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Mya Kidson | September 11, 2017
Little Libraries: Little libraries are like a little pieces of serenity. Experience the joyous moment when finding one unexpectedly while going for a... Read More»
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Mya Kidson | September 5, 2017
High school: Summer is coming to an end and it is time to prepare for school. For many of you it is back to the groove of school life and maybe... Read More»
Good Morning Canada Book Cover Syndetics
Laureen, Queen's Square | September 2, 2017
Good Morning, Canada by Andrea Beck is the 2017 Let's Read selection. Let’s Read is a literacy program that encourages the Region of Waterloo to read... Read More»
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Teens, Idea Exchange | September 1, 2017
Calling all Cambridge teens! Do you have a gift for storytelling? Are you bursting with ideas and craving an online space to share them with people?... Read More»
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Kids, Idea Exchange | September 1, 2017
Summer might be over, but Youth Services is gearing up for a fun-filled Fall at Idea Exchange! Many of our well-loved programs will be running at our... Read More»
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Programs + Events | September 1, 2017
Welcome to the beginning of a new school year! As you enjoy new beginnings, and look forward to the leaves starting to fall, check out some of the... Read More»
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Susan, Hespeler | September 1, 2017
We eat local, we act local, but how many of us read local? Books written by local authors mirror back our own experience with the idea of something... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2017
Do you like to cook? Do you love cookbooks? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you will definitely want to have a look at the Taste... Read More»
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Leah, Queen's Square | September 1, 2017
"There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies--I mean books--that were written for one... Read More»
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Carroll, Idea Exchange | September 1, 2017
If you are dreading the upcoming winter, we’ve got just the thing to boost your spirits during the cold, dark months. Graciously provided by the... Read More»

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