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Instant Pot
Carroll, Queen's Square | April 2, 2018
By now most people have heard about the Instant Pot phenomenon. In case you haven’t, here’s a quick primer: the Instant Pot is the greatest Canadian... Read More»
How to be a Bawse
Leah, Queen's Square | April 2, 2018
A bawse is a person who steps into the room like they own it. They have that swagger. That style. If you’ve ever looked at someone and wished you... Read More»
man on hammock with ebook
Idea Exchange | April 2, 2018
Here are a few tips to get you started borrowing eBooks from Idea Exchange. Use the downloadLibrary site to download eBooks Borrow and download... Read More»
Jenny Wren closeup. Photo Credit: B. Wilson. July 2014
Linda F. | March 16, 2018
The Jenny Wren statue was given to the city of Galt in October 8, 1972 by the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (or Wrens) who trained in Galt... Read More»
"Username" and "password" over binary
Idea Exchange | March 14, 2018
You don't have to type in your name and library card number every time you sign-in to check your library account online. You can tell your internet... Read More»
olw
Dawn, Clemens Mill | March 1, 2018
One Little Word, a single guiding term to encourage reflection and focus for the coming year. A single word can have a straight forward and... Read More»
boy in front of meccano eiffel tower
Linda, Queen's Square | March 1, 2018
Have you seen Art Stokman’s amazing 4.32m (14ft 2in) model of the Eiffel Tower at Idea Exchange Queen’s Square? That’s really tall! To get the idea,... Read More»
jewels
Tina, Preston | March 1, 2018
I do love diamonds but the gem of choice for me is tanzanite. I discovered this stunning stone on my honeymoon and fell in love with its purplish... Read More»
hand holding a compass
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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