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Nov, 2019

Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer

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On the Curved Wall Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer Offerings brings together a host of interesting small hand-crafted items created with flair and care.  These tiny treasures are made from recycled materials and repurposed found objects and include fabric jewellery, small bags and art dolls. EXHIBITION DATES 21 October – 10 December 2019 @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles Image caption: Gail Kutasi | Multi-coloured cowl 2017 | Yarns | diameter 100cm

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Nov, 2019

2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition | Inside Out

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Join us for the Official Exhibition Opening of 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition: Inside Out John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of artists from the Western Downs and is collaboratively planned and presented by the major Galleries of the region. Inside out invites artists to reflect on their personal artist practice by looking ‘in’, to connect with their essence of creativity, and bringing ‘out’ to demonstrate through inspired work. The theme invites playful and divergent thinking and brings forth the unexpected. Curated by artist and […]

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Nov, 2019

Dabble at Dogwood

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DABBLE AT DOGWOOD Paint Along with Anna Barlett Colourful Peacock Saturday 16 November, 12pm-3pm For teens and adults $10 per person Call Dogwood Crossing on 4628 5330 or email dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Click on the link for more info https://bit.ly/2v0IDFb Image caption: Anna Bartlett | Colourful Peacock

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Oct, 2019

Meandarra Museum Volunteers Wanted

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Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts? The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members. Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum! If this sounds like something for you, please contact the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum on 4665 6147, email meandarra.museum@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or contact […]

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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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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

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keep indigenous languages alive. The Aboriginal language spoken in the Dalby area is the Barrunggam language. Barrunggam is also spelt as Barungam, Barrungama or Parrungoom as well as referred to as Murrumgama or Murrumningama – this may in fact refer to a dialect or regional variation as there are a couple of known dialects within Barunggam, including Bunyinni which was spoken on Jimbour Station. Would you like to know more? Reserve a copy of the following books from your local library – Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton or Languages […]

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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

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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Oct, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Take the opportunity from Monday 5 November to Friday 9 November to scan your precious family memorabilia. In conjunction with our Military History Workshops to commemorate Remembrance Day, Dalby Library will once again have the photo preservation unit available for you to use. 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) The station can be booked for a 2 hour session. Bookings […]

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