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Galt Arena Exterior
Laura | December 22, 2014
You have a slippery legend in your neighbourhood. Galt Arena Gardens is proudly touted as the oldest continuously operating ice-hockey arena in the... Read More»
Longbourn by Jo Baker book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Jessica, Hespeler | November 24, 2014
Have you ever finished a good book and wanted MORE? You may be in luck! Many authors have borrowed famous literary characters to create their own... Read More»
Puppy running on grass
Jane, Preston | November 24, 2014
I lost my best friend of 15 years on September 23rd.  She was the type of friend who was always there for you; non-judgmental, compassionate and a... Read More»
Tomodachi Mason Family
Lina and her son Alex, Preston | November 20, 2014
“There’s a large following of adults who play video games Mom.” Those were the words that my son Alex said after he had mentioned that he was going... Read More»
Dog with a book
Kids | November 13, 2014
Meet Norbert. He is one of four furry friends that currently visit the Queen's Square location to read with children during our Doggy Tales program.... Read More»
San Francisco Golden Gate bridge
Leah, Queen's Square | October 27, 2014
When people think of San Francisco, they think of hilly streets, cable cars and of course Alcatraz,the infamous island prison where Al Capone was... Read More»
Kids | October 16, 2014
A Seussical fun time was had by these kids at our Design at Riverside location during a special Dr. Seuss storytime. Stephanie Boutari's exhibition,... Read More»
Toilet paper roll masks
Leah, Queen's Square | October 14, 2014
No, you’re not hallucinating; these awesome masks are each made from a single roll of toilet paper. It’s amazing how artist Junior Fritz Jacquet... Read More»
Kids | October 10, 2014
Participants of the after school Art Lab program created some robots that can draw.
Kids | October 10, 2014
Zachary Collins wrote and published two books A medieval mystery and George & Madeleine & the Chinese dragon vs. the pirates which he read... Read More»

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