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To find the form, go to the Goondiwindi Argus website www.goondiwindiargus.com.au and look for the red strip banner that says “results/photos/events: submit here”.

Click on the “submit here” button.

When the page opens, click on the green community diary button.

A form will open that will prompt you to put in the details of your event.

If you have any questions, you can contact Simon Bourke on 0428 556 246 or Marie Low on 0438 287 074, or email necontributors@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Give Vinnie a home

Vinnie is a wonderful cat, exceptionally affectionate and loving, with a sweet, placid nature.  He loves kids, people and gets on well with other cats.  He is desexed, micro chipped and litter trained, and would make a great companion or family pet.  If you would like to meet Vinnie, call Maxine 4671 5934 or MAPR 0448 363 957.

Affectionate Vinnie needs a home.

Affectionate Vinnie needs a home.

Meals on Wheels’ roster

MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER -  EAST –J Waller, H Dimond WEST –A Burton, V Cranney

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER -  EAST –  J  Ecroyd, J Tonkim   WEST –E Batchelor, P Brasington

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – EAST –J Bigg, St Mary’s School WEST – T Brosnan, P Percival, N Bray 

THURSDAY  28 SEPTEMBER  – EAST – S Ferguson, G Archer  WEST -  T Herbert

FRIDAY  29 SEPTEMBER – EAST – K McRae, J Duddy  WEST  R Daly

If unable to deliver on your day let your partner  know and find a replacement

Goondiwindi library 

Goondiwindi Library runs a range of weekly, monthly and annual activities for all ages and interests. You may find a program or event below that sparks your interest or perhaps you would like to volunteer some of your time to assist our library team with a program. 

PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

School Holiday Activies

The Goondiwindi Library will be offering some fantastic holiday programs to students of all ages during the Queensland September/October school holidays.

To ensure that your child is all set to go with craft, reading, robotics fill out the online REGISTRATION FORM and a library staff member will then contact you to confirm registration.

Fabric Craft Workshops

Local crafting masters have volunteered their time to hold weekly workshops with 10 to 15 year olds, teaching them the basics for sewing, knitting, applique and more!  Need more information about these sessions? Contact the library on 4671 7470.

Robo Kids

As everyday use of technology increases and our lives become more reliant on it, Robo Kids breaks down and explains how coding and robotics work and builds on those foundations to create a fun learning atmosphere. The group is designed for 7 to 12 year olds.  Need more information about these sessions? Contact the library on 4671 7470.

Teen Tech

This group provides students aged 13 - 17 years old with technical knowledge of the programming languages of code and the practical ability to develop a functioning robot.  Need more information about these limited number sessions? Contact the library on 4671 7470.

Story Time

Story time in the Library is a session of stories and readying activities aimed at three to five year old children and their parents / carers. The aim of the sessions is to give children a fun and relaxed start to their reading development before school through interactive storytelling, play, visual and practical activities. For more information about these sessions please contact the Library on 4671 7470.

PROGRAMS FOR THE ADULTS

Library Lovers Literary Group 

This group will kick off during QLD Seniors week and will continue to run on a monthly basis meeting in the library to discuss great authors and exciting reads, themed quizzes and crosswords.  For more information contact Ilona at the Library on 4671 7470.

Home Deliveries

In partnership with Care Goondiwindi the Library provides a free service for those who are permanently or temporarily unable to access the library. Items can be selected on your behalf in line with your preferences and delivered to your door. Deliveries are available to homes in Goondiwindi, Kaloma Home for the Aged and Oak Tree Retirement Village. Contact the library today on 4671 7470 to book in a consultation with one of our friendly library staff members.

Kaloma Reading Group

Run monthly in partnership with Kaloma Home of the Aged, our library staff gather local history and interesting books to read and discuss with groups at Kaloma as part of their Lifestyle program. For more information contact the Library on 4671 7470. 

GOONDIWINDI LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

The Goondiwindi Library will be offering some fantastic after school activities during July to September 2017.  

Healthy Minds

Healthy minds and wellbeing expo on Sunday, October 8 from 10a.m. – 2pm. Free.

Goondiwindi Community Centre.

Stalls and displays, demonstrations – yoga, tai chi, zumba.

Guest speakers: 11am – Beyond Blue – Fiona Williams.

11.30am Roses in the Ocean – Les Johnson.

12.15pm Feature speaker – Dean Clifford – the “Cotton Wool Kid” will share his inspiring story.

Supported by Tie-up the Black Dog Committee and Care Goondiwindi.

Mental Health Week 2017 Community Art Exhibition

Hosted by Rural Sky - Realise Your Potential, October 8 – October 14

Help break down the barriers to accessing mental health. Show your support for those suffering from mental health difficulties by contributing an art work to the Mental Health Week 2017 Art Exhibition in the Goondiwindi Regional Council Library & Art Gallery.

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