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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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/01 - 10:12am
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In recent years, beekeeping has been receiving more and more attention. Many people are becoming interested in keeping honeybees.Perhaps you would like to have your own hives.There is so much information out there, that beginners might not know where to start. 

This presentation will give you a basic idea of what information to look for and who to ask when you have questions. There will be an overview of equipment, challenges, expenses and potential legal requirements once you decide to start your own honeybee hive.

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2018/01/30 - 3:23pm
Thursday, March 8, 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 spring and summer publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Build your must-have book lists for the spring and summer!

This videoconference is a lecture-style presentation intended for library staff and will be limited to 15 RISE libraries plus the host site. PDFs of titles will be uploaded to the RISE website prior to the event.

Leisure in Dementia Care for Family and Caregivers

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2018/01/29 - 1:54pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Do you have a loved one with dementia? In this session you will learn:

· What is dementia?
· The art of dementia-friendly communication
· The psychological needs of people with dementia
· What makes an activity meaningful?
· Community resources and support
· Ways to cope with caregiver stress and grief

This is a free presentation, presented by Alberta Health Services Therapeutic Recreation.

Hosted by Coaldale Pubic Library

Winter Speaker Series – Scott Murphy

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 3:10pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Scott Murphy, Fire Management Officer for Waterton Lakes National Park, will speak on his role in the park, the effect wildfire has had on the wildlife in the park, and the underlying positives that may come with a wildfire.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library

**CANCELLED** Winter Speaker Series – Jenny Vandersteen

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 3:08pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CANCELLED  Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Jenny Vandersteen, Fire Guardian, Wildfire Management with Alberta Forestry and Agriculture, will speak of her experiences and share some photography from the field.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library

Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 3:04pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Title: Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Pincher Creek Fire Chief Pat Neumann will speak on the importance of fire prevention and emergency preparedness.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library 

The Vast Green Ocean of Canada

Submitted by robert.chinook on Thu, 2017/11/02 - 1:20pm
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Vast Green Ocean of Canada: Frontier in the National Imagination and the “National Interest”, presented by Professor Claire Campbell. Although we often define energy politics as a form of provincial nationalism – whether maitres chez nous or letting the eastern bastards freeze in the dark – this talk explores a fundamentally Canadian theme at work: the resource frontier.

Taber Public Library Christmas Concert

Submitted by robert.chinook on Thu, 2017/11/02 - 1:14pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Taber Public Library is proud to present Coyote Junction for our annual Christmas Concert. Together, Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction create an ensemble of talented musicians supplemented with excellent harmonies. In this 5 piece band, their passion, talent and drive collide to form something truly memorable and special. Join these teachers/musicians with us here in Taber for a “country” take on Christmas.

Hosted by Taber Public Library

Author Talk - H. C. Hewitt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/10/25 - 10:31am
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Join the celebration as author H. C. Hewitt launches her new novel "Jacob's Place". The author will be doing a reading. Broadcast live from the Hanna Municipal Library.

*CANCELLED* DIY Ergonomics

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2017/10/24 - 8:52am
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Irma Janzen is an occupational therapist who specializes in ergonomics and is the author of DIY Ergonomics: Live Pain-Free and Save Money.  Irma believes that pain and discomfort due to working at the computer, laptop, tablet and phone can be prevented with just a little bit of know-how.
Join Irma to learn about:

  • What bad posture is, and how to correct yours
  • How to adjust any chair to suit your body
  • Equipment and behavioural recommendations for any budget