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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Kids Calling 911

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/05/13 - 7:46am
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am

We’ve partnered with Alberta Health Services (AHS) for Emergency Medical Services Week 2013 to help raise awareness of what kids need to know in a health care emergency to get the right help to them as quickly as possible, and what to do until help arrives.
 
This interactive session will be presented by two representatives from AHS: JoAnn Cazakoff, Public Education Officer, Emergency Medical Services and Rachelle Bérubé Coordonnatrice des Services de santé en français / Coordinator for Health Services in French.

Teen Showdown!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/05/06 - 3:31pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen Showdown! Calling all teens ages 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 select which dates you would like to participate!

Hosted By: Marigold Library Systems
Presented By:  Wendy Anderson

Teen Showdown!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/05/06 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:00am - 3:00pm

Teen Showdown! Calling all teens ages 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 select which dates you would like to participate!

Hosted By: Marigold Library Systems
Presented By:  Wendy Anderson

Brain Busters

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/05/06 - 3:28pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Brain Busters 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!

Hosted By: Marigold Library System
Presented By:  Wendy Anderson, Program Coordinator

Brain Busters

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/05/06 - 3:26pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 2:00am - 3:00pm

Brain Bustersfor 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! Marigold 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 select which date you’d like to participate!

Hosted By: Marigold Library System

Interview Skills

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/04/23 - 2:05pm
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Do job interviews make you nervous? You are not alone! With some advance preparation and a few tips, you can make a better impression on a potential employer. Join McBride Career Group as they discuss interview preparation techniques, what to expect during an interview, how to effectively present your training and experience and how control those nerves. 

Resume Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/22 - 1:20pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Make a great first impression to potential employers with your resume! McBride Career Group will help you create and develop your resume by providing tips and tricks on proper format, resume styles, defined objectives, list of qualifications, employment history, and education and training to help you land that dream job.

LIVE INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW! The Adventures of Captain Healthy & Safety Dog

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/03/11 - 11:51am
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they learn about hygiene, sun protection, nutrition and healthy eating habits (MyFoodPlate), active play & safety outdoors, and general household safety tips! Sound effects and original music get students up on their feet and moving during the program. Don’t miss this out of world experience!

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/26 - 4:23pm
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Reef HQ is the Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef. The Introduction to the Great barrier Reef program gives students of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. This innovative education program is age-specific and allows students to work towards objectives outlined in school curriculum. All Reef Videoconferencing Programs are supported by our Reef Education web site www.reefed.edu.au.

Presented by: Reef HQ Aquarium (Australia)
Hosted by: Marigold Library System

Train Robbers of the Old West

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/02/25 - 2:07pm
Wednesday, May 29, 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.

In this session we will explore the following robberies out of the many that took place in the old west.