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

CANCELLED - Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/06/14 - 10:51am
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This session has been cancelled due to low registration. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to contact ABC Life Literacy directly if you wish to schedule this session live in your library.

presented through ABC Life Literacy Canada

Service Canada - New Horizons for Seniors Grant Writing Information Session

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2016/06/13 - 8:32am
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Service Canada provides information on Government of Canada programs and services. 

On June 20, Service Canada will be providing an information and grant-writing session on the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports local projects across Canada that encourage social participation and inclusion of seniors.

Please invite local community organizations who may be interested in attending. Please find a poster by Service Canada attached, and add your address to it.

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: The Cure for the Dreaded Mushy Middle of Your Novel

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 2:22pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

During this session we will learn why the middle of your novel is often the most challenging part, and Ronnie will present 9 cures for the “mushy middle.” If your novel has a stellar cast, a hook sure to catch your readers, and a satisfying ending, but the middle is stubbornly uncooperative, you’ll want to be here!
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both new and intermediate writers who are looking to raise their writing skills to the next level.

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: What Every Writer Needs to Know About Publishing Today

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 1:14pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

During this session we will compare and contrast traditional publishing and indie publishing, and explore some real-world applications. This is must-have knowledge for today’s writers!
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both fiction and non-fiction writers who are looking to publish their work.
Hosted by Drumheller Public Library.

Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2016/05/17 - 9:26am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas
Presenters: Dr. Parthiba BalasubramanianDr. Syama Chatterton

Back to the Basics: Using Natural Treatments and Food as Medicine for an Optimal You

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/05/13 - 3:51pm
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hippocrates: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

Modern-day society has presented some astonishing new inventions and discoveries, enriching our lives but also posing new challenges. This lecture will discuss how modern-day influences have impacted our health and well-being, specifically weight management and mood.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area collaborates with community partners to develop strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, including active living, healthy eating, and tobacco reduction. This program will include a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge.

The Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2016/05/09 - 2:35pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Imagine chocolate so good for you that you could eat it for breakfast without guilt.  I know, it sound too good to be true!   The good news is that chocolate is a superfood and when you blend it with dried fruits and nuts the delicious possibilities are endless.

Have a green thumb? Work in health care? Love plants? Read on!

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2016/05/03 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Do you work in health care, or are you interested in working in health care, AND have a green thumb? Maybe you just want an excuse to get your hands dirty? Becoming a Horticultural Therapist would allow you to connect to diverse populations in a wide variety of settings. Horticultural Therapy programs use plants and gardening to enhance emotional, physical, and mental well being. Come have some fun in the dirt with us! Presented by the Royal Botancial Gardens in Ontario, suitable for ages 14-99, and beyond!

Learn to Draw: Pokemon & Calvin

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/26 - 11:41am
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Feeling creative? Listen to some stories and learn to bring characters from Pokemon and Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes) to life in this interactive videoconference.

Recommended for ages 10+.

Participants are required to bring:

  • minimum of 3 sheets plain white paper
  • pencil
  • white eraser
  • pencil crayons/crayons (if they want to colour their drawings)