Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2020-01-29
Wednesday, January 29
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.

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

Registration starts Monday, December 2.

Wednesday, January 29
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop into our Tech Café the last Wednesday of each month 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!

Future dates: Feb 26, March 25, April 29, May 27

Saturday, February 1
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

*FULL* Please call 604-522-3971 or visit Tommy Douglas Library to be added to the waitlist.

Ages 7 to 9

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a robot toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a fun game.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Saturday, February 1
2:30 pm to 4:40 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!

Drop In Dates: February 1, March 19, April 25, May 21

Saturday, February 1
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED - NOW OPEN*

Ages 10 to 12

Learn the basics of programming Sphero, a robot toy controlled by an app on a tablet or smartphone. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a fun game.

Adults must attend the program with children younger than 10. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information call: 604-522-3971

Tuesday, February 4
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. If you have basic computer skills and want to learn how to use a word processor like Microsoft Word, this course is for you.

Learn how to:

• create a simple document
• format text
• copy and paste
• use the spelling and grammar tool
• save and print

Prerequisite: Experience using a computer, keyboard and mouse.

This class is limited to 12 people. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library.

Registration starts Monday, January 6.

Saturday, February 8
9:20 am to 11:50 am

Need help with a computer, device or website? Sign up for a One-to-One Tech help session!

Book a 30-minute session with a librarian for personalized assistance, as well as an introduction to the library's digital resources that can be useful to you. Bring your own device, or we will use a library laptop. Please register for your session in person at the Cameron Library Information Desk or by calling 604-421-5454.

Held in the Cedar Room, Cameron Recreation Complex, across the hall from the Cameron Library.

Wednesday, February 12
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This program is for beginners who have never tried coding. We will go over basic tags used for web page layout and organization. There will be a demonstration followed by an independent activity where you can get creative and build your own web page.

Basic computer knowledge is required. This class is limited to 12 people. Please register by phone at 604-522-3971 or in person at the Tommy Douglas Library.

Registration starts Monday, January 6.

Wednesday, February 12
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn how to create, compose, receive, send, delete and manage your email account. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices. Basic computer knowledge is required.

The program will be held in the Reference Department, second floor, group study # 2.

Register online, call 604-436-5400 or visit any branch. 

Wednesday, February 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

RBDigitalEnjoy free downloadable magazines and audiobooks on your mobile device or computer with RBDigital. 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. 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.

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