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 in Southern Alberta

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2017/03/21 - 8:56am
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to make the best of our short growing season by using the correct additives, fertilizers, and plant care to keep all of your plants happy and healthy!

This is a videoconference program aimed at adults and hosted in-person by the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library. There are no costs associated with this program.

Presented by Tracy-Lynn Jarratt, avid local gardener.

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 3)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:15pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 2)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:11pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 1)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:52pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Law At Lunch – Being an Executor: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:54pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:
 
·         Gathers in the estate assets
 
·         Pays the debts
 
·         Distributes to beneficiaries
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:
 
·         Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent

Law At Lunch – Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:53pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Driver’s license information, SIN number, credit cards, medical records, banking information, passport… There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in   electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity. Questions for discussion include:
 

Law At Lunch – Adoption and Law

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:52pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption.  Topics for discussion include:
 
·         The effect of adoption
 
·         The adoption process
 
·         The principles and evidence upon which courts base adoption decisions

Law At Lunch – Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:50pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:
 
·         The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:
 
·         Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent