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Feb, 2018

Birding with Bernice

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The Bell Birdwatching Group is back again in 2018. Their next meeting is scheduled for Friday 16 March 2018. If you’re interested in seeing more of the Western Downs, while learning about our native birds, contact Bernice about joining the group in 2018. Birding beginners welcome! When: 8.00am, Friday 16 March 2018 Where: Bell Bunya Community Centre Contact: Bernice 0427 631 080, or Ruth bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com.  

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Jan, 2018

Audiobooks at Western Downs Libraries

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Audio books have become the fastest growing format in publishing today. Smartphones, tablets and the need for multitasking have made them ideal for the 21st century. But, did you know that they started when Edison recorded Mary Had a Little Lamb on a tinfoil phonograph in 1877? The first novel-length talking book was made for blinded World War I veterans and today it is a billion-dollar industry. You can listen to them on long drives, on walks or even in the bath. Audio books are great if your sight is […]

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Jan, 2018

February is Library Lover’s Month

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Australians love their libraries. More than eight million of us are library members and we visit libraries around nine million times a month. But, what is a library in the 21st century? A library is what makes a town resilient.  It has a myriad of resources in many different formats to suit everyone’s taste. It is often the first point of call when you lose your job and need a computer or information on resumes. It is where you can go and spend the whole day when it is hot […]

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Jan, 2018

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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February 14th – Valentine’s Day. A time for lovers to shower their special someone in love, romance and gifts. Also a time to let that person you have been secretly thinking about know how amazing you think they are (#secretadmirer). And if you are on your own, then why not treat yourself to some extra special self love. Treat yourself to a massage, go to a movie solo, or just use your fine china for your regular morning cup of tea. There are a few (many) different legends around how […]

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Jan, 2018

Is your child starting school soon?

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Western Downs Libraries have lots of books about starting school. Books are a wonderful tool that can help to reassure children about starting school or going to a new school. Books also open discussions on problems that happen to the characters in the books which you may be able to apply to how your child is feeling There are also books that help children understand what happens when they start daycare, preschool or kindergarten. Some of the titles available at the library are Starting School by Jane Godwin. Ming Goes to […]

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Jan, 2018

Bookclub – Where Great Minds Think Alike

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It doesn’t matter if you’re into Shakespeare or Sci-fi, Christian Grey or Dorian Gray you’re certain to find something new to read at one of our popular Bookclubs. Bookclubs meet all over our region and provide a welcoming, chatty and fun escape for those of us looking to get excited teasing out the finer points of our latest read. For some it’s a monthly dose of sanity, for others it’s a chance to expand into genres they would not normally tackle – but everyone agrees it’s the best way to meet new […]

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Aug, 2017

What is marginalia?

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For centuries, readers have inscribed books with handwritten marginal notes, or marginalia.   These annotations can serve as ownership indicators, inscriptions, study notes, summaries, or they can facilitate what has been described as social reading in which two or more readers discuss the book’s contents in a margin-based conversation.   Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term marginalia to encompass all such annotations, but the practice is as old as the printed book and even older: marginalia have been found in scrolls painstakingly copied down by medieval monks.  Marginalia can serve […]

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Jun, 2017

Seniors Fitness Classes with Tracy

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Get trim, taut, and terrific! These happy, fun, low-impact fitness classes are designed specially for seniors. All seniors are welcome to join our group on Monday and Thursday mornings. Get active and social at the same time; join with friends or take the opportunity to meet new people. When: Monday and Thursday mornings Where: Bluebelles Art Gallery, Bell Bunya Community Centre, 71 Maxwell Street Bell 4408 To find out more about fees or the sessions, contact Ruth at bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com.

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