"My mother and father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have. They couldn't believe it was free."

 

Kirk Douglas, Actor

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Be Connected during Seniors Month

Be Connected during Seniors Month

There's never been a better time to get online. August is Seniors Month in the Western Downs. Our Libraries are celebrating our seniors by providing digital technology lessons across the regions ...Read more... 

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Storytime for Bubs at Chinchilla

Storytime for Bubs at Chinchilla

Storytime for Bubs at Chinchilla Library will commence on Thursday 16 August at 10.30am. Did you know that up to 90% of a child's brain development happens in the first 5 years? Research is now telling us that when babies ...Read more...

 

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Tara Bookclub

Tara Bookclub

Tara Bookclub aspires to encourage reading and enlightenment, create discussion and provide an opportunity to meet new people in the community. We try to remind members that they may not like every book chosen for discussion, but on the other hand, might find a new author or genre to enjoy reading ...Read more...

 

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Gregg Dreise visit to Western Downs Libraries

Gregg Dreise visit to Western Downs Libraries

Gregg Dreise, author, artist and songwriter visited Meandarra, Dalby, Wandoan, Chinchilla, Bell and Moonie libraries as well as schools in the region and entertained more than two thousand children ...Read more...

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Create at Dogwood

Create at Dogwood

MINIMAKERS Saturday 11 August, 11.00am - 12.30pm with Karen Gaskell. Create clay animals to stake out in the garden with inspiration from Looking Forward, Looking Back exhibition Saturday 6 October, 11.00am - 12.30pm with Penny Eamer. Fun with solar printing inspired by the Voyages Botanical exhibition Saturday 17 November, 11.00am - 12.30pm with Penny Eamer ...Read more...

 

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Do you need a costume for Book Week?

Do you need a costume for Book Week?

Book Week began in 1946 when the Children's Book Council of Australia wanted to celebrate children's literature. However, this idea has expanded and many schools celebrate by having students dress-up as their favourite book character during Book Week, which is held in August. Are you lacking inspiration? Don't know what to make? ...Read more...

 

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Photo Preservation

Photo Preservation

Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives. You can digitise: Printed photographs (up to A4 size) Film negatives (35mm, medium format ...Read more...

 

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More stories from your branch:

• Bell Library

• Chinchilla Library

• Dalby Library

• Jandowae Library

• Meandarra Library

• Miles Library

• Moonie Library

• Tara Library

• Wandoan Library

 

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