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Jan, 2019

Bookclub – Where Great Minds Think Alike

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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. Bookclubs meet all over our region and provide a welcoming, chatty and fun escape for those of us looking to get excited teasing out the finer points of our latest read. For some it’s a monthly dose of sanity, for others it’s a chance to expand into genres they would not normally tackle – but everyone agrees it’s the best way to meet new […]

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Jul, 2018

A Book With NO PICTURES?

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A Book with No Pictures? How can that possibly be interesting? Watch the reaction of the kids on this short video and find out. When this charming book, written and read by B.J. Novak began to gain popularity in bookstores, on YouTube and in the homes of average families it became apparent that children have a sophisticated sense of humour when read to in the right context and with a sense of fun permeating the underpinning early literacy lessons. Children love to be read to, often. And the person whose […]

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Feb, 2018

Conversations in English Dalby

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Conversations in English is a free friendship group for people who have English as an additional language. The aim is to help those who would like to make new connections or just practice their English in a relaxed and safe environment. Sessions are designed to be relaxed and fun; there are no tests or exams, just good friends and good food! In Dalby, our group is growing with every passing week! Want to learn a little something, practice your speaking, reading or writing, and meet others? Join us!   Where:  Dalby Library […]

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Mar, 2017

Pop-Up Libraries

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Libraries are popping up where you’d least expect them. First Five Forever is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for children aged 0 to 5 and their parents to develop confidence with reading and literacy. In support of this initiative, Western Downs Libraries are providing our region with fantastic Pop-Up Libraries! Our Pop-Up Libraries will be kept in big black boxes, located at a number of medical and health service waiting rooms, hairdressers and dentists throughout the Western Downs. Patients and clients will be able to read great quality books with their little […]

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May, 2016

Give us your recommendations

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Now you can share or recommend your favourite titles straight from our catalogue. It’s hard to find a new author or title and to have recommendations from someone you know is a great help. Now you can share your favourite titles via social media or email (whether it’s a book, dvd, audio, anything). Go to our catalogue, sign in using your Library Barcode and PIN number *this is the important bit to remember*. Search for the title you’d like to share and click on the icon for how you’d like to […]

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May, 2016

Become a book critic

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Got something to say about the last title you borrowed from the Library? Let everyone know by adding a review to our catalogue – good or bad (no profanities, personal slurs or disrespect please). It’s easy. Just go to our catalogue, sign in using your Library Barcode and PIN number *this is the important bit to remember*. Search for the title you’d like to review and click on Add your review. We’ll publish your review as soon as we possibly can.   So get online and get reviewing. Your opinion counts and […]

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Feb, 2016

Sam says Game of Thrones series is a must

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We all know how wildly popular the Game of Thrones series has become. Gripping action, a complex and engaging plot and a liberal dose of suspense is a recipe for great television, but so many fans of the show have never picked up the books. George R. R. Martin’s epic tale has been touted as one of the must-read fantasy books since Lord of the Rings. Love the show? Why not check out our catalogue and see what you think of the books?

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Nov, 2015

Top 10 Most Borrowed Children’s & Young Adult Titles In Australia

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What better way to keep the kids busy these holidays than with a great book? These are tried and tested titles, so come on down and grab one today! Children’s Fiction: Diary of Wimpy Kid Series Author: Jeff Kinney XX Storey Treehouse series author: Andy Griffiths Geronimo & Thea Stilton series author: Elisabetti Dami Spot series author: Eric Hill The Wrong Book by Nick Bland Just! series by Andy Griffiths Once by Morris Gleitzman Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins Selby series by Duncan Ball Boy in Striped Pyjamas by […]

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Sep, 2015

Storytime for Kids

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Read, talk, play – Any time, any day. Allow your child to continue their lifelong love affair with learning at one of our nine branch Storytime sessions: Bell Library Chinchilla Library Dalby Library Jandowae Library Meandarra Library Miles Library Tara Library Wandoan Library Storytime for Kids is best suited to children aged 3-5 years, but all are welcome. With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research and development of this early literacy program. All our Storytime for Kids sessions are carefully planned and […]

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