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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CANCELLED - Grossology

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 4:29pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CANCELLED

Poop, vomit, and slime

make this class a guaranteed gross time! We’ll investigate why animals do ‘gross’ stuff, how it helps them to survive, and meet some disgusting animals – and you might be surprised by who you’ll meet!

Recommended for ages 10+
Presented by the St. Louis Zoo

*see attachments for Program Guide

Pirates!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 11:10am
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Set sail during the Golden Age of Piracy to learn about the reality of pirates! Participants will be introduced to the stereotypical concepts of pirates and discuss where images of hooks, peg legs and eye patches originated. By examining such pirates as Edward Teach, otherwise known as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Calico Jack, participants will learn about the lives of real pirates.

Floating Food and Puffy Faces - Is Living in Space Just Like Life on Earth?

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/04/21 - 11:02am
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Arctic Discoveries - Gray Wolves of Alaska

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/19 - 12:20pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

With this year's TD Summer Reading Program theme being "Wild," it is the perfect opportunity to invite your young patrons ages 5-11 into your library to meet a real live wolf! Okay, so they will be meeting them on screen, but your young patrons are sure to be mesmerized by this educational, 45 minute videconference opportunity hosted by the Alaska Zoo and their wolf pack. 

Promotional poster attached below.

Gentle Yin Yoga

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/12 - 10:46am
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A disaster can strike anyone at any time. Are you prepared? This video conference will include information on the three steps in being prepared for a disaster to hit, including: knowing the risks, making a plan, and preparing a kit. Learn how to be prepared to survive for up to 72 hours with minimal assistance.

Remembering: Part of the Grief Experience

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/04/04 - 3:25pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The role of ritual, symbol and story in healthy transition
 
In this presentation, Rick Bergh will help you to understand the significance of connecting bonds in grief work. Come and explore how you can remember your loved ones who have passed through symbol, story and ritual. Learn how you might intentionally incorporate your unique ways and methods of remembering into your grief experience. It will allow you to honour him or her and enable you to move forward.
 

The Concept of Cyclical Grief in Healthy Transition

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/04/04 - 3:19pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

What is grief? Why does it come back? What should I do when it returns?
 
In this presentation, Rick Bergh will help you to understand the difference between grief and mourning. You will learn how to tackle the misconceptions that may prevent you from a healthy transition following a loss.
 
Gain knowledge and acquire tools that will help you and those around you face a grief journey with intention.
 

Author Talk: Karon Argue

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/04/01 - 2:58pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Karon Argue, author and illustrator of the children's book The Smooch, will share her story of resilience and perseverance through several health complications. Karon lives in High River and her inspiration as an artist incorporates her visual arts background with her own physical challenges.

When acclaimed children's author Robert Munsch told Karon, "You're good, get going" (Routes magazine, 2013), she took it to heart - in spite of Type 1 Diabetes, blindness, and a kidney transplant in 2015.

Let's Talk About Concussions

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 2:10pm
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

During this session, information will be shared on how to recognize a concussion, initial management of concussions, and long-term treatment and rehabilitation from concussions.

Presented by Rebecca Spiers, Athletic Therapist/President at Collegiate Sports Medicine in Olds, Alberta, this seminar is intended for coaches, parents, teachers, athletes, and anyone else interested in learning about concussions.

Hosted by Olds Municipal Library.