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Library Events

 Summer School Holdiay Program

  

Summer School Holidays Activities 2017:

 

Film Screening – The BFG (PG) (Ages 5 - 12 bookings required)

Come along to see a special screening of The BFG. Free popcorn and cordial provided at all sessions. This movie is rated PG. Some scenes may frighten young children.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday, 4 Jan  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday, 4 Jan  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thursday, 5 Jan  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday, 13 Jan  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday, 18 Jan  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Bairnsdale Library (outdoor screening) | Wednesday, 18 Jan 7.30pm – 9.30pm

   

The Fun Magic Guy – Magic Show (Ages 5 - 12 bookings required)

Terry McSweeney, aka The Fun Magic Guy, will be presenting an entertaining magic show at our libraries these school holidays.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday, 9 January  10.30am – 11.30am

Bairnsdale Library | Monday, 9 January  2.00pm – 3.00pm

Orbost Service Centre |  Tuesday, 10 January  10.30am – 11.30am

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday, 10 January  2.00pm – 3.00pm

Omeo Service Centre |  Wednesday, 11 January  11.00am – 12.00pm

   

Activity Session – Mugs (Ages 5 - 12 bookings required)

Come along and listen to stories, play games, win prizes, and paint your own mug!

 

Bairnsdale Library | Monday, 16 January  2.00pm – 3.30pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday, 17 January  2.00pm – 3.30pm

Omeo Service Centre | Thursday, 19 January  2.00pm – 3.30pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday, 20 January  2.00pm – 3.30pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Monday, 23 January  2.00pm – 3.30pm

   

Illustrate a Book Day (Ages 5 - 12 bookings required)

Come along to the Bairnsdale Library, listen to a story and then paint your version of the illustrations. The Bairnsdale and District Art Society will be there to help assist and young artist prizes will be awarded.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday, 24 January  2.00pm – 3.30pm

   

Games Day (Ages 5 - 12 bookings required)

Bring along a friend and have some fun playing board games at the library. A variety of board games will be provided. Children will not be supervised. Parents may choose to join in the fun with their younger children.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday, 16 January  8.30am – 5.00pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday, 25 January  9.30am – 6.00pm


Code Club – A Taste of Scratch (Ages 8 - 12 bookings required)

Want to learn basic computer coding? Want to have fun learning how to develop animations and games? Join us for this taster session of Code Club using Scratch.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday, 12 January  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Orbost Service Centre | Friday, 13 January  10.00am – 12.00pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday, 13 January  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday, 23 January  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday, 25 January  1.00pm – 3.00pm

   

LEGO Club (Ages 5 - 12 bookings required)

Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to join in the fun these school holidays. An assortment of LEGO pieces is provided.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday, 18 January  2.00pm – 3.00pm

Omeo Service Centre |  Wednesday, 25 January  3.00pm – 4.00pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday, 27 January  2.00pm – 3.00pm

   


01/12/2016 to 31/01/2017

 

SRC 2016 Banner_Open

The Summer Reading Club is running once again at all East Gippsland Shire Libraries these summer holidays.

Last year the Summer Reading Club was a huge success! Over 48,000 children participated across Australia, and more than 333,000 books were read.

Celebrating its sixth year as a national program, the Summer Reading Club could be even bigger and better this year, with the help of your school!

 

The theme for the 2016 Summer Reading Club is Heroes and Villains. Young readers will be encouraged to engage with a variety of traditional and non-traditional heroes and heroines as they explore the themes and conventions associated with super and everyday heroes, and their villainous counterparts.

 

At all East Gippsland Shire Libraries Summer Reading Club activities will run from Thursday, 1 December 2016 until Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

 

Registration is FREE! When participants register at our library they will receive a reading log/registration form. Participants will record the books they read on the reading log and along the way they will receive small incentives including bookmarks, stickers, pencils and bouncy balls to encourage them to read over the summer.

 

National prizes are also up for grabs for those who participate in the online activities through the Summer Reading Club website at www.summerreadingclub.org.au

 

SRC 2016 Preschool Bookletl.pdf

SRC 2016 Primary Booklet.pdf

SRC 2016 Secondary Booklet.pdf

SRC 2016 Reading log and registration form.pdf

 

For more information on this year’s Summer Reading Club, please phone 5152 4225 or visit your library where you can pick up a printed copy of the booklet and registration form.

     


06/01/2017 to 19/01/2017

 

Movie Screening - Sully

 

Downed US Airways flight 1549

Join us for the screening of Sully, based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow

Shortly after takeoff, a bird strike stopped all engines US Airways Flight 1549. Captain “Sully”, played by Tom Hanks, spectacularly ditched the aircraft into the Hudson River.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 12 January  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 17 January  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thursday 19 January  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

  


12/01/2017 to 24/01/2017

 

Movie Screening - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

 

Torenhof Castle with invisible boy

Join us for the screening of this most peculiar movie

When Jake finds clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he discovers Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The danger increases once he learns about the residents and their special powers.

 

Free screening for young people aged 10 to 18. The M rating requires parental consent for those attending. Chips and soft drink will be served during the screening.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 12 Jan  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 17 Jan  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 18 Jan  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 24 Jan  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

 


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.
   


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 friendly Omeo library staff.

  


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.

 


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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