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

RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 11!! Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:24am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:22am
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

Do-It-Yourself Ergonomics with Irma Janzen

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:16am
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

Many people complain of aches and pains and either spend large amounts of money seeking help, or simply resign themselves to the “fact” that they will have to live with pain. 

Irma Janzen is an occupational therapist who specializes in ergonomics and is the author of DIY Ergonomics: Live Pain-Free and Save Money.  Irma believes that pain and discomfort due to working at the computer, laptop, tablet and phone can be prevented with just a little bit of know-how. 

Teens in the Library: Spaces, Collections, and Programs for Grades 7-12

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/07/06 - 11:25am
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

What do you do with teens in the library?  How do you make sure the library is a welcoming space and reflects their needs?  Join Paige, the teenbrarian at Lethbridge Public Library as she shares successes (and failures) in her work with library teens.

*session for library staff only

Kids & Family Reading Report (Scholastic Canada)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2017/06/30 - 9:14am
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Library staff, learn at lunch!

Earlier this year, Scholastic Canada released its first Kids & Family Reading ReportTM, Canadian Edition. This report is a landmark nationally representative survey conducted in English and French that explores the attitudes and behaviors around reading of children ages 6–17 and their parents, as well as parents of kids ages 0–5. Learn more about the results in this videoconference presentation.

Learning Modules for Everyone: More Than Just Kits (session for library staff)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/06/21 - 11:02am
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Willow Schnell of the New Sarepta Public Library as she addresses the continual issue of needing to instruct patrons one-on-one when offering new technology, materials, programs and services.

Kids Can Code at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/06/07 - 2:16pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student Grant Stewart as he shares about resources available to teach coding to children and how to run kids coding programs at your library.

This session will include:

  • Coding Basics/Terminology
  • Online Coding Resources
  • Children's Coding Program Ideas

This session will last approximately 45 minutes; 30 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions

Minecraft in the Library: How to Run Minecraft Programs

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/06/07 - 2:05pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student Grant Stewart as he goes over the basics of Minecraft and how library staff can create and run their own Minecraft programs.

This session will include:

  • Introduction to Minecraft
  • Basics of Minecraft Play/Terminology
  • Minecraft Programming Ideas
  • Marigold Minecraft Server

This session will last approximately 45 minutes; 30 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questions

Oh Canada! Our Home and Native Land

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2017/05/02 - 11:27am
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

for ages 3+

Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she shares fun stories from across Canada.

presented from Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Library Storytimes - an encore presentation

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/04/13 - 10:02am
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*for library staff only

Join Lara Grunow from the Okotoks Public Library as she provides a brief overview on how to plan and facilitate preschool programs for children (2 - 6), both parented and unparented. Templates for structuring a class and ideas of where to find craft, rhymes and song ideas will be shared.