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

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2019/05/02 - 10:49am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 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!
 
This videoconference is a lecture-style presentation intended for library staff. PDFs of titles will be uploaded to the RISE website prior to the event.

How to Hire a Contractor

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2019/03/14 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn ten steps to help ensure a surprise-free home renovation. Presented by David McKee, Better Business Bureau Calgary.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

*this presentation will be recorded and shared on the Marigold Library System YouTube channel

Relationships in a Digital Age (encore presentation)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2019/02/07 - 6:17pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Picture this: A thirteen-year-old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing. She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat.

Unschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2019/02/06 - 10:33am
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Explore how children can learn everything they need to know for post-secondary entrance without curriculum, classes, or school! Find out the theory and practice behind this exciting new educational alternative.

Presented by child development specialist Judy Arnall, author of Unschooling to University.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

*see attachments for PDF and PNG copies of the event poster

Relationships in a Digital Age

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2019/01/04 - 6:02pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Picture this: A thirteen-year-old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing. She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat. One of her classmates who receives the picture takes a screenshot and brings it to the principal. Who is responsible for teaching this young girl about the appropriate use of technology? Is it the school? The parents?
 

Opioid Information Session

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2018/12/05 - 4:02pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

How did we get here? Join Jill Manning from ARCHES Lethbridge for an overview of what opioids are and how they work biologically, including signs and symptoms of an overdose, what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing, and an explanation of Naloxone and where to access kits.

Hosted at Chinook Arch HQ

Living Well on Retirement Income

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 4:40pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Participants will learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses, and live on a retirement income without having to rely on credit to get by.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Cautious Consumerism

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 4:34pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Participants will learn ways to avoid the most common scams and fraud in Canada, and what to do if they become a victim of identity theft.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

*CANCELLED* Raising Financially Fit Kids

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 4:14pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We invite parents to join us for this informative presentation and learn some easy to implement techniques to teach their kids about savings, giving, and spending.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Debt Solutions

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 4:10pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for this informative presentation to learn about the various solutions to managing and reducing debt loads.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library