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  • Tech Savvy Computer Classes


    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, 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.

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  • Family History Interest Group (Capella)

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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 3rd April at 10:00am
  • 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.

  • 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

  • Make A Difference Photography Competition


    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!

  • Colour Central Highlands Happy



    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!

    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

  • 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.



  • Adult Craft Sessions


    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.

  • Rock of Pages Social Group

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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.

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

  • Seniors' 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 10th April at 10:00am
  • 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.

    2nd May – Cream of chicken soup and ham steak, pineapple and vegies

    16th May – Beef soup and shepherds pie and vegies

    30th May – to be advised


  • Beginner Course for Budding Photographers (Rolleston Branch)


    Learning 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

  • 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)

    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)

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