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A boy in front of lightbulbs. One is lighted up like he has an idea.
Michelle, Old Post Office | December 30, 2020
Even though the doors of the Old Post Office have to close for a little while, the staff here see that as no reason for the fun and creativity of our... Read More»
The author wearing a yellow shirt with a large bee printed at the neckline.
Shawna, Old Post Office | December 23, 2020
Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking book Silent Spring, published in 1962, brought to our attention the catastrophic impact human chemical usage can have... Read More»
A piggy bank on top of a stack of books
Idea Exchange | December 18, 2020
Idea Exchange will no longer charge overdue fines on books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, video games and all of the unusual stuff we have to borrow... Read More»
Person holding a tablet with a magazine on the screen
Idea Exchange | December 15, 2020
If you are one of our loyal magazine readers, Idea Exchange has something special to offer. RBDigital has merged with Overdrive, to create an all in... Read More»
Jar of preserves labeled "handmade with love"
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | December 9, 2020
This holiday season my family is looking to support more local businesses with our gift giving purchases than ever before. As a maker myself, I... Read More»
A cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and wooden star ornaments
Idea Exchange | December 1, 2020
While the weather outside may be frightful, this December our virtual programs are delightful. No need to bundle up or scrape off the car, you can... Read More»
Two young women dressed in festive clothes sitting on a couch together.
Jessica, Preston | December 1, 2020
This time of year, many people make a tradition of watching their favourite holiday movies. It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit and take a... Read More»
Hespeler Idea Exchange lit up with blue purple lights at night
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | December 1, 2020
No matter what you celebrate, the City of Cambridge has us covered for holiday cheer that we can enjoy safely this year. From November 23-January 2,... Read More»
Tabletop cluttered with paint brushes in murky water, dried orange rounds, and a paper with a painting in progress.
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2020
Don’t we all just need a little feel-good project this winter? A way to keep our thoughts uplifted and uplift others. A way to say ‘I’m thinking of... Read More»
Mother and Child baking cookies
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2020
When it comes to Christmas treats, everybody has a favourite. At my house, the favourite is the peanut butter ball. My mother-in-law gave me the... Read More»