Miles Library

  • Before you watch the movie, read the book!

    2018 is set to be a readers dream with 32 book to movie adaptions set to be released this year! We are sure that you will find a book to suit everyone in your family.


    Boy erased: a memoir of identity, faith and family by Garrard Conley

    The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.


    Ashes in the Snow based on Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

    Lina is just like any other fifteen year old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known.


    The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

    Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs.


    12 Strong by Doug Stanton

    The declassified true story of the horse soldiers. On September 11, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001 they volunteered to fight. Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope.



    Be sure to check in next month for more adaptions!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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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 games with rhymes, listening, joining in, making and moving

    • 10 April – @ the Gallery, 10.30am, Cosmological Landscapes
    • 17 April – @ the Library, 10.30am, Scary Sharks

    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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  • Extreme Film-making Workshops

    Using high-definition waterproof cameras (like GoPro), this action packed film-making workshop explores what is possible when attaching a camera to pretty much anything while engaging in high-energy activities. Participants then edit together their footage to create an exciting music video montage.

    Get the skills you need to submit your entry to the Big Skies Film Festival.


    Bell Library
    Tuesday 3 April, 8.30am–11.30am

    Dalby Library
    Tuesday 3 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm

    Moonie Library
    Wednesday 4 April, 10.00am–1.00pm

    Jandowae Library
    Thursday 5 April, 8.30am–11.30am

    Chinchilla Library
    Thursday 5 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm

    Miles Library
    Friday 6 April, 8.30am–11.30am

    Wandoan Library
    Friday 6 April, 1.30pm–4.30pm


    Best suited to ages 10+ (adults welcome)

    This is a FREE EVENT. Bookings are essential and places are limited!

    Click here to make a booking


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  • Kids on Tour: Me, Myselfie and I

    Kids on Tour 2018: Me, Myselfie and I
    Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

    FREE hands on and multimedia activities inviting young viewers to explore representation of self and consider different ways of creating their own portraits.  Take home an Activity Book created by the Children’s Art Centre for this tour.

    Tuesday 10 April – 2pm to 4pm
    Wednesday 11 April – 10am to 12pm

    Dogwood Crossing, Miles & Gallery 107 @ Dalby

    Drop in with the family; parents and carers to supervise.

    Kids on Tour is offered as a free program to regional Queensland communities through the Gallery’s Regional Services department.

    Image Caption:
    Young visitor enjoying Wit Pimkanchanapong’s I, you, we making activity / Photograph: Chloë Callistemon

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  • You’re Invited….

    You are invited to the Official Opening of Cosmological Landscapes by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox

    This exhibition visually rethinks concepts of landscape, and what they mean in an age where space and cosmological research are revealing more about Earth’s universal environment. Cosmology, the scientific study of the universe across all temporal and spatial scales, provides new perspectives of Earth and humanity in an era where emerging technologies pose both opportunities and threats. These perspectives are explored by untethering landscape from earth-bound horizons to search for orientation via new universal horizons.

    Thursday 29 March, 6.00pm.  Join Kathryn in the Gallery after the opening for her Artist Floor Talk.
    29 March – 21 May 2018
    Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    Tuesday 27 March
    07 4628 5330

    Image Caption:
    Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox | Life takes a cosmic perspective 2014 | Oil on linen | 91cm x 137cm

    On the Curved Wall

    The View From Here
    Lead Artist Pamela See

    29 March – 21 May 2018
    Official Opening 29 March, 6.00pm

    The View From Here explores the impact of human intervention on biodiversity through papercut installation and animation. The participatory artworks were a culmination of workshops staged in Beijing, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gympie and Miles.

    Image Caption:
    Paper cuts from  the exhibition The view from here | Lead Artist Pamela See

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  • Now you see me…

    Now you don’t.

    How do I get a WiFi pass now?

    Some of you may have noticed that our OPAC machines have changed. Now, you can do all of your catalogue searching on these machines. To make things easier for you, the WiFi passes and computer bookings can now be found on our iPad kiosks.

    If you are are unable to find your Libraries iPad kiosk, please ask your local Librarian for help.


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  • Lights, Camera, Action!
     Lights, Camera, Action! is the theme for our Easter School Holidays.

    Get ready Western Downs, we’re bringing Extreme Film-making and Illustration workshops to you.


    Extreme Film-making Workshops

    Using high-definition waterproof cameras, this action packed film-making workshop explores what is possible when attaching a camera to pretty much anything while engaging in high-energy activities. Participants then edit together their footage to create an exciting music video montage. Get the skills you need to submit your entry to the Big Skies Film Festival.



    Illustration Workshops (with special guest, illustrator Jo Cuskelly)

    Jo Cuskelly, illustrator of one of our favourite books, Roses are NOT Red, will be hosting illustration workshops for children and families during the Easter school holidays. Carers and kids are invited to learn how children’s picture books are created, then have a go at creating their own story and pictures together.


    All of our school holiday events are FREE but bookings are required. Click the links above to find out more.

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  • STATE of the ART 17 Exhibition

    What is an Art Quilt? There are many definitions. Loosely it is an art form that uses both modern and traditional techniques to create art objects. The quilter experiments with textile manipulation, colour texture and mixed media to explore a concept or idea often pushing the quilt world’s boundaries. The Queensland Quilters present STATE of the ART Quilt – the 2017 juried travelling exhibition and trust it will challenge and inspire audiences.

    3 February – 27 March 2018
    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    Wednesday 31 January, 07 4628 5330

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    Proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware Supplies

    On the Curved Wall
    Western Downs Quilters

    The Western Downs is home to many passionate quilters and Quilting Groups. This showcase exhibition offers an insight into the local quilting scene.

    Marion Campbell | Bright Side of Life | Textiles | 73cm x 73cm
    Terri-Ann Dieben | Who’s a Pretty Boy (detail) | Textiles | 43cm x 50cm

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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.

    Currently four of the members have commenced writing their novella and last meeting they shared their introductory paragraphs.

    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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  • Tech Savvy Seniors: Reloaded!

    Tech Savvy Seniors is back in 2018 and we’re full of exciting, fun programs to help you learn about all things technology-related! Book in for one session or stay for them all. Our instructor-led classes are well-paced and tailored to your individual skill level.

    We make it easy; grab a coffee, make some friends and learn using our devices in air-conditioned comfort. Contact your local library branch to book a spot at one of these FREE session – hurry, places are limited!


    Wandoan Library

    27 Feb, 10am – 12pm: Protect Yourself Online
    27 Feb, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
    1 March, 10am – 12pm: Advanced Internet Skills
    1 March, 1pm – 3pm: Tablets for Beginners

    Miles Library

    6 March, 10am – 12pm: Keeping Connected through Social Media
    6 March, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
    8 March, 10am – 12pm: Learning about Smartphones
    8 March, 1pm – 3pm: Tablets for Beginners

    Tara Library

    13 March, 10am – 12pm: Intermediate Internet Skills
    13 March, 1pm – 3pm: Advanced Internet Skills
    15 March, 10am – 12pm: Introduction to Email
    15 March, 1pm – 3pm: Keeping Connected through Social Media

    Meandarra Library

    21 March, 10am – 12pm: Learning about Smartphones
    21 March, 1pm – 3pm: Email Master Class
    22 March, 10am – 12pm: All about Online Banking
    22 March, 1pm – 3pm: Become a Social Media Whiz

    Chinchilla Library

    27 March, 10am – 12pm: Become a Social Media Whiz
    27 March, 1pm – 3pm: All about Online Banking
    29 March, 10am – 12pm: Tablets for Beginners
    29 March, 1pm – 3pm: Step into the World of Online Shopping

    Jandowae Library

    10 April, 10am – 12pm: All about Online Banking
    10 April, 1pm – 3pm: Protect Yourself Online
    12 April, 10am – 12pm: Step into the World of Online Shopping
    12 April, 1pm – 3pm: Shop Til you Drop: Online Shopping Intermediate



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