- NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month
Are you ready to write a novel? Come Write In!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59pm on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Join up online, connect with like-minded writers, and check out the resources for inspiration (or procrastination). Maybe your novel will end up published – just like Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants!
Everyone can participate – click here to see the Young Writers Program for student and educators.
The world needs your novel!
Interested in meeting with other aspiring local authors? Miles Library hosts a Writer’s Group on the third Tuesday of each month. Click here for details.Continue reading →
- ABC Gardening Australia October 2018
The weather is slowly warming up, the cool nights will soon be a memory.
Octobers edition has a few new jobs for the month, most important is to keep your plants will mulched for the up coming summer days. Dead heading your roses, to keep your bushes looking healthy, and encourage more growth.
The garden shed on the cover gives us ideas what would be the best shed for our garden tools, pots and fertilizer. Check out how well the grey plastic garden shed looks so real. This area may be a work area but with a creative touch you can paint it your favorite color, hang signs on the outside walls, what ever you do it will brighten up the outside. Depending on the size of your back yard will also depend on how big your garden shed will be. ( Do not forget to contact council, in case you need a planning permit)
Love having Kangaroo paw in the garden, but it keeps dying? Page 20 – 24 contains which varieties are available and helpful hints on looking after your plant.
Costa Georgiadis has 10 helpful hints on getting your children interested in gardening Pages 38 – 40. No matter how small the jobs your children do in the garden you never know you may be creating another Costa.
Short on room, how about you try CROPS in POTS. Step by step on how to sew, nurture and harvest. Good quality potting mix, area on balcony or porch that has plenty of sunlight are the requirements. Plants like zucchinis, tomatoes and beans, with help from a trellis for them to climb on.
Still wanting ideas, view Gardening Australia RBDIGITAL or head to your local library and borrow copies old and new.Continue reading →
- Gallery walls Vacant
Invitation to interested persons who would like to display there works of art on our walls short or long term.
Our gallery space is available to display artwork, photography or any quilts or handiwork.
Enquire at the counter at the library, Chris or Karen will be glad to help.Continue reading →
- What’s on in your community in October
October 6 — Wandoan Doubles Championships
October 8 — 4th Term starts back to school
October 11 — Wandoan Creative Sewers meet in the club room from 9.00 am till 3.00 pm. Bring along your smoko, lunch and any item you want to finish or begin.
October 11 — Wandoan Book Club ladies meet for cake and coffee at the Library at 3.30 pm, to discuss the latest book “The Pilot’s Wife” author Anita Shreve
October 13 — Horse School Wandoan Showgrounds Annelise Kearney
October 13 — RSVP for the W.J.S.A Dinner to Tania Baker at email@example.com/0427274090
October 20 — Wandoan Rodeo — Wandoan Showgrounds
October 27 — 50 year Celebrations W.J.S.A.
Wandoan Junior Rugby League Anniversary Dinner at the Cultural Centre Tickets $25 per person (payable on the night) Doors open 6.30 pm
November 6 — Melbourne Cup Luncheon – grab your friends and book a table at the Bowls Club
November 11 — Wandoan Apex Club invites you to a BBQ Breakfast, at Apex Park, gold coin donation all money raised donated to barbe cure (cancer re-search)
November 14 — Christmas “POP UP COUNTRY” 3.00 pm till 6.00 pm at the park near Cafe
Wandoan Primary Health Care Centre visiting Mobile Womens Health Nurse, make and appointment 46274444 visiting from 10.00 am till 3.00 pmContinue reading →
- Photo Preservation Continue reading →
Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives.
You can digitise:
- Printed photographs (up to A4 size)
- Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch)
- Photo slides (35mm)
- Documents (up to A4 size)
Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out.
Chinchilla Library Monday 6 August – Friday 24 August 2018 Dalby Library Monday 10 September – Friday 28 September 2018 Bell Library Monday 15 October – Friday 2 November 2018 Jandowae Library Monday 19 November – Friday 14 December 2018 Miles Library Monday 7 January – Friday 25 January 2019 Wandoan Library Monday 11 February – Friday 1 March 2019 Tara Library Monday 18 March – Friday 5 April 2019 Meandarra Library Monday 22 April – Friday 10 May 2019 Moonie Library Monday 28 May – Friday 14 June 2019
*Available Monday – Friday only.
The station can be booked for a 2 hour session. Bookings are essential.
If you would like more information please contact 1300 COUNCIL or your local branch.
- 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 11 October at 3.30pm.
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.Continue reading →
- Knowledge Tree
Western Downs Regional Libraries provide a a variety of books for you and your children and students to read and enjoy! Chelsea from Wandoan loves to read and build her Knowledge Tree with all the fantastic books available at Wandoan Library.Continue reading →
- Storytime for Bubs at Wandoan
Wandoan Library is starting Storytime for Bubs as it is never too early to Read, Play, Sing and Talk to your baby.
Did you know that 90%of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years? Research is now telling us that when babies and children get what they need, it can have a lasting effect on their future. 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.
It will also give you a the opportunity to get out of the house, make some new friends, and encourage your baby’s development.
If you are interested please follow the link to register your preference for days and times.
Storytime for Bubs is aimed at ages 0-12 months. Sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff.Continue reading →
- Spring into Spring – school holiday activities
It’s too beautiful to stay inside these School Holidays… Get out and about at your Library!
Get back to nature with OUTDOOR Storytimes, learn basic photography and navigation skills, or simply bring a little bit of nature to you.
Bookings are essential for all sessions. Please contact your local branch.
Bell Library – click here to book online
Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Friday 5 October, 10.30 – 11.30am. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.
Chinchilla Library – click here to book online
Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Wednesday 26 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.
Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Thursday 27 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.
Fairies and Elves garden (6+ years) – Wednesday 3 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Hunt for hidden treasure (8+ years) – Thursday 4 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm. *Please bring your own smartphone which is GPS enables and has been loaded with the ‘Geocaching’ app. You will also need to have created a free Geocaching account. Contact Library staff before the event id you require assistance. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.
Chinchilla Storytime sessions – Storytime will continue throughout the school holidays and be held outside! Follow us on Facebook for location details.
- Yoga storytime (all ages) – Tuesdays at 10.15am
- Toddler storytime (1-3 years) – Fridays at 10.15am
Dalby Library – click here to book online
Hunt for hidden treasure (8+ years) – Wednesday 26 September, 10.30-11.30am *We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, so hats, shoes and a waterbottle are recommended.
Flower pot making (6+ years) – Wednesday 3 October, 10.30-11.30am
Dalby Storytime sessions – Storytime will continue throughout the school holidays and be held outside! Follow us on Facebook for location details.
- Toddler storytime (1-3 years) – Tuesdays at 10.30am
Miles Library – Contact the Library for bookings
Make a bouquet of flowers (5+ years) – Tuesday 25 September, 10.00-11.00am
Grass trees (5+ years) – Thursday 4 October, 10.00-11.00am
Tara Library – Contact the Library for bookings
Birds, bees & butterfly feeders (5+ years) – Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am-12.00pm
Beautiful Gardens – Colourful pot plants & garden markers (5+ years) – Wednesay 3 October, 10.30am-12.00pm
Wandoan Library – Contact the Library for bookings
Paint a skateboard deck (8+ years) – Thursday 27 September, 10.30-11.30am
Jandowae, Meandarra and Moonie Libraries
A craft table will be available during the school holidays. Call in any time, no need to book.
- Your Vegie Patch Magazine
This months magazine is full of jobs to do in the garden. If you haven’t a garden start small by planting in hanging pots or baskets. Strawberries are a good first, herbs a second. Pages 40 – 41 are the go to pages for a list.
Potatoes of all shapes and colors, so easy to grow. Check out pages 10 -13, showing guide to planting and each stage of growth.
Tomatoes can be grown in the garden or pots, all year round; if they need a boost to get then up and growing try some plant food designed for tomatoes. If you choose a pot, try the dwarf or bush variety. Pages 14 – 17 will help get you started. Use your produce in jams, jellies and relish.
Want to start from scratch and make your self a no dig garden? Key elements are newspaper, cardboard, manure, hay or dry glass clippings. Layer effect like lasagna, starting with the damp newspaper, dampening each layer with water as you go, sprinkle blood and bone and water it in to help break down the grass and weeds, finish with mulch to seal the layers. Layers will start to break down into rich compost. Leave settle for a fortnight before planting your vegetables.
It’s pruning time for many fruit trees. Look for any disease or pest-damage, branches that cross over and rub, thin or unproductive branches. Pick any fruit that has fallen on the ground and dispose of it.