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

Alien Abduction from the Library

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 9:55am
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

You’re at the Library waiting for the Teen Librarian to start the movie when a girl runs into the room carrying an intimidating ray gun. “Come with me,” she says. “That is, unless you want the Blorax to grab you instead.” What happens next? It’s up to you. Join us for an original branching story and share the experience with participants from other libraries.

Hosted: Grand Prairie Public Library
Presented: Grand Prairie Public Library

Pincher Creek Speaker Series – Roy Davidson

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 9:53am
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Roy Davidson will be here to talk about local history books, “Honour – a Story of the Blackfoot Indians” and “The Place Where the Kootenai Go Up.”

Hosted: Pincher Creek
Presented: Roy Davidson

Pincher Creek Speaker - Larry Frith

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/12 - 5:06pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Larry Frith, professional agrologist and local rancher for 42 years, raising certified organic beef since 1997, will be chatting with us about “Sustainable Ranching.”

Hosted:  Pincher Creek
Presented: Larry Frith

Law@Lunch - Grandparents, Grandchildren, and the Law

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/07 - 4:05pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Grandparents often play a role in the lives...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join other book lovers in this interactive discussion of Conor Grennan's "Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Back the Lost Children of Nepal."

Law @ Lunch - Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:59pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Planting Our Past, Preserving Our Future

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:57pm
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

June Flanagan is a professional botanist, environmental horticulturist and author, as well as the designer of the award-winning Garden of Native Prairie Plants at the Galt Museum & Archives. This program “Planting Our Past, Preserving Our Future” highlights the story behind this garden of truly local species, which was planted by the Society to commemorate its 2009 centennial.

A Taste of Meditation

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:13pm
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Help Yourself Health Series - Self-Hypnosis

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:07pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This interactive lesson will allow participants to experience hypnosis and will teach them how to enter a state of hypnosis on their own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve their lives and to harness the power of their own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Tom Gillis

Law @ Lunch - Grandparents, Grandchildren and the Law

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:05pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm