Upcoming events & programs

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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
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Ages: 8 to 12

Experiment and learn in an interactive technology program featuring Osmo. Play with shapes, numbers and letters using hands-on learning tools and an educational app.

Parents and caregivers are required to accompany children under 10. Registration opens on May 14.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

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.

Wednesday, June 5
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop into our Tech Café the first Wednesday of each month and discover a world of online information brought to you by Burnaby Public Library. 

Did you know that BPL has online resources such as:

Ebooks and digital audiobooks
E-magazines and newspapers
Music streaming
Online language learning
Online software and technology tutorials
Online auto repair

And more!

We will be showcasing many of our online resources. Come and see us, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

Wednesday June 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Download and enjoy e-books and audiobooks from Burnaby Public Library's Library to Go - all for free! The Libby app from Overdrive makes it easy. Come learn how! Note: Access to BPL's Library To Go is available only for Burnaby residents.

Did you know... Burnaby Public Library offers free digital magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, ebooks, language lessons, and music? Each month a librarian will feature one of the library's digital resources, and show you how to use it. Ask questions about the featured digital resource or about any of the library's resources. Teens through seniors are welcome to attend.

Bring your own device (smartphone, tablet or laptop), or watch a demonstration.

Register online, by calling the McGill Library at 604-299-8955, or at any library Information Desk.

Thursday, June 6
6:30 pm to 8:30 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! #lifegoals #lifelonglearning #YOLO

Laptops are provided for the session. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Please register online, or in person at the library.  For more information call 604-299-8955.

Registration starts May 9 and is limited to 12 persons.

Wednesday June 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 Learn over 70 languages, including English, with Mango Languages – all for free! Come learn how.

Did you know... Burnaby Public Library offers free digital magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, ebooks, language lessons, and music? Each month a librarian will feature one of the library's digital resources, and show you how to use it.

Bring your own device (smartphone, tablet or laptop), or watch a demonstration. Ask questions about the featured digital resource or about any of the library's resources. Teens through seniors are welcome to attend.

Held in the Juniper Room, across the hall from Cameron Library; register online, by calling the Cameron Library at 604-421-5454, or at any library Information Desk.

Thursday, June 13
9:45 am to 4:15 pm

If you need some basic tech help, you've come to the right place. Drop by the One-to-One Tech help sessions for the tech support you need. We are happy to  help you with your basic tech needs, as well as introduce you to our online resources! Bring in your own device, or we will use library equipment. Book a 30 minutes slot with a librarian for personalized assistance with your computer needs.

Please register by phone at: 604-436-5400 or in person at Bob Prittie Metrotown, Reference desk.

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.

Wednesday, June 19
10:30 am to 12:30 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! Computer classes take place in the Multipurpose Space on the second floor. 

Please register by phone at: 604-436-5400, in person, or online

Registration starts May 9 and is limited to 12 persons.

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