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Jun, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Why read? For a child to learn to read they must first understand that letters and words on the page have meaning. The main thing to keep in mind when reading with young children is that it has more to do with pointing and talking about the pictures than with sitting still and listening. What do young children like? Books that have interesting illustrations that they can explore on their own. Bright, colourful, attractive pictures are always appealing. Books that rhyme for example, Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and […]

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Jun, 2019

#STEAMSquad

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Term 3 of STEAMSquad is coming up quickly, and will run for 6 weeks from 30 July – 4 September. Registration opens at 9am on Monday 22 July! #STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7–12, held at Chinchilla and Tara Libraries. Each week children participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths activities in a fun, hands-on environment. Our aim is to give ALL children the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s skills, today. Due to popular demand, this year we will have a Junior #STEAMSquad (7–8) and Senior #STEAMSquad […]

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Jun, 2019

Create colourful cartoons with Mark Guthrie!

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Create your own colourful cartoons these school holidays with Australian illustrator, author and cartoonist Mark Guthrie. Mark’s creations have come to life through his work with Scholastic, The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Animation Australia. Now you can learn to create cartoons and illustrations just like Mark with a workshop at Western Downs Libraries. Mark will be touring the region in July, bringing his art, jokes and cartoon fun with him! At a glance:  Dalby Library: Monday 8 July – 10am Jandowae Library: Monday 8 July – 2.30pm Wandoan Library: […]

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Jun, 2019

Storytime for Bubs comes to Tara Library

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first five years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences to your little one. Storytime for Bubs is a friendly and relaxed session that encourages your baby’s development and supports you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s […]

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Jun, 2019

Create at Dogwood

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Create at Dogwood Dabble at Dogwood Alcohol Ink Workshop with Jean Dwyer COLOUR YOUR WORLD Saturday 15 June, 9am-4pm For teens and adults. $30 per person Read more To book call 4628 5330 or email dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

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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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Jun, 2019

‘Doctor, Doctor’ Storytime in Jandowae

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Doctors and hospitals can be scary, but this month’ Storytime session in Jandowae will aim to help children become more comfortable with them.  Children will be introduced to emergency situations, learn about hygiene, and be encouraged to develop empathy to help others. Books include Dylan the doctor by Guy Parker-Rees and A Day with the Animal Doctors by Sharon Rentta.  Children will love seeing the doctor’s kit which includes bandages, a stethescope, tweezers, x-ray photos and much more! No need to book, just bring the kids down to the Jandowae […]

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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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May, 2019

Colour Me Happy at Jandowae Library

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Find out how colours affect our mood.  Relax and unwind with friends.  Come and join us to de-stress with a Colour Me Happy colouring in session! Get your creative juices flowing and relax with morning tea and a colouring in. At a glance…. When: Tuesday 18 June, 9.30am–11.30am Where: Jandowae Library Cost: FREE, includes a light morning tea All ages are welcome, from the very young through to the young at heart. Work together to bring out your creativity and take your artworks home with you. Bookings are required by Thursday 13 […]

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May, 2019

We want to understand 0-5 yrs language & literacy

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Parents, practitioners, carers of 0-5 yrs children, help us understand your experiences so we can help you. Please take 3 minutes to complete our survey regarding early language and literacy in our region. Please share this survey if you can. Your opinions and responses will be shared and will inform how we offer our services to you. Survey closes Thursday 16 May 2019. Survey for Practitioners – click here. Survey for Parents and Carers – click here.

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