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Angela, literary slugger
Angela, Hespeler | October 17, 2011
Sometimes, what seems to be the worst time of your life turns out to be the best! A few years ago, in a fundraising softball game with Kitchener... Read More»
Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Idea Exchange | October 14, 2011
Sick of vampires? Totally over werewolves? Wanna say “Get lost Fangbreath!” or “So long Furface!”? Well you’re in luck because zombies are the next... Read More»
Photo of 10 year old Max up a tree with his computer
Betty, Queen's Square | October 13, 2011
10 year old Max is brushing up on his German, using Mango’s free online language learning program. “Max started with German for kids, but found it so... Read More»
Patricia, teen librarian
Patricia, Clemens Mill | October 7, 2011
Lifelong learning is my raison d’etre. It’s part of who I am and how I live my life. The desire to know, learn and grow. The desire to ask hard... Read More»
Leah, our book pusher
Leah, Queen's Square | October 3, 2011
Uh-oh, what do I want to say about myself? Well you may know me as that friendly woman on the Fiction floor with the big curls and the crazy earrings... Read More»
Sandra, community connector
Sandra, Queen's Square | September 23, 2011
My Life is my passion & my community is my life   Life is not about taking a comfortable seat and simply observing - it’s about jumping in,... Read More»
Captain Canuck by Richard Comely and George Freeman book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Idea Exchange | July 22, 2011
When people think of Canada and comic books they often note that Superman’s creator Joe Shuster was Canadian even though Superman has become the... Read More»
Romance Novel Romantic
Joanna | June 17, 2011
Joanna is a daydreamer, an artist and a romantic. It’s no wonder the Cambridge Libraries and Galleries resonate do deeply with her. Art, daydreaming... Read More»
Meet Ken, an original easy rider
Idea Exchange | May 30, 2011
Ken's passion for his bike "Bertha" is only surpassed by his passion for the Cambridge Libraries where he is often found sitting before a computer... Read More»
Meet Hannah: Daredevil
Idea Exchange | May 16, 2011
My name is Hannah and I am 11 years old. I love gymnastics and hanging upside down on the parallel bars or jumping high in the air on the trampoline... Read More»

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