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

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric)


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

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

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

Play Equipment

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

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

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

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

Play Equipment, Toilets

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

Play Equipment, Toilets

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

Play Equipment, Shade Sail

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment

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

Skate park

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Skate Park, Jetty

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

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

Play Equipment, Skate Park

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo


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

Toilets, Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

Play Equipment, Toilets

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

Play Equipment, Toilet

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

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

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

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

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

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

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

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

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

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

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

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

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

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

Play Equipment, Toilets

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

Play Equipment, Skate Park

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment

Park
Paynesville Community Lions Park
60 Esplanade, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Shade Sail
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Jetty

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

Play Equipment

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

Play Equipment, Skate Park, BBQ (electric)

Park
Reserve
Simpson Park
Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

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

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

Play Equipment. Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

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

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

Park
Reserve
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Events and programs for adults

Tech Savvy Workshop - Streaming Online

Want to learn how to stream online?

This workshop provides basic information on how to stream content to your device. It is suitable for computer, tablet and smartphone users.

Content: Discover the types of streaming services available, both free and paid; Discussion of different payment options; Learn to access TV shows and movies online.

Thursday 15 February

Bairnsdale Library, 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Thursday 22 February

Orbost Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Monday 26 February

Omeo Service Centre, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

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

Tech Savvy Workshop

How to buy and sell on the internet

This workshop provides basic information on how to buy and sell items on the internet. It is suitable for computer, tablet and smartphone users.

Content: researching products and suppliers; payment methods; eBay – buying only.

Monday 12 February

Bairnsdale Library, 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Thursday 15 February

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

Orbost Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Paynesville Service Centre, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

Monday 19 February

Omeo Service Centre, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

Wednesday 21 February

Mallacoota Service Centre, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

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

Movie Screening- Allelujah

Join us for a viewing of Allelujah!

ALLELUJAH is a warm and deeply moving story about old age. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanizing the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital's most distinguished nurse. What could go wrong?

ALLELUJAH celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.

Monday 4 March

Bairnsdale Library, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 12 March

Orbost Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 12 March

Omeo Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 14 March

Bairnsdale Library, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Friday 15 March

Mallacoota Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Friday 15 March

Paynesville Service Centre

10.00 am – 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 28 March

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

10.00 am – 12.00 pm and 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

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

Art Therapy for Carers

Presented by Jodie Tuckwell

In East Gippsland we have a community of over 6000 carers and that is just those we know who are registered.

If you are a carer of any age, it’s time for you to take a break, relax, create, enjoy, and meet like-minded people!

Spend 3 hours with art therapist Jodie Tuckwell from POP Studio to create your vision board. It’s not about making something that is art show ready, it’s about taking the time to explore, to experience mindfulness, and see what eventuates in the process by picking up a pair of scissors to cut and paste and create a collage vision/inspiration board in a nurturing environment.

This free event will provide space and guidance, along with all materials, lunch and a whole lot of fun!

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. When booking please indicate your dietary requirements.

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

Uniting Gippsland will be available afterwards if you would like to have one to one sessions about support and resources available for you as a carer.

Tuesday 27 February

Paynesville Service Centre, 12.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Tuesday 19 March

Mallacoota Community Club Rooms

10.30am - 2pm

Tuesday 26 March

Buchan Neighbourhood House 10.30am - 2pm

Tuesday 23 April

Orbost Service Centre, 12.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Monday 29 April

Bairnsdale Library, 10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Tuesday 7 May

Omeo Service Centre, 10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Tuesday 28 May

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Movie screening - Oppenheimer

Join us for a viewing of Oppenheimer!

During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb.

Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.

Friday 9 February

Mallacoota Service Centre, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Tuesday 13 February

Orbost Service Centre, 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Omeo Service Centre, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Friday 16 February

Paynesville Service Centre

10.00 am – 1.00 pm, and 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Thursday 22 February

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm

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

Bairnsdale Library Book Club

Bairnsdale Library will be trialing a monthly Book Club for anyone interested in meeting new people and discussing a shared book.

To register your interest, visit the Bairnsdale Library or phone 5152 4225 for more information.

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 1.00 pm-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

LEGO Mindstorms

Build and Program a Robot!

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 four weeks and watch your robot follow your every command.

Participants must commit to all four weeks when booking.

Bairnsdale Library, Tuesdays from 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

  • 6 February
  • 13 February
  • 20 February
  • 27 February

Orbost Service Centre, Wednesdays from 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

  • 6 March
  • 13 March
  • 20 March
  • 27 March

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

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

Omeo Service Centre 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Tuesday 6 February

Tuesday 13 February

Tuesday 20 February

Tuesday 27 February

Orbost Service Centre 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Wednesday 6 March

Wednesday 13 March

Wednesday 20 March

Wednesday 27 March

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

Scratch for Beginners

Want to learn basic computer coding? Want to have fun learning how to develop animations and games?

Join us for this four week program and learn how to code using Scratch.

Participants will need to be confident independent readers.

Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.              

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Tuesday 6 February

Tuesday 13 February

Tuesday 20 February

Tuesday 27 February

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

Lego Club - for ages 5 to 12 years

Bairnsdale

Second Wednesday of each month
4.00 – 5.00 pm
Bookings required. Bookings open on the day of the previous session.

Lakes Entrance

Every Wednesday except school holidays
3.40 – 4.40 pm

Mallacoota

Every Thursday except school holidays
3.30 – 4.30 pm

Omeo

Every Wednesday except school holidays
3.30 – 4.30 pm

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

For more information, phone 5152 4225

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.

Events and programs for Teens

Seed Library

Are you keen to start your own garden at home? Join our free seed library and start planting!

The Seed Library at Bairnsdale Library lets you cultivate food and plants at home, share seeds, and build your gardening knowledge. Together, we don’t just grow plants, we grow a community. Library members can borrow up to three seed packets at any one time to plant and grow in their home gardens.

How does it work?

Borrow: Borrow up to three packets of seeds from the Bairnsdale Library

Grow: Plant the seeds in your garden

Collect: Harvest seeds from your garden

Return: Return seeds to the Bairnsdale library to share with others. 

How to become a Seed Library member

Visit the Bairnsdale Library and speak to our friendly staff to begin borrowing. If you aren't yet a member of the library, join today.

Interested in helping with the East Gippsland Seed Library?

Bairnsdale Library is seeking volunteers to assist with the packing of seeds for our Seed Library.

If you enjoy gardening and/or working with seeds, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to meet with like-minded people and help the community continue to grow produce from their own homes. 

Interested in volunteering? Phone 5152 4225

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