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Library Events


01/02/2017 to15/02/2017

 

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors - Social Media and Email

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Free training sessions teaching older people how to access information and stay connected with their family, friends and communities

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors is a Seniors Card Age Friendly Partners Program with Telstra.

 

Introduction to Email  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

A workshop covering the basic steps you need to help keep in touch with your friends and family using email.

 

Introduction to Social Media  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

  • What is social media?
  • Main functions of social media
  • Different types of social media
  • Twitter and Facebook

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 1 February

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 2 February

Paynesville Service Centre | Wednesday 8 February

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 15 February

 

Bookings are essential as places are limited.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

   


07/02/2017 to 17/02/2017

 

Movie Screening - The Girl on the Train

 

Train passenger

Join us for the screening of a movie based on a best selling novel by Paula Hawkins

Rachel Watson spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house she passes on the train. That is until she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

 

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 7 Feb  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 8 Feb  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 9 Feb  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 14 Feb  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday, 17 Feb  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

 


14/02/2017

 

Library Lovers' Day - Blind Date With a Book

 

Library Lovers - Book Ring Heart

Valentine’s Day is also Library Lovers’ Day and East Gippsland Shire Libraries are celebrating this by offering you a blind date with a book

Come in to your nearest Library or Service Centre where you can choose a book selected by your library staff.  You won’t be able to meet your date until it is on your card and you are fully committed!

Why not give it a try and let us know how you get on.

 

14 February – All day:
Bairnsdale Library
Lakes Entrance Service Centre
Mallacoota Service Centre
Omeo Service Centre
Orbost Service Centre

 

13-17 February – All day:
Paynesville Service Centre

 

Library membership is free and so is borrowing. It’s probably the cheapest date you’ll have ever been on!

Library Lovers's Day 2017

Why I Love My Library writing competition

Here’s your chance to tell the world exactly why you love the library. Winning entries will be awarded prizes.

 

Tell us your thoughts in a written poem, essay or story of no more than 50 words.  Entry forms are available at your libraryor print your own from this link - Why I Love My Library - Entry Form

 

Entries must be submitted by close of business 28 March 2017. Winners will be notified by 11 April. One entry per person please. A separate prize will be awarded for under 13s.

 

For more information contact the library on 5152 4225.

  


02/03/2017 to 16/03/2017

 

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

Windows File Management and Digital Photos

 

File manager and digital photos

Free training sessions teaching older people how to access information and stay connected with their family, friends and communities

Windows PC File Management  10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Learn how to work with your files, including: Where to find your files – How to save your files – How to move your files – Creating folders – Cut, Copy and Paste and Using a USB drive/Flash drive.

 

Managing Digital Photos  1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Learn the many ways to store, manage and share your digital photos.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 2 March 2017

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 9 March 2017

Orbost Service Centre |  Wednesday 15 March 2017

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 16 March 2017

 

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors is a Seniors Card Age Friendly Partners Program with Telstra. It is designed to give older people, particularly those in regional and rural areas of Victoria the opportunity to develop skills to use technology for socialising, accessing important services, or conducting personal business.

 

Bookings are essential as places are limited.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

  


06/03/2017 to 17/03/2017

 

Movie Screening - The Light Between Oceans

 

Cape Campbell Lighthouse

Join us for the screening of a movie based on the bestselling Australian novel by M L Stedman

Newlyweds, Tom and Isabel begin life together on a remote Western Australian island. One day a baby in a boat washes ashore. They decide to raise it as their own, unaware of the consequences until years later when the baby’s real story unfolds.

Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 6 March  10.00 am – 12.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tues. 7 March  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 8 March  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 9 March  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 14 March  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 17 March  10.30 am – 12.45 pm       

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 17 March  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

 

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.
     


08/03/2017 to 21/03/2017

 

One Million Stars to End Violence

 

The One Million Stars to End Violence Project

One Million Stars to End Violence is an international weaving project creating beautiful stars as symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism

Learn how to make a star for the project at one of our workshops.

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 8 March  10.00 am

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 9 March  10.00 am

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 10 March  2.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Friday 17 March  2.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 21 March  All Day

 

Bookings are essential as places are limited.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

  


1000 books before school - Get your child school ready

   


Lego Club

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Junior Lego enthusiasts are invited to attend our after school Lego Club sessions

The supervised sessions are held at various library branches and incorporate freestyle creativity as well as some themed construction activities.

 

Donations welcome

The library will gladly accept donations of old or new Lego brand pieces for our Lego Club collection.

Bairnsdale Library | 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

 Omeo Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Orbost Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Bookings for each session open the day of the previous session.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for these FREE sessions.

 


Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors - OMEO

Expressions of Interest

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Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

Are you feeling left behind in our connected world? 

We are seeking expressions of interest in the Omeo district from people interested in any of the following free training sessions:

 

Introduction to iPads - Your first step into the world of iPad tablets

Introduction to Android Tablets - Your first step into the world of Android tablets.

Introduction to Cyber Safety - This workshop covers the basics of internet security.

Introduction to Social Media – A walk through the internet’s most popular social media applications.

Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking - This session will show you how to find things to buy, where to buy from, and how to make payments safely over the internet.

Introduction to Managing Digital Photos – There are many ways to manage and share your digital photos.

Introduction to Email – A workshop covering the basic steps you need to help keep in touch with your family and friends using email

Introduction to Smartphones - Learn the basics of navigating your way around a smartphone with a touchscreen.

 

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors is a Seniors Card Age Friendly Partners Program with Telstra. It is designed to give older people, particularly those in regional and rural areas of Victoria, the opportunity to develop skills to use technology for socialising, accessing important services, or conducting personal business.

To register your interest or to seek for further information, phone 5152 4225 or ask your friendly Omeo library staff.

 


Friends of the Library Booksales

 

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library hold regular book sales in the Nicholson Street Mall in Bairnsdale throughout the year

The books on sale include items deleted from East Gippsland Shire Library's collection as well as donations.

 

Booksale Dates

19 January 2017

20 July 2017

16 February 2017

17 August 2017

16 March 2017

21 September 2017

20 April 2017

19 October 2017

18 May 2017

16 November 2017

15 June 2017

21 December 2017

 

Who are we?

We are an independent group of library members who care deeply for the welfare or our library service. We promote and defend it at all times and lobby local, state and federal politicians on library related matters.  Proceeds from our regular booksales are for the sole benefit of the library service. Join Friends of East Gippsland Shire Library and help support our cause.

  


Regular Event

Broadband for Seniors - funded by the Australian Government

Basic Internet Training for Seniors

free with your local Broadband for Seniors internet kiosks

Your Broadband for Seniors kiosk gives you the opportunity to discover how the web can play a great part in helping you to stay in touch with friends and family, along with offering access to the wealth of information available online. This is your chance to find out what all the excitement is about.

 

The kiosk features computers with broadband access for use by older members of our local community. We are also providing training, so beginners are very welcome!

 

Expressions of interest are now being taken. Please enquire at your library branch or phone 5152 4225.

 

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