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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— Garth Carl, CAO Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services

Savvy Consumers – How to Hire a Contractor

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 1:43pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What should you look for in a contractor? How do you choose? What are some of the steps you can take to protect yourself? 10 Steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. 

Savvy Consumers - Fraud Fighters

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 1:42pm
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pyramid dreams to Ponzi schemes - what you need to know to protect yourself from investment fraud.

Better Business Bureau's Savvy Consumers education program provides free presentations and information to consumers of all ages, in all walks of life. Funded by our Accredited Businesses, Savvy Consumers aims to give people the knowledge and the tools they need to protect themselves from scams, fraudsters or shady business practices.

3D Printing in the Library - a session for library staff

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/01/09 - 10:22am
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join Leah Hunter, Library Manager at Delia Municipal Library, for this session for library staff about 3D printing in the library. Leah will discuss the decision to purchase a 3D printer for the library and the trials, tribulations, and successes she’s experienced throughout the process. Questions from library staff are welcomed. Please submit your questions in advance through this online form: Questions will be accepted until February 6, 2017.

Gather 'Round: Tales to Warm Your Heart

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/11/15 - 10:41am
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she shares fun and exciting tales of bears, cookies, and scallywags just in time for the holiday season!

recommended for ages 3+

presented from the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Our Oldman Watershed: What does it mean to be Downstream?

Submitted by Trevor on Thu, 2016/11/10 - 4:58pm
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This interactive presentation with the Oldman Watershed Council will discuss the Council’s new film, that will portray Southern Alberta’s diversity and entrepreneurship via watershed use, and communicate where water comes from, where it goes, and what happens in between. Following the growth of the region from the mid-1700s through to 2060, this presentation draws on the film’s historical photos, interactive maps, and spectacular footage of the people, places, and landscapes related to the Oldman Watershed.

Taber Public Library Christmas Concert

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2016/11/04 - 8:40am
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Taber Public Library for their annual Christmas Concert! This year the concert will feature Simply Harp, including Karin Barg, Mark Rodgers, and Peggy Mezei of the Lethbridge Symphony. The theme for the evening will be Winter Gardening, with beloved classics, carols, and more!

The target audience for this event is families and adults.

Insects in Winter

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2016/11/02 - 7:29am
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn how insects survive in cold winter climates. Except for a few that migrate, most of the insects of spring, summer, and fall are still around in the winter. The question is where and how do they survive the cold? They are actually all around us, but we have to look carefully. What’s fascinating is what changes happen to them to enable them to withstand Canada’s cold winters. Can you find any insect ice cubes?


‘Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2016/11/02 - 7:23am
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn about cacao and chocolate – from rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Learn about the life cycle of the cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter tasting seeds. Finally, discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a timely discussion about Canada's early history, its effects on First Nations of Western Canada and the important issue of reconciliation.

Ashtanga Yoga

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2016/10/03 - 9:35am
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Have you ever wanted to learn a new (to you!) yoga style? Join Danielle Harris as she takes you through the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga. The class will end with a treat: a guided meditation with singing bowls. What could be a better way to end your evening?

This event is being hosted by the Chestermere Public Library and is suitable for participants age 16+.