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Jul, 2019

Publish your own photobook

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It’s never been so easy to turn your memories into a high-quality photobook! Photobooks are a modern take on the traditional photo album, presented and printed as a professional quality book, conveniently mailed to your home. We’re excited to be hosting free workshops where you can learn how to use inexpensive online tools to turn your happy snaps into a cookbook, children’s book, travel journal, graduation or family album. At a glance…  Dalby:  Thursday 1 August 10am Chinchilla: Thursday 1 August 10am Wandoan: Friday 2 August 10am Tara: Monday 5 […]

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Jul, 2019

Drone Coding: Search and Rescue

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National Science Week is coming up and STEM Punks are on their way to Western Downs Libraries. STEM Punks will be holding a series of drone coding workshops at libraries and schools around the region in August. Kids will learn about block based coding and how to program a drone to complete a search and rescue mission! Parents and guardians; coding is more fun with friends! We’d encourage you to join in with your child on all the search and rescue coding fun! Introduce your kids to the wonders of […]

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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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Jul, 2019

Yoga Storytime at Dalby

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Yoga Storytime is back again in Term 3! Yoga Storytime sessions incorporate breathing, meditation, yoga poses and story telling in a relaxed but fun environment. 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. Details at a glance: Who: Children aged 6-11 When: Each Tuesday from 30 July to 3 September 2019 Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm Click here to book in. To keep up to date with what’s on connect with […]

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Jun, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Why read? For a child to learn to read they must first understand that letters and words on the page have meaning. The main thing to keep in mind when reading with young children is that it has more to do with pointing and talking about the pictures than with sitting still and listening. What do young children like? Books that have interesting illustrations that they can explore on their own. Bright, colourful, attractive pictures are always appealing. Books that rhyme for example, Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and […]

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Jun, 2019

Rag Rug Making Workshop – MORE SESSIONS

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Due to popular demand we have opened up two new workshop times: Dalby Library Monday 29 July 2019, 2pm – 4pm Jandowae Library Tuesday 6 August 2019, 2pm – 4pm Places will fill fast so secure your spot today by registering here:    Learn how to crochet a rag rug at the Library this winter! Western Downs Libraries is pleased to be hosting Maria Staunton of Posies and Poppets for a rag rug making workshops in Dalby and Jandowae. During the FREE two hour class you will learn how to […]

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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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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

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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