Healthy brain ageing
Join Jenny Roberts from Dementia Australia to learn five simple steps to maximise your brain health, and how to reduce your risk of developing dementia.
In this session Jenny will also address the myths surrounding dementia, and provide information relating to normal ageing and memory loss.
Thursday, March 14 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Free event. Bookings required. Phone 6801 4510.
Sit ‘n’ Knit
Sit ‘n’ Knit is on again tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 from 11am to 1pm.
Suitable for all skill levels and all ages, you can work on your own knitting or crocheting project, perhaps start your handicraft entry for the upcoming Dubbo show, or share your skills with a learner.
Bring your own wool and needles. Some limited supplies available.
EBooks, eAudio and eMagazines
Whether you like to read an eBook, browse an eMagazine, or listen to eAudio here are some more ways to borrow using your library card and your favourite device.
Axis360 provides a wide range of adult, teen and children’s eBooks and eAudio. In a few easy steps you can be set up and reading your first title. This app allows you to borrow up to five titles at a time for a three week loan. Simply install the free Axis 360 app, and then login using your library card number and password and you are ready to browse and borrow.
RBdigital lending platform is a new way to borrow eAudio and eMagazines along with eBooks. For this one you will need to create an account, and then download the app and login to borrow. This app allows you to borrow up to five eBooks or eAudio for three weeks at a time. Emagazine loans are unlimited, check out as many magazines as you like from popular titles which include Donna Hay, GQ, Better Homes and Gardens, Australian Women’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Money.
BorrowBox from Bolinda gives you access to up to five eAudio titles for a three week loan period using the BorrowBox app. Just download the app, find Macquarie Regional Library and login using your library card number and password.
To get started with any of these great apps, go to the library website (www.mrl.nsw.gov.au) and click on Online Library (in the green bar towards the top of the screen), click on your choice and follow the easy instructions. Being a member of Macquarie Regional Library gives you access to any or all of these apps and best of all they are all FREE and available 24/7.
Renew Our Libraries
Libraries are more important than ever, with yearly visits to NSW public libraries up from 27 million in 2000 to over 35 million in 2017. Today's libraries are about more than books – they are valuable centres for people to access information and knowledge, to meet new people and learn new skills.
Lending your support will help to ensure that our libraries continue to have the resources to provide the services that our communities deserve. You can show your support for public libraries by signing the Renew Our Libraries petition: http://www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/programs-and-events/renew-our-libraries.
Macquarie Regional Library is located at the corner of Talbragar and Macquarie Streets, Dubbo. Phone 6801 4510 Website: www.mrl.nsw.gov.au.