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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— Garth Carl, CAO Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services

Beekeeping 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/11/01 - 7:58am
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
In recent years, beekeeping has been receiving more and more attention. Many people are becoming interested in keeping honeybees. But where do you start?

Taber Public Library’s Annual Christmas Concert – Global Drums

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2018/10/30 - 3:26pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Taber Public Library for their annual Christmas Concert! This year we are proud to host Global Drums, under the leadership of Adam Mason of the University of Lethbridge. This is a percussion band that has performed internationally, with emphasis on steel drums. TPL is excited to host Global Drums before they head off to England to perform shortly before Christmas.

Hosted by Taber Public Library

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/09/27 - 1:20pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*for Library Staff

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days.

Homeschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/09/24 - 12:27pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Considering homeschooling?

Join us for this informative presentation to learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.

Introduction to Reiki

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/09/07 - 2:41pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Curious about Reiki?
Join us for this informative presentation introducing Reiki and explaning how it works, and how it can benefit your life.

There will be a demonstration and time for questions.

Presented by Sacred Winds Wholistic Healing for Women

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Edible Gifts for the Season

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/09/04 - 3:13pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Homemade gifts are valued by all, and especially if they are edible!

Everyone has their family traditions for baking and other tasty treats, but there is a world of edible gifts beyond tradition that can make the season special for your family and friends. This presentation will feature demonstrations where people can see techniques in action as well as finished products. 

Learn all about:

  • traditions of gifting with edibles;
  • ideas for 2018; tips for planning ahead;

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/09/04 - 1:33pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project currently offers a free and searchable listing of over 18,000 know Canadian cemeteries.  Information is continually being added by dedicated volunteers.  Join Jennifer Young as she talks about her experience with CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project and how you can become a cemetery sleuth.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Paws for Reading

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/08/23 - 11:16am
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Kids reading to dogs is a popular program at many libraries. These programs are designed to help young kids improve their confidence in reading out loud by reading to a dog.

Join Steve King, president of Community Therapy Dogs (Chestermere) to learn about their Listening Tails program.

This program is suitable for library patrons and library staff. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Broadcast from Chestermere Public Library

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2018/08/13 - 2:15pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!

Retiring Without Debt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 9:50am
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.

Presented by
Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library