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Library Events


Children's Book Council of Australia

Judge's Talk


CBCA Judge's Talk 2016

Join Jane Parsons, the Victorian Judge for the 2016 Children’s Book of the Year, as she discusses this year’s short listed and notable books.

Bairnsdale Library | 27 July  4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

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

02/08/2016 to 12/08/2016


Movie Screening - Suffragette



Join us for a powerful movie about the women who fought for equality in early-20th-century Britain

Suffragette explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women's right to vote - their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 2 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 9 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 10 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 11 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 12 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  

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


03/08/2016 to 24/08/2016


National Family History Month


National Family History Month

Ancestry.com Library Edition

9.00 am – 10.30 am

Explore your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition.

National Archives of Australia

11.00 am –12.30 pm

View war records from the National Archives of Australia.

Public Record Office of Victoria

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Obtain wills and other digitized material from the past using the Public Record Office of Victoria.


3.30 pm – 5.00 pm

View historic newspapers and photographs using Trove, an online resource of the National Library of Australia.

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday, 3 August

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday, 11 August

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday, 17 August

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday, 24 August

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


04/08/2016 to 25/08/2016


Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors

Social Media and Digital Photos


Poster image for Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors Digital Photos and Social Media 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.


Introduction to Social Media  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

  • What is social media?
  • Main functions of social media
  • Different types of social media
  • Twitter and Facebook

Managing Your Digital Photos 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

  • Sharing your photos
  • Transferring your photos

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 4 August

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 9 August

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 12 August

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 18 August

Orbost Service Centre | Thursday 25 August

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


Closing Date 12/08/2016 


Australia Story Country poster image


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




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


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


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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