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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— Garth Carl, CAO Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services

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. 

Run, Run, You Can't Catch Me!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 1:15pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Watch Out! The WILD ones are looking for you and they are hungry!  RUN!
Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she provides this lively program to compliment the TD Summer Reading theme "Wild".

Intended audience: Ages 3+
presented from the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

The Memory Project - Veteran's Visit

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 11:33am
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Memory Project is a nationwide bilingual project that connects Veterans and Canadian forces personnel with the opportunity to share their stories with Canadians in classrooms and community forums.
 

CANCELLED - Unbridle Your True Self - Life, Leadership, Love, and HORSES

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Wed, 2016/03/30 - 10:00am
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Unfortunately, this program is no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for rescheduling. 

Free Range Poetry: On the Trail with Canadian Western Poet Doris Daley

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/03/29 - 9:29am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta born, award-winning western/cowboy poet Doris Daley started her "professional" poetry career 20 years ago with one poem and a complimentary ticket to  a barbeque.  Now she is at home on stages throughout Canada and the U.S., at campfires large and small, at private parties, corporate events and North America's most iconic cowboy poetry gatherings.