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May, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives. You can digitise: Printed photographs (up to A4 size) Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch) Photo slides (35mm) Documents (up to A4 size) Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out. Fact sheet Colour negatives and slides Black and White negatives […]

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May, 2018

Dalby Bookclub is the place to be

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The book that has been chosen for June is The Kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom. “When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded […]

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Feb, 2018

Trying to get your “Juniors” to read?

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Trying to get your juniors to read more? Try introducing them to some ‘classics’.  Why not try Charlotte’s Web, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, Black Beauty or The Wind in the Willows. These are just a few of the timeless children’s titles that you can choose from. Come and visit your local library and see what ‘classics’ you can find on the shelves today, or visit our website to browse the whole collection!  

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Aug, 2017

Email, Facebook, Skype Basics: Self-paced Online Courses for Free

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Want to use more social media? We have found the best sites that will give you the information you will need. Skype How to set up a Skype account Adding your contacts Tips on how to improve your communication Facebook How to create, use, and maintain your Facebook page Understanding Facebook privacy policies and settings Introduction to Email What is an email How to set up an email account  How to reply and send emails Introduction to Email Part 2 What are Carbon Copy (CC) and Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) What is Forwarding, […]

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Aug, 2017

eSafety: Staying Safe Online

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At Western Downs Libraries, we are committed to helping our communities stay safe (and have fun) online. We know that sometimes it can be difficult to know where to find information about online safety, so we have provided you with several useful links. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to chat about your online safety further, please visit your local branch and chat with a librarian, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 COUNCIL.   Protecting your computer (staysmartonline.gov.au) An Australian government site that looks at hoaxes, hackers, spyware, […]

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Apr, 2017

How do you choose a book?

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Why do some books fly off the shelves while others sit and gather dust? It’s all about the cover. The book cover plays a prominent role in our decision to borrow a book.   A cover or jacket’s ability to catch our eye and draw us in can often make or break a book’s success.  We use book covers to determine the worth of a book, the kind of story that might be told within, and whether or not we should take it seriously and borrow the book from the […]

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Feb, 2017

Want to know more about our world? Check out our awesome Science Collection!

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Ever wanted to know more about space? dinosaurs? Why humans hiccup? Dalby Library has the answer! We have a huge range of science books in our non-fiction section for adults, teens, and kids covering every topic from: Dinosaurs Space Natural World Disasters Electricity Science experiments for kids Dr Karl’s latest titles Chemistry So check out the 500’s section of our Non-Fiction collection located on the upper floor of the Dalby Library to learn some new!

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Sep, 2016

Lynda.com for Everyone!

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Did you know that as a Western Downs Libraries member, you can join Lynda.com for free? THAT’S RIGHT! All you have to do is click here and create a free account using your library card – it’s that easy! Lynda is a huge website specifically designed to help you improve your skills. If you want to learn about Windows 10, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, or anything else computer-related, they have that! Maybe you are more of a creative soul? Lynda can help with that too. From photography tutorials to courses in the […]

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Aug, 2016

Lynda Will be Your New Best Friend

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Did you know that as a member of Western Downs Libraries, you have full and free access to an amaaazing website called Lynda.com? Never heard of it? Well now is your chance to explore the thousands of online video courses available to you from Lynda; all you have to do is create an account by clicking here and you’ll be ready to get started. From courses in software, to ones that will help expand your creative side, or even courses that will develop your business skills, Lynda has it all. Need some […]

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Aug, 2016

Have You Met Lynda?

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Western Downs Libraries has partnered with Lynda.com through State Library of Queensland to help all of its members become experts in… well.. anything! If you are a Queensland Public Library member, you have free and unlimited access to thousands of online video courses. If you’re interested in learning a new hobby, developing some professional skills to further your career, or if you just can never quite remember how to do that one thing on your computer, Lynda is for you. Sign up to Lynda today to get started. All you […]

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