- Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris
Come in and join the fun at our Story time for Kids!
Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home.
Our next Storytime is November 15, 2017
Time 10–11 am
Story time for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or email@example.com
Looking for Story time at a branch near you? Click here for other Story time sessions.
- Handmade magazine
27 Exciting projects to make in this month’s exciting edition of Handmade Magazine!
Christmas is fast approaching and Handmade has some great ideas for the last minute gifts. A cross-stitch wall hanging done to the instructions will have someone remembered at Christmas.
Using scraps of material and cotton batting; try making some pot holders to jazz up the kitchen. Small projects like these helps with perfecting corners and seams. Look for Christmas material remnants during the year and create Santa sacks for the children. Keep a lookout for a tea towel you can make into an apron, page 54 and 55 gives you instructions and materials needed to complete this easy project.
Page 94 shows some pointers on Ribbon embroidery. This small project is perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics of embroidery. Pay attention to the needle sizes as the ribbon has to thread through the eye of the needle.
A great project to used up your balls of wool: crochet squares and join them together to make a shoulder bag. The bright colours make it a must-have for the trendy teenager.
Looking for more ideas? We have magazines on the shelf to help you with a project for someone special.
- Wandoan Bookclub
Love a good book and enjoy sharing your thoughts on the book?
Wandoan Library has our very own Bookclub. Our next get together will be our Christmas Break Up on Thursday December 14 at 6.30 pm at the Bushlander Motel.
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.
- Gardening Australia November 2017
November’s edition is packed full of hints to bring your garden to life for the coming months.
Coming out of spring and into summer, plants need a boost using liquid or a slow release fertilizer, basic potting mix have few nutrients and regular feeding is necessary, to keep plants looking healthy. Re-pot root-bound plants into the next size pot.
Dead heading roses and irises has a two-fold effect. Dead heading promotes double the flowering period and the number of blooms produced per bush. Roses also benefit from weekly application of diluted fish emulsion and liquid seaweed solution sprayed onto foliage.
Fruit trees sometimes set more fruit than is necessary. By removing surplus fruit, you give the tree a chance to produce a better flavour and a bigger fruit. Sprinkle pelleted chicken manure on your potted citrus trees every month.Win-win for the gardener.
Lining your fibre0-hanging baskets with plastic stops the breeze from prematurely drying out the potting mix. Though this is not not recommended during cooler months, it’s a perfect tip as we come into summer. Grouping pot plants of different heights can keep your pots from drying out, giving them a cool area reduces the rate of moisture-loss.
Turn to page 70 and learn the art of grafting, following 5 easy steps.
Need an impressive border of red, white, yellow and orange? Look at planting Liliums. Petals are often spotted, freckled or striped with colours. These beautiful flowers are grown from bulbs, that can be found at your nursery. Be warned, Liliums can be toxic to cats who are attracted to the flowers and petals.
Bathurst in New South Wales are rolling out a program at one of the residential care homes. They have introduced “pet therapy”, incorporating chickens into the residents daily routine. The chickens have reduced depression and loneliness in the residents, bringing them health and well being into there life. If you are a member of an aged care facility and looking for an activity for your residents have a read on page 48, 49 and 50 of Novembers Gardening Australia.
Check out this edition of Gardening Australia, as well as our wide selection of magazines, on our shelves now. Reserve your copy today!
- Whats happening in your Community in November
November 16: Wandoan Kindergarten children visit Library for story time and craft
November 25: Wandoan Lions Christmas Carnival
- Australia Day Awards
Australia Day Awards are open again! Is there a member of your community who really stands out? There are 8 categories, including Citizen of the Year, Junior/Senior Cultural Award, Junior/Senior Sports Awards and more. To nominate a local hero, contact any Western Downs Regional Council Branch or complete a Nomination form on the website.
Nominate a hero from your community today! Submissions close midnight 28 November 2017.
- Tech Savvy Seniors
After the incredible success of the Tech Savvy Seniors program in 2016, Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have once again received grant funding from State Library of Queensland and Telstra to run the program in 2017.
Our Libraries will be hosting free, fun and interactive training sessions that are a great way for seniors to take the first step in becoming tech savvy. Want to learn more about Cyber Safety? Social Media? Online banking? Tech Savvy Seniors is for you! Sessions will be held in 8 great locations: Bell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Meandarra, Miles, Tara and Wandoan throughout October and November.
Tech Savvy Seniors provides relaxed, well-paced sessions with plenty of time to ask questions, delve deeper, and socialise with other members of the community. Contact your local branch to book in to a session (or two, or three, or stay for them all!).
Wednesday 4 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Wednesday 4 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)
Thursday 5 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Thursday 5 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Wednesday 11 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
Wednesday 11 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)
Thursday 12 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)
Thursday 12 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Friday 13 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Online Shopping (Intermediate)
Friday 13 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Online Banking
Tuesday 17 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 19 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)
Tuesday 24 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday 24 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to the Internet
Thursday 26 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 26 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Tuesday 31 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 2 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Thursday 2 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)
Wednesday 8 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Wednesday 8 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 9 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones
Thursday 9 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Wednesday 15 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Wednesday 15 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding Social Media (Intermediate)
Thursday 16 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Thursday 16 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Tablets
Wednesday 22 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Tablets
Wednesday 22 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 23 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones
Thursday 23 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
- The New RBdigital App
It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever.
To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital.
Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to search or check out items, please visit any of our branches and our friendly library staff will help walk you through it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register in the app?
To use the RBdigital app, you need to register on your library’s RBdigital website using any browser. In-app registration will be added to the RBdigital app in a future update.
How do I log into the new RBdigital app?
If you currently use OneClickdigital and/or Zinio for Libraries you can login using either your OneClickdigital username and password OR Zinio for Libraries email address and password.
If you have never used OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries, please go to RBdigital and register for RBdigital eMagazines or eAudibooks using any online browser.
I am trying to login but keep getting an error message
Have you tried resetting your password?
If not, please click the “forgot password” link, reset your password and try to login again.
If you still can’t login, please let us know the name of your library authority, your name, email address and library card number so we can look into this for you.
Can I view ALL of my checked out magazines in the app?
At launch you will be able to see up to 30 checked out magazines in the app. These are arranged in issue date order – newest to oldest.
The ability to see all checked out items will be available in a future update.
Do we now have to return magazines?
No, the word “return” is used to be consistent with the rest of the app’s media types. It’s just a simple way to quickly delete from your checked out titles.
Can I manage my account in the app?
No, you will still need to go to the library website via your browser to do this.
What will happen to the old OneClickdigital app if I don’t update it?
The old app will function as normal for only eAudiobook/eBook access. When you “search” for titles, you will be taken to the new look RBdigital eAudiobook/eBook website (which replaces the old OneClickdigital website).
The app will continue to be available in this way until further notice.
How long can I continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app?
The in-app countdown will begin on 10th July and exist for 60 days. At the end of the 60 days you will no longer be able to checkout and read newly checked out magazines from the app. To do this, you must download and use the RBdigital app.
Is the RBdigital app available for all devices?
The RBdigital app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire/Fire HD/X but not the Windows phone. Library members would need to download titles manually through the website onto a Windows phone or stream online via the website.
- Introducing… Adobe Creative Cloud!
Yes, you read that correctly. Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have partnered with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud to you. Now you can borrow Adobe Creative Cloud in the same way that you would borrow a book! Join over 2.3 million users and let your creativity flow.
If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or animator, then you will definitely want to get your hands on this fantastic suite of programs.
But Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t just for professionals.
Do you have a whole stack of family vacation photos that you’ve been meaning to sort through?
Are you a student at high school or university trying to complete a project?
Maybe you’re a small business owner looking to create or update your company website?
Or are you someone simply wanting to get their hands on a new program and learn some new skills?
Whatever you may need, Adobe can help you to create a finished product you can be proud of. With loans spanning either two or four weeks, you will have the perfect opportunity to complete any project or assignment you may have.
Have we caught your attention? Sign up to Adobe Creative Cloud by following these few simple steps, and you will be creating something wonderful before you know it!
Want to learn more about how to use a particular program in the suite? Why not check out Lynda.com and take a look at the thousands of online training videos they have on offer. Signing up is easy, and with your Western Downs library card, you have unlimited access to the entire website.
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- New Gallery Display at Wandoan
Wandoan’s local photographer, Andrea Hansen, has her new collection called “Boots and Broncs” on display in the Gallery section of our Library.
Her collection can be viewed during Library hours, Monday to Friday. Phone 4558 3045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.