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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Relationships in a Digital Age (encore presentation)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2019/02/07 - 5:17pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Picture this: A thirteen-year-old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing. She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat.

Unschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2019/02/06 - 9:33am
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Explore how children can learn everything they need to know for post-secondary entrance without curriculum, classes, or school! Find out the theory and practice behind this exciting new educational alternative.

Presented by child development specialist Judy Arnall, author of Unschooling to University.

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

*see attachments for PDF and PNG copies of the event poster

Relationships in a Digital Age

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2019/01/04 - 5:02pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Picture this: A thirteen-year-old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing. She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat. One of her classmates who receives the picture takes a screenshot and brings it to the principal. Who is responsible for teaching this young girl about the appropriate use of technology? Is it the school? The parents?
 

Opioid Information Session

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2018/12/05 - 3:02pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

How did we get here? Join Jill Manning from ARCHES Lethbridge for an overview of what opioids are and how they work biologically, including signs and symptoms of an overdose, what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing, and an explanation of Naloxone and where to access kits.

Hosted at Chinook Arch HQ

Homeschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/11/01 - 8:09am
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Considering homeschooling?

Join us for this informative presentation to learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.
 
Broadcast live from Okotoks Public Library

Homeschooling 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/09/24 - 12:27pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Considering homeschooling?

Join us for this informative presentation to learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/09/04 - 1:33pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project currently offers a free and searchable listing of over 18,000 know Canadian cemeteries.  Information is continually being added by dedicated volunteers.  Join Jennifer Young as she talks about her experience with CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project and how you can become a cemetery sleuth. 

http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Paws for Reading

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/08/23 - 11:16am
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Kids reading to dogs is a popular program at many libraries. These programs are designed to help young kids improve their confidence in reading out loud by reading to a dog.

Join Steve King, president of Community Therapy Dogs (Chestermere) to learn about their Listening Tails program.

This program is suitable for library patrons and library staff. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Broadcast from Chestermere Public Library

Library Lighting Solutions: Calgary Public Library Case Study

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2018/03/19 - 9:02am
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Looking for innovative solutions to your library's lighting?

Leisure in Dementia Care for Family and Caregivers

Submitted by robert.chinook on Mon, 2018/01/29 - 12:54pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Do you have a loved one with dementia? In this session you will learn:

· What is dementia?
· The art of dementia-friendly communication
· The psychological needs of people with dementia
· What makes an activity meaningful?
· Community resources and support
· Ways to cope with caregiver stress and grief

This is a free presentation, presented by Alberta Health Services Therapeutic Recreation.

Hosted by Coaldale Pubic Library