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mother and children making food
Beth at Preston | November 1, 2018
This time of the year, it’s easy to fall into a lunch rut. My idealistic goals for family lunches any given week include healthy choices, no food... Read More»
Trish, Old Post Office
Trish, Old Post Office | November 1, 2018
Hello, my name is Trish. I am sure that some of you recognize me from the other locations. I am proud to say that the Old Post Office location is my... Read More»
book with a plant growing out of it
Leah, Queen's Square | November 1, 2018
What does this mean? Does the book that matters most make you rethink beliefs you’ve long held to be true? Does it wrench emotions from the depths of... Read More»
a retro video game background of green tubes with a blue sky
Cassidy, Queen's Square | November 1, 2018
Do you love to game? Whether you prefer protecting Earth from Space Invaders or racking up wins on Fortnite, Idea Exchange can help you game on! Want... Read More»
hands crafting
Meredith, Queen's Square | November 1, 2018
Christmas is the perfect time for crafting. From Popsicle stick snowmen to LED Christmas trees, there is no limit to the creative possibilities the... Read More»
Midnight Light book cover
Phil, Queen's Square | November 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»
red poppy on grey wood
Phil, Queen's Square | October 25, 2018
If it is our responsibility to remember on Remembrance Day, then surely it is also our responsibility to bring knowledge to the act of remembrance.... Read More»
puppy on a leash
Madeleine Banman | October 15, 2018
Dog Training Tips Getting a dog was a dream come true for me. When we decided to get our pup, I counted down the days till we brought her home. And... Read More»
Kanopy logo
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2018
Whether you’re a film buff or someone who just wants more quality entertainment options, you’re going to get a kick out of Kanopy, the new online... Read More»
Study bikes at Clemens MIll
Caitlyn, Clemens Mill | October 1, 2018
Reading Meets Recreation All too often when I sit down to read a book, I begin to fall asleep. It’s not that the books themselves aren’t captivating... Read More»

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