- 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Museum Volunteers Wanted
Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts?
The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members. Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum!
- Looking for a cool spot in town?
Now that Summer is well and truly upon us, it pays to know where you can escape the heat when you are in town!
Meandarra Library is fully air-conditioned, and is a great place to relax and unwind as the temperature rises outside.
We have daily newspapers to keep you up to date, a wide range of magazines to inspire, or you may prefer to browse the shelves for your next great read. We also have free Wi-Fi so you may prefer to download an eBook or two on your mobile device – whatever you want to do, feel free to pull up one of our comfy chairs and enjoy the cool!
- What’s on in Meandarra?
Are you looking for something to do in Meandarra this February? Why not come along to the library and see what is happening.
February 1 – Meandarra Craft Group. 10.30am at Meandarra Library. Everyone welcome.
February 26 – Storytime for Kids. 10.30am at Meandarra Library. Everyone welcome.
We would love to see you and remember it is free to join your local library.
- Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library
Our next Storytime for Kids session will be held on Monday 26 February 2018 at 10:30 am.
Our Storytime for Kids sessions are carefully planned to enhance early literacy skills, and feature stories, songs, and fun craft activities based around a monthly theme.
Storytime for Kids is best suited to children aged 3–5, but everyone is welcome.
For more info, call us at 1300 COUNCIL or email us at email@example.com
Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime sessions in our other branches.
- 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 & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne.
Overcoming Worry and Anxiety by Jerry Kennard.
- 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.
- Introducing… Adobe Creative Cloud!
Yes, you read that correctly. Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have partnered with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud to you. Now you can borrow Adobe Creative Cloud in the same way that you would borrow a book! Join over 2.3 million users and let your creativity flow.
If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or animator, then you will definitely want to get your hands on this fantastic suite of programs.
But Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t just for professionals.
Do you have a whole stack of family vacation photos that you’ve been meaning to sort through?
Are you a student at high school or university trying to complete a project?
Maybe you’re a small business owner looking to create or update your company website?
Or are you someone simply wanting to get their hands on a new program and learn some new skills?
Whatever you may need, Adobe can help you to create a finished product you can be proud of. With loans spanning either two or four weeks, you will have the perfect opportunity to complete any project or assignment you may have.
Have we caught your attention? Sign up to Adobe Creative Cloud by following these few simple steps, and you will be creating something wonderful before you know it!
Want to learn more about how to use a particular program in the suite? Why not check out Lynda.com and take a look at the thousands of online training videos they have on offer. Signing up is easy, and with your Western Downs library card, you have unlimited access to the entire website.
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- Ancestry.com at Your Library
Did you know Western Downs Libraries has free access to Ancestry.com?
Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com make it easy. If you visit one of our nine library branches, you can access this great resource on any of our public computers for FREE. Discover your family today.
Click here to access the website while you’re at the library to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find.
- Attention Homeschool Families
We have so many resources to offer you, and all of it is FREE!
- Wi-Fi, public access computers, scanner
- Printer and photocopier (small charge applies)
- Tables, chairs and booths
- Charging stations
- Air conditioning
- A large collection of beginner reader books
- Non-Fiction covering a range of topics
- Fiction for all levels and tastes – we are happy to help you find something you’ll enjoy
- If there is a particular book or topic that we don’t have in stock, we will gladly try to get it for you (reservation fee may apply)
- Magazines, e-magazines, audio books, e-books and e-audiobooks, DVDs and CDs and online music for download.
- Queensland Museum send us resource kits each semester
- Kits can be reserved and loaned just like books
- Use the kits at home for 2 weeks
- Suitable for a range of ages
- Click here for more information, or to reserve a kit
- Reliable, up-to-date information from magazine articles, magazines and scholarly journals
- Suitable for a range of ages and subjects
- Databases include: Encyclopedia Britannica, Access Science, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, and Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Bibliography and citation guide
- Click here to get started.
- Thousands of online courses and tutorials.
- Full access to the website for Library members.
- Training materials for students, professionals and hobbyists.
- Click here to make your free account.
If there is anything that we can do to help you along this journey, please let us know.