Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-11-20
Monday, November 20
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This class will help you learn the basics of using a web browser to browse the internet. See common
web site navigation features & use a search engine to perform simple searches.

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

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
October 23 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class
is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Thursday, November 23
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Photoshop,including 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 & technology skills, AND are proficient in using the computer, then this
session is for you.

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

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday,
October 23 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class
is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.

Wednesday, November 29
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This class will teach you about the threats and risks to online security and how to keep your information safe when using the Internet. We will cover topics like using social media security settings, shopping online without putting your information at risk, and identifying phishing emails. Not sure what “phishing” means? We will also cover the terms and concepts you need to know to discuss online security. Whether you have lots of experience with using computers or you are just beginning to learn, this workshop will provide you with the information you need to keep yourself safe online. 

This program is based on resources from Serene Risc's Cybersecurity 101. Serene Risc is a Canadian organization that has assembled experts to develop free online cybersecurity training and provide public libraries with resources to present the information to members of the community. To find out more, visit https://www.serene-risc.ca/en.

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

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, October 23 at 10:00am. Please register in person at Tommy Douglas, or call 604-522-3971. This class is held in the Tommy Douglas computer lab.