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Sep, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

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Oink oink! Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Charlotte’s Web coming to the Western Downs! The funny and touching fable tells the story of the hero Wilbur the Pig and his relationships and triumphs meeting his friends Charlotte the spider, Fern the farmer’s daughter, and farmyard characters Templeton the Rat, Sheep, Goose and Gander. Western Downs Regional Council in partnership with RAVA Productions are bringing the stage production of the much loved classic tale of Charlotte’s Web to the Western Downs, set to delight families this September school […]

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Sep, 2019

High Scores, High Tea

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Relax, unwind, and enjoy high tea, board games and good company. Grab your friends and get your game face on, High Scores, High Tea is not to be missed. There’ll be cards, board games and colouring in on offer for both the young, and young at heart to enjoy! Come for the games and stay for high tea with good company! You are bound to roll, deal and play your way to fun. At a glance… Join us for High Scores, High Tea at Jandowae library on Tuesday 15 October […]

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Aug, 2019

Climate Extremes

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Our region has experienced many extremes in weather in recent years with record breaking droughts, temperatures and floods.  Flood Horror and Tragedy is a lasting momento documenting the trials and tragedies experiences by Queenslanders in the extraordinary summer of 2010-2011.  Here we are, eight years later, experiencing the other extreme, one of our worst droughts in history.  For many of us the familiar (or unfamiliar) sound of rain is a beautiful sound, but for those who experienced the floods of 2010-2011, the sound triggers a chilling sense of sadness.  This […]

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Aug, 2019

The Jungle Animals are coming to Jandowae

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This September, the Jungle Animals are coming to Storytime at Jandowae! Old Mikamba had a farm and on this farm he had . . . a hippo, a giraffe, and even an elephant! Meet Old Mikamba, who watches over a wide variety of animals on his game farm in the plains of Africa. At the end of the story it gives some interesting facts about each jungle animal. Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora’s striking collage-artwork menagerie is a wonderful introduction to African wildlife. Come along to our Jungle Animals Storytime […]

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Aug, 2019

Gardening Workshops with ABC Radio’s Michael Wells!

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Got plant problems? Not anymore. Gardening guru Michael Wells is coming to the Western Downs, and he is bringing his plant-whispering wisdom with him. When Michael isn’t teaching horticulture at TAFE Queensland, or working in his own garden, he writes a gardening column for the Toowoomba Chronicle and advises ABC Southern Queensland radio listeners on all things gardening. Michael will be hosting a series of gardening workshops at Western Downs Libraries branches in August and September. Discover how plant selection and the secrets of soil can make your garden the […]

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Aug, 2019

Get online with Be Connected!

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Learning about computers can seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Western Downs Libraries is making digital literacy easy with Be Connected. Whether you are a job seeker looking to expand your skill set, or someone who has never touched a computer before, Be Connected is for you. Improve your skills with computers, apps and mobile devices with the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers. Your learning experience is tailored to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge range of available lessons. Be Connected […]

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Jun, 2019

Rag Rug Making Workshop – MORE SESSIONS

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Due to popular demand we have opened up two new workshop times: Dalby Library Monday 29 July 2019, 2pm – 4pm Jandowae Library Tuesday 6 August 2019, 2pm – 4pm Places will fill fast so secure your spot today by registering here:    Learn how to crochet a rag rug at the Library this winter! Western Downs Libraries is pleased to be hosting Maria Staunton of Posies and Poppets for a rag rug making workshops in Dalby and Jandowae. During the FREE two hour class you will learn how to […]

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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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Jun, 2017

The RBdigital App

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It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever. To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app. Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to […]

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Mar, 2017

Ancestry.com at Your Library

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Get free access to Ancestry.com at your local Library branch? Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com make it easy. If you visit one of our nine library branches, you can access this great resource on any of our public computers for FREE. Discover your family today. Click here to access the website while you’re at the library to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find.

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