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?

    Wednesday 22 January 2–4pm

    Register here for Wednesday 

     

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

    Thursday 23 January 2.30–3.30pm

    Register here for Thursday 23 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 23 January 10–11.30am

    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

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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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  • Storytime at the Parklands Storytime at the Parklands

    Summer in the park is bright, warm and beautiful, so join us in January for Storytime in the Park.

    Storytime will be held at the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland at 9.30am Friday 17 January.

    Don’t forget your hat, water bottle and sunscreen.

    Our Storytime sessions are made up of four components – reading, talking, playing and singing. 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 other 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 best suited to kids aged 1–3, however everyone is welcome.

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

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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.

     

    Moonie Library

    Monday 10 February 10–11.30am

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Meandarra Library

    Monday 10 February 1.30–3pm

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    Wandoan Library

    Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm

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    Miles Library

    Monday 17 February 6–7.30pm

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    Jandowae Library

    Monday 24 February 6–7.30pm

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    Chinchilla Library

    Monday 2 March 6–7.30pm

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    Tara Library

    Monday 9 March 6–7.30pm

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    Bell Library

    Monday 16 March 1–2.30pm

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    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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  • 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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  • #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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  • 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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  • Conversations in English Chinchilla Conversations in English Chinchilla

    NEW TIME! Tuesdays from 1 – 2.30pm 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.

    To join the conversation and meet new and interesting friends contact 1300 COUNCIL, email chinchilla.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or contact Chinchilla Family Support Centre on 4662 8528.

     

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