Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-07-15
Monday July 15 and Monday July 22
10:30 am to 12:30 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.

Students are expected to attend both sessions.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Registration begins on Monday June 3.

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

Tuesday, July 16
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Learn how to create a simple document and save it, and learn about other options in Word like copy and paste, spell check, font and paragraph, and printing.

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

Registration begins on Monday June 3.

Maximum number of people per class is 12.  Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Thursday, July 18
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-minute session 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, July 20
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 the library!

Saturday, July 20
3:00 pm to 4:30 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 opens on June 24.

Tuesday, July 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 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 Monday, June 3.

Wednesday, July 24
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

playing osmo

*FULL -- PLEASE CALL TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST*

Ages 7 to 9

Registration is required. Please call the Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visit the info desk in person to be added to the Waitlist.

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

Please note, this session is a repeat of last November's class and will be going over the same lesson plan.

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.

Wednesday, July 24
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

playing osmo

Ages 10 to 12

Registration is required and opens on Monday, July 8. To register, please call the Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visit the info desk in person.

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

Please note, this session is a repeat of last November's class and will be going over the same lesson plan.

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, July 26
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 7 to 10

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 for iPads. Registration starts June 24. Register in person at the Metrotown branch (Children's area) or call us at 604-436-5420.

Wednesday, July 31
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 8 to 12

Learn how to program a robot with simple block-based programming. Parents and caregivers must participate with children under 10. Registration is required and opens on July 10. Register online or at any BPL information desk.

**Registration and waitlist are currently full**

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