Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-10-19
Wednesday, October 23
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn about the threats to your online security and how to keep your information safe when using the Internet. Whether you are experienced with using computers or a beginner, this workshop will provide you with the information you need to be safe online. 

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

Registration begins Monday, September 2.

Tuesday, November 5
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered how you can read newspapers online, or the back files of newspapers? Do you want to keep in touch with all the news from another country? Do you want to keep up with what is happening around the world? Did you know that you can access thousands of online newspapers, from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages, for free? Then sign up for this course to see how you can access PressReader and Canadian Newsstream!


Basic computer knowledge and a valid Burnaby Public Library card is necessary to register.

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

Registration starts Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Wednesday, November 6
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Are you new to using a computer? Learn the basics to get you started.In this workshop, we’ll go over how to:

  • Use a mouse and keyboard
  • Work with folders and files
  • Search the internet

We’ll be working with computers using Windows operating system. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Wednesday, November 13
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 & 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 Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Friday, November 15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
If you're interested in getting an Instagram account, or just created one but aren't sure how to use it, this class is for you.

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 Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Tuesdays, November 19 AND 26
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel -creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information & 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.

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 Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Friday, November 22
10:30 am to 12:30 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.

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

Registration starts Tuesday, October 1, at 10 am.

Wednesday, December 4
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn about how you can use Twitter, one of the most popular social media platforms, to connect with an international community of users on a variety of topics such as news, politics, content creation, and daily musings. If you’re curious about Twitter but haven’t used it much, this session is for you! 

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, November 4.

Tuesday, December 10
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This program is for beginners who have never tried coding. We will go over basic tags used for web page layout and organization. There will be a demonstration followed by an independent activity where you can get creative and build your own web page.

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, November 4.