Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-04-01
Monday, April 6
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 Monday, March 2.

Tuesday, April 7
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn what the internet is, and understand how to navigate to websites and use a seach engine to find information. We'll cover basic terminology and explain key features of web browsers and websites.

Please register online, in person at any branch, or call 604-299-8955.

Tuesdays, April 14 AND 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Build on your basic Excel skills and terminology in two classes.

You’ll learn how to create complex formulas, charts and graphs.

There will be time for individual learning, working in pairs, and practicing your skills.

Prerequisites: experience using computers, and knowledge of basic Excel concepts.

Participants are expected to attend both sessions. Register at the Tommy Douglas Library or call 604-522-3971.

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

Wednesday, April 15
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed for members to establish professional connections. It is a digital space where employers and job seekers can find each other.

This information session will explore such things as the creation of a profile, the content you’ll find on LinkedIn, and the ways in which you can strengthen your professional network.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

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

Registration begins Monday, March 2.

Wednesday, April 15
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. If you have basic computer skills and want to learn how to use a word processor, like Microsoft Word, this course is for you.

Learn how to:

  • Create a simple document
  • Format text
  • Copy and paste
  • Use the spelling and grammar tool
  • Save and print
  • And a few other handy tips.

Prerequisite: Experience operating a computer, keyboard, and mouse.

Register online, at any branch, or call 604-436-5400

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

Drop into our Tech Café 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 in the Juniper Room, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

Thursday, April 16
10:15 am to 5:00 pm

Do you need basic help with your email, tablet, smartphone or with using online resources? Sign up for a One-to-One Tech help session!

Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance, as well as an introduction to the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library laptop. Please register for your session in person at the McGill Information Desk or by calling 604-299-7855.

Dates: Thursday, February 20 1:00 - 5:00; Thursday, March 12 10:15 - 5:00; Thursday, April 16 10:15 - 5:00

Friday, April 17
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you're interested in using your Instagram account to develop your career, this class is for you! Bring your mobile device and connect with your colleagues on one of the most popular social networks. This class will go over business accounts, strategies for increasing follower counts, managing ad campaigns, developing a visual brand and scheduling posts.

Basic computer knowledge is required. This class is limited to 12 people. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library.

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

Thursday, April 23
9:45 am to 4:15 pm

Need help with a computer, device or website? Sign up for a One-to-One Tech help session!

Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance, as well as an introduction to the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library laptop. Please register for your session in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch Reference Desk or by calling 604-436-5400.

Friday, April 24
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 required. This class is limited to 12 people. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library.

Registration starts Monday, March 2.

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