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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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Tech Talk VC 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/19 - 4:48pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

In this Tech Talk, you’ll get the chance to get better acquainted with you videoconference remote control including how to adjust your videoconference camera and microphone.

Presented: Marigold Library System
Hosted: James Vent

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:33pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

Horticulture – The New Face of Ancient Grains

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn how to use sprouted kamut and quinoa to support a healthy lifestyle. Hear from Holistic Nutritionist, Rick Kohut, on these amazing and ancient superfoods including heir benefits and
delicious recipes.

Hosted by: Olds Municipal Library
Presented by: Rick Kohut 

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – Half Blood Blues by Esi Eduguau

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:28pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

Horticulture – Before Pesticides

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:27pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Follow Ken on a historical journey through pest management methods used by our grandparents and see what we have learned, how we have progressed over the years, and in some ways, what we have returned to in our efforts to control the “unwanted” in our yards and gardens.

Hosted: Dr. Ken Fry
Presented: Olds Municipal Library

Law @ Lunch: Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:47pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Law @ Lunch: Being an Executor

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:39pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:
• Gathers in the estate assets
• Pays the debts
• Distributes to beneficiaries
• Generally administers the estate.

Help Yourself Health Series – How to nurture a relationship with a loved one

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:38pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Relationships that are built on strong emotional connections require nurturance and hard work. This presentation offers an introduction to John Gottman’s sound marital house and offers some tips for individuals and/or couples interested in building a healthier relationship with loved ones.

Hosted: Okotoks Public Library
Presented: Psychologist David Small

Law @ Lunch: An Enduring Power of Attorney

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:34pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:
• Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent

Law @ Lunch: Looking After Dependent Parents

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:31pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That’s the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents, (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we’re called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these situations and the options available to address them. Areas for discussion include: