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Nov, 2018

Melon Fest art competition

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Melon Fest is fast approaching. We even have the Big Melon to prove it! Have you been inspired? Enter the 2019 Melon Festival Art Competition. It is open to all ages and creative styles, with lots of prizes to be won.   So, put on your thinking cap, Dust off the pencils… Pull out the paint… Throw a pot… Break some glass… Snap a photo… Fire up the welder… Download the software… Plug in the sewing machine… And get your creative juices flowing.   Entries close on 14 January 2019, […]

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Oct, 2018

Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is approaching once again and this year it is a significant anniversary, being 100 years since the end of the First World War. The armistice came into effect at 11am on 11 November 1918. In Australia and other Allied countries,  11 November became known as Armistice Day — a day to remember those who died in the First World War. Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars, conflicts and peace operations is commemorated on Remembrance Day. While war is a serious topic, it is often great ammunition for a […]

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Oct, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Take the opportunity from Monday 5 November to Friday 9 November to scan your precious family memorabilia. In conjunction with our Military History Workshops to commemorate Remembrance Day, Dalby 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 […]

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Oct, 2018

Author Review – Chelsea Cain

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Chelsea Cain lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, Washington, where the infamous Green River Killer was the boogeyman of her youth.  She started writing Heartsick to kill time while she was pregnant.  Also the author of Confessions of a Teen Slueth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, several nonfiction titles, an a weekly column in the Oregonian.  Chelsea Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter. Come into your library or check out our catalogue […]

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Oct, 2018

Gallery walls Vacant

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Invitation to interested persons who would like to display there works of art on our walls short or long term. Our gallery space is available to display artwork, photography or any quilts or handiwork. Enquire at the counter at the library, Chris or Karen will be glad to help.

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Oct, 2018

Bell Library hours have changed

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Local library users might have noticed that our staffed hours have changed at the Bell Library. You can still access the library Monday – Saturday, however if you’d like to speak with our Library Services Officer, you’ll need to visit on Wednesday or Thursday!   The Library will now be staffed on: Wednesday: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday: 9am – 12pm   You can still access the library as usual on: Monday: 9am – 3pm Tuesday: 9am – 3pm Wednesday: 9am – 4.30pm Thursday: 9am – 3pm Friday: 9am – 3pm […]

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Jul, 2018

Need help with a DIY job?

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Or looking for a new hobby? Maybe knitting, gardening, craft or a new recipe for a cold winter’s night? We have books that will help you learn or extend that hobby. For example, new on our shelves is the book Supercraft: easy projects for every weekend by Sophie Pester and Catherina Burns which features 52 craft ideas that you could try this weekend. Pop on down and see library staff and they will show you the Lifestyle section where you are sure to find a new hobby to try this […]

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Jun, 2018

Let Lynda be Your New Favourite Teacher

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As a member of Western Downs Libraries, you have unlimited access to thousands of online video courses on Lynda.com! Not sure what Lynda is? Then you’ve come to the right place! Lynda is home to one of the largest databases of online training videos and courses. On this magical website, you can learn everything including business, software and creative skills. If you’re studying in school, Lynda has an entire library dedicated to primary, senior and tertiary educated students. Click here to explore everything Lynda has to offer for students (as well as […]

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Jun, 2018

Story Box Library

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Story Box Library is an engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages, improving language and literacy skills along the way. Story Box Library was created to: Engage children with stories and voices to make personal connections develop vital language and literacy skills combat endless online searching for quality literacy resources; and get kids excited about reading and let imaginations fly! Best of all, it’s free for families via participating public libraries (that’s us)! See and hear your favourite stories come to life, read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, […]

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Apr, 2018

Storytime Outreach

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Chinchilla Library are very excited to offer Storytime for Kids sessions as outreach. Our talented librarians will be delivering Storytime at local kindys, day care centres, playgroups, prep classes and more. If you are an educator or parent, and would love to have our Librarians deliver a Storytime at your venue, please get in touch with us! Love coming to the Library? Ask us about making it an excursion instead!   All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and and delivered by trained staff. They include stories, songs, rhymes […]

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