Jandowae Library

  • Jandowae’s Fun Palace

    Climb inside the walls of Jandowae’s Fun Palace and…

     

    See drones in flight, talk to a NAO humanoid robot or delve into a virtual world with the HTC Vive.

    Get creative; take part in a music jam session, try out pendulum painting or decorate cupcakes.

    Relax with little ones; take part in the imagination dress-up station, make bouncing slime, or get tactile with kinetic sand.

    Put your manufacturing skills to the test with straw and stick construction challenge or take part in a Sphero Mini Golf competition.

    Bring out your inner scientist with the Science of Soundwaves, Blue Bot coding and Augmented Reality.

    Find a new passion; try colour bleeding, build a garden in a cup, discover scrapbooking or get hands-on with leatherwork.

     

    Jandowae’s Fun Palace is a huge family fun day, with plenty of action, excitement, activities and entertainment for the whole family!

     

    When: Saturday 7 October, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Where: Jandowae Library

    Cost: FREE

     

    Make sure you arrive early! There’s plenty to see and do.

  • Take the leap: Rediscover learning

    Learning is a lifelong activity that doesn’t end with schooling. Learning helps us reach our full potential. It can transform us. There are so many different opportunities for us to continue learning throughout our lives. Adult Learners’ Week (1–8 September 2017) is about showing the breadth of opportunities available for adults who want to learn.

    Everyone can continue to expand their skills, knowledge and interests! Here are some ways your Library can help:

    We would also love to hear your opinion on what programs the Library should be running , if you have the time, please fill out our short survey.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors

    After the incredible success of the Tech Savvy Seniors program in 2016, Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have once again received grant funding from State Library of Queensland and Telstra to run the program in 2017.

    Our Libraries will be hosting free, fun and interactive training sessions that are a great way for seniors to take the first step in becoming tech savvy. Want to learn more about Cyber Safety? Social Media? Online banking? Tech Savvy Seniors is for you! Sessions will be held in 8 great locations: Bell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Meandarra, Miles, Tara and Wandoan throughout October and November.

    Tech Savvy Seniors provides relaxed, well-paced sessions with plenty of time to ask questions, delve deeper, and socialise with other members of the community. Contact your local branch to book in to a session (or two, or three, or stay for them all!).

     

     

    Meandarra

    Wednesday 4 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Wednesday 4 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)

    Thursday 5 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Thursday 5 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

     

    Wandoan

    Wednesday 11 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Wednesday 11 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)

    Thursday 12 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

    Thursday 12 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Friday 13 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Online Shopping (Intermediate)

    Friday 13 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Online Banking

     

    Tara

    Tuesday 17 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 19 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

     

    Miles

    Tuesday 24 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Tuesday 24 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to the Internet

    Thursday 26 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 26 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

     

    Dalby

    Tuesday 31 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 2 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 2 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

     

    Chinchilla

    Wednesday 8 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Wednesday 8 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 9 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones

    Thursday 9 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

     

    Jandowae

    Wednesday 15 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Wednesday 15 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding Social Media (Intermediate)

    Thursday 16 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 16 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Tablets

     

    Bell

    Wednesday 22 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Tablets

    Wednesday 22 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 23 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones

    Thursday 23 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

     

     

  • Up in the Air! September School Holiday Fun

    These September school holidays, we’re going Up in the Air!

    Build a Sphero solar system, create colourful fireworks salt paintings, build and decorate wind chimes, or go up, up and away with hot air balloon rockets!

    Don’t miss our exciting Drone Workshop (suitable for children ages 13+) where you can fly a drone and create your own aerial video.

    Bookings are essential and places are limited! Contact your library now or call 1300 COUNCIL to book your spot.

     

    Bell (no need to book)

    Saturday 30 September, 10.00am–1.00pm: FUN PALACE (Fun for the whole family: free, all ages event!)

     

    Chinchilla (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Monday 18 September, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 20 September, 2.30pm–3.00pm: Sphero around the Solar System: Build an Obstacle Course (7+)

    Wednesday 20 September, 3.30pm–4.30pm: Sphero around the Solar System: Build an Obstacle Course (7+)

    Thursday 21 September, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Fireworks Salt Painting (5+)

    Monday 25 September, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday September 27, 2.30pm–4.00pmLearn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

    Thursday 28 September, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Paper Aeroplanes* (6+)

    *Meet at the library to make planes and then test them in Fuller’s Place

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday 10.15am

     

    Dalby (bookings essential)

    Thursday 21 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Through Children’s Eyes: Photography (5+)

    Monday 25 September, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Build and Decorate Wind Chimes (5+)

    Wednesday 27 September, 10.3am0–11.30am: Take 360 Photos (9+)

    Friday 29 September, 10.30am–12.00pm: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae (bookings essential)

    Thursday 28 September, 2.30pm–4.00pm: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

    An Up in the Air! Craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Meandarra (no need to book)

    An Up in the Air! Craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Moonie (bookings essential)

    Thursday 28 September, 10.00am–11.30am: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Thursday 21 September, 10.00am–11.00am: Up, Up and Away: Hot Air Balloons (5+)

    Tuesday 26 September, 10.00am–11.00am: Final Countdown: Rockets and Parachutes (5+)

    Wednesday 27 September, 10.00am–11.30am: Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshop (13+)

     

    Tara (no need to book)

    Tuesday 19 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Up in the Air! Craft table (all ages)

    Thursday 21 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Up in the Air! Craft table (all ages)

    Tuesday 26 September, 10.30am–11.30am: Up in the Air! Craft table (all ages)

    Thursday 28 September, 9.30am–12.30pm: FUN PALACE (Fun for the whole family: free, all ages event!)

     

    Wandoan (no need to book)

    Thursday 28 September, 9.00am–12.00pm: FUN PALACE (Fun for the whole family: free, all ages event!)

    An Up in the Air! Craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

  • Learn. Fly. Create: Drone Workshops

    These September school holidays, we are going Up in the Air!

    Get hands-on experience with flying, filming and racing quad-copter drones. Participants will get to learn all about aerial filmography, as well as fly and race in an outdoor space, then produce an aerial film using tablet software at the library.

    Best suited to ages 13+. Bookings are essential and places are limited.

     

    Wednesday September 27, 2.30pm–4.00pm: Chinchilla State School (meet at the library)

    Wednesday 27 September, 10.00am–11.30am: Miles Primary School Oval (meet at the library)

    Thursday 28 September, 10.00am–11.30am: Moonie Library

    Thursday 28 September, 2.30pm–4.00pm: Jandowae Library

    Friday 29 September, 10.30–12.00pm: Dalby League’s Club (meet at the library)

     

    Click here to make a booking

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Pick up and drop off for the drone workshops will be at your library, and children will walk to a nearby location (where indicated) to complete the filming portion of the workshop.

     

    Want more fantastic school holiday activities? Click here. 

  • Book Week – “Escape to Everywhere”

    Where will you be going for Book Week (August 19th – 26th).

    Are you going on a Bear Hunt or finding the Green Sheep or maybe going on a trip with Sam and his Stinky Socks (hopefully the stinky socks will keep you safe from the Jumbo Bumbo fly)?

    So come in, visit and see where you library can take you.

  • We Want YOUR Opinion

    How are we doing?

    We want you to tell us what you love, and what we can improve at Western Downs Libraries. If you have an opinion about our services, our collection or our programs, we want to hear it!

    Whether you’re a regular visitor, or you’ve not yet stepped a foot through our doors, your feedback and input will be really valued and we’d like your opinion.

    The survey will take you less than 5 minutes to complete – all answers will remain anonymous and confidential. Now’s your chance to have your say about your local Library!

     

    Take the Survey now! 

     

  • Put your thinking caps on!

    Its that time of year again! The Seniors Week quiz is on Tuesday 22 August from 1.00pm til 3.00pm in the meeting room at Jandowae library, with a delicious complimentary afternoon tea. Gather your teams of two to three, and RSVP by Friday 18 August to the library ladies on 4668 5488.

    Come and join us for a fun afternoon with questions for everyone!

  • Western Downs Libraries Fun Palaces!

    Our Western Downs Libraries Fun Palaces are on again and this year they are BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Save the date, because in September and October, we’re bringing a Fun Palace to a town near you!

     

    What is a Fun Palace? 

    Fun Palaces are a chance to discover something new. Experience awesome science, art, robotics and more. This is a day dedicated to encouraging love and interest in science and art activities. There are dozens of hands-on interactive activities for the whole family! The best part? It’s completely free!

    See drones in flight, have a conversation with a NAO robot and watch him move, or experience virtual reality with the HTC Vive.

    Get your hands busy with art activities – from digital art, to painting, knitting, colouring-in and more.

    Dalby Library will have a dedicated Under 5s zone where little ones can have fun with messy play and sensory activities.

     

    Last year, almost 3000 people attended Fun Palaces events in Dalby, Tara, Chinchilla and Miles. Since you loved them so much, we’ve decided to add Fun Palaces events in 3 more locations. Mark it in your calendar:

     

    Tara: Thursday 28 September, Tara Library, 9.30am–12.30pm

    Wandoan: Thursday 28 September, Wandoan Library, 9.00am–12.00pm

    Bell: Saturday 30 September, Bell Bunya Community Centre, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Jandowae: Saturday 7 October, Jandowae Library, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Dalby: Saturday 14 October, MyALL 107, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Miles: Saturday 21 October, Dogwood Crossing, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Chinchilla: Saturday 28 October, Fuller Place, 9.30am–12.30pm

     

    Are you a community organisation? We want you! 

    We are seeking individuals and groups who would like to volunteer to assist our libraries to make this year’s Fun Palaces great! If you would like to showcase your business, hobby or group, we’d love your help!

    Last year, we were able to showcase:

    • Amish Rag Rugs
    • knitting
    • scrap-booking
    • badge-making
    • leather-plaiting
    • cupcake and biscuit decorating
    • and silk painting – to name a few.

    We’ll help you promote your business and provide support with any resources required for the day (within reason). If you would like to inquire further, or fill out an Expression of Interest form, please contact library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or have a chat with a librarian at your local library branch.

     

    Want to volunteer?

    If you’d like to run an activity or volunteer to help present a fun demonstration where attendees can take part and get ‘hands-on’, Western Downs Libraries would love you help. These activities may include:

    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Coding and Robotics
    • Gaming
    • Painting and art activities
    • Early literacy activities, including imagination station, slime and blowing bubbles.

    If you would like to inquire further, or fill out an Expression of Interest form, please contact library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or have a chat with a librarian at your local library branch.

  • The New RBdigital App

    It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever.

    To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital.

    Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to search or check out items, please visit any of our branches and our friendly library staff will help walk you through it.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    How do I register in the app?

    To use the RBdigital app, you need to register on your library’s RBdigital website using any browser.  In-app registration will be added to the RBdigital app in a future update.

     

    How do I log into the new RBdigital app?

    If you currently use OneClickdigital and/or Zinio for Libraries you can login using either your OneClickdigital username and password OR Zinio for Libraries email address and password.

    If you have never used OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries, please go to RBdigital and register for RBdigital eMagazines or eAudibooks using any online browser.

     

    I am trying to login but keep getting an error message

    Have you tried resetting your password?

    If not, please click the “forgot password” link, reset your password and try to login again.

    If you still can’t login, please let us know the name of your library authority, your name, email address and library card number so we can look into this for you.

     

    Can I view ALL of my checked out magazines in the app?
    At launch you will be able to see up to 30 checked out magazines in the app.  These are arranged in issue date order – newest to oldest.

    The ability to see all checked out items will be available in a future update.

     

    Do we now have to return magazines?

    No, the word “return” is used to be consistent with the rest of the app’s media types.  It’s just a simple way to quickly delete from your checked out titles.

     

    Can I manage my account in the app?

    No, you will still need to go to the library website via your browser to do this.

     

    What will happen to the old OneClickdigital app if I don’t update it?

    The old app will function as normal for only eAudiobook/eBook access.  When you “search” for titles, you will be taken to the new look RBdigital eAudiobook/eBook website (which replaces the old OneClickdigital website).

    The app will continue to be available in this way until further notice.

     

    How long can I continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app?

    The in-app countdown will begin on 10th July and exist for 60 days.  At the end of the 60 days you will no longer be able to checkout and read newly checked out magazines from the app.  To do this, you must download and use the RBdigital app.

     

    Is the RBdigital app available for all devices?

    The RBdigital app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire/Fire HD/X but not the Windows phone.  Library members would need to download titles manually through the website onto a Windows phone or stream online via the website.