Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2018-12-13
Wednesday Dec 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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 how you can use it.

December's Featured App: Mango Languages

MangoGoing travelling over winter break? Learn a new language or brush up an old one; you can even learn on your phone while you travel. Mango Languages offers fun, conversational lessons in over 70 languages, including English for speakers of over 15 other languages. Free with your library card.

Bring your own device (smartphone, tablet or laptop; if you have earbuds or a Bluetooth speaker, bring those too), or watch a demonstration. Ask questions about the featured app or about any of the library's resources.

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

Saturday, December 15
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 7 to 9.

Registration is required. Please sign up by phone (604-522-3971), at the info desk, or on bpl.bc.ca/events.

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, December 15
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages 10 to 12.

Registration is required. Please sign up by phone (604-522-3971), at the info desk, or on bpl.bc.ca/events.

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.

Wednesday January 9
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

LibbyJanuary's Featured App: Libby from Overdrive for Library To Go E-books & Audiobooks

Download e-books and audiobooks with Library to Go. Read or listen to thousands of titles for adults, teens and kids, on your mobile device with the Libby app or your computer through the Library to Go website – all for free! Come learn how. (Please note: this resource is limited to Burnaby residents only.)

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. Free but space is limited; register online, by calling the Cameron Library at 604-421-5454, or at any library Information Desk.

Tuesday, January 22
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!

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on December 27 at 10 am.

Thursday, January 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Introduction to Lynda.com

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and includes 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.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have valid Burnaby Library card.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts Thursday, December 27 at 10 am.

Wednesday, January 30
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. Registration begins on December 27 at 10 am. 

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Wednesdays, February 13, 20 AND 27 - Must attend all three sessions
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. The third class will go over what was learned before and will provide an opportunity for additional practising. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library. 

Registration starts on Monday, January 14 at 10 am.

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

RBdigitalFebruary's Featured App: RBdigital for Magazines and Audiobooks

Download magazine issues and audiobooks on your mobile device or computer with RBdigital – 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. Free but space is limited; register online, by calling the Cameron Library at 604-421-5454, or at any library Information Desk.

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

PressReaderMarch's Featured App: PressReader for Worldwide Newspapers

Read 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. Free but space is limited; register online, by calling the Cameron Library at 604-421-5454, or at any library Information Desk.