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Library Events

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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

                                      


18/10/2018 to 22/11/2018

             

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 and must be at least 8 years of age.

                       

Paynesville Service Centre | 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Thursday 18 October 2018

Thursday 25 October 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018

Thursday 8 November 2018

Thursday 15 November 2018

Thursday 22 November 2018

                         

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

 


24/10/2018 - 01/12/2018

          

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica

 

Earnest Shackleton Dogloos

An exhibition of display panels depicting the story of Shackleton’s epic expedition is now showing at Bairnsdale Library

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica, brings together first-hand accounts and dramatic images by official expedition photographer Australian Frank Hurley to tell the compelling story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 and his bid to stay alive.

 

This exhibition is on tour from the Australian Maritime Museum.

 

Bairnsdale Library | 24 October – 01 December
9.30 am – 6.00 pm weekdays

9.30 am – 12.00 noon Saturdays

 

For more information, phone 5152 4225 or inquire in person at your library about this FREE exhibition.

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01/11/2018 to 20/11/2018

 

Tech Savvy Seniors

Digital Photos and Cloud Technology

 

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

Managing Digital Photos Workshop - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm:

Learn how to store, manage and share your digital photos.

             

Introduction to Cloud Technology Seminar: 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

  • What is the cloud?
  • Why use the cloud?
  • Cloud based services
  • Is it safe?
  • Tips for securing your cloud account
  • Your own device is not required for this session

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 1 November 2018

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 2 November 2018

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 7 November 2018

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 9 November 2018

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 20 November 2018

                  

Tech Savvy Seniors is designed to give older people the opportunity to develop skills to use technology for socialising, accessing important services, or conducting personal business.

          


05/11/2018 to 16/11/2018

               

Movie Screening - I, Tonya

               

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Join us for the screening of the true story I, Tonya

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

             

This movie is rated MA15+ due to strong coarse language and a sex scene.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 5 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 8 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 13 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 13 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 14 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 16 Nov. 10.30 am – 12.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 16 Nov. 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

                   

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

                         


09/11/2018

 

Storytime with Peppa Pig

 

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Peppa Pig will visit your library Storytime

This special Storytime is for children 0 to 5 years of age, and includes stories, songs and activities.

         

The session will run for approximately 45 minutes.

 

Mallacoota Service Centre | Friday 9 November  2.30 pm

 

For more information about this FREE event phone 5152 4225

           


12/11/2018

 

My Health Record - Information Session

 

My Health Record seminar

With the My Health Record in the news recently, here’s a chance to find out more.

This session will cover:

  • What is My Health Record?
  • What is included in My Health Record?
  • What if I already have a My Health Record but don’t want it any more?
  • How a My Health Record benefits you.
  • What to expect when log for in for the first time.

This session will be run by Phoebe Hicks from Gippsland Primary Health Network.

           

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 12 November  10.00 am – 11.00 am

        

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

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13/11/2018

             

Libraries Change Lives - Campaign Launch

 

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You are invited to attend the official launch of East Gippsland Shire Council’s Libraries Change Lives campaign

Libraries Change Lives is a conversation about the value and impact of Victoria’s public libraries, and the role they play in building literate, productive and engaged communities. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 13 November from 4.30 pm

     

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

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 13/11/2018

 

Understanding Your Pension

     

Understanding Your Pension

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

Topics Covered:

  • Choices and consequences
  • Making the most of your pension
  • Centrelink assessment rules
  • Rights and obligations

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 13 November  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

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

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24/11/2018

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A Social Inclusion Week Event

 

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Yvonne Wink from MYWINK Therapy & Support Services will join library staff in delivering this free interactive Storytime session in celebration of Social Inclusion Week

Enjoy the telling of Eric Carle’s famous The Very Hungry Caterpillar and participate in some associated activities.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Saturday 24 November  10.30 am – 11.30 am

           

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

            

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27/11/2018

 

Social Inclusion Week Storytime 

Social Inclusion Week

Join in on the fun at a special Storytime session 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.

      

The Storytime session is for ages 2 - 5 and will include stories, songs and a craft activity.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 27 Nov. 2018  11.00 am

               

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

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30/11/2018

 

Legal Matters & Ageing Seminar

 

Legal matters and ageing

Free seniors forum covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead

Learn more about your legal rights and options, have your questions answered and receive a free kit ‘Take Control – A Guide to Making Enduring Powers of Attorney’.

           

Proudly brought to you by East Gippsland Shire Council and Seniors Rights Victoria, this seminar is part of the East Gippsland 16 Days of Activism campaign in the elimination of violence against women.  

 

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 30 November 2018  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

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

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05/12/2018

             

Tech Help Sessions by Appointment

      

 Tech Help Sessions by appointment

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.

  

The half hour appointments are available between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 5 December

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 7 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 13 December

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 14 December

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 19 December

 

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

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10/12/2018 to 14/12/2018

 

Movie Screening - Adrift

 

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Join us for our screening of the true adventure love story Adrift

A young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. The movie is rated M. It has mature themes and coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 10 Dec.  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

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

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

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

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

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 14 Dec. 10.30 am – 12.15 pm  

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 14 Dec.  & 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

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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.

  

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. 

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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. Children aged six and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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

Wed. 13 June

Wed. 11 July

Wed. 8 August

Wed. 12 September

Wed. 10 October

Wed. 14 November

Wed. 12 December

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wed. 6 June

Wed. 4 July

Wed. 8 August

Wed. 5 September

Wed. 3 October

Wed. 7 November

Wed. 5 December

 Omeo | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wed. 6 June

Wed. 4 July

Wed. 1 August

Wed. 5 September

Wed. 3 October

Wed. 7 November

Wed. 5 December

Orbost | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Monday 18 June

Monday 16 July

Monday 20 August

Monday 17 September

Monday 15 October

Monday 19 November

Monday 17 December

Paynesville | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wed. 27 June

Wed. 25 July

Wed. 22 August

Wed. 26 September

Wed. 24 October

Wed. 28 November

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.Libraries Change Lives logo       


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.

            


You are invited to 

Be Connected

            

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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:

 

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 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.

 

2018 Book sale dates

18 January

19 July

15 February

16 August

15 March

20 September

19 April

18 October

17 May

15 November

21 June

20 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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