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

Savvy Consumers – Running an Ethical Enterprise

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:32am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Better Business Bureau’s Eight Standards of Trust creates a framework for running an ethical business.
 

Savvy Consumers – Data & Internet Security

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:29am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
There’s a lot of “phish” in the sea. Learn how not to get caught up in the many forms of fraud on the ‘net. What you need to know to keep yourself and your identity safe online.
 

Savvy Consumers – How to Hire a Contractor

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:22am
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What should you look for in a contractor? How do you choose? What are some of the steps you can take to protect yourself? 10 Steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. 
 

Savvy Consumers - Fraud Fighters

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/22 - 10:12am
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 Pyramid dreams to Ponzi schemes – what you need to know to protect yourself from investment fraud. 

 
Presented in partnership by the Better Business Bureau and Lethbridge Public Library. BBB’s Savvy Consumers education program provides free presentations and information to consumers of all ages, in all walks of life. Funded by BBB’s Accredited Businesses, Savvy Consumers aims to give people the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves from scams, fraudsters, and shady business practices.

Parent Information Night with Launa Clark

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/15 - 10:32am
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

An opportunity for parents to ask those questions about their children’s development that may be keeping you up at night (literally). Launa Clark will answer questions like “Why does my child lie, when I know he knows better?”, “Why is my 3 year old throwing temper tantrums?”, and “Why does my 8 year old tattle all the time?”. Bring your own questions and let’s talk about how understanding child development can support us as parents. Presenter Launa Clark has spent 25 years working with children and families.

Minecraft Programming & Basics for Library Staff

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2016/08/03 - 9:12am
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student, Grant Stewart, as he goes over the basics of Minecraft for library staff. This session will include:

Minecraft Programming & Basics for Library Staff

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2016/08/03 - 9:08am
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student, Grant Stewart, as he goes over the basics of Minecraft for library staff. This session will include:

  • Introduction to Minecraft
  • Basics of Minecraft play/terminology
  • Marigold Minecraft server
  • Minecraft in the library programming ideas

This session is intended for Library Staff only.

Doula Birth Services

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2016/07/25 - 9:04am
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Doula Heather Crossan live via videoconference from the Chestermere Public Library to learn some of the basics needed to prepare for your upcoming birth and first moments postpartum.

www.elitedoula.com

CANCELLED - Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2016/07/13 - 11:32am
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/06/14 - 10:55am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

presented through ABC Life Literacy Canada
 
Money Matters is an in-class, workbook-based program written in clear language. The goal is to increase the numeracy and financial literacy skills of adult newcomers and new Canadians, which in turn leads to increased confidence in dealing with their personal finances and making appropriate financial decisions.