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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Dale Portman, Author of "The Green Horse: My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies"

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/03/05 - 10:57am
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Albertan author Dale Portman for a reading from his book "The Green Horse; My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies"

Seeds! Start Gardening from the Beginning

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/03/01 - 9:36am
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

While it is fun to shop the garden centres for ready to go plants the world of seeds from catalogues to in the ground is a whole other experience.  Then there is the whole other world of propagating from seed!

Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, will be talking soil and seeds as we learn about:  seed catalogues; some different techniques of seeding and growing on your seedlings; tips & tricks and pitfalls to avoid; And then how to give your new plants a successful launch come the growing season.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

*session for Library Staff only

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 2:01pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This session is for expectant parents who want to plan ahead for maternity and parental leave and be prepared for the new expenses that come with a new arrival.

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

Irregular Income

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 1:57pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Participants will learn how to manage irregular income. Intended for hourly, seasonal, commission, contract, or self-employed individuals.

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

April Showers Bring May Flowers! Stories & Rhymes to Welcome Spring

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 12:13pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Find out what happens when the Wind and the Sun have a Contest and Little Mousie Bride meets up with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for stories and rhymes to welcome spring!

No Space, No Problem! Vertical Gardening with Donna Balzer

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/02/20 - 10:13am
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join renowned horticulturist, speaker, and author Donna Balzer as she explains how you can cultivate more food in vertical gardens.

Multiply your yields faster than breeding bunnies without expanding your space. Growing more food more efficiently by growing vertically lets you raise more edibles in a smaller space than you thought possible!

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/02/16 - 1:14pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society

Presented live from the Strathmore Municipal Library

So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/01 - 9:12am
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In recent years, beekeeping has been receiving more and more attention. Many people are becoming interested in keeping honeybees.Perhaps you would like to have your own hives.There is so much information out there, that beginners might not know where to start. 

This presentation will give you a basic idea of what information to look for and who to ask when you have questions. There will be an overview of equipment, challenges, expenses and potential legal requirements once you decide to start your own honeybee hive.

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2018/01/30 - 2:23pm
Thursday, March 8, 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 spring and summer publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Build your must-have book lists for the spring and summer!

This videoconference is a lecture-style presentation intended for library staff and will be limited to 15 RISE libraries plus the host site. PDFs of titles will be uploaded to the RISE website prior to the event.