Wandoan Library

  • Wandoan Bookclub Wandoan Bookclub

    Love a good book and enjoy sharing your thoughts on the book?

    Wandoan Library has our very own Bookclub and our next get together will be on Thursday 14 November at 3.30 pm.

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

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  • Age-proof your Brain Age-proof your Brain

    Do you worry that every passing year brings you closer to an inevitable brain fade? If so, you’re probably worrying about nothing! According to Tony Buzan, author of Age-Proof your Brain, it’s a complete misconception that your brain automatically deteriorates with age. Just like any other part of your body, you need to look after and exercise your brain to keep it performing well. Age-Proof your Brain explores the science behind brains, and how to keep yours in peak condition.

    Tony Buzan has devised a revolutionary program to keep your mind razor sharp and ahead of every challenge.  In 7 days your mind should be noticeably sharper; in 7 weeks you should be as quick as someone 10 years younger.  Boost your IQ with brain stretching exercises, sharpen problem-solving skills with Mind Maps, improve lateral thinking with 2 minute boosters and maximise your memory with special ‘chunking’ techniques.

    Age-proof your brain! Drop into your local Western Downs Libraries branch or reserve a copy now!

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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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  • October in your community October in your community

    There’s plenty to do in Wandoan this October!

    Monday 7 October: Queen’s Birthday Holiday. Wandoan Library will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday and will reopen as normal on Tuesday 8 October.

    Thursday 10 October: Bookclub meets at Wandoan Library at 3.30pm for coffee and cake. The book for this month is ‘The last of the Bonegilla Girls’ by Victoria Purman

    Thursday 10 October: Wandoan Creative Sewers meet in the Club Room for a day of sewing and chatting.  Bring your lunch and your latest project.

    Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October: PINK UP Wandoan. Contact the Surf Club to register your support. Pink up your business, house or just pink up. Markets will be held in Pocket Park on Wednesday 16 October, supporting families experiencing breast cancer.

    Thursday 17 October: Storytime for Bubs with Karen at the Library from 10am.

    Saturday 19 October: Wandoan Rodeo. 10am til late.  Meet your friends at the Showgrounds for some entertainment.

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  • October in the home with BHG October in the home with BHG

    Spring is in the air. The bare branches are showing signs of new leaves, and flowers are forming ready to burst forth. Look in the backyards of homes and see the fruit trees bursting out in flowers. Peach blossoms, cherry, apple, plum — all a soft shade of pink. With all the pinks outside, bring it inside with pink cushions, a feature wall, candles or a table cloth.

    Good with your hands? Try the easy paper flowers on pages 44-48. Make little buds to decorate place cards and add a special touch to small gifts. Different designs to choose from.

    No back yard and you still want to display flowers.  Take a peak at the window flower boxes pages 56-61.  Using a mix of colors Petunias, bring an eye catching display.  Geraniums, trailing ivy, herbs, fountain grass, anything that is bright, bold and the perfume will fill the home because it is sitting on the window ledge.

    A go to page for jobs to do in your garden this month,  check for your map on page 66 to see what zone you are in, for planting flowers and vegetables.  Page 70 is the moon guide to see what stage the moon is during the month for planting above ground and below ground.  Find what star sign you come under for a bit of help.

    Fast Ed has some party food recipe’s to whip up for that special occasion. You will find a couple of quick desserts, topped with fresh fruit.

    Left over cauliflower in the bottom of the fridge, you can turn it into a baked cauliflower pizzaiola, soup, baked with walnuts, fritters.  Look for the recipe and see for your self how mouth watering they all look.

    A bedroom needs a lift, this is a go to section for ideas.  A coat of paint to brighten room, a flat pack shelving to give you some more storage, build a frame for under the bed installing draws for storage.  Add a print or two and you have new sleeping quarters.

    Thinking about travel?  See Europe on these pages, and decide if you want see more.

    I think I have covered only part of the magazine, and if I want to see more of this months edition, go to your local library or go online to see for free.


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  • Get online with Be Connected! Get online with Be Connected!

    Learning about computers can seem intimidating and complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Western Downs Libraries is making digital literacy easy with Be Connected.

    Whether you are a job seeker looking to expand your skill set, or someone who has never touched a computer before, Be Connected is for you.

    Improve your skills with computers, apps and mobile devices with the assistance of our supportive staff and volunteers. Your learning experience is tailored to your personal requirements and skill level with the huge range of available lessons.

    Be Connected is not just about computers. Learn how to stay safe online, play games, use a digital camera and connect with people around the globe with social networks. Technology has never been more accessible, and you can get on board too!

    Improve your confidence, abilities, and knowledge of technology. Sign up for a Be Connected session at your nearest Western Downs Libraries branch.

    To register for a session, or for more information, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au, call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local Western Downs Libraries branch.




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  • Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

    Come in and join the fun at our Storytime for Kids!

    Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home.

    Our next Storytime is October 16 & 30, 2019

    Time: 9.30-10.30am

    Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or wandoan.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for Storytime at a branch near you? Click here for other Storytime sessions.

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  • Storytime for Bubs Storytime for Bubs

    90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs!

    During our Storytime for Bubs 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.

    Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future development that can last a lifetime.

    Here’s your excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, and encourage your baby’s development.


    Chinchilla Library – 9.30-10am every Thursday during term time

    Wandoan Library – 10am-10.30am, first and third Thursday of every month

    Tara Library – 11am -11.30am, every Tuesday, 18 June to 23 July


    Storytime for Bubs is aimed at ages 0-12 months. Sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff.

    It’s never too early to Read, Play, Sing and Talk.

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  • Wandoan Photo Challenge entries Wandoan Photo Challenge entries

    Invitation to interested persons who would like to view the winning entries that where received for the
    Wandoan Photo Challenge.

    Wandoan Library is open Monday to Friday – 9.00 am -5.00 pm



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  • Story Box Library Story Box Library

    Story Box Library is an engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages, improving language and literacy skills along the way.

    Story Box Library was created to:

    • Engage children with stories and voices to make personal connections
    • develop vital language and literacy skills
    • combat endless online searching for quality literacy resources; and
    • get kids excited about reading and let imaginations fly!

    Best of all, it’s free for families via participating public libraries (that’s us)!

    See and hear your favourite stories come to life, read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, Eddie Perfect, Katie Ritchie, Andrew Hansen, Missy Higgins, Shane Jacobson and many more.

    What is Story Box Library?

    The best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by your favourite storytellers.

    How does Story Box Library work?

    Story Box Library steams ad-free content directly into the library and homes of library patrons on any device with Internet connection.

    Are stories added regularly?

    Yes! 30–40 carefully curated, thought-provoking and engaging stories are added each year.

    Who are the storytellers?

    A range of actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, authors, illustrators, TV presenters, performers, students, grandparents, activist and educators – each sharing their unique voice.

    Who is Story Box Library recommended for?

    Story Box Library is a fantastic resource for pre-school through to upper primary years.

    To access these great resources, visit storyboxlibrary.com/libraries and:

    1. Select Western Downs Regional Council
    2. Enter your library barcode
    3. Enjoy stories, short films and at-home activities

    Got Questions? Ask your librarian about Story Box Library today!

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