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

Gardening & Nature

Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 3:04pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Title: Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Pincher Creek Fire Chief Pat Neumann will speak on the importance of fire prevention and emergency preparedness.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library 

CANCELLED - Gardening in Southern Alberta

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2017/03/21 - 8:56am
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
This program has been cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Insects in Winter

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2016/11/02 - 8:29am
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn how insects survive in cold winter climates. Except for a few that migrate, most of the insects of spring, summer, and fall are still around in the winter. The question is where and how do they survive the cold? They are actually all around us, but we have to look carefully. What’s fascinating is what changes happen to them to enable them to withstand Canada’s cold winters. Can you find any insect ice cubes?


‘Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2016/11/02 - 8:23am
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn about cacao and chocolate – from rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Learn about the life cycle of the cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter tasting seeds. Finally, discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows.

Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2016/05/17 - 9:26am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas
Presenters: Dr. Parthiba BalasubramanianDr. Syama Chatterton

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.

Have a green thumb? Work in health care? Love plants? Read on!

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2016/05/03 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Do you work in health care, or are you interested in working in health care, AND have a green thumb? Maybe you just want an excuse to get your hands dirty? Becoming a Horticultural Therapist would allow you to connect to diverse populations in a wide variety of settings. Horticultural Therapy programs use plants and gardening to enhance emotional, physical, and mental well being. Come have some fun in the dirt with us! Presented by the Royal Botancial Gardens in Ontario, suitable for ages 14-99, and beyond!

Proper Tree and Shrub Pruning for Homeowners

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2016/04/25 - 3:17pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop will cover the what, where, when, why, and how (you are the who!) of pruning trees and shrubs. We will start with three hours of classroom instruction, suitable for both new pruners and those with a solid foundation looking to improve their skills. Local attendees will have the opportunity for some hands on practice in the community in the afternoon.

Hosted by Drumheller Public Library
Presenter Maureen Sexsmith-West, ISA Certified Arborist, owner of Ladybug Arborists

‘Artists’ Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/04/25 - 8:53am
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 ‘Artists’ Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

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.