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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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. 

Savvy Seniors: The Big Picture

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 2:18pm
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:00am - 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. 

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Wed, 2015/12/16 - 5:14pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

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 spring and summer publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens.