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Oct, 2019

Miles Bookclub

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Miles Bookclub will meet 10am, Saturday 2 November 2019 to discuss The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman. 1954: When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with three other girls. The Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever-present sorrow. […]

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Oct, 2019

Sing along at Jandowae’s Storytime

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Come along to Storytime at Jandowae Library this October to enjoy I am the Music Man. This is a fun picture book that compliments the introduction of six different musical instruments. We’ll be reading this book in a simple tune, encouraging children to sing along as our very talented Violy plays the guitar. Come along to our Storytime sessions on Wednesday 2 October and  Wednesday 9 October from 10–11am at Jandowae Library.  

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Oct, 2019

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Do you love to talk about books at every opportunity? Been thinking about expanding your reading horizons? Want to meet some like-minded people or make some new friends? Join the Club! Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. This month we are reading The Arsonist: A Mind of Fire by Chloe Hoper. On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Dalby Library has a lot to offer. Getting to know your local library can be a part of learning about and loving books. You can borrow great children’s books for free. This means you can have lots of books in your home for your child to explore — and it won’t cost you a cent. Reading and sharing stories can: help your child get to know sounds, words and language and develop early literacy skills learn to value books and stories spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity help your […]

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Sep, 2019

New lounges & study space at Dalby Library

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Do you need a quiet, comfortable space with WIFI to work, study or relax? Look no further; Dalby Library’s newly revamped Non-Fiction area is for you! Not only have we made browsing the collection more user friendly, we have upped the comfort factor with some new seating that’s just perfect for setting up with your laptop and having a productive study session. What’s new? More tables and chairs for studying More comfy chairs for kicking back and reading Shelves arranged by genre for easier browsing: General Knowledge, Australiana, Life Stories, […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime for Toddlers

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Your toddlers are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime for Toddlers is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.   This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and toddlers best suited to ages 1-3 years, but all are welcome: Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 9.30am All sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!   With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research […]

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Sep, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 30 October 2019

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We’re staying close to roots this month as the weather is finally getting warmer. Our Bookclub book for October is White Earth by  Dalby local author Andrew McGahan. Our regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30am–11.30am. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 30 October 2019. Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email dalby.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. We can’t wait to see you there! Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Aug, 2019

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime is held at Chinchilla Library at 9.30am every Friday. There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks! Don’t forget Storytime for Toddlers will continue throughout the school holidays! Our Storytime sessions are made up of four components – read, talk, play and sing. Of course reading occurs each Storytime, and the books are carefully selected to reflect the interests and ages of the children that we expect to attend. But it’s the value-adding components that make our Storytime sessions so special – singing songs and […]

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Jul, 2019

What’s on Trevor’s bookshelf!

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How did Trevor get so clever? Well he reads books – lots of books. His favourite non-fiction book is The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi and Teach My Dog to do That by Jo-Rosie Haffenden. He also loves the book Lucky Dog Lessons by Brandon McMillan and Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance. Trevor also loves picture books and his favourite ones are the Pig the Pug series – yes, he is named after Pig’s best friend. Trevor also loves […]

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Jul, 2019

Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

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Come in and join the fun at our Storytime for Kids! Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home. Our next Storytime is October 16 & 30, 2019 Time: 9.30-10.30am Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or wandoan.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Looking for Storytime at a branch near you? Click here for other Storytime sessions.

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