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castle on an outcropping
Cassidy, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019
Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead! ‘Long and bleak, with no clear end in sight’ is a phrase that can used to describe the winters in Westeros,... Read More»
Crown
Leah, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019
Ah the glamour! The tiaras, the castles, the cars! Those hats! The Royal Family seems to have it all. Keeping up with the royals is just sheer... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers Umbrella Academy Tribute
Teens, Idea Exchange | April 1, 2019
With spring finally here, it’s time to try new things – listen to new music, read a new book, or try a new hobby! Read on for the Teen Tastemakers’... Read More»
A Dance of Cranes by Steve Burrows
Leah and Phil, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019
We’re seeing more fabulous fiction from diverse authors published in 2019. Two highly anticipated debuts are garnering lots of buzz. My Sister, the... Read More»
Carol Cooper, Idea Exchange Volunteer
Nicole, Queen's Square | April 1, 2019
When Carol Cooper retired from her job with RBC Royal Bank a few years ago, she wanted to find some practical ways to spend her free time. Having... Read More»
Idea Exchange Seed Library and Community Partners
Beth, Preston | April 1, 2019
Spring is in the air, and your garden is calling your name! Gardening is a great way to spend time outdoors with your kids. There is something... Read More»
superhero face
Jessica, Hespeler | April 1, 2019
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has had its share of memorable villains.  From Loki to Thanos, the heroes have always been tested by some of the... Read More»
the power of yet
Margaret, Clemens Mill | March 19, 2019
What dreams do you and your child have that you haven't you been able to do YET?  Persevere, ask for help, and stay in the world of possibilities. My... Read More»
Open book with stars and sparkles
Chance Tabor | March 4, 2019
Almost anyone can write and publish a kid’s book today, but that doesn’t mean just anyone can write a good kid’s book. A good kid’s book can tell a... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers
Teens, Idea Exchange | March 1, 2019
We’re inching closer to Spring and March Break is coming up fast. If you’re looking for some great entertainment to enjoy while waiting for the... Read More»

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