Tag Archives: Community Back

Official Launch of ‘Past’ Commemorations 2018 Palm Island Centenary Celebrations

Palm Island Centenary Celebrations

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council launched its ‘Past’ event, reflecting on the past 100 years on Friday, 9 March 2018 with a community BBQ and ‘open mic’ session. The official launch commenced on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and was well attended by community and dignitaries. An Elders yarning circle, traditional dancers, and the official opening of … 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

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – Closing 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018

Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $30,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of their local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; … 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

‘Find yourself in a library’ this Library and Information Week

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Library and Information Week will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme ‘Find yourself in a library’. This theme is designed to give all libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Each year Library and Information Week raises the profile of libraries in Australia. It gives you the opportunity to … Read more

Cairns commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Apology

On Tuesday 13th February State Library of Queensland Cairns staff facilitated an event at Cairns Libraries to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Apology. The event was a collaboration with Cairns Regional Council, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Aunty Henrietta Marrie, Mr Wayne Costelloe, … 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