Jandowae Library

  • Challenge your creativity with Lego Challenge your creativity with Lego

    Love dinosaurs? Love Lego? Then you’ll love this book! Brick by Brick Dinosaurs is now available for loan at the Jandowae Library.

    Brick by Brick Dinosaurs will teach you how to build more than 15 amazing prehistoric projects, with clearly illustrated instructions.

    A little bit of Lego History –

    The Name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”.

    The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen.  The company has come a long way over the past 80 years – from a small carpenter’s workshop to a modern, global enterprise that is now one of the world’s largest manufactures of toys.

    Lego is fun for everyone, the young and the young at heart!



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  • Create colourful cartoons with Mark Guthrie! Create colourful cartoons with Mark Guthrie!

    Create your own colourful cartoons these school holidays with Australian illustrator, author and cartoonist Mark Guthrie.

    Mark’s creations have come to life through his work with Scholastic, The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Animation Australia. Now you can learn to create cartoons and illustrations just like Mark with a workshop at Western Downs Libraries. Mark will be touring the region in July, bringing his art, jokes and cartoon fun with him!

    At a glance: 

    Dalby Library: Monday 8 July – 10am

    Jandowae Library: Monday 8 July – 2.30pm

    Wandoan Library: Tuesday 9 July – 10am

    Miles Library: Tuesday 9 July – 2.30pm

    Chinchilla Library: Wednesday 10 July – 10am

    Tara Library: Wednesday 10 July – 2.30pm

    Moonie Library: Thursday 11 July – 10am

    Meandarra Library: Thursday 11 July – 2.30pm


    Workshops are suitable for kids aged 6+. Stay tuned, bookings open soon and you won’t want to miss out!

    Image Credit: Mark Guthrie 

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  • Rag Rug Making Workshop Rag Rug Making Workshop

    Learn how to crochet a rag rug at the Library this winter!

    Western Downs Libraries is pleased to be hosting Maria Staunton of Posies and Poppets for a rag rug making workshops in Dalby and Jandowae.

    During the FREE two hour class you will learn how to create the yarn by upcycling fabric and then how to use this to crochet a simple rug.

    All materials and light refreshments will be provided. Take your project and crochet hook home to finish your very own rag rug!

    Dalby Library

    Monday 29 July 2019, 10am–12pm

    Jandowae Library

    Tuesday 6 August 2019, 10am–12pm

    Places are strictly limited so bookings are essential. Click here to register.

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  • Call Out to Western Downs Artist’s Call Out to Western Downs Artist's

    Call Out to Western Downs Artist’s

    2019 Western Downs Regional Artist’ Exhibition | Inside Out

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery

    21 October – 10 December 2019

    The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware Supplies

    Artists who live and/or work in the Western Downs Regional Council area are invited to submit work in any media to the 2019 Western Downs Artists’ Exhibition in response to the exhibition theme.

    Inside Out invites artists to reflect on their personal arts practice by looking ‘in’, to connect with their essence of creativity, and bringing ‘out’ to demonstrate through inspired work. The theme invites playful and divergent thinking and could bring forth something unexpected.

    Click on Entry Form for more details

    Image caption:
    Cindy Grimes | Shades of Brigalow 2018 | Acrylic on canvas | 50.5cm x 76cm

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  • The Library – More than books! The Library - More than books!

    The public library has come a long way from your traditional warehouse of rows of books sitting on shelves. Libraries have adopted to the needs of their audience in the 21st century as we move through the age of information technology, 24/7 access, and on demand services.

    Western Downs Libraries has a range of services and collections that you may not know about, please check these out on your next visit, or in some cases, from the comfort of your own home!

    At your local library

    Public PCs & Wi-Fi: Available for booking for one hour a day, with printing, scanning and faxing facilities.

    Music Studio: Available for booking with a library card and a short 5 min induction, the music studio has garage band mixing software with 2 x microphones, and a keyboard. (Dalby Library)

    VR Cube: Virtual Reality Cube, experience virtual reality on our HTC VIVE, available for 30 minute session with a library card for ages 10 + with a parent. (Dalby Library)

    Media Room: Available for an hour booking with a library card, come play Xbox one, PS4, Wii, or just watch a movie.

    Public Programs: Storytimes, yoga, STEAMSquad, bookclubs, lifestyle workshops, technology sessions, Dungeons & Dragons – see our ‘What’s On’ section of this website for more information.

    Your library at home:

    All these online services are available to you free with your Western Downs Libraries card from the comfort of your own home.

    Kanopy: Your free online streaming service, watch up to 10 movies per month – a range of old, new, and quirky films for everyone.

    BorrowBox: Download borrowbox onto any smartphone or tablet and select from our wide range of ebooks & eaudiobooks

    RB Digital: Visit RBDigital website and create an account, then download the app onto any smartphone or tablet to select from our wide range of e-audiobooks & e-magazines

    Storybox Library: Online videos of popular picture book stories read by local known Australians.

    Lynda.com:  Want to learn to play the Guitar? Use Adobe Photoshop? Lynda has 1000’s free online courses to improve your current skillset.

    Research Databases: Doing an assignment? we subscribe to a number of educational research databases with reliable information, available at your fingertips,

    Reserving Items: If you prefer a paper book, search our online catalogue for the item you wish to reserve and we’ll send it to your local library branch available for pickup. This service attracts a 50 cent fee per item.



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  • ‘Doctor, Doctor’ Storytime in Jandowae 'Doctor, Doctor' Storytime in Jandowae

    Doctors and hospitals can be scary, but this month’ Storytime session in Jandowae will aim to help children become more comfortable with them.  Children will be introduced to emergency situations, learn about hygiene, and be encouraged to develop empathy to help others.

    Books include Dylan the doctor by Guy Parker-Rees and A Day with the Animal Doctors by Sharon Rentta.  Children will love seeing the doctor’s kit which includes bandages, a stethescope, tweezers, x-ray photos and much more!

    No need to book, just bring the kids down to the Jandowae library on Wednesday 12 June for our Storytime session starting at 10am.

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  • Have you heard about Kanopy? Have you heard about Kanopy?

    Come in and see us to hear all about the Western Downs Libraries new award-winning video streaming service- Kanopy.

    Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service showcasing more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, film festival favourites and indie and classic films. Popular movies streaming now include A Ghost Story, Swiss Army Man and Life After Beth and Colossal, just to name a few.

    Looking for some kids entertainment? On Kanopy Kids you’ll find tonnes of great movies, TV shows, educational videos, your ABC kids favourites and much more!

    The best part? You can start streaming now for free with your library card. Just head on over to Kanopy and get streaming!





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  • What’s on in Jandowae What's on in Jandowae

    There’s plenty on in Jandowae this month!

    May 18 – Jandowae Races – Admission from 12:00pm, General Gate admission $10.  5 Race Program.  Marquee  – $50, includes platters of finger food served throughout the afternoon. Phone Kelly Waddell 0402 313 096.

    May 18 – Jandowae Junior Rugby League Home Game starting 9am.

    May 22- National Simultaneous Storytime at the library 11am

    May 26 – Lion’s Markets at Lion’s Park Jandowae

    May 29 – “Bugs Galore” Storytime @ the Library 10am

    June 1-2 – Jandowae Pony Club Gymkhana and Zone 5 Formal Gymkhana

    If anyone missed out on our Photobook session on 2nd May, please send us an email at jandowae.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or phone4668 4480 and let us know. We can accept expressions of interest for any future sessions.






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  • Colour Me Happy at Jandowae Library Colour Me Happy at Jandowae Library

    Find out how colours affect our mood.  Relax and unwind with friends.  Come and join us to de-stress with a Colour Me Happy colouring in session!

    Get your creative juices flowing and relax with morning tea and a colouring in.

    At a glance….

    When: Tuesday 18 June, 9.30am–11.30am

    Where: Jandowae Library

    Cost: FREE, includes a light morning tea

    All ages are welcome, from the very young through to the young at heart. Work together to bring out your creativity and take your artworks home with you.

    Bookings are required by Thursday 13 June for catering  purposes. Please call 1300COUNCIL or book online here.

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  • Digital Literacy Session at Jandowae Library Digital Literacy Session at Jandowae Library

    Do you know someone who is interested in learning the basics of using the internet?  Jandowae Library is planning to run a ‘Be Connected’ Digital Literacy Session.  ‘Be Connected’ is a free Australian Government initiative helping people to get the most out of the internet, so they can add new skills and experiences to their lives.

    Be Connected can help you:

    • learn the basics and realise the full potential of being online
    • keep up-to-date with what’s happening in your community and around the world
    • find new friends who share your interests and hobbies
    • be safe while you’re online
    • talk to family and friends who live far away, more often
    • learn how to shop online safely and securely, without leaving home

    There’s never been a better time to get online!

    If you or someone you know is interested in these sessions, please email jandowae.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or phone 4668 4480 now to register your interest.




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