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

Gardening and Horticulture - Gardens that Heal

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 12:32pm
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 - 12:31pm
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 - 12:30pm
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 - 4:15pm
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

Tech Talk Troubleshooting

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 4:07pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Want to solve common problems like not being able to see yourself, or be heard by others? This session will provide suggestions on how to fix common problems and what information to report to HQ helpdesk staff if the problem needs to be escalated. This intermediate level session is intended for staff who are already familiar with the basic functions of the videoconference equipment.

Presented: James Vent
Hosted:  Marigold Library System

Tech Talk Call a Colleague

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 4:04pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The RISE Network was designed to make calling point-to-point easy. This Session will show you how you can call another videoconference site (even if they're not a RISE location) when you need to, without any lead time or without having to contact your RISE Consultant.

Presented: James Vent
Hosted:  Marigold Library System

Tech Talk VC 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 3:58pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

In this Tech Talk, you’ll get the chance to get better acquainted with you videoconference remote control including how to adjust your videoconference camera and microphone.

Tech Talk VC 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/19 - 3:48pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

In this Tech Talk, you’ll get the chance to get better acquainted with you videoconference remote control including how to adjust your videoconference camera and microphone.

Presented: Marigold Library System
Hosted: James Vent

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

Horticulture – The New Face of Ancient Grains

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn how to use sprouted kamut and quinoa to support a healthy lifestyle. Hear from Holistic Nutritionist, Rick Kohut, on these amazing and ancient superfoods including heir benefits and
delicious recipes.

Hosted by: Olds Municipal Library
Presented by: Rick Kohut