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

Business & Finance

Winning against Windfall Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:56pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session will talk about scammers contacting victims claiming to work for a government agency or representing a well-known organization or celebrity, notifying them that they’ve won a lot of money or a prize.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

The Big Picture on Seniors & Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:55pm
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session includes information on charities seeking contributions more than ever now due to ever-rising costs and demand for services. With the majority of the money raised by charities in this country coming from individuals, BBB offers the following advice to help donors make wise giving decisions.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Before you Hire a Contractor (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:53pm
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This informative session will help consumers hire a contractor by several factors, including estimates, licensing and how much money to lay down for a deposit.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Just for Caregivers (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:52pm
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Every year, senior citizens are targeted by con artists. Many of these victims don’t ask for help until it is too late! This session will provide you with warning signs and tips.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Fighting Investment Fraud (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:50pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Types of scams in this session include Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes, Pump-and-Dump, Advance Fee Fraud and Affinity Fraud.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Slamming the Door on House & Home Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:46pm
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The BBB will talk about types of scams including Reverse Mortgages, Door-to-Door/Telemarketing, Fly-by-Night Contractors to name just a few.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Getting to the Heart of Heartstring Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:44pm
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session will include types of scams include Grandparent, Bereavement, Funeral and Sweetheart Scams.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Before you Hire a Contractor (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2015/02/25 - 4:36pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This informative session will help consumers hire a contractor by several factors, including estimates, licensing and how much money to lay down for a deposit.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Common Grantwriting Mistakes

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Wed, 2014/07/09 - 1:07pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join Margot Porter of Imagine Canada to learn the common mistakes made when writing grant applications. This presentation is ideal if you have little-to-no experience with grantseeking or want to improve your expertise in this area. 

You will learn about best practices in grant solicitation.

Presented by Margot Porter of Imagine Canada

McBride Career Group - Cover Letter Workshop

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Tue, 2013/10/01 - 1:49pm
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Join McBride Career Group in learning how to craft an effective cover letter.