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Clemens Mill during the day
Idea Exchange | September 11, 2018
We’re now open and have resumed our regular open hours! Our Clemens Mill location has been renovated over the summer to improve the overall... Read More»
Person and Dog Running at Night
Idea Exchange | September 5, 2018
Get fit and learn about space as you run the solar system in this all ages virtual race! Drop into our track at Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill anytime... Read More»
Two kids in a cornfield
Sue and Tina, Preston | September 5, 2018
At Idea Exchange we often do seasonally-themed programming. And children love activities that involve animals. Games like “Pin the Feathers on the... Read More»
child with open arms
Roberta, Preston | September 4, 2018
Follow up another amazing Summer Reading Club experience and continue the fun by enjoying our original, play-based programs. Fall into the fun! This... Read More»
Jeremy Taylor, Makerspace
Jeremy, Old Post Office | September 4, 2018
My name is Jeremy Taylor and I love the idea of connecting people and inspiring a community of makers. I am by no means an expert in any one thing,... Read More»
Idea Exchange Magazine Fall 2018 Cover
Idea Exchange | September 4, 2018
The Fall 2018 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! Read about the exciting changes to Clemens Mill, which has been refreshed after a summer... Read More»
telescope and open window
Carroll, Queen's Square | September 4, 2018
Are you an amateur scientist? Do you love reading about science or conducting experiments at home? Are you fascinated by outer space? Then join us... Read More»
Zero Waste
Dawn, Clemens Mill | September 4, 2018
Have you heard about the movement toward going ‘Zero Waste’? Zero Waste is an environmental ideology that can be simply defined as a commitment to... Read More»
Dusty handwritten recipe
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 4, 2018
Is it possible to have too many cookbooks? I didn’t think so either. There's just something so comforting about cookbooks, and knowing they are there... Read More»
Teens in a row
Teens, Idea Exchange | September 4, 2018
Do you have exceptional taste? Do you enjoy writing about books, movies, and music? Would you like to be involved with the library, gain valuable... Read More»

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