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

Science & Technology

Discovering Dinosaurs!

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

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.

After the tour there will be lots of time for questions with our dinosaur experts!

Broadcast from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

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.

Broadcast from Space Center Houston

Kids Can Code at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/06/07 - 2:16pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student Grant Stewart as he shares about resources available to teach coding to children and how to run kids coding programs at your library.

This session will include:

  • Coding Basics/Terminology
  • Online Coding Resources
  • Children's Coding Program Ideas

This session will last approximately 45 minutes; 30 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions

Minecraft in the Library: How to Run Minecraft Programs

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/06/07 - 2:05pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student Grant Stewart as he goes over the basics of Minecraft and how library staff can create and run their own Minecraft programs.

This session will include:

  • Introduction to Minecraft
  • Basics of Minecraft Play/Terminology
  • Minecraft Programming Ideas
  • Marigold Minecraft Server

This session will last approximately 45 minutes; 30 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions

Savvy Consumers – Data and Internet Safety

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:44pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
There’s lots of “phish” in the sea. Learn how not to get caught up in the many forms of fraud on the ‘net. What you need to know to keep yourself and your identity safe online.
 

3D Printing in the Library - a session for library staff

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/01/09 - 11:22am
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join Leah Hunter, Library Manager at Delia Municipal Library, for this session for library staff about 3D printing in the library. Leah will discuss the decision to purchase a 3D printer for the library and the trials, tribulations, and successes she’s experienced throughout the process. Questions from library staff are welcomed. Please submit your questions in advance through this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6BQJC Questions will be accepted until February 6, 2017.

Back to the Basics: Using Natural Treatments and Food as Medicine for an Optimal You

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/05/13 - 3:51pm
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hippocrates: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

Modern-day society has presented some astonishing new inventions and discoveries, enriching our lives but also posing new challenges. This lecture will discuss how modern-day influences have impacted our health and well-being, specifically weight management and mood.

CANCELLED - Grossology

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 4:29pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CANCELLED

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+
Presented by the St. Louis Zoo

*see attachments for Program Guide

Floating Food and Puffy Faces - Is Living in Space Just Like Life on Earth?

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 11:02am
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Arctic Discoveries - Gray Wolves of Alaska

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2016/04/19 - 12:20pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

With this year's TD Summer Reading Program theme being "Wild," it is the perfect opportunity to invite your young patrons ages 5-11 into your library to meet a real live wolf! Okay, so they will be meeting them on screen, but your young patrons are sure to be mesmerized by this educational, 45 minute videconference opportunity hosted by the Alaska Zoo and their wolf pack. 

Promotional poster attached below.