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Four kids laughing together
Brandon, Queen's Square | June 1, 2019
Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore your children’s interests with them. Whether they’re into playing soccer, bike riding, board games,... Read More»
Typewriter typing good bye
Jessica, Hespeler | June 1, 2019
Have you ever wondered what happens to a book, or a series, if the author dies before completing it?  Writing a book takes a long time, a series even... Read More»
sign saying de-clutter your life
Tina, Preston | May 31, 2019
I’ve become obsessed with de-cluttering. My children are now 20 and 18 and my husband and I are wanting to downsize in a few years. It’s amazing the... Read More»
Indigenous Dress
Sarah, Queen's Square | May 31, 2019
June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions and culture of First Nations, Metis... Read More»
girl reading on the grass
Idea Exchange | May 30, 2019
The Summer 2019 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Read about How To By You, the new community led programs and workshops at Idea... Read More»
Ruins of Pompeii
Laura, Old Post Office | May 24, 2019
Learning is an important part of life and something we do every single day! It's exciting to discover a new skill or learn about a new subject, as it... Read More»
two dogs and an ipad
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»
weather glyphs
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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