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Lily Yan in a field of sunflowers
Veronica, Queen's Square | January 13, 2021
Our Inner Sparks is a local social enterprise that was created with the idea that we all have this inner spark within us, we just need to learn how... Read More»
An alarm clock
Cassidy, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Join us for fun, engaging, and educational virtual programs! We're taking the programs you love and moving them online. Access to these programs are... Read More»
Woman using her tablet
Idea Exchange | January 4, 2021
Say goodbye to 2020 and welcome a fresh, new year with brand new services, programs and events at Idea Exchange! Is one of your resolutions to learn... Read More»
Bother and Sister on the couch looking his phone
Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know what to expect when you visited somewhere new, like a library or gallery? There is a great tool out there you... Read More»
Woman using a drill to put together a set of drawers
Shaun, Hespeler | January 4, 2021
Don’t let it scare you, fixing can be fun (and we can help!) People that know me are often surprised that I do a lot of my own home and car repairs... Read More»
An open book and a stack of books with head phones around them
Meghan, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021
Borrow movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks online from Hoopla using your Idea Exchange membership. You can now use both Hoopla and Kanopy... 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»
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»
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»