Wandoan Library

  • Storytime for Bubs

    Learning starts from birth, but how can I help my baby learn? How do I read books with a baby? And how do I find the time?

    Storytime for Bubs aims to help parents and carers embrace and become confident in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

     

    Storytime for Bubs is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and baby:

    Chinchilla Library – Tuesdays, 9.00am

    Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 9.00am

    All other libraries – Register your interest at your local branch. With enough participants we can hold Storytime at any Library!

     

    With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research and development of this early literacy program. Combining strategies and exercises from leading and well-proven early development practices, we’ve created a relaxed opportunity to develop the bond between infant and carer while enhancing developmental potential through that relationship.

    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 baby’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.

    Did you know we also offer Storytime for Toddlers, Kids and Yoga Storytime? Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.

  • June/July School Holiday Activities

    Our upcoming school holidays are packed full of exciting activities! The Big Tech Roadshow is making its way through our Libraries with brand new technology just waiting to be tested, along with many other fun activities, including a fantastic show from beloved children’s author Andy Jones.

    Bring out your inner engineer and design a renewable energy wacky racer, blast into space with balloon rockets or make and fly your own wind-powered kite! We love renewable energy at Western Downs Libraries.

     

    Bookings are essential! Contact your library, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or visit our Facebook page to find out more!

     

    Bell (bookings essential)

    Wednesday 28 June, 2.00–4.00pm                The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

     

     

    Chinchilla (bookings essential)

    Monday 26 June, 10.00am–5.30pm              3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am–11.30am      Gone with the Wind: kites, wind chimes & pinwheels (5+)

    Thursday 29 June, 2.30pm–3.30pm              Wacky Racers: design a wind-powered car (8+)

    Monday 3 July, 10.00am–5.30pm                  3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Tuesday 4 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm                   Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.30am–11.30am          Techno dancing: choreograph a Sphero dance (8+)

    Thursday 6 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm                  The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday 10.15am

     

    Dalby (bookings essential)

    Monday 26 June, 10.30–11.30am                  Blast into Space with Balloon Rockets (3+)

    Thursday 29 June, 10.30–11.30am                Build a Pringle Can Windsock (7+)

    Monday 3 July, 2.30–3.30pm                         Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.30–11.30am               Make and Fly your own Wind-powered Kite (7+)

    Thursday 6 July, 10.30–11.30am                   Renewable Energy Wind-powered Cars (7+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae (bookings essential)

    Wednesday 28 June, 10.00–11.00am            The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

    Monday 3 July, 10.00–11.00am                     Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    A Renewable Energy craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Moonie and Meandarra (no need to book)

    A Renewable Energy craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Tuesday 27 June, 10.00–11.00am                 The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 2.30–3.30pm                   Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Thursday 6 July, 10.00–11.00am                   The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

     

    Tara (bookings essential)

    Tuesday 27 June, 10.00am–12.00pm            Gone with the Wind: wind spinners, pinwheels and parachutes (5+, no need to book)

    Thursday 29 June, 10.00am–12.00pm          The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech!  (8+)

    Tuesday 4 July, 10.30am–11.30pm               Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Thursday 6 July, 10.00am–12.00pm              Blow Painting and Kite-Making (5+, no need to book)

     

    Wandoan (bookings essential)

    Tuesday 27 June, 2.00–3.00pm                     The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.00am–11.00am          Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    A Renewable Energy craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

  • Andy Jones: What’s the Joke?

    Best-selling children’s author and entertainer, Andy Jones, presents a hilarious musical show about jokes and humour. He has toured schools Australia-wide, and soon he will be making his way to the Western Downs!

    Using guitar, drums and fun props, Andy will show you how to deliver a punch line, create a joke, use gross humour and laugh until your sides ache! This event is a must-see for children (and adults!) of all ages. With heaps of crowd participation (beware belly dancing, dads!), non-stop action, and fun for the whole family, you’re not going to want to miss Andy’s What’s the Joke? show!

    Kids, drag your parents along! Parents (we know you’re excited for some fart jokes), don’t take no for an answer! This is a side-splitting event not to miss. The best part? It’s completely free!

    Join Andy Jones on his tour of the Western Downs in six great locations:

     

    Monday 3 July, 10.00am–11.00am:   Jandowae Library

    Monday 3 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm:   Dalby Library

    Tuesday 4 July, 10.30am–11.30pm:   Tara Library

    Tuesday 4 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm:   Chinchilla Library

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.00am–11.00am:   Wandoan Library

    Wednesday 5 July, 2.30–3.30pm:   Miles Library

     

    Best suited to ages 5+ (but all are welcome). Bookings are essential!

     

    Click here to make a booking!

     

    Contact your library, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or visit our Facebook page to find out more!

    Want more awesome school holiday activities? Click here to see the full list of what’s happening at your Library these June/July holidays.

  • Handmade magazine

    On the shelf now: new edition of Handmade magazine.

    Websites to order cot quilts for baby boys and girls, dinosaur quilt kits for boys, fairy quilt kits for girls.

    A cute Medallion bookmark for your special friend.  Instructions on page 32.

    New craft books on the shelves in major bookshop or craft stores. New ideas for card making, teach yourself how to crochet squares to make colourful blankets. Step by step instructions on Origami, look at 20 paper-cutting templates, follow the techniques into how to create card and framed pictures.

    Aussie Quick Quilts have a new mosaic quilt kits available. Check out page 84, for website details and to see if your favourite movie star is in kit form.

    Make a pretty wall hanging for your mum for her special day.  Wall hanging is called “Roses for MUM”

  • What’s on in June 2017

    3 June: Juandah Heritage Society presents ‘Wandoan Antique Show’. Come along to the Wandoan Cultural Centre from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Bring along your treasures a registered Antique Valuer will value your pieces.  Entry and Valuation of up to two items is $25.00 per person, or for the day entry $15.00 per person (to cover costs).  Tickets available at the Wandoan Pharmacy or email wandoanpharmacy@nullgmail.com.

    3 & 4 June: Polocrosse Carnival, Wandoan Showgrounds.

    8 June: Meet at the Wandoan Library for BOOKCLUB, come and join us for conversation, coffee and cake from 3.30pm.

    Wandoan Creative Sewers meet in the Clubroom from 9.30am

    10 & 11 June: ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Workshop. For booking details, please contact Deb Smith: debbiesmith@nullrrmh.com.au or Tim Saal:  timsaal@nullrrmh.com.au.

    17 June: Wandoan State School P & C Presents GALLOPING FOR GRASS – Family Fun Day, Live Band, Bar Kids Entertainment – more details to follow.

  • 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 15 June, 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 wandoan.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for Story time at a branch near you? Click here for other Story time sessions.

  • 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.

    Adobe Creative Cloud comes with the following programs:
    Photoshop Programs

    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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  • ABC Gardening Australia

    The June edition of ABC Gardening Australia is on our magazine shelf waiting for you to take it home.

    This month provides ways to welcome wildlife into our gardens.  Gardeners play a key role in providing food, water and shelter to birds. Listening and watching wildlife in your Garden is good for the soul.

    Learn what your plant is telling you.  There are 4 pages showing signs and symptoms of plants and how to treat them.

    Having poultry in your garden is not only good for your garden but for the family as well.  You may remember your parents having chooks roaming around the sheds and house yard when you where growing up. Giving them food scraps from the kitchen is a good way to recycle.  Pages 44 and 45 gives you a detailed guide to caring for your chooks.  Daily, weekly and monthly tasks are set out for you to follow.  Climatic conditions also play a part in your chooks life.  Spring – egg production full swing, Summer – birds can become heat-stressed,  Autumn – birds may go off the lay, Winter – expect egg production to increase.

    So many interesting topics in this month’s magazine. Reserve your copy online now!

  • 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 library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au for more information.

     

  • 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 on Thursday June 8 at 3.30pm.

    The afternoon is not just for the ladies, men are also welcome.  We encourage you to bring a friend, or spouse.

    All welcome to attend with a free afternoon tea on offer.

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.