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Girl sitting by stone railing writing.
Mya Kidson | November 8, 2017
For as long as I can remember I've collected journals and written for fun. Throughout middle school, English was my favourite subject because it gave... Read More»
what's your story? written in a book
Brinton Gould, Writer | November 3, 2017
How to Write a Novel in 50,000 Easy Words-- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing activity/challenge. You must write 50,000 words in... Read More»
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Susan, Hespeler | November 1, 2017
The Hespeler Book Club meets monthly to discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction. Last month, we read The Widow, by Fiona Barton, which falls... Read More»
woman writing in a book
Programs + Events | November 1, 2017
This month, Idea Exchange has a full slate of programs available to our community, with both performances and programs for members. Check out the... Read More»
Idea Exchange Magazine Cover Winter 2018
Idea Exchange | November 1, 2017
The Winter 2018 edition of the Idea Exchange Magazine is here! We’re ready for winter with tons of exciting programs to keep you warm inside! Read... Read More»
man in deck chair looking over a city
Leah, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
Hot romance trends come and go. Us romance fans have read our way through historical bodice rippers, sexy time travel adventures, and werewolves and... Read More»
boy with beakers
Nicole, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
At Idea Exchange, we LOVE STEAM – so we are SO excited about National S.T.E.A.M. day, which takes place this year on Wednesday, November 8. This day... Read More»
window in a log building
Susan, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2017
There are many ways to celebrate during Canada 150. There is one place which I visit periodically, the Waterloo Region Museum, that gives a vivid... Read More»
Sherlock Holmes at a Laptop
Laura, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
Games, guitars, tools, sports equipment. Did you know you can check out these items and so much more from our collection? Our online catalogue is the... Read More»
boy with binoculars
Phil, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
When I was a kid I wanted to be an ornithologist. I persuaded my parents to let me join the Audubon Society (I was their youngest member by 50 years... Read More»

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