Chinchilla Library

  • How to ‘Google My Business’ How to 'Google My Business'

    Online marketing and promotion is becoming essential for small businesses and community organisations, but it’s not all bad news. Online marketing can be quick, easy, and free. Let us show you how!

    How to ‘Google My Business’ is a free workshop designed for small business owners and community organisations to improve their digital presence.

    We’ll show you how to use free online tools to promote your business, how to fit online marketing into your busy schedule, and exactly what information your customers are searching for.

    At a Glance:

    Jandowae

    Wednesday 4 March

    12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm

    Jandowae Library

    Register here for the 12.30pm session

    Register here for the 5.30pm session

    Tara

    Wednesday 11 March

    6–8pm

    Tara Customer Contact Centre

    Register here for the 6pm session

     

    Dalby

    Tuesday 17 March

    12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm

    MyALL 107

    Register here for the 12.30pm sssion

    Register here for the 5.30pm session

     

    Please bring a laptop or smartphone.

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL.

     

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  • Meet Karen Land Meet Karen Land

    Local Naturopath and author Karen Land is touring the Western Downs in 2020 and she has all the tip and tricks you need to improve your health naturally.

    Master the art of reading food labels, expand your health awareness, and learn how to make informed choices about what is going into your body.

    Refreshments are provided at this FREE event.

     

    Chinchilla Library

    Monday 2 March 6–7.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Tara Library

    Monday 9 March 6–7.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Bell Library

    Monday 16 March 1–2.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Dalby Library

    Monday 16 March 6–7.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. For more information call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.

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  • Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

    Books have so much to offer! Finding a good one can take us on a journey, teach us amazing things, make us laugh, keep us up all night when we have to be at work the next day.

    Books have a way of making us feel the whole rainbow of emotions.  Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. Our next book is “Open City” by Teju Cole – Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed.

    The Bookenders Bookclub meets on the first Thursday of every  month. The next meeting will be Thursday 5 March at the Chinchilla Library 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 and a chocolate biscuit or two!

    Need more info or want to get involved? Contact 1300 COUNCIL or email chinchilla.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

    Open City by Teju Cole

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  • Yoga Storytime in Chinchilla Yoga Storytime in Chinchilla

    Yoga Storytime is held every Tuesday during school terms, from 10am. All ages are welcome.

     

    Calm hearts and calm minds lead to calm kids and calm families. 

     

    Yoga Storytime is a relaxed and fun session which incorporates breathing, stretching, singing, dancing and mindfulness. This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and children, held at Chinchilla Library every Tuesday from 10am during term-time.

     

    Yoga Instructor, Lisa, will make you feel welcome! Lisa is a yoga teacher with a gentle nature and a calming soul, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her. 

     

    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 Yoga Storytime 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.

    Ninety 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, sing!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: We love taking snaps of your happy little ones during these sessions. Sometimes these are used in Library advertising or publications, but we will always ask your permission first. Parents or carers who would prefer photographs not be released, please let us know and Library staff will ensure those photographs are deleted and not used.

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  • Win tickets to Words Out West Fest Win tickets to Words Out West Fest

    Library Lover’s Day is coming up and to celebrate we are giving readers a chance to win one of several double ‘day passes’ for Words Out West Fest!

    Simply borrow a book from any of our Western Downs Libraries Branches from Saturday 1 to Saturday 8 February to go into the draw to win a double ‘day pass’ to Words Out West Fest. Just by borrowing a book you and a friend can enjoy the Saturday or Sunday program for free.

    Terms and Conditions
    • Winners must be over 15 years of age
    • Western Downs Libraries members that borrow a book, magazine, dvd or other resource from a Western Downs Libraries Branch between Saturday 1 and Saturday 8 February inclusive will automatically be entered into the draw to win (‘Borrower’).
    • Each winning Borrower will be allocated two ‘day passes’ to be redeemed for either Saturday or Sunday of Words Out West Fest. ‘Day passes’ do not entitle the winner to entry into the Gala Dinner or the Writers Retreat.
    • Members that borrow from more than one branch will only be entered into the draw at the first branch that they borrow from.
    • Each branch will allocate three double ‘day passes’ to winning Borrowers drawn from that branches Borrowers .
    • Winning Borrowers will be drawn by an independent person and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • Winning Borrowers will be contacted using the phone number or email address associated with the Western Downs Libraries membership record.
    • Winning Borrowers will have until 5pm Wednesday 12 February to claim their tickets or those tickets will be re-drawn and issued to a new winning Borrower
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  • The Art of Book Folding The Art of Book Folding

    Learn the fascinating art of book folding with local creator Cathy McKenzie.

    Discover how careful planning and excellent execution can turn an ordinary book into a beautiful piece of art.

    Everything you need to start creating is supplied in this FREE workshop.

     

    Jandowae Library

    Tuesday 28 January 9am–12pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Chinchilla Library

    Friday 31 January 5.30–8pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Dalby Library

    Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Tara Library

    Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Moonie Library

    Tuesday 4 February 10am–1pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Meandarra Library

    Thursday 6 February 11am–2pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Wandoan Library

    Friday 7 February 9.30–11.30am

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Miles Library

    Wednesday 12 February 6–9pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Bookings are essential. For more information please call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.

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  • Photo Preservation is Back Photo Preservation is Back

    Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve?

    Take the opportunity from Monday 6 January to Friday 31 January 2020 to scan your precious family memorabilia.

    Chinchilla Library will once again have the photo preservation unit available for you to use.

    You can digitise:

    • Printed photographs (up to A4 size)
    • Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch)
    • Photo slides (35mm)
    • Documents (up to A4 size)

    The station can be booked for a 2 hour session. Bookings are essential.

    If you would like to more information or to book some time please contact Chinchilla Library or call 1300 COUNCIL

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  • #STEAMSquad 2020 #STEAMSquad 2020

    #STEAMSquad returns in 2020 with great new activities in Tara, Chinchilla and Dalby.

    What is #STEAMSquad?  We are glad you asked.

    #STEAMSquad is:

    S – Science from the world around us!

    T – Technology like we had never imagined!

    E – Engineering by examining the why with the how!

    A – Art through freedom of expression!

    M – Maths, the purest science there is!

    And kids, we put the Squad in #STEAMSquad.

     

    Dalby 

    #STEAMSquad is returning to Dalby in 2020 with a new program! Creativity has been identified as an important skill for the future, so this term Dalby will be introducing more art activities. With the upcoming Words Out West Western Downs Readers and Writers Fest we will also be exploring one of the great technologies: writing.

    #STEAMSquad will be held at Dalby Library every Wednesday from 29 January to 4 March,  at 3.30–4.30pm.

    There will be two #STEAMSquad sessions each week: Junior (for ages 7–8) and Senior (for ages 9–11).

    Please note that children must be the minimum age before beginning #STEAMSquad for the term.

    Registrations open 9am Monday 13 January.

    Reserve your Junior spot here

    Reserve your Senior spot here

    Tara

    #STEAMSquad in Tara will be held again in 2020.

    Join us at Tara Library every Tuesday afternoon at 3.30–4.30pm, from 11 February to 17 March 2020.

    Registrations open 9am Monday 27 January.

    For children aged 7-12 years old. Children must be the minimum age (7) before beginning #STEAMSquad for the the term.

    Reserve your spot here

     

    Chinchilla

    #STEAMSquad continues in Chinchilla in 2020.

    Join us at Chinchilla Library every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon at 3.30–4.30pm, from 11 February to 18 March 2020.

    There will be two #STEAMSquad sessions each week: Junior (for ages 7–8) and Senior (for ages 9–12).

    Please note that children must be the minimum age before beginning #STEAMSquad for the term.

    Registrations open 9am Monday 27 January.

    Reserve your Junior spot here

    Reserve your Senior spot here

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  • New Hot Speed Reads Collection New Hot Speed Reads Collection

    Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.

     

    Our current Hot Speed Reads are…

    The Institute by Stephen King

    Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald

    The Guardians by John Grisham

    Khaki Town by Judy Nunn

    The Dark Side by Danielle Steele

    Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

    The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey

    A Better Man by Louise Penny

    The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

    Westwind by Ian Rankin

    The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

    A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

    The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer

    Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

    Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

    Blue Moon by Lee Child

    The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

    White Horses by Rachel Treasure.

     

    What you need to know…

    Q: Where can I find these books?

    A: On the shelf at Dalby, Tara or Chinchilla Library.

    Q: How do I know if a book is a ‘Hot Speed Read’?

    A: All our Hot Speed Reads have a yellow ‘Ten Day Loan’ sticker on the cover.

    Q: What if I don’t usually borrow from Dalby, Chinchilla or Tara Library? 

    A: Never fear, if your local Library doesn’t carry the Hot Speed Reads, or if there is no copy available at your branch you can reserve one.

     

     

     

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  • Storytime for Toddlers 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, 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 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!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook.

    Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.

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