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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

Yoga for Kids

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Are you looking for some after school activities that will kick off the school year on the right foot? Dalby Library is once again offering Yoga for kids so they can learn some healthy techniques for focusing, relaxing and managing stress and difficult emotions in a fun and supportive environment. Details: Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm Dates: Tuesdays 5/2/19 – 26/3/19 Who: children aged 6 – 11 Bookings: click here to book in Cost: free Each session will include yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditation practices and story telling to leave the kids […]

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Jan, 2019

Calm Hearts Calm Minds

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Yoga storytime is returning 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

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

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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Dec, 2018

Combat loss of reading achievement

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Experts call it the “summer slide,” where children lose up to two months of reading achievement over the Christmas holidays? Your local Library has the solution. We have Emergent readers, Beginner readers and Early readers that are high interest and cover lots of topics. Ask your local librarian to advise about other Junior Fiction books that may be of interest such as Frog on a Log in a Bog by Andy Griffiths or go on adventures with Algy. This series are small chapter books with coloured illustrations which are great […]

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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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Nov, 2018

Silence can be deafening

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“Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.” Vox is the debut novel by Christina Dalcher and a great book to read […]

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Nov, 2018

Milkman takes the prize

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“A novel that is at once unlocated and profoundly tethered to place is surely a novel for our times.” Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness; a story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished. It is the 2018 winner of the Man Booker prize.  Set in a society divided against itself, Milkman explores the insidious forms oppression can take in everyday life. Middle sister is the protagonist and we follow her as she navigates her way through […]

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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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