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

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a timely discussion about Canada's early history, its effects on First Nations of Western Canada and the important issue of reconciliation.

Parent Information Night with Launa Clark

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2016/08/15 - 10:32am
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

An opportunity for parents to ask those questions about their children’s development that may be keeping you up at night (literally). Launa Clark will answer questions like “Why does my child lie, when I know he knows better?”, “Why is my 3 year old throwing temper tantrums?”, and “Why does my 8 year old tattle all the time?”. Bring your own questions and let’s talk about how understanding child development can support us as parents. Presenter Launa Clark has spent 25 years working with children and families.

CANCELLED - Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2016/07/13 - 11:32am
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

CANCELLED - Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/06/14 - 10:55am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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
 

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.

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.

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.

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 - 2:10pm
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.