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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

Movie Screening: Dog

Jackson Briggs is a former U.S. Army Ranger suffering from PTSD.  

When Briggs (played by Channing Tatum) is notified that his former squad mate, Riley Rodriguez, has been killed, Briggs alongside his companion Lulu, a Belgian Malinois, head down the Pacific Coast in time to catch their best friend's - and handler's - funeral.

One of them has a week to live, the other lives like every day is his last.

Monday 4 July
Bairnsdale Library
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 12 July
Omeo Service Centre
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 12 July
Orbost Service Centre
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 14 July
Lakes Entrance
Service Centre
10.00 am – 12.00 pm & 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 14 July
Bairnsdale Library
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Friday 15 July
Paynesville
Service Centre
10.00 am – 12.00 pm & 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

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

My Name is Gulpilil

A NAIDOC Week screening

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu’s mesmerising, electrifying presence leapt off the big screen and changed Australian screen representation forever.

Engaging with the camera like never before, David generously shares his own extraordinary story, in his final film — My Name is Gulpilil.

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

Tuesday 5 July

Omeo Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Tuesday 5 July

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

10.00 am - 11.45 am & 2.30 pm – 4.15 pm

Tuesday 5 July

Orbost Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Friday 8 July

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Friday 8 July

Paynesville Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Come along to an NBN Information Session near you

NBN Information Sessions

Come along to a FREE NBN Australia information session and learn more about the nbn™ access network!

Don’t miss a great opportunity to have your questions answered and learn more about the benefits of the nbn™ access network.

  • Learn what to expect from the NBN network
  • Discover what technology is available for you
  • Understand how to connect
  • Tips to make the most of your connection
  • Ask questions about your devices

Bairnsdale Library

Wednesday 6 July

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Paynesville Library

Wednesday 6 July

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Lakes Entrance Library

Wednesday 6 July

10.00 am - 11.00 am

Mallacoota Service Centre

Thursday 6 July

2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Orbost Library

Thursday 7 July

10.00 am - 11.00am

Omeo Service Centre

Tuesday 12 July

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Introduction to Online Banking Seminar

Learn how to manage your banking online Introduction to Online Banking seminar will cover how to access your bank account online, checking transactions, making payments, transferring funds and keeping secure.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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

Monday 11 July

Omeo Service Centre

10.30 am - 12.00 pm

Thursday 14 July

Paynesville Service Centre

2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Tuesday 19 July

Bairnsdale Library

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Thursday 21 July

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Friday 22 July

Mallacoota Service Centre

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Wednesday 27 July

Orbost Service Centre

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Managing Digital Photos Workshop

Learn the basics of managing digital photos.

Learn how to store, manage and share your digital photos.

Bring your own device or practice on one of the library’s.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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

Monday 18 July

Omeo Service Centre

10.30 am - 12.00 pm

Thursday 21 July

Bairnsdale Library

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Thursday 21 July

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Friday 22 July

Mallacoota Service Centre

1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Wednesday 27 July

Orbost Service Centre

2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Thursday 28 July

Paynesville Service Centre

2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Warm Winter Read

Join the Warm Winter Read and take the time every day to cosy up with a book.

Track your growing reading habit on a tracker available from your library or the Beanstack Tracker app. And speak to your librarian for some great reading recommendations.

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.

Friends of Bairnsdale Library

Book sale dates: 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November and 15 December.

Events and programs for children

2022 CBCA Book Week - 20-26 August

To celebrate CBCA Book Week 2022, you are invited to

enter our annual Draw a Picture/Write a Story Competition.

This year, it’s titled “Dreaming with Eyes Open…”

Tell us about a dream that you have had or would like to

have.

Let your imagination run wild!

For more information visit your local library or phone 5152 4225.

 

Conditions of entry

1. The entry form must be attached to your entry.

2. Pictures may be drawn, painted, or a collage.

3. Stories must be 50 to 500 words.

4. One entry per child.

5. All works must be original.

6. Entries will not be returned. Keep a copy of your entry.

7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be

entered into.

8. Entries may be used for public display in East Gippsland Shire Council libraries or service centres.

9. The closing date is Friday 12 August 2022.

10. The winners will be contacted from Wednesday 24 August 2022 and a prize ceremony will be held on Saturday 27 August 2022.

 

Prizes awarded in each category.

First prize - $50 book voucher

Second prize - $30 book voucher

Third prize - $20 book voucher

Prep and Grade One - draw a picture

Grade Two and Three - write a story

Grade Four to Six - write a story

 

There are three ways to enter:

(remember to attach your entry form to your work)

1. Deliver your entry to any East Gippsland Shire

library location.

2. Mail your entry to:

East Gippsland Shire Library

22 Service Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875

3. Email your entry tolibrary@egipps.vic.gov.au with

the subject line “Writing competition entry”.

 

Download the Dreaming with Eyes Open… entry form to enter.

Colourful Clay Birds

School Holiday Activity Session

School holiday fun 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, make a colourful clay bird and decorate a papier-mâché birdhouse.

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

Wednesday 29 June

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Wednesday 29 June

Mallacoota Service Centre

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Wednesday 29 June

Orbost Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Thursday 30 June

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Thursday 30 June

Paynesville Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

School Holiday Movie Screening

The Bad Guys

Good is no fun at all! After a lifetime of pulling legendary heists, five notorious bad guys - Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula - attempt their most challenging job yet...going good.

Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be good as The Bad Guys an all-new animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation.

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

Wednesday 6 July

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Wednesday 6 July

Orbost Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Thursday 7 July

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Thursday 7 July

Paynesville Service Centre

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

STEAM Fun is free! For ages 5-12

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 10.00 am and 1.00 pm to join in the fun.

Parents/carers are encouraged to accompany their children.

For more information about this FREE event, phone 5152 4225 or ask staff at the library.

Thursday 30 June

Bairnsdale Library

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Xbox and Board Games Day

School Holiday Games Session

Enjoy some school holiday time playing Xbox games and board games at your library

This is not a supervised event.

Parents may consider staying with their younger children.

The Xbox games provided are suitable for the 5 to 12 age group for which this event is being held.

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or enquire in person at the library about this FREE event.

Bairnsdale Library        

Friday 1 July

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre        

Friday 1 July

9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Paynesville Service Centre        

Wednesday 6 July

9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Teens will love this 2022 American action-adventure film

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

Second Wednesday of each month
4.00 – 5.00 pm

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

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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