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

Literary Arts

Dewey Divas

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2013/03/08 - 2:27pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are coming back to Alberta.  RISE is committed to providing library videoconference sites in Alberta with this engaging and enticing presentation of upcoming publications.  The presentation and videoconference will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at Calgary Public Library; RISE will broadcast from Calgary Public Library again this year. This is an opportunity to build your ‘can hardly wait’ reading list.

Knights, Castles, and Kings

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/26 - 12:48pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Knights in shining armor, legendary queens, towering castles and fantastic beasts populate the pages of fairy tales and capture our imagination. But where does the fantasy merge with fact? In this program, students will be introduced to noble life in the Middle Ages through arms and armor, courtly and religious objects in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art. They will be asked to observe, comment on what they see, question, and draw conclusions about the role of castles, knights and kings in medieval society.

Presented by: The Cleveland Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join other book lovers in this interactive discussion of Conor Grennan's "Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Back the Lost Children of Nepal."

Definitely Not Plato Book Club

Submitted by Lauren on Fri, 2012/12/21 - 10:39am
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join other book lovers in this interactive discussion of Stephen King's 11/22/1963.
Age: Teen/Adult
Host: Lethbridge Public Library