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Aug, 2019

Gardening Workshops with ABC Radio’s Michael Wells!

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Got plant problems? Not anymore. Gardening guru Michael Wells is coming to the Western Downs, and he is bringing his plant-whispering wisdom with him. When Michael isn’t teaching horticulture at TAFE Queensland, or working in his own garden, he writes a gardening column for the Toowoomba Chronicle and advises ABC Southern Queensland radio listeners on all things gardening. Michael will be hosting a series of gardening workshops at Western Downs Libraries branches in August and September. Discover how plant selection and the secrets of soil can make your garden the […]

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Aug, 2019

Be Connected: There has never been a better time to get online

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Learning about computers may seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. In conjunction with Be Connected, Western Downs Libraries is striving to make digital literacy easy. Whether you are a job seeker striving to expand your skill set or someone who has never touched a computer before, be connected is perfect for you.   With the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers, taking the plunge has never been so easy. You can tailor your learning experience to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge […]

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Aug, 2019

Social Media Marketing Training at your fingertips

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Social media has dramatically altered the way businesses engage with their potential customers. In the modern business landscape, a healthy social media presence is a must for businesses large and small. Setting up and managing the perfect social media profiles can be a daunting task for small business owners, but never fear, you can find everything you need to know for free with your Western Downs Libraries Card. You can find more than 360 short courses and videos on the topic of Social Media Marketing on Lynda.com that show you […]

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Jul, 2019

Author Review – Jane Harper

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Rugged outback scenery, intriguing characters, in-depth mysteries. You’ll find all this and more in Jane Harper’s bestselling novels The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. Follow Detective Aaron Falk as he confronts a series of outback murders, and comes to grip with the shadows of his small town past. Be transported to a vast and barren landscape with conditions ripe for the perfect murder. Jane Harper will transport you to the heart of the outback, and expose the secrets that hide in small towns and the vast Australian wilderness. Jane Harper […]

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Jul, 2019

Storytime for Kids at Bell

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Storytime for Kids is held at the Bell State School library, in conjunction with the eKindy and Prep classes. All storytime sessions are open to the public and members of the Bell Playgroup. If you have any questions about Storytime in Bell, please contact Pam at the Bell Library. 2019 sessions: Wednesday 21 August, 12.15pm – grandparents welcome! Wednesday 18 September, 12.15pm Wednesday 16 October, 12.15pm Wednesday 20 November, 12.15pm Wednesday 11 December, 12.15pm Want to find a Storytime session closer to you? Click here to see what our other branches […]

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Jul, 2019

Drone Coding: Search and Rescue

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National Science Week is coming up and STEM Punks are on their way to Western Downs Libraries. STEM Punks will be holding a series of FREE drone coding workshops at libraries and schools around the region in August. Kids will learn about block based coding and how to program a drone to complete a search and rescue mission! Special guest Dr Serena Lee will also be visiting Dalby Library on Saturday 10 August. Dr Lee is a Physical Oceanographer who uses drones in her research. Dr Lee will be presenting […]

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Jul, 2019

Your Photography Journey starts here!

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You can live your best life with a little help from your library! We’re happy to offer our library members access to the entire library of Lynda.com training videos and courses. For photography enthusiasts, Lynda.com has 876 Courses and 32,554 Video Tutorials relating to photography! Photography courses and tutorials cover the following subjects: Visual Effects (154) Cameras + Gear (150) Raw Processing (122) Lighting (103) Masking + Compositing (91) Portraits (84) Compositing (70) Photo Management (70) Color Correction (54) iPhone, iPod, iPad (54) Retouching (50) Sharing Photos (38) Photography Foundations (32) DSLR Video (29) Black and White (27) HDR (18) Night + Low Light (17) Plugin (16) Restoration (16) […]

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Jun, 2019

Brrrr, it’s cold in here…

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When you come inside out of the cold during these chilly winter days, it helps to have a cosy, inviting room to hibernate in.  If you do not have a fireplace, light some candles. They instantly make the room feel warm and inviting. Have woolen blankets and throws draped over arm chairs and thick rugs on the floor to trap the warmth.  A cup of hot chocolate and a good book, huddled up on the lounge in front of a fire is a great way to finish the day. Not […]

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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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May, 2019

Have you heard about Kanopy?

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Come in and see us to hear all about the Western Downs Libraries new award-winning video streaming service- Kanopy. Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service showcasing more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, film festival favourites and indie and classic films. Popular movies streaming now include A Ghost Story, Swiss Army Man and Life After Beth and Colossal, just to name a few. Looking for some kids entertainment? On Kanopy Kids you’ll find tonnes of great movies, TV shows, educational videos, your ABC kids favourites […]

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