Burnaby Public Library Tech Cafe

Need help using your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader? Do you have questions about using social media or the internet? Join friendly Burnaby Publc Library (BPL) staff at the BPL Tech Cafe to get personalized help with your technology questions.

Topics covered include the basics of how to use your personal device and how you can access information and digital resources using the library website.

Bring your device with you to the drop-in sessions.  No registration required

Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
1:00-4:00pm Thursdays - May 25, June 22, July 20
At the second floor service desk.

Cameron Branch, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
5:00-8:00pm Mondays - May 29, June 26, July 24
In the foyer.

Tommy Douglas Branch, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
1:00-4:00pm, Mondays - June 5, July 3, July 31
In the Program Room.

McGill Branch, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby
10:00am-1:00pm, Thursdays - June 15, July 13, August 10
In the foyer.

Bob Prittie Metrotown


Tommy Douglas


VOBSS Newsletter

The VOBSS newsletter for April 2023 is out now!


Storytelling through Creative Writing: “Belonging”

In conjunction with the 2023 Burnaby Festival of Learning (BFOL), Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society (VOBSS) is calling for written submissions from Burnaby seniors (55+) on the topic of “Belonging”.  Our event, Storytelling through Creative Writing: "Belonging", follows the theme of the BFOL.  How we belong to our communities, our homes, our places, can have a profound effect on how we come together in order to solve today’s pressing challenges. In this time of increasing conflict, food insecurity and homelessness, come consider what it means to belong - to relations, to a place, a time, or an idea - and explore how belonging shapes important parts of our lives.

Authors are invited to document and share a moment, experience, tradition, ritual, or event that portrays their sense of Belonging. Your writing may be real or fictional, in prose or poetry form, and no longer than 500 words. VOBSS will preview all entries in order to select a number of them for public community reading at our event on May 9. Those selected will be invited to a learning workshop led by a qualified author, to enhance their work product prior to the reading.

This event is part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning a free, multi-day celebration of lifelong learning by community, May 5-9, 2023.

Deadline for submissions is April 23, 2023. Please email your entry to VobsSociety@gmail.com.

Do You Need Tech Support in Burnaby?

Free 1-on-1 Help Available for Computers, Phones, Tablets, Zoom & More!

For details please see poster  or click here.

BC Seniors' Guide

British Columbians can now access the updated BC Seniors’ Guide, a comprehensive tool that provides crucial information on health, housing, finances, community supports and more to help seniors continue living well.

Print copies of the enhanced 12th edition of the guide are available in English, Chinese, French, Punjabi, Farsi, Korean and Vietnamese. All languages can be accessed online in PDF format. The English version is online in e-book format.

You can download the PDF version of the guide (great for printing at home), read it online, or order a hard copy. See below for information and links.

    BC Seniors' Guide (PDF, 1.87MB)

To access the BC Seniors’ Guide in all seven languages, visit: http://www.gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide

To order free print copies, call (toll-free): 1 877 952-3181
Or in Greater Victoria: 250 952-3181

Service Canada: Ready to Help - Seniors