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

Pirate Tales

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:39pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A special event for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast ye, scallywags! Join Storyteller Captain Calum Lykan as part of his crew and listen to tales of skulduggery and high adventure while sailing the seven seas looking for treasure.

This presentation is open to all ages.

*no recording will be provided

Western Irrigation District and Irrigation in Southern Alberta: Past Present and Future

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:31pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will review the crucial role of irrigation in shaping the landscape of Southern Alberta in social and environmental as well as physical dimensions.  The presentation will place a particular focus on the Western Irrigation District and the significant ways in which it has formed and continues to shape the communities in which it provides service.
 

Backyard Chickens 101: Your Feathered Friends

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/06/14 - 3:36pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will get you thinking about what is involved in keeping backyard chickens and if it is right for you!

Topics covered include:

Hungry Mungry! Feed Me Some Stories

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/06/06 - 11:22am
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for some yummy stories from around the world!

ages 3+

Broadcast from Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

CANCELED! Discovering Dinosaurs!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 3:18pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

***this program has been canceled***

Explore the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology’s world-famous Dinosaur Hall!

This tour introduces young participants to the science of palaeontology and to different dinosaurs that lived in ancient Alberta. Each stop explores a different curriculum concept like carnivores and herbivores, predators and prey, or plants and the ancient environment.

Grossology: Poop, Vomit, and Slime!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 2:53pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Poop, vomit, and slime make this class a guaranteed gross time!

We’ll investigate why animals do ‘gross’ stuff, how it helps them to survive, and meet some disgusting animals – and you might be surprised by who you’ll meet.

*recommended for ages 10+

Broadcast from the Saint Louis Zoo
*this session will not be recorded

Arctic Discoveries: Polar Bears and a Changing Climate

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 2:29pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Discover why polar bears are facing challenges in their Arctic environment, and how polar bears at the Alaska Zoo provide important insight into wild polar bear research. This program provides participants with a greater understanding of how a changing climate affects the survivability of this iconic Arctic animal.

*recommended for ages 10 - adult

Broadcast from the Alaska Zoo
*this session will not be recorded

Journey Through the Solar System

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 1:54pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Climb aboard NASA’s various space crafts and probes to experience our Solar System in a whole new light!

Live from NASA’s first satellite, Explorer 1, students will explore each of the nine planets through the eyes of NASA’s space probes. Through this exciting, interactive experience, your students will calculate the distance between each planet; explore the differences and similarities of each planet, and discover how gravity plays an important role in the solar system.

*recommended for ages 8 - 12

An Introduction to Essential Oils

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/04/05 - 11:49am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

If you’ve been wondering ‘what’s the deal with essential oils?’ this class will give you all the information you need!

Join us live to learn what essential oils are, how to use them safely, and why they are so effective for promoting wellness. You’ll find out essential oils are a small change you can make to stay happy and healthy. 

Presented by Pamela Werkman

Broadcast from Chestermere Public Library

Campfire Fun! S'more Songs & Stories at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/04/02 - 11:42am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 5 to 10
 
Campfires have the power to bring people together. Grab your family and friends to listen to stories and sing some popular campfire songs! (this is an encore presentation of the July 17 session)

*hosts request each participating location have a staff member or volunteer to monitor children (control the VC remote during sing-a-longs)

Broadcast from Okotoks Public Library
*this session will not be recorded