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

Author Talk: Susan Raby-Dunne "Bonfire: The Chestnut Gentleman"

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/10/21 - 11:09am
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join author, historian, writer, and composer Susan Raby-Dunne to hear about her 7 year journey of researching this book, a short reading, and a Q&A session about John McCrae and WWI.

About the Book

Royal Tyrrell Museum Virtual Visit

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Wed, 2014/10/15 - 11:32am
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Take a tour of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology without leaving the library! During this interactive virtual visit, we'll guide you through our world-renowned galleries and exhibits. Marvel at creatures from ancient seas, explore Dinosaur Hall, and discover how life carreid on after the asteroid impact that marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.

Participants will:  

  • gain a stronger understanding of the history of life on Earth

The Adventures of Captain Healthy & Safety Dog: A Live Interactive Puppet Show!

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2014/10/10 - 11:15am
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they learn about hygiene, sun protection, nutrition and healthy eating habits (MyFoodPlate), active play & safety outdoors, and general household safety tips! Sound effects and original music get students up on their feet and moving during the program.

Screenwriting to Die For

Submitted by Hannah on Thu, 2014/10/09 - 12:10pm
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Local young adult paranormal author, JUDITH GRAVES shares her experiences writing scripts for network television and offer tips on the craft of screenwriting. Graves will share tips, tricks, and information about affordable screenwriting programs such as Scrivener, as well how to plot a script using her outline structure, The Bones of the Story. From gripping logline to epic showdown, she’ll provide you with the foundation you’ll need to create your own dreadfully cool scripts.

 

Slime Time!

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2014/10/01 - 8:54am
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to explore their smoky cauldron and mysterious concoctions and make two types of slime! Gooey concoctions are perfect for those wanting to re-live Halloween!

Participating libraries will be shipped all of the necessary supplies to allow their patrons to make slime, live, with the Ann Arbor Museum. Appropriate for K-8 or public library patrons (younger children may need assistance measuring their ingredients).

Prepare for an ooey-gooey time!

Through Irish Eyes

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/09/29 - 10:03am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Why is St. Patrick’s Day such a widely celebrated holiday, and what makes the Irish such a fierce and proud people? In this e-field trip participants look through the Irish perspective and catch a glimpse of what the Irish have endured, why St. Patrick is such an important figure to them, and how Celtic culture has sustained their spirit. 

The Story of the Triangular Tree: The Origins of Christmas Trees

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Mon, 2014/09/22 - 9:49am
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Many of our traditions in North America originated in other countries and were brought by those who immigrated here. Can you imagine hanging your Christmas tree from the ceiling? Why do we even have Christmas trees in our homes at this time of year? In this program, we'll follow the story of the Triangular Tree from the forests of Germany to the modern homes of North America. Participants discover that not all folks were happy to celebrate the season using this tradition and the very first tree in America was not a tree at all!

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef - Repeat Performance!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/12 - 2:23pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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:

Active Brain Boosters for Seniors

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/12 - 8:56am
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join the McMillen Center for Health Education to learn how to keep your brain active. During the program, seniors (or adult learners!) will explore various behaviours that can boost brain performance by participating "in their seat" activities. Participants will learn the importance of staying mentally and physically fit with regular exercise and nutrition.

This presentation is interactive and requires some props, which can be printed out at your library. Files and instructions will be posted soon.

The Adventures of Captain Healthy & Safety Dog: A Live Interactive Puppet Show!

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/09/08 - 3:51pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they learn about hygiene, sun protection, nutrition and healthy eating habits (MyFoodPlate), active play & safety outdoors, and general household safety tips! Sound effects and original music get students up on their feet and moving during the program.