Dalby Library

  • Dungeons & Dragons Dungeons & Dragons

    Dungeons and Dragons is back in 2020!

    Join us at Dalby Library for another whirlwind tabletop gaming adventure! No matter whether you’re an experienced dragon-slayer, or a complete beginner, Dungeons and Dragons at the libray is for you!

    The next D&D session will be held on Saturday 25 January from 6pm–10pm

    This session we will be taking on ‘The Ghosts of Saltmarsh’.

    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.

    Dungeons and Dragons is best suited to those aged 18+. Those aged between 15 and 18 years* can participate but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can find more information about Dungeons and Dragons here.

    *Dungeons and Dragons can involve strong language and mature themes. Parent/ guardian discretion is advised.

     

    Registrations are essential to assist our DMs, so please register here! 

    Some snacks will be provided, or food and drinks can be purchased downstairs from the Western Downs Cinema’s Candy Bar.

    Don’t forget to register! 

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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

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Wandoan Library

    Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Miles Library

    Monday 17 February 6–7.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Jandowae Library

    Monday 24 February 6–7.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    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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  • 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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  • Comedy in the Library Comedy in the Library

    In need of a laugh?

    Come on in to the library and borrow or reserve a comedy to brighten up your day.

    Here’s a list of our favourite funny DVDs for your viewing pleasure!

     

    Wellington Paranormal

    In this comedic mockumentary, Minogue and O’Leary investigate paranormal activity in Wellington, New Zealand.

     

    Johnny English Reborn and Johnny English Strikes Again

    Rowan Atkinson stars as spy, Johnny English, who is charged to ‘save the world’. He tries his hardest but he somehow always ends up in more trouble than when he began. Follow this somewhat mediocre spy as he bumbles from one disaster to another.

     

    That’s not my dog!

    Shane Jacobson throws a party and invites some pretty funny guys along for the ride.

     

    Utopia

    Utopia is a satirical comedy that follows a large business as they do …. absolutely nothing. This TV series helps us see the funny side in useless meetings, annoying co-workers, idiotic bosses and so much more.

     

    The Umbilical Brothers – Not Suitable for Children

    The Umbilical Brothers hosts a kid’s show that is most definitely unsuitable for children.

     

    Mr Bean 

    Mr. Bean: mostly awkward, somewhat funny, a bit goofy and clumsy – 100% cringe-worthy comedy.

     

    Robin Williams : the live collection

    Robin Williams does stand-up comedy.

     

    Russel Coight’s All Aussie Adventures

    It’s time to hit the road with Russel Coight as he goes outback in a documentary that is choc-a-block full of fair-dinkum Aussie humour.

     

    Brooklyn nine-nine

    Brooklyn 99 precinct is full of odd characters who are determined to put an end to crime, but that won’t stop them from having fun along the way.

     

    Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year: South America

    Besties Hamish and Andy head across the world for a gap year. Follow this mischievous duo as they head out on wacky, crazy and side-splitting adventures.

     

    Bluestone 42

    It should be impossible to make bomb disposal in Afghanistan comedic but, somehow, Bluestone 42 succeeds in doing so.

     

    The Office: Season 8: part 2

    This mock documentary gives an insight into a paper factory and the lives of the quirky people inside.

     

    Carl Barron: Drinking with a Fork

    Carl Barron gives comedic insights into the quirks of our culture, society and much more.

     

    Dave Hughes: Pointless

    Hughesy being Hughesy… entertaining in a funny, Aussie and down-to-earth manner.

     

    Can’t make it to the library? You can find more award winning drama and comedy online on Kanopy. Stream movies FREE with your library card!

     

     

     

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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 at Dalby 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.

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  • New lounges & study space at Dalby Library 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.

    What’s new?

    • 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

    To keep up to date with what’s on connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

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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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  • Dalby Bookclub is on 26 February 2020 Dalby Bookclub is on 26 February 2020

    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 26 February 2020.

    Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email dalby.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au.

    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.

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