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

April Showers Bring May Flowers! Stories & Rhymes to Welcome Spring

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 1:13pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Find out what happens when the Wind and the Sun have a Contest and Little Mousie Bride meets up with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for stories and rhymes to welcome spring!

No Space, No Problem! Vertical Gardening with Donna Balzer

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/02/20 - 11:13am
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join renowned horticulturist, speaker, and author Donna Balzer as she explains how you can cultivate more food in vertical gardens.

Multiply your yields faster than breeding bunnies without expanding your space. Growing more food more efficiently by growing vertically lets you raise more edibles in a smaller space than you thought possible!

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/02/16 - 2:14pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society

Presented live from the Strathmore Municipal Library

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.