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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

     

 


04/11/2019 to 19/11/2019

 

Movie Screening - Rocketman

 

Rocketman

Join us for the screening of the epic musical biopic Rocketman

The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

 

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

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 4 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 12 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 13 Nov.  10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 13 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 14 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 15 Nov.  10.30 am – 12.30 pm   

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 15 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

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

 

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

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07/11/2019 to 15/11/2019

       

Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking Seminar

 

Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking

How to purchase items and manage your banking online will be explained in a seminar at your Library

Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Researching products and suppliers
  • Payment methods
  • eBay – buying only
  • Discussion about net-banking and paying bills online

Paynesville Service Centre | Thu. 7 Nov.  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 14 Nov.  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Fri. 15 Nov.  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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25/11/2019 to 06/12/2019

 

All Come Out to Play

Children’s Session

           

All come out to play

An interactive program about Gender Equality

The All Come Out to Play session follows a day in the life of two children who have all kinds of adventures with their dad while their mum is off at work.

      
The session gives all the participating children (ages 3 - 5), the opportunity to show their nurturing, caring side, take some physical risks with a balancing activity and celebrate their different personalities through songs and dances.

           
This session is part of the East Gippsland 16 Days of Activism campaign for the elimination of violence against women.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 25 Nov.  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 27 Nov. 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 5 Dec. 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday 6 Dec.  11.00 am – 12.00 pm

 

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

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26/11/2019 to 29/11/2019

 

Social Inclusion Week Movie Screening

The Public

 

The public

Join us for the Social Inclusion Week movie screening of The Public

After learning that emergency shelters are at full capacity when a brutal Midwestern cold front makes its way to Cincinnati, a large group of homeless library patrons refuse to leave the downtown public library at closing time.

 

This movie is rated M and has coarse language.

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Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 26 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 26 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 27 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 28 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 29 Nov.  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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30/11/2019

 

The Very Busy Spider

A Social Inclusion Week Event

 

The very busy spider

Yvonne Wink from MYWINK Therapy & Support Services and her assistant Elye will join library staff in delivering this free interactive Storytime session in celebration of Social Inclusion Week

Enjoy the telling of Eric Carle’s famous The Very Busy Spider and participate in some associated activities. This storytime is for ages 3 - 10.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Saturday 30 November  10.30 am – 11.30 am

 

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

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03/12/2019

 

International Day of People with Disability
Storytime

 

International day of people with a disability storytime

Join in on the special Storytime session being held on International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally.

         

It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

         

The free Storytime session for ages 2 - 5 includes stories, songs, rhymes, dancing and craft activities.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 3 December  11.00 am

 

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

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02/12/2019 to 12/12/2019

 

Movie Screening
Red Joan

 

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Join us for the screening of the intriguing spy story Red Joan

Living in contented retirement, Joan Stanley is suddenly exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

             

Red Joan is loosely based on the life of Melita Norwood who passed on nuclear secrets from the 1930s to the 1970s.

         

This movie is rated M and has mature themes and sex scenes.

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

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

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

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 11 Dec.  10.00 am – 11.45 am                       
Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 11 Dec.  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

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

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 13 Dec.  10.30 am – 12.15 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 13 Dec.  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

 

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

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06/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

 

Introduction to Cloud Technology - Seminar

 

Introduction to Cloud Technology

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

Introduction to Cloud Technology Seminar:

  • What is the cloud?
  • Why use the cloud?
  • Cloud based services
  • Is it safe?
  • Tips for securing your cloud account
  • Your own device is not required for this session

Paynesville Service Centre  | Friday 6 Dec.  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 12 Dec.  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday 13 Dec.  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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04/12/2019

  

Beginner Android Devices Workshop

                

Tablet and iPad training

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

This workshop provides a basic introduction for those new to Android 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. It is suitable for tablet or smartphone users.

          

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

 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 4 December  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

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04/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

 

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.

 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 4 December

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 4 December

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 12 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Friday 13 December

             

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

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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 10 October

Thursday 24 October

Thursday 7 November

Thursday 21 November

Thursday 5 December

Thursday 19 December

             

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 8 October

Tuesday 22 October

Tuesday 19 November

Tuesday 3 December

Tuesday 17 December

 

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

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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 8 October

Tuesday 22 October

Tuesday 19 November

Tuesday 3 December

Tuesday 17 December            

                

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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