Dalby Library

  • Dalby Storytime is in Thomas Jack Park

    Storytime Tuesday 20 November 2018 will be held at Thomas Jack Park, Dalby at 10.30am.

    We’re celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Week by having a group time and play activities in the lovely sunshine.

    Children can come dressed as their favourite nursery rhyme character and let their imaginations run wild at the park.

    Bring a hat, water bottle and maybe a picnic to enjoy afterwards.

     

    Sheridan and Janette look forward to seeing you there.

    Do you have children under five? Why not try a regular Storytime session held at:

    Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am

    Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 10.15am

    Want more books? Check out our online Story Box Library.

     

     

     

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  • Milkman takes the prize

    “A novel that is at once unlocated and profoundly tethered to place is surely a novel for our times.”

    Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness; a story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished.

    It is the 2018 winner of the Man Booker prize

    Set in a society divided against itself, Milkman explores the insidious forms oppression can take in everyday life.

    Middle sister is the protagonist and we follow her as she navigates her way through rumour, social pressures and politics in a tight-knit community. Author Anna Burns shows the dangerous and complex outcome that can happen to a woman coming of age in a city at war.

    Head over to our catalogue to reserve a copy a copy or browse our collection.

    For more reading recommendations you can pop in to Dalby Library and speak to our library staff or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with what’s on.

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  • Photo Preservation

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

    Take the opportunity from Monday 5 November to Friday 9 November to scan your precious family memorabilia.

    In conjunction with our Military History Workshops to commemorate Remembrance Day, Dalby 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 Dalby Library staff on 4679 4474.

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  • NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

    Are you ready to write a novel? Come Write In!

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59pm on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

    Join up online, connect with like-minded writers, and check out the resources for inspiration (or procrastination). Maybe your novel will end up published – just like Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants!

    Everyone can participate – click here to see the Young Writers Program for student and educators.

    The world needs your novel!

     

    Interested in meeting with other aspiring local authors? Miles Library hosts a Writer’s Group on the third Tuesday of each month. Click here for details.

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  • Children love books and laughter!

    Who doesn’t love hearing their child’s laughter?

    Reading a book with your child is the best experience you can have – the world stops and it is just you and them enjoying a moment.  So my advice to parents is to make reading fun and the perfect solution is to find books that you like to read and are funny. This will ensure that your enthusiasm and laughter will pass down to your children.  Look for books that make you laugh such as This Book just ate my Dog by Richard Byrne or This book will not be Fun by Cirocco Dunlap.. Does your little one like a bit of gutter humour? Try, There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet by Anh Do or What do they do with all the Poo from all of the Animals at the Zoo? by Anh Do or Busting by Aaron Blabey.

    Do you have children under five? Why not try a regular Storytime session held at:

    Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am

    Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 10.15am

    Want more books? Check out our online Story Box Library. There are  81 humorous books for you to listen too with your little one.

     

     

     

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  • Dalby Fun Palace

    There’s so many activities on offer at the Dalby Fun Palace, MyALL 107, Saturday 6 October 2018, 10am – 1pm.

    – Test your strength on the Ninja Warrior course, open to those aged 10+

    – Stand in front of the green screen and watch as your image is beamed into an underwater paradise, a vast desert and or dense green jungle

    – Be immersed in another world when you put on the virtual reality headset!

    – Use a bike to power a light, pedal hard and see how much energy it takes.

    – Navigate an obstacle course with MBots

    – Journey through the ages with vintage cars, historical technology, and family history displays

    – Take a virtual tour of the galaxy using augmented reality

    – Get grooving with entertainment by DJ Damo thanks to Groovin into Town

    – Dig for fossils at the Queensland Museum Fossil Find, or decorate your very own dinosaur mask

    – Be who you want to be at the imagination station

    – Get elbow deep in colourful slime

    – Get painting with magnets, spheros and learn to paint like Jackson Pollock

     

    Find this and much more at the Dalby Fun Palace!

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  • Photo Preservation
    Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve?

    Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives.

    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)

    Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out.

    Fact sheet

    Colour negatives and slides

    Black and White negatives and slides

    Photos and Documents

    Chinchilla LibraryMonday 6 August – Friday 24 August 2018
    Dalby LibraryMonday 10 September – Friday 28 September 2018
    Bell LibraryMonday 15 October – Friday 2 November 2018
    Jandowae LibraryMonday 19 November – Friday 14 December 2018
    Miles LibraryMonday 7 January – Friday 25 January 2019
    Wandoan LibraryMonday 11 February – Friday 1 March 2019
    Tara LibraryMonday 18 March – Friday 5 April 2019
    Meandarra LibraryMonday 22 April – Friday 10 May 2019
    Moonie LibraryMonday 28 May – Friday 14 June 2019

    *Available Monday – Friday only.

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

    If you would like more information please contact 1300 COUNCIL or your local branch.

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  • Get Prehistoric with Queensland Museum

    Fun Palaces are taking a step back through time this year with a range of fossil displays, entertainment and activities from Queensland Museum.

     

    Dinosaur Masks – Dalby, Miles, Chinchilla & Jandowae

    Become a prehistoric creature by creating your own dinosaur mask. How will you move about? What sounds will you make? What will you eat?

     

    Fossil Dig- Miles, Chinchilla, & Jandowae

    Grab your tools and embark on a mini ‘fossil dig’ to find and analyse fossils from the Cretaceous period. What will you discover?

    Megafauna Displays- Dalby & Jandowae

    View life-size images of extinct megafauna that once roamed across the Western Downs. Imagine a time when these amazing creatures roamed the earth.

     

    Meet a real fossil scientist- Chinchilla

    Talk with a paleontology technician from the Queensland Museum about their latest discoveries and examine fossils from the Museum’s collection.

    Bring your own Fossil- Chinchilla

    Found something you think might be ancient? Bring along your own fossil and have it examined by a Queensland Museum scientist.

     

    Jurassic Jayne Show- Chinchilla & Jandowae

    Go on a fun-filled musical journey through the amazing world of prehistoric reptiles with Jurassic Jayne.

     

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  • Fun Palaces

    Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist with Fun Palaces!

    Journey through the ages with FREE activities for the whole family.

    • robots
    • virtual reality
    • green screens
    • live entertainment
    • parkour workshops
    • ninja warrior course
    • under 5 activities
    • imagination station
    • fossil displays and entertainment and activities from Queensland Museum
    • emergency services
    • paint like Jackson Pollock

    Fun Palaces are coming to a Western Downs Library near you.

    Dalby: Saturday 6 October, MyALL 107

    Miles: Saturday 13 October, Dogwood Crossing, Miles

    Chinchilla: Saturday 20 October, Chinchilla Library & Fuller Place

    Jandowae: Saturday 27 October, Jandowae Library

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  • Borrow from the comfort of your own home

    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 Story Box Library and TumbleBooks for Kids  with videos of story readings by well known Australians, and online picture books.

    To see the full range of our eLibrary visit our website and click on eLibrary.

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