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Sep, 2019

Storytime with Trevor

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Yes, that’s right — Trevor our Story Dog is getting his very own Storytime session. Saturday mornings will never be the same again as now they will be filled with reading, singing, playing, talking and barking. Storytime with Trevor begins 12 October at 10am. Do you love books about dogs as much as Trevor? Try Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey or Too Hot for Spots by Mini Goss. Other books you may enjoy include Long Dog by James Davies or My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester. Can’t make it to our […]

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Aug, 2019

Get ‘appy’ at Moonie Library. Photography Apps with Lynelle Urquhart.

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Come along to Moonie Library and get ‘appy’ with Lynelle Urquhart! First Lynelle showed us how to use our smartphones and tablets to take great photos. Then Lynelle showed us how to edit our great photos. Now Lynelle is back to introduce us all to the apps that we can use to get creative and have fun with our favourite photos! At a glance: Tuesday 17 September from 9.30am. Please RSVP to moonie.rtc@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au to book your place!  Get in quick, places are limited!

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Jul, 2019

What’s on in your Community in September 2019

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September 4:  Mobile Women’s Health nurse visiting Wandoan Primary Health Centre, phone 4627 4444 to make an appointment. September 5: Baby Rhyme time at 10am with Karen at the Wandoan Library. September 6: Michael Wells visits Wandoan Library at 10am, bringing with him tips on getting your garden ready for spring.  Bookings essential as spaces are limited.  Phone 1300 COUNCIL or register here. September 6, 7 & 8: Queensland State Polocrosse at the Wandoan Showgrounds. September 12: Wandoan Bookclub members meet at 3.30pm at the library for cake and coffee. […]

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Jun, 2019

Attention Bookclubers!

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Moonie Bookclub members enjoyed the fabulous novels The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion so much that we have bought a set of The Rosie Result to donate to Western Downs Libraries. If you’d like the bookclub set, you can loan it here. It has the same fantastic characters and easy reability of the previous novels so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! For those that have not already visited this triology we highly recommend you start at the beginning with The Rosie […]

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Jun, 2019

Borrow from the comfort of your own home

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Did you know you can borrow and read our books without even visiting the library? Western Downs Libraries is subscribed a number of eLibrary apps so that all you need to get started is your library card! Simply download the BorrowBox app on any Android or Apple-made device, enter your library ID, and PIN and you’ll have access to a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks! If you love magazines and Audio-books sign up online to our RBdigital App and you’ll have access to eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For the children we have […]

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May, 2019

Finding the continuing dry disheartening?

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Are you finding the continuous dry weather disheartening?  Is your garden (not to mention winter crops) suffering from lack of rain?  It can be a depressing time for everyone in the family but make the most of the continuing sunny days by getting into the garden.  Maybe you need to rethink your design and plant choices to better suit the current climate? We have a massive range of books to help you get started.  Check out the wonderful selection of gardening resources on our catalogue.  There are many plant guides as well […]

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Feb, 2019

Rosie and Don are back

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Lovers of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect will be happy to see that Graeme Simsion has released a third book The Rosie Result featuring the unlikely couple of Rosie and Don Tillman. Rosie and Don have moved back to Melbourne after a decade in New York and their son Hudson is now 11 years old. Hudson is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward, not fitting in and his parents suspect he has Autism. Don, having spent a lifetime trying to fit in and manage his own idiosyncrasies, embarks on The Hudson Project in […]

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Dec, 2018

The benefits of listening to audiobooks are extensive…

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Audiobooks are immersive, educational, instructional, entertaining and they’re perfect for the time rich and the time poor.  Audiobooks can also change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers and those for whom English is a second language.  There are plenty of benefits to regularly listening to audiobooks, including:    Increasing reading accuracy by 52% Increasing reading speed, expanding vocabulary and improving fluency Teaching pronunciation Improving comprehension by 76%; and Increasing test scores by 21% when engaged in multi-modal learning.   Not to mention:   27% of the Kindergarten to […]

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Aug, 2018

Sunday Bookclub in Bell

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Do you love discussing the books you read? Are your potplants wilting under the pressure of all your reading rants? You need the Sunday Bookclub! The Sunday Bookclub meets on the last Sunday of the month in the morning for coffee and discussion, at Pips n Cherries café in Bell. If you love reading and talking about books, you are welcome to join this friendly bunch. Contact: Alexis at jracgreen@nullgmail.com Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Jul, 2018

Love cooking …

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Do you love to cook? Our shelves are full of beautiful recipe books that will truly inspire you to cook like a Masterchef contestant. If you are looking for healthy recipes, you may enjoy 500 Ketogenic Recipes by Dana Carpender or Eat Well, Be Well by local author Karen Land. Do you love cooking sweets? Try The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree or Dessert Bar by Pamela Clark. These cold nights you may like to use your slow cooker. Your family will never be bored at dinner time when […]

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