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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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

Living Well on Retirement Income

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 3:40pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Participants will learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses, and live on a retirement income without having to rely on credit to get by.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Cautious Consumerism

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 3:34pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Participants will learn ways to avoid the most common scams and fraud in Canada, and what to do if they become a victim of identity theft.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 3:14pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We invite parents to join us for this informative presentation and learn some easy to implement techniques to teach their kids about savings, giving, and spending.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Debt Solutions

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/12/03 - 3:10pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for this informative presentation to learn about the various solutions to managing and reducing debt loads.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society
nomoredebts.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Planning Financially for Post Secondary School

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/11/01 - 8:14am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post-secondary school. Parents will learn how to talk to their teens about money and how to plan financially for school.

 

presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society

Homeschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/11/01 - 8:09am
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Considering homeschooling?

Join us for this informative presentation to learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.
 
Broadcast live from Okotoks Public Library

Beekeeping 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/11/01 - 7:58am
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
In recent years, beekeeping has been receiving more and more attention. Many people are becoming interested in keeping honeybees. But where do you start?

Taber Public Library’s Annual Christmas Concert – Global Drums

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2018/10/30 - 3:26pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Taber Public Library for their annual Christmas Concert! This year we are proud to host Global Drums, under the leadership of Adam Mason of the University of Lethbridge. This is a percussion band that has performed internationally, with emphasis on steel drums. TPL is excited to host Global Drums before they head off to England to perform shortly before Christmas.

Hosted by Taber Public Library

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/09/27 - 1:20pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*for Library Staff

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days.