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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Egg-Citing Animals and Egg-Speriments

Submitted by jbach.marigold 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.

Through Irish Eyes

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/09/29 - 9:03am
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 jbach.marigold on Mon, 2014/09/22 - 8:49am
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 jbach.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 12:00pm
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 jbach.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 10:58am
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 jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2014/07/25 - 8:37am
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 jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/07/15 - 8:03am
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.

Teen Showdown

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 2:19pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Teen Showdown!
Teens 12 and up!
Here is a chance for today’s teenagers to put their knowledge to the test!  In a Jeopardy-style set up, contests will answer questions on a wide range of topics from popular culture, history, science, sports and much more! Bring your friends for more brain power!
Please only register for 1 date to allow all libraries the chance to take part in the game!

Teen Showdown

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 2:17pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Teen Showdown!
Teens 12 and up!
Here is a chance for today’s teenagers to put their knowledge to the test!  In a Jeopardy-style set up, contests will answer questions on a wide range of topics from popular culture, history, science, sports and much more! Bring your friends for more brain power!
Please only register for 1 date to allow all libraries the chance to take part in the game!