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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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CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/09/04 - 2:33pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project currently offers a free and searchable listing of over 18,000 know Canadian cemeteries.  Information is continually being added by dedicated volunteers.  Join Jennifer Young as she talks about her experience with CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project and how you can become a cemetery sleuth. 

http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Western Irrigation District and Irrigation in Southern Alberta: Past Present and Future

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:31pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will review the crucial role of irrigation in shaping the landscape of Southern Alberta in social and environmental as well as physical dimensions.  The presentation will place a particular focus on the Western Irrigation District and the significant ways in which it has formed and continues to shape the communities in which it provides service.
 

Pirates!

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.

Through Irish Eyes

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2014/09/29 - 10:03am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Why is St. Patrick’s Day such a widely celebrated holiday, and what makes the Irish such a fierce and proud people? In this e-field trip participants look through the Irish perspective and catch a glimpse of what the Irish have endured, why St. Patrick is such an important figure to them, and how Celtic culture has sustained their spirit. 

Author Talk: Tyler Trafford, author of "Almost a Great Escape"

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2014/04/01 - 1:06pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

GOT A FAMILY STORY?
 
Meet Tyler Trafford author of "Almost a Great Escape: A Found Story."  Learn how Tyler turned his mother’s story into a creative non-fiction Best Seller. Get enthused about structuring and writing your own family story.
 
Top 10 Alberta Readers’ Choice
 
 “A family history full of loss, secrets and the famous wartime Great Escape.”
Eric Volmer, Calgary Herald