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

Crafts & Hobbies

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?

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;

Backyard Chickens 101: Your Feathered Friends

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/06/14 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will get you thinking about what is involved in keeping backyard chickens and if it is right for you!

Topics covered include:

So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/01 - 9:12am
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.
 

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 3)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:15pm
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 - 10:11pm
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 - 9:52pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn to Draw: Pokemon & Calvin

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/26 - 10:41am
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 - 10:36am
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 - 1:58pm
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.