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knitting needles and yarn in heart
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | January 2, 2018
Start off 2018 in a great way! This year we are starting a new program for people who like to knit and crochet, and who would like to give back to... Read More»
Closet full of clothes
Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 2, 2018
Ever heard of capsule wardrobes? Minimalism? Simple living? These have been hot topics over the last year and probably will continue to be of... Read More»
girl reading book
Susan H and Mya Kidson, Hespeler | January 2, 2018
Imagine… delving into the world where fiction meets reality. Have you ever picked up a book that is so engrossing, so interesting that you just can’t... Read More»
Microphone and sound board
Programs + Events | January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and with our winter programming officially starting, we have plenty of programs for everyone this month at Idea Exchange.... Read More»
legs, open book, coffee
Jessica, Preston | January 2, 2018
Do you want to read like the A-list? Oprah Winfrey is still the queen of celebrity book recommendations, but several other starlets are coming for... Read More»
people in french clothing
Tina, Preston | January 2, 2018
Let me tell you a bit about myself. My maiden name is spelled C H A P U T. I grew up in Fergus where everyone said: Shaput – that turned into the... Read More»
sign saying "Time to say good-bye"
Mya Kidson | December 28, 2017
As we wrap up 2017, it’s a time for reflection and time to look back on the year as a whole. To see what successes have come, and what we have to... Read More»
old clock with sparkles
Phil, Queen's Square | December 22, 2017
In a recent automobile advertisement Matthew McConaughey asks the viewer if they have ever sat in the back seat of their car. Well maybe you should,... Read More»
Sense of Belonging
Brinton Gould, Writer | December 21, 2017
As an angst ridden teen, I admit to feeling lost. I admit to believing that I couldn’t belong to anything or anyone. Until I opened myself up... Read More»
Feet on a weight scale
Mya Kidson | December 15, 2017
Ok so it's taken me a whole year to gain enough courage to write this in a blog post and something inside me still doesn’t feel quite ready, but I... Read More»

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