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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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Gardening & Nature

No Space, No Problem! Vertical Gardening with Donna Balzer

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2018/02/20 - 10:13am
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join renowned horticulturist, speaker, and author Donna Balzer as she explains how you can cultivate more food in vertical gardens.

Multiply your yields faster than breeding bunnies without expanding your space. Growing more food more efficiently by growing vertically lets you raise more edibles in a smaller space than you thought possible!

So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/01 - 9:12am
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In recent years, beekeeping has been receiving more and more attention. Many people are becoming interested in keeping honeybees.Perhaps you would like to have your own hives.There is so much information out there, that beginners might not know where to start. 

This presentation will give you a basic idea of what information to look for and who to ask when you have questions. There will be an overview of equipment, challenges, expenses and potential legal requirements once you decide to start your own honeybee hive.
 

Winter Speaker Series – Scott Murphy

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 2:10pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Scott Murphy, Fire Management Officer for Waterton Lakes National Park, will speak on his role in the park, the effect wildfire has had on the wildlife in the park, and the underlying positives that may come with a wildfire.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library

Winter Speaker Series – Jenny Vandersteen

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 2:08pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Jenny Vandersteen, Fire Guardian, Wildfire Management with Alberta Forestry and Agriculture, will speak of her experiences and share some photography from the field.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library

Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Submitted by robert.chinook on Fri, 2017/12/08 - 2:04pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Title: Winter Speaker Series – Fire Chief Pat Neumann

Description: The theme of the 2018 Winter Speaker Series is Fire. Pincher Creek Fire Chief Pat Neumann will speak on the importance of fire prevention and emergency preparedness.

Hosted at Pincher Creek Library 

CANCELLED - Gardening in Southern Alberta

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2017/03/21 - 7:56am
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
This program has been cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Insects in Winter

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2016/11/02 - 7:29am
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn how insects survive in cold winter climates. Except for a few that migrate, most of the insects of spring, summer, and fall are still around in the winter. The question is where and how do they survive the cold? They are actually all around us, but we have to look carefully. What’s fascinating is what changes happen to them to enable them to withstand Canada’s cold winters. Can you find any insect ice cubes?

 

‘Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by robert.chinook on Wed, 2016/11/02 - 7:23am
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn about cacao and chocolate – from rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Learn about the life cycle of the cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter tasting seeds. Finally, discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows.

Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas

Submitted by robert.chinook on Tue, 2016/05/17 - 8:26am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas
Presenters: Dr. Parthiba BalasubramanianDr. Syama Chatterton

Back to the Basics: Using Natural Treatments and Food as Medicine for an Optimal You

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/05/13 - 2:51pm
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hippocrates: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

Modern-day society has presented some astonishing new inventions and discoveries, enriching our lives but also posing new challenges. This lecture will discuss how modern-day influences have impacted our health and well-being, specifically weight management and mood.