- 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.
- 19 Nov – @ the Library – Buzzy Bees
- 10 Dec – @ the Gallery – Christmas
Bookings are essential.
P: 4628 5330
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- Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer
On the Curved Wall
by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer
Offerings brings together a host of interesting small hand-crafted items created with flair and care. These tiny treasures are made from recycled materials and repurposed found objects and include fabric jewellery, small bags and art dolls.
21 October – 10 December 2019
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Gail Kutasi | Multi-coloured cowl 2017 | Yarns | diameter 100cm
- Miles Bookclub
Miles Bookclub will meet 10am, Saturday 7 December 2019 to discuss Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly.
IT IS THE GREATEST BOUNTY HUNT IN HISTORY – FIFTEEN NAMES There are 15 targets, the finest warriors in the world-commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each. ONE HEROAmong the names on the target list, one stands out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. NO LIMITS and so Schofield is plunged into a headlong race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters-including the ‘Black Knight’, a notoriously ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating only Schofield. The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live! He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the President against all odds in Area 7. This time it’s different. Because this time Scarecrow is the target.
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.
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- 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition | Inside Out
Join us for the Official Exhibition Opening of
2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition: Inside Out
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of artists from the Western Downs and is collaboratively planned and presented by the major Galleries of the region. Inside out invites artists to reflect on their personal artist practice by looking ‘in’, to connect with their essence of creativity, and bringing ‘out’ to demonstrate through inspired work. The theme invites playful and divergent thinking and brings forth the unexpected. Curated by artist and educator Robert Natoli the exhibition is documented by a full colour professionally presented catalogue.
21 October – 10 December 2019
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
@ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
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Kardia Stokes | Australia Du schöne! 2019 | Photography on canvas | 51cm x 100cm
- 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 in the Murilla Room.
All members are free to follow their own project and enjoy support from the group.
New writers welcome by contacting Roxy Bidgood at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Author Tour: The Great Cactus War
For most of us it’s hard to imagine a time when some of the Western Downs’ most productive farmland was rendered almost useless by a forest of indestructible cactus, yet this is the true story that Terry Domico recounts in his book The Great Cactus War.
Journey with Terry as he recalls the history of the greatest plant invasion on earth, and how the region’s farmland was saved by the introduction of a tiny insect from the South America.
Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall, Boonarga*
Monday 18 November at 10am
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
Monday 18 November at 6pm
Bell Bunya Community Centre, Bell
Tuesday 19 November at 10am
Refreshments are provided at these free events.
*The Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall is located on the Warrego Highway approx. 10km south-east of Chinchilla.Continue reading →
- 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.
- 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:
- Select Western Downs Regional Council
- Enter your library barcode
- Enjoy stories, short films and at-home activities
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- 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.Continue reading →
- 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.Continue reading →