Read More»
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Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know what to expect when you visited somewhere new, like a library or gallery? There is a great tool out there you... Read More»
2SLGBTQ+ books on display at Clemens Mill
Scott, Clemens Mill | January 4, 2021
Young Adult literature is usually so often associated with fantasy heroes and the tangles of new romance that it gets overlooked by adults and teens... Read More»
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Shaun, Hespeler | January 4, 2021
Don’t let it scare you, fixing can be fun (and we can help!) People that know me are often surprised that I do a lot of my own home and car repairs... Read More»
Mother and Child on the floor together reading a book
Laureen, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
There are so many ways to practice family literacy together! We’ve got programs that the whole family can enjoy, activity books filled with games and... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Borrow movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks online from Hoopla using your Idea Exchange membership. You can now use both Hoopla and Kanopy... Read More»