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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— Garth Carl, CAO Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services

Gardening & Nature

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sharing a working landscape with North America’s largest hawk, the Ferruginous Hawk.

Please also visit the Alberta Parks webpage and the Beauvais Lake webpage.

Host:  Pincher Creek Public Library
Presenter:  The Raptor Ecology and Conservation Team, University of Alberta

Winter Speaker Series: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears: 2013 update

Submitted by Kerby on Thu, 2014/01/16 - 10:10am
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video Conference from Edmonton; SW Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project presents, Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears: 2013 update!

Please also visit the Alberta Parks webpage and the Beauvais Lake webpage.

Host:  Pincher Creek Public Library
Presenter:  Andrea Morehouse

Bear Snores On

Submitted by Lauren on Mon, 2013/10/28 - 10:00am
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Did you love last year's presentation of "The Mitten"?  If you did, you're going to love seeing the Indianapolis Zoo present Karma Wilson's "Bear Snores On."  Young readers will delight in watching Bear’s BIG reaction to his surprise guests during his long winter’s nap. You’ll be introduced to two of the real-life characters from the book.

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter: Indianapolis Zoo

The Nature of Our Holiday Traditions

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/10/22 - 1:24pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Holiday plants all have special stories to tell – the spices and herbs we cook with and the plants we decorate with.  We’ll explore these stories and their history while creating our own evergreen bouquet remembering that you are carrying on ancient traditions from all over the world.  And don’t forget about the wish for the bees!

Edible Gardens

Submitted by Kerby on Thu, 2013/05/30 - 1:54pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Of course your vegetable and fruit gardens are edible, but what about your decorative flower gardens?  Have you thought about using plants that are as beautiful as they are tasty?  Join Karin from Royal Botanical Gardens as she explores different families of plants and how they can be planted in a sustainable way and used as both decoration and food – get the best of both worlds.
 
Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter: Karin Davidson-Taylor, Royal Botanical Gardens

The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/03/18 - 8:33am
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

You wake up to a gorgeous summer day. The TV meteorologist says be ready for a high of 95 degrees. You think it’s going to be a great day to go swimming, but just how accurate is that temperature forecast? Might some thunderstorms pop up and ruin your chance to swim?

How to Get Started Gardening in Southern Alberta

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/27 - 9:51am
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you new to Southern Alberta?  New to gardening? Or do you have a new space, and aren’t sure where to start?  We’ll help you get direction and inspiration through a review of foundational principles, a discussion of our region’s particular considerations, and tips for organizing your time, ideas, and budget.
 

Gardening and Horticulture - Container Gardening

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:33pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn how to create containers that can transition through the seasons. Zoo container fanatics will share the best plants to use, planting tips, benefits of different types of containers. This program includes a demonstration.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems

Gardening and Horticulture - Gardens that Heal

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:32pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We all know that gardening is good for our souls and for keeping our bodies moving, but did you know that gardening is being used by health care practitioners that work with patients?  Horticultural therapy allows people with physical and mental disabilities to benefit from the healing powers of gardens and gardening.  Maybe it can help someone in your life, or perhaps you might have something to offer this fascinating blending of gardening and therapy.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems

Gardening and Horticulture - Soil: It's not just dirt!

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/02/21 - 1:31pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This informative session will introduce the basics of soil composition and how soil functions to support the plants so important to gardeners.  We'll discuss how to determine your soil quality, how to improve your soil, and how to keep in in peak condition.

Presented by: The Calgary Zoo
Hosted by: Marigold, Chinook Arch, and Shortgrass Library Systems