Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-02-22
Saturday, March 2
1:30 pm to 4:30 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, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

March Cafés will take place on Saturday, March 2, 1:30 to 4:30; Thursday, March 14, 2:30 to 4:30 and Saturday, March 30, 1:30 to 4:30.

Saturday, March 2
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 7 to 9.

Registration is required and now full. Please call the Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visit the Info Desk in person to be added to the waitlist.

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of LittleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to play with the LittleBits.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, March 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages 10 to 12.

Registration is required and opens on Monday, February 11. Please register online, by calling Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visiting the info desk in person.

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of LittleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to play with the LittleBits.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Friday, March 8
10:30 am to 3:40 pm

Drop by the One-to-One Tech Help sessions for tech support. If you need some tech help, you’ve come to the right place. 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.

Sunday, March 10
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Ages 8 to 10

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of littleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications.

Each child must bring an adult who will participate.

Registration is required and begins February 8.

Wednesday March 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

PressReaderRead newspapers from all over the world on your mobile device or computer with PressReader – 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.

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, March 14
2:30 pm to 4:30 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, learn about what’s available to you and find out more at your library!

March Cafés will take place on Saturday, March 2, 1:30 to 4:30; Thursday, March 14, 2:30 to 4:30 and Saturday, March 30, 1:30 to 4:30.

Monday, March 18
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

playing osmo

Ages: 6 - 10

Come check out coding games with Osmo - an iPad compatible game that uses manipulatives to practice blocking coding skills.

All kids, please bring an adult who will participate.

Registration is required and begins February 25

For more information, call 604-436-5420

Thursday, March 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 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.

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, February 25 at 10 am.

Saturday, March 23
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Ages: 7 to 9

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a small round tech toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. Make it roll around, change colours and navigate through a maze.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. 

Registration is required and opens on February 25

When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not caregiver). 

For more information call: 604-436-5420  

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