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In November, we've got some very exciting events planned! We're celebrating Nursery Rhyme Week with our youngest readers from Monday 13 November, with a special surprise nursery rhyme reveal on Friday 17 November. 

If you're into local history, mysteries of the past, or just want to know more about your local Railway Hotel, Join Scott Whitaker in Bell, Moonie, Tara or Miles to discuss his latest book. Click here to reserve your spot at this much-anticipated author event. 

Check out what else is happening in and around your library this November below. 

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 The Librarian

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Nursery Rhyme Week

Nursery Rhyme Week

Nursery Rhyme Week starts on Monday 13 November 2017 and our libraries are very excited! As part of the celebration, every day during Nursery Rhyme Week will feature a unique nursery rhyme, culminating with a special surprise on Friday. Come in to Dalby Library to see our display each day and …Read more... 

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Author Event: Scott Whitaker & Queensland's Quirkiest Railway Hotels

Queensland's Quirkiest Railway Hotels

Every Railway Hotel has a story. From Allora to Yeppoon, author 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. If you’re fascinated by history’s mysteries, Join Scott in Bell, Moonie, Tara or Miles from 22 to 24 November. Read more...

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Tech Savvy Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors

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. Over the next two weeks, Western Downs Libraries will be hosting sessions in Jandowae and Bell. Want to improve your tech knowledge? Tech Savvy Seniors is for you! Read more...

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Moonie Bookclub - Giddyup!

Moonie Bookclub

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. 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... Read more...

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Eat well, be well: Karen Land Book Launch

Eat well, be well: Book Launch

Karen Land is a Dalby local who has, in the last 12 months, undertaken the monumental task of writing, editing and self-publishing her first book. Eat well, be well is packed with simple recipes to have you eating healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. All recipes are gluten free and dairy free (optional), low in processed carbs and higher in healthy fats.

 Dalby Library will be hosting a special evening to celebrate the release of Karen’s first book. Join Karen to discuss... Read more...

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Museum Volunteers Wanted

Museum Volunteers Wanted

Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts? The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members.

Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum!

If this sounds like something for you, please contact the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum on... Read more...

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Things to do in and around Tara in November

What's on in Tara

There's plenty of things to do in and around Tara this November.

15 November: Conversations in English at the Tara Library, 11.00am. Click here for more information.

17 November: Playgroup at Tara Community Church (back hall), Milne Street 9.00am–11.00amRead more...

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Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards are open again! Is there a member of your community who really stands out? Nominate a hero from your community today! Submissions close midnight 28 November 2017. To nominate a local hero, contact... Read more...

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Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers. This month, sessions will focus on games with rhymes, listening, joining in, making and moving. Join Claudia from 10.30am on Tuesday 14 and 21 November. Bookings are essential; to book, please... Read more...

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Lost your Mojo?

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... Read more...

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Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

Storytime for Kids in Wandoan

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 November 15, 2017 from 10–11 am. Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages... Read more...

 

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Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS

Our libraries have recently added the Road to IELTS program to our eLibrary collection of online resources, which are FREE to use if you are a Western Downs Libraries member.

Simply select either the Road to IELTS Academic or Road to IELTS General course and type in your library card number to get started. Read more...

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Gardening Australia November 2017

Gardening Australia November 2017

November's edition of Gardening Australia is packed full of hints to bring your garden to life for the coming months!

Coming out of spring and into summer, plants need a boost using liquid or a slow release fertilizer, basic potting mix have few nutrients and regular feeding is necessary, to keep plants looking healthy.

Need an impressive border of red, white, yellow and orange? Look at planting Liliums. Petals are often spotted, freckled or striped with... Read more...

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• Bell Library

• Chinchilla Library

• Dalby Library

• Jandowae Library

• Meandarra Library

• Miles Library

• Moonie Library

• Tara Library

• Wandoan Library

 

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