We can't believe how quickly the year is moving! May is here, and your Library has plenty to see and do. From bookclubs to Storytime, Conversations in English and One Million Stars, we've got your weekdays covered. 

Our two BIGGEST and most EXCITING events this month are Patsy Kemp's regional author tour, and National Simultaneous Storytime - find out more about both of these great events below. If you haven't already, make sure you follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with everything happening at your libraries.

The Librarian

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Getting Muddy for Dalby State School

Getting Muddy for Dalby State School

On Saturday 20 May, staff from Western Downs Libraries will be participating in Tough Mudder in Woodford on the Sunshine Coast. It will be tough, it will be muddy, and there will definitely be embarrassing pictures afterwards. We will be putting our bodies (and our pride) on the line to raise funds to help Dalby State School. Read more...

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Take the eSmart Survey!

Take the eSmart Survey today!

We want to help our communities stay safe online. Whether it is children, young people, teenagers, adults or seniors – everyone deserves to feel confident to use the internet safely. Please follow this link and take a quick 5 minute survey to help us understand how we can best support our communities. Read more...

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The Drover's Daughter is coming to the Western Downs

Droving Across the Western Downs

Join Patsy Kemp, author of The Drover's Daughter, on her whirlwind tour of the Western Downs. Patsy’s memoir shares the highs and lows of growing up in the stock routes of New South Wales and Queensland in the 1950s and 1960s. It is a story full of warmth, honesty and humour. This is a FREE EVENT. Light refreshments will be provided. Bookings are essential. Read more...

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National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

Western Downs Libraries are excited to announce that, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association, they will be holding National Simultaneous Storytime for the tenth year running! This great initiative is a national campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Read more...

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One Million Stars Community Project

One Million Stars Community Project

Western Downs Regional Council have partnered with One Million Stars to launch One Million Stars to End Violence, and we need your help to weave one million stars by May 31 2017. We have weaved over 10,000 stars so far. What an incredible achievement! We only have one month left to weave... Read more...

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#STEAMSquad For KIDS!

#STEAMSquad For KIDS!

#STEAMSquad is back in the swing of things for a brand new lineup of sessions during term 2. #STEAMSquad explores science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through hands-on, FUN activities! Want to become a member of the #STEAMSquad? Join Chinchilla and Dalby libraries... Read more...

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Housebound Deliveries

Housebound Deliveries

For those clients who are unable to access the library themselves, we are happy to come to them. All formats are available through this service, including books, DVDs, and magazines. We also visit nursing homes and hospitals, and... Read more...

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Conversations in English Chinchilla

Conversations in English Chinchilla

Conversations in English Classes (Chinchilla) are held every Wednesday from 1.30 - 3pm at the Chinchilla Library.

Conversations in English (CinE) is an award-winning, free friendship group for those who have English as a second language. Is English your second (or third, or fourth) language? Or are you a natural speaker wanting to help those new to our language? If so, please come along to our Conversations in English Classes. They are designed to help participants practice their English in a friendly and supportive environment with the help of community volunteers.

For more information about each of our Conversations in English (Chinchilla, Tara and Dalby) groups, and to stay up to date with everything that is going on, join their Facebook group.

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Broadband for Seniors at Bell

Broadband for Seniors at Bell

Looking to learn how to catch up with technology? The Bell Bunya Community Centre hosts a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk. Broadband for Seniors helps senior Australians get the skills they need to... Read more...

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Storytime At Jandowae

Storytime At Jandowae

At Jandowae this month, we are looking at what magic appears in books. Come along to wave a wand and open a book, and see what magic is inside. Listen to a story, dance and do some craft with Maree. Storytime Jandowae is on Wednesday 3, 17 and 31 of May at 10.00am. Read more...

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Dalby Bookclub

Dalby Bookclub

Dalby Library has started a Bookclub!  The book for the month of May is Big Little Lies by Australian Author, Liane Moriarty.   If you would like to join the bookclub just drop into the library to pick up a copy of the book and join us on Wednesday 31 May 2017 for a book chat. 

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30–11.30am.

Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email dalby.library@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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

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Tara Computer Lessons

Tara Computer Lessons

Get one-on-one basic technology support sessions at Tara Library from 9–9.30am each Wednesday and Thursday. We tailor each session for your personal needs. If you would like help wrangling your iPad or tablet we can do that, too. You can also bring along your own laptop... Read more...

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MiniMakers

MiniMakers

MiniMakers is based on the worldwide MakerSpace phenomenon. It is an informal program for school-aged children, allowing them to explore, engage and create. Sessions are held at Dogwood Crossing at Miles on the second Wednesday of the month from 3.30 to 5.00pm. Read more...

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Dalby Library Studio

Dalby Library Studio

Did you know Dalby Library has its own recording studio? Here at MyALL 107, you're able to record live audio from something as simple as voice-over video editing, to intricate musical compositions. With programs such as Garage Band, Abelton Live, Pro-Tools and LogicPro X... Read more...

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Pop-Up Library at Chinchilla Show

Pop-Up Library at Chinchilla Show

Fireworks, rides, junk food, rodeo – what do you love most about the Chinchilla Show? The Chinchilla Show will be held on 26 and 27 May this year. Check out their brand new website where you can download section programs and entry forms. Whether you're a photographer, gardener, car enthusiast or... 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

 

More about the Library:

For all your library info visit us: http://www.westerndownslibraries.com

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