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Feb, 2020

Meet Karen Land

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Local Naturopath and author Karen Land is touring the Western Downs in 2020 and she has all the tip and tricks you need to improve your health naturally. Master the art of reading food labels, expand your health awareness, and learn how to make informed choices about what is going into your body. Refreshments are provided at this FREE event.   Moonie Library Monday 10 February 10–11.30am Reserve your spot here.   Meandarra Library Monday 10 February 1.30–3pm Reserve your spot here.   Wandoan Library Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm Reserve […]

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Jan, 2020

The Art of Book Folding

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Learn the fascinating art of book folding with local creator Cathy McKenzie. Discover how careful planning and excellent execution can turn an ordinary book into a beautiful piece of art. Everything you need to start creating is supplied in this FREE workshop.   Jandowae Library Tuesday 28 January 9am–12pm Reserve your spot here.   Chinchilla Library Friday 31 January 5.30–8pm Reserve your spot here.   Dalby Library Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am Reserve your spot here.   Tara Library Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm Reserve your spot here.   Moonie Library Tuesday […]

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Jan, 2020

Storytime at the Parklands

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Summer in the park is bright, warm and beautiful, so join us in January for Storytime in the Park. Storytime will be held at the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland at 9.30am Friday 17 January. Don’t forget your hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Our Storytime sessions are made up of four components – reading, talking, playing and singing. Of course reading occurs each Storytime, and the books are carefully selected to reflect the interests and ages of the children that we expect to attend. But it’s the other components that make our […]

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Nov, 2019

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Books have so much to offer! Finding a good one can take us on a journey, teach us amazing things, make us laugh, keep us up all night when we have to be at work the next day. Books have a way of making us feel the whole rainbow of emotions.  Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. The Bookenders Bookclub starts back on Thursday 6 February at the Chinchilla Library at 5.00pm, and new members are welcome to join us! Come along to our […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime for Toddlers

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Your toddlers are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime for Toddlers is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.   This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and toddlers best suited to ages 1-3 years, but all are welcome: Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 9.30am All sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!   With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research […]

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May, 2019

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keep indigenous languages alive. The Aboriginal language spoken in the Dalby area is the Barrunggam language. Barrunggam is also spelt as Barungam, Barrungama or Parrungoom as well as referred to as Murrumgama or Murrumningama – this may in fact refer to a dialect or regional variation as there are a couple of known dialects within Barunggam, including Bunyinni which was spoken on Jimbour Station. Would you like to know more? Reserve a copy of the following books from your local library – Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton or Languages […]

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Apr, 2019

How do you use the library?

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A lot goes on at the library, and there’s many different ways to use the resources on offer. When it comes to how you use the library, what creature are you? BEES – Bees wish to actively occupy their time in a useful way. They like to be in an environment that allows them to study and use the library’s free resources.  You can usually find Bees in study spaces and close to power points. BUTTERFLIES – Butterflies are strolling readers who wander the library without a particular activity in […]

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Feb, 2019

Conversations in English Chinchilla

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NEW TIME! Tuesdays from 1 – 2.30pm at the Chinchilla Library. Conversations in English (CinE) is an award-winning, free friendship group for those who have English as a second language. Is English your second (or third, or fourth) language? Or are you a natural speaker wanting to help those new to our language? If so, please come along to our Conversations in English Classes. They are designed to help participants practice their English in a friendly and supportive environment with the help of community volunteers. To join the conversation and meet new and interesting friends contact […]

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Jan, 2019

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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Dec, 2018

The benefits of listening to audiobooks are extensive…

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Audiobooks are immersive, educational, instructional, entertaining and they’re perfect for the time rich and the time poor.  Audiobooks can also change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers and those for whom English is a second language.  There are plenty of benefits to regularly listening to audiobooks, including:    Increasing reading accuracy by 52% Increasing reading speed, expanding vocabulary and improving fluency Teaching pronunciation Improving comprehension by 76%; and Increasing test scores by 21% when engaged in multi-modal learning.   Not to mention:   27% of the Kindergarten to […]

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