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Sep, 2019

Storytime with Trevor

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Yes, that’s right — Trevor our Story Dog is getting his very own Storytime session. Saturday mornings will never be the same again as now they will be filled with reading, singing, playing, talking and barking. Storytime with Trevor begins 12 October at 10am. Do you love books about dogs as much as Trevor? Try Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey or Too Hot for Spots by Mini Goss. Other books you may enjoy include Long Dog by James Davies or My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester. Can’t make it to our […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Dalby Library has a lot to offer. Getting to know your local library can be a part of learning about and loving books. You can borrow great children’s books for free. This means you can have lots of books in your home for your child to explore — and it won’t cost you a cent. Reading and sharing stories can: help your child get to know sounds, words and language and develop early literacy skills learn to value books and stories spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity help your […]

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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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Sep, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 25 September 2019

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September is the month to spring clean, plant a garden and read a book. Our Bookclub book for September is Omega Park by Amy Barker. Our regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30am–11.30am. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 25 September 2019. Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email dalby.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. We can’t wait to see you there! Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Aug, 2019

In a Bind: Papercraft and Bookbinding Workshop

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Join us at Dalby Library for an introduction to the craft of Japanese bookbinding. Dalby local Ann Shepherd will be on hand to guide you as you create a beautiful A5 notebook using decorative craft paper and the Japanese bookbinding technique. Your notebook is yours to keep, and with Christmas just around the corner it’s a great opportunity to get a head start and make a lovely handmade gift. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Details at a glance Date: Monday 4 November 2019 Time: 10am–11.30am Location: Dalby Library […]

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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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Jul, 2019

What’s on Trevor’s bookshelf!

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How did Trevor get so clever? Well he reads books – lots of books. His favourite non-fiction book is The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi and Teach My Dog to do That by Jo-Rosie Haffenden. He also loves the book Lucky Dog Lessons by Brandon McMillan and Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance. Trevor also loves picture books and his favourite ones are the Pig the Pug series – yes, he is named after Pig’s best friend. Trevor also loves […]

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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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