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Chance Tabor | May 7, 2019
Mental Illness is a scary, but commonplace phenomenon, especially in recent years. It can make regular life incredibly difficult for some, or even... Read More»
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Beth, Preston | May 2, 2019
When the winter eases off a bit, and we start to feel the warmth of the sun again, it is easy to remember how good it feels to be outside. Those... Read More»
Interlibrary Loan & Delivery
Idea Exchange | May 1, 2019
Thank you to all of our members who returned their inter library loan materials to Idea Exchange. We appreciate your continued support and patience... Read More»
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Andrea, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
Our new baby cards have arrived and they’ve coincided with another special delivery! My First Membership Card allows a parent to borrow up to 15... Read More»
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Patricia, Clemens Mill | May 1, 2019
It’s May and the warm weather is finally around the corner. What a great time to experience some of Idea Exchange’s unique offerings for teens before... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers May 2019
Teens, Idea Exchange | May 1, 2019
Whether you’re looking for something to enjoy during the warm spring days or the chilly spring evenings, the Teen Tastemakers have you covered. Read... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
 “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.” That’s a quote from Walter Benjamin, a cultural critic... Read More»
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Shaun, Hespeler | May 1, 2019
I don’t know about you but, come winter my desire to hibernate is strong. It’s only with the help of cup after cup of very strong, very black coffee... Read More»
Coding Toys
Brandon, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
Coding is the “must have” literacy skill of the 21st century. But gone are the days of learning PASCAL on a two-colour CRT monitor, like I did (once... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | May 1, 2019
I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to celebrity memoir audiobooks. There’s nothing juicier than a celebrity memoir. You get to go behind the... Read More»

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