- Tech Savvy Seniors: Reloaded!
Tech Savvy Seniors is back in 2018 and we’re full of exciting, fun programs to help you learn about all things technology-related! Book in for one session or stay for them all. Our instructor-led classes are well-paced and tailored to your individual skill level.
We make it easy; grab a coffee, make some friends and learn using our devices in air-conditioned comfort. Contact your local library branch to book a spot at one of these FREE session – hurry, places are limited!
27 Feb, 10am – 12pm: Protect Yourself Online
27 Feb, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
1 March, 10am – 12pm: Advanced Internet Skills
1 March, 1pm – 3pm: Tablets for Beginners
6 March, 10am – 12pm: Keeping Connected through Social Media
6 March, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
8 March, 10am – 12pm: Learning about Smartphones
8 March, 1pm – 3pm: Tablets for Beginners
13 March, 10am – 12pm: Intermediate Internet Skills
13 March, 1pm – 3pm: Advanced Internet Skills
15 March, 10am – 12pm: Introduction to Email
15 March, 1pm – 3pm: Keeping Connected through Social Media
21 March, 10am – 12pm: Learning about Smartphones
21 March, 1pm – 3pm: Email Master Class
22 March, 10am – 12pm: All about Online Banking
22 March, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
27 March, 10am – 12pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
27 March, 1pm – 3pm: All about Online Banking
29 March, 10am – 12pm: Tablets for Beginners
29 March, 1pm – 3pm: Step into the World of Online Shopping
10 April, 10am – 12pm: All about Online Banking
10 April, 1pm – 3pm: Protect Yourself Online
12 April, 10am – 12pm: Step into the World of Online Shopping
12 April, 1pm – 3pm: Shop Til you Drop: Online Shopping Intermediate
- Author Karen Land is Touring the Western Downs!
After her sold-out book launch event in Dalby last December, Naturopath Karen Land is touring the Western Downs to discuss her self-published recipe book and inspire you on your journey to good health and well-being.
“As a qualified Naturopath, I’ve worked with many clients whose health conditions are heavily based around their diet. Eat well, be well grew from an overwhelming need to provide my clients with recipes that not only help them lose weight, reduce inflammation and feel well, but also remind them that eating well in this busy life we live, is very achievable.”
– Karen Land
Wednesday 21 February, 10.30am
Wednesday 21 February, 6.00pm
Thursday 22 February, 1.00pm
Thursday 22 February, 6.00pm
Friday 23 February, 10.00am
Friday 23 February, 6.00pm
Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Eat well, be well will be available for purchase at the event. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
- Chinchilla #STEAMSquad Registration
Need something to do after school? Join Western Downs Libraries’ #STEAMSquad!
Registrations for Chinchilla Term 1 2018 are now open.
Due the the large quantity of applications, and our new programs this year, you can now choose to attend either Tuesdays or Thursdays.
To register your child/children click here.
#STEAMSquad runs every week during term-time, this program is FREE and suitable for children ages 7+.
#STEAMSquad explores science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through hands-on, FUN activities!
Find your passion, have some fun, make new friends, and learn something along the way!
Activities may include: coding, robotics, computer programming, science experiments, arts and crafts, virtual and augmented reality, including using our brand new HTC Vive (the latest in virtual reality). Get some friends together and come check it out.
Want to volunteer to help with #STEAMSquad? The more hands we have, the bigger our squads can be! Contact Chinchilla via email, or call 4679 7270 to find out more.
- Do you or someone you know suffer from Anxiety?
The library has heaps of books on anxiety that are easy to read and understand. Have a look at the list below and reserve the books you would like to read.
Reading self help books allows you to expand your knowledge on the subject as well as believe that you can be more, do more and experience more.
First, we make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson is a new book to our collection. The book is described as being practical and poetic, wise and funny.
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne.
Overcoming Worry and Anxiety by Jerry Kennard.
- Bookenders Bookclub
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.
The Bookenders Bookclub meets at the Chinchilla Library on the first Thursday of every month at 5.00pm, and new members are welcome to join us! Come along to our informal and friendly group where we’ll discuss life, the universe, and books over a great cup of coffee.
Need more info or want to get involved? 1300 COUNCIL or email@example.com
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.
- Conversations in English Chinchilla
Conversations in English Classes (Chinchilla) are held every Wednesday from 1.30 – 3pm at the Chinchilla Library.
Conversations in English (CinE) is an award-winning, free friendship group for those who have English as a second language. Is English your second (or third, or fourth) language? Or are you a natural speaker wanting to help those new to our language? If so, please come along to our Conversations in English Classes. They are designed to help participants practice their English in a friendly and supportive environment with the help of community volunteers.
Below is the latest update from the group:
This project is a joint initiative by Chinchilla Library and the Chinchilla Family Support Centre. To join the conversation and meet new and interesting friends contact 1300 COUNCIL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Chinchilla Family Support Centre on 4662 8528.
- Technology Support at Chinchilla Library
Don’t know the difference between a mouse and a monitor? Confused by social media like Facebook, Skype or Twitter? Can’t remember if your tablet is an Apple or an Android (and anyway, aren’t tablets something that you swallow)?
If you feel like it might be time to catch up with technology, or if your children gave you a new something-or-other for your birthday and left before they could show you how to use it, come along to one of the one-on-one tailored support sessions at the Chinchilla Library.
From beginners to those just needing to get over a technology road-bump you’ll get help at our support sessions held every Thursday at Chinchilla Library. They are free, half-hour, one-on-one support sessions we tailor to suit your needs. Spaces fill up so please book ahead.
Book now via email to email@example.com or phone 1300 COUNCIL.
- Road to IELTS
Our libraries are passionate about supporting our communities with English as an Additional Language, to ensure they have the resources they need to develop English competencies in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
To help you on your journey, our libraries have added the Road to IELTS program to our eLibrary collection of online resources, which are FREE to use if you are a Western Downs Libraries member.
Simply select either the Road to IELTS Academic or Road to IELTS General course and type in your library card number to get started. From there, you can either make an account to track your progress or click ‘No Tracking’ to browse the modules independently.
Want to practice your English in a fun and friendly environment? Why not join one of our four fantastic Conversations in English groups in Dalby, Miles, Tara or Chinchilla. Conversations in English is a free friendship group for those wanting to meet new people and improve their language in a stress-free environment.
Join Conversations in English on Facebook to stay up to date with everything happening!
- The New RBdigital App
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, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital.
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 search or check out items, please visit any of our branches and our friendly library staff will help walk you through it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register in the app?
To use the RBdigital app, you need to register on your library’s RBdigital website using any browser. In-app registration will be added to the RBdigital app in a future update.
How do I log into the new RBdigital app?
If you currently use OneClickdigital and/or Zinio for Libraries you can login using either your OneClickdigital username and password OR Zinio for Libraries email address and password.
If you have never used OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries, please go to RBdigital and register for RBdigital eMagazines or eAudibooks using any online browser.
I am trying to login but keep getting an error message
Have you tried resetting your password?
If not, please click the “forgot password” link, reset your password and try to login again.
If you still can’t login, please let us know the name of your library authority, your name, email address and library card number so we can look into this for you.
Can I view ALL of my checked out magazines in the app?
At launch you will be able to see up to 30 checked out magazines in the app. These are arranged in issue date order – newest to oldest.
The ability to see all checked out items will be available in a future update.
Do we now have to return magazines?
No, the word “return” is used to be consistent with the rest of the app’s media types. It’s just a simple way to quickly delete from your checked out titles.
Can I manage my account in the app?
No, you will still need to go to the library website via your browser to do this.
What will happen to the old OneClickdigital app if I don’t update it?
The old app will function as normal for only eAudiobook/eBook access. When you “search” for titles, you will be taken to the new look RBdigital eAudiobook/eBook website (which replaces the old OneClickdigital website).
The app will continue to be available in this way until further notice.
How long can I continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app?
The in-app countdown will begin on 10th July and exist for 60 days. At the end of the 60 days you will no longer be able to checkout and read newly checked out magazines from the app. To do this, you must download and use the RBdigital app.
Is the RBdigital app available for all devices?
The RBdigital app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire/Fire HD/X but not the Windows phone. Library members would need to download titles manually through the website onto a Windows phone or stream online via the website.
- Storytime for Toddlers
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, 10.15am
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 and development of this early literacy program. Our Storytime for Toddlers sessions are carefully planned and delivered by specially trained staff to encourage your child’s development and early literacy skills. Combining strategies and exercises from leading and well proven early development practices, we’ve created a relaxed opportunity for parents and care-givers to embrace and become confident in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.
90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of a child’s life, and language and development before age three is the single most important factor in school success. Sharing books, singing nursery rhymes and talking to your child from birth is the best way to support your baby’s communication and pre-literacy development.
It’s never too early to read, talk, play!
Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.