Tara Library

  • School Holiday Fun School Holiday Fun

    Don’t miss out on the hottest activities this summer at Western Downs Libraries. Crafts and #STEAM are sweeping the region this summer. Dive into science with rockets, start creating crafts and cool machines, then get ready for the droid invasion!

    It’s all happening this summer and signing up is as easy as clicking below.

    LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 – Chinchilla
    Ages 8+
    LEGO® + Robots = COOL. Seriously, who doesn’t love playing with Lego and coding amazing robots at the same time?

    Wednesday 22 January 2–4pm

    Register here for Wednesday 

     

    Make and take – Chinchilla
    Ages 6+
    What do you do when it’s scorching outside? You make masterful creations at Chinchilla Library!

    Thursday 23 January 2.30–3.30pm

    Register here for Thursday 23 January

     

    Start art early – Bell
    Ages 6+
    Learn the secrets of art this summer. It is never too early to find your muse and hone that artistic talent!

    Thursday 23 January 10–11.30am

    Register here for Thursday 23 January

     

    Droid mission – Tara
    Ages 7+
    Droid to mission control, we need pilots and engineers to complete our mission! Do you have what it takes to build a Droid and guide it through missions?

    Tuesday 21 January 2–4pm

    Register here

     

    Ridiculous #STEAM machine – Jandowae
    Ages 7+
    What goes boom, clank, thud, and chime? A Rube Goldberg machine! Build a ridiculous, complicated contraption to complete a simple task, and have a great time doing it.

    Wednesday 22 January 10–11am

    Register here

     

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  • Library Lover’s Day – Come on join the fun Library Lover's Day - Come on join the fun

    Tara Bookclub is back in 2020 and will kick off with a special brunch on Library Lovers Day. Join us at 10.30am Friday 14 February to launch Tara Bookclub for 2020!

     

    Tara Bookclub 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 in the community.

    Come along and share your love of reading, discuss your views and enjoy morning tea.

    Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of every month at 10.30am, but this special 2020 Library Lovers meeting will kick off at 10.30am Friday 14 February 2020.

    For further information contact Tara Library by email or by phoning 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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  • Meet Karen Land Meet Karen Land

    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

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    Wandoan Library

    Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm

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    Miles Library

    Monday 17 February 6–7.30pm

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    Jandowae Library

    Monday 24 February 6–7.30pm

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    Chinchilla Library

    Monday 2 March 6–7.30pm

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    Tara Library

    Monday 9 March 6–7.30pm

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    Bell Library

    Monday 16 March 1–2.30pm

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    Dalby Library

    Monday 16 March 6–7.30pm

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. For more information call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.

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  • The Art of Book Folding The Art of Book Folding

    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

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    Dalby Library

    Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am

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    Tara Library

    Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm

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    Moonie Library

    Tuesday 4 February 10am–1pm

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    Meandarra Library

    Thursday 6 February 11am–2pm

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    Wandoan Library

    Friday 7 February 9.30–11.30am

    Reserve your spot here.

     

    Miles Library

    Wednesday 12 February 6–9pm

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    Bookings are essential. For more information please call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.

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  • #STEAMSquad 2020 #STEAMSquad 2020

    #STEAMSquad returns in 2020 with great new activities in Tara, Chinchilla and Dalby.

    What is #STEAMSquad?  We are glad you asked.

    #STEAMSquad is:

    S – Science from the world around us!

    T – Technology like we had never imagined!

    E – Engineering by examining the why with the how!

    A – Art through freedom of expression!

    M – Maths, the purest science there is!

    And kids, we put the Squad in #STEAMSquad.

     

    Dalby 

    #STEAMSquad is returning to Dalby in 2020 with a new program! Creativity has been identified as an important skill for the future, so this term Dalby will be introducing more art activities. With the upcoming Words Out West Western Downs Readers and Writers Fest we will also be exploring one of the great technologies: writing.

    #STEAMSquad will be held at Dalby Library every Wednesday from 29 January to 4 March,  at 3.30–4.30pm.

    There will be two #STEAMSquad sessions each week: Junior (for ages 7–8) and Senior (for ages 9–11).

    Please note that children must be the minimum age before beginning #STEAMSquad for the term.

    Registrations open 9am Monday 13 January.

    Reserve your Junior spot here

    Reserve your Senior spot here

    Tara

    #STEAMSquad in Tara will be held again in 2020.

    Join us at Tara Library every Tuesday afternoon at 3.30–4.30pm, from 11 February to 17 March 2020.

    Registrations open 9am Monday 27 January.

    For children aged 7-12 years old. Children must be the minimum age (7) before beginning #STEAMSquad for the the term.

    Reserve your spot here

     

    Chinchilla

    #STEAMSquad continues in Chinchilla in 2020.

    Join us at Chinchilla Library every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon at 3.30–4.30pm, from 11 February to 18 March 2020.

    There will be two #STEAMSquad sessions each week: Junior (for ages 7–8) and Senior (for ages 9–12).

    Please note that children must be the minimum age before beginning #STEAMSquad for the term.

    Registrations open 9am Monday 27 January.

    Reserve your Junior spot here

    Reserve your Senior spot here

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  • Special Storytime: Ready, Set, School! Special Storytime: Ready, Set, School!

    Get the kids excited for school with this very special, play-based Storytime. This will be the last Storytime for some of the kids, so we’d like to do Storytime together once more, with discussion and play centred around going to school.

    We encourage any of our children who are heading off to school for the first time to come along in their great new school uniforms and bring their backpacks.  By sharing this special time with the younger children it helps set expectations, make them less nervous and build excitement for when they eventually go off to school.

    Plus we get the opportunity to say goodbye and good luck to our Storytime friends.

    Friday 24 January 10-11am at Tara Library

    Storytime for Kids is best suited to children aged 3 to 5, but everyone is welcome.

    For more info, call us at 1300 COUNCIL or email us at tara.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

     

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  • Story Central—the place to be! Story Central—the place to be!

    Story Central is returning in 2020 to support your reading addiction.

    Story Central 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 ideally suited to kids aged 9–15 with a love of reading and writing. For more information or to  speak to the team at Tara Library pop in or call 1300COUNCIL.

    We will be  kicking off on 20 February 2020, so keep an eye out for when registration open by checking back here regularly.

    Make 2020 your year to learn new things, reach your goals, have fun and make friends along the way.

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  • It’s Toddler Time! It's Toddler Time!

    Toddler Time is coming to the Tara Library so get ready for some fun…

    Toddler Time is a fun, play based  environment which encourages language development and social interaction for toddlers  to four years, through song, dance and play. The session features nursery rhymes, finger plays, action songs, free play and a story.  Parents and careers are encouraged to become involved in the activities as children learn best from the important people around them. The more you read, talk, sing and play with your child, the more lights you’re turning on in their brain.  The experience of those first five years will stay with them forever.

    All of our Toddler Time sessions are carefully planned to enhance your child’s cognitive, fine motor and  early literacy skills.

    Tara Toddler Time will be held each Friday at 10.30am starting 31 January 2020.

    For more info, call us at 1300 COUNCIL or email us at tara.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

     

     

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  • New Hot Speed Reads Collection New Hot Speed Reads Collection

    Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.

     

    Our current Hot Speed Reads are…

    The Institute by Stephen King

    Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald

    The Guardians by John Grisham

    Khaki Town by Judy Nunn

    The Dark Side by Danielle Steele

    Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

    The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey

    A Better Man by Louise Penny

    The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

    Westwind by Ian Rankin

    The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

    A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

    The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer

    Postscript by Cecelia Ahern

    Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer

    Blue Moon by Lee Child

    The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

    White Horses by Rachel Treasure.

     

    What you need to know…

    Q: Where can I find these books?

    A: On the shelf at Dalby, Tara or Chinchilla Library.

    Q: How do I know if a book is a ‘Hot Speed Read’?

    A: All our Hot Speed Reads have a yellow ‘Ten Day Loan’ sticker on the cover.

    Q: What if I don’t usually borrow from Dalby, Chinchilla or Tara Library? 

    A: Never fear, if your local Library doesn’t carry the Hot Speed Reads, or if there is no copy available at your branch you can reserve one.

     

     

     

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  • Tara Technology Support: Let us help you enjoy the digital age Tara Technology Support: Let us help you enjoy the digital age

    Get help with your technology troubles with one-to-one basic technology support sessions available at Tara Library between 9.30-11.30am each Monday and Tuesday.

    We tailor each session for your personal needs. For example, we can teach you how to use  your iPad, tablet or laptop. You can also bring along your own device and we will teach you how to achieve the outcomes you want.  Alternatively, you can use our free WiFi to get started. The best part? It is completely FREE.

    Bookings are essential, so please phone 1300 COUNCIL or email us at tara.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au to get started on boosting your mastery of the tech world now.

    We are taking booking now for 2020 sessions so speak to us today about your needs.

    Can’t make it into a branch in person? Try out our online eLearning resources. Self-paced, free and accessible 24/7.

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