Apr, 2019

Calm Hearts Calm Minds

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Term 2 for Yoga Storytime is coming. 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 7 May and 11 June 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 […]



Apr, 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:   WANDOAN  Wednesday 10 April 2019 10am – 12pm     […]



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 […]



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 […]



Mar, 2018

Be Connected: Online Lessons for Seniors

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Be Connected is a free Australian Government initiative helping you to get the most our of going online, so you can add new skills and experiences to your life. There’s never been a better time to get online! Western Downs Libraries are offering courses on a range of topics to help seniors become confident with navigating the internet and new technologies at Dalby Library. Each topic runs over two weeks – you can sign up for one topic, or sign up for them all! These sessions are extremely flexible, however places […]



Jun, 2017

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 […]



Apr, 2017

How do you choose a book?

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Why do some books fly off the shelves while others sit and gather dust? It’s all about the cover. The book cover plays a prominent role in our decision to borrow a book.   A cover or jacket’s ability to catch our eye and draw us in can often make or break a book’s success.  We use book covers to determine the worth of a book, the kind of story that might be told within, and whether or not we should take it seriously and borrow the book from the […]



Jan, 2017

Lynda.com for Job Hunters!

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Are you a recent graduate from secondary or tertiary education? Perhaps you’re a person who is looking to transition into a new role, industry or organisation? It’s a new year, and the perfect time to gain some new skills. Lynda.com is free for all Queensland public library members, with over 5,000 online courses including business, technology and creative skills. Lynda.com has new courses added every week but many earlier courses remain popular. Some of the most popular include ‘Foundations of programming fundamentals’ (viewed over 8.8 million times), ‘Excel 2013 essential […]



Aug, 2016

Lynda Will be Your New Best Friend

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Did you know that as a member of Western Downs Libraries, you have full and free access to an amaaazing website called Lynda.com? Never heard of it? Well now is your chance to explore the thousands of online video courses available to you from Lynda; all you have to do is create an account by clicking here and you’ll be ready to get started. From courses in software, to ones that will help expand your creative side, or even courses that will develop your business skills, Lynda has it all. Need some […]