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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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.

Teen Showdown

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 3:19pm
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 Anonymous on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 3:17pm
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!

Brain Busters

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014/06/05 - 3:16pm
Wednesday, July 30, 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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