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 - Grandparents, Grandchildren and the Law

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

Help Yourself Health Series - Positive Self Talk

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:03pm
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 Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:01pm
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 Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:58pm
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 Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:55pm
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 Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:53pm
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.

Coffee Break Session - Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:51pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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.

Coffee Break Session - Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:50pm
Tuesday, February 5, 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. Get excited about promoting and marketing the various uses of videoconferencing to patrons, community members and outside organizations!

Wildlife Lecture - The Magical Landscapes of Writing-on-Stone

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 3:12pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Harvesting of animals by humans can result in selection of particular behavioural traits. A satellite telemetry study in the Canadian Rockies of elk whose individual personalities had been characterized as “bold runners” or “shy hiders” indicates that human hunters are more likely to take out bold individuals, with the potential to evoke evolutionary change.