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

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

‘Little Burrows on the Prairie: Life and Times of Yellow-Bellied Marmots in Southern Alberta’, presented by Berna-Dean Holland – Come learn about the biology, behaviour and life history of the Yellow-Bellied Marmots. Comparing populations found in different habitats, latitudes and elevations can shed light on our understanding of the limits of adaptive plasticity within species and show us how Yellow-Bellied Marmots may fare in the face of rising global temperatures and environmental change.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Living in Mutual Respect with our Environment and its Inhabitants’, presented by Ryan Heavy Head – Our increased access and intrusion into wildlife habitat adds increasing barriers to the normal movement, feeding, reproduction and survival of many species who share our common fragile landscape. This talk details how snakes and other wildlife have been responding to these changes, and explores the application of traditional Blackfoot concepts in current approaches to human-wildlife relationships and species conservation.

Walk on the Wild Side Speaker Series, ‘Rescue the Fescue

Submitted by John on Tue, 2016/03/22 - 10:42am
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Conserving and Restoring Waterton Lakes National Park’s Grasslands’, presented by Kimberly Pearson – Explore the significance of the park’s rich fescue grasslands and how staff and partners are working to ensure they’re vital into the future. View video of the Spring 2015 prescribed fire, get the scoop on some of the park’s most exciting volunteer and educational opportunities and view exciting highlights from recent remote wildlife cameras. Presented by the Waterton Natural History Association in partnership with Lethbridge Public Library. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 Fire Management in Waterton Lakes National Park; Recent Prescribed and Wildfire Experiences

Scott Murphy from the Pincher Creek Library

Resume Information Session

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/03/08 - 9:49am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta is experiencing an economic downturn, and never has it been more important for those seeking employment to have a resume that will capture a potential employer’s eye. So what are job seekers to do? In this informative resume information session, you will learn resume do’s & don’ts, uncover cover letter tips & mistakes, explore networking opportunities, and discover what Being Human Services can offer you. Presented by Bob Will from Being Human Services via videoconference from the Redcliff Public Library.

A Song with Every Story - sing-a-long!

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/07 - 12:23pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join best-selling authors Rick and Erica Bergh in a sing-a-long as they joyfully engage you in their children's books! Come and discover the story, the music, and the people behind them. A few stories that will be explored are...

Chair yoga for seniors and those with limited mobility

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:49am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga is great for adults of all ages, especially seniors. Studies have shown that yoga can be extremely helpful when it comes to combating stress, fatigue, and pain. Some yoga poses increase core strength and balance, which reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Other poses can alleviate senior-related health issues such as menopause. 

Join Bonnie Harvey from Inner Focus Yoga for a fun hour of Chair Yoga!

Morning Guided Meditation

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:37am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Yoga - Key Poses

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:34am
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

There are many different styles of yoga today, and sometimes it can be intimidating to start if we don’t know what to expect. Learning the poses correctly is a key ingredient for avoiding injury and building a strong practice. Join Bonnie Harvey of Inner Focus Yoga as she breaks down the 5 most common poses you will see in a yoga class, variations you can take, and some common habits to avoid. Discussion, theory, and practice. 

Women's Self Defense

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:31am
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Aimee Maund and Bonnie Harvey of Focus Taekwon Do for an introduction to self defense. Participants will discover the most common attacks, and your instructors will guide you through the 4 steps to taking control of any situation. You will learn basic joint manipulation and pressure points, giving you the tools for effective self defense strategies regardless of your size. 

Participants should come in comfortable clothes so they can practice the moves taught.