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Jessica, Preston | February 25, 2016
March is an auspicious month for scientific discoveries and technological innovations. Albert Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day both fall on March 14.... Read More»
Cambridge Community Players production of Alice in Wonderland
Shaun, Hespeler | February 3, 2016
It’s a new year, and perhaps you are looking to try something new – expand your horizons, so to speak.  Well, I’d like to suggest getting involved... Read More»
Person chopping food
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | February 3, 2016
Do you like saving money at the grocery store? Are you always on the lookout for a great deal, or great ways to stretch your dollar? For our fifth... Read More»
2016 Board Chair, Gary Price
Announcement | January 25, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Board Chair, Gary Price, will be receiving the James Bain Medallion (Public Library Board Member of the Year... Read More»
Shade's Mill, 1820. Photo courtesy of the Cambridge Archives
Linda, Queen's Square | January 3, 2016
It was 200 years ago this New Year, in 1816, that the Honourable William Dickson purchased 90,000 acres along the Grand River from the Six Nations... Read More»
Magical sparks flying from an open book
Kathleen, Queen's Square | January 3, 2016
For me, there are few greater joys than the journey from story to history…the moment when fiction ignites the urge to investigate and explore, to go... Read More»
Declutter post-its
Laura (Queen's Square) | December 31, 2015
Begin with what irritates you the most. Take 15 minutes a day to declutter an area. For every item you bring in, throw two away…. There are a million... Read More»
Gingerbread people cookies
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 3, 2015
For our cookie recipe exchange, we talked about all the cookies that bring back memories for us, the ones that we remember from childhood, and like... Read More»
Scary Santa peering from beside Christmas tree
Jessica S., Preston | December 1, 2015
You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town. Despite the threatening... Read More»
Christmas images on smartphone
Laura (Queen's Square) | November 30, 2015
As you’re driving home, your car tells your home’s thermostat to turn up the heat, your coffeemaker to brew a pot, and your outside lights to blink... Read More»