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

Ocean Rangers: Shark Mythbusters

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2014/07/23 - 3:57pm
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Is it safe to go back in the water? Officer Opaleye returns for another Ocean Ranger adventure in order to answer that very question! This time, students will follow sharks into their ocean habitat to learn the truth and dispel the myths surrounding these incredible predators. Through investigation, problem solving and interviews with experts, students will help to identify the mystery shark and find out what we can do to protect sharks and their relatives.

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific in learning all about sharks!

Target audience, grade 3, 4, 5.

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/07/22 - 3:16pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join a scuba diver on a virtual dive to the Great Barrier Reef! This program will give patrons of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Patrons will:

  • Observe more than 5000 live sea creatures
  • Experience the habitats, ecosystems and behaviour of reef creatures
  • Analyse the interactions that exist between reef creatures
  • Appreciate the requirements for a healthy ecosystem
  • Discover the latest in Great Barrier Reef research

Dive in with Dolphins!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Mon, 2014/07/21 - 10:28am
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Repeat showing!

Meet the residents of Dolphin Bay, the Texas State Aquarium dolphin exhibit! View two real time cameras of the dolphin's aquatic home, and participate in hands-on activities. Learn how to talk like a dolphin, how the dolphin's anatomy is built for speed, and how humans can affect these beautiful mammals.

  • Learn about the anatomy of dolphins
  • Learn about the importance of protecting dolphin habitats
  • Learn how to "talk" like a dolphin
  • Learn how blubber works

Around the World with Santa

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/07/15 - 9:03am
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

It's never to early to start thinking about holiday programming! Connect in to the "North Pole" where Santa has agreed to take some time from his busy December schedule to read A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas to your patrons. Santa will also teach students about geography as he talks about his plans for Christmas Eve. As part of the program, students will be able to complete a passport for Santa so they can remember all of his stops.

Put your Garden to Bed

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/07/14 - 1:41pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fall garden chores really do pay off in the spring. 

Put your Garden to Bed

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Thu, 2014/07/10 - 4:18pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fall garden chores really do pay off in the spring. 

The excitement of the gardening season is over but that doesn’t mean you should stop gardening!  Important tasks such as deadheading, diseased plant removal, transplanting, winter protection and general garden cleanup will ensure a healthy garden next spring. 

Join Karin Davidson-Taylor and create your fall to do list to ensure you are a step ahead next spring.

Organic Gardening - Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Thu, 2014/07/10 - 1:43pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Around the world, gardeners, farmers and ranchers are working the land in a more sustainable way

producing and distributing food and fiber. Discover how you can improve the quality of soil and variety of wildlife of your gardens without having to use harmful fertilizers or pesticides.

Common Grantwriting Mistakes

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2014/07/09 - 1:07pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join Margot Porter of Imagine Canada to learn the common mistakes made when writing grant applications. This presentation is ideal if you have little-to-no experience with grantseeking or want to improve your expertise in this area. 

You will learn about best practices in grant solicitation.

Presented by Margot Porter of Imagine Canada

Dive in with Dolphins!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/07/08 - 1:32pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Meet the residents of Dolphin Bay, the Texas State Aquariums dolphin exhibit! View two real time cameras of the dolphin's aquatic home, and participate in hands on activities.

Author Talk: British Home Children - "The Street Arab"

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/06/30 - 11:33am
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lori Oschefski and Sandra Joyce of the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association (BHCARA) will be at the Strathmore Library on Wednesday October 15th , speaking  on the subject of the British Home Children.