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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

Call Out to Western Downs Artist’s

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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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Jun, 2019

Meandarra Museum Volunteers Wanted

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Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts? The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members. Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum! If this sounds like something for you, please contact the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum on 4665 6147, email meandarra.museum@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or contact […]

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Jun, 2019

Our Meandarra Librarian is listening to…

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I am a self-confessed audiobook addict. There, I’ve said it! I spend 90 minutes a day in my car commuting to and from work, so rather than wasting that precious time in my day, I listen to the latest releases and the time just flies as I become absorbed in the world of my favourite characters. So, what am I listening to now? One of my absolute favourite authors, Kate Morton. The Clockmaker’s Daughter featuring a rambling old house, Birchwood Manor, as the central charater, is told by multiple voices […]

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Jun, 2019

What’s on in Meandarra?

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Are you looking for something to do at Meandarra Library? Check out the list below to find out what is happening in our wonderful space. June 24 – Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library happens at 10.30am – Suitable for children up to 5 years. Everyone welcome. Other events happening in our district: June 18 – Grant Writing Workshop at the Meandarra Hall from 6.00pm. Book your free spot by emailing grants@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 COUNCIL June 20 – Meandarra Craft Group meets at the library at 10.30am. Visitors welcome. […]

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Jun, 2019

Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library

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Our next Storytime for Kids session will be held on Monday 24 June 2019 at 10.30 am. Our Storytime for Kids sessions are carefully planned to enhance early literacy skills, and feature stories, songs, and fun craft activities based around a monthly theme. Storytime for Kids is best suited to children aged 3–5, but everyone is welcome. For more info, call us at 1300 COUNCIL or email us at library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime sessions in our other branches.

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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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May, 2019

Have you heard about Kanopy?

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Come in and see us to hear all about the Western Downs Libraries new award-winning video streaming service- Kanopy. Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service showcasing more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, film festival favourites and indie and classic films. Popular movies streaming now include A Ghost Story, Swiss Army Man and Life After Beth and Colossal, just to name a few. Looking for some kids entertainment? On Kanopy Kids you’ll find tonnes of great movies, TV shows, educational videos, your ABC kids favourites […]

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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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