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.

    October 26 – Theatre Restaurant at Meandarra School of Arts Hall at 6.30pm. Bookings essential. Email ticketsmtr@nulliinet.com.au

    October 28 – Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library happens at 10.00am – Suitable for children up to 5 years. Everyone welcome.

    November 11 – Remembrance Day at Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum at 10.45am. Everyone welcome.

    November 14 – Not Just For Laughs at Meandarra School of Arts Hall from 6.00pm. Show commences 7.30pm. Free event but registration is essential. Book your tickets here.

     

     

     

     

     

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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 28 October 2019 at 10.00 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 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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  • Age-proof your Brain Age-proof your Brain

    Do you worry that every passing year brings you closer to an inevitable brain fade? If so, you’re probably worrying about nothing! According to Tony Buzan, author of Age-Proof your Brain, it’s a complete misconception that your brain automatically deteriorates with age. Just like any other part of your body, you need to look after and exercise your brain to keep it performing well. Age-Proof your Brain explores the science behind brains, and how to keep yours in peak condition.

    Tony Buzan has devised a revolutionary program to keep your mind razor sharp and ahead of every challenge.  In 7 days your mind should be noticeably sharper; in 7 weeks you should be as quick as someone 10 years younger.  Boost your IQ with brain stretching exercises, sharpen problem-solving skills with Mind Maps, improve lateral thinking with 2 minute boosters and maximise your memory with special ‘chunking’ techniques.

    Age-proof your brain! Drop into your local Western Downs Libraries branch or reserve a copy now!

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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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  • New Hot Speed Reads Collection New Hot Speed Reads Collection

    Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.

     

    Our current Hot Speed Reads are…

    The Institute by Stephen King

    Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald

    The Guardians by John Grisham

    Khaki Town by Judy Nunn

    The Dark Side by Danielle Steele

    Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

    The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey

    A Better Man by Louise Penny

    The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

    Westwind by Ian Rankin

    The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

    A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

    The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer

    Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

    Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

    Blue Moon by Lee Child

    The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

    White Horses by Rachel Treasure.

     

    What you need to know…

    Q: Where can I find these books?

    A: On the shelf at Dalby, Tara or Chinchilla Library.

    Q: How do I know if a book is a ‘Hot Speed Read’?

    A: All our Hot Speed Reads have a yellow ‘Ten Day Loan’ sticker on the cover.

    Q: What if I don’t usually borrow from Dalby, Chinchilla or Tara Library? 

    A: Never fear, if your local Library doesn’t carry the Hot Speed Reads, or if there is no copy available at your branch you can reserve one.

     

     

     

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  • Get online with Be Connected! Get online with Be Connected!

    Learning about computers can seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Western Downs Libraries is making digital literacy easy with Be Connected.

    Whether you are a job seeker looking to expand your skill set, or someone who has never touched a computer before, Be Connected is for you.

    Improve your skills with computers, apps and mobile devices with the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers. Your learning experience is tailored to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge range of available lessons.

    Be Connected is not just about computers. Learn how to stay safe online, play games, use a digital camera and connect with people around the globe with social networks. Technology has never been more accessible, and you can get on board too!

    Improve your confidence, abilities, and knowledge of technology. Sign up for a Be Connected session at your nearest Western Downs Libraries branch.

    To register for a session, or for more information, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au, call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local Western Downs Libraries branch.

     

     

     

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  • Story Box Library Story Box Library

    Story Box Library is an engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages, improving language and literacy skills along the way.

    Story Box Library was created to:

    • Engage children with stories and voices to make personal connections
    • develop vital language and literacy skills
    • combat endless online searching for quality literacy resources; and
    • get kids excited about reading and let imaginations fly!

    Best of all, it’s free for families via participating public libraries (that’s us)!

    See and hear your favourite stories come to life, read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, Eddie Perfect, Katie Ritchie, Andrew Hansen, Missy Higgins, Shane Jacobson and many more.


    What is Story Box Library?

    The best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by your favourite storytellers.

    How does Story Box Library work?

    Story Box Library steams ad-free content directly into the library and homes of library patrons on any device with Internet connection.

    Are stories added regularly?

    Yes! 30–40 carefully curated, thought-provoking and engaging stories are added each year.

    Who are the storytellers?

    A range of actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, authors, illustrators, TV presenters, performers, students, grandparents, activist and educators – each sharing their unique voice.

    Who is Story Box Library recommended for?

    Story Box Library is a fantastic resource for pre-school through to upper primary years.


    To access these great resources, visit storyboxlibrary.com/libraries and:

    1. Select Western Downs Regional Council
    2. Enter your library barcode
    3. Enjoy stories, short films and at-home activities

    Got Questions? Ask your librarian about Story Box Library today!

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  • The RBdigital App The 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. 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.

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  • Ancestry.com at Your Library Ancestry.com at Your Library

    Get free access to Ancestry.com at your local Library branch?

    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.

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  • Lynda.com for Job Hunters! Lynda.com for Job Hunters!

    Are you a recent graduate from secondary or tertiary education? Perhaps you’re a person who is looking to transition into a new role, industry or organisation? It’s a new year, and the perfect time to gain some new skills.

    Lynda.com is free for all Queensland public library members, with over 5,000 online courses including business, technology and creative skills. Lynda.com has new courses added every week but many earlier courses remain popular. Some of the most popular include ‘Foundations of programming fundamentals’ (viewed over 8.8 million times), ‘Excel 2013 essential training’ (viewed 7.1 million times), ‘Foundations of photography: exposure’ (viewed 6 million times), ‘Photoshop CS6 essential training’ (viewed over 4.2 million times), ‘Illustrator CS6 essential training’ (viewed 3.1 million times).

    To help users get all the skills they need to land their next job, Lynda.com now features learning paths with curated course lists. The number of courses varies based on each profession such as ‘Become a small business owner’ (10 courses); ‘Become a project manager’ (13 courses) and ‘Become a successful job hunter’ (11 courses). Try a learning path or popular Lynda.com course today.

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