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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.

  


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.

Rating symbol M

 

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.

    


26/04/2017

  

PS Curlip and the Richardson Family

Author talk by May Leatch

 

Author May Leach with PS Curlip

May Leatch will visit Bairnsdale Library to talk about her book CURLIP: The life and times of a Snowy River paddle steamer and the family who built her

Samuel Richardson and his family moved to the remote and undeveloped region of the lower Snowy and Brodribb Rivers in Far East Gippsland to take up land, build a saw mill and begin boat building.

They built the little paddle steamer Curlip which proved to be of immense value to the pioneering communities of Orbost, Marlo and Tabbara.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 26 April  2.00 pm to 3.00 pm

 

Afternoon tea will be provided.  Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

      


27/04/2017

  

Margareta Osborn - Book Release and Talk

 

Margareta Osborn poster image

Gippsland author Margareta Osborn is releasing her latest book Lake Hill at Bairnsdale Library

All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down - first by a controlling father, then by a staid older husband, and always by a long-buried secret from her teenage years. Now, widowed at just thirty-six, she’s going to do something for herself.

Margareta is the author of the #1 bestseller, Bella’s Run, Hope’s Road, Mountain Ash and Rose River.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 27 April  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 27 April  5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

 

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


01/05/2017 to 19/05/2017

  

Movie Screening - Hacksaw Ridge

   

WWII battlefield in Japan

Join us for the screening of the biographical WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge

The only American soldier to fight on the front line in WWII without a gun, pacifist army medic and devout Christian Desmond Doss, attempts to save the lives of 75 men while dodging sniper fire and grenades during the battle of Okinawa. The movie is rated MA 15+. It has strong battle violence, blood and gore.  

Rating symbol MA 15+

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 1 May  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 9 May  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 9 May  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 10 May  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 11 May  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 19 May  10.30 am – 12.45 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 19 May  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

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

         


02/05/2017

 

Aged Care Fees & Charges
Seminar for Seniors and Carers

 

Nursing Home Jigsaw

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

The seminar will cover: an overview of fees & charges for permanent residential aged care, options for your former home and pension issues regarding entering permanent residential care

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 2 May  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

   


03/05/2017

  

Strange Garden - Installation and Workshops

    

Strange Garden

Join artist Eliza Jane Gilchrist in her Strange Garden workshops for children

Strange Garden is a beautiful installation that participants enjoy building, looking at, playing in and contributing to.

 

Using affordable and environmentally sustainable cardboard, the participants will construct individual sculptures which are planted together to create a large scale community artwork.

 

Workshop 1 - Children 3 – 6 years old
Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 3 May  1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

 

Workshop 2 - Children 5 – 11 years old  
Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 3 May  3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

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

  


04/05/2017 to 17/05/17

   

Tech Help Sessions - by appointment

     

Technology Drop in Session

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

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.

  

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 4 May 2017

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 5 May 2017

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 8 May 2017

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 11 May 2017

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 17 May 2017

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

   


08/05/2017 to 09/05/2017

  

Book Launch & Author Talk - Katherine Boland

  

Katherine Boland compilation  

Katherine Boland will be launching and talking about her latest book Hippy Days, Arabian Nights

Spanning five decades and as many continents, Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is a funny, moving and compelling story of a woman whose extraordinary life will never be summarised by the words ‘could have’, ‘might have’, or ‘should have’ – from the outset Australian artist Katherine Boland has grabbed life by the throat and jumped in feet first.

  

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 8 May  5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 9 May  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

   

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

        


09/05/2017

 

Age Pension and Your Choices
Seminar for Seniors

 

Oldies on a swing

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

The seminar will cover: eligibility criteria, income and assets, concessions, gifting rules, working beyond age pension age, investment choices and their impact on the entitlement.

  

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 9 May 2017  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

The seminar will cover: eligibility criteria, income and assets, concessions, gifting rules, working beyond age pension age, investment choices and their impact on the entitlement.


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

 

Austalian Government Department of Human Services logo

      


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.

   


16/05/2017

  

Dinosaurs and Fossils

Museum Victoria Outreach Program

  

Dinosaurs and Fossils image to promote visiting exhibition

With the aid of fossils, dinosaur bones, replicas and photographs, we go back in time to reflect on the existence of these ancient animals

The session that is aimed at children aged 5 to 12, is led by a presenter skilled in early learning and includes specimens, objects, replicas and photographs. Most of the items presented can be handled.

  

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 16 May 2017  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
    

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

     


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 Library | 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Tuesday 8 August

Tuesday 12 September

Tuesday 10 October

Tuesday 14 November

Tuesday, 12 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Wednesday, 5 July

Wednesday, 2 August

Wednesday, 6 September

Wednesday, 4 October

Wednesday, 1 November

Wednesday, 6 December

 Omeo Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Wednesday, 5 July

Wednesday, 2 August

Wednesday, 6 September

Wednesday, 4 October

Wednesday, 1 November

Wednesday, 6 December

Orbost Service Centre | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Tuesday, 18 July

Tuesday, 15 August

Tuesday, 19 September

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.

    


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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