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

Dewey Divas - Spring and Summer 2015

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2015/01/22 - 3:42pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

It’s that time again - the forever marvelous Dewey Divas are back!

Concussion 101

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2015/01/22 - 1:44pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn basic knowledge surrounding concussions. Learn what a concussion is, how to detect one, what to do for one, and what you can do to heal from one. Great for coaches, parents, teachers, medical professionals, and athletes. 

Rebecca Spiers
Athletic Therapist/President
Collegiate Sports Medicine, Olds.

This program is hosted by the Olds Municipal Library. 

Young Living Essential Oils

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Fri, 2015/01/09 - 10:01am
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Young Living Essential Oils are 100% natural oils that contain healing properties which are extremely beneficial for our bodies. Used for relaxation, antibacterial, detox, weight loss, skin care, depression, anxiety, muscle pain and so much more. This sharing session will cover the basics of how the Essential Oils work with our bodies and the uses of some of the more common products Young Living has to offer.

Moms 'n Tots Christmas Party with Mrs. Claus

Submitted by Hannah on Wed, 2014/12/10 - 2:54pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Mrs. Claus will visit from the North Pole to Read to the children, sing songs and answer questions the kids might have!

Hosted and provided by Glenwood Municipal Library.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Youth Interpretation and Appreciation of our Landscapes; JeanAnne Teliskie, Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A Passion for Falcons, a Pig Barn and a "$10.00 Fine”; John Campbell Jr., Founder of the Alberta Raptor Preservation Society

Working with birds of prey for over 40 years, John shares how his family’s ranch contributed to the recovery of peregrine falcons in Alberta; and, started his own lifelong journey as a conservationist helping with the scientific study and recovery of raptors in central and southern Alberta. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, In 1960 Max and Julie Winkler packed up their 10-week-old son and headed into the backcountry of Jasper National Park, where Max was a warden. Hear the stories and recollections of their time chasing poachers and raising a family in a beautiful
and isolated backcountry cabin.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Burgess Shale Tales and Trilobites; John Hancock 

Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, John Hancock shares his knowledge of the Burgess Shale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.In 1909 the Burgess Shale Beds were discovered in what is now Yoho National Park.  This presentation shares the story of the rick fossil beds left behind from the soft- bodied animals who lived 530 million years ago.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Paleontological Wonders; Dr. FrançoisTherrien

In his talk, Dr. François Therrien will showcase some of the most significant paleontological discoveries made in Alberta, from the first member of the tyrannosaur family to the first feathered dinosaurs found in North America, and demonstrate why our province can legitimately be called the “Land of Dinosaurs.”  François will video conference from the Pincher Creek and District Library.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sustainable Cultural Tourism; Susan Guyette, PhD.

Video Conferencing from Santa Fe New Mexico, Susan Guyette speaks of sustainability being possible through a worldview that respects cultural values and natural cycles, rather than a lineal, profit-based economic perspective. This approach emphasizes a cyclical process of community-based evaluation and redirection. Indigenous methodology shows the way!