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


Homeschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/09/24 - 1:27pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Considering homeschooling?

Join us for this informative presentation to learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/09/04 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project currently offers a free and searchable listing of over 18,000 know Canadian cemeteries.  Information is continually being added by dedicated volunteers.  Join Jennifer Young as she talks about her experience with CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project and how you can become a cemetery sleuth.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Paws for Reading

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/08/23 - 12:16pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Kids reading to dogs is a popular program at many libraries. These programs are designed to help young kids improve their confidence in reading out loud by reading to a dog.

Join Steve King, president of Community Therapy Dogs (Chestermere) to learn about their Listening Tails program.

This program is suitable for library patrons and library staff. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Broadcast from Chestermere Public Library

Library Lighting Solutions: Calgary Public Library Case Study

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/03/19 - 10:02am
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Looking for innovative solutions to your library's lighting?

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

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.

*CANCELLED* Conflict to Innovation (session for library staff)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2017/09/08 - 10:30am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

How can we structure our conversations to ensure participants are in a state of mind to innovate and not fight, flight or freeze?

Join Marjorie Munroe from Workplace Fairness West as she discusses with library staff how creative change can emerge from conflict.

Oh Canada! Our Home and Native Land

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2017/05/02 - 11:27am
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

for ages 3+

Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she shares fun stories from across Canada.

presented from Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Gather 'Round: Tales to Warm Your Heart

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/11/15 - 11:41am
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she shares fun and exciting tales of bears, cookies, and scallywags just in time for the holiday season!

recommended for ages 3+

presented from the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Our Oldman Watershed: What does it mean to be Downstream?

Submitted by Trevor on Thu, 2016/11/10 - 5:58pm
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This interactive presentation with the Oldman Watershed Council will discuss the Council’s new film, that will portray Southern Alberta’s diversity and entrepreneurship via watershed use, and communicate where water comes from, where it goes, and what happens in between. Following the growth of the region from the mid-1700s through to 2060, this presentation draws on the film’s historical photos, interactive maps, and spectacular footage of the people, places, and landscapes related to the Oldman Watershed.