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

  • Adult craft
  • Crafternoon - After School Activities (6 years - 12 years)
  • Baby Rhyme Time (0 years - 2 years)
  • Play Time (0 years - 5 years)
  • Wriggle and Rhyme (2 years - 3 years)
  • Colour CH happy
  • Tech Savvy
  • Beginners' Family History Workshops
  • Robotics
  • Story Time (3 years - 5 years)
  • Seniors Morning Tea
  • 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 mins 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 two 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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