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Mar, 2019

World Science Festival

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Science is the foundation of the world around us, it explains everything from the air we breathe to the site you are reading this on. Through interactive events, discussions and activities, the World Science Festival aims to open the minds of those both young and old to the wonders of science. Chemistry, physics, biology, coding, robots, whatever takes your interest there is bound to be an activity for you. So why not come and learn something new? Join us for the Chinchilla Community day! 30 March 2019 at the Chinchilla […]

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Mar, 2019

Storytime STEAMSquad at Chinchilla

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Chinchilla is changing up their Storytime sessions, and introducing a Storytime STEAMSquad! Storytime for Toddlers is held every Friday at 9.30am, at the Chinchilla Library. But for the LAST Friday of March, April and May, we will run Storytime STEAMSquad instead. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning happens naturally every day as children explore, play and try new things.  When children play, they explore and build skills and theories about the world. Come along to our very first Storytime STEAMSquad next Friday 29 March, and have fun learning […]

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Mar, 2019

#STEAMSquad 2019

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Registration opens at 9am on Tuesday 23 April! Term 2 of STEAMSquad will run for 6 weeks from 7 May – 12 June. #STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7-12, held at Chinchilla, Dalby and Tara Libraries. Each week children participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities in a fun, hands-on environment. Our aim is to give ALL children the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s skills, today. Due to popular demand, this year we will have a Junior #STEAMSquad (7-8) and Senior #STEAMSquad (9-12). Children will be […]

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Mar, 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Travel Photography

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Dalby Library is thrilled to be hosting local photographer Janine Waters to present a Beginners Guide to Travel Photography. Whether you use a mobile phone camera, an iPad, a point and shoot digital camera or a digital SLR camera, these workshops will have something for you! Janine will cover topics such as: How to avoid common mistakes such as blurred photos Composition situations that work How to make your photos more interesting How to work with natural light Whether your photography interest is people, landscapes, flowers, architecture, or something else entirely these […]

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Feb, 2019

What’s on in Meandarra?

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Are you looking for something to do at Meandarra Library? Check out the list below to find out what is happening in our wonderful space. March 25 – Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library happens at 10.30am – Suitable for children up to 5 years. Everyone welcome. Other events happening in our district: March 2 – The MXR Moonie Yabbie Races at the Moonie Sports Ground. Tickets available at the gate. Click here for more information. March 14 – Meandarra Craft Group at Meandarra Library happens at 11.00am. Everyone welcome. […]

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Feb, 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:   DALBY  Wednesday 6 March 2019 10am – 12pm:  […]

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May, 2018

Technology Support at Chinchilla Library

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Don’t know the difference between a mouse and a monitor? Confused by social media like Facebook, Skype or Twitter? Can’t remember if your tablet is an Apple or an Android (and anyway, aren’t tablets something that you swallow)? If you feel like it might be time to catch up with technology, or if your children gave you a new something-or-other for your birthday and left before they could show you how to use it, come along to one of the one-on-one tailored support sessions at the Chinchilla Library. From beginners to those […]

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Mar, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives. You can digitise: Printed photographs (up to A4 size) Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch) Photo slides (35mm) Documents (up to A4 size) Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out. Fact sheet Colour negatives and slides Black and White negatives […]

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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 […]

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Sep, 2016

Jandowae Technology Support

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Get one-to-one basic technology lessons at Jandowae Library each Tuesday, by appointment. We tailor each session for you personal needs. If you would like help wrangling your iPad or tablet computer, we can do that too. You can also bring along your own laptop computer if you would like to learn how to use it – or that one little thing you can never quite get the hang of. Use our Free WiFi to get started. The best part? It’s completely FREE. Bookings are essential, so please phone 1300 COUNCIL or email us […]

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