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Person reading and holding a cup of coffee.
Victoria M. | January 16, 2019
Just imagine on a snowy day, you’re cuddled up by a fireplace, hot chocolate on the table, and a book on your lap. It’s a perfect picture, right? But... Read More»
kids enjoying kindergarten
Pam, Hespeler | January 4, 2019
Starting school is a very exciting time for children. It can be a bit stressful too. Idea Exchange is here to help with that. Kindergarten... Read More»
ukulele players at Hespeler
Sheridan Flietstra, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School Co-op Student | January 3, 2019
Along with dozens of other programs, Idea Exchange offers a ukulele program. Running at three locations, each group has a very different style. The... Read More»
two people reading
Kathleen, Queen's Square | January 2, 2019
There’s nothing I like better than having an undisturbed block of time to simply sit and read. I love the sheer bliss of having nothing between me... Read More»
kids in a movie theatre
Beth, Preston | January 2, 2019
Have you heard about Idea Exchange’s new film streaming service called Kanopy? It has a huge variety of films for all ages and interests, it is FREE... Read More»
pile of books
Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 2, 2019
I cannot remember a time when I did not want books as gift, buy books whenever I found them or had them passed on to me from someone else. Reading... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers January 2019
Teens, Idea Exchange | January 2, 2019
It’s the new year, which means it’s the perfect time to try something new. Whether you want to binge read a new book series, watch some old favourite... Read More»
2019 on a hillside, the 1 is a woman stretching
Shaun, Hespeler | January 2, 2019
New Years resolutions are great way to start fresh and work on building a whole new you.  However, most resolutions have a reputation for being... Read More»
woman in superhero costume reading a book
Phil, Queen's Square | January 2, 2019
In 2018, I wrote a monthly piece about being well read, where I noted a variety of new non-fiction books to read and consider. For 2019, I hope to... Read More»
two boys playing with a code-a-pillar
Lisa, Clemens Mill | January 2, 2019
Educational toys of today are a far cry from the alphabet blocks and School Days Desk that I played with as a child in the 60s and 70s. From the... Read More»

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