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

Literary Arts

Pirate Tales

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/07/04 - 3:39pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A special event for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast ye, scallywags! Join Storyteller Captain Calum Lykan as part of his crew and listen to tales of skulduggery and high adventure while sailing the seven seas looking for treasure.

This presentation is open to all ages.

*no recording will be provided

Hungry Mungry! Feed Me Some Stories

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2018/06/06 - 11:22am
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for some yummy stories from around the world!

ages 3+

Broadcast from Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Campfire Fun! S'more Songs & Stories at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/04/02 - 11:42am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 5 to 10
 
Campfires have the power to bring people together. Grab your family and friends to listen to stories and sing some popular campfire songs! (this is an encore presentation of the July 17 session)

*hosts request each participating location have a staff member or volunteer to monitor children (control the VC remote during sing-a-longs)

Broadcast from Okotoks Public Library
*this session will not be recorded

Campfire Fun! S'more Songs & Stories at the Library

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/04/02 - 11:37am
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages 5 to 10
 
Campfires have the power to bring people together. Grab your family and friends to listen to stories and sing some popular campfire songs!

*hosts request each participating location have a staff member or volunteer to monitor children (control the VC remote during sing-a-longs)

Broadcast from Okotoks Public Library
*this session will not be recorded

Dale Portman, Author of "The Green Horse: My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies"

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/03/05 - 11:57am
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Albertan author Dale Portman for a reading from his book "The Green Horse; My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies"
 

April Showers Bring May Flowers! Stories & Rhymes to Welcome Spring

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 1:13pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Find out what happens when the Wind and the Sun have a Contest and Little Mousie Bride meets up with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for stories and rhymes to welcome spring!

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2018/01/30 - 3:23pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! Once again, representatives from Ontario will present a delightful reader's advisory videoconference. Check out their favourite picks for what's new and hot in the spring and summer publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Build your must-have book lists for the spring and summer!

This videoconference is a lecture-style presentation intended for library staff and will be limited to 15 RISE libraries plus the host site. PDFs of titles will be uploaded to the RISE website prior to the event.

Author Talk - H. C. Hewitt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/10/25 - 10:31am
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Join the celebration as author H. C. Hewitt launches her new novel "Jacob's Place". The author will be doing a reading. Broadcast live from the Hanna Municipal Library.

Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/09/28 - 1:07pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 11!! Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:24am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library