Autumn is upon us and it is time to get those woolies out, however, it is also a great time to visit the library.

Who uses the library?

The biggest users of public libraries today are millennials. Yes, those selfie-snapping, blog-posting millennials are the generation most likely to visit a public library, according to a report out this week. The report found that 53% of millennials ages 18 to 35 said they have used a public library.

But, there is something for every age group at a Western Downs Libraries branch near you. Look below to find something for all members of your family this month.

The Librarian

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Extreme Film-making Workshops

Extreme Film-making Workshops

Using high-definition waterproof cameras (like GoPro), this action packed film-making workshop explores what is possible when attaching a camera to pretty much anything while engaging in high-energy activities. Participants then edit together their footage to create an exciting music video montage... Read more...

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Family Illustration Workshops

Family Illustration Workshops

Jo Cuskelly, illustrator of one of our favourite books, Roses are NOT Red, will be hosting illustration workshops for children and families during the Easter school holidays. Carers and kids are invited to learn how children’s picture books are created, then have a go at creating their own story and pictures together... 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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Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  

Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years.

Storytime for Toddlers will focus on talking, playing, singing and reading...Read more...

 

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Kids on Tour: Me, Myselfie and I

Kids on Tour: Me, Myselfie and I

Kids on Tour 2018: Me, Myselfie and I Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

FREE hands on and multimedia activities inviting young viewers to explore representation of self and consider different ways of creating their own portraits... Read more...

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Shared Reading Tip #1

Shared Reading Tip #1

Pictures, themes, and size matter.

0-2 years - uncluttered images with simple or no background. A few words per page.

2-3 years - colourful images and simple stories. Repetitive stories are great.

4-5 - expanded vocabulary, humour, emotions and more sophisticated themes.  

Looking for a Storytime session close to you? ...Read more...

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Before you watch the movie, read the book!

Before you watch the movie, read the book!

2018 is set to be a reader's dream with 32 book to movie adaptions set to be released this year! We are sure that you will find a book to suit everyone in your family...Read more...

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#STEAMSquad

#STEAMSquad

#STEAMSquad for kids! Need something to do after school? Join Western Downs Libraries’ #STEAMSquad! Registrations for Term 2 2018 will open Monday 26 March at 9.00am. Remember, places are limited so get in quick! Read more...

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Make your own Papier-mâché Bowls at Wandoan Library

Make your own Papier-mâché Bowls at Wandoan Library

Visit Wandoan Library and create your own Papier-mâché bowls to enter into the Wandoan Show craft competition. When: Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 April during... Read more...

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Bookclub - Where Great Minds Think Alike

Bookclub - Where Great Minds Think Alike

It doesn't matter if you're into Shakespeare or Sci-fi, Christian Grey or Dorian Gray you're certain to find something new to read at one of our popular Bookclubs...Read more...

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Chess Club at Chinchilla Library

Chess Club at Chinchilla Library

Chess club meets every Monday, from 3.30pm. Feel free to drop by. Everyone is welcome to come along and sharpen their skills and minds through friendly rivalries. Maybe you're a chess master wanting to hone your skills...Read more...

 

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We're on Facebook!

We're on Facebook!

Don't want to miss out on what's happening at the Library? Check out our Facebook page. We have a great Facebook page, full of updates, photos, trivia, book recommendations and lots of fun from your local librarians. So visit the Western Downs Libraries Facebook page  (and Like Us) to stay connected to your local library.

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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

Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/westerndownslibraries

Join us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/westerndownslibraries

Check out the Catalogue: http://westerndowns.spydus.com/

 

Contact Us:

p: 1300 COUNCIL

e: library@wdrc.qld.gov.au