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A tablet screen showing the Overdrive icon with an arrow to the Libby icon
Idea Exchange | January 21, 2022
With the newer Libby app becoming the most popular and functional option for e-reading, OverDrive has decided to wind down the use of the older... Read More»
Blocks with the numbers 2021 becoming 2022 as they turn
Cassidy, Queen's Square | January 1, 2022
2022 has arrived, along with a brand new cycle of virtual programs at Idea Exchange. With new and familiar programming for kids, as well as engaging... Read More»
A trophy stands on a pile of books
Leah, Queen's Square | January 1, 2022
Hey Cambridge! Want to know what your friends and neighbours are reading? What about the most-read books that adults, teens and kids were reading in... Read More»
A monarch butterfly rests against a background of blue butterflies
Shannon, Queen's Square | January 1, 2022
Because the flap of the tiniest wing can start a typhoon… Small things matter. What we think and do today can change the world we live in tomorrow.... Read More»
large format printer
Jeremy, Old Post Office | December 21, 2021
The Old Post Office and the Makerspace are extremely excited to introduce our newest piece of technology, a large-format printer. The Epson SureColor... Read More»
A small heart fills in for the 0 in the number 2021
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2021
Wow! You’ve been busy volunteers! Despite COVID shutdowns and physical distancing, online learning and work from home. You’ve spent 2021 spreading... Read More»
A young child in a cozy sweater excitedly reads a book in front of a Christmas tree
Shawna, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2021
Considered a Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is more than a look at the growing Victorian Christmas celebrations we know... Read More»
A gingerbread house sits in front of a decorated Christmas tree
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2021
Long before it was shaped into men or made into candy-studded houses, gingerbread was the term used to describe “preserved ginger” which was simply... Read More»
A snowman in a red hat, scarf and mittens smiles in the snow
Cassidy, Queen's Square | December 1, 2021
Snow is falling, the nights are longer, and the holiday season is upon us. Whether you're looking for fun, creative and educational programs, or a... Read More»
A selection of old black and white and sepia photos lay spread on a table
Megan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2021
With public spaces reopening and Idea Exchange settling back into regular hours, we’re getting closer to a new version of normal. It’s wonderful to... Read More»