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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»
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»
wacom art tablet
Meghan, Queen's Square | March 1, 2018
If you’re interested in illustration, photography or graphic design, you’re going to love the new Wacom Intuos Art tablet available for use at our... 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»
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»
superhero with glasses and a wrench on his chest
Greg, Preston | February 1, 2018
Martine Postma, of the Netherlands, looked around her and knew the earth was in big trouble. Our carbon footprint was getting larger and larger as we... Read More»
Jessica, Queen's Square | February 1, 2018
Can you name all the planets in our solar system?  Let’s name them together: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, PLUTO! ... Read More»