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

Law @ Lunch: An Enduring Power of Attorney

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 11:34am
Wednesday, March 20, 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

Law @ Lunch: Looking After Dependent Parents

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 11:31am
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That’s the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents, (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we’re called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these situations and the options available to address them. Areas for discussion include:

How to Understand and Manage Cyber-Bullying

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 11:29am
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Session facilitated by Registered Provisional Psychologist David Small
Cyber-bullying presents multiple challenges for youth, parents and school systems. This presentation offers an introduction to cyber-bullying and examines the impact of cyber-bullying on normal social development. Practical solutions are offered to parents and adolescents as a means of increasing the awareness and management of this global phenomenon.

Hosted: Okotoks Public Library

Horticulture – More than Just Tomatoes – Heritage Varieties for Albertans

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 11:26am
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn the value of heritage varieties of edibles (and other plants) for home gardens today as Janet shares the history and characteristics of some of the plants that were grown in Alberta from the early 1900s.

Hosted: Janet Melrose
Presented: Olds Municipal Library

Law @ Lunch: Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 10:45am
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Driver’s license information, SIN number, credit cards, medical records, banking information, passport … There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity. Questions for discussion include:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library
Presented: Lethbridge Public Library

Alien Abduction from the Library

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 8:55am
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 - 8:53am
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 - 4:06pm
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 - 3:05pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Grandparents often play a role in the lives...