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Emma, Preston | January 2, 2019
What is STEAM? You may have heard and seen this word around, but what does it mean? And why is it important? STEAM stands for Science, Technology,... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | January 2, 2019
“I always heard that Hogwarts end of year exams were frightful, but, I found that rather enjoyable.” – Hermione Granger “Speak for yourself!” – Ron... Read More»
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Emma, Preston | January 2, 2019
The first official seed swap day was held on January 26th, 2006 in Washington DC. Seed Swap Day is now celebrated throughout North America on the... Read More»
Emergency supplies and checklist
Susan C., Clemens Mill | January 2, 2019
We’ve all been there. The lights flicker, the branches of trees madly sway, and the clouds race across the sky. There may be snow falling at extreme... Read More»
Greek ruins
Jessica, Preston | January 2, 2019
Are you OBSESSED with Greek Mythology? Have you spent HOURS poring over the genealogies of the Olympians? With so many great recent books, movies,... Read More»
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Programs + Events | January 2, 2019
Happy New Year! It’s 2019 and we’ve got you covered if you resolved to learn a new skill in this year. With plenty of programs this month to help you... Read More»
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Kate, Old Post Office | January 2, 2019
Creative Studios is home to the likes of both professional and aspiring creative minds. For those who already know their way about the Adobe Suite,... Read More»
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Roberta, Preston | December 27, 2018
This program is now full. It is fur-r-rreal! Join the St. John Ambulance 'Paws 4 Stories' Therapy dogs at Idea Exchange Preston for the ultimate... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | December 10, 2018
As of January 28, 2019, Freegal Music will no longer be available at Idea Exchange. Thank you to those members who have supported and used Freegal.... Read More»
I am Behind You book cover
Phil, Queen's Square | December 6, 2018
Fans of things that go bump in the night don’t stop reading thrillers just because the season has come and gone. For all those folks who want to stay... Read More»