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Nov, 2017

Keep children reading over the holidays and reap the rewards

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By keeping your children reading over the holidays you will ensure they maintain their reading level or increase it ready for the new school year in January. Some helpful hints include making reading fun by finding humorous books in our collection.You may like to let your children choose their own books as we have loads to choose from and there is something that will appeal to everyone. Another tip is to download BorrowBox as your child may enjoy reading ebooks on their tablet or smartphone. Visit the library often. We […]

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Nov, 2017

January School Holidays: Game on!

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It’s GAME ON at the Library during January. Supercharge your summer by making your own board games, getting hands-on and messy with a maker space, or compete with your friends in a Rocket League competition. Bookings are essential! Contact your library to find out more.   Bell (bookings essential) Tuesday 9 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (6–9) Wednesday 10 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm: Board games (all ages, no need to book) Friday 12 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (10+) Tuesday 16 January 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (6–9) Wednesday 17 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm: Board games […]

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Nov, 2017

Storytime for Kids at Bell Library

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Storytime for Kids is held at Bell Library on the 3rd Friday of the month. Bring your 3 to 5 year old along to Storytime for Kids at Bell Library at 9.30am Friday 15 December 2017. Download your 2017 Bell Storytime Calendar here. Want to find a Storytime session closer to you? Click here to see what our other branches offer.

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Nov, 2017

Birding with Bernice

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The Bell Birdwatching Group had their final meet for 2017 this morning. The group celebrated the end of a successful year with a bird walk/drive around the Bell district followed by a lively lunch at the Bell Community Centre. If you’re interested in seeing more of the Western Downs, while learning about our native birds, contact Bernice about joining the group in 2018. Birding beginners welcome! When: 3rd Friday of the month Where: Bell Community Centre Contact: Bernice (0427) 631 080

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Jun, 2017

Sunday Bookclub in Bell

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Do you love discussing the books you read? Are your potplants wilting under the pressure of all your reading rants? You need the Sunday Bookclub! The Sunday Bookclub meets on the last Sunday of the month in the morning for coffee and discussion, at Pips n Cherries café in Bell. If you love reading and talking about books, you are welcome to join this friendly bunch. Contact: Alexis at jracgreen@nullgmail.com Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Jun, 2017

The New RBdigital App

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It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever. To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital. Now you can […]

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Jun, 2017

Seniors Fitness Classes with Tracy

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Get trim, taut, and terrific! These happy, fun, low-impact fitness classes are designed specially for seniors. All seniors are welcome to join our group on Monday and Thursday mornings. Get active and social at the same time; join with friends or take the opportunity to meet new people. When: Monday and Thursday mornings Where: Bluebelles Art Gallery, Bell Bunya Community Centre, 71 Maxwell Street Bell 4408 To find out more about fees or the sessions, contact Ruth at bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com.

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May, 2017

Introducing… Adobe Creative Cloud!

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Yes, you read that correctly. Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have partnered with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud to you. Now you can borrow Adobe Creative Cloud in the same way that you would borrow a book! Join over 2.3 million users and let your creativity flow. Adobe Creative Cloud comes with the following programs: If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or animator, then you will definitely want to get your hands on this fantastic suite of programs. But Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t just for professionals. Do you […]

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Apr, 2017

Broadband for Seniors at Bell

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Looking to learn how to catch up with technology? The Bell Bunya Community Centre hosts a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk. Broadband for Seniors helps senior Australians get the skills they need to use computers and access the Internet. BFS kiosks are located all around Australia. They are available to anyone 50 years or over who wants to learn how to use a computer and surf the Internet for free. Free online training is available through the Broadband for Seniors website. Computer classes are offered at Bell Community Centre on a regular basis.  The […]

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Mar, 2017

Ancestry.com at Your Library

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Did you know Western Downs Libraries has free access to Ancestry.com? Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com make it easy. If you visit one of our nine library branches, you can access this great resource on any of our public computers for FREE. Discover your family today. Click here to access the website while you’re at the library to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find.

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