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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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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.

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10 April 9.30 am to 11.30 am

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Film screenings

Join us for the screening Misbehaviour

The Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the 1970 Miss World competition.

When the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.

A global audience witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

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

Thursday 8 April

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Thursday 8 April

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Monday 12 April

Bairnsdale Library

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 13 April

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Tuesday 13 April

Omeo Service Centre

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 13 April

Orbost Service Centre

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Events and programs for children

Easter activity sessions

Paint and decorate your very own Thermometer House

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

Listen to stories, play games, win prizes and paint and decorate your very own thermometer house you can keep.

Due to COVID-19 room capacity limits, parents/carers may be unable to stay with their children for the duration of the session. Please consider if your child is comfortable being unaccompanied before booking in.

Paynesville Service Centre

Tuesday 6 April
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Bairnsdale Library

Wednesday 7 April
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre
Wednesday 7 April  
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm


Mallacoota Service Centre
Wednesday 7 April  
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre

Thursday 8 April
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Orbost Service Centre

Friday 9 April
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

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

Have you admired the skills of circus performers?

Learn to perfect a new circus skill at one of our school holiday circus workshops hosted by Wacky Wombat.

The workshops are fun, active, engaging and confidence building.

The sessions will run for 60 minutes and numbers are strictly limited.

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

Monday 12 April
Lakes Entrance
Service Centre
10.30 am – 11.30 am

Monday 12 April Orbost Service Centre
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Tuesday 13 April
Mallacoota  Service Centre
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Wednesday 14 April
Paynesville  Service Centre
11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Wednesday 14 April
Bairnsdale Library
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Thursday 15 April
Omeo Service Centre
11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Lego Club

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

10 March, 14 April

12 May, 9 June, 14 July

11 August, 8 September, 13 October

10 November & 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

7 April, 5 May, 2 June

7 July, 4 August, 1 September

6 October, 3 November & 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.

Online Author Talk "Driving Stevie Fracasso'

Barry Divola in conversation with Claire Halliday.

Online author talk

Wednesday 14 April

6.30 pm online via Zoom

Book at Eventbrite or phone 5152 4225.

Easter school holiday program

Join us for the screening of the animated movie Dragon Rider

Firedrake, the young silver dragon, has had enough of constantly having to hide in a wooded valley. He wants to show the older generation that he is a real dragon and secretly sets off on an adventurous journey with forest brownie Sorrel.

Phone 51524225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

Friday 9 April, Bairnsdale Library
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Tuesday 13 April, Paynesville Service Centre
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Wednesday14 April, Omeo Service Centre
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Wednesday 14 April, Orbost Service Centre
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Thursday 15 April, Lakes Entrance Service Centre
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm


Join us for the school holiday family screening of Roald Dahl’s The Witches

In late1967 a young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.

Thursday 8 April
Bairnsdale Library
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Phone 51524225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.


Join us for the screening of Pinocchio

Pinocchio finds it hard to be good. Easily led astray, he tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a fantastical world full of imaginative creatures from the belly of a giant fish,to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles. His loyal friend, the Fairy, tries to make him see that his dream - to become a real boy - can never come true until Pinocchio finally changes his ways.

Thursday 15 April
Bairnsdale Library
6.00 pm – 8.15 pm

Phone 51524225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

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