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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

                      


02/09/2018 to 07/10/2018

        

Poster Competition 

Create your own Tech Rules for Home

         

eSmart Week Logo   eSmart hero Cyber Girl

Enter your rules in our competition for a chance to win a gift voucher

Launched in eSmart week, this competition closes on 7 October.

                

Children aged 5 - 12 are invited to get creative as a family and design a set of house technology rules (glitter and glue encouraged!) and stick them up around the house to remind everyone to be cyber safe and cyber wise.

                          

Your rules could include:

Don't give out personal information over the internet

Only add people you have actually met, onto social media

Always talk to an adult if you feel unsure or unsafe

No phones whilst eating dinner

Always use strong passwords

                             

The entry form including terms and conditions is available at your library branches or can be downloaded in PDF format. Create_your_own_Tech_Rules_for_Home_-_eSmart_2018.pdf

                               


24/09/2018 to 03/10/2018

              

School Holiday LEGO Club

           

Library LEGO Club

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

The sessions for ages 5 to 12 incorporate freestyle creativity and 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 | Monday 24 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Orbost Library Business Centre | Tuesday 25 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wednesday 26 Sept.  3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 3 Oct.  3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 3 Octo.  3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

 

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

                


24/09/2018 to 05/10/2018

 

School Holiday Games Sessions

Xbox & Board Games

      

Board Games and xBox Day

Come and play Xbox games and board games

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 | Monday 24 Sept.  9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Monday 1 Oct.  9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wednesday 3 Oct.   8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 5 Oct.  9.30 am – 6.00 pm

           

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

                 


25/09/2018 to 03/10/2018

              

School Holiday Movie Screening - Paddington 2

 

Paddington red gum boots

Join us for the screening of Paddington 2

Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. When the book is then stolen, Paddington is wrongly framed for the theft.

 

This screening is for ages 5 - 12. It is rated G and has very mild themes and violence.

Rating Symbol G

               

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tue. 25 Sept.  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 26 September  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Wed. 26 September  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thu. 27 September  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 3 October  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

                      

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

                            


26/09/2018 to 05/10/2018

              

School Holiday Activity Session

Owl Pencil Holder

 

Owl pencil holder

Come and join the library’s school holiday activity session

Decorate an owl pencil holder and also design some creative pencil toppers which you can keep. The activity session for ages 5 to 12 will include stories and games.

                 

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 26 September  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tue. 2 October  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 3 October  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thu. 4 October  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Mallacoota Service Centre | Fri. 5 October  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Fri. 5 October  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

         

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

                


01/10/2018 to 19/10/2018

 

Movie Screening - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

           

Guernse poster image

Join us for the screening of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society based on the award winning novel by Mary Ann Shaffer

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Rated M - Mature themes.

Rating symbol M

              

Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 1 October  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 9 October  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 9 October  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

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

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

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 19 Oct.  10.30 am – 12.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 19 Oct.  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

             

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

                    

Victorian Seniors Festival

 


02/10/2018 to 09/10/2018

            

MyGov and eHealth Seminar

           

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

The seminar will provide an overview of the MyGov and eHealth websites.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 2 October  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 9 October  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

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

 

Victorian Seniors Festival October 2018

                  


03/10/2018 to 23/10/2018

           

Tech Savvy Seniors

iPad & Android Tablet Workshops

 

Tablet and iPad training

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

This workshop covers:

What Android tablets and iPads are

The different types

What you can do

Some of the more useful applications

             

Intro. to Android Tablets 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Intro. to iPads 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

          

Orbost Service Centre

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

Thursday 4 October 2018

Bairnsdale Library

Friday 5 October 2018

Paynesville Service Centre

Friday 12 October 2018

Bairnsdale Library

Tuesday 23 October 2018

                      

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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09/10/2018 to 10/10/2018

 

Bring a Special Senior to Storytime

              

Seniors week storytime

Here’s an opportunity for children to share a range of grandparent themed books with their special older person

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

                

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 9 October  10.30 am

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 9 October  11.00 am

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 9 October  11.00 am

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 9 October  11.00 am

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 10 October  11.30 am

Mallacoota Service Centre | Tuesday 10 October  2.30 pm

                   

To enquire about this FREE event, phone 5152 4225.

Victorian Seniors Festival


10/10/2018

          

The pioneers of yachting on the Gippsland Lakes

1860 – 1894

 

Pioneers of Yachting - Gippsland Lakes 1860-1894

Author Peter Stokes will speak about the pioneers of yachting on the Gippsland Lakes

In his book Regatta, Peter tells the story of many of these yachting pioneers who were drawn from all walks of life including squatters, selectors, graziers, parliamentarians, publicans, lawyers, bank managers, shop keepers, school teachers, policemen, engineers and fishermen.

                 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 10 October  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

                      

Copies of Peter’s book will be available for purchase after the event.

                    

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

               


10/10/2018 to 26/10/2018

 

Bookmark Making @ Your Library

 

Bookmark Making

Come in and make your own free bookmark at our craft table

Materials and inspirational ideas will be provided. This is an opportunity to enjoy doing craft as well as spending time with other people enjoying the same activity.

                    

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 10 October  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wed. 10 October  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Mallacoota Service Centre | Thu. 11 October  2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Fri. 19 October  9.30 am – 6.00 pm 

Orbost Service Centre | Thu. 25 October  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Mon. 22 through to Fri. 26 October  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

 

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

               


16/10/2018 to 25/10/2018

                

Track and Field Memories

Reminiscing Afternoon Tea

                  

Track & Field Women's hurdles race taking place at Sydney Sports Ground, New South Wales, March 1931

Come along for an afternoon tea of scones and biscuits and revisit memories from the good old days

This session’s theme is Track and field. You can enjoy a presentation of objects and photos from the collection of Museum Victoria.

                     

This kit is designed to stimulate memories of the role sport has played for Australians, both as spectators and players. It is a source of national pride and brings individuals and communities together.

                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Tue.16 October  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 17 October  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Thu.18 October  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Fri.19 October  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu 25 October  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

                                 

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

Victorian Seniors Festival


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.

                                          


19/10/2018

           

Childhood Games and Pastimes

Reminiscing Afternoon Tea

                  

Childhood games and passtimes

Come along for an afternoon tea of scones and biscuits and revisit memories of the good old days

You can enjoy a presentation of objects and photos from the collection of Museum Victoria with a theme of Childhood games and pastimes.

                  

This kit is designed to stimulate memories of the games, both manufactured and homemade that you grew up playing.

                   

Mallacoota Service Centre | Friday 19 October  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

            

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

Victorian Seniors Festival


23/10/2018

            

Recipes for Remembering

Reminiscing Afternoon Tea

                  

Recipes for remembering

Come along for an afternoon tea of scones and biscuits and revisit memories of the good old days

You can enjoy a presentation of objects and photos from the collection of Museum Victoria with a theme of Recipes for remembering.

              

This kit is designed to stimulate memories of the home-made meals that brought families together.

 

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 23 October  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

             

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

 Victorian Seniors Festival


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. 

               


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.

       


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

            

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.

 

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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