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Jan, 2019

Storytime for Bubs – Seeking Expressions of Interest

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Chinchilla and Dalby Libraries are seeking expressions of interest in starting a six-week Storytime for Bubs program during March and April. During our Storytime sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Did you know that 90%of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years? Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your […]

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Jan, 2019

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Do you love to talk about books at every opportunity? Been thinking about expanding your reading horizons? Want to meet some like-minded people or make some new friends? Join the Club! Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. The Bookenders Bookclub meets at the Chinchilla Library on the first Thursday of every month at 5.00pm, and new members are welcome to join us! Come along to our informal and friendly group where we’ll discuss life, the universe, and books over a great cup of coffee. […]

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Dec, 2018

New Year, New You

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We are finally at the end of 2018, and it’s now we all start to think of the goals we may or may not have achieved, and what we hope to accomplish in the next year. Your resolution might be to  break bad habits, learn a new hobby, gain a new positive outlook, or just keep on doing what you’re doing. The library has many books on a range of self help topics, instructions on learning that new skill, and books to give you the motivation to make a change […]

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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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Oct, 2018

Vroom! learning about our world with picture books

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It’s hard to miss all the roadworks around the region. Although the frequent delays can be annoying to adults, children love to talk and learn about all the various machinery and jobs that make up a road gang. Next time you’re in the library, pick up some transport-related picture books for bedtime reading. They keep the learning going at home, plus they’re lots of fun!

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Aug, 2018

Solving problems through books: Bibliotherapy

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Reading can and often does serve as a tool for personal growth and adjustment. Reading frequently helps the reader to accept himself for what he is, to obtain insights into his own problems, and to evaluate his own strengths and weaknesses. Almost everyone has to face some personal problems. These range from the trivial distress caused by straight or unkept hair to the tragic loss of hearing or eyesight. There are a myriad of problems that may be an issue for your child. Perhaps through reading about problems that children […]

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Jul, 2018

Borrow from the comfort of your own home

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Did you know you can borrow and read our books without even visiting the library? Western Downs Libraries is subscribed a number of eLibrary apps so that all you need to get started is your library card! Simply download the BorrowBox app on any Android or Apple-made device, enter your library ID, and PIN and you’ll have access to a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks! If you love magazines and Audio-books sign up online to our RBdigital App and you’ll have access to eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For the children we have […]

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Jun, 2018

Dalby Bookclub is the place to be

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Dalby Bookclub is very popular and happens on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s book is The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. Join us on Wednesday 31 October 2018 for a lively chat about this wonderful book. A daughter’s quest to clear her parents’ names, it’s a thought provoking thriller “teeming with tantalizing twists”. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30–11.30am.   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 […]

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Feb, 2018

It is never to early to read to your baby

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In the first years of life, your child’s brain develops faster than at any other stage. During this time, the simple things you to together each day can have an enormous impact. Even though your baby isn’t reading yet, sharing books and reading stories is such a valuable way to develop your baby’s pre-literacy and language skills. It is important to familiarise your child with how a storybook works, the beginning, the end, and how text reads from left to right. Tips for reading to your baby Choose a book […]

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