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24/05/2016

 

Phillip Gwynne Author Talk

 

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Award winning and prolific author Phillip Gwynne will visit Bairnsdale Library

His first novel Deadly Unna? was the literary hit of 1998 winning Children’s Book of the Year and selling over 200,000 copies.  The Debt is Phillip Gwynne’s first series for upper-primary school readers and combines both his substantial literary skills and his ability to tell a good story.  This event is for children aged 7 to 13.

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 24 May  4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

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

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24/05/2016 to 26/05/2016

 

Library Week Children’s Activity Decorate a Scrapbook

 

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To celebrate Library Week 2016, children aged 5 – 12 are invited to come along to a special after school activity session at the library

Participants can decorate their own scrapbooks as well as participate in games and book reading.

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 25 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 26 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 26 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 24 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 25 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

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

 

Library and Information Week 2016 logo

 


24/05/2016 to 27/05/2016

 

Tech Savvy Seniors Introduction to eResources 

Tech Savvy Seniors eResources

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. 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.

 

Introduction to Borrow Box  10.00 am – 11.30 am

Introduction to axis 360  11.30 am – 1.00 pm

Introduction to Zinio  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday, 24 May

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday, 25 May

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday, 26 May

Orbost Service Centre | Friday, 27 May

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

 


27/05/2016

 

An Afternoon with Jane Clifton

 

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Author and entertainer Jane Clifton will be visiting the Bairnsdale Library as part of Library and Information Week celebrations

Actress, singer and, more recently, published crime novelist, Jane is best known for her role as Margo in Prisoner.  Jane will be speaking about the many and varied aspects of her life including her career as an actress, singer, waitress, teacher, venue manager, actors’ agent, factory hand, barmaid, and abalone sheller.

 

Jane is also currently starring in the Larrikin Ensemble Theatre Production Boy out of the Country which is showing the same evening at the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub.

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 27 May  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm 

Bookings are essential.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person for this free event

 


06/06/2016 to 08/06/2016

 

Hilda Inglese
Cooking Demonstration

 

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Hilda Inglese will speak about her book Wow! It’s Italian, and will demonstrate her authentic Italian cooking

Orbost Service Centre | Monday, 6 June  2.00pm - 3.00pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday, 7 June  10.00am - 11.00am

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday, 7 June  2.00pm - 3.00pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wednesday, 8 June  10.00am - 11.00am

Copies of Hilda’s book will be available for purchase at the event. Bookings are strictly limited.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

 


06/06/2016 to 27/06/2016

 

Tech 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

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 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  1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 6 June 2016 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday, 16 June 2016

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday, 20 June 2016

Orbost Service Centre | Monday, 27 June 2016

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

    


08/06/2016 to 24/06/2016

 

Movie Screening - Joy

 

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Join us for the screening of the biographical comedy drama Joy

Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) was constantly cleaning up after her dysfunctional family.  After accidentally cutting herself on a piece of glass, she came up with an invention which after facing betrayal, treachery and loss of innocence swept her to fame and fortune.

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 8 June  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 9 June  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 14 June  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 21 June  2.00pm – 4.00pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 24 June  2.30pm – 4.30pm

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

 


15/06/2016

 

Wordburger: word games for primary students

 

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As Australia’s best known word nerd & riddle-wizard, David Astle can make the alphabet dance

His letter games unlock ideas & stories, or reveal secrets about words around us. Via quizzes & lateral thinking, this session will stir kids to invent words, play with imagery, unravel puzzles & maybe solve a few cryptic clues.

Topics include:

  • Seeing the alphabet freshly
  • Rearrange letters to kick-start ideas
  • Find new connections between words
  • Using riddles as doors to figurative language and clue-solving
  • Unlocking the mystery of cryptic crosswords

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 15 June  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm   

Sessions are for students age 7 to 13.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.



15/06/2016

 

Think Outside the Square with David Astle

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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD WORKSHOP

Peek inside the black-and-white box of a cryptic crossword and you will find wonders

David Astle challenges you to open your mind to deeper wordplay. The session will allow your brain to flex and your imagination to germinate, ready for any future conundrum.

 

Topics include:

  • How to stretch your imagination
  • How to play with words
  • How to solve (and make) your own cryptic crossword
  • How to read and recognise the main clue recipes
  • How to see language freshly

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 15 June  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

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

  


17/06/2016

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day

 

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Drop in to your library, bring along your knitting, enjoy a chat, a cuppa and meet new friends

WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way.  The library will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

Orbost Service Centre | Friday 17 June  10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Omeo Service Centre | Friday 17 June  10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Bairnsdale Library | Friday 17 June  10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday 17 June  10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 17 June  10.30 am - 2.00 pm

Bookings are not required.  Phone 5152 4225 for more information about this FREE event.

 


17/06/2016 to 20/06/2016

 

Limerick Workshop with Stafford Ray

 

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Learn how to write a limerick and be entertained with funny poems, short stories and the story behind the stories

There was a young man from Bairnsdale

Whose marriages all seemed to fail.

But then Internet,

Helped him to get

A new wife, he wooed by email!

Orbost Service Centre | Friday 17 June  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Monday 20 June  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 20 June  3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Stafford will be selling copies of his books at the sessions.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.  

 


Closing Date 12/08/2016 

 

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To celebrate Children's Book Week 2016, you are invited to enter our annual

 

DRAW A PICTURE/WRITE A STORY COMPETITION

 

Draw a picture or write a story relating to the Children’s Book Week theme Australia: Story Country. Your story could be set in Australia, feature Australian characters or animals, have an Aussie storyline, or something else altogether. It’s entirely up to you!

 

Details about prizes, categories and conditions of entry and how to submit your entry are provided on the competition entry form.

For a printed copy of the entry form, visit your local library.  

For further information phone 5152 4225

     


Tech Savvy Seniors - OMEO

Expressions of Interest

 

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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 12 July 2016

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Wednesday 7 December 2016

 Omeo Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Orbost Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Tuesday 20 December 2016

 Paynesville Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Wednesday 23 November 2016

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.

 


30/06/2016 (Closing date)

Friends of the Paynesville Library Inc.

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

First prize of $400.00  Second prize of $150.00 and  Third prize of $100.00

There is a 3000 word limit.  Three very experienced judges have been appointed.  The entries will be judged in a confidential manner ensuring anonymity. 

 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS Monday 30 June 2016

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY 22 August 2016

Details and ENTRY FORM are available on the website: www.friendsofpaynesvillelibrary.com

 

Please note – entries cannot be sent via email; only hard copy in the required format will be accepted.

 

Friends of the Paynesville Library Inc. regularly meets at Paynesville Library which is a branch of the East Gippsland Shire Library Service, and is situated in the Paynesville Community Centre on the Esplanade.

  


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

21 January 2016

21 July 2016

18 February 2016

18 August 2016

17 March 2016

15 September 2016

21 April 2016

20 October 2016

19 May 2016

17 November 2016

16 June 2016

15 December 2016

 

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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