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Jars of pickled vegetables
Susan H., Hespeler | September 21, 2015
I’m no farmer, but it seems like this fall, we have an overabundance of fruit and vegetables and the trees are practically groaning with their weight... Read More»
Man tutoring teenager
Teens | September 14, 2015
Are you struggling to conquer chemistry? Can't figure out Grade 9 math?  If you need extra help, in the form of one-on-one tutoring, Tutoring Beyond... Read More»
Person chopping food
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2015
Do you like flipping through the glossy pages of brand new cookbooks? Do you take pictures of beautiful meals? If you love to cook, or even if you... Read More»
Idea Exchange, Hespeler
Pam, Hespeler | September 1, 2015
Hespeler is home to one of the ten most beautiful Canadian Libraries, great parks, cute cafés and friendly folks.  As a Galt Girl transplanted in the... Read More»
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Jessica, Queen's Square | September 1, 2015
When most people are asked to name a Canadian author Margaret Atwood is the first name that comes to mind.  Ms. Atwood is certainly prolific, having... Read More»
Enigma Machine
Kathleen, Queen's Square | September 1, 2015
Mystery, intrigue, the beginnings of modern computing, long held secrets: taken together, they sound like the makings for an awfully good story. In... Read More»
Queen Elizabeth II royal crest
Jessica, Preston | September 1, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II has had a long and exceptional reign so far. She is the oldest monarch in the world. She was the first British monarch to... Read More»
Dr. Rowena Hume, inducted in 2012
Linda F., Queen's Square | September 1, 2015
Recognize any of these people?  Do you know what they have in common? They are all members of the Cambridge Hall of Fame! Fame in your own community... Read More»
Discovering the world with a click of your mouse
Linda F., Queen's Square | August 31, 2015
Idea Exchange offers a variety of tours for all sizes of groups, including personal tours, that highlight our collections and services. Library tours... Read More»
Jolly roger pirate flag
Loretta, Queen's Square | August 31, 2015
Did you know that September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Who could resist the chance to pepper one’s conversation with the odd Arr or... Read More»