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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.

  • 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
  • Harmony Day (21st March)


    The Central Highlands region is a multicultural area; join library staff across the region celebrate Harmony Day.

    Blackwater Library

    Afternoon tea and Harmony Day dolls – starting at 3:00pm;

    Capella Library

    Harmony Day Doll decorating to add to the library display and music from around the world will be played in the library- all day;

    Duaringa Library

    Harmony Day themed ‘Cooking Demo’ session- Lasagna, potato bake and salad with cheesecake for sweets – starts at 11:00am;

    Emerald Library

    Morning tea with culturally diverse dishes. Staff encourage attendees to bring a plate of food to share – starts at 11:00am;

    Rolleston Library

    Harmony Day themed ‘Craftanoon’ session – starts at 3:15pm;

    Tieri Library

    Harmony Day themed Kids Time sessions with special guests and activities – Wednesday 1st and Wednesday 8th March at 10:00am;

  • Online Job Application Class (Blackwater)

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    This class is for beginners. Bookings are essential.

    The sessions are:

    • Wednesday 22nd March at 2:00pm
    • Wednesday 29th March at 2:00pm
  • 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

  • School Holidays (April)



    There are school holidays programs being run across our library branches. Please make bookings for the desired programs with the library branch holding the programs.

    Blackwater Library

    • Monday 3rd April at 10:00am – Easter craft, origami bunnies, basket making and chocolate treats;
    • Tuesday 4th April at 2:00pm – GOMA gathering by the sea activity;
    • Wednesday 5th April at 9:30am – Easter egg hunt followed by story time and Easter craft;
    • Wednesday 5th April at 2:00pm – Robotics;
    • Monday 10th April at 2:00pm – GOMA activities;
    • Tuesday 11th April at 2:00pm – Centacare stars for domestic violence (ribbon weaving);
    • Wednesday 12th April at 2:00pm – Find the Pokémon Easter egg hunt;

    Capella Library

    • Monday 3rd April (all afternoon) – GOMA gathering by the sea activity;
    • Tuesday 4th April (all day) – GOMA gathering by the sea activity;
    • Wednesday 5th April (all afternoon) – GOMA gathering by the sea activity;
    • Thursday 6th April (all afternoon) – GOMA gathering by the sea activity;
    • Friday 7th April (all day) – GOMA gathering by the sea activity;
    • Tuesday 11th April at 10:00am – Maker Space Lego Club;

    Comet Hall

    • Monday 3rd April at 10:00am-11:00am – Maker Space Lego Club;
    • Monday 10th April at 10:00am-11:00am – Ozobots Robotics Maze Games;

    Emerald Library

    • Monday 3rd  April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Angry Birds Decorate Ball/Birds;
    • Tuesday 4th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Angry Birds Decorate Ball/Pigs;
    • Wednesday 5th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Angry Birds Game (For Real);
    • Thursday 6th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Angry Birds Game (For Real);
    • Friday 7th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Angry Birds Game (For Real);
    • Monday 10th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Sphero’s Robotics (bring your own device to download the SPRK Lightning Lab app);
    • Tuesday 11th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – PlayStation2 and Board Games;
    • Wednesday 12th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm –  Ozobots Robotics Maze Games;
    • Thursday 13th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Lego Master Builders Challenge;

    Rolleston Library

    • Monday 3rd – Thursday 13th – Board games and star weaving for domestic violence awareness;
    • Monday 3rd – Friday 7th – Anzac craft for display;
    • Friday 7th at 1:00pm – Movie with popcorn and craft afternoon;
    • Monday 10th – Thursday 13th – Make Easter treats;

    Springsure Library

    • Tuesday 4th April at 10:00am – Holiday Craft (gold coin donation);
    • Thursday 6th April at 10:00am – Holiday Craft (gold coin donation);
    • Tuesday 11th April at 10:00am – Easter Craft (gold coin donation);
    • Thursday 13th April at 10:00am – Easter Craft (gold coin donation);
  • 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.

    Blackwater Library

    • Wednesday 5th April at 2:00pm – Robotics;

    Comet Hall

    • Monday 10th April at 10:00am-11:00am – Ozobots Robotics Maze Games;

    Emerald Library

    • Monday 10th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm – Sphero’s Robotics (bring your own device to download the SPRK Lightning Lab app);
    • Wednesday 12th April at 2:00pm-3:00pm –  Ozobots Robotics Maze Games;

    Capella Library

    • Tuesday 18th April at 3:30pm-4:30pm – Robotics after school;
  • 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.

    21st March – Lasagna, potato bake and salad with cheesecake for sweets



  • 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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