Miles Library

  • Take the leap: Rediscover learning

    Learning is a lifelong activity that doesn’t end with schooling. Learning helps us reach our full potential. It can transform us. There are so many different opportunities for us to continue learning throughout our lives. Adult Learners’ Week (1–8 September 2017) is about showing the breadth of opportunities available for adults who want to learn.

    Everyone can continue to expand their skills, knowledge and interests! Here are some ways your Library can help:

    We would also love to hear your opinion on what programs the Library should be running , if you have the time, please fill out our short survey.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors

    After the incredible success of the Tech Savvy Seniors program in 2016, Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have once again received grant funding from State Library of Queensland and Telstra to run the program in 2017.

    Our Libraries will be hosting free, fun and interactive training sessions that are a great way for seniors to take the first step in becoming tech savvy. Want to learn more about Cyber Safety? Social Media? Online banking? Tech Savvy Seniors is for you! Sessions will be held in 8 great locations: Bell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Meandarra, Miles, Tara and Wandoan throughout October and November.

    Tech Savvy Seniors provides relaxed, well-paced sessions with plenty of time to ask questions, delve deeper, and socialise with other members of the community. Contact your local branch to book in to a session (or two, or three, or stay for them all!).

     

     

    Meandarra

    Wednesday 4 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Wednesday 4 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)

    Thursday 5 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Thursday 5 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

     

    Wandoan

    Wednesday 11 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Wednesday 11 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)

    Thursday 12 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

    Thursday 12 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Friday 13 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Online Shopping (Intermediate)

    Friday 13 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Online Banking

     

    Tara

    Tuesday 17 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 19 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

     

    Miles

    Tuesday 24 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Tuesday 24 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to the Internet

    Thursday 26 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 26 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

     

    Dalby

    Tuesday 31 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 2 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 2 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

     

    Chinchilla

    Wednesday 8 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Wednesday 8 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 9 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones

    Thursday 9 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

     

    Jandowae

    Wednesday 15 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Wednesday 15 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding Social Media (Intermediate)

    Thursday 16 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 16 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Tablets

     

    Bell

    Wednesday 22 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Tablets

    Wednesday 22 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 23 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones

    Thursday 23 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

     

     

  • Miles Library Holiday Activities are Up In The Air!

    Go Up, Up, and Away at Miles Library for Holiday Craft Activities!

    Thursday 21 September, 10-11am – Up, Up and Away: Hot Air Balloons for ages 5+
    Tuesday 26 September, 10-11am – Final Countdown: Rocket & Parachutes for ages 5+

    Bookings are essential. Contact Miles Library to book your spot!

     

    Wednesday 27 September, 10-11.30am
    Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop 13+. Places are limited! Click here to make a booking.

     

  • Flying Arts Alliance Presents Reminiscence

    Reminiscence: Celebrating 100 years of Australian visionary Judith Wright
    Fiona Rafferty and Frances Smith
    A Flying Arts Touring Exhibition

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    29 July – 19 September 2017

    Reminiscence pays tribute to Judith Wright and her life. Wright a fiercely intelligent and passionate woman cared deeply about the land and her birth and the first people of Australia. Artist, Fiona Rafferty, was fortunate to reside in ‘Calanthe’, the former home of Judith Wright and Jack McKinney, on Tamborine Mountain for five months. Ceramicist, Frances Smith, has spent time on Tamborine Mountain. Sharing ideas, concepts and a great respect for Judith Wright they have produced a body of work that celebrates Wright and her legacy. Rafferty produced a series of works on paper and a series of paintings, and Smith created ceramics in Southern Ice porcelain and ceramic totems that pay tribute to stages in the life of Judith Wright.

     

  • Art Meets Science @ Murilla Kindy

    Art Meets Science @ Murilla Kindy: an Artists-in-Residence Program at Murilla Kindergarten
    An exhibition by Murilla Kindergarten students

    Curved Wall | 29 July – 19 September 2017

    Art paves the way for scientific investigation at Murilla Kindy through a Queensland Government Artist-in-Residence Program. Logan artist Therese Flynne-Clarke and local artist Penny Eamer, use adventures in eco-dying with the Murilla Kindy children, harnessing young children’s love of art and thirst for learning to teach early science concepts. This exhibition presents the results of their experiences.

  • Miles Bookclub

    Miles Bookclub will meet 11.30am, Wednesday 6 September 2017.

    Bookclub members will discuss If This is a Man / The Truce by Levi Primo

    ‘With the moral stamina and intellectual poise of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, dutiful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contemptible. What has survived in Levi’s writing isn’t just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in The Periodic Table and The Wrench, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I’ve ever known’ – Philip Roth.

    An opportunity to meet with friends, expand your reading experience, and discuss your favourite book.  Engage your passion for reading in a relaxed, friendly, and welcoming environment.

    If you would like to join please call 4628 5330 or email miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

  • Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

    Art & Language Fun

    Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years.

    Storytime for Toddlers will focus on games with rhymes, listening, joining in, making and moving.

    • 12 September — @ the Gallery, 10.30am, At Meets Science @ Murilla Kindy
    • 19 September — @ the Library, 10.30am, Let’s Dance

    Bookings are essential.

    P: 4628 5330
    E: miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime in our other branches.

  • MiniMakers

    MiniMakers is based on the worldwide MakerSpace phenomenon.  MiniMakers is an informal program for school-aged children, allowing them to explore, engage and create.  The program draws inspiration from local creative community members and the Dogwood Crossing exhibition program. Sessions are held at Dogwood Crossing at Miles on the second Wednesday of the month from 3.30 to 5.00pm.  All materials are provided.  Cost: $5.00 per child.  A place to share and build.

    • When: 3.30pm to 5pm, Wednesday 13 September
    • Theme: Art Meets Science @ Murilla Kindy
    • Cost: $5 per child, with all materials provided.

    LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    To book, contact Dogwood Crossing, Miles on 4628 5330 or dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

  • Miles Writer’s Group

    Do you have a desire to express yourself through the written word?

    Join a local group of enthusiastic writers who set writing challenges each month and then share their results in an atmosphere of good humour and support. The group meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5pm at Miles Library.

    Currently four of the members have commenced writing their novella and last meeting they shared their introductory paragraphs.

    All members are free to follow their own project and enjoy support from the group.

    New writers welcome by contacting Roxy Bidgood at ribidgood@nullgmail.com.

     

  • Up in the Air! September School Holiday Fun

    These September school holidays, we’re going Up in the Air!

    Build a Sphero solar system, create colourful fireworks salt paintings, build and decorate wind chimes, or go up, up and away with hot air balloon rockets!

    Don’t miss our exciting Drone Workshop (suitable for children ages 13+) where you can fly a drone and create your own aerial video.

    Bookings are essential and places are limited! Contact your library now or call 1300 COUNCIL to book your spot.

     

    Bell (no need to book)

    Saturday 30 September, 10.00am–1.00pm: FUN PALACE (Fun for the whole family: free, all ages event!)

     

    Chinchilla (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Monday 18 September, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 20 September, 2.30pm–3.00pm: Sphero around the Solar System: Build an Obstacle Course (7+)

    Wednesday 20 September, 3.30pm–4.30pm: Sphero around the Solar System: Build an Obstacle Course (7+)

    Thursday 21 September, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Fireworks Salt Painting (5+)

    Monday 25 September, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday September 27, 2.30pm–4.00pmLearn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

    Thursday 28 September, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Paper Aeroplanes* (6+)

    *Meet at the library to make planes and then test them in Fuller’s Place

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday 10.15am

     

    Dalby (bookings essential)

    Thursday 21 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Through Children’s Eyes: Photography (5+)

    Monday 25 September, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Build and Decorate Wind Chimes (5+)

    Wednesday 27 September, 10.3am0–11.30am: Take 360 Photos (9+)

    Friday 29 September, 10.30am–12.00pm: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae (bookings essential)

    Thursday 28 September, 2.30pm–4.00pm: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

    An Up in the Air! Craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Meandarra (no need to book)

    An Up in the Air! Craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Moonie (bookings essential)

    Thursday 28 September, 10.00am–11.30am: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Thursday 21 September, 10.00am–11.00am: Up, Up and Away: Hot Air Balloons (5+)

    Tuesday 26 September, 10.00am–11.00am: Final Countdown: Rockets and Parachutes (5+)

    Wednesday 27 September, 10.00am–11.30am: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

     

    Tara (no need to book)

    Tuesday 19 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Up in the Air! Craft table (all ages)

    Thursday 21 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Up in the Air! Craft table (all ages)

    Tuesday 26 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Up in the Air! Craft table (all ages)

    Thursday 28 September, 9.30am–12.30pm: FUN PALACE (Fun for the whole family: free, all ages event!)

     

    Wandoan (no need to book)

    Thursday 28 September, 9.00am–12.00pm: FUN PALACE (Fun for the whole family: free, all ages event!)

    An Up in the Air! Craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.