- 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 4 March
12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm
Wednesday 11 March
Tara Customer Contact Centre
Tuesday 17 March
12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm
Please bring a laptop or smartphone.
For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL.
- 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 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 →
- March in your Community
March 6: Terry and Margaret Hollands farewell evening at the Wandoan Bowls Club evening starts at 6pm. More info contact Helen Devlin 46274475 or post office ladies 46274170
March 10: Toddler Storytime 9.30am at Wandoan Library
March 12: Rag Rug Workshop at the library from 9am-3pm, local lady from Wandoan Creative Sewers taking the class. Register here
March 12: Book Club meeting at the library at 3.30pm for coffee and cake
March 14: Lindsay Williams Shield, kick off at 4pm. Free entry. Bar and Canteen operating
March 20: Entries close for Wandoan Photo Challenge 2020 click here for more info
March 21: Wandoan Race Day at Wandoan Showgrounds 5 race program Free entry Gates open 12pm
March 24: Toddler Storytime 9.30am at Wandoan Library
- Rag Rug Project
Turn drab rags into fab rugs and bring some colour into your home with our Rag Rug Project. This all-day workshop will teach you everything you need to know about transforming old rags into beautiful pieces of art. Rag rugs are so easy to make and they look fabulous. Join us to start creating, but don’t forget to bring along some old sheets and tired rags to turn into your stunning new rag rug.
Morning tea and lunch are provided at this FREE workshop.
At a glance…
Thursday 12 March 9am–3pmContinue 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 12 March at 3.30 pm.
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.Continue reading →
- Better Homes and Gardens February
Take your home and gardens from drab to fab this Feb with a little help from Better Homes!
How great is wallpaper? Change the look of a room in an afternoon with a range of fun designs. You can get wallpaper in anything from a tropical scene of lush ferns and large leaf plants to a room of strawberry fields. With wallpaper, the wall is just a blank canvas. Take a few minutes to enjoy what wallpaper can do for a room; flick to page 14–21 for inspiration. Not sure of wallpaper….pages 22–26 may be for you. If you’re looking for something simple but effective, try a darker shade of navy paint on the ceiling with white walls. Or, try a lighter wall with a dark trim. Looking for a modern twist on a headboard? Try a painted panel for a head board with a reading light fitted to wall. Change the color to suit the mood or the season.
Is storage a problem in your home? Wish you had some smart ideas to help solve the problem? Pages 28–33 will show you how flat packs units might just be the storage solution you’ve been looking for.
Adapt your backyard to the dry Aussie climate. Build yourself your own desert oasis. With just a bit of imagination you can create the perfect place. Check out Page 39–41 for ideas.
Wow your guests at your next party with a range of platters to suit all your guests, from omnivores to vegans. Create sweet or savoury dishes to keep your guests fed and coming back for more. Check out Page 66–75 for ingredient lists and display inspiration to use when assembling your next platter.
Do you own a wok you never use? Time to bust it out of the cupboard to whip up some quick and easy meals. See page 76–86 for a collection of low-carb, fresh and delicious recipes the whole family will love.
Take some time and relax the body and give the brain a workout. You’ll find pages and pages of puzzles starting from Page 157.
This edition is full life hacks from craft projects, hair care, better health, places to travel, gardening tips, building projects, delicious food, finance tips and whats out in new reads.
Pop into your local library and borrow the February edition of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine or read it online for free with RB Digital.Continue reading →
- Win tickets to Words Out West Fest
Library Lover’s Day is coming up and to celebrate we are giving readers a chance to win one of several double ‘day passes’ for Words Out West Fest!
Simply borrow a book from any of our Western Downs Libraries Branches from Saturday 1 to Saturday 8 February to go into the draw to win a double ‘day pass’ to Words Out West Fest. Just by borrowing a book you and a friend can enjoy the Saturday or Sunday program for free.
Terms and Conditions
- Winners must be over 15 years of age
- Western Downs Libraries members that borrow a book, magazine, dvd or other resource from a Western Downs Libraries Branch between Saturday 1 and Saturday 8 February inclusive will automatically be entered into the draw to win (‘Borrower’).
- Each winning Borrower will be allocated two ‘day passes’ to be redeemed for either Saturday or Sunday of Words Out West Fest. ‘Day passes’ do not entitle the winner to entry into the Gala Dinner or the Writers Retreat.
- Members that borrow from more than one branch will only be entered into the draw at the first branch that they borrow from.
- Each branch will allocate three double ‘day passes’ to winning Borrowers drawn from that branches Borrowers .
- Winning Borrowers will be drawn by an independent person and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Winning Borrowers will be contacted using the phone number or email address associated with the Western Downs Libraries membership record.
- Winning Borrowers will have until 5pm Wednesday 12 February to claim their tickets or those tickets will be re-drawn and issued to a new winning Borrower
- 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 →
- 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 March 10, 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 →