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Dec, 2018

Moonie Bookclub end of year finale

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Our Moonie Bookclub members finished 2018 with a trip to Goondiwindi to watch “Ladies in Black” and enjoy a beautiful lunch.  Some had already read the book, other’s had not, but we all had a wonderful day.  It is something we’re sure to do again next year.   Click here to reserve your copy of the book or DVD which will be coming soon. Over Christmas and January members are choosing novels from our Chick Literature click here for Chick Lit novels or Romance click for Romance novels genres and we’ll meet up […]

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Dec, 2018

New Year, New You

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We are finally at the end of 2018, and it’s now we all start to think of the goals we may or may not have achieved, and what we hope to accomplish in the next year. Your resolution might be to  break bad habits, learn a new hobby, gain a new positive outlook, or just keep on doing what you’re doing. The library has many books on a range of self help topics, instructions on learning that new skill, and books to give you the motivation to make a change […]

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Dec, 2018

Harvest is on!

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Whether you are driving a header, a chaser bin or a truck this harvest, we have just what you need to help you get through this hectic time of the year! We have music for you to update your playlists at Freegal. Browse, discover and download new music for free! Perhaps you have time to listen to your next great read? Then an eAudiobook from RBdigital or BorrowBox might be just what you are looking for! We have a huge range of titles for you to choose from and download to your mobile device. Maybe you […]

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Dec, 2018

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 Miles Library. 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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Nov, 2018

Melon Fest art competition

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Melon Fest is fast approaching. We even have the Big Melon to prove it! Have you been inspired? Enter the 2019 Melon Festival Art Competition. It is open to all ages and creative styles, with lots of prizes to be won.   So, put on your thinking cap, Dust off the pencils… Pull out the paint… Throw a pot… Break some glass… Snap a photo… Fire up the welder… Download the software… Plug in the sewing machine… And get your creative juices flowing.   Entries close on 14 January 2019, […]

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Nov, 2018

Silence can be deafening

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“Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.” Vox is the debut novel by Christina Dalcher and a great book to read […]

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Nov, 2018

Christmas at Bookenders Bookclub

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It is that time of the year. Christmas is upon us and we are celebrating a year of wonderful, new and exciting books. This year as a group we have opened our minds to a more diverse range of books from Far away fiction to Pre- Civil war New York. Come and join us for our Christmas celebration at the Chinchilla Library on Thursday 6 December at 5.00pm. Need more info or want to get involved? Contact 1300 COUNCIL or email chinchilla.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details […]

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Nov, 2018

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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Nov, 2018

Milkman takes the prize

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“A novel that is at once unlocated and profoundly tethered to place is surely a novel for our times.” Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness; a story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished. It is the 2018 winner of the Man Booker prize.  Set in a society divided against itself, Milkman explores the insidious forms oppression can take in everyday life. Middle sister is the protagonist and we follow her as she navigates her way through […]

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Nov, 2018

Tic Toc stop the clock!

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The wait is finally over! Kate Morton’s latest novel “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” is on the shelves throughout Western Downs Libraries. If it’s not available in your branch and you just can’t wait for it to be returned, reserve another copy here. Or download it as an eAudio or an ebook through our Borrowbox.  Three ways to enjoy her latest title.  Which one suits you best? Another favourite Aussie of ours in Moonie is Belinda Alexandra, her new book is due to hit shelves all over Australia in late October.  Never read […]

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