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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A City Transformed by Wartime Demands

Submitted by John on Mon, 2015/11/02 - 11:35am
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 Anonymous on Tue, 2015/03/31 - 2:24pm
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!

Egg-Citing Animals and Egg-Speriments

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/03/26 - 10:34am
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

No “yolk’s” about it folks, this video conference will keep your children or students engaged for an entire 60 minutes! This program is packed full of “dozens” of egg facts, fun, experiments, and literature. 

Moms 'n Tots Christmas Party with Mrs. Claus

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2014/12/10 - 3:54pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Mrs. Claus will visit from the North Pole to Read to the children, sing songs and answer questions the kids might have!

Hosted and provided by Glenwood Municipal Library.

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. 

The Story of the Triangular Tree: The Origins of Christmas Trees

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2014/09/22 - 9:49am
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Many of our traditions in North America originated in other countries and were brought by those who immigrated here. Can you imagine hanging your Christmas tree from the ceiling? Why do we even have Christmas trees in our homes at this time of year? In this program, we'll follow the story of the Triangular Tree from the forests of Germany to the modern homes of North America. Participants discover that not all folks were happy to celebrate the season using this tradition and the very first tree in America was not a tree at all!

Season of Light: Special Holiday Program

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join the Cleveland Museum of Art for the special holiday program Season of Light. This program explores the origins and rituals connected with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Diwali. These celebrations and commemorations fall late in the yer and often make use of light.

Season of Light: Special Holiday Program

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 11:58am
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Cleveland Museum of Art for the special holiday program Season of Light. This program explores the origins and rituals connected with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Diwali. These celebrations and commemorations fall late in the year and often make use of light. In this program, patrons will view and discuss illuminated manuscripts, Indian sculptures, and other votive objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as menorahs from the collection of Temple Tiffereth Israel. 

Patrons will:

  • View art and artifacts from The Cleveland Museum of Art

Around the World with Santa

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2014/07/25 - 9:37am
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

It's never to early to start thinking about holiday programming! Connect in to the "North Pole" where Santa has agreed to take some time from his busy December schedule to read A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas to your patrons.

Around the World with Santa

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2014/07/15 - 9:03am
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

It's never to early to start thinking about holiday programming! Connect in to the "North Pole" where Santa has agreed to take some time from his busy December schedule to read A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas to your patrons. Santa will also teach students about geography as he talks about his plans for Christmas Eve. As part of the program, students will be able to complete a passport for Santa so they can remember all of his stops.