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Library programs

See below for our list of kids, adults and seniors programs

  • Adult craft

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    There are crochet sessions for adults offered at library branches as social groups within communities. Items made during these sessions are often sold or donated to various charities, fundraisers and facilities.

    Dingo

    Every Wednesday and Friday 10:ooam – 12:30pm

    Duaringa

    Every Thursday 9:00am – 12:30pm

     

  • Crafternoon - After School Activities (6 years - 12 years)

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    All programs listed are aimed at children after school. Adult supervision is required for children under the age of 8.

    Capella Library

    Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    (during school terms; involves craft, robotics and games)

    Dingo Library

    Homework Club – Every Wednesday 3:00pm – 4:30pm

    (receive free homework help and afternoon tea)

    Crafternoon – Every Friday 3:00pm – 4:30pm

    (during school term; involves and craft activity)

    Duaringa Library

    Crafternoon – Every Monday and Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

    (free homework help, craft activities and afternoon tea)

    Rolleston Library
    Crafternoon- Every Monday and Tuesday afternoon 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

    (during school term; involves crafts, games and activities)

  • Baby Rhyme Time (0 years - 2 years)

    Suitable for babies up to 24 months old and their parents.

    Held at various library branches, under the First5Forever banner, this fun and interactive half hour program is full of simple songs, action rhymes and shared book reading.

    Duaringa

    Mondays at 9:00am

    Emerald
    Wednesdays at 11:00am

    Rolleston
    Second Wednesday of the month at 10:00am

    Springsure

    Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10:00am. Check with branch staff for the dates.

    Tieri
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10:00am. Check with branch staff for the dates.

  • Play Time (0 years - 5 years)

    Suitable for children aged 0 – 5 and their parents.

    Held under the First5Forever banner, this fun and interactive program aims to boost your child’s coordination and social development and have fun with a mixture of sensory play.

    Blackwater

    Sensory Play is held on the first Monday of the month (excluding public holidays) at 10:00am

    Emerald

    Play Time in the Park is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Wriggle and Rhyme (2 years - 3 years)

    Suitable for toddlers and their parents.

    Held under the First5Forever banner, this fun and interactive half hour program aims to boost your toddler’s literacy development and have fun with action songs, finger plays, dances, rhymes, stories and sensory play.

    Capella

    Alternating Saturday Mornings at 10:00am

    Duaringa

    Mondays at 9:00am

    Emerald

    Mondays at 11:00am

  • Colour CH happy

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    Come and join our stress reducing colouring program. Bring your own materials or use what is provided. This is a social group open to all community members. Drop in for 10 minutes or for 2 hours, this service is flexible for you!

    Blackwater
    Upon request

    Duaringa
    Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Rolleston
    Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Tieri
    Fridays 11:00am – 1:00pm

  • Tech Savvy

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    Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Training Guidelines have been developed, by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Telstra, for public library staff to deliver the training program to seniors in their local community.

    This free course covers the introduction to computers, tablets, smartphones, emailing, job search, basic cyber safety and more useful information in a friendly environment.

    We also offer tech support by request. Just ask your nearest library branch if they can help you with your query

    Contact Blackwater, Capella, Duaringa, Emerald, Gemfields, Rolleston or Springsure Libraries for more information on upcoming dates and times.

  • Beginners' Family History Workshops

    Come and learn how to get started with your family history research. We will introduce you to the popular Ancestry database as well as provide you with hints and tips to help get you up and running with your research.

    Blackwater

    Family History group meets once a month, every second Monday of the month at 9:00am

    Emerald

    These three part workshops will be ran periodically throughout the year on Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Contact the Emerald Library staff for more details.

  • Robotics

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    Join the library staff for the educational fun of robotics. Programs and time slots are offered to all community members during each School Holiday break. Robotics are also accessible during the school term for people of all ages, just ask your nearest library branch.

    Build, play and learn with free access to new technology. All library branches across the region have robotics kits for use of the public.

    Schools and community groups are encouraged to contact their nearest library branch to arrange sessions.

  • Story Time (3 years - 5 years)

    Our Story Time sessions, under the First5Forever banner, are suitable for children up to 5 years of age with parental supervision. Activities range from reading, singing, dancing and simple crafts.

    Blackwater
    Every Wednesday at 10:00am

    Capella

    Alternating Saturday Mornings at 10:00am

    Dingo

    Sessions are delivered as requested. Please ask staff during your next visit.

    Duaringa

    Mondays at 10:00am

    Emerald
    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am

    Rolleston

    Sessions are delivered as requested. Please ask staff during your next visit.

    Springsure
    Thursdays (during school terms) at 10:15am

    Tieri
    Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10:00am. Check with branch staff for the dates

  • Seniors Morning Tea

    All senior citizens are invited to join in this social gathering held at three of our regions’ library branches. With craft, activities and conversation this is a morning of connection and relaxation.

    Blackwater

    Monthly on Thursdays at 9:00am

    Please contact Centacare for more details; including arranging pick up, fee for transport by Centacare.

    Capella

    Fortnightly on a Thursday morning at 10:00am

    Duaringa

    Every third Thursday of the month at 9:00am

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