Miles Library

  • Call Out for New Members for Miles Bookclub

    Miles Bookclub will meet 10am, Saturday 2 February 2019.

    An opportunity to meet with friends, expand your reading experience, and discuss your favourite book.  Engage your passion for reading in a relaxed, friendly, and welcoming environment.

    If you would like to join please call 4628 5330 or email miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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  • Coming Soon ~ Mulga Bill’s Bicycle

    Mulga Bill’s Bicycle
    Darling Downs Textile Art Group

    Participating Artists: Gillian Knott, Sue Schmidt, Jenny Burgess, Sandra Tessmann, Noelle Hodges, Hilary Fogerty, Margie Creek, Elizabeth Schmidt, Robyn Anderson, Jan Scudamore and Kaye Joyce


    A collection of eleven panels created by members of the Darling Downs Textile Art Group illustrating Banjo Patterson’s famous verse Mulga Bill’s Bicycle.

    Arranged in sequence, each panel brings a different set of lines to life, narrating through simple imagery to add momentum and dramatic effect. Using predominately textile fibre medium, various forms of fabric manipulation are showcased; including felting, fabric dyeing and painting, hand and machine embroidery, applique, fabric piecing, quilting, and drawing.

    Artist’s creative design choices add individual flair to the collective effort, and draw attention to the diversity of techniques in textile art.

    WHEN
    Friday 18 January, 6.30pm
    EXHIBITION RUNS
    19 January – 5 March 2019
    WHERE
    The Curved Wall
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP – ALL WELCOME
    Wednesday 16 January
    07 4628 5330 John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    Proudly supported by Murilla Hardware Supplies 
    Image caption:
    Gillian Knott | Mulga Bill 2016 | Textiles | 80cm x 50cm
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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.

    • 12 Feb – @ the Gallery – Mulga Bill’s Bicycle
    • 19 Feb – @ the Library – Ahoy There!

    Bookings are essential.

    P: 4628 5330
    E: miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

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

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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 ribidgood@nullgmail.com.

     

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  • Kanopy- free movie streaming

    We love movies so we’re pumped to introduce our free movie streaming service, Kanopy.

    Kanopy lets you stream up to 10 movies per month, absolutely free. All you need is your library card.

    1. visit www.wdrc.kanopy.com/
    2. Create an account
    3. Enter your library card number and pin (last 4 digits of card number)
    4. Enjoy 10 movies per month, absolutely free!

    Don’t forget we have a whole e-library for you to enjoy! Check out BorrowBox, RB Digital, and StoryBox Library to access books, audiobooks, magazines and kids stories online and absolutely free!

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  • Photo Preservation
    Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve?

    Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives.

    You can digitise:

    • Printed photographs (up to A4 size)
    • Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch)
    • Photo slides (35mm)
    • Documents (up to A4 size)

    Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out.

    Fact sheet

    Colour negatives and slides

    Black and White negatives and slides

    Photos and Documents

    Chinchilla LibraryMonday 6 August – Friday 24 August 2018
    Dalby LibraryMonday 10 September – Friday 28 September 2018
    Bell LibraryMonday 15 October – Friday 2 November 2018
    Jandowae LibraryMonday 19 November – Friday 14 December 2018
    Miles LibraryMonday 7 January – Friday 25 January 2019
    Wandoan LibraryMonday 11 February – Friday 1 March 2019
    Tara LibraryMonday 18 March – Friday 5 April 2019
    Meandarra LibraryMonday 22 April – Friday 10 May 2019
    Moonie LibraryMonday 27 May – Friday 14 June 2019

    *Available Monday – Friday only.

    The station can be booked for a 2 hour session. Bookings are essential.

    If you would like more information please contact 1300 COUNCIL or your local branch.

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  • We’re changing our opening hours!

    We’ve got some exciting news… As of next year, we’ll be opening earlier in Chinchilla, Dalby and Miles!

    You’ll now be able to access the Miles, Chinchilla and Dalby libraries from 9am, Monday to Saturday! Get ready, these changes will come into effect from Wednesday 2 January, 2019.

    Opening Hours

    Dalby & Chinchilla

    Monday – Friday

    9am – 5pm

    Saturday

    9am – 12pm

     

    Miles

    Saturday

    9am – 12pm

    We can’t wait to see you at the library bright and early in 2019!

     

     

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  • Combat loss of reading achievement

    Experts call it the “summer slide,” where children lose up to two months of reading achievement over the Christmas holidays?

    Your local Library has the solution. We have Emergent readers, Beginner readers and Early readers that are high interest and cover lots of topics. Ask your local librarian to advise about other Junior Fiction books that may be of interest such as Frog on a Log in a Bog by Andy Griffiths or go on adventures with Algy. This series are small chapter books with coloured illustrations which are great for those children transitioning from picture books. Why not borrow Algy’s Amazing Adventures in the Arctic or Algy’s Amazing Adventures in the Jungle or Algy’s Amazing Adventures in Space all written by Kaye Umansky.   Other books you may like to try are the Sporty Kids series or the Aussie Nibbles series. There are lots of choices available.

    Everyone likes variety over the holidays so why not try watching a story read by a celebrity on Story Box Library or alternatively listen to a book from Borrowbox on your travels.

    Have fun over the holidays and we would love to see you and your little readers in the library soon.

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  • January School Holiday Activities

    The curious comes to life these school holidays at your Library.

     

    Bell Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10am-12pm – Stop motion: Aliens and cupcakes come to life: Part 1 Prop-making (6+)

    Wednesday 23 January, 10am-12pm – Stop motion: Aliens and cupcakes come to life: Part 2 Recording (6+)

     

    Chinchilla Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 8 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Cootie catchers animal chatterboxes (6+)

    Thursday 10 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Dragon Eggs: make your own magical egg (6+)

    Tuesday 15 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Tinker creature (6+)

    Thursday 17 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Stop motion (8+)

    Don’t forget our Toddler Storytime session will continue throughout the school holidays! Every Friday, 10.15am.

     

    Dalby Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 9 January, 10.30-11.30am – Dragon craft (6+)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10.30-11.30am – Curious creature masks (6+)

    Thursday 17 January, 10.30-11.30am – Sploder.com: make your own monster arcade game (7+)

    Don’t forget our Toddler Storytime session will continue throughout the school holidays! Every Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 9 January, 10-11am – Stop motion (8+)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10-11am – Alien name: turn your name into an alien (6+)

     

    Miles Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Thursday 3 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Tuesday 8 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Thursday 17 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Tuesday 22 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

     

    Tara Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 8 January, 10am-12pm – Curious Creatures craft table (no bookings required)

    Tuesday 15 January, 10am-12pm – Sphero: painting with robotic balls (10+)

     

    Meandarra and Wandoan Libraries (no need to book)

    A Curious Creatures craft table will be available throughout the January holidays. Call in any time.

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  • 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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