Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-03-26
Wednesday, March 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. If you have basic computer skills but are baffled by word processing, this course is for you.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse.

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 30
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.

Friday, April 5
10:30 am to 3:40 pm

FULL - Registration is closed for this program

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.

Saturday, April 6
11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Ages: 8 to 12 years old

Come out and play with Spheros and Little Bits in an supportive learning environment that encourages experimentation and teamwork. ​

Registration is required and space is limited.  Register online, at the information desk or by phone at 604-421-5454

This children's program is free. Caregivers are required to accompany children 10 and under.

Wednesday April 10
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.

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

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.

Monday, April 15
10:30 am to 12:30 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 Monday, March 18, at 10 am.

Wednesday, April 17
2:00 pm to 4:00 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!

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.

Tuesday, April 30
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 April 9.

For more information, call 604-436-5420.

Friday, May 3
10:45 am to 4:15 pm

If you need some basic computer help, you've come to the right place. Drop by the One-to-One Tech help sessions for the 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.

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