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Carroll, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
If you are like me and love to travel, you simply must check out the website Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project that celebrates... Read More»
Elijah McCoy
Meghan, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
Ever wonder where the phrase “the real McCoy” comes from? There are many versions of this term’s origin, with experts still debating which is most... Read More»
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Greg, Preston | February 1, 2018
Martine Postma, of the Netherlands, looked around her and knew the earth was in big trouble. Our carbon footprint was getting larger and larger as we... Read More»
Pluto
Jessica, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
Can you name all the planets in our solar system?  Let’s name them together: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, PLUTO! ... Read More»
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Services | January 17, 2018
Discover how you can reach your goals through online education. Every second Friday from noon to 4pm, drop in to our Queen's Square location for free... Read More»
justice scale, gavel and law books
Services | January 17, 2018
On Tuesday afternoons from 1-4pm, you can drop in for free advice from Giordano Modesto, a Community Legal Worker from Waterloo Community Legal... Read More»
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Idea Exchange | January 2, 2018
We are delighted to announce that starting January 2, 2018 the Cambridge Art Gallery membership will be uniting with the Library membership. This new... Read More»
knitting needles and yarn in heart
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | January 2, 2018
Start off 2018 in a great way! This year we are starting a new program for people who like to knit and crochet, and who would like to give back to... Read More»
Closet full of clothes
Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 2, 2018
Ever heard of capsule wardrobes? Minimalism? Simple living? These have been hot topics over the last year and probably will continue to be of... Read More»
Online learning
Meghan, Queen's Square | January 2, 2018
Like many Idea Exchange members, I love the convenience of studying and building new skills online using Gale Courses. To kick off 2018, the Idea... Read More»

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