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

The Manitou Stone: The Legend of the Iron Creek Meteorite

Submitted by Lauren on Fri, 2015/05/22 - 1:37pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the interesting story  of a meteorite that fell to earth in East-Central Alberta before the arrival of European explorers. Ken Favrholdt, new Executive Director of the Claresholm & District Museum, will give an illustrated talk on this fascinating topic.

Presented by: Ken Favrholdt, Claresholm & District Museum
Hosted by: Claresholm Public Library

BookLook West

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2015/05/12 - 9:19am
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Please join us for a fun and informative BookLook West session as some of the foremost publisher reps in Canada's West share their picks from their independent publishers. This session offers the opportunity to increase your knowledge-base of Western Canadian books, increase the diversity of Alberta-relevant content in your collection, and strengthen your connection to local authors and publishing initiatives. They will cover the newest adult and children books, especially those most relevant to Alberta libraries and their communities.

Let it Rot!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Mon, 2015/04/27 - 1:32pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Why is it important to learn about composting? Explore a simple way we can all help reducing what goes into the trash stream, while at the same making a great addition to our garden soil. LEarn what decompostition is and how using scraps from your kitchenm you can get soil for your gardens! 

Ages: Kindergarten to Adults.... It is a great pogram fro all ages to enjoy!

Learn how to create your own compost bin!

Butterfly Habits

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Mon, 2015/04/27 - 1:25pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 The butterfly lifecycle is fascinating to observe. Everyone have a natural curiosity about butterflies that can be used to help them understand more about protective strategies found in nature. Through live material, pictures and insight into butterflies lives, patrons will learn about where butterflies live, what they need to survive, ways they protect themselves from predators and the environment, and what characteristics they share with other insects.

Money Talks - Ways to Save for Your Future

Submitted by Lauren on Wed, 2015/04/15 - 2:06pm
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Spring is the perfect time for renewal and it’s also a great time to look at renewing the way we look at our personal finances.  Lethbridge Public Library and Servus Credit Union will be presenting a series of free noon hour sessions entitled ‘Money Talks.'  The idea for this series came about as a result of a discussion about making wise money choices – how we spend it and how we save it and how we might make amazing choices if we had input and ideas (money expertise) from professionals and ultimately the difference that could make.

Money Talks - First Time Home Buyers

Submitted by Lauren on Wed, 2015/04/15 - 2:01pm
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Spring is the perfect time for renewal and it’s also a great time to look at renewing the way we look at our personal finances.  Lethbridge Public Library and Servus Credit Union will be presenting a series of free noon hour sessions entitled ‘Money Talks.'  The idea for this series came about as a result of a discussion about making wise money choices – how we spend it and how we save it and how we might make amazing choices if we had input and ideas (money expertise) from professionals and ultimately the difference that could make.

Money Talks - Managing Credit and Debt

Submitted by Lauren on Fri, 2015/04/10 - 3:49pm
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Spring is the perfect time for renewal and it’s also a great time to look at renewing the way we look at our personal finances.  Lethbridge Public Library and Servus Credit Union will be presenting a series of free noon hour sessions entitled ‘Money Talks.'  The idea for this series came about as a result of a discussion about making wise money choices – how we spend it and how we save it and how we might make amazing choices if we had input and ideas (money expertise) from professionals and ultimately the difference that could make.

A Museum at Work

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2015/03/31 - 2:24pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Are you, your child or friend thinking about college or university? Are you talking about career planning? Although the Royal Tyrrell Museum is a museum of palaeontology, only a few of our staff are palaeontologists. Meet some of the other people that make the Museum work—fossil technicians, educators, exhibit designers, librarians, marketing staff, and more!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stories from a Back Country Park Warden Family; Max and Julie Winkler

Egg-Citing Animals and Egg-Speriments

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2015/03/26 - 10:34am
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

No “yolk’s” about it folks, this video conference will keep your children or students engaged for an entire 60 minutes! This program is packed full of “dozens” of egg facts, fun, experiments, and literature.