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Aug, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 28 August 2019

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Our August book is titled Floodtide from the well-known author Judy Nunn. Set in Western Australia, the novel traces the fortunes of four men and four families over four decades. Not a member of our Bookclub but would like to read the book? Floodtide is available in book and audio format. Judy Nunn is one of our most popular authors and has written fifteen novels for adults. You can reserve her latest release Khaki Town here, or any of her other titles including Heritage, Pacific, Sanctuary, Spirits of the Ghan […]

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Aug, 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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Aug, 2019

Be Connected: There has never been a better time to get online

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Learning about computers may seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. In conjunction with Be Connected, Western Downs Libraries is striving to make digital literacy easy. Whether you are a job seeker striving to expand your skill set or someone who has never touched a computer before, be connected is perfect for you.   With the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers, taking the plunge has never been so easy. You can tailor your learning experience to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge […]

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Jul, 2019

August in your town

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August is Seniors Month……  Go to your local library and see what activities are planned for you this month.  Things like online scrapbooking and photobooks, Grandparents Storytime, a gardening workshop, and a luncheon organised by council. August 1 —  Baby Rhyme time with Karen at the library at 10am. August 2 —  Online scrapbooking and photobooks workshop at the library from 10am – 12pm.  Morning tea supplied. Book early, 8 places available. August 8 —  Wandoan Creative Sewers meet in the club room from 9.30am – 3pm. Bring your lunch […]

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Jul, 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 Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar. “1855. Failed entrepreneur Stanton Finch moves his family from Adelaide to the remote Coorong area of Southern Australia, in pursuit of his dream to become a farmer. Housed in a driftwood cabin, they try to make the […]

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Jul, 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 Non-Fiction area is for you! Dalby Library staff are very proud to welcome you into our newly revamped Non-Fiction area. 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 […]

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Jul, 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 August 8 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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Jul, 2019

Tara Bookclub

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Tara Bookclub aspires to encourage reading and enlightenment, create discussion and provide an opportunity to meet new people in the community. We try to remind members that they may not like every book chosen for discussion, but on the other hand, might find a new author or genre to enjoy reading. If you would like to read more books in 2019, come and introduce yourself to Tara’s friendly Bookclub. New members are always welcome, so come along and share your love of reading, discuss your views and enjoy morning tea – all at the […]

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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

Moonie Bookclub

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Sorry folks but due to the power outage many of us will be experiencing on Tuesday 6th August, our next meeting will be held instead on Tuesday 3rd September from 9.30am. This will give everyone plenty of extra time to finish our current novel ‘Open City‘ by Teju Cole, copies still available. Hope to see you all again in September. Not a member yet, but want to be? New members are always welcome! Come along and we’ll set you up with our next great read. Want to know more? Contact […]

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