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

How to Get Started Gardening in Southern Alberta

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/27 - 9:51am
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you new to Southern Alberta?  New to gardening? Or do you have a new space, and aren’t sure where to start?  We’ll help you get direction and inspiration through a review of foundational principles, a discussion of our region’s particular considerations, and tips for organizing your time, ideas, and budget.

Mental Wellness Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/27 - 9:47am
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Claresholm Mental Health Clinic has put together an interactive and informative workshop, to aid people caring for those with Dementia. There will be information handouts as well as activities for the group to get a better understading of caring for Dementia patients.

Host: Claresholm Public Library
Presenter: TBA

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/26 - 5:23pm
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Reef HQ is the Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef. The Introduction to the Great barrier Reef program gives students of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. This innovative education program is age-specific and allows students to work towards objectives outlined in school curriculum. All Reef Videoconferencing Programs are supported by our Reef Education web site

Presented by: Reef HQ Aquarium (Australia)
Hosted by: Marigold Library System

Knights, Castles, and Kings

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/26 - 12:48pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Knights in shining armor, legendary queens, towering castles and fantastic beasts populate the pages of fairy tales and capture our imagination. But where does the fantasy merge with fact? In this program, students will be introduced to noble life in the Middle Ages through arms and armor, courtly and religious objects in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art. They will be asked to observe, comment on what they see, question, and draw conclusions about the role of castles, knights and kings in medieval society.

Presented by: The Cleveland Museum of Art

Train Robbers of the Old West

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/02/25 - 3:07pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

With great expansion and settlement of the West also came something a little more undesirable; the Outlaws. As soon as the tracks were laid bad guys began turning their attention from robbing banks to the railroads crossing vast open country carrying money, goods and passengers, with only the train’s crew as defense.

In this session we will explore the following robberies out of the many that took place in the old west.

Gardening and Horticulture - Container Gardening

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:33pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn how to create containers that can transition through the seasons. Zoo container fanatics will share the best plants to use, planting tips, benefits of different types of containers. This program includes a demonstration.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems

Gardening and Horticulture - Gardens that Heal

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:32pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We all know that gardening is good for our souls and for keeping our bodies moving, but did you know that gardening is being used by health care practitioners that work with patients?  Horticultural therapy allows people with physical and mental disabilities to benefit from the healing powers of gardens and gardening.  Maybe it can help someone in your life, or perhaps you might have something to offer this fascinating blending of gardening and therapy.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems

Gardening and Horticulture - Soil: It's not just dirt!

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:31pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This informative session will introduce the basics of soil composition and how soil functions to support the plants so important to gardeners.  We'll discuss how to determine your soil quality, how to improve your soil, and how to keep in in peak condition.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems

Gardening and Horticulture - Water Wise Gardening

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:30pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

How can you design and maintain a garden using less water? What plants to use and how to best make this space easy to maintain and good for mother nature.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems

Tech Talk Jabber (iPad)

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 5:15pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Learn how to install Jabber on an iPad- from adjusting your microphone and camera, calling sites or individuals, and adding and deleting contacts to and from your favorite(s) list.  Learn troubleshooting techniques and where to find number(s) to call will also be discussed in this session.

Thursday has been cancelled due to Dewey Divas

Presented: James Vent
Hosted:  Marigold Library System