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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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Winning against Windfall Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:56am
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session will talk about scammers contacting victims claiming to work for a government agency or representing a well-known organization or celebrity, notifying them that they’ve won a lot of money or a prize.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

The Big Picture on Seniors & Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:55am
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session includes information on charities seeking contributions more than ever now due to ever-rising costs and demand for services. With the majority of the money raised by charities in this country coming from individuals, BBB offers the following advice to help donors make wise giving decisions.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Before you Hire a Contractor (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:53am
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This informative session will help consumers hire a contractor by several factors, including estimates, licensing and how much money to lay down for a deposit.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Just for Caregivers (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:52am
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Every year, senior citizens are targeted by con artists. Many of these victims don’t ask for help until it is too late! This session will provide you with warning signs and tips.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Fighting Investment Fraud (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:50am
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Types of scams in this session include Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes, Pump-and-Dump, Advance Fee Fraud and Affinity Fraud.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Slamming the Door on House & Home Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:46am
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The BBB will talk about types of scams including Reverse Mortgages, Door-to-Door/Telemarketing, Fly-by-Night Contractors to name just a few.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Getting to the Heart of Heartstring Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 11:44am
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session will include types of scams include Grandparent, Bereavement, Funeral and Sweetheart Scams.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Before you Hire a Contractor (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Wed, 2015/02/25 - 3:36pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This informative session will help consumers hire a contractor by several factors, including estimates, licensing and how much money to lay down for a deposit.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Photographs and Memory

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2015/02/20 - 8:44am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by: Caroline Loewen
Manager/Curator of the Southwest Region of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program
 

The Ecological Role of Bison (Speaker Series: "Walk on the Wild Side")

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/12 - 1:28pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wes Olson : “The Ecological Role of Bison”