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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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9

Jul, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 31 July 2019

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This month’s the Dalby  Bookclub will be reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. This mesmerizing Australian novel has been a bestselling book around the world, and has been made into a movie by the same title.  It is 1926 and Tom Sherbourne is  young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world. Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and […]

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8

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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Jun, 2019

What were Australian’s Reading in the Victorian Era?

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Whilst reading The Guardian Australia our library team came across a very interesting article. The Australian National University has conducted a study analysing the borrowing habits from a selection of Australian libraries between 1861 and 1928. They have a created a entire database where you can filter Australian reading habits by age, occupation, gender, and library. The data found that males were the predominant borrowers, mining the biggest occupation, and that fiction vastly outweighed non-fiction in borrowing choices. Quite a few of the popular titles are still in circulation in […]

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Jun, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

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Solve puzzles, combat beasts and create your own adventure at our fourth Dungeons and Dragons night. Dungeons and Dragons is back by popular demand. Come along to Dalby Library on Saturday 6 July for all the breast slaying, hero making, choose your own adventure action! If you enjoy role playing games, reading fantasy novels, or playing board games our Dungeons & Dragons night might be for you. Dalby Library will be hosting a Dungeons & Dragons night for all players from complete beginners to experienced adventurers on Saturday 6 July, […]

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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

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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