Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-27
Monday, February 27
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 January 30 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, March 13
1:30 pm to 3:30 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, March 20 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, 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.

Monday, March 20
10:30 am to 12:30 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, 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

Monday, March 20
1:30 pm to 3:30 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, March 13  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, 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 22
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

BPL CatalogueOverdriveCloud LibrarySafari Books OnlineOneClickDigitalDid you know you can read thousands of e-books and listen to downloadable audiobooks - all for free, with Burnaby Public Library's apps? Come find out how. Note: Two of the e-book and audiobook apps (Cloud Library and Library To Go Overdrive) will only work for Burnaby residents.​ We will also explore BPL's catalogue app for placing holds and renewing your library items.

This is the first in a three-part series of classes on BPL's apps. We recommend that you sign up for the other two classes as well: Magazines and Newspapers on March 29, and Languages and Music on April 5. If time allows, students who take the first class can also get further help with e-books and audiobooks in the following two classes.

Bring your device(s) to class - tablets, iPads, smart phones, laptops, and e-readers; if e-reader, bring your laptop too if possible. 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 devices; for example, your Apple 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.

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.