Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 

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June 9, 2015
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday; no class 4/20)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM THE USA: This slice-of-life comedy/drama stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-aged book critic who is shattered when her husband leaves her. In order to visit her daughter, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM THE USA: This slice-of-life comedy/drama stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-aged book critic who is shattered when her husband leaves her. In order to visit her daughter, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May 2 through August 29

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (June 1, July 20*, August 3) *changed date for July

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (June 1, July 6, August 3)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Book clubs already involve getting together with friends, eating, and drinking, so why not make that the focus? The 1st Saturday of each month we'll be cooking recipes from a different cookbook. This June we're going to try something a little different and bake recipes from the show taking America by storm: The Great British Baking Show! There is no actual book, but there are hundreds of scrummy recipes to try on www.bbc.co.uk/food/programmes/b013pqnm. Choose a dish to make and bring it to share, along with any story behind the experience of baking it.  You don't have to be a serious, experienced cook; enthusiasm for cooking is more important, so consider giving this a try with us!  18 and older please. Registration for June starts May 1.
 
After registering for this program, you will be individually contacted to ask which recipe(s) you would like to provide. 

This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sale.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Outside on the Lawn (Rain location: Community Room)

Join us for Fredricksen's very first plant swap! In line with our Summer Program, Build a Better World, here's a chance to share what you have an abundance of and find something new for your garden! Bring as many plants as you would like to take home. (If you bring two plants, you may take two home.) Plants should be divided in advance and in containers. Plants should be labeled with their name if possible, and the type of conditions they grow best in (shade, sun, etc.). No invasive plants, please. We will have Master Gardeners on site to help categorize and answer questions. Cold drinks will be provided. No registration necessary.


Monday, June 5, 2017 (All day)

Summer Learning for ALL AGES – Build a BETTER WORLD!

Register starting Monday, June 5

Join us at Fredricksen for another great summer of reading, learning and events for adults, children and teens. It's easy to do!  If you register in the first 5 days (June 5 to June 9) for Summer Learning and/or register for a new library card, you will be eligible to win a fun summer prize or an iPad Mini!  Watch for more details!

The Summer Reading Program is made possible by the Friends of Fredricksen and East Pennsboro Branch, In Memory of Ashley Dietrich, our municipalities and additional generous sponsors.


Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.   This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.   If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration for June 5 meeting begins May 1. 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Isaac Asimov's classic, I, Robot. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins May 1. Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.) This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for lifelong learning.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May 2 through August 29

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (June 8, * No July session, August 10)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Inside and Outside the library!

Help us celebrate 60 years of Fredricksen as we Kickoff our Summer Learning Program with an all-ages birthday party! Join us for Food, Music, Touch-A-Truck, Prize Give-a-ways, Make & Takes, Quidditch Exhibition, Guessing Games, a Preview of Hamiltunes, an all-age book character themed costume parade, Friends MINI Book Sale, Free Birthday Cupcakes and much, much more! No registration needed.  


Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. As part of our Summer Program, Build a Better World, we will be offering the option of working on a project for a cause at each Twisted Stitchers. When you sign up for the month, we will send you a pattern you can knit or crochet so you can decide if you'd like to work on that. Of course, you are welcome to work on anything else you choose, as well! Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration for June begins May 15.

 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May 2 through August 29

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the Lawn

Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra starts the 2017 Summer Concerts on the Lawn with a dynamic evening as they bring a touch of the Caribbean to the Fredricksen Library.  This stunning group, named Baltimore's official steel drum band, are masters of the steel drum. Their vivacious tropical music rounds out a lively show for all ages. Don't miss the vibrant kickoff to this year's Summer Concerts on the Lawn Series!  (Rain date: Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 pm) Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Back and better than ever is our Reprise of Hamiltunes! Fans of all ages will sing along to the CD, and lyric sheets will be provided. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Because of profanity used in the musical, the sing-along is open to all ages, but children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult. Fans who are interested in singing along to a specific part in a specific song, can reserve a spot by emailing jnupponen@ccpa.net with the subject “Roles in Hamilton.”

Please note: This is an after hours event. The library will be closed to the public at this time. 


Monday, June 19, 2017 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.   This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.   If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration for June 19 meeting begins May 15. 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has a story, every story deserves to be heard, and we want to listen. If you'd like to share your story, sign up for a 45-minute time slot and have a one-on-one audio-recorded interview with a loved one or someone we provide. Using the Storycorps app, we will then upload your interview to the national archives of the Library of Congress, if you so choose.

 

Register beginning May 15 by calling 761-3900 x225.  (July registration begins June 15.  August registration begins July 15) This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May 2 through August 29

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month's choice, from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, is a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning May 15.


Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (June 24, July 29, August 26)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for hundreds of years. Join our three professional crafters who will help you make a project you'll be proud to show off!  Basic supplies provided by the library, your favorite drink provided by YOU!  $7.50 per person, ages 21 and older. Register in person, on the phone or ONLINE HERE beginning May 15.

This program is part of the Daytime Academy made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for lifelong learning.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May 2 through August 29

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature.  Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide research-based home gardening information to the public. You too can be an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practitioner. IPM began as a “new” idea for managing plant pests in production farming decades ago. That doesn’t mean that you can’t implement IPM strategies in your home garden or landscape. The presenters will discuss basic IPM components and use model pests to look at ways that you can manage your home garden ecosystems.

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month (7/25, 8/22, 9/26 & 10/24). Registration for all programs is now open. To register contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500

 

 


Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate between truth and fiction? Nobody is better qualified to help you wade through the news like a librarian and - in line with our Summer Program, Build a Better World - ours are ready to show you the tricks of trade. You'll learn about the rise of fake news, the behaviors that perpetrate it and how you can spot it so you won't be fooled. No registration necessary.


Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM ARGENTINA:  Anita is the story of a young woman with Down Syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM ARGENTINA:  Anita is the story of a young woman with Down Syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 8:30am
 
Join us as we partner with Susquehanna Folk (sfmsfolk.org) and travel to the stunning Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., rain or shine. This year is the festival's 50th anniversary and promises to be an excellent occasion!
 
The Circus Arts are one of the focuses of this year's festival.  The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will bring the rich history, mystique and diversity of circus arts to life on the National Mall. But visitors will see more than just a performance—meet coaches, costume designers, makeup artists, musicians, lighting and sound technicians, poster artists, wagon builders, cooks, and many others whose collective creative work brings the circus to life. Along with new students and celebrated masters, experience the many dimensions of circus arts through performances, demonstrations, and workshops under a big top tent and other colorful venues. More information at http://www.festival.si.edu/.
 
This year, the festival will also showcase the rich array of traditional artists from across the country who have received the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest award for excellence in the folk and traditional arts.  Exemplary artists from a wide variety of cultural groups and regions will share their music, dance, crafts, and stories with each other and the public. 
 
Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation from Camp Hill, boxed continental breakfast served en route to Washington, D.C., free time to explore and participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and gratuity for bus driver. The bus departs from the Camp Hill Radisson's parking lot at 8:30am.  On the way home, we will make a stop for dinner on your own. We will return by 9:30pm.  Cost: $40.00 per person. Register in person or online here now!
 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sale.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.   This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.   If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration for July 3 meeting begins June 1. 


Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (June 1, July 6, August 3)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come out and exercise your brain by having fun. No previous experience required. The game rules will be explained, and help provided by the game host if requested. Torn from today's headlines. Can you stop the ISIS master terrorist from sending Europe into all-out panic? In Viktory: Terror In Europe, you'll take command of Secret Agents, Bomb Squads, Special Forces, or Informant Networks to track down and eliminate this terrifying threat. There's room for four Interpol Commanders. For teens 15-18, and adults of any age. Check-out the game on the website: www.boardgamegeek.com. Registration begins June 15.


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