Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-04-19
Wednesday, April 24
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and also tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. There are courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. If you want to acquire more business and technology skills then this session is for you. Please bring your own headphones.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have valid Burnaby Library card.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Monday, March 18, at 10 am.

Mondays, May 6 AND 13 - Must attend both sessions
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel: creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information and creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on Monday, April 8 at 10 am.

Wednesday, May 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Introduction to MS PowerPoint 2010

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.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Monday, April 8 at 10 am.

Tuesday, May 28
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Are you doing research for work or for school? EBSCOhost is an online research platform where you can find peer-reviewed content and unlimited articles from popular and academic publications worldwide. With basic and advanced search options, EBSCOhost is reliable and easy-to-use. Come to the library and learn how to get the most out of it!

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on Monday April 8 at 10 am.

Tuesday, June 4
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be!

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on Monday May 6 at 10 am.

Monday, June 17
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

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

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on Monday May 6 at 10 am.