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Power of Fiction December
Phil, Queen's Sqaure | November 28, 2019
Each month I’ve read some of the latest releases and hoped to share some of that passion for fiction. With these recommendations, I conclude this... Read More»
kids playing with dinosaur in Clemens Mill children's area
Andrea Siemens, Manager, Youth Services | November 26, 2019
PLAY!  We know it builds literacy, creativity, curiosity, empathy, and other life skills. In following Idea Exchange’s vision to “create an... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers Playing Chess
Ideas | November 25, 2019
With winter break just around the corner, the Teen Tastemakers have chosen some of our favourite things to help you enjoy your downtime. Read on for... Read More»
Book, cup of coffe, blanket and pillows by a window
Idea Exchange | November 18, 2019
The Winter 2020 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Check out the free events we have planned for Family Day. Sign-up for our new... Read More»
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Laureen at Queen's Square | November 8, 2019
The Record and The Salvation Army are working together again this year to collect Children’s and Youth book donations. These will be delivered along... Read More»
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Shannon, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
From homo sapiens who started migrating across Africa over 50,000 years ago to the current flow of migrants today, the story of migration is the... Read More»
Teentasmakers sitting in library
Teens | November 1, 2019
With the temperature dropping, are you finding yourself spending more time stuck indoors? Fear not! The Teen Tastemakers have enough entertainment to... Read More»
Teens sitting and talking
Brandon, Queen's Square | November 1, 2019
It isn’t easy being a teen. Last year Idea Exchange was invited to Glenview Secondary School to do an outreach activity for four classes of Grade Ten... Read More»
Emma Donoghue
Leah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
I remember reading Slammerkin, Donoghue’s third book, before most Canadians knew who she was. I still recall the strength of the writing, somehow... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
Have you ever read a novel that is told through letters, journals, or other forms of documentation? This type of novel is called epistolary, from the... Read More»

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