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

Law @ Lunch - Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:59pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Planting Our Past, Preserving Our Future

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:57pm
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

June Flanagan is a professional botanist, environmental horticulturist and author, as well as the designer of the award-winning Garden of Native Prairie Plants at the Galt Museum & Archives. This program “Planting Our Past, Preserving Our Future” highlights the story behind this garden of truly local species, which was planted by the Society to commemorate its 2009 centennial.

A Taste of Meditation

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:13pm
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Help Yourself Health Series - Self-Hypnosis

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:07pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This interactive lesson will allow participants to experience hypnosis and will teach them how to enter a state of hypnosis on their own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve their lives and to harness the power of their own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Tom Gillis

Law @ Lunch - Grandparents, Grandchildren and the Law

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:05pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Help Yourself Health Series - Positive Self Talk

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:03pm
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This short seminar will focus on how the human brain processes language and creates schema’s for our own success or failure. What is positive self talk and strategies for implementation will all be discussed and explored.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Okotoks Public Library

Horticulture - Permaculture Basics

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:01pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Get an overview of this holistic approach to the design and maintenance of sustainable residential living. A solid mix of old practice meeting new science, there is much to learn about this philosophy of harmonious integration of landscape and people providing food, energy and shelter, sustainably!

Host: Olds Municipal Library
Presenter: Angela Sommers

Law @ Lunch - Residential Tenancies

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:58pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Rent
  • Security deposits
  • Termination of tenancies, and
  • Notice

Help Yourself Health Series - The Key to Healthy Living

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:55pm
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Debunk some myths of healthy eating such as in order to lose weight you must eat less. Get examples of daily diet plans and discover how to consistently eat healthy. Learn how to read the nutritional information on food labels. All this and more will be explained in this free seminar.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Kevin Goat

Coffee Break Session - Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Lauren on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:53pm
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Discover ways to build partnerships to deliver relevant programming, training sessions, and connect with your community and beyond. This session will include ideas on how to connect with and identify local experts and businesses that would benefit from videoconferencing.