Robot in the Region!

By Corinna from Moranbah Library I recently travelled the Isaac region with the NAO humanoid robot called Monty who was provided by the State Library Queensland. During that time I was able to visit 15 schools and had the pleasure to introduce Monty to over 900 children. Monty seemed to spark an interest for robotics … Read more

Host a volunteer fair at your library

Are you looking for new ways to attract members of your community into your library? Consider hosting a Volunteer Fair. The model of a volunteer fair is straightforward: prospective volunteers and non-profit organisations in need of volunteers come together. All your library needs is space, tables, and chairs. Benefits for your library include developing closer … Read more

Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages – 18-26 August

Celebrating a Queensland for all ages August 18-26

Applications for Queensland Seniors Week subsidies are now open – why not apply for some funding to help celebrate seniors in your library? Queensland Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections. This year celebrations continue for A Queensland for All Ages … Read more

Cairns Hour of Code

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Cairns Libraries held a Minecraft Hour of Code session at the Edmonton library as part of their Samsung STEM engagement program on Tuesday 20th February, and State Library of Queensland staff supported the event. In partnership with Headspace Cairns and Cairns Minecraft, the program runs across the region until 19th June, teaching kids aged 8-15 … Read more

Host an author at your library

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Hachette Australia is offering exciting events and exclusive content for libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and regional audiences. This could be a book club event via Skype where an author joins you to do a short reading from their new book after which you can hold a Q&A. For more information please contact: Lydia Tasker – Senior Publicist, … Read more

Queenslanders in Conversation – host a live stream event for your community

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What comes to mind when you hear the term Queensland Lifestyle? This year’s popular Queenslanders in Conversation series will challenge stereotypes, explore the unspoken and acknowledge that while sunshine, beaches and pineapples are a significant part of our appeal, the reality is our lives revolve around a diversity of perspectives, traditions and cultures. A panel … Read more