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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

                                                  


12/02/2019 - 23/04/2019

       

Young Readers Group

 

Young Readers Group

Join us in our exciting new fortnightly after school activity

Explore new books, hear what others are reading, meet new friends and enjoy a craft activity or game.

        

At the introductory meeting on Tuesday, 12 February, you will have the opportunity to provide suggestions and ideas of what activities you would like to participate in during these sessions.

         

Bairnsdale Library 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm:

Tue. 12 February 2019

Tue. 26 February 2019

Tue. 12 March 2019

Tue. 26 March 2019

Tue. 9 April 2019

Tue. 23 April 2019

 

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

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12/02/2019 - 23/04/2019

           

Home schoolers Catch-up Sessions

 

Home Schoolers Catch-up Session

Join our regular catch-up sessions for home schoolers

The fortnightly catch-up sessions are a great opportunity to share ideas and meet new friends.

         

The sessions which are exclusively for home schooled students, are not supervised by library staff but parents are welcome to stay.      

 

Bairnsdale Library 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm:

Tue. 12 February 2019

Tue. 26 February 2019

Tue. 12 March 2019

Tue. 26 March 2019

Tue. 9 April 2019

Tue. 23 April 2019

 

For more information about these FREE sessions phone 5152 4225.

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08/03/2019 - 22/03/2019

 

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 12.30 pm on the following dates:

      

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 8 March

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 14 March

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 22 March

          

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

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08/03/2019 - 22/03/2019

            

Tech Savvy Seniors Beginners Apple Devices Workshop

 

Tablet and iPad training

Free training sessions teaching older people about new technologies and staying connected with their family, friends and communities

This workshop provides a basic introduction for those new to Apple devices and will cover the following: what an iPad/iPhone is, what they can do, different types, device buttons/controls, using the touch screen, navigating your device, and common symbols. It is suitable for iPad or iPhone users.

             

Disclaimer: This workshop is designed for devices running iOs software and is not suitable for Apple Mac users.  This workshop is designed for those who are looking to get a device or who have just got one.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 8 March  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 14 March  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Fri. 22 March  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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18/03/2019 - 22/03/2019

                    

Cultural Diversity Week Movie Screening
Ladies in Black

           

Ladies in Black

Join us for the Cultural Diversity Week screening of Ladies in Black

Based on the best selling book by Madeleine St. John, Ladies in Black is a comedy drama about a group of department store workers in 1959.

          

This movie showcases the fashions, architecture and burgeoning cultural diversity of Sydney in that period. The movie is rated PG due to mild coarse language.

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          Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 18 March  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 19 March  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 19 March  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 20 March  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 20 March  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 22 March  10.30 am – 12.30 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 22 March 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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25/03/2019 - 26/03/2019

               

Tech Savvy Seniors Mallacoota

Beginners Android and Apple Devices & Communicating Online

            

Beginners Android & Apple Devices and Communicating Online

Free training sessions teaching older people about new technologies and staying connected with their family, friends and communities.

Beginners Android and Apple Devices Workshop

Mallacoota Service Centre | Monday 25 March  1.30 pm - 4.00 pm 

This workshop provides a basic introduction for those new to devices and will cover the following: what a tablet/smartphone is, what they can do, different brands/types, device buttons/controls, using the touch screen, navigating your device, and common symbols.

                    

Communicating Online Seminar

Mallacoota Service Centre | Tuesday 26 March 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Learn some of the ways you can communicate online using services such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Facetime. This session will briefly touch on using these services. It will not cover any account creation or in-depth instruction on how to use the services. No device required.

          

Disclaimer: The workshop is designed for those who are looking to get a device or who have just got one.

                    

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

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27/03/19 - 28/03/2019

             

Dinosaurs and Fossils Museum Victoria Outreach Program

           

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With the aid of fossils, dinosaur bones, replicas and photographs, we go back in time to reflect on the existence of these ancient animals

The session that is aimed at children aged 5 to 12, is led by a presenter skilled in early learning and includes specimens, objects, replicas and photographs.

          

Most of the items presented can be handled.

    

Orbost Service Centre | Wed. 27 March  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 28 March  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

 

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

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01/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

     

Movie Screening - A Star is Born

 

A Star is Born

Join us for the screening of the latest remake of A Star is Born

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has almost given up on stardom but Jack coaxes her in to the spotlight.

As Ally’s career blossoms, Jack struggles with his own demons.

 

This movie is rated M. It has mature themes, coarse language, drug use and sex scenes.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 1 April  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 9 April  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 9 April  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 10 April  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 11 April  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 12 April  10.30 am – 12.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 12 April  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

 

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

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05/04/2019 - 18/04/2019

 

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 1.30 pm am and 4.00 pm on the following dates:

      

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 5 April

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 11 April

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 18 April

          

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

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08/04/2019 to 17/04/2019

 

School Holiday Movie Screening
Ralph Breaks the Internet

 

Popcorn and movie tickets

Join us for the screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by travelling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush".

           

In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way.

           

This movie is rated PG and this screening is for ages 5 - 12. It has mild themes and animated violence.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 8 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Mon. 8 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 10 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Wed. 10 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cann River Outreach Centre | Thu. 11 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 17 April  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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08/04/2019

              

Shipwrecks on the Gippsland Coast
Don Love

            

Shipwrecks on the Gippsland Coast

Maritime historian, diver and author Don Love is returning by popular demand

Don will be discussing shipwrecks on the Gippsland Coast and presenting a slideshow of his photos. He is a resident of East Gippsland and retired from teaching in 2005 after a career spanning 36 years.

        

Books written by Don Love include Shipwrecks around Port Phillip Heads, Shipwrecks on the East Gippsland Coast, Shipwrecks on the South Gippsland Coast, Shipwrecks on Victoria’s West Coast, and Maritime incidents on the Gippsland Lakes and adjacent coast.

               

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 8 April  5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

      

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

 

Be sure to check out the Australian National Maritime Museum’s travelling exhibition Submerged: Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks which will be on display at Bairnsdale Library from 1 April to 13 May 2019.

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10/04/2019 to 18/04/2019

 

Make and decorate your very own dangly monster

 

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Make and decorate your very own dangly monster

Join us for our Summer School Holiday Program activity session for ages 5 - 12. Listen to stories, play games, win prizes and make and decorate your very own dangly monster.

                          

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wednesday 10 April  2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 17 April  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm 
Cann River Outreach Centre | Thursday 18 April  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

                   

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

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12/04/2019

       

Outdoor Movie Screening
Mary Poppins Returns

 

Mary Poppins Returns

Join us for the screening of Mary Poppins Returns

Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan.

              

His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier.

                  

Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day. The screening will be held outside in the library forecourt plaza. Bring a blanket in case it's cold.

              

This movie is rated G and contains a scene of very mild peril.

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Bairnsdale Library | Friday 12 April  6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

 

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

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15/04/2019 to 16/04/2019

           

Harry Potter Science - School Holiday Activity

 

Harry Potter Science

Hands On Science brings to life the drama of Harry Potter's wizard school

Make ghost crystals and objects move without touching them and much more. Take home a number of tricks and experiments.

 

Orbost Service Centre | Monday 15 April  10.00 am – 11.00 am

Monday 15 April | Lakes Entrance Service Centre  1.30 pm – 2.30 pm 

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 16 April  10.00 am – 11.00 am

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 16 April  1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

 

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

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16/04/2019

             

Age Pension and Your Choices

          

Understanding Your Pension

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

  • Choices and consequences

  • Making the most of your pension

  • Centrelink assessment rules

  • Rights and obligations

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 16 April  1.00 pm – 3.00 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

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

Wed. 13 February 2019

Wed. 13 March 2019

Wed. 10 April 2019

Wed. 8 May 2019

Wed. 12 June 2019

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday in 2019 except school holidays

 Omeo  |  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday 5 June 2019            

Orbost  |  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Every Monday in 2019 commencing 4 February

Paynesville  | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday in 2019 commencing 6 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:

 

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.

     

2019 Book Sale Dates 

17 January

18 July

21 February

15 August

21 March

19 September

18 April

17 October

16 May

21 November

20 June

19 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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