Wandoan Library

  • 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 May 9 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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  • Quirky Mystery and Crime

    Cinnamon Rolls, Naked Ladies, Bollywood Stars and witches oh my!

    If your idea of Mystery and Crime novels is more grim thriller and psychological suspense then it’s time to investigate a little further.

    Hidden throughout our shelves are titles to tingle your taste buds and arouse your curiosity such as Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke and The Siren’s Sting by Miranda Darling.

    Here’s some clues to get your search started.

    For history lovers try:

    Death in St Petersburg and others by Tasha Alexander.

    He Lover of Death by Boris Akunin.

    For foodies we have the delectable Joanne Fluke books such as:

    Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder and Cream Puff Murder: a Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes.

    Or for something with more spice:

    The Quiet Side of Passion by Alexander McCall Smith, Killer on a Hot Tin Roof by Livia J. Washburn and The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies  by Susan Wittig Albert.

    There’s books for those bewitched by the occult: Where there’s a Witch by and by Madelyn Alt, Agatha Raisin and the Witches Tree by M.C. Beaton and All that She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

    And titles for those with an interest in Indian intrigue: The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star, Murder at the Grand Raj Hotel and more by Vaseem Khan.

    We even have a couple for the cat lovers: The Cat Sitter’s Pajamas: a Dixie Hemingway Mystery by Blaize Clement and No Cooperation From the Cat: a Mystery by Marian Babson.

    If you’d like to keep up with all the action and adventure at Western Downs Libraries connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

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  • 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 – 9.30am every Thursday, 2 May – 6 June

    Dalby Library – To be confirmed

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


    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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  • What’s on in your community in April

    April 5 and 6 —  Wandoan Show is on, grab your friends and head to the show

    April 10 — Tech Savvy Seniors Day 1:   Introduction to Handy Apps and Library eBooks, eAudio and more                                                                                                                                                          April April 11 —  Tech Savvy Seniors Day 2:  Introduction to Windows 10 and Cyber Safety,

    E-mail the Wandoan Library to register for Tech Savvy Seniors

    April 11—  Wandoan Book club members meet at the Wandoan Library at 3.30pm for cake and coffee and to share their thoughts on the book for the month

    April 11 — Wandoan creative sewers meet in the Club Room at the Cultural Centre from 9.30am till 3.00pm, if wanting a day out with like minded people, bring your lunch and your current project.

    April 17  —  Noonga’s American Tennis Tournament, nominations to be in by 9.00am,  great prizes to be won on the day

    April 18 — Rhyme time for Bubs at the library with Karen from 10am to 10.30am

    April 18 — General Meeting of the WCCI at the Surf Club, starting 5.30pm,  everyone is welcome

    April 25  — Anzac Day dawn service at 5.30am at the W.O’Sullivan Memorial Park.  Commemoration Service 10.00am at the Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road


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    May 25 & 26 — Wandoan Creative Sewers are planning a workshop with Bev McClune,  this workshop is called “Stash Buster Workshop”.  Contact Carmel Stiller or Lyn Whiteley if you are interested.  Bookings are essential.

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  • Tech Savvy for Seniors

    Tech Savvy for Seniors


     Western Downs Libraries is pleased to once again be running free Tech Savvy for Seniors sessions across all our branches.

    This year we are offering new topics, so there’s sure to be something helpful to everyone.

    ***Participants must have basic computer and mouse skills.***

    Bookings can be made through Eventbrite or by calling your local library.

    Morning sessions will have morning tea provided and afternoon sessions will have afternoon tea provided.

    Session times are as follows:



     Wednesday 10 April 2019

    10am – 12pm     Handy Apps

    1pm – 3pm        Downloading the Library’s e-Resources

    Thursday 11 April 2019

    10am – 12pm     Introduction to Windows 10

    1pm – 3pm        Cyber Safety

    Register for Wandoan sessions  



    Tuesday 16 April 2019

    10am – 12pm     Introduction to Windows 10

    1pm – 3pm        Office 16 Word

    Wednesday 17 April 2019

    10am – 12pm     Office 16 Excel

    1pm – 3pm        Online Scrapbooking

    Register for Moonie sessions



    Tuesday 30 April 2019

    10am – 12pm     Handy Apps

    1pm – 3pm        Downloading the Library’s e-Resources

    Wednesday 1 May 2019

    10am – 12pm     Introduction to Windows 10

    1pm – 3pm        Cyber Safety

    Register for Meandarra sessions


    Session Descriptions

     Intro to Windows 10: Learn how to use this Microsoft operating system so you can customise it, find files and folders, and do more.

     Office 2016 Word: Learn how to format text, save and share documents, modify line and paragraph spacing, use tables and columns, and do more with your documents.

     Office 2016 Excel: Learn how to create formulas and charts, use functions, format cells, and do more with your spreadsheets.

     Cyber Safety: Do you need to protect yourself? Do you know what threats you may face or what security software does? Learn more about choosing security software and keeping yourself safe.

     Handy Apps: How to evaluate apps and download them.

    • Must have an email address
    • Bring your own device (tablet or smart phone)

    Downloading the library’s e-Resources: Learn how to download e-books, e-audio, and e-magazines to your own device.

    • Bring your own device (tablet or smart phone)
    • Must have email address
    • Must have Library membership

    Online scrapbooking: Learn how to import photos, use layouts, add text, and manipulate photos to create your own personalised photobook.

    • Must have an email address
    • Bring photos on a USB
    • Photos must be in .jpg format
    • For best print quality, photos should be at least 4MB at 300dpi

    Ancestory.com: Learn how to trace your family tree.

    • Must have an email address.



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  • Storytime is for Everyone!

    Young children are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, our interactive and fun Storytime sessions are geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.

    Storytime is held at all of our branches. Find one near you:

    Bell Storytime

    Chinchilla Storytime for Bubs

    Chinchilla Storytime for Toddlers

    Chinchilla Yoga Storytime

    Dalby Storytime for Bubs

    Dalby Storytime for Toddlers

    Dalby Yoga Storytime

    Jandowae Storytime

    Meandarra Storytime

    Miles Storytime

    Moonie Storytime

    Tara Storytime

    Wandoan Storytime for Bubs

    Wandoan Storytime for Toddlers

    With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into the research and development of this early literacy program. Our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and delivered by specially trained staff to encourage your child’s development and early literacy skills. Combining strategies and exercises from leading and well proven early development practices, we’ve created a relaxed opportunity for parents and care-givers to embrace and become confident in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

    90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of a child’s life, and language and development before age three is the single most important factor in school success. Sharing books, singing nursery rhymes and talking to your child from birth is the best way to support your child’s communication and pre-literacy development.

    It’s never too early to read, talk, play!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook.

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  • Better Homes and Gardens -April

    Nothing says home cooking like a lemon meringue pie, just like the one on the front cover of the latest edition of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  The weather is getting cooler and you will find recipes for sausage rolls, burgers, fish cakes and pasta dishes to keep you and your family fed.

    The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house and if you have been thinking about giving it a revamp, have a look at pages 12 – 27 for inspiration. With different color combos,  bench top options, cupboard handles, splash back tiles and lights, there are plenty of ideas and information on what will best suit your taste and budget.

    Turn your backyard into another space for entertaining, or somewhere to relax and listen to the birds in the garden. This might be with a simple building with a roof and a wall to break the wind, basic pebbles or pavers, and a day bed or table and bench chairs . By slowly adding a water feature and some large pots you will have created a small piece of heaven. Take a few minutes to look at pages 32 – 39 and visualise your own backyard paradise

    Is your hedge growing out of control?  You can find a list of gardening tools and tips to keep your hedge neat and tidy on pages 108 –  109.

    Have you heard the word “Dibbers” before?  A dibber is a carrot shaped, wooden tool with plant depth markings along the edge for planting seeds and bulbs.  You could order from your local nursery, or order from the website on page 61.  While at the nursery, ask about a plant called Carex “Feather Falls”.  With an evergreen & white  ribbon foliage,  it works well as a garden border or hanging plant.  Best of all, it doesn’t need pruning, just good drainage.

    Feel like doing some knitting? Have a look at the back of the magazine and check out the winter warmers, ladies shawl, scarf, and beanies.  Feeling confident? Why not try knitting a throw or vest, or move on to a jumper or cardigan.  Don’t like to knit? Crochet the easy cushion pattern or open weave shopping bag. With 33 pages of instructions, you’re sure to find your next project in this issue.

    Better Homes and Gardens Magazines have so much to read each month, including helpful hints for your garden, travel destinations, monthly garden jobs, new plants at the nursery, beauty tips, recipes for good, wholesome food, craft projects, renovation information and more. You can find all this on the shelf at your local library, or borrow a digital copy of the magazine from RB Digital.


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  • 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 April  10, 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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  • Kanopy – free movie streaming

    We love movies so we’re pumped about our free movie streaming service, Kanopy.

    Kanopy lets you stream up to 10 movies per month, absolutely free. All you need is your library card.

    1. Visit www.wdrc.kanopy.com/
    2. Create an account
    3. Enter your library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of card number)
    4. Enjoy 10 movies per month, absolutely free!

    Don’t forget we have a whole eLibrary for you to enjoy! Check out BorrowBox, RB Digital, and StoryBox Library to access books, audiobooks, magazines and kids stories online and absolutely free!

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  • 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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