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Jun, 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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Jun, 2019

Our Meandarra Librarian is listening to…

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I am a self-confessed audiobook addict. There, I’ve said it! I spend 90 minutes a day in my car commuting to and from work, so rather than wasting that precious time in my day, I listen to the latest releases and the time just flies as I become absorbed in the world of my favourite characters. So, what am I listening to now? One of my absolute favourite authors, Kate Morton. The Clockmaker’s Daughter featuring a rambling old house, Birchwood Manor, as the central charater, is told by multiple voices […]

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Jun, 2019

The Library – More than books!

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The public library has come a long way from your traditional warehouse of rows of books sitting on shelves. Libraries have adopted to the needs of their audience in the 21st century as we move through the age of information technology, 24/7 access, and on demand services. Western Downs Libraries has a range of services and collections that you may not know about, please check these out on your next visit, or in some cases, from the comfort of your own home! At your local library Public PCs & Wi-Fi: […]

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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

Legal Matters workshop

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Do you have a will? Western Downs Libraries are excited to host retired solicitor and Dalby local Glenn Shipway, who will be presenting information sessions on fundamental legal documents. Topics covered include: Wills Estate administration Powers of Attorney Advance Health Directive.   Bookings are essential. Please register here, or phone your nearest branch: Dalby Library, Thursday 13 June, 10am–12pm Chinchilla Library, Thursday 20 June, 10am–12pm Tara Library, Thursday 20 June, 2–4pm **Please note, Glenn will not be providing specific legal advice. All topics covered are of a general nature and […]

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May, 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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May, 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 June 13 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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May, 2019

Tara Technology Support

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Get help with your technology troubles with one-to-one basic technology support sessions at Tara Library from 9.30am – 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 or email […]

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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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