- How to ‘Google My Business’
Online marketing and promotion is becoming essential for small businesses and community organisations, but it’s not all bad news. Online marketing can be quick, easy, and free. Let us show you how!
How to ‘Google My Business’ is a free workshop designed for small business owners and community organisations to improve their digital presence.
We’ll show you how to use free online tools to promote your business, how to fit online marketing into your busy schedule, and exactly what information your customers are searching for.
At a Glance:
Wednesday 12 February
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
Tuesday 25 February
Chinchilla Customer Service Centre
How to ‘Google My Business’ is coming to a library near you.
Wednesday 4 March
12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm
Wednesday 11 March
Tuesday 17 March
12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm
Please bring a laptop or smartphone.
For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL.
- February 2020 Community Events
February in Wandoan
Saturday 1 February: Noonga’s Old Time family dance, doors open 7.30pm. Music by Sound Elite, lucky door prizes. More info contact Mary Leahy 46276358
Friday 7 February: Workshop, the Art of Book Folding. Bookings essential, register here.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February: Creative Arts Escape, half or full day workshops. Book online here.
Thursday 13 February: Wandoan Creative Sewers meet in the club room at 9.30am for a day of stitchen. Bring your projects, morning tea and lunch and join the ladies for the day.
Tuesday 21 February: Beer & Wurst Tasting Evening begins at 6pm at Guluguba State School.
Tuesday 25 February: Storytime for Toddlers will be held at Wandoan Library from 9.30am. The session is best suited to kids aged 3–5, but everyone is welcome.
Saturday 29 February: Wandoan Show Society presents A Night Under the Stars.
Friday 20 March: Entries close for the Wandoan Photo Challenge 2020. Don’t miss out on your chance to share in $5000 prize money. Visit wandoanphotochallenge.com for more detailsContinue reading →
- Better Homes and Gardens
Christmas celebrations are finished, the new year is here and January’s edition of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine has all the ideas you need to celebrate summer.
Nothing says summer like pavlova. Create your own version or follow the instructions on Page 30.
Be water-wise in your garden:
- spread organic mulch around your plants to help retain moisture
- water at the base, don’t water the leaves and flowers
- Check your soil type for water-holding capacity, as you may need to add some clay blends.
- Remove weeds as they steal vital moisture and nutrients from the soil.
- Re-use your household waste water from your shower, bath or laundry.
- Remember to follow your local council’s water restrictions.
Turn to Page 38 and try throwing together a refreshing cocktail using good quality alcohol, fresh fruit, herbs and nuts. Follow directions, use accurate measures and of course, drink responsibly.
Does your outdoor area need a lift? Go to Page 44 and check out the tropical patterns that have been used on the cushions and tablecloth. Plant a few hibiscus bushes around the boarder, this will give it the tropical feel. Get the look using floral, stripe and solid print fabrics.
Limited on garden space? Hanging baskets are the go. Hang them in the outdoor area they can be better looked after, and you can enjoy the fruits of your labour. Try planting cherry tomatoes, chillies or thyme in a basket. If you want a bright flower arrangement try variegated geraniums and petunias in another. Remember these baskets can get heavy so make sure you have a heavy duty screw eye hook and strong chain.
This months edition is full of things to do, food to cook, places to visit and plants to grow in your garden. Check out Better Homes and Gardens Magazine at your local library or read it online for free at RB Digital.Continue reading →
- 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.
Monday 10 February 10–11.30am
Monday 10 February 1.30–3pm
Monday 17 February 1.30–3pm
Monday 17 February 6–7.30pm
Monday 24 February 6–7.30pm
Monday 2 March 6–7.30pm
Monday 9 March 6–7.30pm
Monday 16 March 1–2.30pm
Monday 16 March 6–7.30pm
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. For more information call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.Continue reading →
- 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.
Tuesday 28 January 9am–12pm
Friday 31 January 5.30–8pm
Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am
Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm
Tuesday 4 February 10am–1pm
Thursday 6 February 11am–2pm
Friday 7 February 9.30–11.30am
Wednesday 12 February 6–9pm
Bookings are essential. For more information please call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.Continue reading →
- January in Wandoan
January in Wandoan
Monday 6 January: Wandoan Library opens at 9am. Come along and enjoy the craft table — available during the school holidays.
Sunday 26 January: Celebrate Australia Day at the Juandah Heritage Site, Windeyer Rd.
Monday 27 January: Australia Day Public Holiday.
Tuesday 28 January: First day of school for 2020.
Save the date
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February: Wandoan Arts Council, Creative Arts Escape workshop held at the Wandoan Cultural Centre
Friday 7 February: Workshop, The Art of Book Folding.Continue reading →
- 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 13 February at 3.30 pm.
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.Continue reading →
- 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.
- Toddler Storytime – New Day
Come in and join the fun at our Storytime for Kids on 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month
Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home.
Our next Storytime is February 25, 2020
Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Storytime at a branch near you? Click here for other Storytime sessions.Continue reading →
- 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:
- Select Western Downs Regional Council
- Enter your library barcode
- Enjoy stories, short films and at-home activities
Got Questions? Ask your librarian about Story Box Library today!Continue reading →