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

Run, Run, You Can't Catch Me!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 12:15pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Watch Out! The WILD ones are looking for you and they are hungry!  RUN!
Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she provides this lively program to compliment the TD Summer Reading theme "Wild".

Intended audience: Ages 3+
presented from the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Free Range Poetry: On the Trail with Canadian Western Poet Doris Daley

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/03/29 - 8:29am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta born, award-winning western/cowboy poet Doris Daley started her "professional" poetry career 20 years ago with one poem and a complimentary ticket to  a barbeque.  Now she is at home on stages throughout Canada and the U.S., at campfires large and small, at private parties, corporate events and North America's most iconic cowboy poetry gatherings.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Wed, 2015/12/16 - 4:14pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

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.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2015/07/27 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

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 fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Bios on the Dewey Divas can be found here. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!

Inspiration, Imagination, and Invention

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Fri, 2015/07/10 - 10:45am
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Attention Young Adults! Interested in strengthening your writing abilities and creative talents? Hope to get published someday? Join Calgary author Simon Rose on August 26 at 6:30 pm as we explore the realm of writing and publishing. Simon will examine where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, as well as creating believable characters, and the importance of outlines, editing, and revision. He will also explore ways to approach the world of publishing. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions on a range of different topics. 

BookLook West

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2015/05/12 - 8:19am
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Please join us for a fun and informative BookLook West session as some of the foremost publisher reps in Canada's West share their picks from their independent publishers. This session offers the opportunity to increase your knowledge-base of Western Canadian books, increase the diversity of Alberta-relevant content in your collection, and strengthen your connection to local authors and publishing initiatives. They will cover the newest adult and children books, especially those most relevant to Alberta libraries and their communities.

Author Talk: Jennifer Hamblin, "Calgary's Stampede Queens"

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2015/02/12 - 9:42am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A trio of pretty cowgirls in white-hatted crowns is one of the most recognizable and enduring symbols of the Calgary Stampede, but did you know that the Queen tradition only began because of a chance encounter in 1946? And that early winners weren't required to prove their horsemanship, but instead earned their titles by selling tickets to a Stampede street dance? Come and hear author Jennifer Hamblin talk about these and many other fascinating details about the history of Calgary's Stampede Queens. 

Charles Dickens: One of History’s Greatest Writers and Reformers

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2014/11/05 - 9:19am
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Does an author have the power to change society? Using his gift for storytelling, Charles Dickens did exactly that. With the help of her latest book, Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London, award-winning author Andrea Warren introduces students grades five and up to Dickens as both an author and social reformer.

Author Talk: Susan Raby-Dunne "Bonfire: The Chestnut Gentleman"

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/10/21 - 10:09am
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join author, historian, writer and composer Susan Raby-Dunne to hear about her 7 year journey of researching this book, a short reading, and a Q&A session about John McCrae and WWI.

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Dewey Divas – Reader’s Advisory

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/07/28 - 2:16pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! This year, representatives from Ontario will present this delightful reader’s advisory videoconference. Check out their favorite picks for what’s new and hot in the fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children and teens. Bios on the Dewey Divas can be found here: http://deweydivas.blogspot.ca/p/bios.html.  Build your must-have book lists for fall and winter!