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Service Update | July 3, 2021
Idea Exchange is Fine Free…Forever As of July 5, 2021, Idea Exchange has permanently eliminated all overdue fines on late materials and removed all... Read More»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | June 30, 2021
It has been a challenging year, no matter where you live or what age you are. We have all had to pivot and adjust our lives often with little notice... Read More»
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Shawna, Old Post Office | June 7, 2021
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman   Playing maybe the best way to learn but it is also a great way to relax and... Read More»
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Jessica, Hespeler | June 1, 2021
CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Our lucky winner is Abigail! Thanks to all our participants. We hope you had fun! Have you ever tried to keep a secret? Think... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
June is here, and though in-person Pride events won’t be possible this year, Idea Exchange still has programs and recommendations to help you learn,... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | June 1, 2021
June is here, and with it, brand new virtual events for all ages to enjoy! Click the event names below for more information, and to register for... Read More»
Author Carolyn Huizinga Mills
Veronica, Queen's Square | May 18, 2021
One of the things I love most about my job is that I get to meet so many amazing authors and create wonderful events to help celebrate their books.... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | May 12, 2021
Exciting news! Idea Exchange has upgraded our Lynda.com service to LinkedIn Learning. It contains twice the amount of courses in over 7 different... Read More»
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Shawna, Old Post Office | May 5, 2021
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”  -- John Muir We can walk with nature in many ways from admiring a natural vista, to... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | May 1, 2021
May we interest you in a new month of exciting programming? All throughout May we have fun and fascinating events happening online for all ages.  We... Read More»

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