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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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Feb, 2020

Meet Karen Land

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Local Naturopath and author Karen Land is touring the Western Downs in 2020 and she has all the tip and tricks you need to improve your health naturally. Master the art of reading food labels, expand your health awareness, and learn how to make informed choices about what is going into your body. Refreshments are provided at this FREE event.   Moonie Library Monday 10 February 10–11.30am Reserve your spot here.   Meandarra Library Monday 10 February 1.30–3pm Reserve your spot here.   Wandoan Library Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm Reserve […]

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Feb, 2020

The Tara Book Club

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Why would you want to join a book club? Why wouldn’t you! Here’s a few reason why you should: Reading is good for your brain. Book clubs are sociable. Discussion stimulates the brain. Catch up with old or new friends. Expand your reading horizons. Books and coffee go well together. Face it, Book clubs are fun! “The Tara Book Club”  is a friendly gathering of like-minded people who meet each month for book-based discussion and an opportunity to connect with other lovers of reading and books, and meet new people […]

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Jan, 2020

The Art of Book Folding

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Learn the fascinating art of book folding with local creator Cathy McKenzie. Discover how careful planning and excellent execution can turn an ordinary book into a beautiful piece of art. Everything you need to start creating is supplied in this FREE workshop.   Jandowae Library Tuesday 28 January 9am–12pm Reserve your spot here.   Chinchilla Library Friday 31 January 5.30–8pm Reserve your spot here.   Dalby Library Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am Reserve your spot here.   Tara Library Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm Reserve your spot here.   Moonie Library Tuesday […]

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May, 2019

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keep indigenous languages alive. The Aboriginal language spoken in the Dalby area is the Barrunggam language. Barrunggam is also spelt as Barungam, Barrungama or Parrungoom as well as referred to as Murrumgama or Murrumningama – this may in fact refer to a dialect or regional variation as there are a couple of known dialects within Barunggam, including Bunyinni which was spoken on Jimbour Station. Would you like to know more? Reserve a copy of the following books from your local library – Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton or Languages […]

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Apr, 2019

How do you use the library?

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A lot goes on at the library, and there’s many different ways to use the resources on offer. When it comes to how you use the library, what creature are you? BEES – Bees wish to actively occupy their time in a useful way. They like to be in an environment that allows them to study and use the library’s free resources.  You can usually find Bees in study spaces and close to power points. BUTTERFLIES – Butterflies are strolling readers who wander the library without a particular activity in […]

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Jan, 2019

Bookclub – Where Great Minds Think Alike

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It doesn’t matter if you’re into Shakespeare or Sci-fi, Christian Grey or Dorian Gray you’re certain to find something new to read at one of our popular Bookclubs. Bookclubs meet all over our region and provide a welcoming, chatty and fun escape for those of us looking to get excited teasing out the finer points of our latest read. For some it’s a monthly dose of sanity, for others it’s a chance to expand into genres they would not normally tackle – but everyone agrees it’s the best way to meet new […]

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Jul, 2018

Love cooking …

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Do you love to cook? Our shelves are full of beautiful recipe books that will truly inspire you to cook like a Masterchef contestant. If you are looking for healthy recipes, you may enjoy 500 Ketogenic Recipes by Dana Carpender or Eat Well, Be Well by local author Karen Land. Do you love cooking sweets? Try The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree or Dessert Bar by Pamela Clark. These cold nights you may like to use your slow cooker. Your family will never be bored at dinner time when […]

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Jan, 2018

Audiobooks at Western Downs Libraries

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Audio books have become the fastest growing format in publishing today. Smartphones, tablets and the need for multitasking have made them ideal for the 21st century. But, did you know that they started when Edison recorded Mary Had a Little Lamb on a tinfoil phonograph in 1877? The first novel-length talking book was made for blinded World War I veterans and today it is a billion-dollar industry. You can listen to them on long drives, on walks or even in the bath. Audio books are great if your sight is […]

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