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.

Introduction to Reiki

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/09/07 - 3:41pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Curious about Reiki?
Join us for this informative presentation introducing Reiki and explaning how it works, and how it can benefit your life.

There will be a demonstration and time for questions.

Presented by Sacred Winds Wholistic Healing for Women

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Edible Gifts for the Season

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/09/04 - 4:13pm
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;

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. 

http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org

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

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2018/08/13 - 3:15pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!
 

Retiring Without Debt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 10:50am
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.

Presented by
Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Homeowner Basics

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 10:47am
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about the costs involved in purchasing and maintaining a home. They will also learn what is required to qualify for a mortgage and decide whether renting or owning is better for them.

Presented by

Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

CANCELED - Planning Financially for Post Secondary School

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 10:43am
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

***CANCELED***

This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post-secondary schooling. Parents will learn how to talk to their teen about money and plan for school.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator nomoredebts.org mymoneycoach.ca

Broadcast live from Okotoks Public Library

Pirate Tales

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:39pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A special event for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast ye, scallywags! Join Storyteller Captain Calum Lykan as part of his crew and listen to tales of skulduggery and high adventure while sailing the seven seas looking for treasure.

This presentation is open to all ages.

*no recording will be provided