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

Learn to Draw: Pokemon & Calvin

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/26 - 11:36am
Friday, July 22, 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)

Proper Tree and Shrub Pruning for Homeowners

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2016/04/25 - 3:17pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop will cover the what, where, when, why, and how (you are the who!) of pruning trees and shrubs. We will start with three hours of classroom instruction, suitable for both new pruners and those with a solid foundation looking to improve their skills. Local attendees will have the opportunity for some hands on practice in the community in the afternoon.

Hosted by Drumheller Public Library
Presenter Maureen Sexsmith-West, ISA Certified Arborist, owner of Ladybug Arborists

‘Artists’ Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/04/25 - 8:53am
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 ‘Artists’ Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

CANCELLED - Grossology

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 4:29pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Poop, vomit, and slime

make this class a guaranteed gross time! We’ll investigate why animals do ‘gross’ stuff, how it helps them to survive, and meet some disgusting animals – and you might be surprised by who you’ll meet!

Recommended for ages 10+
Presented by the St. Louis Zoo

*see attachments for Program Guide


Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 11:10am
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Set sail during the Golden Age of Piracy to learn about the reality of pirates! Participants will be introduced to the stereotypical concepts of pirates and discuss where images of hooks, peg legs and eye patches originated. By examining such pirates as Edward Teach, otherwise known as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Calico Jack, participants will learn about the lives of real pirates.

Floating Food and Puffy Faces - Is Living in Space Just Like Life on Earth?

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 11:02am
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Arctic Discoveries - Gray Wolves of Alaska

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2016/04/19 - 12:20pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

With this year's TD Summer Reading Program theme being "Wild," it is the perfect opportunity to invite your young patrons ages 5-11 into your library to meet a real live wolf! Okay, so they will be meeting them on screen, but your young patrons are sure to be mesmerized by this educational, 45 minute videconference opportunity hosted by the Alaska Zoo and their wolf pack. 

Promotional poster attached below.

Gentle Yin Yoga

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2016/04/12 - 10:46am
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A disaster can strike anyone at any time. Are you prepared? This video conference will include information on the three steps in being prepared for a disaster to hit, including: knowing the risks, making a plan, and preparing a kit. Learn how to be prepared to survive for up to 72 hours with minimal assistance.

Remembering: Part of the Grief Experience

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2016/04/04 - 3:25pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The role of ritual, symbol and story in healthy transition
In this presentation, Rick Bergh will help you to understand the significance of connecting bonds in grief work. Come and explore how you can remember your loved ones who have passed through symbol, story and ritual. Learn how you might intentionally incorporate your unique ways and methods of remembering into your grief experience. It will allow you to honour him or her and enable you to move forward.