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

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

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/11/20 - 4:03pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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 the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.

Available via RISE, or in person at Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch.
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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:
•  Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent

Law@Lunch: Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/11/20 - 12:07pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Driver’s license information, SIN number, credit cards, medical records, banking information, passport
…There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in  electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity. Questions for discussion include:

Law@Lunch: Adoption and Law

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/11/20 - 11:59am
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption.  Topics for discussion include:
·  The effect of adoption
·  The adoption process
·  The principles and evidence upon which courts base adoption decisions
·  Rules around confidentiality and disclosure of adoption records
·  Adoption and First Nations peoples
·  International adoption
·  Adult adoption

Law@Lunch: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/11/20 - 11:56am
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:
·  The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
·  Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) – how the children will be looked after
·  Spousal maintenance – the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouse will have to support the other

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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:
•  Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent

Law@Lunch: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/11/20 - 11:43am
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:
·  The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
·  Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) – how the children will be looked after
·  Spousal maintenance – the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouse will have to support the other

Law@Lunch: Losing a Job and Wrongful Dismissal

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/11/20 - 11:40am
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In this presentation you’ll learn about:
·  When a dismissal is ‘wrongful’
·  Rights and responsibilities of employers in situations where an employee is dismissed
·  Rights and responsibilities of someone who loses a job, and
·  The amount of compensation that may be awarded to wrongfully dismissed employees and how it is determined.

Available via RISE, or in person at Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch.

NOEL! NOEL! From Harp to Heart

Submitted by Hannah on Mon, 2014/11/10 - 1:23pm
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Taber Public Library is pleased to present “NOEL! NOEL!” From Harp to Heart featuring Simply Harp Thursday December 4th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy the sounds of the season with a quartet of musicians!

All ages welcome!

Photographs and Memories

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2014/11/07 - 11:49am
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Caroline Loewen, Manager/Curator of the Southwest Region of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program, for a discussion of photographs and our memories.