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Library Events

21/09/2016 and 28/09/2016

 

Movie Screening - The Jungle Book

 

Brown Bear

Join us for Walt Disney Productions latest remake of the movie The Jungle Book which is based on the works of Rudyard Kipling

Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who is guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan.

Paynesville Service Centre | Mon. 19 September  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 21 September  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 28 September  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

This movie contains mild threat and violence. Some scenes may scare young children.

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


22/09/2016 to 28/09/2016

 

School Holiday Activity Session - Tic Tac Toe

 

Tic Tac Toe

 

Join us for a special activity session to beat the school holiday boredom

Listen to stories, play games and make your very own Tic Tac Toe game (image provided courtesy of CleverPatch). This activity session is limited to children aged 5 to 12.

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 22 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Friday 23 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday 26 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 27 Sept  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 28 Sept  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm   

 


Entries close 30/09/2016

eSmart Week 5 – 9 September 2016

Celebrating cyber safety and digital inclusion

 

Two competitions you can enter: 

 

 

eSmart writing competition

eSmart Mini-Writing Competition - all ages can enter

Write a mini-story, rhyme or poem relating to the topic of cyber safety, digital inclusion, and the smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
Mini writing competition entry form and conditions



eSmart Superhero competition outline eSmart superhero competition

Design your eSmart Superhero - open to children aged 5 - 12

Draw what your eSmart Superhero would look like? How would he/she ensure the smart, safe and responsible use of technology?
Design your eSmart superhero entry form and conditions

eSmart Week Logo

 

 


03/10/2016

 

Remembering School Days - afternoon tea

 

Remembering School Days

Come along for an afternoon tea of scones and biscuits, view education related artefacts and share your memories about school days of the past

Enjoy a presentation of objects and photos from the collection of the East Gippsland Historical Society.

Mallacoota Service Centre | Monday 3 Oct.  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm  

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

 


03/10/2016 to 05/10/2016

 

Bookmark Making in Seniors Week

 

Bookmark making

Come along and make a free bookmark at our craft table

Materials and inspirational ideas will be provided. This is an opportunity to enjoy doing craft as well as spending time with other people enjoying the same activity. This is a Seniors Week activity but all are welcome to join in.

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wednesday 5 Oct.  2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wednesday 5 Oct.  10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 6 Oct.  10.00 am – 5.00 pm

OrbostService Centre | Thursday 6 Oct.  10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 7 Oct.  10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Monday 3 Oct. to Friday 7 Oct.  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

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

  


03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

 

Movie Screening - Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn Bridge

Join us for the screening of the movie Brooklyn based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. This is a Seniors Week activity but all are welcome to join in.

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 3 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 4 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 4 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 5 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 7 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

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

 


03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

 

Reminiscing – Transport & Travel morning/afternoon tea

 

Charabanc image courtesy of East Gippsland Historical Society

Come along for an afternoon tea of scones and biscuits and revisit memories of transport and travel 

Enjoy a presentation of objects and photos from the collection of the East Gippsland Historical Society.

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday 3 Oct.  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 4 Oct.  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 5 Oct. 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Thursday 6 Oct.  10.30 am – 11.30 am

Orbost Service Centre | Friday 7 Oct.  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

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

  


04/10/2016 to 13/10/2016

 

Victorian 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 iPads  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Introduction to Tablets  1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 5 October 2016

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday, 6 October 2016

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday, 7 October 2016

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday, 13 October 2016

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

 


10/10/2016 to 14/11/2016

 

Code Club

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. Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited. Participants are required to attend all six sessions.

Bairnsdale Library

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Monday 10 October

Monday 17 October

Monday 24 October

Monday 31 October

Monday 7 November

Monday 14 November

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

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 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.

 


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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