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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Service Canada - New Horizons for Seniors Grant Writing Information Session

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/06/13 - 7:32am
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.

Pirates!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 10:10am
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.

Arctic Discoveries - Gray Wolves of Alaska

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/19 - 11:20am
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.

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.

Let's Talk About Concussions

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 1:10pm
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

During this session, information will be shared on how to recognize a concussion, initial management of concussions, and long-term treatment and rehabilitation from concussions.

Presented by Rebecca Spiers, Athletic Therapist/President at Collegiate Sports Medicine in Olds, Alberta, this seminar is intended for coaches, parents, teachers, athletes, and anyone else interested in learning about concussions.

Hosted by Olds Municipal Library. 

The Memory Project - Veteran's Visit

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 10:33am
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Memory Project is a nationwide bilingual project that connects Veterans and Canadian forces personnel with the opportunity to share their stories with Canadians in classrooms and community forums.
 

Resume Information Session

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/03/08 - 8:49am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta is experiencing an economic downturn, and never has it been more important for those seeking employment to have a resume that will capture a potential employer’s eye. So what are job seekers to do? In this informative resume information session, you will learn resume do’s & don’ts, uncover cover letter tips & mistakes, explore networking opportunities, and discover what Being Human Services can offer you. Presented by Bob Will from Being Human Services via videoconference from the Redcliff Public Library.

7 Steps to Success

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/02/25 - 4:09pm
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What does “success” mean to you?  Is it more money, a better relationship, recognition? Are your bills, poor decisions, lack of support…your “life” dictating your goals…or are you? Learn how practicing seven simple steps can put you on a path of achieving your personal and or professional success! 

Presented by Life Coach Sandra Oleksiw. http://sandraoleksiw.weebly.com/  and hosted by the High River Library.

A City Transformed by Wartime Demands

Submitted by John on Mon, 2015/11/02 - 10:35am
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Robert Rutherdale will be presenting his lecture "A City Transformed by Wartime Demands: Raising a Force, Civilian Support, and Commemorating the Sacrifice in Lethbridge, Alberta during the Great War” 

A Museum at Work

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2015/03/31 - 1:24pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Are you, your child or friend thinking about college or university? Are you talking about career planning? Although the Royal Tyrrell Museum is a museum of palaeontology, only a few of our staff are palaeontologists. Meet some of the other people that make the Museum work—fossil technicians, educators, exhibit designers, librarians, marketing staff, and more!