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Teens, Idea Exchange | July 3, 2018
Summer is upon us! We are ready to sleep in, feel the sunshine on our faces, and enjoy some well-deserved free time. If you’re looking for something... Read More»
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Nicole, Queen's Square | July 3, 2018
Idea Exchange’s new digital library opens July 6, 2018, and with it are many exciting new possibilities. This building will have innovative... Read More»
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Tina, Preston | July 3, 2018
My two favourite things are books and summer vacation. This year I got ready for the cottage early by enjoying the following beach reads. In the past... Read More»
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Programs + Events | July 3, 2018
Summer has arrived! We have tons of programs this month for the whole family to enjoy, including new programs to help inspire you to create something... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | July 3, 2018
The wait is finally over – the latest season of your favourite Netflix series has just arrived! You nestle in and get started. Netflix begins to... Read More»
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Carroll, Queen's Square | July 3, 2018
If you’re sick of only connecting with your friends on social media, grab a group of your besties and try letterboxing! Letterboxing is a great... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | July 1, 2018
At the beginning of 2018, I made the bold suggestion that together we could become better read. To that end, I suggested titles to read each month,... Read More»
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Brandon | June 27, 2018
This year at Idea Exchange, we decided to seek out “positive experiences” as incentive prizes for our Teen Summer Challenges. Aware that... Read More»
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Brandon, Queen's Square | June 20, 2018
Strike a pose! And join Idea Exchange’s Teen Instagram Challenge! Starting July 3rd, earn prize tickets for our grand prize packages by posting... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | June 3, 2018
Are you ready to show your colours? The Tri-Pride Festival is on its way, with Pride Week happening between May 22 – June 3rd and the big Festival... Read More»