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Library Events


01/12/2017 to 31/01/2018

      

Summer Reading Club

      

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Supercharge your summer

The Summer Reading Club is a free holiday program packed full of activities, games, stories and prizes! Make sure you pick up a flyer for the East Gippsland Shire Library School Holiday Activity program. Participate at the library and online at: www.summerreadingclub.org.au

 

Register to participate in the reading club and keep a record of what you read.

SRC Reading Log and Registration Form

 

Activity books are available for your enjoyment: 

Preschool Activity Book

Primary School Activity Book

Secondary School Activity Book 

                          


03/01/2018 to 24/01/2018

        

Games Session - Xbox and Board Games

         

Board Games and xBox Day

Come and play Xbox games and board games at the library these school holidays

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.

                        

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 3 January  9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 22 January  9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Wed. 24 January  8.30 am – 5.00 pm

            

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

                  


03/01/2018 to 25/01/2018

       

School Holiday LEGO Club 

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

The sessions incorporate freestyle creativity and themed construction activities. The school holiday sessions are for ages 5 - 12.

                        

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 3 January  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 16 January to Thursday 18 January (no bookings required)  8.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Omeo Service Centre | Wednesday 24 January  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 25 January  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

                     

Donations welcome

The library will gladly accept donations of old or new LEGO brand pieces for our LEGO Club collection.

                

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

                             


10/01/2018 to 22/01/2018

            

School Holiday Activity

Decorate your very own hat

 

Hats

Create your very own design on a cap to wear this summer

Participants aged 5 to 12 are invited to join in on the Summer School Holiday Program activity session. Listen to stories, play games, win prizes, and paint and decorate your very own hat (cap)!

                     

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wed. 10 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Wed. 17 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Wed. 17 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 18 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost  Service Centre | Fri. 19 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Mon. 22 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

 

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

 


11/01/2018 to 24/01/2018

            

Code Club - A Taste of Scratch

 

Code Club

Want to learn basic computer coding? Want to have fun learning how to develop animations and games?

Join us for this school holiday program and learn how to code using Scratch. Participants will need to be aged 8 to 12, confident independent readers and bring along an email address they can use to register for Scratch.

                  

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 11 January  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri.12 January  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Wed. 24 January  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 24 January  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

                 

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.

                      

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

              


15/01/2018 to 16/01/2018

 

Gallery for a Day

 

Gallery for a day

Gallery for a Day is a travelling exhibition of the original artwork from well-known Australian picture books

Preliminary drawings and developmental work is displayed alongside many of the illustra­tions enabling attendees to understand the planning and process that goes into producing picture book illustrations. This event is for ages 5 - 12.

 

Bairnsdale Library| Mon. 15 January  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre| Tue. 16 January  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tue. 16 January  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

                  

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


18/01/2018

 

Movie Screening - Everything, everything

 

Everything

Teens are invited to join us for the screening of the movie based on Nicola Yoon’s novel Everything, everything

Maddy is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly is the boy next door who won't let that stop them from being together.

Rating Symbol PG

This screening is for ages 12 to 15. It is rated PG due to mild themes, a sex scene and infrequent coarse language. Pizza and soft drink will be provided.

                       

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 18 January  6.00 pm – 7.45 pm

       

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

            


23/01/2018

                

Illustrate a Book Day

 

Illustrate a book

Children in the 5 to 12 age group are invited to join in on Bairnsdale Library’s Illustrate a Book Day

Come along to library, listen to a story and then paint your version of the illustrations. 

             

The Bairnsdale and District Art Society will be there to assist and young artist prizes will be awarded.

         

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 23 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

                  

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

              


24/01/2018

 

School Holiday Activity

Paint your very own plate

 

Painted Plates

Create your own design on a plate you can keep

Join in on the Summer School Holiday Program activity session. Listen to stories, play games, win prizes, and paint your very own plate! This event is for children aged 5 - 12.

                  

Mallacoota Service Centre | Wed. 24 January  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

                  

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

                     


25/01/2018

         

Outdoor Family Movie Screening - A Monster Calls

 

A Monster Calls

Join us for the outdoor screening of the movie A Monster Calls based on a novel by Patrick Ness

Young Conor's life takes a turn after his mother becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother. As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot-high monster who becomes a most unlikely ally.

Rating Symbol PG

This movie is rated PG due to mild themes and violence. Some scenes may scare small children. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Bring a blanket in case it gets cool.

 

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

           


02/02/2018 to 09/02/2018

 

Tech Savvy Seniors

iPad & Tablet Training Session

 

Tablet and iPad training

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

This course covers:

  • What tablets and iPads are
  • The different types
  • What you can do
  • Some of the more useful applications

Introduction to Tablets  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Introduction to iPads  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

                    

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 2 February 2018

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 7 February 2018

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 8 February 2018

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 9 February 2018

                      

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

                       


08/02/2018 to 19/02/2018

    

Movie Screening - Gifted

     

Gifted Child

Join us for the screening of the American drama movie Gifted

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary,   in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when her mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. 

Rating symbol M  

This movie is rated "M" due to occasional coarse language.

           

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 8 February  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 13 February  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 13 February  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 14 February  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 16 February 10.30 am – 12.15 pm                       

 Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 16 February  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 19 February  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

              


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. 14 February 2018

Wed. 14 March 2018

Wed. 11 April 2018

Wed. 9 May 2018

Wed. 13 June 2018

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wed. 7 February 2018

Wed. 7 March 2018

Wed. 4 April 2018

Wed. 2 May 2018

Wed. 6 June 2018

 Omeo | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wed. 7 March 2018

Wed. 4 April 2018

Wed. 2 May 2018

Wed. 6 June 2018

Orbost | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Monday 19 February 2018

Monday 19 March 2018

Monday 16 April 2018

Monday 21 May 2018

Monday 18 June 2018 

Paynesville | 3.40 – 4.40 pm

Wed. 28 February 2018

Wed. 28 March 2018

Wed. 18 April 2018

Wed. 23 May 2018

Wed. 27 June 2018

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.

            


Tech Savvy Seniors - OMEO

Expressions of Interest

            

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Are you feeling left behind in our connected world? 

We are seeking expressions of interest in the Omeo district 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 Omeo 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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