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

Mind, Body & Spirit

Help Yourself Health Series – How to nurture a relationship with a loved one

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 11:38am
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Relationships that are built on strong emotional connections require nurturance and hard work. This presentation offers an introduction to John Gottman’s sound marital house and offers some tips for individuals and/or couples interested in building a healthier relationship with loved ones.

Hosted: Okotoks Public Library
Presented: Psychologist David Small

Pincher Creek Speaker Series – Roy Davidson

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 8:53am
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Roy Davidson will be here to talk about local history books, “Honour – a Story of the Blackfoot Indians” and “The Place Where the Kootenai Go Up.”

Hosted: Pincher Creek
Presented: Roy Davidson

A Taste of Meditation

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:13pm
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Help Yourself Health Series - Self-Hypnosis

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:07pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This interactive lesson will allow participants to experience hypnosis and will teach them how to enter a state of hypnosis on their own. Learn how to use this state of hypnosis to improve their lives and to harness the power of their own subconscious mind for relaxation, and the management of stress, sleep, and anxiety.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Tom Gillis

Help Yourself Health Series - Positive Self Talk

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 1:03pm
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This short seminar will focus on how the human brain processes language and creates schema’s for our own success or failure. What is positive self talk and strategies for implementation will all be discussed and explored.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Okotoks Public Library

Help Yourself Health Series - The Key to Healthy Living

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:55pm
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Debunk some myths of healthy eating such as in order to lose weight you must eat less. Get examples of daily diet plans and discover how to consistently eat healthy. Learn how to read the nutritional information on food labels. All this and more will be explained in this free seminar.

Host: Okotoks Public Library
Presenter: Kevin Goat

Wellness Information Series: Understanding and Reducing Anxiety

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2012/12/19 - 1:48pm
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Learn to slay your anxiety dragons and manage your emotions.
Anxiety is an unpleasant state of mental and emotional uneasiness. Persistent anxiety can interfere with many aspects of life including work, school, our social life and our relationships. This workshop provides individuals with an understanding of anxiety and how to overcome anxiety through effective anxiety reduction strategies and tools.