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

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In today’s complex world, fraudsters are becoming more and more sophisticated – making it difficult for even the savviest seniors to spot a scam. This presentation takes you through the four different types of scams targeting seniors including Investment Scams, Windfall Scams, Heartstring Scams and House & Home Scams. Learn practical tips and tools on what to look for, how to avoid losing money to a fraudster and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.

Host:  Lethbridge Puiblic Library
Presenter:  Better Business Bureau

Train Robbers of the Old West

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2013/06/07 - 12:21pm
Thursday, July 18, 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.

Law @ Lunch - Adoption and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 7:53am
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption. Topics for discussion include:
·        The effect of adoption
·        The adoption process
·        The principles and evidence upon which courts base adoption decisions
·        Rules around confidentiality and disclosure of adoption records

Law @ Lunch - Law and Living Together

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 7:50am
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

What are the legal rights and responsibilities of unmarried people living together as spouses and how do they differ from those of married people? What is a cohabitation agreement and how important is it for people in such relationships to have one? What is an adult interdependent partner and what is the significance of becoming one? This presentation provides an opportunity to look at questions like these. The topics for discussion include care and support of children, inheritance, and property. 

Law @ Lunch - Losing A Job And Wrongful Dismissal

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 7:46am
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In this presentation you’ll learn about:        
·        When a dismissal is ‘wrongful’
·        Rights and responsibilities of employers in situations where an employee is dismissed
·        Rights and responsibilities of someone who loses a job, and

Law @ Lunch - Residential Tenancies

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 7:42am
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

•    Rent
•    Security deposits
•    Termination of tenancies, and
•    Notice.
These are some of the things that will be discussed in this look at legal rights and responsibilities of people renting places to live.

Law @ Lunch - Being An Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 7:39am
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:

•    Gathers in the estate assets

•    Pays the debts

Law @ Lunch - Being An Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 7:37am
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:
•    Gathers in the estate assets
•    Pays the debts
•    Distributes to beneficiaries
•    Generally administers the estate.
You’ll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.
 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:
•    Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:
•    Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent