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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

 


01/05/2019 - 29/05/2019

 

LEGO Mindstorms - Build and Program a Robot

 

Lego Mindstorms

Want to build and program a working robot model?

Children 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 five weeks and watch your robot follow your every command.

            

These workshops are for ages 9 to 13. Participants must commit to all five workshops when booking.  

            

Bairnsdale Library  4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Wed. 1 May 2019

Wed. 8 May 2019

Wed. 15 May 2019

Wed. 22 May 2019

Wed. 29 May 2019

              

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

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22/05/2019 to 23/05/2019

      

Library Week Activity Session

Bead Bookworm Bookmark

 

Library Week Activity Session Bead Bookworm Bookmark

Celebrate Library & Information Week and come along to a special after-school activity session at your library

Participants aged 5 – 12 will make their very own Bead Bookworm Bookmark as well as participate in games and a book reading.

 

Orbost Service Centre | Wednesday 22 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 23 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 23 May  3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

          

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

        

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04/06/2019

             

Age Pension and Your Choices

 

Understanding Your Pension

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

Topics Covered:

  • Choices and consequences
  • Making the most of your pension
  • Centrelink assessment rules
  • Rights and obligations

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Tuesday 4 June  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

           

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

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03/06/2019 to 21/06/2019

         

Movie Screening

Bohemian Rhapsody

 

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Join us for the screening of Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of the rock band Queen, their music and their lead singer Freddie Mercury.

        

This movie tells the story of the band’s formation, meteoric rise, their eventual implosion and a triumphant reunion.

 

This movie contains coarse language and has an M rating.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 3 June  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 11 June  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue.11 June  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 12 June  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 13 June  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 21 June  10.30 am – 12.45 pm                       

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 21 June  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

              

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

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06/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

         

Tech Savvy Seniors

Communicating Online Seminar

 

Communicating online

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

Learn some of the ways you can communicate online using services such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Facetime. 

          

This session will also briefly touch on using these services. It will not cover any account creation or in-depth instruction on how to use the services. No device required.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Thu. 6 June  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 13 June  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Fri. 14 June  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

 

Tech Savvy Seniors is designed to give older people the opportunity to develop skills to use technology for socialising, accessing important services, or conducting personal business.

           

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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06/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

          

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 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm on the following dates:

        

Paynesville Service Centre | Thursday 6 June

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 13 June

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 14 JUne

              

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

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18/06/2019

 

Legal Matters & Ageing Seminar

 

Legal matters and ageing

Free seniors forum covering topics on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Ageism and Planning Ahead

Learn more about your legal rights and options, have your questions answered and receive a free kit ‘Take Control – A Guide to Making Enduring Powers of Attorney’.

           

Proudly brought to you by East Gippsland Shire Council & Seniors Rights Victoria.

 

Bairnsdale Library | Tuesday 18 June 2019  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

 

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

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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.

        

At the introductory meeting on Tuesday, 12 February, you will have the opportunity to provide suggestions and ideas of what activities you would like to participate in during these sessions.

         

Bairnsdale Library 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm:

             

Tuesday 23 April

Tuesday 7 May

Tuesday 21 May

Tuesday 4 June

Tuesday 18 June

                

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for 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 23 April

Tuesday 7 May

Tuesday 21 May

Tuesday 4 June

Tuesday 18 June

 

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.

  

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. 

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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

Wed. 13 February 2019

Wed. 13 March 2019

Wed. 10 April 2019

Wed. 8 May 2019

Wed. 12 June 2019

Lakes Entrance | 3.40 pm – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday in 2019 except school holidays

 Omeo  |  3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday 5 June 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:

 

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.

     

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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