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

We are all Downstream - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2016/01/05 - 1:26pm
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

We are all Downstream
Anna Garleff and Doug Kaupp from Lethbridge Regional Library

In the development of the film "We Are All Downstream", Oldman Watershed Council’s Anna Garleff had many guides on her tour of the watershed. One was City of Lethbridge Water & Waste Water Manager Doug Kaupp. Together they share the story of bringing safe drinking water to communities.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Blazing a Trail by Covering Our Tracks
Ryan Spencer from California State Parks

The perception of parks as selfcontained, pristine “worlds unto themselves” isn’t always true! Restoring healthy functioning ecosystems represents the newest frontier in park protection. Join Ryan Spencer, PORTS Interpreter, as he shares highlights from the efforts of Del Norte Coast and Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, to restore salmon, shorebird, and mammal habitat.

Here be Dragons - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2016/01/05 - 12:59pm
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Here be Dragons – Microscopic Monsters from the Crown of the Continent
John and Kathleen Hancock from the Pincher Creek Library

Join John & Kathleen on a journey under water to meet and view aquatic creatures that share our local landscape. 

Savvy Seniors: The Big Picture

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:29pm
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Even the savviest seniors may have difficulty spotting today’s increasingly complex scams. This presentation covers all the basics including the four types of fraud targeting seniors and what you can do to protect yourself.

Savvy Seniors: Before you Hire a Contractor

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:28pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We will look at ten simple steps towards a smooth renovation and help you when things go wrong. Protect yourself and join us for this insightful hour.

Savvy Seniors: Just for Caregivers

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:27pm
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Protect the seniors in your life - and their hard earned money. Evaluate risk, identify warning signs, learn how to talk to your senior about protecting themselves and where to find support resources if need be.

Savvy Seniors: House & Home Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:25pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Your home is very likely your biggest asset – scammers know it too. Learn to protect your castle and yourself with practical tips on hiring honest contractors, how to avoid door-to-door, telemarketing, reverse mortgage scams and more.

Savvy Seniors: Heartstrings Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:24pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bereavement, funeral, sweetheart and charity frauds - the nastiest con artists approach victims when they’re most vulnerable.Make sure your money is going exactly where you want it to. Learn how to arm yourself before you find yourself broke - and heartbroken.

Savvy Seniors: Windfall Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:21pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Instant riches offered by sweepstakes, foreign lotteries, work-at-home offers, inheritances -sound too good to be true?If it’s awindfall scam, it is.  Learn how to spot windfall schemes and how to avoid losing your money to a fraudster. 

Savvy Seniors: Investment Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:19pm
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ever wondered what the difference is between a Ponzi and a Pyramid Scheme? In partnership with the Alberta Securities Commission, this presentation offers tips and tools to evaluate new opportunities, spot investment fraud and what you can do if you think you’ve been scammed.