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Jul, 2019

Publish your own photobook

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It’s never been so easy to turn your memories into a high-quality photobook! Photobooks are a modern take on the traditional photo album, presented and printed as a professional quality book, conveniently mailed to your home. We’re excited to be hosting free workshops where you can learn how to use inexpensive online tools to turn your happy snaps into a cookbook, children’s book, travel journal, graduation or family album. At a glance…  Dalby:  Thursday 1 August 10am Chinchilla: Thursday 1 August 10am Wandoan: Friday 2 August 10am Tara: Monday 5 […]

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Jul, 2019

Drone Coding: Search and Rescue

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National Science Week is coming up and STEM Punks are on their way to Western Downs Libraries. STEM Punks will be holding a series of drone coding workshops at libraries and schools around the region in August. Kids will learn about block based coding and how to program a drone to complete a search and rescue mission! Parents and guardians; coding is more fun with friends! We’d encourage you to join in with your child on all the search and rescue coding fun! Introduce your kids to the wonders of […]

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Jul, 2019

STEAM Storytime at Chinchilla

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Chinchilla is changing up their Storytime sessions, and introducing a Storytime STEAMSquad! Storytime for Toddlers is held every Friday at 9.30am, at the Chinchilla Library. Please note that there wont be any STEAM Storytime for the month of July, but we will restart again in August. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning happens naturally every day as children explore, play and try new things.  When children play, they explore and build skills and theories about the world. Come along and have fun playing with your children – they […]

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Jun, 2019

Jewellery Making with Sally Harth

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Western Downs Libraries are excited to host Chinchilla local, Sally Harth of Lilac Apple for a jewellery making workshop! Sally will be at the library sharing her knowledge on jewellery making, and you’ll have the chance to create and take home colourful pieces that you’ll love to wear! Cost: $20, includes all materials and a light supper. Location: Chinchilla Library Date: Friday 16 August Time: 6pm–8pm Additional materials may be purchased on the night for those who wish to continue creating at home! Bookings are essential as spaces are limited […]

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Jun, 2019

#STEAMSquad

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Term 3 of STEAMSquad is coming up quickly, and will run for 6 weeks from 30 July – 4 September. Registration opens at 9am on Monday 22 July! #STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7–12, held at Chinchilla and Tara Libraries. Each week children participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths activities in a fun, hands-on environment. Our aim is to give ALL children the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s skills, today. Due to popular demand, this year we will have a Junior #STEAMSquad (7–8) and Senior #STEAMSquad […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime is held at Chinchilla Library at 9.30am every Friday. There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks! Our upcoming sessions: 28 June – Storytime STEAMsquad ***New Program*** click here to find out more about what we have planned! 5 July – Storytime in the Parklands 12 July – Dreamtime Storytime with a special guest, local Indigenous elder Aunty Rose   Don’t forget Storytime for Toddlers will continue throughout the school holidays! Our Storytime sessions are made up of four components – read, talk, play and […]

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Feb, 2019

Conversations in English Chinchilla

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NEW TIME! Tuesdays from 1 – 2.30pm 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. To join the conversation and meet new and interesting friends contact […]

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May, 2018

Technology Support at Chinchilla Library

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Don’t know the difference between a mouse and a monitor? Confused by social media like Facebook, Skype or Twitter? Can’t remember if your tablet is an Apple or an Android (and anyway, aren’t tablets something that you swallow)? If you feel like it might be time to catch up with technology, or if your children gave you a new something-or-other for your birthday and left before they could show you how to use it, come along to one of the one-on-one tailored support sessions at the Chinchilla Library. From beginners to those […]

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May, 2018

Photo Preservation

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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, 4 x 5 inch) Photo slides (35mm) Documents (up to A4 size) Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out. Fact sheet Colour negatives and slides Black and White negatives […]

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Apr, 2018

Storytime Outreach

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Chinchilla Library are very excited to offer Storytime for Kids sessions as outreach. Our talented librarians will be delivering Storytime at local kindys, day care centres, playgroups, prep classes and more. If you are an educator or parent, and would love to have our Librarians deliver a Storytime at your venue, please get in touch with us! Love coming to the Library? Ask us about making it an excursion instead!   All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and and delivered by trained staff. They include stories, songs, rhymes […]

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