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May, 2019

New Releases, New Stories

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New books are flooding Western Downs Libraries! If you’re looking for that perfect book to curl up with this winter, check out these top new titles that are hitting the shelves: The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari                 American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson Kill by Antony Good The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar                 To view more new release titles visit our catalogue and view our New Fiction & New Non-Fiction in […]

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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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May, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

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Third event coming on 18 May due to popular demand. Solve puzzles, combat beasts, create your own adventure. If you enjoy role playing games, reading fantasy novels, or playing board games our Dungeons & Dragons night might be for you. Dalby Library will be hosting a Dungeons & Dragons night for all players from complete beginners to experienced adventurers on Saturday 18 May 6.00pm – 10.00pm. Dungeons & Dragons is a world-wide popular tabletop fantasy role playing game. Adopt a character and work as a team to solve puzzles, combat […]

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May, 2019

Author Victoria Purman comes to Dalby

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Dalby library is in for a special treat this May when popular Australian author Victoria Purman will stop by for an author talk as part of her national tour for her latest novel The Land Girls. The Land Girls is a moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds during the Second World War. It follows the experiences of three girls, Flora, Betty and Lilian, in the Australian Women’s Land Army in regional Victoria as they embrace their new roles and experience a kind of liberation from their […]

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Apr, 2019

Calm Hearts Calm Minds

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Term 2 for Yoga Storytime is coming. Children aged 6 – 11 can come to the Library to stretch, breathe and meditate the stresses of school away each Tuesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm between 7 May and 11 June 2019. It is well known that yoga has benefits for all ages including: building capacity for managing stress and difficult emotions, improving concentration and increasing confidence and positive body image. These sessions will be relaxing but fun so click here to book in. To keep up to date with what’s on connect […]

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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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Apr, 2019

Quirky Mystery and Crime

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Cinnamon Rolls, Naked Ladies, Bollywood Stars and witches oh my! If your idea of Mystery and Crime novels is more grim thriller and psychological suspense then it’s time to investigate a little further. Hidden throughout our shelves are titles to tingle your taste buds and arouse your curiosity such as Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke and The Siren’s Sting by Miranda Darling. Here’s some clues to get your search started. For history lovers try: Death in St Petersburg and others by Tasha Alexander. He Lover of Death by Boris […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Bubs

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our Storytime for Bubs sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future […]

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Feb, 2019

Let’s talk about Conversational Reading

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Children are actively involved in conversation reading. Conversational reading goes back-and-forth. The child does not always have to talk in the “conversation”. He can take part by looking and by pointing. Ask your child to respond on three levels – See, Show and Say. Step 1: See – watch your baby’s eyes. Does she look where you point? Name anything your child sees or touches in the book. Say the key word first. Then, point to and name pictures or words your child is not looking at.  Point to lots […]

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Feb, 2019

Rosie and Don are back

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Lovers of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect will be happy to see that Graeme Simsion has released a third book The Rosie Result featuring the unlikely couple of Rosie and Don Tillman. Rosie and Don have moved back to Melbourne after a decade in New York and their son Hudson is now 11 years old. Hudson is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward, not fitting in and his parents suspect he has Autism. Don, having spent a lifetime trying to fit in and manage his own idiosyncrasies, embarks on The Hudson Project in […]

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