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Purple Wildflowers
Tina, Preston | November 19, 2020
In 2017, we spearheaded the launch of a free Seed Library at the Preston location of Idea Exchange in Cambridge. Since then, we have given out and... Read More»
Cleaners and Sanitzers
Shauna, Old Post Office | November 4, 2020
When talking with friends recently about the small things we do to help the environment, I came to realize how far we have actually come in the last... Read More»
Family walking in forest in fall with dog
Kathleen, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2020
Feeling grounded? Long distance travel might be a challenge at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and explore new territory – or in... Read More»
A stack of books with laptop computer beside it
Idea Exchange | November 1, 2020
Enjoy and experience our programs virtually at Idea Exchange! Connect online with our staff and other members of the community, all from the comfort... Read More»
Lynn from Grand River Tea
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | October 28, 2020
Tea has been a part of Lynn Maidment’s life for as long as she can remember. Born in England, she can recall having tea even as a toddler. It wasn’t... Read More»
Father and child sitting on couch with a computer
Idea Exchange | October 27, 2020
Let’s get together! Virtual programs for kids continue for November and December. Online programs will begin again November 9, with new themes,... Read More»
Pitcure of the Old Town Hall in downtown Galt
Laura, Old Post Office | October 27, 2020
The City of Cambridge Archives is full of historic treasures. With over 63, 000 individual items and 125 specialized collections, the Archives has... Read More»
Cookies on a plate
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | October 19, 2020
Who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether you like your entertainment frightfully scary or a little on the tamer side, Idea Exchange has fun for all ages... Read More»
Dinosaur Eye
Veronica, Queen's Sqaure | October 7, 2020
I can still remember sitting in the theater as a kid watching the Jurassic Park movie. When the Brachiosaurus first appeared on screen, I was filled... Read More»
A pair of hands holding a house
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | October 1, 2020
The pandemic forced us all to spend more time at home whether we liked it or not. Many of us we were able to hunker down and spend our time trying... Read More»

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