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Feb, 2020

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Books have so much to offer! Finding a good one can take us on a journey, teach us amazing things, make us laugh, keep us up all night when we have to be at work the next day. Books have a way of making us feel the whole rainbow of emotions.  Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. Our next book is “Open City” by Teju Cole – Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks […]

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Feb, 2020

Yoga Storytime in Chinchilla

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Yoga Storytime is held every Tuesday during school terms, from 10am. All ages are welcome.   Calm hearts and calm minds lead to calm kids and calm families.    Yoga Storytime is a relaxed and fun session which incorporates breathing, stretching, singing, dancing and mindfulness. This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and children, held at Chinchilla Library every Tuesday from 10am during term-time.   Yoga Instructor, Lisa, will make you feel welcome! Lisa is a yoga teacher with a gentle nature and a calming soul, who brings […]

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Feb, 2020

Meet Karen Land

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Local Naturopath and author Karen Land is touring the Western Downs in 2020 and she has all the tip and tricks you need to improve your health naturally. Master the art of reading food labels, expand your health awareness, and learn how to make informed choices about what is going into your body. Refreshments are provided at this FREE event.   Moonie Library Monday 10 February 10–11.30am Reserve your spot here.   Meandarra Library Monday 10 February 1.30–3pm Reserve your spot here.   Wandoan Library Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm Reserve […]

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Feb, 2020

How to ‘Google My Business’

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Online marketing and promotion is becoming essential for small businesses and community organisations, but it’s not all bad news. Online marketing can be quick, easy, and free. Let us show you how! How to ‘Google My Business’ is a free workshop designed for small business owners and community organisations to improve their digital presence. We’ll show you how to use free online tools to promote your business, how to fit online marketing into your busy schedule, and exactly what information your customers are searching for. At a Glance: Miles Wednesday […]

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Feb, 2020

Win tickets to Words Out West Fest

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Library Lover’s Day is coming up and to celebrate we are giving readers a chance to win one of several double ‘day passes’ for Words Out West Fest! Simply borrow a book from any of our Western Downs Libraries Branches from Saturday 1 to Saturday 8 February to go into the draw to win a double ‘day pass’ to Words Out West Fest. Just by borrowing a book you and a friend can enjoy the Saturday or Sunday program for free. Terms and Conditions Winners must be over 15 years […]

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Jan, 2020

The Art of Book Folding

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Learn the fascinating art of book folding with local creator Cathy McKenzie. Discover how careful planning and excellent execution can turn an ordinary book into a beautiful piece of art. Everything you need to start creating is supplied in this FREE workshop.   Jandowae Library Tuesday 28 January 9am–12pm Reserve your spot here.   Chinchilla Library Friday 31 January 5.30–8pm Reserve your spot here.   Dalby Library Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am Reserve your spot here.   Tara Library Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm Reserve your spot here.   Moonie Library Tuesday […]

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Jan, 2020

Photo Preservation is Back

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Take the opportunity from Monday 6 January to Friday 31 January 2020 to scan your precious family memorabilia. Chinchilla 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 are essential. If you would like to more information or […]

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Jan, 2020

#STEAMSquad 2020

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#STEAMSquad returns in 2020 with great new activities in Tara, Chinchilla and Dalby. What is #STEAMSquad?  We are glad you asked. #STEAMSquad is: S – Science from the world around us! T – Technology like we had never imagined! E – Engineering by examining the why with the how! A – Art through freedom of expression! M – Maths, the purest science there is! And kids, we put the Squad in #STEAMSquad.   Dalby  #STEAMSquad is returning to Dalby in 2020 with a new program! Creativity has been identified as […]

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Oct, 2019

New Hot Speed Reads Collection

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Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.   Our current Hot Speed Reads are… The Institute by Stephen King Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald The Guardians by John Grisham Khaki Town by Judy Nunn The Dark Side by Danielle Steele Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey A Better Man by Louise Penny The Night Fire by Michael Connelly Westwind by Ian Rankin The Giver […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime for Toddlers

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Your toddlers are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime for Toddlers is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.   This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and toddlers best suited to ages 1-3 years, but all are welcome: Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 9.30am All sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!   With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research […]

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