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Library Events

25/09/2017 - 04/10/2017

 

School Holiday Lego Club

 

Library LEGO Club

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

The supervised sessions will incorporate freestyle creativity and some themed construction activities for children aged 5 - 12.

 

Donations welcome

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

 

Bairnsdale | Monday 25 Sept.   2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Paynesville | Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 Sept.  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Orbost | Thursday 28 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance | Wednesday 4 Oct.  3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Omeo | Wednesday 4 Oct.  3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

       

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for these FREE sessions.
         


26/09/2017

     

Peter Rees Author Talk

 

Peter Rees poster image

Celebrated journalist and author Peter Rees will visit Bairnsdale Library to speak about his books and research into World War I

Peter was federal political correspondent for some of Australia’s major metropolitan newspapers, including The Sun News-Pictorial, The West Australian and The Sunday Telegraph.

           

The ABC TV series Anzac Girls, was based on his book of the same title. His numerous other works include The Tim Fischer story, and the award winning non-fiction book Bearing Witness.

               

Bairnsdale | Tuesday 26 September  12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

               

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

            


26/09/2017

 

War on Waste Seminar

 

Rubbish pile - War on waste

Our waste is growing at double the rate of our population with 52 megatonnes generated a year

Australia is ranked 5th highest for generating the most municipal waste in the world.

      

Come along and learn about what we’re doing with waste management in East Gippsland. This session will cover the do’s and don’ts and why’s of topics such as recycling, composting and what you can do to minimise the waste you create, while giving you an opportunity to have your questions answered.

        

We will be using interactive survey technology to engage with the audience throughout this seminar.

   

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 26 September  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

Presented by Council’s Waste Education Officer Michelle Kearns. Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

        


26/09/2017 to 05/10/2017

School Holiday Activity Session

Make a Chalk Board

          

Chalk

Come and join the library’s school holiday activity session and make and decorate a chalk board which you can keep

The activity session is for ages 5 to 12, and will include stories and games. As stock is limited, bookings are essential.

 

          All sessions will run from 2.00 - 3.30 pm    

          Paynesville | Tues. 26 September

          Mallacoota | Wed. 27 September

Bairnsdale | Thurs. 28 September

Omeo | Wed. 4 October

Orbost | Wed. 4 October

Lakes Entrance | Thurs. 5 October

          

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


26/09/2017 to 06/10/2017

 

Movie Screening - My Pet Dinosaur

     

Dinosaur foot?

Join us for the screening of the Australian adventure family movie My Pet Dinosaur

When a young boy named Jake accidentally makes a new friend in an experiment gone wrong a troubled town is plunged into chaos. But with the creature rapidly evolving every day, Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new pet secret.

         

This movie is for children aged 5 - 12. It is rated PG due to mild themes and coarse language.

Rating Symbol PG

 

Orbost | Tues. 26 September  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo | Wed. 27 September  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance | Wed. 27 September  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale | Tues. 3 October  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville | Fri. 6 October  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

           


27/09/2017

        

Xbox Gaming Day

School Holiday Event

XBox

Come and play Xbox games on the big screen in Meeting Room 1 at Bairnsdale Library

This is not a supervised event. Parents may consider staying with their younger children.

             

The games provided are suitable for the 5 to 12 age group for which this event is being held.

                  

Bairnsdale | Wednesday, 27 September  11.30 am – 5.30 pm
            

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or inquire in person at the library about this FREE event.
             


02/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

         

Movie Screening - Viceroy’s House

 

Viceroy's House

Join us for the screening of Viceroy’s House, the true story of the final months of British rule in India

After 300 years, British rule was coming to an end. For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great-grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The movie is rated PG due to mild themes.    

Rating Symbol PG              

Bairnsdale | Monday 2 Oct.  2.00 – 4.00 pm

Omeo | Tuesday 10 Oct.  2.00 – 4.00 pm

Orbost | Tuesday 10 Oct.  2.00 – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance | Wednesday 11 Oct.  2.00 – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale | Thursday 12 Oct.  2.00 – 4.00 pm

Paynesville | Friday 13 Oct.  10.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 – 4.00 pm

                 

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


04/10/2017

        

School Holiday Board Games Day

         

Board games

Bring along a friend to play board games @ your library

Board games will be provided for children aged 5 - 12. Drop in any time between 11.30 am – 5.30 pm on the day.

                

Children will not be supervised. Parents may choose to join in the fun with their younger children.

            

Bairnsdale | Wednesday 4 October  11.30 am – 5.30 pm

            

For further information about this FREE event, phone 5152 4225 or drop in and ask your library staff.

            


05/10/2017 to 20/10/2017

      

Tips for Travelling Cheap
presented by Sandra Gard

      

Prague street scene

Always wanted to travel to Europe but thought it was just too expensive? Think that trip of a lifetime is beyond your budget? It’s not!

Sandra Gard is here to tell you how to save money without missing out on any of the experiences. Sandra will also provide some advice for those booking through travel agencies including what to ask for and how to ask for it.

              

Bairnsdale | Thursday 5 October  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance | Friday 6 October  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Paynesville | Friday 20 October  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

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


09/10/2017 to 16/10/2017

       

Tech Help Sessions - by appointment

 

Technology Drop in Session

Bring along your own device for 30 minutes of one-on-one assistace

Support is limited to the use of devices, applications and browsers but does not cover problems relating to security, repairs or purchase recommendations.

      

Appointments are available between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.

          

Paynesville | Monday 9 October

Lakes Entrance | Tuesday 10 October

Orbost | Wednesday 11 October

Bairnsdale | Friday 13 October

Bairnsdale | Monday 16 October

          

Book your appointment by phoning 5152 4225 or in person at the library for these free sessions.

          


09/10/2017

           

Bookmark Making @ Your Library

 

Bookmark Making

Come in and make your own free bookmark at our craft table

Materials and inspirational ideas will be provided. This is an opportunity to enjoy doing craft as well as spending time with other people enjoying the same activity.

       

Lakes Entrance | Monday 9 October  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Mallacoota | Thursday 12 October  2.00 – 5.00 pm

Orbost | Thursday 19 October  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Paynesville | Friday 20 October  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale | Monday 30 October  9.30 am – 5.00 pm 

      

For more information, phone 5152 4225 or inquire in person at the library for this FREE event.

                    

Victorian Seniors Festival

                


10/10/2017 to 17/10/2017

 

Bring a Special Senior to Storytime

     

Seniors week storytime

Here’s an opportunity for children to share a range of grandparent themed books with their special older person

Storytime sessions are for children aged 2 to 5 and include stories, songs and a craft activity. Bookings are not required.

                       

Bairnsdale | Tues. 10 October  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance | Tues. 10 October  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Orbost | Tues. 10 October  10.30 am – 11.30 am

Omeo | Wed. 11 October  11.45 am – 12.30 pm

Paynesville | Tues. 17 October  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

                     
To inquire about this FREE event, phone 5152 4225

                           
Victorian Seniors Festival

                 


11/10/2017 to 19/10/2017

     

Reminiscing Afternoon Tea

Dance Hall Days & Rock and Roll

          

Dance Hall

Come along for an afternoon tea of scones and biscuits and revisit memories the good old days

This session’s theme is Dance Hall Days and Rock and Roll. You can enjoy a presentation of objects and photos from the collection of Museum Victoria.

 

All sessions run from 2.00 - 3.00 pm 

 

Bairnsdale | Wed. 11 October

Mallacoota | Wed. 11 October

Paynesville | Thurs. 12 October

Orbost | Tues. 17 October

Lakes Entrance | Wed. 18 October

Omeo | Thurs. 19 October

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

        

Victorian Seniors Festival
                          


12/10/2017 to 02/11/2017

        

Little Bang Discovery Club

       

Little Bang Discovery Club

Join us for this four week science program

Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions

The aim of the Little Bang Discovery Club is to develop ideas and skills that inspire further scientific exploration, discovery and learning. Key features of the club are the hands-on activities, question and answer time and a Discovery Box and Book loaned to each child for the club's duration.

          

Activities experienced during each session can be safely replicated and further explored at home.

         

A Discovery Club Passport is provided to each child and stamped after each session and a graduation ceremony follows a Science Fair in the final session.

Little Bang Discovery Club is a four-week course designed for pre-schoolers (aged 3–5) and their accompanying adult co-learners.

        
Paynesville Service Centre  10.30 am - 11.30 am

       

Thursday 12 October

Thursday 19 October

Thursday 26 October

Thursday 2 November

   

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

 

Little Bang Discovery Club logo      Children's Discovery Museum logo


16/10/2017 to 20/11/2017

    

Code Club Scratch for Beginners

 

Code Club

Want to learn basic computer coding? Want to have fun learning how to develop animations and games?

Join us for this six week program and learn how to code using Scratch. Participants will need to be confident independent readers.

           

Bairnsdale Library 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

                 

Monday 16 October

Monday 23 October

Monday 30 October

Monday 6 November

Monday 13 November

Monday 20 November

            

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

             


17/10/2017

        

myGov and My Aged Care Website Seminar

 

Older couple using computer and looking confused.jpg

This free financial information seminar is being facilitated by Department of Human Services' Financial Information Service

The seminar will provide an overview of the myGov website with a particular focus on how to access and use the online service My Aged Care.

                 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 17 October  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

       

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

        

Austalian Government Department of Human Services logo

 


On display until 11/10/2017

            

Writing The War

 

Writing the war

Writing the War is a travelling exhibition focusing on seven wartime accounts

State Library Victoria has an extraordinary archive of material relating to WWI. The Writing the war exhibition shines a light on seven personal stories from the State Library’s rich collection, tracing the wartime accounts of a nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports master, journalist, artist and activist.

              

Bairnsdale Library | until Wednesday, 11 October 2017

             

The exhibition is situated on the upper floor and is available during business hours - 9.30 am to 6.00 pm Weekdays and 9.30 am to 12.00 noon Saturdays. An elevator is also available to reach the upper floor.

           


18/10/2017

            

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors - iPad & Tablet Training session

          
Tablet and iPad training  

A free training session 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. 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.

          

This course covers:

  • What Android tablets and iPads are
  • The different types
  • What you can do
  • Some of the more useful applications

Mallacoota | Wed. 18 October  9.00 am - 12.00 pm

      

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

               

Victorian Seniors Festival

      

 Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

 

 


24/10/2017

           

Handicraft tips and tricks @ Omeo Service Centre

 

Handicraft knitting needles

Come along and have a cuppa and discuss any tips and tricks in regards to handicraft

Bring along your latest handicraft project to discuss with the group and share ideas.

            

Omeo | Tuesday 24 October  10.00 am – 2.00 pm

           

For more information about this event, phone 5152 4225 or inquire in person at Omeo Service Centre.

             

Victorian Seniors Festival

         

 


Wednesdays      

                     

Reading Circles - Adult Literacy Program

   

Reading Circles

Reading Circles is a literacy program for adults wanting to improve their literacy skills

You and your family are welcome to come and have a cuppa at the library where you can have a chat and get better at reading.

  

The library is hosting this in partnership with GELLA (Gippsland East Learn Local Alliance).

 

Bairnsdale | Wednesdays 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

      

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for these FREE sessions.  For more information, call Lisa on 0428514610.

 

GELLA Logo    


Lego Club

Lego_Club.jpg  

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 | 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 10 October

Tuesday 14 November

Tuesday, 12 December

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wednesday, 4 October

Wednesday, 1 November

Wednesday, 6 December

 Omeo | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wednesday, 4 October

Wednesday, 1 November

Wednesday, 6 December

Orbost | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Tuesday, 17 October

Tuesday, 21 November

Tuesday, 19 December

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.

       


1000 Books Before School

  

1000 books before school

East Gippsland Shire Libraries are participating in 1000 Books Before School to promote early literacy skills.

Reading just ten minutes a day can instil a lifelong love of books and learning in young children. Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.

  

Research shows that children who are read to every day from an early age have extended vocabularies, increased reading readiness and improved cognitive skills when they enter school.

  

How 1000 Books Before School works

  • Register at any East Gippsland Library to receive your first Reading Record and reading kit. A library membership is required to join the program.
  • Mark, colour or place a sticker on your Reading Record each time you read together with your child.
  • Each time you reach a milestone in your Reading Record, bring it in to any East Gippsland Library for a special reward.
  • Every book that your child completes, or actively listens to, counts – this includes stories read at Storytime sessions, day care, playgroup, kindergarten, as well as the same book over and over again.
  • The program finishes once your child reaches 1000 books, or starts school.

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or ask your library staff.

            


Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors - OMEO

Expressions of Interest

Connected worlds image for Omeo Tech Savvy expressions of interest poster

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 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.

 

2017 Book sale dates

19 January

20 July

16 February

17 August

16 March

21 September

20 April

19 October

18 May

16 November

15 June

21 December

   

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 or phone 5152 4225.

 

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