Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef - Repeat Performance!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/12 - 2:23pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join a scuba diver on a virtual dive to the Great Barrier Reef! This program will give patrons of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Patrons will:

Active Brain Boosters for Seniors

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/12 - 8:56am
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join the McMillen Center for Health Education to learn how to keep your brain active. During the program, seniors (or adult learners!) will explore various behaviours that can boost brain performance by participating "in their seat" activities. Participants will learn the importance of staying mentally and physically fit with regular exercise and nutrition.

This presentation is interactive and requires some props, which can be printed out at your library. Files and instructions will be posted soon.

The Adventures of Captain Healthy & Safety Dog: A Live Interactive Puppet Show!

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/09/08 - 3:51pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they learn about hygiene, sun protection, nutrition and healthy eating habits (MyFoodPlate), active play & safety outdoors, and general household safety tips! Sound effects and original music get students up on their feet and moving during the program.

Law @ Lunch: Being an Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 4:45pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:

  • Gathers in the estate assets
  • Pays the debts
  • Distributes to beneficiaries
  • Generally administers the estate

You'll also learn about changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter:  Public Legal Education Program

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:

Law @ Lunch: Grandparents, Granchildren, and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 4:33pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Grandparents often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren and the emotional ties can be deep. If parents separate or divorce, it can become difficult for grandparents to maintain this relationship with their grandchildren. Other times, such situations can result in grandparents providing much or all of the care for their grandchildren. How does the legal system respond in these types of situations?

Law @ Lunch: Residential Tenancies

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 4:29pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Rent
  • Security deposits
  • Termination of tenancies, and
  • Notice

These are some of the things that will be discussed in this look at legal rights and responsibilities of people renting places to live.

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter:  Public Legal Education Program

Law @ Lunch: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 4:26pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:

Law @ Lunch: Looking After Dependent Parents - Dealing with Legal Issues

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 4:23pm
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Looking After Dependent Parents - Dealing with Legal Issues

Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That's the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents, (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we're called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these situations and the options available to address them. Areas for discussion include:

Law @ Lunch: Non-Profit Organizations and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 4:19pm
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Non-profit organizations play an important part in our communities and many people become involved with them in various capacities, as employees, directors, or volunteers for example.

This presentation provides a look at non-profits from a legal perspective. Topics for discussion include: