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Library Events
We offer events for people of all ages at our libraries.

We host library events for children, teens and adults.

Events are divided into all-ages, children and teens, or adults.

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Find out about upcoming events by subscribing to our e-newsletter, Library Connect.

To subscribe, fill in the online form, pop into your library, or call us on 5152 4225.

You can unsubscribe at any time.

Movie screening: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

We have some movie afternoons planned for teenagers these school holidays. Suitable for people aged 12 to 18 years.

These free events include free hot chips.

This film is rated M.

To book your spot, phone the library on 5152 4225 or email library@egipps.vic.gov.au

Bookings essential.

Monday 10 January

Bairnsdale 2.00 pm - 4.15 pm

Tuesday 11 January

Paynesville 2.00 pm - 4.15 pm

Wednesday 19 January

Orbost, 2.00 pm - 4.15 pm

Teen Chillout Zone

Come along to Bairnsdale Library to enjoy giant chess, XBox, board games, snacks and more!

All events are free.

Monday 17 January

Bairnsdale, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

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A M Pearson Park
173 Day Avenue, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric)


Park
Amy Shade Reserve
157-155 Main Road, Lindenow
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Apex Park
Cnr Princes Highway and Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Balmoral Crescent Reserve
52 Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Baum Park
Princes Highway, Cann River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Bemm River Foreshore
Sydenham Parade, Bemm River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Bonang Public Hall
213A Bonang Highway, Bonang
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall and Reserve
Bruthen Rec Reserve
6 Murphys Lane, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall and Park
Bullumwaal Road Reserve
127 Bullumwall Road, Wy Yung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail

Park and Reserve
Cameron Cresent
24 Cameron Crescent, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Creighton St Park
Creighton St/Laughtons Road, Kalimna
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davies Street
7 Davies Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davison Oval
Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Skate park

Park and Reserve
Eastern Beach
Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Esplanade - Foreshore
Esplanade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Skate Park, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Ferry Reserve
Seventh Parade, Raymond Island
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park and Reserve
Forest Park
1 Nicholson Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park and Reserve
Gilsenan Reserve West
Raymond St, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Harnham Drive
2A Harnham Drive, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Hoddinott Street Reserve
19 Hoddinott Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Howitt Park
Howitt Park Reserve, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Platform
  • BMX Track

Park and Reserve
Keyte Court Reserve
Keyte Court, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Reserve
Koala Court Reserve
15 Koala Court, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Lake Tyers Recreation Reserve
Cnr Lake Tyers Beach & Mill Point Roads, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Lindenow South Recreation Reserve
Fernbank-Lindenow South Road, Lindenow South
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo


Park and Reserve
Livingstone Park
20 Creek Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Lochiel Street Reserve
Lochiel St, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Park and Reserve
Main Street Buchan
26 Main Road, Buchan
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilet

Park
Main Street Service Road West
Main Street, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Mallacoota Reserve
1 Develling Drive, Mallacoota
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Marine Parade - Foreshore
245 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park and Reserve
McEacharn St Reserve
McEacharn St, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, BMX Track

Park and Reserve
Newlands Arm Foreshore
Dawson Cove, Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Nichol Street Reserve
Nichol Street, Bendoc
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Nicholson River Reserve
Princes Highway, Nicholson
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Omeo Recreation Reserve
Park Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Reserve
Orbost Recreation Reserve
Salisbury Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Panoramic Drive Reserve
Panoramic Drive, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Patterson Park
63 Metung Road, Metung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Paynesville Community Lions Park
60 Esplanade, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Shade Sail

Toilets

Gazebo

BBQ (Electric)

Boat Ramp

Jetty

Park and Reserve
Scott Street Reserve
Scott Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Service Road Reserve
Main Street Service Road West, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park, BBQ (electric)

Park and Reserve
Simpson Park
Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Skidale Close Reserve
Skidale Close, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment. Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Sunset Cove Reserve
Sunset Cove, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park and Reserve
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Events and programs for adults

Movie screening - Joe Bell

This is an intimate, emotional and true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.

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

Thursday 13 January

Bairnsdale, 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Lakes Entrance, 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Orbost, 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Friday 14 January

Paynesville, 10.00 am – 11.45 am and 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Reading Circles - adult literacy program

Do you want to get better at reading?

Come in, have a cuppa, learn how to use the library and improve your reading.

Join us each Wednesday from 1.00pm -3.00 pm, Bairnsdale Library, Meeting Room 3.

It’s free!

If you'd like to know more about this program, call us on 5152 4225 or visit Bairnsdale Library.

Borrow an iPad

Learn to use an iPad, explore apps and browse the internet

Are you:

  • over 50?
  • an East Gippsland resident?
  • without internet at home?
  • wanting to learn?

What you will receive:

  • iPad on loan for two months
  • Internet access on the iPad
  • Classes to help you learn (via phone or video call)

Register your interest by calling us on 03 5152 4225 in person at any of our libraries.

Events and programs for children

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person for these free events.

Movie screening - Ainbo: Amazon Princess

Ainbo was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon.

One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened.

With the help of her spirit guides “Dillo” and “Vaca”, Ainbo embarks on a journey to save her homeland.

As she fights to save her paradise against the greed and exploitation by illegal miners, she struggles to reverse this destruction and the impending evil of the “Yacaruna”, the darkness that lives in the Amazon.

Friday 7 January

Bairnsdale, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Tuesday 11 January

Paynesville, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Thursday 13 January

Lakes Entrance, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

Tuesday 18 January

Orbost, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

School holiday activity session - Ceramic Boot Flowerpot

Summer has arrived at your Library!

Here’s another of the library’s popular school holiday activity sessions for you to enjoy.

Listen to stories, play games, win prizes, paint a ceramic boot flowerpot that you can keep and make some paper flowers for your flowerpot!

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

Thursday 6 January  

Orbost, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Wednesday 12 January

Mallacoota, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Tuesday 18 January

Paynesville, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Wednesday 19 January

Bairnsdale, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Tuesday 25 January

Lakes Entrance, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Wildlife Show - Black Snake Products

Black Snake Productions is conducting a school holiday wildlife show at Bairnsdale Library.

This presentation looks at the diversity of wildlife found in the Australian bush, including a range of reptiles, frogs, invertebrates, birds, mammals and marsupials.

Their goal is to bring these amazing animals to you and share their passion for Australasian wildlife and to raise awareness to the plight of so many of them.

Monday 10 January

Bairnsdale, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Cartooning workshop with Cardytoons

Sharpen your pencils and get your sketch book ready!

In this interactive one-hour workshop kids will learn the basics of cartooning including how to draw fun faces, cartoon hands and full characters.

Cardy (Brett Cardwell) is a pro at cartooning and will provide creative fun for primary school aged kids.

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

Tuesday 11 January

Lakes Entrance: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Orbost: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Wednesday 12 January

Paynesville: 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Bairnsdale: 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Code Club - A Taste of Scratch

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 confident independent readers and bring along an email address they can use to register for Scratch.

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.

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

Friday 14 January

Bairnsdale, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

STEAM Fun Come and Try Day

Come and try some of our new STEAM gadgets!

Try out our Makedo, Bee-Bots, Osmo, KickBrick and Snap Circuits.

Drop in anytime between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm to join in the fun.

Parents/carers are encouraged to accompany their children.

Tuesday 25 January

Bairnsdale, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

LEGO Club session - January 27

Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our school holiday LEGO Club session.

This session will incorporate freestyle creativity and themed construction activities.

Thursday 27 January

Bairnsdale Library 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Magic Show and Workshop with Duck Cameron

Duck Cameron brings a fun-filled magical show full of surprise, comedy and intrigue to the library!

Duck will also provide a rare glimpse behind the smoke and mirrors, teaching some fun magic suitable for ages 5-12 so you can perform your own magic tricks!

Thursday 20 January

Lakes Entrance, 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Orbost, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Friday 21 January

Paynesville, 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Bairnsdale, 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Join in the BIG Summer Read!

Research has shown that kids tend to read less over the summer holidays. This can often mean a loss of some important literacy skills gained throughout the year. This is called the Summer Slide and it happens all around the world.  

The BIG Summer Read is a fun, playful and interactive way to keep kids reading over summer. The program runs from 1 December – 31 January 2022.

Download the Beanstack Tracker App from Google Play or the App Store then register at https://plv.beanstack.org or pick up a challenge booklet from your closest library (available from 1 December).

Kids who read throughout the summer holidays will unlock awesome badges for their Beanstack profile along the way. Read 10 or more books and complete five fun reading activities to be entered in the prize draw. The more badges you earn, the greater your chance of winning a prize.  

The BIG Summer Read is a state-wide program delivered in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria and Bolinda Borrowbox.

Big Summer Read Challenge booklet

Big Summer Read participant instructions

LEGO Club

Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our after-school LEGO Club sessions.

The sessions incorporate freestyle creativity and construction activities with themes.

Children aged 6 and under must have an adult with them.

Bookings for each session open on the day of the previous session.

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

Bairnsdale

All sessions are held on Wednesdays from 4.00 – 5.00 pm

8 December

Lakes Entrance

Every Wednesday except school holidays

3.40 – 4.40 pm

Omeo

All sessions are held on Wednesdays from 3.30 – 4.30 pm

1 December

Orbost

Every Monday except school holidays

3.30 – 4.30 pm

Paynesville

Every Wednesday

3.40 – 4.40 pm

Donations welcome

The library will gladly accept donations of old or new LEGO-brand pieces.

Science Discovery Boxes available for loan

Are your little ones curious about the world?  Do they want to know more about the night sky, or how sound travels? We’re excited to announce that library members can now borrow one of 17 different Science Discovery Boxes – themed, age appropriate science and nature kits. There are three ranges available:

  • Spark! Discovery Boxes are designed for ages 8-12. Boxes include ‘The Human Body’, ‘Mini Beasts’ and even a proper telescope!
  • Spark! Curiosity Discovery Boxes are designed for ages 5-7. Boxes include ‘Metal Detector’, ‘Houdini’ and ‘Flight or Fall’.
  • Spark! Junior Discovery Boxes are designed for ages 3-5. Boxes include ‘Magnetism’, ‘Measurement’ and ‘Light and Colour’.

Each activity is carefully researched and comes with helpful notes to explain the activity. These boxes are designed to be used with adult supervision and participation – they’re a great family activity.

These kits are available at the Bairnsdale Library, however, you can place a reservation online, by phone or in person at the library and the kit (when available) will be sent to your local branch or mobile library for collection.

As we anticipate high demand for these boxes the loan period is four weeks, with a limit of one kit per family. Borrowers will be fully responsible for the boxes that they borrow. Loss or damage of items will incur a charge.

Science Discovery Boxes catalogue

Phone 5152 4225 for more information.

Libraries After Dark events

Bairnsdale Library is open late on Thursday nights as a safe and warm place to hang out.

We offer a range of events to enjoy, or just come in and use the library resources or relax.

To find out about our upcoming activities, visit the Libraries After Dark page.

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There are currently no online events or programs scheduled.


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Tuesday, January 4, 2022