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

Gardening & Nature

Let it Rot!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2015/04/27 - 1:32pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Why is it important to learn about composting? Explore a simple way we can all help reducing what goes into the trash stream, while at the same making a great addition to our garden soil. LEarn what decompostition is and how using scraps from your kitchenm you can get soil for your gardens! 

Ages: Kindergarten to Adults.... It is a great pogram fro all ages to enjoy!

Learn how to create your own compost bin!

Butterfly Habits

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2015/04/27 - 1:25pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 The butterfly lifecycle is fascinating to observe. Everyone have a natural curiosity about butterflies that can be used to help them understand more about protective strategies found in nature. Through live material, pictures and insight into butterflies lives, patrons will learn about where butterflies live, what they need to survive, ways they protect themselves from predators and the environment, and what characteristics they share with other insects.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stories from a Back Country Park Warden Family; Max and Julie Winkler

The Ecological Role of Bison (Speaker Series: "Walk on the Wild Side")

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/12 - 2:28pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wes Olson : “The Ecological Role of Bison”

Blackfoot Perspectives (Speaker Series: "Walk on the Wild Side")

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/12 - 2:22pm
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Travis Plaited Hair: “Blackfoot Perspectives”

Travis speaks of Blackfoot history, culture and perspectives and the continuing relationship between the Blood tribe and the land and inhabitants of southwestern Alberta including Waterton Lakes National Park. An engaging public speaker with a vast past and present knowledge of Kainai views and practices, Travis uses humour and versatility to tailor his presentation and captivate the interest of the audience.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Ken Richards: “Southern Alberta Bumble Bees: Alpine to Prairie”

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Harvey Locke: "Waterton/Glacier: Keystone of the Yellowstone to Yukon Corridor"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Youth Interpretation and Appreciation of our Landscapes; JeanAnne Teliskie, Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A Passion for Falcons, a Pig Barn and a "$10.00 Fine”; John Campbell Jr., Founder of the Alberta Raptor Preservation Society

Working with birds of prey for over 40 years, John shares how his family’s ranch contributed to the recovery of peregrine falcons in Alberta; and, started his own lifelong journey as a conservationist helping with the scientific study and recovery of raptors in central and southern Alberta. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stories from a Back Country Park Warden Family; Max and Julie Winkler

Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, In 1960 Max and Julie Winkler packed up their 10-week-old son and headed into the backcountry of Jasper National Park, where Max was a warden. Hear the stories and recollections of their time chasing poachers and raising a family in a beautiful
and isolated backcountry cabin.