Technology Skills

Gain skills with computers and accessing digital resources.

Did you know you can access exclusive e-magazine, e-audiobooks and ebooks from RBdigital with your NVDPL card? Join us to learn how you can “read it your way” with the RBdigital app.

Learn how to set up your RBdigital account and how to find, checkout, and download digital content to your tablet or mobile device. Bring your own device if you’d like to follow along!

Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sit down for a one-to-one talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more!

Bring your device and we can help get you set up. You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Drop in! No registration required.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Did you recently get a new tablet or smartphone ? Eager to see what is available through the Library on your device?

Whether you want to learn how to read library ebooks and e-audiobooks using Libby, read e-magazines using RBdigital, or learn a new language using Mango, this session will help you familiarize yourself with all these applications and more!

Note: these are not in-depth instructional sessions for each app, but rather an overview of  e-resources available at NVDPL. Some specific instructional programs are offered. Check the Events Calendar or the‘Get Started’ pages on our website for more information!

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

January 28th is Data Privacy Day, which highlights how technology impacts our privacy rights and the importance of valuing and protecting personal information.

Join us to view and discuss a number of recent TED Talks tackling different aspects of big data and privacy, including:

  • When Technology can Read our Minds How Will We Protect Our Privacy with Nita Farahany
  • How Tech Companies Deceive You into Giving up Your Data and Privacy with Finn Lutzow
  • What Your Smart Devices Know and Share About Youwith Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu
  • Technology that Knows What You're Feeling with Poppy Crum
  • How Data Brokers Sell Your Identity with Madhumita Muriga
  • The Surveillance Device you Carry Around All Day with Marta Peirano

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm