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Receive emails about upcoming library programs, events and activities

              

To join our email list and receive the Libraries Connect email newsletter, contact us...

by email library@egipps.vic.gov.au

by phone 5152 4225

or complete an online application form

     

  


01/12/2019 to 31/01/2020

 

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Summer Reading Club runs from 1 December to 31 January. Children can collect a reading log in person at the library and start reading for their chance to win!

    

Activity books are available for various age groups:

Preschool Activity Booklet

Primary Activity Booklet

Secondary Activity Booklet

          

You will need a Reading Log/Registration Form

            

Summer Reading Club Reading Log / Registration Form

        

Printed copies of the above documents are available at library branches.

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06/01/2020 to 17/01/2020

 

Movie Screening
Top End Wedding

 

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Join us for the screening of the romantic comedy Top End Wedding

Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just ten days to reunite her newly separated parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. But Lauren's mother has gone missing during a midlife crisis. Will they find her in time to pursue their dream wedding?

 

This movie is rated M and has coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 6 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 8 Jan.  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 8 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 9 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 14 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 14 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 17 Jan.  10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 17 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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06/01/2020 to 24/01/2020

 

School Holdiay Movie Screening

The Lion King

 

Lion King

Join us for the screening of the photorealistic remake of the movie The Lion King

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival.

 

The movie has a PG rating due to mild themes and violence.

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The following screenings are for ages 5 - 12.

            

Paynesville Service Centre | Monday 6 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 9 Jan.  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 9 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 15 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 22 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 24 Jan.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cann River Community Centre | Monday 13 Jan.  2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

        

An outdoor screening for families will be also held - 

                   

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 10 Jan.  6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

 

Bring a blanket in case it gets cold. If the weather is poor, the movie will still be screened inside the library.

 

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

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07/01/2020 to 23/01/2020

 

Marvel Marathon Movie Screening

The Avengers

 

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Experience Marvel’s Avengers from the beginning

Nick Fury is compelled to launch the Avengers Initiative when Loki poses a threat to planet Earth.

  

His squad of superheroes put their minds together to accomplish the task.

     

Parental consent is required for children under 15.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 7 Jan.  1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Avengers: Endgame

 

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 20 Jan.  12.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Marvel’s The Avengers + Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 22 Jan.  1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Avengers Endgame

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 23 Jan.  12.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Avengers: Infinity War + Avengers: Endgame

 

For more information about this FREE event phone 5152 4225.

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08/01/2020 to 23/01/2020

 

School Holiday Games Session
Xbox & Board Games

 

Board Games and xBox Day

Enjoy some school holiday time playing Xbox games and board games at your library

This is not a supervised event. Parents may consider staying with their younger children.

       

The Xbox games provided are suitable for the 5 to 12 age group for which this event is being held.

 

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 8 January  9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 13 January  9.30 am – 6.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wed. 15 January  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wed. 22 January  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thu. 23 January  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

         

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or enquire in person at the library about this FREE event.

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08/01/2020 to 28/01/2020

 

School Holiday LEGO Club

 

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Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our school holiday LEGO Club sessions

This is not a supervised event. Parents may consider staying with their younger children.

         

Donations welcome

The library will gladly accept donations of old or new LEGO brand pieces for our LEGO Club collection.

 

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 8 January  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thursday 9 January  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 16 January  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday 17 January  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Weekdays  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

 

For more information, phone 5152 4225 or ask staff at the library about these FREE sessions.

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13/01/2020 to 16/01/2020

 

3D Wooden Flying Bird

School Holiday Activity Session

 

3D Wooden Flying Bird

Decorate your very own 3D Wooden Flying Bird

Listen to stories, play games, win prizes and decorate your very own 3D Wooden Flying Bird which you can keep and hang up at home!

 

Orbost Service Centre | Monday 13 Jan.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 14 Jan.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 15 Jan.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 15 Jan.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wednesday 15 Jan.  2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 16 Jan.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Cann River Community Centre | Monday 20 Jan.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

 

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library. RSVP by 10 January for this FREE event.

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14/01/2020

 

Teen Chillout Zone

 

Teen Chillout Zone

Looking for a place to chillout out these school holidays?

Why not drop into the Bairnsdale Library and  enjoy giant outdoor chess, Xbox, board games  and colouring in? Or you could find a patch of  fake grass and just chillout.

        

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 14 January  10.00 am – 6.00 pm

 

For more information about these FREE activities, phone 5152 4225 or ask at your library branch.

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14/01/2020 to 21/01/2020

 

Kids Art - Free

 

Art workshops for kids

Free art workshops for kids

Two art workshops will be presented at Bairnsdale Library by East Gippsland Art Gallery and Gippsland Lakes Compete Health.

      

Everyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by adults.

          

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 14 January  1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 21 January  10.00 am - 12.00 pm

 

Bookings are not required. For further information, contact East Gippsland Art Gallery on 5153 1988.

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17/01/2020

 

School Holiday Movie Screening

Dora & The Lost City of Gold

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Join us for the screening of the adventure comedy movie Dora & The Lost City of Gold

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school.

   

Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve a seemingly impossible mystery.

          

Unlike the cartoon TV series, this movie is filmed with live actors in real locations. This screening is for ages 5 - 12 and the rating is PG "Mild sense of violence".

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Bairnsdale Library | Friday 17 January  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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20/01/2020 to 23/01/2020

 

Pirates, Peglegs and Parrots - Theatre Workshop

 

Pirates, Peglegs and Parrots

Take some time out in your school holidays to join in on our Bairnsdale Independent Theatre Experience (BITE) theatre workshop

Ahoy Mateys! Shiver me timbers, the library has been taken over by pirates. You too can join the piratical shenanigans if you are in the 1 - 12 age group.

          

Join two of the silliest sailors you have ever met for a nautical but nice adventure with dress ups, flag making, face painting, pirate games, a treasure hunt, plus much, much more.

 

Are you coming? Please say you ARRRRRR!

 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Monday 20 Jan.  1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 21 Jan.  1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 22 Jan.  1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 23 Jan.  1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

 

Phone 5152 4225 or book  in person at the library for this FREE event. RSVP 16 January.

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21/01/2020

 

School Holiday Board Games Day

 

Board games

Enjoy some school holiday time playing board games at your library

Board games will be provided. Drop in any time between 8.30 am – 5.00 pm on the day.

          

Children will not be supervised. Parents may choose to join in the fun with their younger children.

 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 21 Jan.  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

 

For further information about this FREE event, phone 5152 4225 or drop in and ask your library staff.

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21/01/2020

 

Illustrate a Book Day

 

Illustrate a book

Children in the 5 to 12 age group are invited to join in on Bairnsdale Library’s Illustrate a Book Day

Come along to the library, listen to a story and then paint your version of the illustrations.

          

The Bairnsdale and District Art Society will be there to assist and young artist prizes will be awarded.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 21 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

  

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

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02/02/2020 to 24/02/2020

 

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 four week program for ages 8 to 12 and learn how to code using Scratch.

          

Participants, will need to be confident independent readers.

           

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited. 

 

Bairnsdale Library 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Monday 3 February

Monday 10 February

Monday 17 February

Monday 24 February

 

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

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03/02/2020 to 21/02/2020

 

Movie Screening - Palm Beach

 

Palm Beach

Join us to watch the Australian dramatic comedy, Palm Beach

A group of old friends reunite at Sydney's Palm Beach to celebrate a special birthday.

             

However, the fun soon gives way to the messy realities of life with tensions mounting as secrets are slowly unearthed.

 

This movie is rated M and has coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 3 Feb. | 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 13 Feb. | 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 12 Feb. | 10.00 am – 11.45 am

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 12 Feb. | 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 11 Feb. | 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 11 Feb. | 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 21 Feb. | 10.30 am –12.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 21 Feb. | 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

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04/02/2020 to 18/02/2020

 

Health & Wellness Ageing Seminar

with Liz Gillman

 

Health & Wellness Ageing Seminar

Are you seeking to age well into your senior years?

The World Health Organisation defines health as: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

      

Liz Gillman, our local Naturopath will present on ageing well and the opportunities you have to participate in your own health care.

        

There will be opportunity to ask questions and talk with Liz after the presentation if you wish. https://lizgillman.com

            

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 4 February 

     1.00 pm – 3.00 pm  RSVP by 31 January

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 11 February
     1.00 pm – 3.00 pm  RSVP by 7 February

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 18 February
     1.00 pm – 3.00 pm   RSVP by 14 February

 

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

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05/02/2020 to 26/02/2020

           

LEGO Mindstorms

Build and Program a Robot

 

Lego Mindstorms

Want to build and program a working robot model?

Children aged 9 to 13 will work in groups of three to build and program a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot to complete fun challenges.

        

Learn and practise simple coding skills over four weeks and watch your robot follow your every command.

 

Participants must commit to all four workshops when booking.  

 

Omeo Service Centre  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Wednesday 5 Feb.

Wednesday 12 Feb.

Wednesday 19 Feb.

Wednesday 26 Feb.

 

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

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08/02/2020

 

Create Joy Through Art

Acrylic Painting Workshop

    

Create Joy and Find Your Happy Place Through Art

Acrylic Painting Workshop for Adults

Create your joy! Find your happy place through modern art.

         

Local artist Madelaine Schumann will help you discover the enjoyment of acrylic painting.

       

Learn to paint from your heart and create with freedom.

       

When we are in touch with our inner self, we can create an outer world full of joy and possibility.

         

Paint your way to freedom by being in the here and now and find your happy place.  All materials supplied.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Saturday 8 February  9.00 am – 12.00 pm

RSVP by 6 February

         

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

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Fortnightly Tuesdays

        

Crafty Readers

 

Crafty Readers

Join us in our exciting new fortnightly after school activity

Children aged 8 - 12  explore new books, hear what others are reading, meet new friends and enjoy a craft activity or game.

         

Suggestions and ideas of the type of activities you would like to participate in during these sessions are always welcome.

 

Bairnsdale Library  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Tuesday 24 March 2020

 

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or enquire in person at the library about these FREE sessions.

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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.

           

Bairnsdale | Wednesdays 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

              

For more information about these FREE sessions phone 5152 4225. 

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LEGO Club

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Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our after school LEGO Club sessions

Sessions are held at various library branches and incorporate freestyle creativity as well as some themed construction activities. Children aged six and under must be accompanied by an adult except at Bairnsdale Library and Omeo Service Centre, where the sessions are supervised by a library staff member.

 

Donations welcome

The library will gladly accept donations of old or new LEGO brand pieces for our LEGO Club collection.

Bairnsdale | 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday in 2020 except school holidays

 Omeo  |  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Orbost  |  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Every Monday in 2020 commencing 3 February

Paynesville  | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday in 2020 commencing 5 February

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.

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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 library staff.

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You are invited to 

Be Connected

            

Be Connected - Join us, we need you!

Create your free account today and begin your learning journey

To continue providing some of our popular technology classes, East Gippsland Shire Libraries needs you to join the Be Connected Network.

         

When you register with Be Connected, be sure to nominate your local East Gippsland Shire Library:

 

Bairnsdale Library

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

Mallacoota Service Centre

Omeo Service Centre

Orbost Service Centre

Paynesville Service Centre

            

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or inquire in person at the library.

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Tech Savvy Seniors - OMEO and MALLACOOTA

Expressions of Interest

            

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Are you feeling left behind in our connected world? 

We are seeking expressions of interest in both the Omeo and Mallacoota districts from people interested in any of the following free training sessions:

          

Beginners Apple & Android Devices - Workshop

Intermediate Apple & Android Devices - Workshop

Introduction to Email - Workshop

Introduction to eResources available through the library – Workshop

Introduction to Social Media - Workshop

Introduction to Windows File Management – Workshop

Introduction to Managing Digital Photos – Workshop

Introduction to Cloud Technology - Seminar

Introduction to Communicating Online - Seminar

Introduction to Cyber Safety - Seminar 

Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking - Seminar

Introduction to Online Streaming - Seminar

 

A workshop involves hands-on learning with a device. A seminar involves delivery of information with on-screen demonstrations.

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors 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 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.  

 

2020 Book Sale Dates 

16 January

16 July

20 February

20 August

19 March

17 September

16 April

15 October

21 May

19 November

18 June

17 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.

 

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