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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Brain Busters

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 3:12pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Brain Buster’s for kids ages 12 and under!
Here’s your chance to be the next big trivia champions! Join us for an afternoon of fun and suspense in your library! Contestants will battle head to head in a Jeopardy-style game, answering questions relating to popular culture, sports, animals, and more. If you think you have what it takes, come on down for an action packed time!
Please only register for 1 date to allow all libraries the chance to take part in the game!

Brain Busters

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 3:07pm
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Brain Buster’s for kids ages 12 and under!
Here’s your chance to be the next big trivia champions! Join us for an afternoon of fun and suspense in your library! Contestants will battle head to head in a Jeopardy-style game, answering questions relating to popular culture, sports, animals, and more. If you think you have what it takes, come on down for an action packed time!
Please only register for 1 date to allow all libraries the chance to take part in the game!

Women Inspiring Change! With keynote speaker Lauryn Oates

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/02/13 - 12:38pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Join Calgary Public Library on International Women's Day for a discussion on how women at any age can make an impact that lasts a lifetime. This year's event will focus on how women around the world are contributing to the achievement of The United Nations Millennium Development Goals. 

Moms 'n Tots: Christmas Party with Mrs. Claus

Submitted by Kerby on Mon, 2013/11/25 - 9:42am
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Mrs. Claus will visit from the North Pold to read to the children, sing songs and answer questions the children might have!

Host:  Glenwood Municipal Library
Presenter:  Mrs. Claus

Bear Snores On

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2013/11/01 - 7:58am
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Did you love last year's presentation of "The Mitten"?  If you did, you're going to love seeing the Indianapolis Zoo present Karma Wilson's "Bear Snores On."  Young readers will delight in watching Bear’s BIG reaction to his surprise guests during his long winter’s nap.

Bear Snores On

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/10/31 - 1:08pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 Did you love last year's presentation of "The Mitten"?  If you did, you're going to love seeing the Indianapolis Zoo present Karma Wilson's "Bear Snores On."  Young readers will delight in watching Bear’s BIG reaction to his surprise guests during his long winter’s nap.

Bear Snores On

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2013/10/29 - 1:19pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Did you love last year's presentation of "The Mitten"?  If you did, you're going to love seeing the Indianapolis Zoo present Karma Wilson's "Bear Snores On."  Young readers will delight in watching Bear’s BIG reaction to his surprise guests during his long winter’s nap.

Democracy and Dissent

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2013/10/22 - 9:37am
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Why is dissent important in a democracy? 
  • What are the legal limitations on protesting? 
  • Civil disobedience versus legal dissent

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter:  Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre

Brain Busters

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2013/07/09 - 8:54am
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Brain Busters is an exciting library vs. library trivia game. This program will be running twice, first on August 1, and then again on August 22. Both programs will be running at 10:00 am. This competition is ideal for children ages 5-12. It is multiple choice question based, and is a fun, interactive way to promote learning and an even better way to get kids interacting and working together. 

Host:  Chinook Arch Regional Library System

BBB Savvy Seniors - Just for Caregivers

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/06/21 - 3:24pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

As the baby boomers enter their golden years, more and more Canadians are caring for elderly parents. How can we protect them from con-artists who are after their hard-earned money? The BBB offers this presentation on evaluating and mitigating your senior’s risk, warning signs to watch for, how to talk to your senior about protecting themselves and where to find resources if you need help.

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter:  Better Business Bureau