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

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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 jwaugh.marigold 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 jwaugh.marigold 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