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woman using libby on a tablet
Lucie, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
An easier way to borrow eBooks and audiobooks! Libby, by OverDrive, is a free app available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices that allows you... Read More»
coffee cup and books
Programs + Events | May 1, 2019
Our Spring programs continue this month, giving you lots of reasons to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. From Jane’s Walk and Earth Day to author... Read More»
trail runners
Sarah, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
The 7th Annual Cambridge Mill Race happens on May 19th 2019. This year, the 8km race has evolved from a road race into a trail race, using portions... Read More»
Emmanuel Jal
Shannon, Queen's Sqaure | May 1, 2019
Emmanuel started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan in the early 1980s. He was eventually rescued by a British aid... Read More»
aquamarine piano with pink background
Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2019
Some of you may know that we accept donations of gently used CDs, DVDs, Video Games, and books at Idea Exchange. Sometimes we are truly blessed when... Read More»
3D printed objects
Lauren, Old Post Office | May 1, 2019
Have you ever wanted to try a 3D printer? Engrave your favourite photo on a piece of wood? Sew a costume, or design your own t-shirt with a Cricut... Read More»
storm trooper mask
Meghan, Queen's Square | April 23, 2019
With May the 4th just around the corner, don’t be too surprised if you encounter both kids and adults in Storm Trooper gear or rocking Princess Leia... Read More»
old vinyl records and cassette tapes
Chris, Old Post Office | April 16, 2019
Do you have boxes of old photographic slides or film negatives taking up valuable space in your closet? Maybe you have an old collection of home... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers Ajit and Maria
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 4, 2019
"Volunteering at Idea Exchange makes me feel useful to my community and empowers me to be more confident in life." – Maria Bolhuis Are you new to... Read More»
planters made of tires
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | April 1, 2019
Lately I find that every time I go to throw something out, I have a moment when I think to myself, “What could I use this for?" It’s kind of fun to... Read More»

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