- Create colourful cartoons with Mark Guthrie!
Create your own colourful cartoons these school holidays with Australian illustrator, author and cartoonist Mark Guthrie.
Mark’s creations have come to life through his work with Scholastic, The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Animation Australia. Now you can learn to create cartoons and illustrations just like Mark with a workshop at Western Downs Libraries. Mark will be touring the region in July, bringing his art, jokes and cartoon fun with him!
At a glance:
Dalby Library: Monday 8 July – 10am
Jandowae Library: Monday 8 July – 2.30pm
Wandoan Library: Tuesday 9 July – 10am
Miles Library: Tuesday 9 July – 2.30pm
Chinchilla Library: Wednesday 10 July – 10am
Tara Library: Wednesday 10 July – 2.30pm
Moonie Library: Thursday 11 July – 10am
Meandarra Library: Thursday 11 July – 2.30pm
Workshops are suitable for kids aged 6+. Stay tuned, bookings open soon and you won’t want to miss out!
Image Credit: Mark GuthrieContinue reading →
- Call Out to Western Downs Artist’s
2019 Western Downs Regional Artist’ Exhibition | Inside Out
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
21 October – 10 December 2019
The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware Supplies
Artists who live and/or work in the Western Downs Regional Council area are invited to submit work in any media to the 2019 Western Downs Artists’ Exhibition in response to the exhibition theme.
Inside Out invites artists to reflect on their personal arts practice by looking ‘in’, to connect with their essence of creativity, and bringing ‘out’ to demonstrate through inspired work. The theme invites playful and divergent thinking and could bring forth something unexpected.
Click on Entry Form for more details
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Cindy Grimes | Shades of Brigalow 2018 | Acrylic on canvas | 50.5cm x 76cm
- The Library – More than books!
The public library has come a long way from your traditional warehouse of rows of books sitting on shelves. Libraries have adopted to the needs of their audience in the 21st century as we move through the age of information technology, 24/7 access, and on demand services.
Western Downs Libraries has a range of services and collections that you may not know about, please check these out on your next visit, or in some cases, from the comfort of your own home!
At your local library
Public PCs & Wi-Fi: Available for booking for one hour a day, with printing, scanning and faxing facilities.
Music Studio: Available for booking with a library card and a short 5 min induction, the music studio has garage band mixing software with 2 x microphones, and a keyboard. (Dalby Library)
VR Cube: Virtual Reality Cube, experience virtual reality on our HTC VIVE, available for 30 minute session with a library card for ages 10 + with a parent. (Dalby Library)
Media Room: Available for an hour booking with a library card, come play Xbox one, PS4, Wii, or just watch a movie.
Public Programs: Storytimes, yoga, STEAMSquad, bookclubs, lifestyle workshops, technology sessions, Dungeons & Dragons – see our ‘What’s On’ section of this website for more information.
Your library at home:
All these online services are available to you free with your Western Downs Libraries card from the comfort of your own home.
Kanopy: Your free online streaming service, watch up to 10 movies per month – a range of old, new, and quirky films for everyone.
BorrowBox: Download borrowbox onto any smartphone or tablet and select from our wide range of ebooks & eaudiobooks
RB Digital: Visit RBDigital website and create an account, then download the app onto any smartphone or tablet to select from our wide range of e-audiobooks & e-magazines
Storybox Library: Online videos of popular picture book stories read by local known Australians.
Lynda.com: Want to learn to play the Guitar? Use Adobe Photoshop? Lynda has 1000’s free online courses to improve your current skillset.
Research Databases: Doing an assignment? we subscribe to a number of educational research databases with reliable information, available at your fingertips,
Reserving Items: If you prefer a paper book, search our online catalogue for the item you wish to reserve and we’ll send it to your local library branch available for pickup. This service attracts a 50 cent fee per item.
- 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 June 19, 2019
Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or email@example.com
Looking for Storytime at a branch near you? Click here for other Storytime sessions.Continue reading →
- Have you heard about Kanopy?
Come in and see us to hear all about the Western Downs Libraries new award-winning video streaming service- Kanopy.
Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service showcasing more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, film festival favourites and indie and classic films. Popular movies streaming now include A Ghost Story, Swiss Army Man and Life After Beth and Colossal, just to name a few.
Looking for some kids entertainment? On Kanopy Kids you’ll find tonnes of great movies, TV shows, educational videos, your ABC kids favourites and much more!
The best part? You can start streaming now for free with your library card. Just head on over to Kanopy and get streaming!
- Write your life story with Mardi Sands
Join Wandoan local Mardi Sands for a workshop on recording your life story. Come along to Wandoan Library on Wednesday 12 June as Mardi passes on her tips and tools to give you the confidence to record your own life story. Turn your memories into an heirloom your family will cherish.
At a glance…
When: Wednesday 12 June, 2019
Where: Wandoan Library
Cost: Free, includes a light morning tea and lunch
Everyone is welcome and bookings are essential, please call 1300 COUNCIL or click here to book online.Continue reading →
- This month in Gardening Australia
May is all about the roses in Gardening Australia. Check out page 26–27 for tips on seasonal care, and when and how to prune your roses. If you love climbing roses and one that will flower all year round ask your nursery for a ‘Dublin Bay’. You can find information on the ‘Dublin Bay’ and other roses that grow in humid climates on page 21 this rose will grow in a humid climate. Other varieties that like a humid climate can been found on pages 21–24.
Create an explosion of colour – plant a sea of Everlasting daisies. Once in bloom they can be picked for a vase or left to go to seed in the garden. Good for ground cover in an area that needs and explosion of pink & white with a yellow center. Other common names for this plant is rosy sunray and pink paper daisy.
Need a feature tree for your garden or street? The Sango-kaku maple looks attractive all year round. The tree grows to between 4 and 5 metres high. The leaves turn from green to a golden hue in autumn and the red branches are eye-catching when the leaves fall during winter.
Dare to be different, plant a garden that only has white flowers and foliage. This is what Michael McCoy did, and in this issue he offers you a few pointers to get you started. He has listed the scrubs, bulbs, and the foliage plants he used to achieve the look he was after.
May’s magazine has plenty of jobs to do in your garden before winter is here, and the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. This magazine can be found on our library shelf, or sign up for RBDigital and look at it for free.
- 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 June 13 at 3.30 pm.
Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.Continue reading →
- 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 – 10am every Wednesday, 15 May – 19 June
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.Continue reading →
- 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