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

Discovering Dinosaurs!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 3:18pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology’s world-famous Dinosaur Hall!

This tour introduces young participants to the science of palaeontology and to different dinosaurs that lived in ancient Alberta. Each stop explores a different curriculum concept like carnivores and herbivores, predators and prey, or plants and the ancient environment.

After the tour there will be lots of time for questions with our dinosaur experts!

Broadcast from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Grossology: Poop, Vomit, and Slime!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 2:53pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Poop, vomit, and slime make this class a guaranteed gross time!

We’ll investigate why animals do ‘gross’ stuff, how it helps them to survive, and meet some disgusting animals – and you might be surprised by who you’ll meet.

Broadcast from the Saint Louis Zoo

*recommended for ages 10+

Arctic Discoveries: Polar Bears and a Changing Climate

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 2:29pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Discover why polar bears are facing challenges in their Arctic environment, and how polar bears at the Alaska Zoo provide important insight into wild polar bear research. This program provides participants with a greater understanding of how a changing climate affects the survivability of this iconic Arctic animal.

Broadcast from the Alaska Zoo

*recommended for ages 10 - adult

Journey Through the Solar System

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/04/10 - 1:54pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Climb aboard NASA’s various space crafts and probes to experience our Solar System in a whole new light!

Live from NASA’s first satellite, Explorer 1, students will explore each of the nine planets through the eyes of NASA’s space probes. Through this exciting, interactive experience, your students will calculate the distance between each planet; explore the differences and similarities of each planet, and discover how gravity plays an important role in the solar system.

Broadcast from Space Center Houston

An Introduction to Essential Oils

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/04/05 - 11:49am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

If you’ve been wondering ‘what’s the deal with essential oils?’ this class will give you all the information you need!

Join us live to learn what essential oils are, how to use them safely, and why they are so effective for promoting wellness. You’ll find out essential oils are a small change you can make to stay happy and healthy. 

Presented by Pamela Werkman

Broadcast from Chestermere Public Library

Campfire Fun! S'more Songs & Stories at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/04/02 - 11:42am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 5 to 10
 
Campfires have the power to bring people together. Grab your family and friends to listen to stories and sing some popular campfire songs! (this is an encore presentation of the July 17 session)

*hosts request each participating location have a staff member or volunteer to monitor children (control the VC remote during sing-a-longs)

Broadcast from Okotoks Public Library

Campfire Fun! S'more Songs & Stories at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/04/02 - 11:37am
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 5 to 10
 
Campfires have the power to bring people together. Grab your family and friends to listen to stories and sing some popular campfire songs!

*hosts request each participating location have a staff member or volunteer to monitor children (control the VC remote during sing-a-longs)

Broadcast from Okotoks Public Library

see attachments for sing-a-long lyrics handout

Library Lighting Solutions: Calgary Public Library Case Study

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/03/19 - 10:02am
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Looking for innovative solutions to your library's lighting?

Dale Portman, Author of "The Green Horse: My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies"

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/03/05 - 11:57am
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Albertan author Dale Portman for a reading from his book "The Green Horse; My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies"
 

Seeds! Start Gardening from the Beginning

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/03/01 - 10:36am
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

While it is fun to shop the garden centres for ready to go plants the world of seeds from catalogues to in the ground is a whole other experience.  Then there is the whole other world of propagating from seed!

Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, will be talking soil and seeds as we learn about:  seed catalogues; some different techniques of seeding and growing on your seedlings; tips & tricks and pitfalls to avoid; And then how to give your new plants a successful launch come the growing season.