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

Balancing Hormones from a Naturopathic Perspective

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/28 - 12:54pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Many women struggle with health problems related to hormones, yet hormones themselves reflect the balance (or lack of balance) between the brain, the body, and our environment.  In this presentation, Dr. Marianne Trevorrow, Naturopathic Doctor, will explain how environment, food, stress and exercise can cause women to be out of balance with their own cycles and what natural medicine can do to restore good hormonal health. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This session will be presented by four local groups sharing practices and tips for growing food in Southwest Alberta. Topics explored will include sustainability, affordability, small space gardens, and growing in alternative spaces like school classrooms.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

‘Things With Sharp Teeth: Living with Wolves and Grizzlies’, presented by Kevin Van Tighem – Our relationships with wolves and grizzly bears are often based more on fear and distrust than on respect and coexistence. This talk will explore some of the ways in which some hunters, ranchers and recreationists are starting to re-think our relationship with large carnivores and the remarkable possibilities that could result. Presented by the Waterton Natural History Association in partnership with Lethbridge Public Library.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Reducing Food Waste and Organic Materials in our Landfills
 
This interactive session will discuss the topic of household food waste and how we all can play a part in reversing this trend. Question and answer period will follow presentation.
 
Presenters:
 
Heather Gowland, Waste & Recycling Services, City of Lethbridge
Cory Armfelt, Director of Planning, Town of Taber
Don Francis, EnviroCan

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 - 9:42am
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 - 8:49am
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 - 11:23am
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...