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 February 14 at 3.30pm.

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

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  • Get your town on the tourist map

    Ever wondered what your customers really think about your business? Interested in building your online profile, or using free tools to connect with both locals and visitors?

    Get your town on the tourist map is a free 2 hour workshop covering a range of free, online tools for business owners to engage with customers, including the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, as well as Google Maps and Google reviews.

    This workshop is ideal for businesses and community groups providing services such as:

    • Accommodation
    • Hospitality
    • Activities or attractions
    • Services catering to travellers & campers

    Retail, trade and service providers can also benefit from understanding and utilising their online presence.

    Workshops will be held throughout February and March at Tara, Chinchilla, Miles, Wandoan, Jandowae and Dalby. Places are limited, register below.

    Details at a glance:

    Dalby: Monday 18 February, 2019.

    9am – 11am at the Dalby Library

    Register for the Dalby Workshop


    Chinchilla: Thursday 7 March, 2019

    10am – 12pm at the Chinchilla Customer Service Centre

    Register for the Chinchilla Workshop


    Miles: Wednesday 13 March, 2019

    10am – 12pm at Dogwood Crossing, Miles.

    Register for the Miles Workshop 


    Tara: Thursday 28 February, 2019

    1pm – 3pm at the Tara Customer Service Centre

    Register for the Tara Workshop 

    or call the Tara Library on 4678 7881


    Wandoan: Tuesday 12 March, 2019

    5pm – 7pm at the Wandoan Cultural Centre

    Register for the Wandoan Workshop



    Tuesday 12 March, 2019

    2pm – 3pm at the Jandowae Community and Cultural Centre

    Register for the Jandowae Workshop

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  • Better Homes and Gardens

    February’s edition is a DIY issue, so many idea’s to brighten your home on a budget.   Try creating a piece of  Mosaic art for your garden, a bird bath, flower pots, stepping stones or a concrete bench.  Your art can bring life and charm to a drab area of your garden making it a talking point.  Revamp your hallway by painting a bench seat, decorate picture frames and using old music sheets for the picture.  Tie dye some cushion covers to brighten the lounge.  Bring out the hidden talents and do a make over.

    Have you too many books, nick nacks or treasures – look to pages 17 -24 to showcase your collection.  Make it your mission to use every bit of area in your home to the best advantage. With all this painting you will need the right tools for the job, pages 114- 115.  follow the instructions for a professional job.

    Got some space on the patio that needs a lift?  Try some hanging baskets, blooms are at eye level, so you can dead head the spent flowers and they are easy to water.  Theme in your favorite color.   Strawberries grow well in baskets and the fruit clusters hang over the sides, they can be picked and eaten without having to wash off the dirt first.  Planting instructions with a variety of flowers to pick from, pages 28 – 35.

    The footpath leading to the front door needing an upgrade?  Why not look into paving the foot path,  this project would suit the beginner.  Start on a small project to  a quaint yourself with the process.  Pages 108-110 will give ideas on the style you wish to do and the list of requirements to start the job.  Happy with the work?  Now for the entertainment area out back.

    If this edition doesn’t motivate you, have a look at previous editions.  These are a available from your local library or through the RBDigital app.

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  • Kanopy- free movie streaming

    We love movies so we’re pumped to introduce 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 e-library 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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  • Photo Preservation
    Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve?

    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.

    Fact sheet

    Colour negatives and slides

    Black and White negatives and slides

    Photos and Documents

    Chinchilla LibraryMonday 6 August – Friday 24 August 2018
    Dalby LibraryMonday 10 September – Friday 28 September 2018
    Bell LibraryMonday 15 October – Friday 2 November 2018
    Jandowae LibraryMonday 19 November – Friday 14 December 2018
    Miles LibraryMonday 7 January – Friday 25 January 2019
    Wandoan LibraryMonday 11 February – Friday 1 March 2019
    Tara LibraryMonday 18 March – Friday 5 April 2019
    Meandarra LibraryMonday 22 April – Friday 10 May 2019
    Moonie LibraryMonday 27 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.

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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 February 13, 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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  • Wandoan in February

    Want something to do this February? Why not try something new and get reacquainted with old friends or make some new friends?

    February 2 — Nominations close for 2019 Showgirl and Ambassador competition

    February 2  —  Noonga Old Time Dance music by Sound Elite evening starts at 8.00pm – Bar operating, novelty dances and Raffles- Supper supplied

    February  7 —  Baby Rhyme Time for Bubs with Karen.  Come join us for a singalong.

    February 11 —  Starting today through to the March 1 we will have a Photo Preservation Station here at the library for you to use instructions available

    February 14 —  Book Club meets at the Wandoan Library at 3.30 pm, for coffee and cake.  Members will be discussing the novel written by Peter Robinson called Bad Boy and February’s novel Sooner or Later We All Stop Laughing by Roz Baker

    February 14 —  Wandoan creative sewers meet in the club room at the Cultural Centre from 9.30am to 3.00pm.  Bring along your projects and lunch and stay as long as you want.

    February 14  —  Valentines Day – have you planned something romantic for your loved one?

    February 15 —  Pool Party – Wandoan Pool  $2.00 entry fee from 3.30pm – 5.30pm  Swim Fit — more than just swimming

    February 20 —  Council Meeting in Wandoan

    February 21 — Baby Rhyme Time for Bubs with Karen.  Come and join the group of young mum’s and babies


    March 2 —  Masquerade Ball for the 2019 – presenting  Wandoan Show Society Showgirl and Rural Ambassador

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  • 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.

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  • Storytime for Bubs at Wandoan

    Storytime for Bubs is back again in 2019.

    Karen’s first Storytime for Bubs session will be held on Thursday 7 February 2019, and Storytime will continue on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10am! Storytime for Bubs is best suited to babies aged 0-12 months, but all are welcome.

    90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years, so sharing stories and rhymes, signs, and talking and playing with your child from birth builds a foundation for your child’s future development that can last a lifetime.

    Sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff, so come along to the Wandoan Library, make some new friends, and encourage your baby’s development.

    It is never too early to Read, Play, Sing and Talk to your baby.

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  • Story Box Library

    Story Box Library is an engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages, improving language and literacy skills along the way.

    Story Box Library was created to:

    • Engage children with stories and voices to make personal connections
    • develop vital language and literacy skills
    • combat endless online searching for quality literacy resources; and
    • get kids excited about reading and let imaginations fly!

    Best of all, it’s free for families via participating public libraries (that’s us)!

    See and hear your favourite stories come to life, read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, Eddie Perfect, Katie Ritchie, Andrew Hansen, Missy Higgins, Shane Jacobson and many more.

    What is Story Box Library?

    The best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by your favourite storytellers.

    How does Story Box Library work?

    Story Box Library steams ad-free content directly into the library and homes of library patrons on any device with Internet connection.

    Are stories added regularly?

    Yes! 30–40 carefully curated, thought-provoking and engaging stories are added each year.

    Who are the storytellers?

    A range of actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, authors, illustrators, TV presenters, performers, students, grandparents, activist and educators – each sharing their unique voice.

    Who is Story Box Library recommended for?

    Story Box Library is a fantastic resource for pre-school through to upper primary years.

    To access these great resources, visit storyboxlibrary.com/libraries and:

    1. Select Western Downs Regional Council
    2. Enter your library barcode
    3. Enjoy stories, short films and at-home activities

    Got Questions? Ask your librarian about Story Box Library today!

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