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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

     

  


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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14/02/2020

 

Blind Date With a Book on Valentine’s Day

 

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Take a risk with a blind date at your library this Valentine’s Day

Our challenge to you is to try something new by borrowing a hidden book. You will find out what it is once you have committed to borrow the book. We encourage you to persevere with it even if you are initially reluctant. You may discover a new genre you never thought you would enjoy, or maybe it will be confirmation that it simply isn’t for you.

 

Valentine’s Day blind dates will be available on February 14 at:

Bairnsdale Library

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

Mallacoota Service Centre 

Omeo Service Centre

         

Orbost Service Centre will be conducting blind dates for the week 10 to 14 February

Paynesville Service Centre will be conducting blind dates for the whole of February

 

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02/03/2020

 

Introduction To Social Media - Workshop

 

Introduction to Social Media

Find out how you can participate in the connected world of social media

The Introduction to Social Media workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What is social media?
  • Main functions of social media
  • Different types of social media
  • Twitter and Facebook

Paynesville Service Centre | Mon. 2 March  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 5 March  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 12 March  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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02/03/2020

 

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 3.30 pm.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Mon. 2 March

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 5 March

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 12 March

 

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

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02/03/2020 to 20/03/2020

 

Movie Screening - Ride Like a Girl

 

Ride like a girl

Join us for the screening of the Michelle Payne story Ride Like a Girl

As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning The Melbourne Cup, horse-racing's toughest two-mile race.

          

After a near fatal fall almost ends her dream, the love of her dad and brother Stevie gives Michelle the drive to never give up. The movie is rated PG. It has mild themes and coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 2 March  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 12 March  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 10 March  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 10 March  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 11 March  10.00 am – 11.45 am

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 11 March  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 20 March  10.30 am – 12.15 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 20 March  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

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03/03/2020

 

MyGov Seminar

 

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This free financial information seminar is being facilitated by Services Australia - Financial Information Service

The seminar will provide an overview of the MyGov website.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 3 March  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

         

Services Australia was formerly known as The Department of Human Services

       

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

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03/03/2020

 

Managing Your Money Seminar

      

Managing your money - Australian currency

This free financial information seminar is being facilitated by Services Australia - Financial Information Service

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Personal financial planning
  • Reviewing your financial position
  • Dealing with financial stress
  • Planning for the future
  • Protecting your assets

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 3 March  5.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 

Services Australia was formerly known as The Department of Human Services

 

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

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13/03/2020

 

Just an Ordinary Family

Fiona Lowe Book Launch

 

Just an Ordinary Family - Fiona Lowe Book Launch

Liane Moriarty meets Jodi Picoult in this tensely negotiated story of family ties, betrayal and sacrifice

Every family has its secrets...

          

Alice Hunter is smarting from the raw deal life has thrown her way: suddenly single, jobless and forced to move home to her parents' tiny seaside town.

         

Libby Hunter has all of life's boxes ticked: prominent small-town doctor, gorgeous husband and two young daughters.

         

For Karen Hunter, her children are a double-edged sword of pain and pride.

           

Libby's closest friend Jess Dekic has been around the Hunter family for so long she might as well be blood.

 

As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable.

             

Bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe creates an utterly addictive storytelling that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is.

                

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Fri. 13 March  10.00 am – 11.00 am     

Bairnsdale Library | Fri. 13 March  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

          

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

        

Just Books will be selling copies of Fiona’s book at the launch.

                   

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Fortnightly Tuesdays

        

Crafty Readers

 

Crafty Readers

Join us in our exciting new fortnightly after school activity

Children aged 8 - 14  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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