Friday, October 15, 2010

We Remember Them

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:00
Recently a local couple visited many of the Canadian War memorial sites in France. This videoconference will be a slide show presentation with commentary about their trip and experiences. This talk will give an overview of the memorials and some insights into organizing a similar journey.
I think this will be something we can remember after we see it! Lets make this Remebrance Day a extra special one.
See ya there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Story Magic

Teen Writers Conference
-Saturday, October 16th, 2010
-Classes will be taught by published authors for writers in grade 7-12
-There is a First Chapter Contest and Door Prize
-There is a registration fee of $25.00 (lunch provided) and the deadline to register is October
-Forms are available at the website: http//
-For more information vitist the website of call
Stephanie @ 403-758-6127 or Amanda @ 403-758-6496
Sponsered by: S.A.W.W

Friday, August 27, 2010

It may still feel like were waiting for Summer, but its almost over and videoconferencing is back! These months of September and October we have:

Sept. 29 from noon-1:30 Law @ Lunch: Small Claims Coirt and How it Works
This is an introduction to 'Small Claims Court' (now called Provincial Court - Civil). It will give you a chance to learn about:
-What kinds of cases the court hears
-The limit for claims
-How lawsuits in the court are started and defended
-Procedure before trial including processes like mediation
-Evidence and witnesses; and
-Conducting trials and what actually happens there.

Oct. 6 noon-1:30 Law @ Lunch: Residential Tenancies
-Security deposits
-Termination of tenancies, and
These are some of the things that will be discussed in this look at legal rights and resonsibilities of people renting places to live.

Oct 13 at noon-1:30 Law @ Lunch: Seperation and Divorce
In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to seperate 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?
-Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) - how the children will be looked after
-Spousal maintenance - the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouce will have to support the other
-Matrimonial property - how the property will be divided.

Oct. 20 fron noon-1:30 Law @ Lunch: Losing A Job & Wrongful Dismissal
In this presentation you'll learn about:
-When a dismissal is 'wrongful'
-Rights and responsibilities of someone who loses a job, and
-The amount of compensation that may be awarded to wrongfully dismissed employees and how it is determined.

Oct 27 at noon-1:30 Law @ Lunch: Law and Living Together:
What are the legal rights and responsibilities of unmarried people living together as spouses and how do they differ from those of married people? What is a cohabination agreement and how important is it for people in such relationships to have one? What is an adult interdependent partner and what is the significance of becoming one? This presentation provides an opportunity to look at questions like these. The topics for dicussion include care and support of children, inheritance, and property.

Oct. 28 noon-1:00 Cutting out Lattes to meet long-term goals (or budget really isn't a four-letter word)!
Its amazing what learning to budget can do for reaching your goals. Everyone's budget should consider your budget "personality" and what's important to you. Learn what's important when budgeting, things to make the process easier and what the end result can be. Join Joanne Metzgar, Investment and Retirement Planner as she walks you through some budget concepts.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thanks for the awsome Summer and for everyone who joined in on the activities. This year was a fun group of everyone who joined in. hope to see you next Summer at the Summer Reading Program for some fun, games and activities!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Closing Party

August 13, 2009 at 11:30am we will be meeting at Perrett Park for the closing party of the Summer Reading Program.

All children and their families who have participated in any of the Summer Reading Club programs are welcome to attend the closing party. Sign up is required.

Everyone come dressed as a jungle animal or adventurer. Please wear clothes under your costum that can get wet. Families will enjoy a barbeque, games, and more...

More information to come...
Tuesday, August 10 is the end date for all Destination Jngle time sheets to be handed in for the Summer Reading Program. Please put your age on the page.
Keep Reading!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Teen Party!

Come to out Teen Party for ages 13-17 and join in the fun.
August 6,2010 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
We will be having a digital scavenger hunt, playing fun games, and eating pizza and having a potluck treat. Please bring a camera or cell phone to take pictures, friends, and a treat!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Get into character with

visit and sign up fro a chance to win.
This summer, participate in the Teen Online Reading Club for a chance to win an IPod Touch!
There are weekly prize draws, plus one grand prize drawat the end of the summer for an IPod Touch! All prizes provided by Chinook Arch go to Southern Alberta Teens.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Don't forget about our Storytime on Thursdays, July 15-August12 at 10:30-11:30 or our Playground Outreach on Fridays July 16-August 6 at 10:30-noon and 1:30-3:00
Fri., July 16 morning and afternoon, we will be meeting at the Green Strip Park (270S 100W)
Fri., July 23 morning and afternoon we will be at the North Park (120E 300N)
Fri., July 30 morning and afternoon we will meet at the Elementary School Park (150W 100N)
Fri., August 6 ONLY in the morning we will be at the Park by the Northside Soccer fields.
See you there!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Teen Reading

Visit and join in lots of fun.
This is for Canadian teens who love to read. You can introduce people to the books you've read, post reviews, share your writing, and discuss your favourite (and least favourite) reads with teens and librarians.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Library will be open earlier and through lunch!!!
Mon.-Thurs. 10:00-6:00
Fri. 10:00-7:30
Sat. 1:30-4:30 Sept.-June
Saturdays will be closed July and Aug.
See you there

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Reading Program!!

Monday, July 5, 2010 at 10:30am to Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:30pm
at the Raymond Public Library

Destination Jungle!
Raymond Public Library Summer Reading Program!! (SRP)
July 5th - August 13th, 2010
Space is limited, so register your child today!

Destination Jungle Reading Contest
ages 0-13 -read and record for prizesJungle Safari Sessions ages 6-12 - Sign up required- 6 different groups will meet 6 times together. Children will enjoy 6 sessions of jungle fun, reading, learning, games, and crafts.

Summer Story Time
ages 3-5 -No sign up required- Children must be accompanies by a parent every Thursday morning 10:30-11:30

Playground Outreach
All ages- no sign up required- Summer reading Coordinators will be going out to various playgrounds in our community. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver (check out the playground places and times at the Raymond Public Library)

Closing Party
All Children and their families who have participated in any of the SRP are welcome -Sign up required

See you there!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Support Our Community

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Come to the Raymond Merc and have a hot dog, chips, and a pop $2. All proceeds will be donated to the Raymond Public Library!!! Also, 10 cents from select purchases at the Raymond Merc for the month of May will go directly to the Library for the purchase of Children's books. So Come to the Merc and eat for us!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Video Confrencing

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Raymond Public Library will be presenting Facebook: Beyond The Basics on video confrencing.
What its about,
Confused about how to use your Facebook account? Tamara Van Horne, Training Coordinator at the Brooks Public Library, will be your guide to the world's most popular social networking site. This class will show you how to manage your privacy settings, set up photo albums, and how to use Facebook applications.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stephanie Drew is coming to talk to us about Humanitarian Work in South America.
Come listen to her tell us about her experiences with volunteering in orphanages in Ecuador, South America for three months. Learn about the country, the organization she went with, the work she did there, and other stories that made her experience life changing. It will be held at the Raymond Public Library on April 21st from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 26, 2010

April 8th John Dormaar is coming to OUR Library to talk to us about the Milk River Canal. He's coming for us so dont forget to come and show him our support. It will be fun and intresting to listen to him tell us about the Milk River Canal! See ya there!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Aprils coming, so don't miss out on these conferences!

Come join us on April 1 to learn about Raised Vegetable Gardening & Composting with Jean Holman

April 16 7:00-8:30 This season is shaping up to be a hightly entertaining eventing of stoytelling, reading and puppetry for families with young children. Bring the kids in pajamas!

April 20 at 7:00-8:00 come listen to Glen Metzler: New Crops for Southern Alberta and
on the 27 Bob Hironaka will be presenting: Japanese pioneers in Southern Alberta.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dont forget about this event!

Robert Heidbreder
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
at the Raymond Public Library
for Children (kindergarten to Grade 4) and Parents
Lickety-split into day.
Dance with Drumheller Dinosaurs as they click-clack around.
Skate Canada
Truck into Toronto as fast as you can.
Twist your tongue around Tuktoyaktuk
Meet the quiet unicorn pupper Pranealot and have a wild adventure with him. Learn crocodile manners from the not so quiet (or polite) crocodile puppet Alpinoisa.
And learn the important really true lesson of really why NOT to eat spiders.

Robert Heidreder carries the antics of years in the primary classroom into his active poetry presentations. He uses rhythme, rhyme, puppets, dance, movement and stories to entertain and engage children as they play with poetry. They learn poems, see where his ideas come from, how he has students write group poems and see the lively pleasure a poem a day can have. Robert Heidbreder was born near Mississippi River in 1947. In 1970 he moved to Vancouver to pursue his degree in Classical Languages. In 1975, he became a Canadian citizen, and completes his teaching degree at UBC. Soon after he started teaching primary children in Vancouver, he began writing because he wanted the children in his class introduced to a liveliness of language that matched their natural bounce, enegry, imagination, and playfullness. His first book was Don't Eat Spiders, (1985); Drummheller Dinosaur Dance (2004); his latest is Crocodiles Play, published in the fall of 2008. In 2002, he won the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2005 retired from teaching after 30 years. His presentation to children in schools and at festivals help keep the child within him alive, awake, laughing and rhyming.

Dont forget about this. It will be tons of fun for the kids!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come join our facebook group Raymond Public Library for more information and a fun time!

Friday, February 26, 2010


Tuesday March 9 at 4:00 - 6:00pm is Dehumanization as a Way of Life
Alberta's History of 'Treating' People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Wednesday Mar. 10 at 7:00 - 9:30pm is Making Dollars & Sense of Charity Tax Law

Wednesday Mar. 17 at 12:00-1:30pm is Law @ Lunch: An Enduring Power of Attorney ( A Will:Legal Toolkit)

Thursday Mar. 18 7:00-9:30pm is Doctors Without Borders: The Story

Tuesday, Mar. 23 at 4:00-6:00pm is Performing Negotiations: Blackfoot Dance/Spectacle, the Colony, and Multicultural Canada 1870-2010

Tuesday, Mar. 23 at 7:00-8:00pm is the Milk River Canal vidoeconference.

Wednesday, Mar. 24 at 12:00-1:30pm is Law @ Lunch: Being an Executor: Legal Rights and Responsibilities.

Tuesday, Mar. 30 at 12:00-1:00pm is Fundraising Basics for Non-Profit Organizations

Friday, January 29, 2010

Febuary Video Conferences!

Come visit out Library and enjoy these upcoming Video Confreces!

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

6:30-7:30 pm

Got a great Idea for a Kids Book?

For adults interested in writing childrens book, a discission regarding age groups, genres, pulling your ideas together, most common mistakes, submitting to a publisher and helpful organizations.
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010

12:00-1:30 pm

Life Issues: The Tax Man Cometh -- When Thinking of Your Financial Portfolio What Should You Consider??

How are different investments taxed? Do you have your holdings in the right place? What about RSPs and Tax-Free Savings Accounts? and what other things should you consider when doing your tax planning.

Thursday Feb 4, 2010


Parasitic Wasps to Control Pest Flies Affectiong Cattle

How parasitic wasps may be used to control pest flies associated with livestock confinements.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010


Dung Beetles and Cattle Manure

An overview of insects in cattle dung with an emphasis on different groups of dung beetles and their effectiveness in degrading cattle dung.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010


Law @ Lunch: Losing a Job and Wrongful Dismissal

- When a dismissal is 'wrongful'

-Rights and responsibilities of employers in situations where an employee is dismissed

-Rights and responsibilities of someone who loses a job, and

-the amount of compensation that may be rewarded to wrongfully dismissed employees and how it is determined.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010


Introduction to Facebook.

How to set up and manage a Facebook account.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

12:00-1:30 pm

Law @ Lunch: Separation and divorce

What happeneds legally when a couple decides to separate?

The Process - What is the court process? - are there any other ways?

Child maintenance, custody and access -how the children will be looked after.

Matrimonial property - How the property will be divided.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Come enjoy this new year with these up coming Video Conferencing.

Thursday, Jan 14 11:00-12:00

Do You know the Rainbow: The ABC's of Canada's Food Guide

Learn the ins and outs of Canadas food guide and what you can do to get back in shape after the holidays

Wednesday, Jan 20 7:00-8:30 pm

Pins'N Needles: An Evening of Quilts.

See quilts, meet our quilters, share pattern ideas, fabric choices and other tips and techniques.

Friday, Jan 22 11:30-11:50 am

RISE Coffee Break - Video Conference Etiquette

Wdnesday Jan 27 10:30-11:00 am

Family Literacy Day: Author Presentations

The Raymond Public Library is putting on a Video Conference presenting two local Children's authors. The first presentation will be by 8 year old Aryison Haynes whose story "Henry's Troubles" was the top ten finalist in the Munsch at Home Writing Contest this year. and the second presetaion will be by Debbie Coats "Even Chickans Get Bored". This story is based on a true happening at the Raymond Public Library.

Wednesday, Jan 27 12:00-1:30

Law @ Lunch: Small Claims Court and How it Works.

Friday, Jan 29 11:30-11:50 am

RISE Coffee Break - Setting Up the Room for Presentaions

Hope to see you there!
Welcome to the new year of 2010!