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Library Events

 Summer Reading Club Coming Soon               


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.

             


01/11/2017 to 16/11/2017

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

Digital Photos and Windows File Management

          

File manager and digital photos

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

Managing Digital Photos | 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Learn the many ways to store, manage and share your digital photos.

             

Windows PC File Management | 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Learn how to work with your files, including: Where to find your files – How to save your files – How to move your files – Creating folders – Cut, Copy and Paste and Using a USB drive/Flash drive.

                

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 1 November 2017

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 8 November 2017

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 10 November 2017

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 15 November 2017

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 16 November 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.

              

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

                    


06/11/2017 to 17/11/2017

     

Movie Screening - Red Dog: True Blue

 

Red dog in the outback

Join us for the screening of Red Dog: True Blue

This Australian comedy is a prequel to the 2011 movie Red Dog, and details the early days of the Pilbara wanderer.

 

This movie is rated PG due to mild themes and coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 6 November  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 8 November  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thurs. 9 November  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tues. 14 November  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tues. 14 November  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 17 November  10.30 am – 12.15 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 17 November  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

Dog photo by Spinefly - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39579324

Victorian Seniors Festival

                                   


23/11/2017

          

An Afternoon with Judy Nunn in Bairnsdale

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT

        

An afternoon with Judy Nunn

Sponsored by local booksellers Just Books, the renowned author Judy Nunn will visit Bairnsdale Library to talk about her latest book

Sanctuary is a stunning portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia.

          

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose, producing a string of bestsellers.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 23 November  12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

            

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

            

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28/11/2017

        

Working Beyond Pension Age Seminar

 

Working beyond pension age

This free Working Beyond Pension Age seminar is being facilitated by Department of Human Services, Financial Information Service.

The topics covered in this seminar include:

  • Choices at Age Pension age
  • Income test
  • Work bonus
  • Taxation and superannuation initiatives

Tuesday 28 November
Bairnsdale Library
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   East Gippsland Shire Council Logo

                    


28/11/2017 to 29/11/2017

       

Social Inclusion Week Storytime Sessions 

Social Inclusion Week

Join in on the fun at these special Storytime sessions being held during Social Inclusion Week

The aim is to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society.  This event is for children aged 2 - 5.

                  

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 28 Nov.  10.30 am – 11.30 am

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 28 Nov.  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 28 Nov.  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 28 Nov.  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 29 Nov.  11.45 am – 12.30 pm

                     

For more information about this FREE event, phone 5152 4225 or enquire at your library.

           

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28/11/2017 to 01/12/2017

   

Access All Areas
Film Festival for Adults 2017

 

Access All Areas - Film festival

Access All Areas Film Festival (AAAFF) is a touring Festival of quality short films that reflect the lived experience of people with disability and the issues of relevance to them.

The AAAFF has two goals:

  • To share perspectives of people with disability with the wider community so that everyone can enjoy the Festival as an enriching cultural experience.
  • To raise awareness of the contribution people with disability make to our community every day.

Omeo Service Centre | Tues. 28 November  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tues. 28 November  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 29 November  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Thurs. 30 November Bairnsdale Library 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 1 December  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

           

The movies screened in this festival are unclassified. 

 

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

           

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04/12/2017 to 14/12/2017

 

Movie Screening - The Zookeeper’s Wife

    

Antonina Zabinski at Warsaw Zoo in 1938

Join us for the screening of a movie based on Diane Ackerman’s non-fiction book

The Zookeeper’s Wife is a true story of how Antonina Żabiński and her husband, Jan Żabiński, director of the Warsaw Zoo, saved the lives of 300 Jews who had been imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto following the 1939 German invasion of Poland. 

                

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 4 December  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 8 December  10.30 am – 12.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 8 December  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tues. 12 December  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tues. 12 December  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 13 December  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thurs. 14 December  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

      

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

     


05/12/2017

           

Your Emergency Plans

Emergency Preparedness Seminar

 

Bushfire Chair

Come along to our emergency seminar to learn how you can prepare yourself for an emergency, with handy demonstrations on how simple it can be.

Emergencies can happen at any time. They can be as large as a bushfire, flood or storm or as personal as a death in the family. The better you prepare for emergencies, the easier it is for you and your family to recover.

       

The seminar will also discuss the roles of agencies in an emergency (such as the Police), the Vulnerable Persons Register, and what you can do to help others in your community to prepare for an emergency. We will be using interactive survey technology to engage with the audience throughout this seminar.

               

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 5 December  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

           

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

          


 06/12/2017 to 14/12/2017

 

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

Smartphones, Online Shopping and Banking

    Online Shopping and Smartphones

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

Introduction to Smartphones  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Learn the basics of navigating your way around a smartphone (iPhone or Android) with a touchscreen.

 

Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm               

  • Researching products and suppliers
  • Payment methods
  • eBay – buying only
  • Discussion about net-banking and paying bills online 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 6 December 

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 8 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 13 December    

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 14 December

       

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors is a Seniors Card Age Friendly Partners Program with Telstra.

           

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

          


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

              

For more information about these FREE sessions phone 5152 4225 . 

               


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 | 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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