Meandarra Library

  • What’s on in Meandarra? What's on in Meandarra?

    Are you looking for something to do at Meandarra Library? Check out the list below to find out what is happening in our wonderful space.

    August 26 – Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library happens at 10.30am – Suitable for children up to 5 years. Everyone welcome.

    Other events happening in our district:

    June 24 to August 25 – Recovering the Past exhibition at Meandrarra ANZAC Memorial Museum. For more information email meandarra.museum@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    September 7 & 8 – Glenmorgan Trail Bike Ride 2019 at Glenmorgan. For more information call Craig 0427 977 439 or John 0428 996 617

    September 21 – 2019 Meandarra School Show at Meandarra State School.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Recovering the Past Recovering the Past

    Come along to the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum to experience our new exhibition:

    RECOVERING THE PAST

    Wednesday 24 June to Sunday 25 August 2019

    A poignant photographic exploration of the physical and psychological consequences of war, by London based photographer Ian Alderman.

    Proudly sponsored by the Meandarra/Glenmorgan RSL Sub-Branch

    For more information contact Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum on 46656147 or email us at meandarra.museum@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Photo credit: #Flanders 6950, Digital photographic print on archival paper, 594 x 841mm, 2018

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  • Meandarra Museum Volunteers Wanted Meandarra 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!

    If this sounds like something for you, please contact the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum on 4665 6147, email meandarra.museum@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or contact us on facebook.

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  • Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library

    Our next Storytime for Kids session will be held on Monday 26 August 2019 at 10.30 am.

    Our next session is a special Grandparents Storytime session, so make sure you come along!

    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 library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime sessions in our other branches.

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  • Be Connected: There has never been a better time to get online Be Connected: There has never been a better time to get online

    Learning about computers may seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be.

    In conjunction with Be Connected, Western Downs Libraries is striving to make digital literacy easy. Whether you are a job seeker striving to expand your skill set or someone who has never touched a computer before, be connected is perfect for you.

     

    With the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers, taking the plunge has never been so easy. You can tailor your learning experience to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge range of available lessons.

    Not only does be connected teach you how to use a computer and its applications, it also provides you with the skills to stay safe online and even connect to people with similar interests and hobbies across the globe. Opening the doors to the endless possibilities of technology has never been easier or more accessible.

    Improve your confidence, abilities, and knowledge of technology. Find out how to sign up for Be connected at your local branch

    If you or someone you know is interested in these sessions, please email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or by phoning your local branch on 1300 COUNCIL, to register your interest.

     

     

     

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  • Social Media Marketing Training at your fingertips Social Media Marketing Training at your fingertips

    Social media has dramatically altered the way businesses engage with their potential customers. In the modern business landscape, a healthy social media presence is a must for businesses large and small. Setting up and managing the perfect social media profiles can be a daunting task for small business owners, but never fear, you can find everything you need to know for free with your Western Downs Libraries Card.

    You can find more than 360 short courses and videos on the topic of Social Media Marketing on Lynda.com that show you how to market your business on social media.  Learn how to engage influencers, grow your personal brand, craft the perfect LinkedIn InMail message, boost your Facebook reach and engagement, get more Instagram followers, and more.

    Topics include:

    • Why invest in social media?
    • Developing a documented strategy
    • Defining your audience
    • Finding the right channels
    • Developing a content series
    • Publishing best practices
    • Competitive intelligence
    • Understanding paid advertising
    • Driving results with paid ads
    • Pairing metrics to goals

    If you’ve got your social media marketing down pat,  there are literally thousands of easy to follow, professionally developed online courses in everything from photography to security, from music lessons to 3D Printing and everything in between.

    All you need is your Western Downs Libraries membership card. If you have any questions or need any help starting one of the courses, just get in touch with us.

    You can create your free account with Lynda.com right here.

     

     

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  • Author Review – Jane Harper Author Review - Jane Harper

    Rugged outback scenery, intriguing characters, in-depth mysteries. You’ll find all this and more in Jane Harper’s bestselling novels The DryForce of Nature and The Lost Man. Follow Detective Aaron Falk as he confronts a series of outback murders, and comes to grip with the shadows of his small town past. Be transported to a vast and barren landscape with conditions ripe for the perfect murder. Jane Harper will transport you to the heart of the outback, and expose the secrets that hide in small towns and the vast Australian wilderness.

    Jane Harper was born in Manchester in the UK, and moved to Australia with her family at age eight. She spent six years in Boronia, Victoria, where she became an Australian citizen. Jane returned to the UK as a teenager and went on to study English and History, before becoming a trainee reporter in County Durham.

    Jane has won numerous top awards including the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year.

    Jane’s books are published in more than 35 countries world-wide, but you can find them right here at your local Western Downs Libraries branch.

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  • Publish your own photobook Publish your own photobook

    It’s never been so easy to turn your memories into a high-quality photobook!

    Photobooks are a modern take on the traditional photo album, presented and printed as a professional quality book, conveniently mailed to your home.

    We’re excited to be hosting free workshops where you can learn how to use inexpensive online tools to turn your happy snaps into a cookbook, children’s book, travel journal, graduation or family album.

    At a glance… 

    Dalby:  Thursday 1 August 10am

    Chinchilla: Thursday 1 August 10am

    Wandoan: Friday 2 August 10am

    Tara: Monday 5 August 10am

    Jandowae: Wednesday 7 August 10am

    Moonie: Thursday 8 August 9am

    Meandarra: Thursday 8 August 1pm

    Miles: Friday 9 August 10am

     

    Bookings are essential. Register here, or contact 1300COUNCIL.

    Please bring your own USB with photos to add to your photobook. Photos must be in a .jpg format and should be at least 4mb at 300dpi for best print quality.

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  • Drone Coding: Search and Rescue Drone Coding: Search and Rescue

    National Science Week is coming up and STEM Punks are on their way to Western Downs Libraries.

    STEM Punks will be holding a series of FREE drone coding workshops at libraries and schools around the region in August. Kids will learn about block based coding and how to program a drone to complete a search and rescue mission!

    Special guest Dr Serena Lee will also be visiting Dalby Library on Saturday 10 August. Dr Lee is a Physical Oceanographer who uses drones in her research. Dr Lee will be presenting in between drone coding workshops, and you won’t want to miss her visit.

    Parents and guardians; coding is more fun with friends! We’d encourage you to join in with your child on all the search and rescue coding fun! Introduce your kids to the wonders of STEAM and watch them soar.

    At a glance…

    Dalby Library: Saturday 10 August

    9am, 10.45am and 12.30pm

    Chinchilla Library: Saturday 17 August

    9am, 10.45am and 12.30pm

    Places are limited so bookings are essential. Please register here.

    Everywhere else: STEM Punks will also be touring  schools in Bell, Jandowae, Wandoan, Miles, Tara and Meandarra during National Science Week.

     

    Suitable for kids aged 9 – 12. Please contact your local branch, or 1300 COUNCIL for more information.

     

    This program is made possible through the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants Program in partnership with Western Downs Regional Council.

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  • Your Photography Journey starts here! Your Photography Journey starts here!

    You can live your best life with a little help from your library! We’re happy to offer our library members access to the entire library of Lynda.com training videos and courses.

    For photography enthusiasts, Lynda.com has 876 Courses and 32,554 Video Tutorials relating to photography!

    Photography courses and tutorials cover the following subjects:

    • Visual Effects (154)
    • Cameras + Gear (150)
    • Raw Processing (122)
    • Lighting (103)
    • Masking + Compositing (91)
    • Portraits (84)
    • Compositing (70)
    • Photo Management (70)
    • Color Correction (54)
    • iPhone, iPod, iPad (54)
    • Retouching (50)
    • Sharing Photos (38)
    • Photography Foundations (32)
    • DSLR Video (29)
    • Black and White (27)
    • HDR (18)
    • Night + Low Light (17)
    • Plugin (16)
    • Restoration (16)
    • Flash Photography (7)
    • Scanning (6)
    • Sharpening (3)

    We hope that by providing access to these great courses and video tutorials, you’ll have the resources to start your photography journey.

    Other than photography, there are literally thousands of easy to follow, professionally developed online courses in everything from marketing to car repairs, from python coding to Microsoft Excel and everything in between.

    All you need is your Western Downs Libraries membership card. If you have any questions or need any help starting one of the courses, just get in touch with us.

    You can create your free account with Lynda.com right here.

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