- Moonie Bookclub – Giddyup!
Due to Melbourne Cup, our next gathering will be Tuesday 14 November at 9.30am. Sewing is on at the Club afterwards, so come on up and enjoy the whole morning in Moonie. Happy Melbourne Cup day!!
Not a member yet, but want to be? New members are always welcome! Come along and we’ll set you up with our next great read.
Want to know more? Contact us on 1300 COUNCIL or email email@example.com
Like to find a Bookclub near you? Click here for details of other Bookclubs in the Western Downs.
- Dog Detective Nell sniff sniff sniffs to discover Gulliver’s Travels Kindy!!
Thank you to Gulliver’s Travels Mobile Kindy for visiting Moonie Library again today for Storytime and craft. We enjoyed reading “The Dog Detective” by one of our all time favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. In this delightful story, Dog Detective Nell uncovers a book thief and then introduces him to their wonderful local library. No more having to steal from the school, Ted can now borrow as many books as he’d like for free!
What a wonderful place these libraries are; aren’t we so lucky to also have one in Moonie?
We look forward to your next visit!
- Fact with a dash of Hollywood Fiction
We are LOVING the amazing selection of “Based on a True Story” DVDs available at the moment. Our favourites include:
Don’t Tell / Hidden Figures / Patriots Day / Snowden / The Founder / Deepwater Horizon / Hacksaw Ridge / Men of Courage
War Dogs / Finest Hours
Themes include action, politics, espionage, life stories, to name a few. There truly is something for all tastes and ages!
If you have seen all your local branch is holding currently, then why not reserve your copy of any other DVD through the online catalogue?
- Author Event: Scott Whitaker & Queensland’s Quirkiest Railway Hotels
Every Railway Hotel has a story.
From Allora to Yeppoon, Scott Whitaker has travelled across the state to uncover the secrets, scandals and spirits that haunt the history of every last Railway Hotel in Queensland. Though there were once more than 600 Railway Hotels operating in the country, by the 1920s many of these had met their untimely demise.
Scott Whitaker will be visiting Western Downs Libraries branches at the end of November to discuss his newly released book, Railway Hotels of Australia, Volume 3: Queensland, which details 191 Railway Hotels operating in the Queensland region, including those in Dalby, Miles and Chinchilla.
If you’re fascinated by history’s mysteries, consider yourself a history buff, rail enthusiast, or even if you’re just keen to know more about hotels and all things history, this is definitely an event not to miss.
Scott will chat to you about Queensland’s quirky history, and deliver unique insight into the social, political, and economic themes that have shaped our society over the last 150 years.
This author tour is a FREE event, but bookings are essential. Light refreshments will be provided. Join Scott Whitaker in the following locations:
Wednesday 22 November, 6pm–7pm, Bell Library*
(*join us from 5.30pm for afternoon tea)
Thursday 23 November, 10am–11am, Moonie Library
Friday 24 November, 10am–11am, Tara Library
Friday 24 November, 6pm–8pm, Miles Library
Bookings are essential, don’t miss out!
Click here to reserve your seat
- Lost your Mojo?
Lacking in Go-go? Well Summer is here so if you are having trouble getting yourself motivated in the heat then pop into your local branch and see if there is something in stock to help you out. Need new music? Don’t buy it when you can borrow it! Search through our collections or try the Freegal music app.
Looking for some inspirational reading material? Check out our Non-Fiction sections. If your local library isn’t holding the stock you are looking for then try the online catalogue.
If you need just that little bit longer to shake off the Winter lethargy, why not try borrowing a fitness DVD from our extensive collection?
Let us help get your Mojo on the go-go again!
- Moonie Library Storytime
Continuing with the huge successes of Sheridan’s visit to Moonie, she will be joining the Moonie Playgroup again on Thursday 14 September at 9.30am at our Library for another Storytime session. It is best suited to ages 3–5, however everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun of the morning. Deb Park the Child Health Nurse will also be at the Centre during this time, no need to book in.
Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime in our other branches.
- The New RBdigital App
It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever.
To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital.
Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to search or check out items, please visit any of our branches and our friendly library staff will help walk you through it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register in the app?
To use the RBdigital app, you need to register on your library’s RBdigital website using any browser. In-app registration will be added to the RBdigital app in a future update.
How do I log into the new RBdigital app?
If you currently use OneClickdigital and/or Zinio for Libraries you can login using either your OneClickdigital username and password OR Zinio for Libraries email address and password.
If you have never used OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries, please go to RBdigital and register for RBdigital eMagazines or eAudibooks using any online browser.
I am trying to login but keep getting an error message
Have you tried resetting your password?
If not, please click the “forgot password” link, reset your password and try to login again.
If you still can’t login, please let us know the name of your library authority, your name, email address and library card number so we can look into this for you.
Can I view ALL of my checked out magazines in the app?
At launch you will be able to see up to 30 checked out magazines in the app. These are arranged in issue date order – newest to oldest.
The ability to see all checked out items will be available in a future update.
Do we now have to return magazines?
No, the word “return” is used to be consistent with the rest of the app’s media types. It’s just a simple way to quickly delete from your checked out titles.
Can I manage my account in the app?
No, you will still need to go to the library website via your browser to do this.
What will happen to the old OneClickdigital app if I don’t update it?
The old app will function as normal for only eAudiobook/eBook access. When you “search” for titles, you will be taken to the new look RBdigital eAudiobook/eBook website (which replaces the old OneClickdigital website).
The app will continue to be available in this way until further notice.
How long can I continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app?
The in-app countdown will begin on 10th July and exist for 60 days. At the end of the 60 days you will no longer be able to checkout and read newly checked out magazines from the app. To do this, you must download and use the RBdigital app.
Is the RBdigital app available for all devices?
The RBdigital app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire/Fire HD/X but not the Windows phone. Library members would need to download titles manually through the website onto a Windows phone or stream online via the website.
- Introducing… Adobe Creative Cloud!
Yes, you read that correctly. Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have partnered with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud to you. Now you can borrow Adobe Creative Cloud in the same way that you would borrow a book! Join over 2.3 million users and let your creativity flow.
If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or animator, then you will definitely want to get your hands on this fantastic suite of programs.
But Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t just for professionals.
Do you have a whole stack of family vacation photos that you’ve been meaning to sort through?
Are you a student at high school or university trying to complete a project?
Maybe you’re a small business owner looking to create or update your company website?
Or are you someone simply wanting to get their hands on a new program and learn some new skills?
Whatever you may need, Adobe can help you to create a finished product you can be proud of. With loans spanning either two or four weeks, you will have the perfect opportunity to complete any project or assignment you may have.
Have we caught your attention? Sign up to Adobe Creative Cloud by following these few simple steps, and you will be creating something wonderful before you know it!
Want to learn more about how to use a particular program in the suite? Why not check out Lynda.com and take a look at the thousands of online training videos they have on offer. Signing up is easy, and with your Western Downs library card, you have unlimited access to the entire website.
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- Ancestry.com at Your Library
Did you know Western Downs Libraries has free access to Ancestry.com?
Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com make it easy. If you visit one of our nine library branches, you can access this great resource on any of our public computers for FREE. Discover your family today.
Click here to access the website while you’re at the library to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find.
- Attention Homeschool Families
We have so many resources to offer you, and all of it is FREE!
- Wi-Fi, public access computers, scanner
- Printer and photocopier (small charge applies)
- Tables, chairs and booths
- Charging stations
- Air conditioning
- A large collection of beginner reader books
- Non-Fiction covering a range of topics
- Fiction for all levels and tastes – we are happy to help you find something you’ll enjoy
- If there is a particular book or topic that we don’t have in stock, we will gladly try to get it for you (reservation fee may apply)
- Magazines, e-magazines, audio books, e-books and e-audiobooks, DVDs and CDs and online music for download.
- Queensland Museum send us resource kits each semester
- Kits can be reserved and loaned just like books
- Use the kits at home for 2 weeks
- Suitable for a range of ages
- Click here for more information, or to reserve a kit
- Reliable, up-to-date information from magazine articles, magazines and scholarly journals
- Suitable for a range of ages and subjects
- Databases include: Encyclopedia Britannica, Access Science, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, and Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Bibliography and citation guide
- Click here to get started.
- Thousands of online courses and tutorials.
- Full access to the website for Library members.
- Training materials for students, professionals and hobbyists.
- Click here to make your free account.
If there is anything that we can do to help you along this journey, please let us know.