Wandoan Library

  • What’s on in October

    What’s on in Wandoan…

    Monday 2 — Queens Birthday holiday

    Thursday 5 — Wandoan Kindergarten children visit Library for Story time and Craft

    Wednesday 11 — Tech Savvy classes

    Thursday 12 — Tech Savvy classes

    Wandoan creative Sewers meet in the Club room, bring your UFO’s, lunch box and sit and sew from 9.30 am till 3.00 pm

    Book Club members meet at the Library from 3.30 pm for afternoon tea.  The book for this month is a novel written by Matthew Reilly, called SCARECROW RETURNS

    Friday 13 — Tech Savvy classes

    Saturday 14 — Rod Williams appearing at the Wandoan Cultural Centre, afternoon of country music. Tickets $15.00 at the door from 1.00 pm

    Wednesday 18 — Seniors meet in the Clubroom for monthly meeting

    Thursday 19 — Wandoan Kindergarten children visit Library for Story time and Craft

    Sunday 22 — Wandoan Pony Club members meet at showgrounds

     

  • ABC Gardening Australia Magazine October 2017

    October in the garden can be busy.  Keep an eye on the roses for aphids, plant out pot-grown shrubs, strike cuttings of begonias, geraniums and salvias.

    Give your lawn a health check.  After the frost has finished renovate lawns by aerating compacted areas and fertilise, top dress if necessary, finish with a deep watering.

    Page 78 gives you instructions on re-potting your aquatic plants.    The plants become crowded, shabby and root-bound over time.  As the weather warms new growth will appear.  See your hardware for slow release tablets for aquatic plants, this will give them a boost.

    Your bulbs will be slowly dying back, wait until the foliage yellows before lifting them out and storing them somewhere cool and dry.  In cooler areas bulbs can be left in the garden, but where the weather is hot they can actually over heat and wither in the soil during summer.

    The picture of the sunflower on the front cover is a sure indication that summer is coming.

  • Wandoan’s Fun Palace

    Climb inside the walls of Wandoan’s Fun Palace and…

     

    See drones in flight and discover a virtual world with the HTC Vive®.

    Discover the science of sound waves and test your neuroscience skills or learn the art of computer programming.

    Get creative with pendulum painting, giant bubbles and bouncing slime.

    Put your manufacturing skills to the test with straw and stick construction challenge or take part in a Sphero Mini Golf competition.

    Find a new passion; try leather-making, hand-sewing hearts and origami.

     

    Wandoan’s Fun Palace is a huge family fun day, with plenty of action, excitement, activities and entertainment for the whole family!

     

    When: Thursday 28 September, 9.00am–12.00pm

    Where: Wandoan Library

    Cost: FREE

     

    Make sure you arrive early! There’s plenty to see and do.

  • 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

     

     

  • Handmade Magazine

    There are a whopping 25 fun projects in this month’s edition of Handmade Magazine.

    There are small projects for the beginners – why not learn to crochet and make water bottle covers? Or make mini pincushion for the sewing room? How about stitching a simple hook roll for your crochet hooks?

    Something quirky for a gift: make a stylish handbag door stop on page 54 for the instructions.

    If you love making toys for the children, you can find a pattern for a hedgehog on page 32.

    Do you like working with black , grey and white fabrics?  Page 70–71 has ideas for a cot quilt. Applique some flowers in bright pink and  finish with a bright pink binding.  The design is quite simple and the flowers bring it together.

    Choosing the correct needle and thread for your project? Visit page 96. Different size needles are required for different thicknesses of material. If you find the needle skipping stitches you may need to change the needle to the correct size.  Follow the chart in your machine manual for needle sizes and tension setting.

    Check out our library shelf for more great editions, ideas and projects.

  • Better Homes and Gardens

    Spring into September and shower your rooms in colour.  Bright coloured throws, cushions and mats bring in the spring colours from your garden.  Be bold and cover the outdated lounge in a bright floral print.

    Jobs and more jobs, plenty to do to get your garden ready for the warmer months.  If a plant looks untidy, give it a quick prune, dig out weeds, enrich the garden bed with compost and give the leaves a good spray with Seasol.

    Has your garden been infested with snails?  Page 60 gives you instructions on making a snail trap.

    Love cooking cakes, adding carrots, zucchini, pumpkin, sweet potato, beetroot and spinach.  Using vegetables for flavor and texture in your cakes will make the mixture moist. Check pages 88 to 98.

    By doing the little DIY jobs about the house, the wear and tear maintenance will be minimal, giving you more fee time to do things you love. Pages 154–155 will give instructions to fix the little jobs before they get to big.

    Check out our selection of magazines on the shelf for more ideas to beautify your home, feed the family and bring tranquility to your garden.

  • 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.

  • We Want YOUR Opinion

    How are we doing?

    We want you to tell us what you love, and what we can improve at Western Downs Libraries. If you have an opinion about our services, our collection or our programs, we want to hear it!

    Whether you’re a regular visitor, or you’ve not yet stepped a foot through our doors, your feedback and input will be really valued and we’d like your opinion.

    The survey will take you less than 5 minutes to complete – all answers will remain anonymous and confidential. Now’s your chance to have your say about your local Library!

     

    Take the Survey now! 

     

  • Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

    Come in and join the fun at our Story time for Kids!

    Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home.

    Our next Storytime is September 20, 2017

    Time 10–11 am

    Story time for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or wandoan.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for Story time at a branch near you? Click here for other Story time sessions.