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

Guided Meditation - Meditation 101

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:24am
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Path to Wellness: A Personal Story About Finding Yoga and Alternative Healing

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:19am
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us at 7pm on April 21, 2016. Bonnie Harvey, yogi and owner of Inner Focus Yoga, will share her journey of sickness to health using natural remedies. The best medicine available to us is free! 

"Yoga is universal - you just have to find what speaks to you."

7 Steps to Success

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/02/25 - 5:09pm
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What does “success” mean to you?  Is it more money, a better relationship, recognition? Are your bills, poor decisions, lack of support…your “life” dictating your goals…or are you? Learn how practicing seven simple steps can put you on a path of achieving your personal and or professional success! 

Presented by Life Coach Sandra Oleksiw. http://sandraoleksiw.weebly.com/  and hosted by the High River Library.

Here be Dragons! – Microscopic Monsters from the Crown Of the Continent

Submitted by robert.chinook on Thu, 2016/01/28 - 5:19pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Here be Dragons! – Microscopic Monsters from the Crown Of the Continent
John & Kathleen Hancock from the Pincher Creek Library

Journey under water to meet and view microscopic aquatic monsters. During this journey we will see some amazing evolutionary adaptions and learn about organisms that live in the aquatic environment in South West Alberta. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Engaging Recreationist; Dutch Creek Restoration Project
Anna Garleff & Norine Ambrose from the Lethbridge Public Library

October 2015 OWC hosted a restoration for recreation event with the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad, Trout Unlimited, Spray Lake Sawmills, and Cows & Fish. More than 50 dedicated volunteers built structural walls that encourage bridge use, and planted new willows and poplar trees. The restoration event brought people together to take action and strengthen their connection to the land and each other.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Straddling the Divide – The Great Divide Trail
Dave Hockney from the Okotoks Library

The Great Divide Trail traverses the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia, wandering through the Rocky Mountains for more than 1200 kilometers. It is not officially signed and not always even an actual trail, sometimes merely a wilderness route, inspiring modernday adventures.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project
Andrea Morehouse from the Pincher Creek Library

The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project (GBMP) tracked Grizzly Bears from 2011-2014, by analyzing hair samples collected from bear rub objects, fence crossings, and other opportunistic sampling locations with the aim to provide updated information on grizzly bear density and abundance within southwestern Alberta. PhD candidate Andrea Morehouse presents the latest results and findings.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sharing the Range – The Waterton Biosphere Association and the Blackfoot Challenge
Nora Manners, Jeff Bectell, Jennifer Jenkins & the Blackfoot Challenge from the Pincher Creek Library

Large Carnivores roam along the front range of the Rocky Mountains, crossing the border between Montana and Alberta. Ranchers from both sides share their perspective and methods they have used to meet the challenge of sharing the range

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Do You Like to Dance? Discovering The Secrets of Sharptailed Grouse
John Campbell from Okotoks Public Library

Few people have observed Sharp-tailed Grouse in the wild displaying their complex mating dances on traditional lek dancing grounds; fewer people know it happens right here! Join John, as he reveals video of Sharp-tailed Grouse in southern Alberta leks, featuring photos from National Geographic awarding winning photographer Ken Crebbin.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks
Kelly Cooley from the Pincher Creek Library

Invasive species are plants, animals, and microorganisms that are not native to a particular area. They are also species that are capable of causing severe damage in areas outside their normal range, harming the economy, the environment, or human health once they become established.