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

Taber Public Library's Annual Christmas Concert

Submitted by jane.chinook on Tue, 2019/11/12 - 8:19am
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Join Taber Public Library for their annual Christmas Concert. This year’s performers are the White Buffalo Singers and Drummers from St. Francis School. These Indigenous middle school students peform in both Blackfoot and English, and sing and drum a variety of songs.

Doing Your Taxes: Are You New to Canada?

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2019/09/06 - 7:58am
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come to an information session to find out about benefit and credit payments you could get from the Canada Revenue Agency if you do your taxes every year.

Bonnie McIntyre from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on how benefits are calculated, how and when you should apply for benefits, and will answer any questions you might have.

Broadcast from Drumheller Public Library

Doing Your Taxes: Seniors - What's in it For You?

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2019/09/06 - 7:55am
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Come to an information session to find out about:

  • GST/HST credit
  • Medical Expenses
  • Caregiver Credit
  • Disability tax credit
  • Home accessibility tax credit
  • ...and more.

Bonnie McIntyre from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on all of those credits and deductions, and will answer any questions you might have.

Broadcast from Drumheller Public Library.

How To Pack A Healthy Lunch

Submitted by Trevor on Thu, 2019/09/05 - 9:50am
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Teens and parents are invited to learn what a healthy lunch consists of, using the new Canada Food Guide. A recipe for trail mix will be included! Hosted by Taber Public Library, with an Alberta Health Services registered dietician presenting.

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2019/05/02 - 9:49am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! Once again, representatives from Ontario will present a delightful reader's advisory videoconference. Check out their favourite picks for what's new and hot in the fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!
 
This videoconference is a lecture-style presentation intended for library staff. PDFs of titles will be uploaded to the RISE website prior to the event.

How to Hire a Contractor

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2019/03/14 - 2:15pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn ten steps to help ensure a surprise-free home renovation. Presented by David McKee, Better Business Bureau Calgary.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

*this presentation will be recorded and shared on the Marigold Library System YouTube channel

Relationships in a Digital Age (encore presentation)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2019/02/07 - 5:17pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Picture this: A thirteen-year-old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing. She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat.

Unschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2019/02/06 - 9:33am
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Explore how children can learn everything they need to know for post-secondary entrance without curriculum, classes, or school! Find out the theory and practice behind this exciting new educational alternative.

Presented by child development specialist Judy Arnall, author of Unschooling to University.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

*see attachments for PDF and PNG copies of the event poster

Relationships in a Digital Age

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2019/01/04 - 5:02pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Picture this: A thirteen-year-old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing. She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat. One of her classmates who receives the picture takes a screenshot and brings it to the principal. Who is responsible for teaching this young girl about the appropriate use of technology? Is it the school? The parents?
 

Opioid Information Session

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2018/12/05 - 3:02pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

How did we get here? Join Jill Manning from ARCHES Lethbridge for an overview of what opioids are and how they work biologically, including signs and symptoms of an overdose, what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing, and an explanation of Naloxone and where to access kits.

Hosted at Chinook Arch HQ