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Feb, 2020

Story Central is the place to be!

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Story Central has returned to support your reading addiction. Story Central is an afternoon of discussion, reading, writing and exploring. We share our favourite books, discover new authors, write alternative (better) endings, and generally just have fun with like-minded young people.  The 6 week program is assisted by a professional teacher, but will never feel like homework.  It is a chance to extend yourself and take a new path and be surprised where you journey to. Story Central is held every Thursday during Term 1 at 3.30-4.30pm. It’s not to […]

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Nov, 2019

Bookenders Bookclub in Chinchilla

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Books have so much to offer! Finding a good one can take us on a journey, teach us amazing things, make us laugh, keep us up all night when we have to be at work the next day. Books have a way of making us feel the whole rainbow of emotions.  Bookenders Bookclub is a great way to venture outside your reading comfort-zone. The Bookenders Bookclub starts back on Thursday 6 February at the Chinchilla Library at 5.00pm, and new members are welcome to join us! Come along to our […]

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Sep, 2019

Dalby Bookclub is on 26 February 2020

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We’re staying close to roots this month as the weather is finally getting warmer. Our Bookclub book for October is White Earth by  Dalby local author Andrew McGahan. Our regular meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30am–11.30am. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 26 February 2020. 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 closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Jul, 2019

What’s on Trevor’s bookshelf!

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How did Trevor get so clever? Well he reads books – lots of books. His favourite non-fiction book is The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi and Teach My Dog to do That by Jo-Rosie Haffenden. He also loves the book Lucky Dog Lessons by Brandon McMillan and Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance. Trevor also loves picture books and his favourite ones are the Pig the Pug series – yes, he is named after Pig’s best friend. Trevor also loves […]

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Jun, 2019

What were Australian’s Reading in the Victorian Era?

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Whilst reading The Guardian Australia our library team came across a very interesting article. The Australian National University has conducted a study analysing the borrowing habits from a selection of Australian libraries between 1861 and 1928. They have a created a entire database where you can filter Australian reading habits by age, occupation, gender, and library. The data found that males were the predominant borrowers, mining the biggest occupation, and that fiction vastly outweighed non-fiction in borrowing choices. Quite a few of the popular titles are still in circulation in […]

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Jun, 2019

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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May, 2019

Debut Australian Authors

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Sink your teeth into a fantastic new book or check out a debut novel from an Australian author! We’ve got some fantastic new books at the library at the moment including: Beneath the mother tree  “Beneath the Mother Tree plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology.”                 Sign “A captivating novel full of strength, courage and the struggle to overcome silence.” The Van Apfel Girls are gone “Blackly comic, sharply observed and observed and wonderfully endearing, this is […]

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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 […]

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Feb, 2019

The Lost Man – Jane Harper’s new release her best yet

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Jane Harper has provided the Australian Mystery & Crime genre with another fantastic story set in the very heart of the outback. Based on a fictional outback station near, a town strikingly similar to Birdsville, two brothers attempt to come to grips with the unusual death of their third brother, and attempt to unearth how it this tragedy occurred. Their brother Cam has been found dead beneath an old stockman’s grave at an isolated spot on the 30,000 acre property. His brother Lee, already an outcast from the closest town, […]

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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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