Miles Library

  • Get Prehistoric with Queensland Museum

    Fun Palaces are taking a step back through time this year with a range of fossil displays, entertainment and activities from Queensland Museum.

     

    Dinosaur Masks – Dalby, Miles, Chinchilla & Jandowae

    Become a prehistoric creature by creating your own dinosaur mask. How will you move about? What sounds will you make? What will you eat?

     

    Fossil Dig- Miles, Chinchilla, & Jandowae

    Grab your tools and embark on a mini ‘fossil dig’ to find and analyse fossils from the Cretaceous period. What will you discover?

    Megafauna Displays- Dalby & Jandowae

    View life-size images of extinct megafauna that once roamed across the Western Downs. Imagine a time when these amazing creatures roamed the earth.

     

    Meet a real fossil scientist- Chinchilla

    Talk with a paleontology technician from the Queensland Museum about their latest discoveries and examine fossils from the Museum’s collection.

    Bring your own Fossil- Chinchilla

    Found something you think might be ancient? Bring along your own fossil and have it examined by a Queensland Museum scientist.

     

    Jurassic Jayne Show- Chinchilla & Jandowae

    Go on a fun-filled musical journey through the amazing world of prehistoric reptiles with Jurassic Jayne.

    Jurassic Joe Show – Miles

    Go on a fun-filled musical journey through the amazing world of prehistoric reptiles with Jurassic Joe.

     

     

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  • Fun Palaces

    Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist with Fun Palaces!

    Journey through the ages with FREE activities for the whole family.

    • robots
    • virtual reality
    • green screens
    • live entertainment
    • parkour workshops
    • ninja warrior course
    • under 5 activities
    • imagination station
    • fossil displays and entertainment and activities from Queensland Museum
    • emergency services
    • paint like Jackson Pollock

    Fun Palaces are coming to a Western Downs Library near you.

    Dalby: Saturday 6 October, MyALL 107

    Miles: Saturday 13 October, Dogwood Crossing, Miles

    Chinchilla: Saturday 20 October, Chinchilla Library & Fuller Place

    Jandowae: Saturday 27 October, Jandowae Library

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  • Home Makeover Ideas

    Bored with your lounge room decor?

    Does your outdoor entertaining area need a revamp?

    Pop in and browse our Lifestyle collection for makeover ideas and inspiration.

    Check out our catalogue.  Don’t forget you can place a reservation if the item you want is currently on loan.

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  • 50 Shades…

    Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition 2018
    50 Shades…


    This exhibition brings together 27 artists selected from entries from across the Western Downs region to explore the value of light and shade with no limits. This annual exhibition continues to highlight the amazing creativity and talent that exits in our communities.

    OFFICIAL PREVIEW
    Saturday 22 September, 5.30pm
    EXHIBITION RUNS
    24 September – 24 October 2018
    RSVP
    by Wednesday 19 September
    Lapunyah Art Gallery
    07 4668 9908
    lapunyah@nulloutlook.com

    Image caption
    Patricia Hinz | Sticks and stones, leaves and bones 2018 | Acrylic and ink | 51.5cm x 61.5cm

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  • Oh Sweet!

    Got a sweet tooth?

    Cakes, slices, tortes and biscuits for the school lunch box , the shared office morning tea or for that special occassion.

    Click on the link below or pop in and browse our Lifestyle collection.

    westerndowns.spydus.com

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  • Back to the Bush Festival 2018 Launch

    Back to the Bush Festival Launch
    It’s time to celebrate!


    Celebrate our town, our district, our people, our way of life. The Miles District, in Queensland’s Western Downs region, invite you to help us celebrate all that we value about living in the bush during our Back to the Bush Festival, 4-9 September 2018. The festival begins in the most stunning location—our iconic Dogwood Crossing, Miles. Our art gallery will be open for you to view Looking Forward, Looking Back exhibition: a showcase of artworks featuring our district’s extraordinarily talented artists.

    Our Mayor Paul McVeigh will officially open the festival and invite you stroll by the light of vintage style lanterns and to the tunes of bush balladeers a short distance to our famous Miles Historical Village and Museum. There, you will be welcome to stay for a country cooked meal and vintage radio style drama under our spectacular open skies. A perfect way to begin a weekend full of an eclectic mix of authentic and interactive bush experiences.

    More information about festival events available at backtothebushfestival.com.au

    WHEN
    Thursday 6 September, 5.30pm
    WHERE
    Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP
    Tuesday 4 September
    FREE

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  • Voyages Botanical

    You are invited to the Official Exhibition Opening of
    Voyages Botanical


    An exhibition inspired by the artist’s Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria. Johnson’s research, which drew on the library’s collection of rare books of botanical illustration, took her back to the pioneering work of early botanical artists including Sydney Parkinson, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Ferdinand Bauer and was the beginning of her own creative journey. She tells the story of these early years of the exploration of Australia – embellishing it by blending art with science, cartography and facsimiles of writings from the explorers’ journals. Johnson creates delicate and beautifully-realised solar plate engravings of wildflowers – powerful symbols of the vulnerability and fragility of Australia’s natural environment and heritage.

    WHEN
    Friday 14 September, 6.00pm
    EXHIBITION RUNS
    15 September – 6 November 2018
    WHERE
    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP
    Wednesday 12 September
    07 4628 5330
    dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    Proudly supported by Murilla Hardware Supplies

    The freight for this exhibition was supported in kind by Rick Orr & Susan Cooper Pack & Send Shepparton

    Image caption:
    Christine Johnson | Chorizema illicifolia 2015 | Solar-plate engraving | 56 x 47 cm

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  • Thirteen Years in Review

    On the Curved Wall

    Thirteen Years in Review
    an exhibition of paintings and drawings
    by Kerryn Rabone


    A retrospective of the work of Kerryn Rabone ranging from her high school, through university to work she has completed recently. She leads a busy life filled with the joys of family, work and other interests.

    WHEN
    Friday 14 September, 6.00pm
    EXHIBITION RUNS
    15 September – 6 November 2018
    WHERE
    The Curved Wall
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP
    Wednesday 12 September
    07 4628 5330

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    Proudly supported by Murilla Hardware Supplies

    Image caption:
    Kerryn Rabone | Windmill 2017 | Ink and watercolour

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  • Health and Wellbeing for the Whole Family

    Be one with nature and practice yoga with the kids under your favourite tree, or are you planning a detox?  We have your mind, body and soul’s health needs covered for the whole family.  Tired of the same old meals?  Well browse our catalogue or pop in and check out our Lifestyle collection for healthy recipe books, and children’s lunch box ideas.

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  • Spring into Spring – school holiday activities

    It’s too beautiful to stay inside these School Holidays… Get out and about at your Library!

    Get back to nature with OUTDOOR Storytimes, learn basic photography and navigation skills, or simply bring a little bit of nature to you.

    Bookings are essential for all sessions. Please contact your local branch.

     

    Bell Library click here to book online

    Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Friday 5 October, 10.30 – 11.30am. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.

     

    Chinchilla Library – click here to book online

    Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Wednesday 26 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.

    Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Thursday 27 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.

    Fairies and Elves garden (6+ years) – Wednesday 3 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm

    Hunt for hidden treasure (8+ years) – Thursday 4 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm. *Please bring your own smartphone which is GPS enables and has been loaded with the ‘Geocaching’ app. You will also need to have created a free Geocaching account. Contact Library staff before the event id you require assistance. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.

    Chinchilla Storytime sessions – Storytime will continue throughout the school holidays and be held outside! Follow us on Facebook for location details.

    • Yoga storytime (all ages) – Tuesdays at 10.15am
    • Toddler storytime (1-3 years) – Fridays at 10.15am

     

    Dalby Library – click here to book online

    Hunt for hidden treasure (8+ years) – Wednesday 26 September, 10.30-11.30am *We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.

    Flower pot making (6+ years) – Wednesday 3 October, 10.30-11.30am

    Dalby Storytime sessions – Storytime will continue throughout the school holidays and be held outside! Follow us on Facebook for location details.

    • Toddler storytime (1-3 years) – Tuesdays at 10.30am

     

    Miles Library – Contact the Library for bookings

    Make a bouquet of flowers (5+ years) – Tuesday 25 September, 10.00-11.00am

    Grass trees (5+ years) – Thursday 4 October, 10.00-11.00am

     

    Tara Library – Contact the Library for bookings

    Birds, bees & butterfly feeders (5+ years) – Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am-12.00pm

    Beautiful Gardens – Colourful pot plants & garden markers (5+ years) – Wednesay 3 October, 10.30am-12.00pm

     

    Wandoan Library – Contact the Library for bookings

    Paint a skateboard deck (8+ years) – Thursday 27 September, 10.30-11.30am

     

    Jandowae, Meandarra and Moonie Libraries

    A craft table will be available during the school holidays. Call in any time, no need to book.

     

     

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