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Oct, 2019

Wandoan Bookclub

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Love a good book and enjoy sharing your thoughts on the book? Wandoan Library has our very own Bookclub and our next get together will be on Thursday 14 November at 3.30 pm. Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Oct, 2019

Age-proof your Brain

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Do you worry that every passing year brings you closer to an inevitable brain fade? If so, you’re probably worrying about nothing! According to Tony Buzan, author of  Age-Proof your Brain, it’s a complete misconception that your brain automatically deteriorates with age. Just like any other part of your body, you need to look after and exercise your brain to keep it performing well. Age-Proof your Brain explores the science behind brains, and how to keep yours in peak condition. Tony Buzan has devised a revolutionary program to keep your […]

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Oct, 2019

Miles Writer’s Group

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Do you have a desire to express yourself through the written word? Join a local group of enthusiastic writers who set writing challenges each month and then share their results in an atmosphere of good humour and support. The group meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5pm at The Windsor Hotel. All members are free to follow their own project and enjoy support from the group. New writers welcome by contacting Roxy Bidgood at ribidgood@nullgmail.com

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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

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Do you love to talk about books at every opportunity? Been thinking about expanding your reading horizons? Want to meet some like-minded people or make some new friends? Join the Club! Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. This month we are reading The Arsonist: A Mind of Fire by Chloe Hoper. On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. […]

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Sep, 2019

Tara Technology Support: Let us help you enjoy the digital age

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Get help with your technology troubles with one-to-one basic technology support sessions available at Tara Library between 9.30am and 11.30am each Monday and Tuesday. We tailor each session for your personal needs. For example, we can teach you how to use  your iPad, tablet or laptop. You can also bring along your own device and we will teach you how to achieve the outcomes you want.  Alternatively, you can use our free WiFi to get started. The best part? It is completely FREE. Bookings are essential, so please phone 1300 COUNCIL […]

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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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Aug, 2019

Get online with Be Connected!

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Learning about computers can seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Western Downs Libraries is making digital literacy easy with Be Connected. Whether you are a job seeker looking to expand your skill set, or someone who has never touched a computer before, Be Connected is for you. Improve your skills with computers, apps and mobile devices with the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers. Your learning experience is tailored to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge range of available lessons. Be Connected […]

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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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