Jandowae Library

  • Before you watch the movie, read the book!

    2018 is set to be a readers dream with 32 book to movie adaptions set to be released this year! We are sure that you will find a book to suit everyone in your family.


    Boy erased: a memoir of identity, faith and family by Garrard Conley

    The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.


    Ashes in the Snow based on Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

    Lina is just like any other fifteen year old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known.


    The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

    Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs.


    12 Strong by Doug Stanton

    The declassified true story of the horse soldiers. On September 11, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001 they volunteered to fight. Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope.



    Be sure to check in next month for more adaptions!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Jandowae celebrates Harmony Day

    Jandowae Library celebrated Harmony Day with a visit to Jandowae Kindergarten and the Jandowae Prep-10 State School.

    Violy talked to the children about the Philippines, and even taught them how to sing, dance and  count in the Tagalog language.

    Most of the Australian population is made up of people whose families arrived here in the country within the last 200yrs.  All cultures that come together in Australia bring many things with them, such as:  different food, ways of dressing, languages, customs and beliefs.

    Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by be a set of core Australian values.


    Want to practice your English? Join one of our Conversations in English groups in Chinchilla or Dalby or join their Facebook group.

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  • Author Review – Tricia Stringer

    Tricia Stringer lives in the Copper Coast region of South Australia with her husband and their assorted animals.  This home has proved a wonderful place to raise their three, now adult, children and has been a starting point for many a family holiday, camping in favourite Flinders Ranges spots or travelling to other states of Australia.  She enjoys a variety of crafts and sipping the odd glass of wine when she’s not tangling with computers, reading a good book or walking on the beach hatching her next story.

    Tricia grew up on a farm and as the youngest of three children she was good at entertaining herself.  She had a very patient cat that was often dressed in dolls clothes and pushed in a pram.  There was always a scrub full of trees to climb or turn into cubbies, as well as sheds and farm equipment to explore and all the usual jobs that needed to be done on a large mixed farm.

    Some of her titles include – Right as RainRiverboat Point  and Come Rain or Shine

    Come in and check out our shelves and enjoy a Tricia Stringer book today.

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  • Extreme Film-making Workshops

    Using high-definition waterproof cameras (like GoPro), this action packed film-making workshop explores what is possible when attaching a camera to pretty much anything while engaging in high-energy activities. Participants then edit together their footage to create an exciting music video montage.

    Get the skills you need to submit your entry to the Big Skies Film Festival.


    Bell Library
    Tuesday 3 April, 8.30am–11.30am

    Dalby Library
    Tuesday 3 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm

    Moonie Library
    Wednesday 4 April, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Jandowae Library
    Thursday 5 April, 8.30am–11.30am

    Chinchilla Library
    Thursday 5 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm

    Miles Library
    Friday 6 April, 8.30am–11.30am

    Wandoan Library
    Friday 6 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm


    Best suited to ages 10+ (adults welcome)

    This is a FREE EVENT. Bookings are essential and places are limited!

    Click here to make a booking


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  • It’s on this Sunday! Jandowae Music “Jammin”

    Looking for some entertainment? Jandowae Music “Jammin” Session is on this Sunday, 11 March at the Jandowae Memorial Hall.  Mark the date in your calendar, every second Sunday of the month from 12:30pm – 5:00pm. Cost is a gold coin donation.  Bring a plate to share.

    Come along and enjoy the afternoon of music from county to easy listening tunes.  Local and visiting artists from around the region will entertain you or join in the fun if you want to perform.  Everyone is welcome!


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  • Now you see me…

    Now you don’t.

    How do I get a WiFi pass now?

    Some of you may have noticed that our OPAC machines have changed. Now, you can do all of your catalogue searching on these machines. To make things easier for you, the WiFi passes and computer bookings can now be found on our iPad kiosks.

    If you are are unable to find your Libraries iPad kiosk, please ask your local Librarian for help.


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  • Lights, Camera, Action!
     Lights, Camera, Action! is the theme for our Easter School Holidays.

    Get ready Western Downs, we’re bringing Extreme Film-making and Illustration workshops to you.


    Extreme Film-making Workshops

    Using high-definition waterproof cameras, this action packed film-making workshop explores what is possible when attaching a camera to pretty much anything while engaging in high-energy activities. Participants then edit together their footage to create an exciting music video montage. Get the skills you need to submit your entry to the Big Skies Film Festival.



    Illustration Workshops (with special guest, illustrator Jo Cuskelly)

    Jo Cuskelly, illustrator of one of our favourite books, Roses are NOT Red, will be hosting illustration workshops for children and families during the Easter school holidays. Carers and kids are invited to learn how children’s picture books are created, then have a go at creating their own story and pictures together.


    All of our school holiday events are FREE but bookings are required. Click the links above to find out more.

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  • Wriggle on in to the Jandowae Library for Storytime

    The storytime theme for April is Creepy Crawlies!! Come in and see what wriggly, creepy, slimy crawly creatures we can find during storytime. We’ll be using books, songs and puppets  to guide children through play, helping them use their imagination and fostering thinking, language development and social skills.  Come along and find out all about it!

    Storytime at Jandowae Library is on Wednesday 11th April at 10.00am.  Come in and join the fun, no bookings are needed!

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of all our Storytime sessions across our nine branches, or contact us.

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  • Tech Savvy Seniors: Reloaded!

    Tech Savvy Seniors is back in 2018 and we’re full of exciting, fun programs to help you learn about all things technology-related! Book in for one session or stay for them all. Our instructor-led classes are well-paced and tailored to your individual skill level.

    We make it easy; grab a coffee, make some friends and learn using our devices in air-conditioned comfort. Contact your local library branch to book a spot at one of these FREE session – hurry, places are limited!


    Wandoan Library

    27 Feb, 10am – 12pm: Protect Yourself Online
    27 Feb, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
    1 March, 10am – 12pm: Advanced Internet Skills
    1 March, 1pm – 3pm: Tablets for Beginners

    Miles Library

    6 March, 10am – 12pm: Keeping Connected through Social Media
    6 March, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
    8 March, 10am – 12pm: Learning about Smartphones
    8 March, 1pm – 3pm: Tablets for Beginners

    Tara Library

    13 March, 10am – 12pm: Intermediate Internet Skills
    13 March, 1pm – 3pm: Advanced Internet Skills
    15 March, 10am – 12pm: Introduction to Email
    15 March, 1pm – 3pm: Keeping Connected through Social Media

    Meandarra Library

    21 March, 10am – 12pm: Learning about Smartphones
    21 March, 1pm – 3pm: Email Master Class
    22 March, 10am – 12pm: All about Online Banking
    22 March, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz

    Chinchilla Library

    27 March, 10am – 12pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
    27 March, 1pm – 3pm: All about Online Banking
    29 March, 10am – 12pm: Tablets for Beginners
    29 March, 1pm – 3pm: Step into the World of Online Shopping

    Jandowae Library

    10 April, 10am – 12pm: All about Online Banking
    10 April, 1pm – 3pm: Protect Yourself Online
    12 April, 10am – 12pm: Step into the World of Online Shopping
    12 April, 1pm – 3pm: Shop Til you Drop: Online Shopping Intermediate



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  • Do you or someone you know suffer from Anxiety?

    The library has heaps of books on anxiety that are easy to read and understand. Have a look at the list below and reserve the books you would like to read.

    Reading self help books allows you to expand your knowledge on the subject as well as believe that you can be more, do more and experience more.


    First, we make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson is a new book to our collection.   The book is described as being practical and poetic, wise and funny.

    The Anxiety toolkit: Strategies for Managing your Anxiety so you can get on with your Life by Dr Alice Boyles.

    The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne.

    Kissing the Black dog: Creative Solutions for Depression, Anxiety, Worry and Other Stress Related Conditions by Wayne Ellis.

    Overcoming Worry and Anxiety by Jerry Kennard.


    Happy reading!

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