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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Crafts & Hobbies

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 3)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:15pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 2)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:11pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 1)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:52pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn to Draw: Pokemon & Calvin

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/26 - 11:41am
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Feeling creative? Listen to some stories and learn to bring characters from Pokemon and Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes) to life in this interactive videoconference.

Recommended for ages 10+.

Participants are required to bring:

  • minimum of 3 sheets plain white paper
  • pencil
  • white eraser
  • pencil crayons/crayons (if they want to colour their drawings)

Learn to Draw: Pokemon & Calvin

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/26 - 11:36am
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Feeling creative? Listen to some stories and learn to bring characters from Pokemon and Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes) to life in this interactive videoconference.

Recommended for ages 10+.

Participants are required to bring:

  • minimum of 3 sheets plain white paper
  • pencil
  • white eraser
  • pencil crayons/crayons (if they want to colour their drawings)

Author Talk: Karon Argue

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/04/01 - 2:58pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Karon Argue, author and illustrator of the children's book The Smooch, will share her story of resilience and perseverance through several health complications. Karon lives in High River and her inspiration as an artist incorporates her visual arts background with her own physical challenges.

When acclaimed children's author Robert Munsch told Karon, "You're good, get going" (Routes magazine, 2013), she took it to heart - in spite of Type 1 Diabetes, blindness, and a kidney transplant in 2015.

The Nature of our Holiday Traditions

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2015/11/10 - 11:36am
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Holiday plants all have special stories to tell – the spices and herbs we cook with and the plants we decorate with.  We’ll explore these stories and their history while creating our own pomander remembering that you are carrying on ancient traditions from all over the world.  And don’t forget about the wish for the bees!

Photographs and Memory

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2015/02/20 - 9:44am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by: Caroline Loewen
Manager/Curator of the Southwest Region of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program
 

Slime Time!

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2014/10/01 - 8:54am
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to explore their smoky cauldron and mysterious concoctions and make two types of slime! Gooey concoctions are perfect for those wanting to re-live Halloween!

Participating libraries will be shipped all of the necessary supplies to allow their patrons to make slime, live, with the Ann Arbor Museum. Appropriate for K-8 or public library patrons (younger children may need assistance measuring their ingredients).

Prepare for an ooey-gooey time!