Friday, December 18, 2009


Today is my last day of working here at the library. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed working at the library over the past few years. I love the ladies I have gotten to work with--they are all great! I will always remember the memories I have from working here. I love the people I have gotten to know from working here. I have become friends with many of you and I love you all! Thanks for everything!
-Stephanie Drew-

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tis the Season!

Get into the Christmas spirit this month with these great videoconferences!

December 9th 8:00 PM
Humanitarian Relief in the High Andes of Peru
Making a Difference One Life at a Time
Presented by the Southern Alberta Society for High Andes Relief

The Southern Alberta Society for High Andes Relief is a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to raise funds to benefit street children and women in Cusco, Peru. The society raises funds to ensure that the volunteers at the Picchu Alto Shelter and the street children shelter Azul Wasi will be able to support the children who arrive in need of care. Members of the organization will give a presentation on their latest trip to Peru, things they have accomplished, and their goals for the society in the future.

December 10th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Books Make the Best Presents!

Need a great present for someone on your list? Join us for an hour of booktalks profiling the newest and coolest books for everyone on your list: kids, parents, friends, grandparents...

December 10th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Simply Harp: A Christmas Event

This event will feature music from Simply Harp, the Choralaires, as well as a theatrical performance by the Taber Players.

All of these sessions are located at our library and are free of charge! We hope to see you at the library for these great videoconferences!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Hey Teens! We have another night coming up on Saturday that is especially for ages 13-18! Roll over to the library for a funtastic GAME NIGHT!

Saturday November 28th
7:00 PM
Raymond Library

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Upcoming Sessions!

Hey guys! We have three great sessions coming up in the next week!

Weight of the World
Tuesday, November 24th
6:30 - 9:00 PM

A National Film Board and CBC production with David Suzuki via videoconference.
Families, students, teachers and the public are invited to take part in a free interactive evening to build solutions for a healthier life. Participants will receive a toolkit to help develop fitness and nutrition plans at school and at home.

Call the library @ 403.752.4785 or come in to sign up!

Law @ Lunch-Don't Leave Home Without It: Legal Information for Travelers
Wednesday, November 25th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

What are the potential legal pitfalls involved in travel? What kinds of steps can the informed traveler take to try to avoid them? This general introduction to law and travel is
your chance to find out. Topics include:
• Rights and responsibilities of travelers, travel agents, hotels, and airlines, buses or trains
• Dealing with foreign businesses; and
• Health and travel insurance.

The Uninvited Guest: Family Stress
Wednesday, November 25th
6:30 - 8:00 PM

This presentation will focus on recognizing the signs and symptoms of the home invader “stress” in individuals and within the family, the common triggers that open the door to this unwelcome guest (also known as “stress response”), how to cope when the “stress beast” moves into the
residents of the home, and how to know when the “stress pest” has progressed and become even-less-desirable “Depression” and what to do if this happens.

Call the library @ 403.752.4785 or come in to receive more information or to sign up!

Stability Ball Videoconference

We are happy to report that our "Improve Your Posture and Increase Core Strength Using a Stability Ball" videoconference went wonderfully! We would like to thank Twila Jensen for the work she put into preparing the session and for being willing to volunteer her time to help out the library. She did a superb job and those in attendance had alot of fun. Thanks again Twila!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Hey everybody! On Saturday, November 14th, @ 10:00 AM the Raymond Library is hosting their very first videoconference! Twila Jensen, our personal trainer, will be teaching a class on how to use exercising balls efficiently and effectively. This class is free of charge, but sign up is required--call us @ 403.752.4785 or come in to sign up! We hope to see you and your exercising ball this Saturday!

Friday, October 23, 2009


We have a lot of videoconferences set up for the next few months so be sure to watch for advertisements on the upcoming ones! Here is a list of the ones that will be happening this next week.
Monday, October 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alzheimers Society Progressive Learning Series Part 3
Wednesday, October 28th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Working as an Independent Contractor: A Look at the Legal Side
Thursday, October 29th 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Black Cats & Witches Hats: A Halloween Storytime
Saturday, October 31st 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Anita Selby Visit (Author of Re-Create the Senior's Soul)
Please call the library @ 403.752.4785 or come in to sign up for any of these videoconferences!
**Be sure to check out our Spooky BOOks display set up by Judy-Lee for some awesome reads!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

3...2...1...BLAST OFF!!

Some of you may have noticed the towering Space display we currently have in the Children's section. This display is being rotated around the libraries in our system and since we have the display right now, we are putting on a Space Day for children ages 6-12 on October 16th at 2:00 PM. Come hear a special presentation on the Herschel Space Observatory by Locke Spencer, University of Lethbridge researcher and participate in crafts, games and more! Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about Space! If you have any questions, please call the library @ 403.752.4785. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Attention Teens!

Do you like pizza and bingo?? If so, you are in luck!
On Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 PM we are putting on a
Pizza & Bingo Night
at the library for all teens aged 13-18! Come eat, win prizes and meet new people your age! Hope to see you there! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Exciting News!!

The Raymond Public Library is happy to introduce Videoconferencing at our library! Videoconferencing is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions at the same time. Our province is soon going to be celebrating Alberta Art Days (September 18th-20th). This is a 3 day celebration of Alberta's art and culture. To participate, we are featuring the following videoconferences:
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Quilters Show and Share
This is an opportunity for quilters to join the Redcliff quilters group to discuss and show their projects, techniques and patterns.

2:30 PM -3:15 PM
Author Reading with Betty Jane Hegerat
Canadian literary author Betty Jane Hegerat will speak at the Chestermere Public Library. She is the author of a novel Running Toward Home and a collection of short stories A Crack in the Wall.

Come celebrate the Art in Alberta with these great conferences! Come into the library or call us @ 403-752-4785 to sign up!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

CAP Youth Intern!

Hey Everybody! :)

My name is Stephanie Drew (I've worked here for three years so you probably know me by now) and I have the opportunity to be our library's CAP Youth Intern until Christmas. I will be working during the day and I am available to answer computer questions and teach free one-on-one computer lessons! All you have to do is let me know what you want to learn more about and a time that works best for you. You can contact me by:

Phone: 403-752-4785

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Our Disney Teen Night was a success! We had a good turnout and it was great fun.

Pretty in pink!

They love teen nights!

Daisy Duck & Mickey Mouse!

Prize Winners!

Team # 2 for Disney Trivia!

Team # 1 for Disney Trivia!

The Hundred Acre Woods Crew: Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh, and Piglet!

Minnie Mouse & Princess Aurora

Sharpay Evans, Pocohontas & Daisy Duck
Daisy Duck!

Disney artists busy at work!

Teen Night coordinators: Mulan & Pocohontas

Neechel is super excited for teen night!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

This is our latest exciting news! Tell any teenagers you know about our upcoming Disney Teen Night!! It is going to be tons of fun and we hope to see lots of teens there! :)
-Stephanie & Neechel

Friday, February 20, 2009

Upcoming Classes!

Hello to our devoted readers!

We have some exciting classes coming up:

February 27th -Microsoft Word @ 4:00-After this class you will eat, sleep and breathe Microsoft Word!
March 13th-Computer Basics @ 5:00- Do you think you're computer illiterate? Come learn all about getting started on computers!
March 20th-Facebook @ 6:00-Do you want to keep in touch with your pals from high school, family members or colleagues? Here's your chance!

If you have any classes you would like us to teach, let us know! You can also book a one-on-one appointment with us. To get ahold of us, come into the library, call us @ 403-752-4785 or email us @ We'd be glad to hear from you!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

To our readers:

This year at the library we have two CAP youth interns. The Community Access Program (CAP) Youth Initiative (YI) is an Industry Canada initiative which aims to provide work experience for young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30 in CAP Sites across Canada. One of the chief goals of this program is to increase the public's use of information and communications technology. Stephanie Drew and Neechel Steed will be available to teach free computer classes, answer questions and provide one-on-one help to anyone who needs it. To contact Stephanie or Neechel, call the library @ 403-752-4785 or email them at

The next available class will be held on February 6th at 5:00 pm. This class will be teaching patrons how to make flyers on the computer. All classes will be taught at the Raymond Public Library.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We are Still Here!

Hello, Happy New Year to all. We are still here at the Raymond Library and working hard. I've invited our CAP Youth Interns to be contributors to our blog. So be prepared for some really happening stuff in the coming weeks!!!