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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

          


14/07/2018

 

Gravel and bitumen:

A history of the street names of Bairnsdale

 

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Author Tony Meade will speak about his latest publication Gravel and bitumen: A history of the street names of Bairnsdale

Tony has researched street names in Bairnsdale for over 10 years using historical society and family history group records, Trove newspaper online database, written histories and knowledge of local residents and developers.

There are almost 400 street names in the Bairnsdale town and close environs listed in the book. The book also lists lost street names, unconstructed developments from the 1800s, name changes and discontinued streets.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Saturday 14 July  10.00 am

 

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

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

         


20/07/2018

 

Moonhack - a Code Club Event

       

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Moonhack is a World Record breaking event for kids who love to code!

Join our free event that will see participants from all around the world submit the same coding project using Scratch.

   

Moonhack is an opportunity for kids to learn code and for coding whiz kids to flex some coding muscle and engage with their peers. Moonhack advocates for digital literacy, an important skill every child needs in the modern world.

     

Participants will need to be confident independent readers and will need to bring along an email address they can use to register for the online coding program Scratch.

          

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 20 July  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

 

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

       


31/07/2018

 

Tech Savvy Seniors

iPad & Android 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

This session is kindly supported by the Be Connected initiative. To continue providing some of our popular technology classes, East Gippsland Shire Libraries needs you to join the Be Connected Network. Visit beconnected.esafety.gov.au, create your free account and begin your learning journey. When you register be sure to nominate your local East Gippsland Shire Library: Omeo Service Centre.

 

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 31 July 2018 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

 

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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

          


23/07/2018 to 24/07/2018

      

Living at Home for Longer - Seminar

 

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Are you dreading the day you might need to move out of your own home and into care?

The Living at Home for Longer Seminar will discuss what  you can do to continue living in your own home well into your senior years.

         

This seminar will be presented by Latrobe Community Health Service.

         
Orbost Service Centre | Monday 23 July 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 24 July 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

       

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

 


23/07/2018 to 03/08/2018  

         

Accommodation Options 

A Financial Information Service DHS Seminar

    

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Looking to find out more about the Accommodation Options available for Seniors in relation to the Pension?

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Moving House – To a smaller house
  • Moving House - Renting
  • Retirement Villages
  • Lifestyle Villages
  • Living with Family
  • Moving into Aged Care
  • Accessing Capital in the Family Home – Reverse Mortgages

Paynesville Service Centre | Tuesday 24 July 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Orbost Service Centre | Friday 3 August 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

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


02/07/2018 to 20/07/2018

          

Movie Screening
Goodbye Christopher Robin

 

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Join us for the screening of Goodbye Christopher Robin

The story recounts the origins of the Winnie the Pooh stories and the troubled relationship between the author and his family; particularly with his son Christopher Robin Milne. This movie is rated PG and has mild themes.

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Bairnsdale Library | Monday 2 July  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 10 July  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 10 July  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday  11 July 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 12 July  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 20 July  10.30 am – 12.30 pm                        

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 20 July  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

           

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

               


03/07/2018 to 20/07/2018

 

Tech Savvy Seniors - Smartphones and email

 

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

Introduction to smartphones  10.00 am – 12.30 pm:

Learn the basics of navigating your way around a smartphone (iPhone or Android) with a touchscreen.

      

Introduction to email  1.30 pm – 4.00 pm:

A workshop covering the basic steps you need to help keep in touch with your friends and family using email.

         

Victorian Tech Savvy Seniors is a Seniors Card Age Friendly Partners Program with Telstra. It 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.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 3 July

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 4 July

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 5 July

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 13 July

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 20 July

       

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

          


26/07/2018 to 16/08/2018

       

Little Bang Discovery Club

 

Little Bang Discovery Club

Join us for this four week science program  

Little Bang Discovery Club (LBDC) is a four week course designed for pre-schoolers (aged 3–5) and their accompanying adult co-learners.

The aim of the LBDC is to develop ideas and skills that inspire further scientific exploration, discovery and learning.  Key features of the LBDC are the hands-on activities, question and answer time and a Discovery Box and Book loaned to each child for the duration of the LBDC.  Activities experienced during each session can be safely replicated and further explored at home.

A Discovery Club Passport is provided to each child and stamped after each session and a graduation ceremony follows a Science Fair in the final session.

Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions

 

Bairnsdale Library | 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Thurs. 26 July

Thurs. 2 August

Thurs. 9 August

Thurs. 16 August

 

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

           


01/08/2018

            

Draw a Picture/Write as Story Competition

Children's Book Week - Draw a Picture, Write a Story

We’re going on a treasure hunt. It’s going to be a big one! Tell us about your journey.

To celebrate Children’s Book Week 2018, you are invited to enter our annual Draw a Picture/Write as Story Competition.

 

Prizes awarded in each category:

           

First prize - $50 book voucher

Second prize - $30 book voucher

Third prize - $20 book voucher

              

Prep and Grade One - draw a picture

Grade Two and Three - write a story

Grade Four to Six - write a story

              

There are three ways to enter:

(remember to attach your entry form to your work)

  1. Deliver your entry to any East Gippsland Shire library location.
  2. Mail your entry to: East Gippsland Shire Library 22 Service Street Bairnsdale VIC 3875
  3. Email your entry to library@egipps.vic.gov.au with the subject line "Writing competition entry".

          

Conditions of entry are provided on the entry form which is also available at your library branch.

        


02/08/2018

 

Children's Book Council of Australia - Judge's Talk

 

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What:

A chance to hear Heather Zubek, Victorian Judge, CBCA Book of the Year Award 2018 discuss the 2018 Shortlist and Notable Book List.

Who should attend:

Teachers (Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, TAFE and Tertiary sectors), literacy coordinators, students, parents, librarians, authors and illustrators, general public.

Copies of the books discussed will be available for  purchase on the night.

Light refreshments will be provided.

          
Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 2 August
4.00pm: Registration & afternoon tea

4.30pm – 5.30pm: (Older and Younger Readers categories)

5.30pm – 6.30pm: (Picture Book & Early Childhood categories)

  

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

          


08/08/2018

 

Death Café - Dying To Know Day

          

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In celebration of Dying To Know Day, a pop-up Death Café will be held at Bairnsdale Library

Death Café is a planned get together for talking about death over tea/coffee and cake.  The objective is to create a dialogue around death and dying that assists us to make the most of life and breaches the fear around death.  Statistics prove that 100% of us are going to die so let’s talk about it!  Did you know that 80% of us will have a prolonged death and 20% will have a quick death!

 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 8 August 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

 

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

           


11/08/2018

 

Family Movie Screening
Coco

         

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Join us for the screening of the family movie Coco in celebration of Dying To Know Day

Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Dying To Know Day is bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

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Bairnsdale Library | Saturday 11 August 10.00 am - 11.45 am

 

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

                


02/08/2018 to 09/08/2018

 

Sublimation Workshop

 

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Design and make a dog tag, key ring or pendant with an image and text of your choice

Sublimation printing is the process of using heat to transfer dye onto materials such as plastic, fabric and other specially prepared surfaces. The sublimation inks used allow the transfer of words and images giving the appearance that we have printed straight onto the surface. In this workshop participants will experience the process of sublimating images and words on metal.

The workshop will run over two sessions. Participants will be required to attend both sessions.

 

Bairnsdale Library | 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Session one: Thursday 2 August

Session two: Thursday 9 August

 

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

            


02/08/2018 to 15/08/2018

 

Tech Help Sessions by appointment

 

Technology Drop in Session

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 3.00 pm.

        

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 2 August

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 7 August

Orbost Service Centre | Thursday 9 August

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 10 August

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 15 August

 

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

     


06/08/2018 to 17/08/2018      

 

Movie Screening

Wonder

 

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Join us for the screening of Wonder

Based on the best selling book by R J Palacio, Wonder tells the story of a boy with facial differences and the challenges he faces entering mainstream schooling after being home schooled up to fifth grade.

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Bairnsdale Library | Monday 6 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday  8 August 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 9 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 14 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 14 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 17 August  10.30 am – 12.30 pm                        

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 17 August  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

 

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

          


07/08/2018 to 15/08/2018

        

Movie Screening

Last Cab to Darwin

 

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Join us for the screening of Last Cab to Darwin in celebration of Dying To Know Day

This Australian film follows Rex, a terminally ill taxi driver, as he embarks on an epic journey through the Australian outback to Darwin to die on his own terms.

Dying To Know Day is bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

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Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 7 August 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 7 August 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 9 August 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 10 August 2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 15 August 2.00 pm – 4.15 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. 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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