Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-09-25
Wednesday, September 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Get AppyDid you know you can get e-books and downloadable audiobooks for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This second class will focus on Burnaby Public Library's smaller e-book and audiobook collections: CloudLibrary, RBDigital, Safari Books Online (technical and business e-books), as well as the children's collections of Sesame Street and Tumblebooks. (Last week's class covered our largest e-book and audiobook collection, Library To Go.)

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. If you're bringing an e-reader, bring your laptop too. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

FREE but space is in this hands-on workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online, by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Coming later this fall: classes in BPL's free digital magazines and newspapers, languages and music!

Friday, September 29
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday August 28 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Wednesday, October 11
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This class will introduce you to the basics of creating a slideshow presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Learn how to create slides, insert text, and edit your presentation.
Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Monday, October 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel - creating a new spreadsheet,
entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & creating basic formula, plus saving
and printing. The second class is Monday, October 30 10:30-12:30

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This
class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab

Wednesday, October 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Get AppyDid you know you can get online versions of popular magazines and newspapers, for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This class will cover Burnaby Public Library's downloadable and streaming digital magazine and newspaper collections: RBDigital (formerly Zinio), PressReader, Canadian Newsstream, EbscoHost, and Qikan Chinese electronic magazines. Consumer Reports, New Yorker, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, House Beautiful, Elle, Maclean's, Vancouver Magazine, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Washington Post - thousands of newspapers and magazines from all over the world, in English, Chinese and other languages, all for free.

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

FREE but space is in this hands-on workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online, by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Coming next month: class in BPL's free languages and music apps!

Monday, October 30
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and
making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. The first class is Monday, October 23 10:30-12:30.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
September 25 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This
class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Wednesday, November 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Get AppyDid you know you can learn a new language or listen to music, for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This class will cover Burnaby Public Library's apps for taking conversational lessons in dozens of languages, including English (Mango Languages), and streaming thousands of classical and jazz music recordings (Naxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz).

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

FREE but space is in this hands-on workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online, by calling 604-421-5454, or in person at any library branch.