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 […]



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 […]



Feb, 2018

Conversations in English Dalby

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We’re taking a little break from Conversations in English in Dalby. Watch this space, we will return soon. Conversations in English is a free friendship group for people who have English as an additional language. The aim is to help those who would like to make new connections or just practice their English in a relaxed and safe environment. Sessions are designed to be relaxed and fun; there are no tests or exams, just good friends and good conversations! How much:  It’s free! (It’s at the Library, of course) Who: […]



Jan, 2018

Home is where the heart is …

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Do you love reading books on how to beautify your home? Look no further than the shelves of your local library. Home Made Home by Mark and Sally Bailey provides you with some wonderful ideas on how to use home made objects in your house. Home Space by Darren Palmer provides an insight into the relationship between people and their homes.  The Thoughtful Home by Tahn Scoon is all about creating that perfect home on a budget utilising what you already own. We have shelves of beautiful books that I am […]



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 […]