Miles Library

  • Dalby Storytime is in Thomas Jack Park

    Storytime Tuesday 20 November 2018 will be held at Thomas Jack Park, Dalby at 10.30am.

    We’re celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Week by having a group time and play activities in the lovely sunshine.

    Children can come dressed as their favourite nursery rhyme character and let their imaginations run wild at the park.

    Bring a hat, water bottle and maybe a picnic to enjoy afterwards.


    Sheridan and Janette look forward to seeing you there.

    Do you have children under five? Why not try a regular Storytime session held at:

    Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am

    Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 10.15am

    Want more books? Check out our online Story Box Library.




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  • Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

    Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years.

    Storytime for Toddlers will focus on talking, playing, singing and reading.

    • 13 Nov – @ the Gallery, 10.30am, Homecoming
    • 20 Nov – @ the Library, 10.30am, Farm Animals (Muddled Up Farm)

    Bookings are essential.

    P: 4628 5330

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

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  • The Miles Weekend of Remembrance

    Saturday 10 November, 6.00pm

    Sunday 11 November, 10.30am – 11.30am
    Anzac Park, followed by sausage sizzle at noon

    Dogwood Crossing, Miles will extend its Gallery opening hours Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm

    Visit the Miles Historical Village Museum‘s new permanent War Museum exhibition What War Meant to Miles
    Opening hours 8.00am-5.00pm

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  • Homecoming, a local perspective: navigating the experience of returning from conflict

    You are invited to the Official Opening of
    Homecoming, a local perspective: navigating the experience of returning from conflict
    A Dogwood Crossing Exhibition, curated by Annabelle Brayley
    An Anzac Centenary Commemorative Exhibition

    Homecoming explores the impact war and conflict has on returning veterans and those who stayed at home, their families and the community. The exhibition has been built on stories collected from Western Downs residents and supported by personal objects, photographs, letters and memorabilia. Regional artists have been the first responders to this diverse collection of human stories. Visitors are invited to consider their personal response to these stories spanning World War I to the present day.

    Saturday 10 November, 6.00pm
    11 November 2018 – 15 January 2019
    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    Wednesday 7 November
    07 4628 5330

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    Proudly supported by Murilla Hardware Supplies

    This project is proudly sponsored by the Queensland Government. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Western Downs Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

    Image caption:
    Megan McNicholl | Homecoming – the waiting 2018 | Digital photo montage | 76cm x 101cm

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  • Create at Dogwood


    Saturday 17 November, 11.00am – 12.30pm with Penny Eamer
    Exploring the postcards in the Homecoming exhibition

    MiniMakers an informal art program for
    school-aged children, allowing them to
    explore, engage & create


    Monday 17 December, 6.00pm – 8.30pm with Kristen Flynn. Pass the pencil –
    exploring drawing

    Dabble at Dogwood
    art experiences for adults

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  • Miles Writer’s Group

    Do you have a desire to express yourself through the written word?

    Join a local group of enthusiastic writers who set writing challenges each month and then share their results in an atmosphere of good humour and support. The group meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5pm at Miles Library.

    All members are free to follow their own project and enjoy support from the group.

    New writers welcome by contacting Roxy Bidgood at


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  • A Journey of Discovery

    Travel to ancient civilisations, discover the history of warriors, travel to space and to the bottom of the world, unearth the tombs of the Egyptian Pharoahs, follow the footsteps of early explorers, without leaving your favourite reading spot.

    Browse our catalogue and discover our General Knowledge collection.

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  • Mmmmm the Smell of a New Book

    Who doesn’t love the feel of a new book…

    Perfect covers, crisp new pages and ink on pulp…

    feels like you’re the first to read the words within.

    Browse our collections for the new releases.

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  • NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

    Are you ready to write a novel? Come Write In!

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59pm on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

    Join up online, connect with like-minded writers, and check out the resources for inspiration (or procrastination). Maybe your novel will end up published – just like Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants!

    Everyone can participate – click here to see the Young Writers Program for student and educators.

    The world needs your novel!


    Interested in meeting with other aspiring local authors? Miles Library hosts a Writer’s Group on the third Tuesday of each month. Click here for details.

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  • Lock It In Eddie!

    Fancy yourself a bit of a game show contestant guru?

    Can you see yourself in the “Hot Seat” or Jeopardy, “Harry Potter for a thousand thanks Alex”!

    Brush up on your general knowledge and who knows you could be the next contestant on The Chase Australia.

    Browse our catalogue or pop in and check out our General Knowledge collection.

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