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The New Westminster Public Library, which is among the facilities that have been closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, is one of the go-to places folks can go to beat the heat in the summer. Council wants staff to have a look at the city's heat emergency plan and consider how it's impacted by COVID-19.

The new technology lab at New Westminster Public Library’s main branch brings the opportunity to teach structured computer classes on an ongoing basis.  We mentioned this briefly in last week’s article, but here’s what’s coming up on the schedule for May 2019. If you’re interested in signing up for any these offerings email us at or call 604-527-4667. Space is limited, so registrationis required for all technology classes. 

Join us for Introduction to Microsoft Excel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. This course will provide the basics of how to create, edit and use spreadsheets.

On Thursday, May 2 at 2 p.m. we’ll be offering Overdrive on Mobile with Apple and Android. In this session, you can learn how to access library titles on Android and Apple devices (smart phones and tablets) using the Overdrive and Libby apps and your NWPL card.   

Microsoft Word for Beginnersreturns on May 14 at 7 p.m. and May 22 at 2 p.m.Learn how to use the basics of this popular word processor and document creator. 

Introduction to Lynda returns on May 16 at 2 p.m. Come learn how to access online tutorials for self-directed study, using your NWPL card. 

We’ll be offering Introduction to Library Computers on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. In this class, you can learn how to log on to library computers, access the internet, print documents, and more. 

Interested in learning how to access digital magazines with your NWPL card? Join us for RB Digital Magazines on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.  

And don’t forget to check in with us to see if we’ve added any new classes. We’ll be regularly developing and adding new classes to reflect the needs of New Westminster, so feel free to ask us if there’s anything new on the calendar. 

If you have questions or would like to register for any of our programs email or call 604-527-4667, or register in person the next time you’re in for a library visit.