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Mar, 2019

Exciting News – Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime is held at Chinchilla Library at 9.30am every Friday. There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks! Our upcoming sessions: 22 March – I went walking *** with special guest Brooke, from Therapy Alliance Group! 29 March – Storytime STEAMsquad ***New Program*** click here to find out more about what we have planned! 5 April – Going on a bear hunt 12 April – Easter theme 19 April – No Storytime, Library is closed over Easter 26 April – Storytime STEAMsquad   Don’t forget Storytime […]

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Feb, 2019

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Do you love to talk about books at every opportunity? Been thinking about expanding your reading horizons? Want to meet some like-minded people or make some new friends? Join the Club! Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. Members are currently reading “A world of other people” by Steven Carroll, and will discuss it at the next meet on Thursday 7 March. London, 1941, and the threat of daily bombings hangs in the air. Jim, a young Australia pilot, has suffered an unbearable loss when he […]

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Feb, 2019

Tech Savvy for Seniors

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Tech Savvy for Seniors    Western Downs Libraries is pleased to once again be running free Tech Savvy for Seniors sessions across all our branches. This year we are offering new topics, so there’s sure to be something helpful to everyone. ***Participants must have basic computer and mouse skills.*** Bookings can be made through Eventbrite or by calling your local library. Morning sessions will have morning tea provided and afternoon sessions will have afternoon tea provided. Session times are as follows:   DALBY  Wednesday 6 March 2019 10am – 12pm:  […]

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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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Oct, 2018

Children love books and laughter!

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Who doesn’t love hearing their child’s laughter? Reading a book with your child is the best experience you can have – the world stops and it is just you and them enjoying a moment.  So my advice to parents is to make reading fun and the perfect solution is to find books that you like to read and are funny. This will ensure that your enthusiasm and laughter will pass down to your children.  Look for books that make you laugh such as This Book just ate my Dog by […]

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Jul, 2018

Love cooking …

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Do you love to cook? Our shelves are full of beautiful recipe books that will truly inspire you to cook like a Masterchef contestant. If you are looking for healthy recipes, you may enjoy 500 Ketogenic Recipes by Dana Carpender or Eat Well, Be Well by local author Karen Land. Do you love cooking sweets? Try The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree or Dessert Bar by Pamela Clark. These cold nights you may like to use your slow cooker. Your family will never be bored at dinner time when […]

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Apr, 2018

Storytime Outreach

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Chinchilla Library are very excited to offer Storytime for Kids sessions as outreach. Our talented librarians will be delivering Storytime at local kindys, day care centres, playgroups, prep classes and more. If you are an educator or parent, and would love to have our Librarians deliver a Storytime at your venue, please get in touch with us! Love coming to the Library? Ask us about making it an excursion instead!   All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and and delivered by trained staff. They include stories, songs, rhymes […]

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Mar, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives. You can digitise: Printed photographs (up to A4 size) Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch) Photo slides (35mm) Documents (up to A4 size) Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out. Fact sheet Colour negatives and slides Black and White negatives […]

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