Technology Skills

Gain skills with computers and accessing digital resources.

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute session. In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute session. In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Wish you were better at using your phone? Want practice setting up your iPad, downloading apps, or using Zoom?

Tech tutors pairs people who would like to become more comfortable with everyday technology with teen volunteers who can help them get there. Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a teen volunteer at the Parkgate Library. 

Note: these sessions take place in person.

Registration required. Register in-person or by calling 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. For more information, email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute session. In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Wish you were better at using your phone? Want practice setting up your iPad, downloading apps, or using Zoom?

Tech tutors pairs people who would like to become more comfortable with everyday technology with teen volunteers who can help them get there. Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a teen volunteer at the Parkgate Library. 

Note: these sessions take place in person.

Registration required. Register in-person or by calling 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. For more information, email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute session. In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Wish you were better at using your phone? Want practice setting up your iPad, downloading apps, or using Zoom?

Tech tutors pairs people who would like to become more comfortable with everyday technology with teen volunteers who can help them get there. Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a teen volunteer at the Parkgate Library. 

Note: these sessions take place in person.

Registration required. Register in-person or by calling 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. For more information, email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute session. In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Wish you were better at using your phone? Want practice setting up your iPad, downloading apps, or using Zoom?

Tech tutors pairs people who would like to become more comfortable with everyday technology with teen volunteers who can help them get there. Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a teen volunteer at the Parkgate Library. 

Note: these sessions take place in person.

Registration required. Register in-person or by calling 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. For more information, email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

Location:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Book buddies is a one-on-one reading program to help young readers get more comfortable.

We match up developing readers with teen volunteers to read together and play literacy games for 30 minutes each week. Book buddies is available for kids ages 6-11 who already are able to read; participants must have access to the internet for their 30 minute session. In this virtual format, the supervising librarian(s) will be rotating between all nine buddy groups, so each pairing won’t be supervised the entire time. We recommend having a parent sticking around nearby to provide technical support if necessary!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Location:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Have you met Libby, the ebook app for OverDrive?

Take Libby with you wherever you go and you’ll never be without free access to ebooks, audiobooks, and e-magazines. With Libby, you can find, checkout, and download content from British Columbia’s Library2Go collection.

Join us via Zoom with your tablet or mobile device to follow along and get started. Note that this session is for ebooks and e-audiobooks on tablets and mobile devices only. There may be a separate session discussing ebooks for dedicated e-readers later (i.e., Kobo).

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom link prior to the event. If you have any questions, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

 
Location:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sit down for a one-to-one virtual 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!

Just connect via Zoom with a microphone and speakers (and a camera if you like!). Bring all your questions, no matter how specific or generic! You’ll be learning, researching, and reading online in no time!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online to receive a Zoom invite prior to the session. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:15am

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