Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-08-18
Monday, September 11
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This 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 is Monday, September 18 1:30-3:30

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 August 28 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, September 18
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. The first class is Monday, September 11 1:30-3:30

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 August 28 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, September 20
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 August 28 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, September 20
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Did you know you can get e-books and downloadable audiobooks for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This first class will focus on Burnaby Public Library's largest e-book and audiobook collection collection, Library To Go from Overdrive, plus a quick tour of BPL's general catalogue. (Next week's class will cover our other e-book and audiobook collections.)

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. If you're bringing an e-reader, bring your laptop too. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

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

Coming later this fall: classes in BPL's free digital magazines and newspapers, languages and music!

Thursday, September 21
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 August 28 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, September 27
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Did you know you can get e-books and downloadable audiobooks for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This second class will focus on Burnaby Public Library's smaller e-book and audiobook collections: CloudLibrary, RBDigital, Safari Books Online (technical and business e-books), as well as the children's collections of Sesame Street and Tumblebooks. (Last week's class covered our largest e-book and audiobook collection, Library To Go.)

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. If you're bringing an e-reader, bring your laptop too. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

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

Coming later this fall: classes in BPL's free digital magazines and newspapers, languages and music!

Friday, September 29
10:30 am to 12:30 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.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register.

This class is free of charge but space is limited. Registration for classes begins on Monday August 28 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, October 25
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Did you know you can get online versions of popular magazines and newspapers, for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This class will cover Burnaby Public Library's downloadable and streaming digital magazine and newspaper collections: RBDigital (formerly Zinio), PressReader, Canadian Newsstream, EbscoHost, and Qikan Chinese electronic magazines. Consumer Reports, New Yorker, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, House Beautiful, Elle, Maclean's, Vancouver Magazine, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Washington Post - thousands of newspapers and magazines from all over the world, in English, Chinese and other languages, all for free.

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

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

Coming next month: class in BPL's free languages and music apps!

Wednesday, November 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Did you know you can learn a new language or listen to music, for free, through your library? Come learn how! 

This class will cover Burnaby Public Library's apps for taking conversational lessons in dozens of languages, including English (Mango Languages), and streaming thousands of classical and jazz music recordings (Naxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz).

Bring your fully charged electronic device(s) to class. Make sure you have the accounts, user names and passwords you'll need to download apps or install programs on each device. Class will be held in the Juniper room of Cameron Recreation Centre, across the hall from the library.

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