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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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Literary Arts

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

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: The Cure for the Dreaded Mushy Middle of Your Novel

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 2:22pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

During this session we will learn why the middle of your novel is often the most challenging part, and Ronnie will present 9 cures for the “mushy middle.” If your novel has a stellar cast, a hook sure to catch your readers, and a satisfying ending, but the middle is stubbornly uncooperative, you’ll want to be here!
 
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both new and intermediate writers who are looking to raise their writing skills to the next level.
 

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: What Every Writer Needs to Know About Publishing Today

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 1:14pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

During this session we will compare and contrast traditional publishing and indie publishing, and explore some real-world applications. This is must-have knowledge for today’s writers!
 
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both fiction and non-fiction writers who are looking to publish their work.
 
Hosted by Drumheller Public Library.

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.

Run, Run, You Can't Catch Me!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 1:15pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Watch Out! The WILD ones are looking for you and they are hungry!  RUN!
Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she provides this lively program to compliment the TD Summer Reading theme "Wild".

Intended audience: Ages 3+
presented from the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Free Range Poetry: On the Trail with Canadian Western Poet Doris Daley

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/03/29 - 9:29am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta born, award-winning western/cowboy poet Doris Daley started her "professional" poetry career 20 years ago with one poem and a complimentary ticket to  a barbeque.  Now she is at home on stages throughout Canada and the U.S., at campfires large and small, at private parties, corporate events and North America's most iconic cowboy poetry gatherings.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Wed, 2015/12/16 - 5:14pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

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.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2015/07/27 - 3:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

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 fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Bios on the Dewey Divas can be found here. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!