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red mittens holding a brown box in snow
Meghan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
In a holiday season of plastic gift cards and bubble-wrapped Amazon orders, there’s something charming about creating unique, handmade presents for... Read More»
what's your story? written in a book
Brinton Gould, Writer | November 3, 2017
How to Write a Novel in 50,000 Easy Words-- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing activity/challenge. You must write 50,000 words in... Read More»
window in a log building
Susan, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2017
There are many ways to celebrate during Canada 150. There is one place which I visit periodically, the Waterloo Region Museum, that gives a vivid... Read More»
boy with binoculars
Phil, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
When I was a kid I wanted to be an ornithologist. I persuaded my parents to let me join the Audubon Society (I was their youngest member by 50 years... Read More»
New Story Chapter One on typewriter paper
Meghan, Queen's Square | October 2, 2017
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Sometimes, even if you know what kind of story you’d like to tell, it can be difficult to escape the demands of... Read More»
Desk with notes and laptop
Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017
Our need for information can't always wait. It can happen anywhere, anytime as we go through our daily lives. But did you know Idea Exchange is here... Read More»
Woman reading an ebook
Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017
Here are a few tips to get you started borrowing eBooks from Idea Exchange. Use the downloadLibrary site to download eBooks Borrow and download... Read More»
some kind of fruit dessert
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2017
Do you like to cook? Do you love cookbooks? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you will definitely want to have a look at the Taste... Read More»
Slide of Expo 67
Laura, Queen's Square | August 31, 2017
Once upon a time, in the not-so distant past, people used to invite their friends and family over to watch slide shows of their fondest memories.... Read More»
news on a tablet
Lee, Clemens Mill | August 1, 2017
“Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance.” -... Read More»