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Wild animals
Emma, Preston | April 8, 2020
There’s a great, big, beautiful world out there to explore and if you, and your family, are interested in exploring all the amazing animals that... Read More»
Brain Train
Patricia, Clemens Mill | April 8, 2020
With all the emphasis on staying physically fit it's also important to exercise your mind too. Giving your mind a problem to work on can be... Read More»
Mother and son cooking together
Ioana, Hespeler | April 8, 2020
Guilty pleasure alert: like most of us, I’ve been spending a lot more time at home recently and one of the things I’ve taken to doing is watching the... Read More»
Womans hand using her phone
Idea Exchange | April 6, 2020
Though our physical locations are closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to continue connecting with our members and community as best... Read More»
Smart Device using Newspaper App
Meghan, Queen's Square | April 3, 2020
With many news media websites moving to digital subscription models, it’s become more expensive to access popular newspapers and magazines through... Read More»
Black and white photos
Jamie K | April 3, 2020
Ancestry Library Edition is now available to use online from home!  Spend some time researching your family's history while at home.  Search census,... Read More»
Online learning
Meghan, Queen's Square | April 3, 2020
Like many Idea Exchange members, I love the convenience of studying and building new skills online using Gale Courses. Idea Exchange is now pleased... Read More»
Two people pretending to be wizards
Brittni, Preston | April 1, 2020
Attention all muggles:  Looking for something to keep you entertained while social distancing? Hogwarts is closed, as well as most shops in Diagon... Read More»
Family drawing together
Andrea, Queen's Square | April 1, 2020
Want to get creative as a family? Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. There are so many ways to doodle together and create some great... Read More»
Two women laughing
Carroll, Queen's Square | April 1, 2020
One of my favourite things about physical distancing is all the amazing (and FREE!) content that is being made available online to help pass the time... Read More»