- Make your own Advent calendar
Embrace the Christmas spirit this December at Dalby Library and come along to make your own advent calendar.
Kids aged 8–12 can come along to this free, two-part workshop on Saturday 7 AND Saturday 14 December and create their own advent calendar to take home and enjoy for years to come. All supplies and morning tea are provided.
At a Glance:
Saturday 7 AND Saturday 14 December
Register here for all the Christmas project cheer, or call 1300 COUNCIL.
- Author Tour: The Great Cactus War
For most of us it’s hard to imagine a time when some of the Western Downs’ most productive farmland was rendered almost useless by a forest of indestructible cactus, yet this is the true story that Terry Domico recounts in his book The Great Cactus War.
Journey with Terry as he recalls the history of the greatest plant invasion on earth, and how the region’s farmland was saved by the introduction of a tiny insect from the South America.
Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall, Boonarga*
Monday 18 November at 10am
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
Monday 18 November at 6pm
Bell Bunya Community Centre, Bell
Tuesday 19 November at 10am
Refreshments are provided at these free events.
*The Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall is located on the Warrego Highway approx. 10km south-east of Chinchilla.Continue reading →
- Fun Palaces 2019
See our favourite moments from Fun Palaces 2019!Continue reading →
- 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.
- Dungeons & Dragons
Solve puzzles, combat beasts and create your own adventure with Dungeons and Dragons!
Dungeons and Dragons is back by popular demand. Come along to Dalby Library for all the beast slaying, hero making, choose your own adventure action!
Saturday 26 October, 6–10pm,
If you enjoy role playing games, reading fantasy novels, or playing board games, then Dungeons & Dragons might be for you.
Dalby Library’s Dungeons & Dragons night is suitable for all players from complete beginners to experienced adventurers.
Registrations are essential to assist our DMs, so please register here!
Bust out your calendar and write down the remaining D&D Dates for 2019:
Saturday 7 December 2019
Dungeons & Dragons is a world-wide, popular tabletop fantasy role playing game. Adopt a character and work as a team to solve puzzles, combat beasts, and create your own adventure.
You can find more information about Dungeons and Dragons here.
Dungeons and Dragons is best suited to those aged 18+. Those aged between 12 and 18 years* can participate but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Dungeons and Dragons can involve strong language and mature themes. Parent/ guardian discretion is advised.
Some snacks will be provided, or food and drinks can be purchased downstairs from the Western Downs Cinema’s Candy Bar.Continue reading →
- Storytime with Trevor
Yes, that’s right — Trevor our Story Dog is getting his very own Storytime session.
Saturday mornings will never be the same again! Now they’ll be filled with reading, singing, playing, talking and barking.
Storytime with Trevor will be held every Saturday morning at 10am from 12 October until 23 November at Dalby Library.
Do you love books about dogs as much as Trevor? Try Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey or Too Hot for Spots by Mini Goss. Other books you may enjoy include Long Dog by James Davies or My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester.
Can’t make it to our Saturday Storytime session? Come to Storytime for Toddlers at Dalby Library every Tuesday at 10.30am, or speak to our library staff to find a Storytime session near you. Everyone is welcome.
- Storytime at Dalby
Dalby Library has a lot to offer. Getting to know your local library can be a part of learning about and loving books.
You can borrow great children’s books for free. This means you can have lots of books in your home for your child to explore — and it won’t cost you a cent.
Reading and sharing stories can:
- help your child get to know sounds, words and language and develop early literacy skills
- learn to value books and stories
- spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity
- help your child’s brain, social skills and communication skills develop
Dalby Library’s Early Literacy program includes Storytime for Toddlers every Tuesday at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome.
Looking for more sessions? Click here for a Storytime session near you.Continue reading →
- New lounges & study space at Dalby Library
Do you need a quiet, comfortable space with WIFI to work, study or relax?
Look no further; Dalby Library’s newly revamped Non-Fiction area is for you!
Not only have we made browsing the collection more user friendly, we have upped the comfort factor with some new seating that’s just perfect for setting up with your laptop and having a productive study session.
- More tables and chairs for studying
- More comfy chairs for kicking back and reading
- Shelves arranged by genre for easier browsing: General Knowledge, Australiana, Life Stories, Lifestyle, True Crime and Local Studies
- A new light, bright, modern style
- Coming soon—more power points so you can power through your work
- 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!
Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.Continue reading →
- Dalby Bookclub is on 30 October 2019
We’re staying close to roots this month as the weather is finally getting warmer.
Our Bookclub book for October is White Earth by Dalby local author Andrew McGahan.
Our regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30am–11.30am.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.Continue reading →