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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

     

 


 02/09/2019 to 20/09/2019

 

Movie Screening - Stan & Ollie

 

Stan and Ollie

Join us for the screening of the comedy drama Stan & Ollie

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.

           

Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future.

 

This movie is rated PG due to mild coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 2 Sept.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 10 Sept.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 10 Sept. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 11 Sept.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 12 Sept.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 20 Sept.  10.30 am – 12.30 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 20 Sept.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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03/09/2019 to 09/10/2019

 

Fire Brigade - Storytime Sessions    

Fire Truck

CFA members from local brigades will join us for Storytime at our libraries

Come along dressed as a fire fighter if you like.

            

This is a great opportunity for the Storytimers to have a close up look at a fire truck.

              

Storytime sessions are for children 2 to 5 years of age, and include stories, songs and activities. The sessions run   for approximately 45 minutes.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 3 Sept.  11.00 am

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 10 Sept.  11.00 am

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 17 Sept.  10.30 am

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 24 Sept.  11.00 am

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 9 Oct.  11.30 am

          

For more information about these FREE events, phone 5152 4225.

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06/09/2019 to 13/09/2019

 

Managing Digital Photos Workshop

 

Managing Digital Photos  

Free workshops teaching East Gippslanders how to access information and stay connected with their family, friends and communities

Learn how to store, manage and share your digital photos. Bring your own device or practice on one of ours.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri 6 Sept. 2019  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu 12 Sept. 2019  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Fri 13 Sept 2019 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

 

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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06/09/2019 to 13/09/2019

 

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 and 4.00 pm at:

           

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 6 September

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 12 September

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday 13 September

 

Half hour appointments are available between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm at:

 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 18 September

              

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

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13/09/2019 to 20/09/2019

 

Optimising Weight for Health

How to reduce the yearly weight gain 

Optimising Weight for Health

Qualified Clinical Nutritionist Megan Pfeffer BHSC will help to reduce the yearly weight gain

Over time the kilograms add up and suddenly we find we are carrying more weight than we’d like, and it is a risk factor for chronic (ongoing) inflammation and conditions such as coronary heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.

        

Participants will learn the common, and not-so-common causes for weight gain, ways to investigate health issues that may be driving factors, and learn how to best avoid continuing weight gain without severe calorie restriction or unsustainable, unenjoyable diets.

         

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 13 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 19 Sept.  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thu. 19 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 20 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

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

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19/09/2019

 

A glimpse into the past

Historical fiction book chat

 

A Glimpse of the Pas

Inspired by Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley and Diana Gabaldon, Denise Tobin Shine will discuss her latest book Jeremiah’s Trunk

In 2013, after her mother’s death, Abigail Skinner inherits an old oak trunk containing journals, belonging to Leticia Skinner, her nineteenth century ancestor.

  

She discovers what life was like for Leticia’s son Jeremiah. Starting out on working narrowboat on the canals of England, circumstances lead him to the goldfields of Ballarat and his involvement in the Eureka Stockade. 

 

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 19 September  5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

 

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

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23/09/2019 to 01/10/2019

 

Teen Movie Screening - The Hate U Give

 

The Hate U Give

Join us for the movie screening of The Hate U Give based on the novel by Angie Thomas

Starr Carter is constantly switching between the poor, mostly black neighbourhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends.

            

The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

 

Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

 

This screening is for ages 12 to 18. The movie is rated M. It has mature themes, violence and coarse language.

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Paynesville Service Centre | Mon. 23 September  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 24 September  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Tue. 1 October  5.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 

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

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24/09/2019 to 04/10/2019

 

Ceramic Head Plant Pots

School Holiday Activity Session

 

Ceramic Head Pots

Decorate your very own ceramic head plant pot these school holidays

Listen to stories, play games, win prizes and decorate your very own ceramic head plant pot which you can keep to grow your own plant in! This event if for ages 5 - 12.

 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 24 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 25 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 25 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 26 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Cann River Outreach Centre | Thursday 26 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wednesday 2 Oct.  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 4 Oct.  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

 

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

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24/09/2019 to 04/10/2019

 

Movie Screening - Aladdin

 

Genie Lamp

Join us for the school holiday screening of Aladdin

Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah.

        

While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie.

         

These screenings are for ages 5 to 12. The movie is rated PG and has mild fantasy themes.

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Paynesville Service Centre | Tue. 24 September  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 1 October  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 2 October  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 2 October  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cann River Outreach Centre | Thu. 3 October  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Fri. 4 October  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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25/09/2019

        

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.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Wed. 25 September  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 30 September  10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre  | Wed. 2 October  9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thu. 3 October  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

 

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

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27/09/2019 to 03/11/2019

 

Anne Frank: A History for Today

Travelling Exhibition

 

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Bairnsdale Library is hosting the travelling exhibition Anne Frank – A History for Today

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who together with her family, goes into hiding during the Second World War to escape the Nazis.

            

The family is betrayed and deported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where Anne falls ill and dies. Her father is the only survivor and has Anne’s diary published. It strikes a chord around the world.

 

The world-wide launch of the travelling exhibition was in Canberra in 2014. It is on loan to East Gippsland Shire Library from Anne Frank Exhibition Australia.

 

27 September – 3 November
Upstairs at Bairnsdale Library

      

Mon to Fri: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm

Sat: 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

 

Photos above:

Rear facade of Anne Frank’s secret Annex. Photo by - Wim van Rossem / Anefo

Inset photo: Anne Frank - supplied by the Photo Collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam)

 

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

        

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02/10/2019

 

Dolphin Discovery

School Holiday Workshop

       

Dolphin Discovery

Did you know a new species of dolphin was discovered in Victoria in 2011?

The Marine Mammal Foundation will take you on the journey of discovery of the Burrunan dolphin in our exciting Dolphin Discovery program.

           

Learn everything we know about this newly described and endangered species, including how we identify individual dolphins through their unique nicks and notches, how we get to know them by tracking social behaviours, and what we have discovered about their history through ground-breaking applied science.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Wed. 2 October  10.30 am – 12.30 pm

 

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

              

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08/10/2019 to 18/10/2019

 

Movie Screening - Swimming with Men

 

Swimming with men

Join us for the screening of Swimming with Men

A group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming.

  

Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they're determined to prove they have  what it takes to be a scissor-kicking  aquatic dream team. 

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This movie is rated M due to coarse language. 

 

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 8 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 8 Oct. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 9 Oct.  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 9 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 10 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 14 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 18 Oct.  10.30 am – 12.30 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 18 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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10/10/2019

 

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 at:

           

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 10 October

                         

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

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10/10/2019 to 18/10/2019

 

Windows File Management - Workshop

            

Windows File Management  

Free training sessions teaching East Gippslanders how to access information and stay connected with their family, friends and communities

Learn how to work with your files, including: Where to find your files – How to save your files – How to move your files – Creating folders – Cut, Copy and Paste and Using a USB drive/Flash drive.

        

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

 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 10 October  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 11 October  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Fri. 18 October  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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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Fortnightly Thursdays during school term

 

After School Program - East Bairnsdale Community Hub 

After school program at East Gippsland Community Hub

Come along to the after school program at East Bairnsdale Community Hub and join in the fun

East Gippsland Shire Library staff will be there to read books, run a craft session and play games for children aged 5 to 12.

    

Come over as soon as the bus drops you off. Sessions are held fortnightly during the school term.

 

East Bairnsdale Community Hub | 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm   

24 Hoddinott Street East Bairnsdale

 

Thursday 1 August

Thursday 15 August

Thursday 29 August

Thursday 12 September

 

Contact the programs team at Bairnsdale Library on 51524225 for details about these FREE sessions.

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First Monday of each month during school term

 

Storytime - East Bairnsdale Community Hub 

Storytime at East Gippsland Community Hub

East Gippsland Shire Library will conduct monthly Children’s Storytime sessions at the East Bairnsdale Community Hub

Storytime aims to encourage children to develop a love of libraries and reading books at a young age and provides an opportunity for participants to socialise with other children and care givers.

            

The free Storytime sessions are for ages 2 to 5 and will be held on the first Monday of the month. They include stories, songs, rhymes, dancing and a craft activity.

 

East Bairnsdale Community Hub | 11.00 am – 12.00 pm   

24 Hoddinott Street East Bairnsdale  

     

Monday 5 August

Monday 2 September

Monday 7 October

Monday 4 November

Monday 2 December

 

Contact the programs team at the Bairnsdale Library on 51524225 for details about these FREE sessions.

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Fortnightly Tuesdays during school term

           

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:

                

Tuesday 16 July

Tuesday 30 July

Tuesday 13 August

Tuesday 27 August

Tuesday 10 September

 

Bookings are not required. For more information about these FREE sessions phone 5152 4225.


Fortnightly Tuesdays during school term

       

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.

                 

Bairnsdale Library 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm:

             

Tuesday 16 July

Tuesday 30 July

Tuesday 13 August

Tuesday 27 August

Tuesday 10 September

                

Bookings are not required. For more information about these FREE sessions phone 5152 4225.

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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 June 2019

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday in 2019 except school holidays

 Omeo  |  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Wednesday 4 December 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:

          

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.

     

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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