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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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Film screenings

Join us to watch a movie based on a true story - Penguin Bloom  

Samantha Bloom breaks her back in an accident and is paralysed from the chest down. A year later, her children bring home an injured magpie they have found.

She cautiously approaches the magpie and begins to get acquainted with the new family member.

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

Friday 18 June
Paynesville Service Centre
10.30 am – 12.15 pm and 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

The law and planning ahead for seniors - Wednesday 30 June

Group of older people sitting watching an outdoor event.

Life presents many different circumstances.

As people age it’s important to ensure that they have planned to cover future circumstances.

The Planning Ahead session presents information in a simple and interactive way on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Medical Decision Maker Appointment and Care Directives.

Paynesville Service Centre

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Movie screening - Nomadland

Caravans and RVs lined up on side of road as far as eye can see.

A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

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

Monday 5 July

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 8 July

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 8 July

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

10.00 am – 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 13 July

Omeo Service Centre

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 13 July

Orbost Service Centre

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Friday 16 July

Paynesville Service Centre

10.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

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

Libraries After Dark events

Libraries After Dark movie screening - Nomadland

Caranvans and RVs lined up on side of road as far as the eye can see.

Join us for the screening of Nomadland.

A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Thursday 17 June

Bairnsdale Library

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

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

Japanese bookbinding workshop with Paperazzi Design Studio

Close up of small handmade book with cotton stitching on the spine.

Come along and have a fun evening creating your very own handmade books

In this 2.5 hour workshop with Paperazzi Design Studio’s resident paper artist Michelle Lackenby, you’ll learn a variety of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home.

In this workshop which is suitable for all ages, we’ll cover the simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, hemp stitch and tortoiseshell binding.

Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of softcover books to take home.  

Thursday 1 July

Bairnsdale Library

6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

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

Libraries After Dark offers a variety of after-hours programming provided through local libraries on Thursday nights across thirteen local government areas. The program is designed to provide at-risk groups with a range of social or recreational options during the evening.

Events and programs for children

Paper jewellery making workshop - 1 July

Join Michelle from Paperazzi Design Studio and learn how to turn old books and colourful magazines into beautiful paper jewellery!

All materials provided.

Thursday 1 July

Bairnsdale Library

3.00 - 5.00 pm

Ages 12 to 18

Bookings essential. RSVP to 5152 4225 or email library@egipps.vic.gov.au

NAIDOC Week Storytime

Join us for a special Storytime session celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The free Storytime sessions include stories, songs, rhymes, dancing and a craft activity.

Tuesday 6 July 10.30 am

Orbost library

Tuesday 6 July 11.00 am

Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Paynesville libraries

CBCA Book Week - Draw a Picture / Write a Story Competition

This year’s prompt is based on the CBCA Book Week theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

If you could visit another world for a day – past, future or imagined – where would you go and what would you see?

Prizes

First - $50 book voucher

Second - $30 book voucher

Third - $20 book voucher

Categories

Prep and Grade 1 - draw a picture

Grade 2 and 3 - write a story

Grade 4 to 6 - write a story

Dates

Closing date for entries is Friday 6 August 2021.

The winners will be contacted by phone from Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Prizes will be awarded at a presentation ceremony to be held on Saturday 21 August 2021 at the Bairnsdale Library.

CBCA Book Week - Draw a Picture / Write a Story Competition entry form.

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.

Bairnsdale

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.

All sessions are held on Wednesdays from 4.00 – 5.00 pm

9 June, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September,

13 October, 10 November and 8 December

Lakes Entrance

3.40 – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday except school holidays

Omeo

All sessions are held on Wednesdays from 3.30 – 4.30 pm

2 June, 7 July, 4 August, 1 September

6 October, 3 November and 1 December

Orbost

3.30 – 4.30 pm

Every Monday except school holidays

Paynesville

3.40 – 4.40 pm

Every Wednesday

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.

More events listed below.

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.

It’s free!

Join us on:

Wednesdays

Bairnsdale Library, Meeting Room 3

1.00 – 3.00 pm

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.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021