- 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.
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- 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 →
- What’s on in Wandoan during September
September 22 — Racing at Taroom, 5 Race Program and $47,000 prize money & bonuses. Bar and Canteen open and judging of fashion on the field, free Jumping Castle and Bucking Bull
September 27 — Mossvale Hereford Stud on farm bull Sale, 20 Hereford Stud Bulls on offer, inspections from 10 am on property
September — Entries close 28th if you want your name down to play Mixed doubles on the Saturday 6 October. Nomination fee – $15/Player/Event
September 29 — Free Movies Screening at the Anglican Hall, start time is 2 pm. Food and drinks available. Bring the family and watch “FERDINAND” and “BLACK PANTHER”
DATE CLAIMER— The Wandoan Senior Citizens intend to hire a coach to travel to the Darling Downs Zoo on 3rd October. Inquiries – phone Sandra 46274365 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate 46275121 or e-mail email@example.com
DATE CLAIMER — Australia Day Awards Nominations Close Wednesday 31 October. Log on to www.wdrc.info/australia-day-2019-nominations.
DATE CLAIMER— Melbourne Cup Luncheon November 6 at the Wandoan Bowls Club
DATE CLAIMER — Mobile Women’s Health Nurse is visiting Wandoan Primary Health Care Centre from 10 am – 3 pm. Ring for and appointment 46274444Continue 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.
- Gardening Australia
September —- Spring is here—– the jug containing a bunch of sweet peas on the cover looks so beautiful, you can nearly smell them.
Visit your local nursery to find what new plants have been ordered for your area. Surround your self with pots of herbs and check out page 32, wouldn’t you just love to have this bright colored pot of plants in your favorite corner of the yard or patio. Follow instructions how to create, maintenance tips and fertilize this bundle of flowers.
Find the finishing touch to your garden edge, on page 43 – 48, edges can be as simple by using the spade or more long term using sleepers, rocks, metal, brick or concrete curbing. Splash a little paint on the sleepers or rocks and you have a whole new look for your garden.
Do you have an abundance of garden produce? Social media is a good way to sell, swap or give away your garden bounty. Like minded people getting to know each other in the neighborhood.
Did you grow up with a Loquat tree in the back yard? Now new varieties have sweeter flesh, smaller seeds and tender skins. Yes, they need covering as possums love them to. While growing they require water and feed, only draw back is fruit forms 3-5 years.
Step by step guide to harvesting letttuce, leaf by leaf with out killing the whole plant. Thus letting the plant keep growing and you will have fresh lettuce leaves for every salad meal.
Mangoes, nothing like the flesh of a mango to remind you of summer. If you have plenty of back yard plant a mango tree (Kensington Pride) or short on space try a dwarf variety. Check with your local nursery for the variety that will grow in your area, temperature and rainfall and soil type are important factors when growing a tree. Pages 81 -82 for more information.Continue reading →
- Scribble – how climbing trees impacts writing
Like anything, learning to control a pencil – and eventually, write – is a developmental process.
You may notice that your toddler or preschooler is holding their pencil in strange ways, but DON’T WORRY! It is usually completely normal development (but always see a health care professional, such as an occupational therapist, if you are concerned). Holding their pencil in a fist, across their palm or in a 5-finger grasp is a perfectly mature grasp for children under school age.
Each stage of pencil grasp is dependent on how steady the shoulder and arm muscles are. As your child develops physically, the shoulder and arm muscles will get stronger and steadier, and you should notice the pencil grasp change and mature as well.
Here are a couple of tips:
- Build core muscles by encouraging your child to move their body in a variety of fun ways.
- Build hand strength by playing with playdough and pegs
- Give plenty of opportunities to scribble and draw
- Don’t force your child to hold a pencil “correctly” before they are developmentally ready. You will do more harm than good!
Our Storytime sessions are always full of fun learning, singing and movement activities. Click here to find details of a Storytime near you.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 10 and 24 October 2018
Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or firstname.lastname@example.org
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