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

Leisure in Dementia Care for Family and Caregivers

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2018/01/29 - 12:54pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Do you have a loved one with dementia? In this session you will learn:

· What is dementia?
· The art of dementia-friendly communication
· The psychological needs of people with dementia
· What makes an activity meaningful?
· Community resources and support
· Ways to cope with caregiver stress and grief

This is a free presentation, presented by Alberta Health Services Therapeutic Recreation.

Hosted by Coaldale Pubic Library

Winter Speaker Series – Scott Murphy

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 2:10pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Scott Murphy, Fire Management Officer for Waterton Lakes National Park, will speak on his role in the park, the effect wildfire has had on the wildlife in the park, and the underlying positives that may come with a wildfire.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library

**CANCELLED** Winter Speaker Series – Jenny Vandersteen

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 2:08pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CANCELLED  Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Jenny Vandersteen, Fire Guardian, Wildfire Management with Alberta Forestry and Agriculture, will speak of her experiences and share some photography from the field.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library

Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 2:04pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Title: Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Pincher Creek Fire Chief Pat Neumann will speak on the importance of fire prevention and emergency preparedness.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library 

The Vast Green Ocean of Canada

Submitted by robert.chinook on Thu, 2017/11/02 - 12:20pm
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Vast Green Ocean of Canada: Frontier in the National Imagination and the “National Interest”, presented by Professor Claire Campbell. Although we often define energy politics as a form of provincial nationalism – whether maitres chez nous or letting the eastern bastards freeze in the dark – this talk explores a fundamentally Canadian theme at work: the resource frontier.

Taber Public Library Christmas Concert

Submitted by robert.chinook on Thu, 2017/11/02 - 12:14pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Taber Public Library is proud to present Coyote Junction for our annual Christmas Concert. Together, Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction create an ensemble of talented musicians supplemented with excellent harmonies. In this 5 piece band, their passion, talent and drive collide to form something truly memorable and special. Join these teachers/musicians with us here in Taber for a “country” take on Christmas.

Hosted by Taber Public Library

Author Talk - H. C. Hewitt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/10/25 - 9:31am
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Join the celebration as author H. C. Hewitt launches her new novel "Jacob's Place". The author will be doing a reading. Broadcast live from the Hanna Municipal Library.

*CANCELLED* DIY Ergonomics

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2017/10/24 - 7:52am
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Irma Janzen is an occupational therapist who specializes in ergonomics and is the author of DIY Ergonomics: Live Pain-Free and Save Money.  Irma believes that pain and discomfort due to working at the computer, laptop, tablet and phone can be prevented with just a little bit of know-how.
Join Irma to learn about:

  • What bad posture is, and how to correct yours
  • How to adjust any chair to suit your body
  • Equipment and behavioural recommendations for any budget

Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/09/28 - 12:07pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

*CANCELLED* Conflict to Innovation (session for library staff)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2017/09/08 - 9:30am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

How can we structure our conversations to ensure participants are in a state of mind to innovate and not fight, flight or freeze?

Join Marjorie Munroe from Workplace Fairness West as she discusses with library staff how creative change can emerge from conflict.