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 Seniors: House & Home Scams

Submitted by John on Wed, 2015/12/23 - 1:25pm
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 - 1:24pm
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 - 1:21pm
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 - 1:19pm
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 - 1:18pm
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 - 4:14pm
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.

Money Talks: Retirement Planning

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2015/12/08 - 10:08am
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 We’ll show you how to make your money work for you to ensure you’re on the path to realizing your retirement dreams.

Presenter: Servus Credit Union

Host: Lethbridge Public Library (Main)

The Nature of our Holiday Traditions

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2015/11/10 - 10:36am
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Holiday plants all have special stories to tell – the spices and herbs we cook with and the plants we decorate with.  We’ll explore these stories and their history while creating our own pomander remembering that you are carrying on ancient traditions from all over the world.  And don’t forget about the wish for the bees!

A City Transformed by Wartime Demands

Submitted by John on Mon, 2015/11/02 - 10:35am
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Robert Rutherdale will be presenting his lecture "A City Transformed by Wartime Demands: Raising a Force, Civilian Support, and Commemorating the Sacrifice in Lethbridge, Alberta during the Great War” 

Law at Your Library: Legal Information - We'll Make it Easier

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2015/09/21 - 8:21am
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Are you curious about the law? Learn about freely available, quality legal and community support information in this hands-on program. Presented by Alberta Law Libraries in conjunction with the Calgary Public Library.