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


Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/26 - 5:23pm
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

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 - 3:07pm
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.

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:33pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – Half Blood Blues by Esi Eduguau

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:28pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

How to Understand and Manage Cyber-Bullying

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:29pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Session facilitated by Registered Provisional Psychologist David Small
Cyber-bullying presents multiple challenges for youth, parents and school systems. This presentation offers an introduction to cyber-bullying and examines the impact of cyber-bullying on normal social development. Practical solutions are offered to parents and adolescents as a means of increasing the awareness and management of this global phenomenon.

Hosted: Okotoks Public Library

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library
Presented: Lethbridge Public Library

Alien Abduction from the Library

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 9:55am
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

You’re at the Library waiting for the Teen Librarian to start the movie when a girl runs into the room carrying an intimidating ray gun. “Come with me,” she says. “That is, unless you want the Blorax to grab you instead.” What happens next? It’s up to you. Join us for an original branching story and share the experience with participants from other libraries.

Hosted: Grand Prairie Public Library
Presented: Grand Prairie Public Library