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Dec, 2019

Christmas Holiday Activities

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Create a festive family atmosphere this Christmas with home-made decorations. Dalby Library is holding two sessions for kids to make some unique Christmas crafts. On Monday 16 December the children will make bunting from Christmas cards. On Wednesday 18 December they can use craft materials to decorate a wooden disc. Registrations are essential for both activities. At a glance: Christmas Bunting Date: Monday 16 December 2019 Time: 10.30–11.30am Age: 7+ Location: MyAll 107, 107 Drayton Street, Dalby. Cost: free Register for Christmas bunting here Wooden disc decorations Date: Wednesday 18 […]

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Oct, 2019

New Hot Speed Reads Collection

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Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.   Our current Hot Speed Reads are… The Institute by Stephen King Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald The Guardians by John Grisham Khaki Town by Judy Nunn The Dark Side by Danielle Steele Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey A Better Man by Louise Penny The Night Fire by Michael Connelly Westwind by Ian Rankin The Giver […]

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Oct, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

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Solve puzzles, combat beasts and create your own adventure with Dungeons and Dragons! The final Dungeons and Dragons for 2019 is on at Dalby Library! Saturday 7 December, 6–10pm, If you enjoy role playing games, reading fantasy novels, or playing board games, then Dungeons & Dragons might be for you. Dalby Library’s Dungeons & Dragons night is suitable for all players from complete beginners to experienced adventurers. Registrations are essential to assist our DMs, so please register here!    Dungeons & Dragons is a world-wide, popular tabletop fantasy role playing […]

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Sep, 2019

New lounges & study space at Dalby Library

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Do you need a quiet, comfortable space with WIFI to work, study or relax? Look no further; Dalby Library’s newly revamped Non-Fiction area is for you! Not only have we made browsing the collection more user friendly, we have upped the comfort factor with some new seating that’s just perfect for setting up with your laptop and having a productive study session. What’s new? More tables and chairs for studying More comfy chairs for kicking back and reading Shelves arranged by genre for easier browsing: General Knowledge, Australiana, Life Stories, […]

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Sep, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 30 October 2019

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We’re staying close to roots this month as the weather is finally getting warmer. Our Bookclub book for October is White Earth by  Dalby local author Andrew McGahan. Our regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30am–11.30am. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 30 October 2019. Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email dalby.library@nullwdrc.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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Jun, 2019

What were Australian’s Reading in the Victorian Era?

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Whilst reading The Guardian Australia our library team came across a very interesting article. The Australian National University has conducted a study analysing the borrowing habits from a selection of Australian libraries between 1861 and 1928. They have a created a entire database where you can filter Australian reading habits by age, occupation, gender, and library. The data found that males were the predominant borrowers, mining the biggest occupation, and that fiction vastly outweighed non-fiction in borrowing choices. Quite a few of the popular titles are still in circulation in […]

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Jun, 2019

Borrow from the comfort of your own home

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Did you know you can borrow and read our books without even visiting the library? Western Downs Libraries is subscribed a number of eLibrary apps so that all you need to get started is your library card! Simply download the BorrowBox app on any Android or Apple-made device, enter your library ID, and PIN and you’ll have access to a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks! If you love magazines and Audio-books sign up online to our RBdigital App and you’ll have access to eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For the children we have […]

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May, 2019

Debut Australian Authors

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Sink your teeth into a fantastic new book or check out a debut novel from an Australian author! We’ve got some fantastic new books at the library at the moment including: Beneath the mother tree  “Beneath the Mother Tree plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology.”                 Sign “A captivating novel full of strength, courage and the struggle to overcome silence.” The Van Apfel Girls are gone “Blackly comic, sharply observed and observed and wonderfully endearing, this is […]

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May, 2019

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keep indigenous languages alive. The Aboriginal language spoken in the Dalby area is the Barrunggam language. Barrunggam is also spelt as Barungam, Barrungama or Parrungoom as well as referred to as Murrumgama or Murrumningama – this may in fact refer to a dialect or regional variation as there are a couple of known dialects within Barunggam, including Bunyinni which was spoken on Jimbour Station. Would you like to know more? Reserve a copy of the following books from your local library – Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton or Languages […]

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Apr, 2019

How do you use the library?

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A lot goes on at the library, and there’s many different ways to use the resources on offer. When it comes to how you use the library, what creature are you? BEES – Bees wish to actively occupy their time in a useful way. They like to be in an environment that allows them to study and use the library’s free resources.  You can usually find Bees in study spaces and close to power points. BUTTERFLIES – Butterflies are strolling readers who wander the library without a particular activity in […]

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