Chinchilla Library

  • School Holiday Fun School Holiday Fun

    Don’t miss out on the hottest activities this summer at Western Downs Libraries. Crafts and #STEAM are sweeping the region this summer. Dive into science with rockets, start creating crafts and cool machines, then get ready for the droid invasion!

    It’s all happening this summer and signing up is as easy as clicking below.

    LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 – Chinchilla
    Ages 8+
    LEGO® + Robots = COOL. Seriously, who doesn’t love playing with Lego and coding amazing robots at the same time?

    Tuesday 14 January 2–4pm
    Wednesday 22 January 2–4pm

    Register here for Tuesday

    Register here for Wednesday 

     

    #STEAM rocket science – Jandowae
    Ages 7+

    Fly into Jandowae Library to try your hand at rocket making.

    Monday 15 January 10–11am

    Register here

     

    Summer crafting – Tara and Meandarra
    Ages 6+
    There is no better excuse to get out of the sun and into the Library than a great craft table!

    Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 January
    1.30–3.30pm

    No registrations required

     

    Make and take – Chinchilla
    Ages 6+
    What do you do when it’s scorching outside? You make masterful creations at Chinchilla Library!

    Tuesday 16 January 2.30–3.30pm
    Tuesday 21 January 2.30–3.30pm

    Register here for Thursday 16 January

    Register here for Tuesday 21 January

     

    Start art early – Bell
    Ages 6+
    Learn the secrets of art this summer. It is never too early to find your muse and hone that artistic talent!

    Thursday 16 January 10–11.30am
    Thursday 23 January 10–11.30am

    Register here for Thursday 16 January

    Register here for Thursday 23 January

     

    Droid mission – Tara
    Ages 7+
    Droid to mission control, we need pilots and engineers to complete our mission! Do you have what it takes to build a Droid and guide it through missions?

    Tuesday 21 January 2–4pm

    Register here

     

    Ridiculous #STEAM machine – Jandowae
    Ages 7+
    What goes boom, clank, thud, and chime? A Rube Goldberg machine! Build a ridiculous, complicated contraption to complete a simple task, and have a great time doing it.

    Wednesday 22 January 10–11am

    Register here

     

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  • Singalong Storytime at Chinchilla Parklands Singalong Storytime at Chinchilla Parklands

    Calling all preschoolers to a special fun Sing along Storytime at Chinchilla Parklands. Ebony and Carly will be playing and singing all of your favourite nursery rhymes & Christmas songs, and there will be stories and craft as well.

    Hats, sunscreen, water bottles and dancing shoes recommended.

    Friday 6 December at 9.30am

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  • Christmas Storytime at Chinchilla Library Christmas Storytime at Chinchilla Library

    Bring your little elves along to Chinchilla Library for our festive Christmas Storytime. There will be Santa stories, craft and other Christmassy fun.

    Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers and pre-schoolers are all welcome.  Come along to Chinchilla Library and enjoy the Christmas Cheer.

    Friday 20 December at 9.30am. 

    Call 1300 COUNCIL or visit Chinchilla Library for more information.

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  • School Holidays: Christmas Craft School Holidays: Christmas Craft

    Christmas is the perfect time to encourage creativity. Join us at your library to make a homemade Christmas gift for family and friends. Kids of all ages are welcome at our upcoming festive craft sessions throughout the region.

    At a glance:

    Dalby
    Monday 16 December 10.30–11.30am

    Ages 7+

    Register Here 

    Wednesday 18 December 10.30–11.30am

    Ages 5+

    Register Here

    Tara & Meandarra 
    Tuesday 17 December 1.30–2.30pm

    Ages 6+

    No bookings required.

    Jandowae
    Tuesday 17 December 9.30–11.30am
    Wednesday 18 December 9.30–11.30am

    Ages 5+

    No bookings required.

    Chinchilla
    Tuesday 17 December 10–11am
    Wednesday 18 December 2.30–3.30pm

    Ages 6+

    Register Here

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  • Bookenders Bookclub – Eat, Drink, Read and Be Merry! Bookenders Bookclub - Eat, Drink, Read and Be Merry!

    Tis’ the season to catch up on your reading list, while you sit back and enjoy the festive season with your family.

    The Bookenders Bookclub are ready to celebrate this magical time of the year and toast to a great year of reading.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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  • Candlelit Creations Candlelit Creations

    Looking for a unique gift? Look no further.

    Learn how to make a beautiful, fragrent soy candle with this fun workshop.

    Tickets cost $20 and all materials are included. Bookings are essential. Click here to book now.

    Where: Chinchilla Library

    When: Friday 6 December 2019

    Time:  6-8pm

    For more information Phone: 1300 COUNCIL

     

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  • Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

    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.

    Sometimes, you need a little break from the heavy stuff and to prove that we also love a little lightheartedness, for when what you really need is a smile, a laugh, or that particular feeling of butterflies that only the cutest of love stories can give you. This month we are reading books with happy or happiness in the title.

    This months book include the authors Danielle Steel, Ella Dove, Cathy Kelly, Lia Louis and Oscar Wilde.

    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? 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.

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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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  • Storytime at Chinchilla Storytime at Chinchilla

    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 nursery rhymes, playing with scarves and parachutes, using props and puppets, experimenting with sensory activities and making crafts.

    Storytime for Toddlers is aimed at ages 1-3, however everyone is welcome.

    These sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff!

    Looking for inspiration during the week? Borrow one of our new take-home Storytime kits!

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