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 Mon, 2018/08/13 - 3:15pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 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!

Retiring Without Debt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 10:50am
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.

Presented by
Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Homeowner Basics

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 10:47am
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about the costs involved in purchasing and maintaining a home. They will also learn what is required to qualify for a mortgage and decide whether renting or owning is better for them.

Presented by

Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

CANCELED - Planning Financially for Post Secondary School

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 10:43am
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post-secondary schooling. Parents will learn how to talk to their teen about money and plan for school.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

Broadcast live from Okotoks Public Library

Pirate Tales

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:39pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A special event for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast ye, scallywags! Join Storyteller Captain Calum Lykan as part of his crew and listen to tales of skulduggery and high adventure while sailing the seven seas looking for treasure.

This presentation is open to all ages.

*no recording will be provided

Western Irrigation District and Irrigation in Southern Alberta: Past Present and Future

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:31pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will review the crucial role of irrigation in shaping the landscape of Southern Alberta in social and environmental as well as physical dimensions.  The presentation will place a particular focus on the Western Irrigation District and the significant ways in which it has formed and continues to shape the communities in which it provides service.

Backyard Chickens 101: Your Feathered Friends

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/06/14 - 3:36pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will get you thinking about what is involved in keeping backyard chickens and if it is right for you!

Topics covered include:

Hungry Mungry! Feed Me Some Stories

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/06/06 - 11:22am
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for some yummy stories from around the world!

ages 3+

Broadcast from Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

CANCELED! Discovering Dinosaurs!

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

***this program has been canceled***

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.

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.

*recommended for ages 10+

Broadcast from the Saint Louis Zoo
*this session will not be recorded