Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2019-01-15
Tuesday, January 22
6:30 pm to 8:30 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!

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

Registration starts on December 27 at 10 am.

Thursday, January 24
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Lynda.com includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop, and includes 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 and technology skills then this session is for you!

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using computer, keyboard and mouse and have a valid Burnaby Library card.

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

Registration starts Thursday, December 27 at 10 am.

Wednesday, January 30
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 and use a search engine to perform simple searches.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary to register. Registration begins on December 27 at 10 am. 

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

Saturday, February 2
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

playing osmo

Ages 7 to 9.

Registration is now open. Please register online, by calling Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visiting the info desk in person.

Come check out coding games with Osmo, an iPad compatible game that uses manipulatives to practice block coding skills.

Please note, this session is a repeat of last November's class and will be going over the same lesson plan.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

Saturday, February 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

playing osmo

Ages 10 to 12

Registration is now open. Please register online, by calling Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visiting the info desk in person.

Come check out coding games with Osmo, an iPad compatible game that uses manipulatives to practice block coding skills.

Please note, this session is a repeat of last November's class and will be going over the same lesson plan.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Wednesdays, February 20 AND 27 - Must attend both sessions
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The first class will teach basic commands and functions of MS Excel: creating a new spreadsheet, entering, deleting and formatting data, sorting information and creating basic formula, plus saving and printing. The second class will teach making a budget, applying multiplication and division formulas, and making a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Prerequisite: 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 on Monday, January 14 at 10 am.

Saturday, March 2
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ages 7 to 9.

Registration is required and opens on Monday, February 11. Please register online, by calling Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visiting the info desk in person.

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of LittleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to play with the LittleBits.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Saturday, March 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ages 10 to 12.

Registration is required and opens on Monday, February 11. Please register online, by calling Tommy Douglas Library (604-522-3971) or visiting the info desk in person.

Explore the wonders of circuitry with our collection of LittleBits, an innovative way to experiment and invent with electricity and its applications. This program will feature a short lesson followed by a chance to play with the LittleBits.

All children under 10 will need to bring an adult who will participate. When
you register, please indicate the name of the child (not the caregiver).

For more information, call 604-522-3971.

Thursday, March 21
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about the threats to your online security and how to keep your information safe when using the Internet. Whether you are experienced with using computers or a beginner, this workshop will provide you with the information you need to be safe online.

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, February 25 at 10 am.

Wednesday, March 27
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing. 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.

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

Registration starts Monday, February 25 at 10 am.