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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 friendly library staff.

   


20/03/2017 to 23/03/2017

 

Cultural Diversity Week Movie Screening - Pawno

 

Pawnbroker brass balls

Join us for the screening of Pawno, a character driven film about change, hope and identity

An aging pawn shop in Footscray is the pulse for an assortment of people attempting to survive, thrive or maintain their way of life in a world too often cruel.

 

With strong coarse language and violence, the movie is rated MA 15+.

Rating symbol MA 15+

Filled with humour, philosophy and unforgettable characters, Pawno is not a gangster movie. It’s not an action film or a tale of redemption. It’s not political. It’s not about sex, drugs or music. It’s a captivating narrative about a day in the life of fourteen very different players.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 23 March  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

 

 


27/03/2017

 

Legal Matters & Ageing Seminar

 

Legal matters and ageing 

Free seniors forum covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead

Learn more about your legal rights and options, have your questions answered and receive a free kit ‘Take Control – A Guide to Making  Enduring  Powers of Attorney’.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 27 March  10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Proudly brought to you by East Gippsland Shire Council & Seniors Rights Victoria

Bookings are essential – RSVP by 20 March 2017.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

 

Seniors Rights Victoria LOGO

  

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31/03/2017 to 09/04/2017

 

Youth Week Competition - Win Prizes!

 

Youth week competition YA book covers

Borrow any teenage/young adult book during National Youth Week for a chance to win great prizes

Attach your library issue slip to the entry form with your name, membership number and phone number or email address.

  

Entry is open to ages 12 to 25 only, and only one entry per person is permitted. Prizes include Coles Myer gift cards and book packs.

 

Youth Week Competition 2017 - Entry Form

   

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


National Youth Week
   


03/04/2017 to 05/04/2017

 

Xbox Gaming Day
National Youth Week Event

 

XBox

Young people (aged between 12 to 25) are invited to come and play Xbox games on the big screen

The Xbox gaming days are part of National Youth Week activities at East Gippsland Shire Libraries. The gaming days are not supervised events.

  

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday, 3 April  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday, 5 April  11.30 am – 6.00 pm

   

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

  

National Youth Week

  


03/04/2017 to 10/04/2017

 

Easter Activity Session

 

Easter Bunnies

Children of ages 5 to 12 are invited along to enjoy Easter stories, craft activities and Easter games

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday 3 April  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wednesday 5 April  3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 5 April  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 6 April  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Friday 7 April  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 10 April  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

   

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

    


03/04/2017 to 12/04/2017

 

School Holiday Movie Screening - Moana

 

Palm trees

Join us for the screening of the computer animated movie Moana

An adventurous Polynesian girl sails out on a mission to save her people. She is joined on her voyage by the mighty demigod Maui who guides her to become a master wayfinder. Moana fulfills an ancient quest and discovers what she's always sought: her own identity.

 

This movie screening is for ages 5 to 12. The movie is rated PG. Some scenes may scare small children.

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Bairnsdale Library | Monday 3 April  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 4 April  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 7 April  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 11 April  2.30 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 12 April  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Wednesday 12 April | Bairnsdale Library Forecourt Plaza  6.00 pm – 7.45 pm 

BYO Blankets
                     

Free popcorn and cordial will be served. Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.
      


03/04/2017 to 21/04/2017

 

Movie Screening - Arrival

 

Silhouette of a planet

Join us for the screening of Arrival based on a novella titled Story of your life by Ted Chiang

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world.  It’s a race against time to find a way to communicate with the extra-terrestrials before global war erupts.

 

With mature themes and coarse language, this movie is rated M.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 3 April  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tues. 4 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tues. 11 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 12 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thur. 13 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 21 April  10.30 am – 12.30 pm 

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 21 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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


04/04/2017

 

Song Writing Workshop with Lucy Wise

 

Lucy Wise Song Writer 

Singer songwriter Lucy Wise will conduct a song writing workshop a Bairnsdale Library

Lucy has delighted audiences across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with her masterful storytelling, intricate ukulele and guitar playing and soulful voice. She has released four albums. Her current release is A Painting of the Universe.

Songs can be a powerful way to tell stories, and can begin from the smallest idea. Responding to our surroundings using brainstorming techniques and improvisation, Lucy will guide the group through writing a song together, as well as helping individuals to generate material for their own songs.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 4 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

This is a National Youth Week event for ages 12 to 25. Participants who have instruments are encouraged to bring them along.


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

 


04/04/2017 to 06/04/2017

 

Movie Screening - Donnie Darko

 

Frankie and the jet engine

Join us for the screening of the science fiction cult classic Donnie Darko

On October 2, 1988, Donnie Darko, a troubled teenager living in suburban Virginia, is awakened and led outside by a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume, who introduces himself as "Frank" and tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.

 

Rating symbol M  

This movie is rated M. It has adult themes, medium level coarse language, sexual references and medium level violence. Parental consent is required for attendees under 15 years.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 4 April  5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Pizza and soft drink provided

Orbost Service Centre | Thursday 6 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Chips and soft drink provided

Omeo Service Centre | Thursday 6 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Chips and soft drink provided

 

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

 

National Youth Week

  


12/04/2017

 

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 Library | Wednesday, 12 April  11.30 am – 6.00 pm

   

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


12/04/2017 to 27/04/2017

 

VictorianTech Savvy Seniors - iPad & Tablet Training sessions

 

Tablet and iPad training

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

This course covers:

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

Introduction to Tablets  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Introduction to iPads  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 12 April 2017

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 19 April 2017

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 20 April 2017

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 26 April 2017

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 27 April 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.

     


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

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.

 


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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