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Sep, 2019

Learn the Art of Illustration

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Learn how to create characters like a champ these school holidays. This September, local illustrator Beth Liddle is touring the Western Downs with one goal: to teach you the art of illustration! Take your characters from good to amazing with Beth’s tips, tricks and totally awesome techniques. Whether you’re an avid artist or a disaster with a pencil, come along to learn and have some fun. Everyone aged 8 and up is welcome to attend, including teens and young adults! Miles: Wednesday 25 September 10am Chinchilla: Wednesday 25 September 2.30pm […]

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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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Aug, 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. This month we are reading The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady. “Even before I knew anything about Grandad Les, Wally and me sometimes dared each other to see how close to the knackery we could get. It was way out in the bottom paddock, and Dad banned […]

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Aug, 2019

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! Don’t forget Storytime for Toddlers will continue throughout the school holidays! Our Storytime sessions are made up of four components – read, talk, play and sing. 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 value-adding components that make our Storytime sessions so special – singing songs and […]

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Aug, 2019

Gardening Workshops with ABC Radio’s Michael Wells!

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Got plant problems? Not anymore. Gardening guru Michael Wells is coming to the Western Downs, and he is bringing his plant-whispering wisdom with him. When Michael isn’t teaching horticulture at TAFE Queensland, or working in his own garden, he writes a gardening column for the Toowoomba Chronicle and advises ABC Southern Queensland radio listeners on all things gardening. Michael will be hosting a series of gardening workshops at Western Downs Libraries branches in August and September. Discover how plant selection and the secrets of soil can make your garden the […]

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Aug, 2019

Get online with Be Connected!

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Learning about computers can seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Western Downs Libraries is making digital literacy easy with Be Connected. Whether you are a job seeker looking to expand your skill set, or someone who has never touched a computer before, Be Connected is for you. Improve your skills with computers, apps and mobile devices with the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers. Your learning experience is tailored to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge range of available lessons. Be Connected […]

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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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