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

  • Scott Whitaker Author Talk
  • Adult craft
  • After school sessions
  • Baby rhyme time
  • Wriggle and Rhyme
  • Colour CH happy
  • Computer classes
  • Cooking demo
  • Beginners' family history workshops
  • Kids robotics
  • Kids time
  • Morning tea
  • Photography
  • Rock of Pages
  • Scott Whitaker Author Talk

 

Join us in welcoming author Scott Whitaker, railway enthusiast and amateur historian, and his latest book ‘Railway Hotels of Australia: Volume 3 Queensland’.

This new book details the history of every Railway Hotel that trades, or once traded in Queensland. The book contains a wealth of information on the history of the railways in that state.

Join us at the Emerald Library Branch 25th October at 6:00pm

  • Books will be on sale
  • Free admission
  • Light refreshments provided
  • 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.oo am – 12.30 pm

Duaringa

Every Thursday 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Springsure

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

 

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.

Capella
Thursdays at 10:00am

Emerald
Wednesdays at 11:00am

Rolleston
Second Wednesday of the month at 10:00am

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

  • Wriggle and Rhyme

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.

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
Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Duaringa
Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Rolleston
Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Tieri
Fridays 11:00am – 1:00pm

  • Computer classes

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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, 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

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

  • 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.

Emerald

These three part workshops will be ran periodically throughout the year on Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The first series of workshops will be held:

  • Workshop 1 – 11th October 2017
  • Workshop 2 – 18th October 2017
  • Workshop 3 – 25th October 2017
  • Kids robotics

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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.

  • Kids time

Our Kids 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
Every Thursday at 10:30am

Every Saturday at 10:00am

Dingo & Duaringa

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

Emerald
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am

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

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

  • Morning tea

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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. Each session is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

  • Photography

 

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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 emerald-library@chrc.qld.gov.au

A private message to our library Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chrclibraries

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 rollestonlibrary@chrc.qld.gov.au

  • 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– is trying to kick off this program. If you are interested please contact the Emerald Library branch;

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