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May, 2019

Storytime with Tania Cox

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Join children’s book author, Tania Cox for a special storytime at a library near you. Tania will be touring the region in June, reading and performing stories from her much-loved books, including Snap! went Chester and What’s at the end of this piece of rope.  Bell: Tuesday 4 June – 9am Jandowae: Tuesday 4 June – 1.45pm Dalby: Wednesday 5 June – 9.30am Chinchilla: Wednesday 5 June – 1pm Tara: Thursday 6 June – 9.30am Meandarra: Thursday 6 June – 1.45pm Contact your local library branch for more information.  

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May, 2019

Legal Matters workshop

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Do you have a will? Western Downs Libraries are excited to host retired solicitor and Dalby local Glenn Shipway, who will be presenting information sessions on fundamental legal documents. Topics covered include: Wills Estate administration Powers of Attorney Advance Health Directive.   Bookings are essential. Please register here, or phone your nearest branch: Dalby Library, Thursday 13 June, 10am–12pm Chinchilla Library, Thursday 20 June, 10am–12pm Tara Library, Thursday 20 June, 2–4pm **Please note, Glenn will not be providing specific legal advice. All topics covered are of a general nature and […]

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May, 2019

1 million children reading all at once

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Would you like to join them? Every year on 22 May a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is simultaneously read in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. This year the wonderful book Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove has been chosen. National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Branches across the Western Downs will be celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime with a bang. Special guest story readers will be […]

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May, 2019

New Releases, New Stories

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New books are flooding Western Downs Libraries! If you’re looking for that perfect book to curl up with this winter, check out these top new titles that are hitting the shelves: The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari                 American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson Kill by Antony Good The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar                 To view more new release titles visit our catalogue and view our New Fiction & New Non-Fiction in […]

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Apr, 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. But for the LAST Friday of March, April and May, we will run Storytime STEAMSquad instead. Our upcoming themes: 26 April – Ocean 31 May – Robots   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 […]

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Apr, 2019

#STEAMSquad

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Registration opens at 9am on Tuesday 23 April! Term 2 of STEAMSquad will run for 6 weeks from 7 May – 12 June. #STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7–12, held at Chinchilla, Dalby 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 (9–12). Children will be […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime is held at Chinchilla Library at 9.30am every Friday. There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks! Our upcoming sessions: 26 April – Storytime STEAMsquad ***New Program*** click here to find out more about what we have planned! 3 May – To be confirmed 10 May – A great cake + celebrating Mother’s Day 17 May – I got this hat 24 May – Library closed for Chinchilla Show Holiday   Don’t forget Storytime for Toddlers will continue throughout the school holidays! Our Storytime sessions […]

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Apr, 2019

Quirky Mystery and Crime

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Cinnamon Rolls, Naked Ladies, Bollywood Stars and witches oh my! If your idea of Mystery and Crime novels is more grim thriller and psychological suspense then it’s time to investigate a little further. Hidden throughout our shelves are titles to tingle your taste buds and arouse your curiosity such as Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke and The Siren’s Sting by Miranda Darling. Here’s some clues to get your search started. For history lovers try: Death in St Petersburg and others by Tasha Alexander. He Lover of Death by Boris […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Bubs

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our Storytime for Bubs sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting 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 future […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime is for Everyone!

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Young children are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, our interactive and fun Storytime sessions are geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities. Storytime is held at all of our branches. Find one near you: Bell Storytime Chinchilla Storytime for Bubs Chinchilla Storytime for Toddlers Chinchilla Yoga Storytime Dalby Storytime for Bubs Dalby Storytime for Toddlers Dalby Yoga Storytime Jandowae Storytime Meandarra Storytime Miles Storytime Moonie Storytime Tara Storytime Wandoan Storytime for Bubs Wandoan Storytime for Toddlers With funding through the State […]

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