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

  • Adult craft
  • After school sessions
  • Baby rhyme time
  • Colour CH happy
  • Computer classes
  • Cooking demo
  • Family history
  • Kids robotics
  • Kids time
  • Morning tea
  • Photography
  • Rock of Pages
  • Simultaneous storytime
  • Adult craft


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.


Every Wednesday and Friday 10.oo am – 12.30 pm


Every Thursday 10.00 am – 12.30 pm


Monday Funday (during school term) at 3:30pm-4:30pm – Join in activities, games and yummy treats.

  • After school sessions

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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

After School Fun- Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Dingo Library

Wicked Wednesdays – Every Wednesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

(during school term; gold coin donation; involves afternoon tea and craft activities)

Duaringa Library

Mystery Mondays- Every Monday 3:00pm – 4:30pm

(during school term; gold coin donation; involves afternoon tea and a mystery activity)

Emerald Library

Lego Club- Every Monday 3:00pm-4:30pm

(during school term; construction themes set per week)

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

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

  • Baby rhyme time

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

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


Wednesdays at 10:00am

Wednesdays (during school terms) at 11:00am

Second Wednesday of the month at 10:00am

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

  • Colour CH happy

dhgdfCome 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 mins or for 2 hours, this service is flexible for you!

Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fridays 2:00pm

Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fridays 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Fridays 11:00am – 1:00pm

  • Computer classes

TLS-QLD-TSS_410x170_v1Tech 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, emailing, basic cyber safety and more useful information in a friendly environment.

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

  • Cooking demo


New to the Duaringa library branch is a fortnightly cooking demonstration. Pop into the library every second Tuesday at 11am for this delicious program.

16th May – Beef soup and shepherds pie and vegies;

30th May – to be advised

13th June – to be advised

27th June – to be advised

  • Family history

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This is an informal interest group. Come along and meet with others to share research, problem-solve and/or learn how to utilize the Ancestry website; which is available at all CHRC Library branches on the internet kiosk computers.

Next session:

  •  Monday 5th June at 10:00am
  • Kids robotics


Join the library staff for the educational fun of robotics. Programs are being developed for the community to build, play and learn with this new technology. These robots will be making their way around the regions library branches.

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

Capella Library

  • Tuesday 20th June – ALL DAY – BeeBots, OzoBots and Sphero’s;
  • Kids time


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

Every Wednesday at 10:00am

Every Thursday and Saturday at 10:00am

Dingo & Duaringa

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am

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

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

  • Morning tea


Once a month the Capella Library branch hosts a Senior’s Morning Tea for the local seniors. All are invited to join in this social gathering, and encouraged to bring a small plate of food to share.

Next upcoming date is:

  • Monday 12th June at 10:00am;
  • Photography



The library is looking to run a monthly photography competition. Each month there will be a theme, you can send your photos into us and we will share. Our FB friends will then vote – highest number of likes will win the month. At the end of the year all monthly winners will be shared again for an annual winner.

How to enter:

  1. Become a member of our library – it’s free to join!
  2. Be inspired by our monthly theme – you have from the 1st day of each month until the last.
  3. Submit your photo in JPEG format via:

An email to

A private message to our library Facebook page:

Or bring it in person to one of our library branches in: Blackwater, Capella, Dingo, Duaringa, Emerald, Gemfields, Rolleston, Springsure or Tieri.

  1. Your entry must be your own work, and include your name, your library member number, and a title for your photo.
  2. Make sure any subjects within the photographs have given permission for their image to appear in publications, online and print media.
  3. Copyright remains with the photographer, however by entering the competition the photographer grants Central Highlands Regional Council Library license to use the photographs and the entrants full name for promotional purposes including publication in online and print media.
  4. Judging will take place throughout the first week of the following month on the library Facebook page – the winner will be the photo with the most ‘Likes’ at midnight on the 7th day of that month.
  5. The winning photo will win a prize and be displayed in all of our library branches throughout the following month.

Each monthly winner will then become an entry in our annual competition with the chance to win a major prize!

  • Beginners photography class

    shutterstock_3457779Learning helps us reach our full potential- it can transform us. There are so many different opportunities for people to continue learning throughout their lives.  In the spirit of Adult Learners Week, the Rolleston branch is facilitating a beginner course in photography.

    Step away from the safety of shooting in auto mode and delve into the world of manual settings, discover the meaning of aperture, shutter speed, composition, exposure, AV settings and more…

    Presented by local photographer, Gemma Bendall.

    For more information contact the Rolleston branch on 4984 3199 or email

  • Rock of Pages

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New to the region is a book chat group known as Rock of Pages. This is a social group that meets to talk about books that members are reading. This group does not dictate reading materials- each person simply shares their thoughts and feelings regarding what they had chosen to read.

Each member of Rock of Pages will receive a free note book to keep track of what they have read and what they may want to read. The library ladies will also give this group first pick of all new stock.

Blackwater Library- is trying to kick off this program. If you are interested please contact the Blackwater Library branch;

Emerald Library– the first Wednesday of each month 5pm-6pm

  • Simultaneous storytime


All across the Australia, libraries will be reading the same book for National Simultaneous Storytime. This year the chosen book is ‘The Cow that Tripped over the Moon’ by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood. Some of our Library branches are taking part in this national event.

Capella Library Branch

  • Wednesday 24th at 11:00am – share a reading as well as craft activities;

Emerald Library Branch

  • Tuesday 23rd at 10:30am – Kids Time session with rhymes, a reading and craft activities;
  • Wednesday 24th at 11:00am – Baby Rhyme Time session with an extra activity for this event;
  • Thursday 25th at 10:30am – Kids Time session with rhymes, a reading and craft activities;

Springsure Library Branch

  • Wednesday 24th – Outreach to local school for reading and activities;
  • Thursday 25th at 10:15am – Kids Time session with a reading and craft activities;

Tieri Library Branch

  • Wednesday 24th at 10:00am – Kids Time session with a reading and craft activities;

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