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

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Events and programs for adults

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

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

13 October,

10 November and 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

6 October,

3 November and 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

Online events and programs

To celebrate Australia Reads, Public Libraries Victoria presents Victoria Reads: Stories that matter; a magical evening with a stellar line-up of famous Victorian faces.

The live component features hosts Claire Hooper and Paul Kennedy talking about reading, libraries and books they have loved.

Throughout the live event, Claire and Paul will introduce pre-recorded videos featuring Nazeem Hussain, Christian White, Tony Birch and Alice Pung talking about reading, libraries and books they have loved.

There will be small breakout rooms during the event where attendees will have the chance to share the books they have loved with each other.

When: Tuesday 14 September
Where: Online via Zoom
Time: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: To register for this event, please phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library.


Author Talk

Cassandra Pybus in conversation with Claire Halliday

Truganini is the haunting story of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman, who lived through seven decades of a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than we can possibly imagine.

For Cassandra Pybus, the story is also a personal one. Cassandra's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in south-east Tasmania, in the 1850s and 1860s.

As a child, the acclaimed author didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story in full.

Cassandra Pybus is an award-winning author and a distinguished historian.

Cassandra is in conversation with Claire Halliday, a freelance journalist and author of Things My Mother Taught Me and Things My Father Taught Me.

This event is brought to you by East Gippsland Shire Libraries, Latrobe City Libraries, Wellington Shire Libraries and West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation.

IMPORTANT: This session will be run online using Zoom. An event link will be emailed to you closer to the session.

When: Tuesday 13 October
Where: Online via Zoom
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: To register for this event, please phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021