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Dec, 2018

Storytime for Kids at Bell

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Storytime for Kids is held at the Bell State School library, in conjunction with the eKindy and Prep classes. All storytime sessions are open to the public and members of the Bell Playgroup. There’s no storytime session in January. Stay tuned for 2019’s dates! If you have any questions about Storytime in Bell, please contact Pam at the Bell Library bell.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. Want to find a Storytime session closer to you? Click here to see what our other branches offer.

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Nov, 2018

Birding with Bernice at Bell

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The Bell Birdwatching Group has finished up for the year, but they’ll be back again in 2019 so stay tuned for details. If you’re thinking about joining the group in 2019, you can contact Bernice Seton (Life Member of Birds Queensland). What a great way to learn more about native species, whilst touring the Western Downs region! Contact: Bernice (0427) 631 080, or Ruth bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com. If you want to get a head start on some birdwatching over the Christmas break, check out the library’s new book, Australia’s birdwatching megaspots: the 55 best birdwatching […]

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Jun, 2018

Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

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Are you concerned about whether you can trust the internet? Too scared to use internet banking? You’re not alone. Here are some helpful tips from our Librarians: Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. You might not need an expensive internet security suite, but you do need anti-virus software. AVG Free is a commonly used one. Use a strong password – I know, I know, it’s so hard to remember all those passwords! The Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online website has some great tips for understanding how to create […]

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May, 2018

Learn Skype with Western Downs Libraries

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The internet has transformed the way we communicate with distant family members. With Skype, a tool for calling, video chatting, messaging and sharing with others, you can keep in contact with all your family, wherever they are. If you’ve always wondered how to get started on Skype, our free online course from Lynda.com will show you how. It’s easy and quick!

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Mar, 2018

Sunday Bookclub in Bell

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Do you love discussing the books you read? Are your potplants wilting under the pressure of all your reading rants? You need the Sunday Bookclub! The Sunday Bookclub meets on the last Sunday of the month in the morning for coffee and discussion, at Pips n Cherries café in Bell. If you love reading and talking about books, you are welcome to join this friendly bunch. Contact: Alexis at jracgreen@nullgmail.com Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Apr, 2017

Broadband for Seniors at Bell

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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 use computers and access the Internet. BFS kiosks are located all around Australia. They are available to anyone 50 years or over who wants to learn how to use a computer and surf the Internet for free. Free online training is available through the Broadband for Seniors website. Computer classes are offered at Bell Community Centre on a regular basis.  The […]

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Mar, 2017

Are you a ‘Crafty Cat’?

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Thursdays are Making Days at Bell Community Centre! The Bell Art Group has Painting Days on Thursdays, and the studio is open to arty people of all persuasions. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced crafter, you’re welcome to join in. Bring your own craft projects or just come for a ‘yarn’. When: Each Thursday from 9.00am Where: The studio, Bell Bunya Community Centre, 71 Maxwell Street Bell 4408 For more details, contact Ruth at bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com.

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Jan, 2017

Family fun with Nintendo Wii at Bell

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Bell Library has a Nintendo Wii console. There are some fun and active games to share with family members. Why not challenge Grandma or Grandad to a game of Wii tennis? Or, play Wii tenpin bowling with your children? It’s a fun way to spend some time during the school holidays. For a quick tutorial, pop into Bell Library on Wednesday afternoons.

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Dec, 2016

Copyright for Crafters

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Crafters are a creative lot, and we love to share ideas, patterns, and techniques. But before you photocopy that quilting book for a friend, make sure you’ve considered your Copyright obligations! Because Copyright isn’t just for books… Copyright also applies to original handmade craft works and the designs and patterns used to create them. Copyright is automatic and applies from the time a work is created. Often, there’s an implied licence to make up a craft item when you purchase a pattern, but you may need to get permission from the Copyright owner before […]

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