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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

Storytime for Kids at Tara

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Exciting News: Tara Storytime is now on every Friday at 10.00am Children love reading stories! The more you read, talk, sing and play with your child, the more lights you’re turning on in their brain.  The experience of those first five years will stay with them forever. Help your child develop a lifelong love of reading by coming along to a Storytime session at Tara Library – each Friday at 10.00am. The next Tara Library Storytime session will be held on Friday 21 June 2019 at 10.00am. All of our […]

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Jun, 2019

Challenge your creativity with Lego

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Love dinosaurs? Love Lego? Then you’ll love this book!  Brick by Brick Dinosaurs is now available for loan at the Jandowae Library. Brick by Brick Dinosaurs will teach you how to build more than 15 amazing prehistoric projects, with clearly illustrated instructions. A little bit of Lego History – The Name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen.  The company has come a long way over the past 80 years – from […]

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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

Storytime for Bubs comes to Tara Library

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

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Jun, 2019

Create at Dogwood

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Create at Dogwood Dabble at Dogwood Alcohol Ink Workshop with Jean Dwyer COLOUR YOUR WORLD Saturday 15 June, 9am-4pm For teens and adults. $30 per person Read more To book call 4628 5330 or email dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

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Jun, 2019

Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

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Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years. Storytime for Toddlers will focus on talking, playing, singing and reading. 11 Jun – @the Gallery – Remembering Marie Makin 18 Jun – @ the Library – Jungle Animals Bookings are essential. P: 4628 5330 E: miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime in our other branches.

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Jun, 2019

Now Showing ~ Remembering Marie Makin

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On the Curved Wall Remembering Marie Makin A retrospective of the work of Marie Makin The Makin family have lovingly curated an exhibition of their late mother Marie’s work. This year marks the 35th anniversary since Marie’s passing and the exhibition brings together artwork from family and friends demonstrating a life full of passion for art. EXHIBITION DATES 4 May – 24 June 2019 @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles RSVP – ALL WELCOME Wednesday 1 May 07 4628 5330 dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Image caption: Marie Makin | Angophora Costata | Water colour on […]

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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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