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Idea Exchange Closure Notice
Idea Exchange | March 29, 2020
In response to the Region of Waterloo’s directive that all municipally-run cultural and recreational facilities will be closed to the public due to... Read More»
Black and white photos
Jamie K | March 24, 2020
Ancestry Library Edition is now available to use online from home!  Spend some time researching your family's history while at home.  Search census,... Read More»
Online learning
Meghan, Queen's Square | March 20, 2020
Like many Idea Exchange members, I love the convenience of studying and building new skills online using Gale Courses. Idea Exchange is now pleased... Read More»
Jamie K | March 19, 2020
During this closure, we at Idea Exchange want to ensure you have access to free resources at home to keep you entertained. Check out any of these... Read More»
woman and laptop
Meghan, Queen's Square | March 16, 2020
For those interested in going “back to school” as an adult, Idea Exchange offers Gale Courses, a service that allows you to choose from over 100 free... Read More»
Makerspace in the Old Post Office, Idea Exchange
Shawna, Old Post Office | March 12, 2020
We have an exciting new addition to our Makerspace Rewards Program! A Grand Prize Draw for A Wine Glass Gift Pack & a $25 Gift Certificate to our... Read More»
We want your feeback written in chalk
Idea Exchange | March 11, 2020
We want to hear from you! We enjoy creating and hosting programs and events that you will love! Let us know what kind of programs you’d like to see... Read More»
A cup on books with flowers and trees in the background
Idea Exchange | March 4, 2020
The Spring 2020 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Check out new Memory Kits we have with Dementia-friendly activities for persons with... Read More»
Teens sitting in the library
Teens, Idea Exchange | March 1, 2020
March Break is just around the corner so if you’re looking for some great recommendations for your off-time, read on for our recommendations: MUSIC (... Read More»
Women standing in a line
Kathleen, Clemens Mill | March 1, 2020
If you came of age in the era of thirtysomething and The Breakfast Club, you may be feeling like you’re lost in the media buzz about Millennials and... Read More»