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

Let it Rot

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2015/07/30 - 3:09pm
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2015/07/27 - 3:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! Once again, representatives from Ontario will present a delightful reader's advisory videoconference. Check out their favourite picks for what's new and hot in the fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Bios on the Dewey Divas can be found here. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!

Law at Lunch: Being an Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 1:28pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also know 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.

Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Presenter: Public Legal Education

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 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 at Lunch: Information, Identity Theft and the Law

Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 1:26pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 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 at Lunch: Adoption and the Law

Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 1:13pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 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
Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch

Law at Lunch: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 1:11pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 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 curt 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 10, 2016 - 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 at Lunch: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 1:06pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 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 curt 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 at Lunch: Losing a Job and Wrongful Dismissal

Submitted by Lauren on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 1:04pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 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.
Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Presenter: Public Legal Education