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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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:  […]



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 […]



Aug, 2018

Extra computer lessons have been added

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August is Seniors Month in the Western Downs. Our Libraries are celebrating our seniors by providing digital technology lessons across the regions. Due to popular demand Dalby Library has added extra computer lessons next week. They will be held Tuesday 28 August 2018 and Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 10.00am to 12.00pm. Morning tea will be supplied.  There’s never been a better time to get online. Getting started online   Part A and Part B Places are limited. Contact 1300 COUNCIL (1300268624)or email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.auor drop into Dalby Library to reserve your place today!



Jun, 2018

Dalby Library is open

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We love Dalby Library and want the best facilities possible for our patrons, however, this sometimes means that maintenance needs to be completed. As you maybe aware our car park is currently being resurfaced, however, the library is open and operating as normal. Access to the car park is through the Orpen Street entrance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing and we look forward to opening our revamped car park soon.



Aug, 2017

What is marginalia?

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For centuries, readers have inscribed books with handwritten marginal notes, or marginalia.   These annotations can serve as ownership indicators, inscriptions, study notes, summaries, or they can facilitate what has been described as social reading in which two or more readers discuss the book’s contents in a margin-based conversation.   Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term marginalia to encompass all such annotations, but the practice is as old as the printed book and even older: marginalia have been found in scrolls painstakingly copied down by medieval monks.  Marginalia can serve […]



Mar, 2017

Pop-Up Libraries

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Libraries are popping up where you’d least expect them. First Five Forever is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for children aged 0 to 5 and their parents to develop confidence with reading and literacy. In support of this initiative, Western Downs Libraries are providing our region with fantastic Pop-Up Libraries! Our Pop-Up Libraries will be kept in big black boxes, located at a number of medical and health service waiting rooms, hairdressers and dentists throughout the Western Downs. Patients and clients will be able to read great quality books with their little […]



Feb, 2017

Want to know more about our world? Check out our awesome Science Collection!

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Ever wanted to know more about space? dinosaurs? Why humans hiccup? Dalby Library has the answer! We have a huge range of science books in our non-fiction section for adults, teens, and kids covering every topic from: Dinosaurs Space Natural World Disasters Electricity Science experiments for kids Dr Karl’s latest titles Chemistry So check out the 500’s section of our Non-Fiction collection located on the upper floor of the Dalby Library to learn some new!