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


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

BBB Savvy Seniors - Slamming the Door on House & Home Scams

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/06/21 - 3:22pm
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Your home is your castle – and very likely your biggest asset. You want to take care and make the most of your investment and scammers know it. Learn how to take care of your home and yourself with practical tips on hiring honest contractors, avoiding door-to-door and telemarketing scams protecting your investment from reverse mortgage scams and more.

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter: Better Busines Bureau

BBB Savvy Seniors - Getting to the Heart of Heartstring Scams

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/06/21 - 3:17pm
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

The nastiest of con-artists and scammers target victims by pulling at their heartstrings or approaching them when they’re at their most vulnerable. A number of these scams are especially aimed at grandparents, the recently bereaved, lonely-hearted and charitable seniors. Make sure your money is going exactly where you intend by learning how to spot a heartstring scam and arm yourself against unscrupulous fraudsters before you find yourself broke and heartbroken.

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter:  Better Business Bureau

BBB Savvy Seniors - Winning the Battle Against Windfall Scams

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/06/21 - 3:04pm
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Sound too good to be true? In the case of windfall scams, it most certainly is. Instant prizes and riches offered by sweepstakes, foreign lotteries, employment scams or mystery inheritances are always tantalizing prospects, but instead of found fortune, victims find themselves crying all the way to the bank. Learn practical tips and tools on how to spot a windfall scam, how to avoid losing money to a fraudster and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.

Host:  Lethbridge Public Library
Presenter:  Better Business Bureau

BBB Savvy Seniors - Fighting Fraud in Investment Scams

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/06/21 - 3:02pm
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a Ponzi Scheme and a Pyramid Scheme? Are you looking for ways to grow your nest egg, but aren’t sure how to check the validity of opportunities? In partnership with the Alberta Securities Commission, the BBB offers this presentation outlining practical tips and tools on how to spot an investment scam, how to evaluate new opportunities and what you can do if you think you’ve been taken by a fraudster.

Host: Lethbridge Public LIbrary
Presenter:  Better Business Bureau

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In today’s complex world, fraudsters are becoming more and more sophisticated – making it difficult for even the savviest seniors to spot a scam. This presentation takes you through the four different types of scams targeting seniors including Investment Scams, Windfall Scams, Heartstring Scams and House & Home Scams. Learn practical tips and tools on what to look for, how to avoid losing money to a fraudster and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.

Host:  Lethbridge Puiblic Library
Presenter:  Better Business Bureau

Train Robbers of the Old West

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2013/06/07 - 1:21pm
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

With great expansion and settlement of the West also came something a little more undesirable; the Outlaws. As soon as the tracks were laid bad guys began turning their attention from robbing banks to the railroads crossing vast open country carrying money, goods and passengers, with only the train’s crew as defense.

CANCELLED I'm Special ... Just Like You!

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/05/23 - 1:40pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am

I’m Special…Just Like You! is a DVD presentation that teaches 5-7 year olds about being unique and accepting others.  Participate along with the DVD, meet DVD creator/author Sandy Baines; her puppets and listen to a reading of her book, I’m Special…Just Like You!

I’m Special…Just Like You! DVD Presentation & Book Reading (parent + child age 5-7) Workshop facilitated by Sandy Baines,