Upcoming events & programs

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Monday, March 27
1:30 pm to 3:30 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.                

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, February 27 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, March 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

ZinioPressReaderEbscohostDid you know you can read hundreds of magazines and newspapers - like Maclean's, the New Yorker, Consumer Reports, Better Homes & Gardens, the Globe and Mail and newspapers from around the world - all for free, with Burnaby Public Library's apps? Come find out how. If time allows, students who took the first class on March 22 can also get further help with e-books and audiobooks.

This is the second in a three-part series of classes on BPL's apps. We recommend that you sign up for the other classes as well: E-books and Audiobooks on March 22, and Languages and Music on April 5.

Bring your device(s) to class - tablets, iPads, smart phones,​ laptops. Before you come to class, please charge your devices and make sure you know the accounts and passwords you will need to download apps or install programs on your device(s); for example, your Apple ID or Google Play Store account email and password.

Class will be held in the Cameron Recreation Complex's Juniper Room.

FREE but space is limited to 10 participants for this hands-on class. Register online, by calling 604 421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Wednesday, April 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mango LanguagesNaxos Music LibraryDid you know you can learn dozens of languages, including English, and listen to streamed jazz and classical music - all for free, with Burnaby Public Library's apps? Come find out how. If time allows, students who took the first class on March 22 can also get further help with e-books and audiobooks.

This is the third in a three-part series of classes on BPL's apps. We recommend that you sign up for the other classes as well: E-books and Audiobooks on March 22, and Magazines and Newspapers on March 29.

Bring your device(s) to class - tablets, iPads, smart phones, laptops. Before you come to class, please charge your devices and make sure you know the accounts and passwords you will need to download apps or install programs on your device(s); for example, your Apple ID or Google Play Store account email and password.

Class will be held in the Cameron Recreation Complex's Juniper Room.

FREE but space is limited to 10 participants for this hands-on class. Register online, by calling 604 421-5454, or in person at any library branch.

Thursday, April 20
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, April 3 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

Monday April 24
10:30 am to 12:30 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.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday, April 3 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, April 27
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. This course will introduce the essentials of creating a document on MS Word 2010. If you have basic computer skills but are baffled by word processing, this course is for you.

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 April 3 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