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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Arctic Discoveries - Gray Wolves of Alaska

Submitted by Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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.  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 Anonymous 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!

Egg-Citing Animals and Egg-Speriments

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/03/26 - 9:34am
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 - 2:54pm
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.