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Jul, 2019

Publish your own photobook

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It’s never been so easy to turn your memories into a high-quality photobook! Photobooks are a modern take on the traditional photo album, presented and printed as a professional quality book, conveniently mailed to your home. We’re excited to be hosting free workshops where you can learn how to use inexpensive online tools to turn your happy snaps into a cookbook, children’s book, travel journal, graduation or family album. At a glance…  Dalby:  Thursday 1 August 10am Chinchilla: Thursday 1 August 10am Wandoan: Friday 2 August 10am Tara: Monday 5 […]

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Jul, 2019

Call out to Western Downs Artists’

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Call Out to Western Downs Artist’s 2019 Western Downs Regional Artist’ Exhibition | Inside Out John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery 21 October – 10 December 2019 The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware Supplies Artists who live and/or work in the Western Downs Regional Council area are invited to submit work in any media to the 2019 Western Downs Artists’ Exhibition in response to the exhibition theme. Inside Out invites artists to reflect on their personal arts practice by looking ‘in’, to connect with their essence of […]

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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 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! Parents and guardians; coding is more fun with friends! We’d encourage you to join in with your child on all the search and rescue coding fun! Introduce your kids to the wonders of […]

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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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Jul, 2019

STEAM Storytime at Chinchilla

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Chinchilla is changing up their Storytime sessions, and introducing a Storytime STEAMSquad! Storytime for Toddlers is held every Friday at 9.30am, at the Chinchilla Library. Please note that there wont be any STEAM Storytime for the month of July, but we will restart again in August. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning happens naturally every day as children explore, play and try new things.  When children play, they explore and build skills and theories about the world. Come along and have fun playing with your children – they […]

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Jun, 2019

Jewellery Making with Sally Harth

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Western Downs Libraries are excited to host Chinchilla local, Sally Harth of Lilac Apple for a jewellery making workshop! Sally will be at the library sharing her knowledge on jewellery making, and you’ll have the chance to create and take home colourful pieces that you’ll love to wear! Cost: $20, includes all materials and a light supper. Location: Chinchilla Library Date: Friday 16 August Time: 6pm–8pm Additional materials may be purchased on the night for those who wish to continue creating at home! Bookings are essential as spaces are limited […]

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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

#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

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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