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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

 


01/07/2019 to 19/07/2019

 

Movie Screening - Storm Boy

 

Storm Boy Pelican

Join us for the screening of Storm Boy

‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather.

         

He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.

              

Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Rated PG, the movie has mild themes and occasional coarse language.

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Bairnsdale Library | Monday 1 July  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 9 July  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tuesday 9 July  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wednesday 10 July  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thursday 11 July  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 19 July  10.30 am – 12.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Friday 19 July  2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

    

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

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31/07/2019

  

Children’s Book Council of Australia

Judge’s Talk

 

Children’s Book Week 2019 Judge's Talk

           

What:

A chance to hear Amanda Cooper, Victorian Judge, CBCA Book of the Year Award 2019 discuss the 2019 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 and the general public.

       

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

 

Bairnsdale Library | Wednesday 31 July

4.00pm: Registration & afternoon tea

4.30pm – 5.30pm: (Picture books and early childhood)

5.30pm – 6.30pm: (Older and younger readers)

 

Light refreshments will be provided. Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

         

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31/07/2019

        

Build your online skills and confidence with

Social Seniors

 

Social Seniors July 2019

Learn about Facebook Groups and creating your own Digital Story using Adobe Premiere Clip in this 3 week workshop series

Designed for those with some digital skills and confidence, the workshop participants will require:

  • A tablet or smartphone
  • An email address
  • An Apple ID or Google Account (Gmail)
  • Confident skills in navigating their device
  • Willingness to create a Facebook account (existing account preferable)
  • Willingness to create an account for Adobe Premiere Clip
  • Knowledge of using your device’s camera and managing the gallery
  • Some Internet browsing skills
  • Willingness to learn and help others

Bairnsdale Library | 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm         

Tuesday 16 July

Tuesday 23 July

Tuesday 30 July

 

This course is not suitable for beginners/novices. Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

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05/08/2019

       

Science Discovery Dome

Destination Moon

          

Science Discovery Dome - Destination Moon

The planetarium is returning. This time we experience the history of space flight.

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights, be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space.

      

Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in "Dawn of the Space Age".

 

Bairnsdale Library | Monday 5 August

6.30 pm – 7.15 pm  (ages 5 – 8)

7.15 pm – 8.00 pm  (ages 9 -13)

8.00 pm – 8.45 pm  (ages 14+ / adults)

 

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

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05/08/2019 to 16/08/2019

              

Movie Screening - Mary Queen of Scots

            

Mary Queen of Scots - Blairs Museum

Join us for the screening of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart, queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, returns to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne.

            

Scotland and England fall under the rule of Elizabeth I. Rivals in power and in love; they must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

 

The movie has a MA15+ rating due to strong sex scenes and violence.

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Bairnsdale Library | Mon. 5 August  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Thu. 8 August  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Omeo Service Centre | Tue. 13 August  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Orbost Service Centre | Tue. 13 August  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Wed. 14 August  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 16 August 10.30 am – 12.45 pm    

Paynesville Service Centre | Fri. 16 August  2.00 pm – 4.15 pm

       

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

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06/08/2019

 

Worried About Your Memory?

Interactive Seminar

                

Worried About Memory

Presented by Dementia Australia

This interactive session will provide an overview of how memory works, the common memory changes that occur with ageing and factors that can impact on memory.

             

At this session, you will:

  • Understand that memory is a process
  • Identify common memory changes that occur with ageing
  • Understand other factors that can impact on memory
  • Identify a number of memory strategies
  • Recognise when memory concerns need to be investigated and what to do
  • Understand the services Dementia Australia provide

Omeo Service Centre | Tuesday 6 August  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

         

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

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08/08/2019 to 16/08/2019

 

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 | Thu. 8 August  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thu. 15 August  10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library | Fri. 16 August  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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08/08/2019 to 16/08/2019

 

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.

 

Paynesville Service Centre | Thu. 8 August 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre | Thursday 15 August

Bairnsdale Library | Friday 16 August

 

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

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Closing date 09/08/2019

 

Draw a Picture/Write a Story Competition

 

Children's Book Week 2019 - Reading is my secret power

Celebrate Children's Book Week and enter the library's annual Draw a Picture/Write a Story Competition

Book voucher prizes will be awarded to each of three categories. A total of nine prizes.  

              

The theme for 2019 is -

Reading is our Secret Power! What's yours?

 

Entry forms including instructions and entry conditions are available at our library branches, or you can download and print one at home. Children's Book Week 2019 Entry Form.pdf

          

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15/08/2019 to 05/09/2019

 

Little Bang Discovery Club

 

Little Bang Discovery Club

Join us for this four week science

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

Thursday 15 August
Thursday 22 August
Thursday 29 August
Thursday 5 September
         
10.30 am – 11.30 am

 

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

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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 16 July

Tuesday 30 July

Tuesday 13 August

Tuesday 27 August

Tuesday 10 September

 

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.

        

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 16 July

Tuesday 30 July

Tuesday 13 August

Tuesday 27 August

Tuesday 10 September

                

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

  

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

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:

 

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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