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Mar, 2019

Book Sale at Dalby Library

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Friends of Western Downs Libraries is all set to hold its much anticipated annual book sale. Come on down to Dalby Library at MyALL 107 to pick up a stack of great reading material to keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays. Books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are all up for grabs so gather your bags and boxes to bag some bargains and support your local library. Details at a Glance: What: Friends of Western Downs Libraries book sale When: Friday 5 April 9am – 5pm and Saturday 6 […]

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Mar, 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Travel Photography

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Dalby Library is thrilled to be hosting local photographer Janine Waters to present a Beginners Guide to Travel Photography. Whether you use a mobile phone camera, an iPad, a point and shoot digital camera or a digital SLR camera, these workshops will have something for you! Janine will cover topics such as: How to avoid common mistakes such as blurred photos Composition situations that work How to make your photos more interesting How to work with natural light Whether your photography interest is people, landscapes, flowers, architecture, or something else entirely these […]

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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

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

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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Feb, 2019

The Pearl Thief

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The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh is a captivating historical drama with a story entwined around a unique piece of jewellery.  This story is set in both London and Paris and refers back to WWII in Prague. The Pearl Thief commences with the introduction of a wealthy Jewish family and follows them through the persecution and horrors of war with the impact of the war never really leaving their lives. In the 1960’s Katerina (the main character) is an authority on historical art specialising in authenticating jewellery. She is shocked when faced […]

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Jan, 2019

Calm Hearts Calm Minds

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Yoga storytime has returned to Dalby! Children aged 6 – 11 can come to the Library to stretch, breathe and meditate the stresses of school away each Tuesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm between 5 February and 26 March 2019. It is well known that yoga has benefits for all ages including: building capacity for managing stress and difficult emotions, improving concentration and increasing confidence and positive body image. These sessions will be relaxing but fun so click here to book in. To keep up to date with what’s on connect with […]

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Jan, 2019

Soap Making Workshop in Dalby

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Make your own soap at Dalby Library! Dalby Library is happy to be hosting a natural soap making workshop this summer with Bell local Sharon Blanck. During the three hour session you will get hands on, making soap from a basic recipe, using natural ingredients like olive, coconut and essential oils with antioxidants and vitamins essential to healthy skin. Even better you get to take home what you make to share with your family…or to just keep for yourself because it’s so luscious! All equipment and ingredients are supplied as well […]

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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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