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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 […]

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Feb, 2019

Rosie and Don are back

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Lovers of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect will be happy to see that Graeme Simsion has released a third book The Rosie Result featuring the unlikely couple of Rosie and Don Tillman. Rosie and Don have moved back to Melbourne after a decade in New York and their son Hudson is now 11 years old. Hudson is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward, not fitting in and his parents suspect he has Autism. Don, having spent a lifetime trying to fit in and manage his own idiosyncrasies, embarks on The Hudson Project in […]

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Feb, 2019

Tara Bookclub

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Tara Bookclub aspires to encourage reading and enlightenment, create discussion and provide an opportunity to meet new people in the community. We try to remind members that they may not like every book chosen for discussion, but on the other hand, might find a new author or genre to enjoy reading. If you would like to read more books in 2019, come and introduce yourself to Tara’s friendly Bookclub. New members are always welcome, so come along and share your love of reading, discuss your views and enjoy morning tea – all at the […]

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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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Jul, 2018

“The Best Book I’ve ever Read!”

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In the library we hear a lot about what our members are reading. Sometimes they love them, sometimes they hate them but to have a borrower say, “This is the best book I have ever read,” is probably worth noting. This was the feedback provided by one library member when returning Above the Fold by Peter Yeldham. An Australian historical fiction, written with meticulous detail, following the lives of a number of Australians during the tumultuous period of the second World War.   If you love Australiana and historical fiction, reserve your copy of  Above […]

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Jun, 2018

Dalby Bookclub is the place to be

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Dalby Bookclub will have its first meet for 2019 on Wednesday 27 February at 10.30am. The book for this month is Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.  An adventure thriller set in the Stalin era Soviet Union, it follows Officer Leo Demidov, an idealistic war hero who ends of on the run from the state he was previously trying to protect. This book was longlisted for the Man booker Prize in 2008 so is sure to be a good read. Dalby Library Bookclub meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the […]

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Oct, 2016

The Treehouse that Keeps Getting BIGGER

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Have you ever wanted your very own tree house to share with your best friend? Andy Griffiths, along with Terry Denton, has created a set of books based on the happenings in an ever-expanding tree house, where anything and everything imaginable is possible. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are the main characters living in the tree house and their antics will keep you laughing out loud for hours! The set comprises six books (so far), with the latest edition being published in August 2016. All the books are available at Western […]

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