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

Wednesday, January 29
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

JKillers of the Flower Moonoin us for a librarian led discussion about 'Killers of the Flower Moon' by David Grann.

"In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances. A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history." - Goodreads

Registration begins December 31.

Register at McGill branch or call 604-299-8955. Once registered, pick up your copy of the book at the McGill Information Desk.

Wednesday, January 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Some knowledge of English is recommended. Free, no registration required

Wednesdays,February 5,12,19,26, March 4,11,18,25.

For more information call 604-436-5400.

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

Do you want to learn about the Canadian tax system and filing your income tax return?

Join us in an interactive workshop and learn about RRSPs, TFSAs, documents required for personal income tax, and tips on how to file your personal tax return.

Register online, at any BPL branch, call 604-299-8955.

For more information about this workshop, contact Mehrangiz Shahabuddin at 604-395-8000 ext 1762 or by email at mehrangiz.shahabuddin@issbc.org.

Presented in partnership with ISSofBC

Saturday, February 1
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Browse and borrow from our seed library of vegetables, herbs, and native flowering plants, and connect with fellow gardeners. We’ll also provide basic information on growing specific items and general gardening topics.

After harvest time, save your seeds and donate them back to the seed library to share with others!

No registration required.

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

Sunday, February 2
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Tommy Douglas branch. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. 

Sundays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 (we're closed on February 16)

No advance registration taken. Please join us for this drop-in program!  

Monday, February 3
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Burnaby Public Library and the BC Residential Tenancy Branch for this interactive session on what you need to know about renting. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions using your real-life examples. Free but seating is limited.Registration is required. Please register online or at any BPL information desk or by phoning 604-436-5400

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.

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