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

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. 

Dollars with Sense (DWS)

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Fri, 2015/03/13 - 4:01pm
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Hosted by the Olds Municipal Library.

Dollars with Sense (DWS) is an interactive program designed to encourage Grade 7 students to develop the financial literacy necessary to make information decisions about their financial futures. Students are provided with the important tools they need to make better economic decisions while learning about budgeting, money managerment and investments. This is a fantastic oppotunity for libraries to access a program that has traditionally been offered through school channels. 

Lease to Own with Melanie Barr

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2015/03/04 - 11:35am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Walk through the process of Lease Option, also known as "Rent to Own" and its advantages for renters, investors and homeowners. Learn about the advantages and how this strategy can help you.

Broadcast from Olds Municipal Library.

Storytelling Day

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2015/03/04 - 11:32am
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the ancient tradition of oral story telling!

Join Olds Municipal Library as they present Mary Hays on World Storytelling Day on March 20th.
Mary Hays, from Olds, Alberta, is a full time storyteller who enjoys telling stories that tickle the funnybone and touch the heart. She enlivens storytelling sessions and workshops with puppets, rhymes and a range of stories from folktales to stories of Alberta history
An Interactive story time for families from 3-4 pm that's sure to delight all ages.

Winning against Windfall Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:56pm
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 - 12:55pm
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 - 12:53pm
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 - 12:52pm
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 - 12:50pm
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.