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Jul, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 31 July 2019

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This month’s the Dalby  Bookclub will be reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. This mesmerizing Australian novel has been a bestselling book around the world, and has been made into a movie by the same title.  It is 1926 and Tom Sherbourne is  young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world. Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and […]

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Jun, 2019

What were Australian’s Reading in the Victorian Era?

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Whilst reading The Guardian Australia our library team came across a very interesting article. The Australian National University has conducted a study analysing the borrowing habits from a selection of Australian libraries between 1861 and 1928. They have a created a entire database where you can filter Australian reading habits by age, occupation, gender, and library. The data found that males were the predominant borrowers, mining the biggest occupation, and that fiction vastly outweighed non-fiction in borrowing choices. Quite a few of the popular titles are still in circulation in […]

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Jun, 2019

Attention Moonie!

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Moonie locals, get your pens and calendars out! There are so many fantastic workshops and events coming up at Moonie, you’ll need to write them down! Tuesday 2 July,  9.30am: Bookclub at Moonie Library. Thursday 11 July, 10am: Mark Guthrie Cartoonist workshop. Bookings are essential, register here. Monday 22 July, 10am: Smartphone photo editing workshop with Lynelle Urquhart. Bookings are essential, register here. Monday 29 July, 10am: Smartphone photo editing workshop with Lynelle Urquhart. Bookings are essential, register here. If you need anymore information, please contact 1300COUNCIL, or drop in to […]

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Jun, 2019

Attention Bookclubers!

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Moonie Bookclub members enjoyed the fabulous novels The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion so much that we have bought a set of The Rosie Result to donate to Western Downs Libraries. If you’d like the bookclub set, you can loan it here. It has the same fantastic characters and easy reability of the previous novels so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! For those that have not already visited this triology we highly recommend you start at the beginning with The Rosie […]

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Jun, 2019

The Library – More than books!

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The public library has come a long way from your traditional warehouse of rows of books sitting on shelves. Libraries have adopted to the needs of their audience in the 21st century as we move through the age of information technology, 24/7 access, and on demand services. Western Downs Libraries has a range of services and collections that you may not know about, please check these out on your next visit, or in some cases, from the comfort of your own home! At your local library Public PCs & Wi-Fi: […]

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Jun, 2019

Borrow from the comfort of your own home

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Did you know you can borrow and read our books without even visiting the library? Western Downs Libraries is subscribed a number of eLibrary apps so that all you need to get started is your library card! Simply download the BorrowBox app on any Android or Apple-made device, enter your library ID, and PIN and you’ll have access to a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks! If you love magazines and Audio-books sign up online to our RBdigital App and you’ll have access to eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For the children we have […]

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May, 2019

Debut Australian Authors

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Sink your teeth into a fantastic new book or check out a debut novel from an Australian author! We’ve got some fantastic new books at the library at the moment including: Beneath the mother tree  “Beneath the Mother Tree plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology.”                 Sign “A captivating novel full of strength, courage and the struggle to overcome silence.” The Van Apfel Girls are gone “Blackly comic, sharply observed and observed and wonderfully endearing, this is […]

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May, 2019

Author Victoria Purman comes to Dalby

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Dalby library is in for a special treat this May when popular Australian author Victoria Purman will stop by for an author talk as part of her national tour for her latest novel The Land Girls. The Land Girls is a moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds during the Second World War. It follows the experiences of three girls, Flora, Betty and Lilian, in the Australian Women’s Land Army in regional Victoria as they embrace their new roles and experience a kind of liberation from their […]

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Feb, 2019

Let’s talk about Conversational Reading

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Children are actively involved in conversation reading. Conversational reading goes back-and-forth. The child does not always have to talk in the “conversation”. He can take part by looking and by pointing. Ask your child to respond on three levels – See, Show and Say. Step 1: See – watch your baby’s eyes. Does she look where you point? Name anything your child sees or touches in the book. Say the key word first. Then, point to and name pictures or words your child is not looking at.  Point to lots […]

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Feb, 2019

Rosie and Don are back

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Lovers of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect will be happy to see that Graeme Simsion has released a third book The Rosie Result featuring the unlikely couple of Rosie and Don Tillman. Rosie and Don have moved back to Melbourne after a decade in New York and their son Hudson is now 11 years old. Hudson is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward, not fitting in and his parents suspect he has Autism. Don, having spent a lifetime trying to fit in and manage his own idiosyncrasies, embarks on The Hudson Project in […]

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