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New Career Resource Guide for 2016

Whether you are changing careers, looking for your first job or want to use social media in your job search, our 2016 Career Resource Guide is a great place to start. The Guide lists dozens of books and online resources designed to help you with all aspects of the job hunt, including: writing a better resume and cover letter; perfecting your interviewing skills; understanding the changing job market; and identifying jobs that match your skills. The Guide includes special topics like military to civilian transition and workplace resources for those with Asperger’s Syndrome. Let the library help you land and keep the perfect job!

DOWNLOAD A COPY HERE or pick one up in the library.​

 

 

Page Updated: 

June 9, 2015
Thursday, February 23, 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.

 


Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films

Come back on Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jan and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films

Come back on Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jan and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Saturday as we view the nominees from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films.

Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jan and Bill Murray.

 


Tuesday, February 28, 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. The first program in this series is for new or experienced gardeners. Get an introduction to the rewards of gardening, attempting to answer the question “Why Garden?” You'll learn simple tips and resources to enhance your experience.  Gardening is not just digging in the dirt but provides a whole host of rewards, all interrelated to an overall better quality of life. 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month (3/28, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26 & 10/24). Registration for all programs begins January 2. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500


Thursday, March 2, 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, March 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday, beginning Feb. 2)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: German (First Thursday of the month)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: French (First Thursday of the month)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Italian (Second Thursday of the month)

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.  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, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am

11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Atrium, Upper floor

Holy Spirit – A Geisinger Affiliate - will be at Fredricksen Library offering a Community Health Fair. Come in for any or all of these free services:

Blood Pressure

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Bone Density by heel scan (for osteoporosis)

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (to determine your risk for heart attack and/or stroke)

Falls prevention in the home

Glucose and cholesterol by fingerstick (no need to fast)

Nutrition information

Sleep Assessment (to look at risk of several types of sleep disorders)

No need to register, walk in and have any or all of the screenings done.  For further information, call 763-2427.


Saturday, March 4, 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? This March we'll be doing something a little different: Cook Your Heritage! Cook your favorite dish from whatever your heritage is and bring it in to share. Don't forget the recipe! 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 March begins February 1. 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, March 4, 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 Spring (April 20-23, 2017, including a Children's Books Extravaganza!) and Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sales.  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!

 


Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, we will be hosting TEDx Fredricksen Library - a series of local viewings that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, we will watch TED Talks videos to spark deep discussion and connection. Our First TEDx event will focus on the concept of happiness: the science behind it and what makes a good life. After the videos, we will discuss what we saw and how it affected us.  We'll end with a little happiness boost from a favorite TED Talk. Could we learn something new about happiness together? Let's find out. No registration necessary.


Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

This two-part program takes a lively look at the history of mankind’s favorite beverages.  Beer – known to the pyramid-builders of Egypt as “liquid bread” – gained commercial fame thanks to the pious brewmasters of medieval Europe.  Wine fueled the drinking parties of ancient Greece, but later connoisseurs hailed it as “bottled poetry.”  Coffee and tea kept early monks and mystics alert during religious rituals; over time, these warming stimulants won the approval of Enlightenment thinkers, Industrial Age workers, 19th-century socialites, and the trendy urbanites crowding the neighborhood Starbucks today. Filled to the brim with entertaining tales, these two presentations will quench your deepest thirst for knowledge! Samples will be available. Ages 21 and up. Registration begins February 1.


Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6

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

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.

 

For this third session, join Dr. David Lai of U.S. Army War college to discuss the South China Sea, a central source of competing territorial claims. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.

 

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15).  Registration is now open.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

Register with credit card online (https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2017-at-fredricksen-lilbrary/) or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101


Monday, March 6, 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 March 6 meeting begins February 1.

 


Tuesday, March 7, 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 Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins February 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, March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Islam is a faith widely discussed these days: politically, spiritually, on social media and on the news.  Do you, however, really understand Islam?  Do you understand the Quran's teachings on peace, human rights, science, women, non-violence? You've heard a lot about Shariah, but what is it exactly? What's it like to be a Muslim in America these days?  Albert Einstein said, "Education is not just the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." Give yourself the gift of education by joining us for some or all of our three-part series on Understanding Islam.  

 

In Islam 101, you will learn the basics of the faith, its many denominations and its widespread diversity. Come prepared with questions for the following Q&A session.  No registration necessary.

 

Others session in the series will be held on April 4 and May 2 at 7 pm.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am

The 2nd Wednesday of each month

(Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Jan 11, Feb 8, March 8, Apr 12, May 10)

10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" compiled by John Updike.   Discussions will be the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  One-time fee of $12 for materials. Registration begins August 15.

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.


Thursday, March 9, 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, March 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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. 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, March 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Italian (second Thursday of the month)

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. 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, March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM IRELAND:  Jimmy has decided what Dublin needs is a top-shelf soul band. However, top-shelf soul musicians are hard to find in Dublin, so he has to make do with what he can find. Before long, the band is packing them in at local clubs. But do they have what it takes to make the big time? The Commitments is sparked by fine performances by its young cast and enthusiastic performances of a number of '60s soul classics; the cast, who play their own instruments, reassembled the band for a concert tour after the film became a hit. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lower Parking Lot, Walnut St. side

Donating blood may be one of the most important things you’ve ever done. Just one pint of your blood can save as many as four lives.  Come and donate in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here one Friday every other month. It is a safe and easy process which takes approximately 45 minutes. Generally, anyone age 16 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good health, can donate blood. If you have any questions about donating, call Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 1-800-771-0059 or visit www.cpbb.org.


Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM IRELAND:  Jimmy has decided what Dublin needs is a top-shelf soul band. However, top-shelf soul musicians are hard to find in Dublin, so he has to make do with what he can find. Before long, the band is packing them in at local clubs. But do they have what it takes to make the big time? The Commitments is sparked by fine performances by its young cast and enthusiastic performances of a number of '60s soul classics; the cast, who play their own instruments, reassembled the band for a concert tour after the film became a hit. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Join us for some games of deduction! These board games will challenge your ability to solve problems that are complex and take a lot of mind-bending turns.  Dracula has risen again. Can you stop him before he creates an overpowering army of vampire brides? As Dracula moves hidden on a map of 1898 Europe, he leaves behind a trail of encounters. The Vampire Hunters must deduce Dracula's current location, and travel there to defeat him in combat to end the nightmare.

 

Register soon; there's only room for four Hunters! Registration begins February 15.


Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Do you have what it takes to test your knowledge in a pub-style trivia challenge at the library? Teams of 2 - 4 people can sign up and prove who knows the most about each month's topic! Enjoy some snacks on us and B.Y.O.B. If you're really lucky, you may even win the coveted Freddy Trivia Cup! Ages 21 & up, please. Registration for March's Pop Culture Trivia Saturday begins February 1.

 ~ April 8 is History Trivia Saturday. Registration begins March 1.

 ~ May 13 is Geek Culture Trivia Saturday. Registration begins April 1.

 


Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

This two-part program takes a lively look at the history of mankind’s favorite beverages.  Beer – known to the pyramid-builders of Egypt as “liquid bread” – gained commercial fame thanks to the pious brewmasters of medieval Europe.  Wine fueled the drinking parties of ancient Greece, but later connoisseurs hailed it as “bottled poetry.”  Coffee and tea kept early monks and mystics alert during religious rituals; over time, these warming stimulants won the approval of Enlightenment thinkers, Industrial Age workers, 19th-century socialites, and the trendy urbanites crowding the neighborhood Starbucks today. Filled to the brim with entertaining tales, these two presentations will quench your deepest thirst for knowledge! Samples will be available. Ages 21 and up. Registration begins February 1.


Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins February 15.

 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Join us as we welcome St. Patrick's Day with the musical styling of Seasons.  The Lee siblings have toured in multiple states and countries and have opened for artists as varied as Grammy-award-winner Ashley Cleveland, Scythian, and Celtic Fiddle Festival. Seasons has performed on both regional and national television, including EWTN program “Life on the Rock” and “Fox and Friends.” Now they will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle and leave you humming a merry tune as you enter St. Patty's Day week! Free refreshments and our beautiful atmosphere round out this evening of fun! No registration necessary.


Thursday, March 16, 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, March 16, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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. 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, March 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Join Gene Barr, author of A Civil War Captain and His Lady: Love, Courtship, and Combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign.  He is also the president and CEO of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry. As he researched and wrote his book, he found an incredible amount of information that surprised him even after decades of previous study about the period. He will share these surprising facts and stories with you, including the social and courtship rituals of the Victorian period and a bit about the US (and PA) as it entered the Civil War. No registration necessary.


Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6

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

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.

 

For this fourth session, we'll discuss Saudi Arabia's struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue while Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and blame its promotion of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative version of Islam, for creating jihadists. Bipartisan criticism of Saudi Arabia is rising in Congress. Both countries need each other, but they are at a crossroads in bilateral relations.

 

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15).  Registration is now open.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

Register with credit card online (https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2017-at-fredricksen-lilbrary/) or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101


Monday, March 20, 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 March 20 meeting begins February 15.

 


Tuesday, March 21, 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 February 15 by calling 761-3900 x225.  (April registration begins March 15.  May registration begins April 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, March 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

In cooperation with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Dr. Andrea Taylor will discuss the ways social, cultural, and political events experienced across our lifespan impact our values and perspectives.  In this interactive session, we’ll explore how to understand and manage these differences and the ways they affect behavior and communication in the workplace, our families, and other areas of our lives. No registration necessary. 


Tuesday, March 21, 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, also chosen as the One Book, One Community Book for 2017, is a stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning February 15.


Thursday, March 23, 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, March 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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. 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, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM ETHIOPIA:  When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but a tough and passionate lawyer steps in to fight for her. This inspiring film paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM ETHIOPIA:  When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but a tough and passionate lawyer steps in to fight for her. This inspiring film paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

Saturday, March 25 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

West Shore Country Club

Celebration Sponsor:  Greg and Susan Sutliff Foundation

The evening will feature an original score written by 15-year old, Zev Malina, to Robert McCloskey’s award-winning children’s book, Blueberries for Sal. Zev will read the book aloud while accompanied by Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Maestro, Stuart Malina and five members of the Symphony. The evening will also feature live and silent auctions.

Ticket price: $125. For more information, call Pamela Rhoads at 717-761-3900 x 244.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, March 28, 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. The first program in this series focuses on Spring Wildflowers. They appear in the spring, then bloom for a short period of time. Enjoy wonderful photographs while learning about the fleeting beauty of these native wildflowers.

 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month (4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26 & 10/24). To register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500


Thursday, March 30, 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, March 30, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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. 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, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Do you read the entire contract before you sign? If not, you may be surprised about what you agreed to.

Join Attorney Melanie L. Vanderau of Mette Evans & Woodside for a discussion about the importance of reading and understanding contracts and agreements that you sign for consumer services. You’ll learn how to decipher the “legalese” in fine print and understand how to protect your rights as a consumer.  

Learn About Common Consumer Contracts

·         Home mortgage contract

·         Rental car agreement

·         Credit card application

·         Cell phone contracts

·         Insurance policies

·         Gym membership agreements

·         Cable and internet service contracts

No registration necessary.


Saturday, April 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 Spring (April 20-23, 2017, including a Children's Books Extravaganza!) and Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sales.  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!

 


Saturday, April 1, 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? This April we'll be cooking foods from the SkinnyTaste Cookbook or www.skinnytaste.com. Choose a dish and bring enough for everyone! 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 April begins March 1. 

 

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.


Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Immigration remains a hot topic on the political scene.  It’s no wonder, since foreign-born residents now make up a near-record 13% of the U.S. population.  Join John Maietta, professor and speaker, as he steps back from recent controversies to take a broad look at the history of immigration to the United States. From the indentured servants of the colonial era, to the peasants and working poor of nineteenth-century Europe, to the war refugees and high-tech entrepreneurs of today, seekers of freedom and economic opportunity have been drawn to America for more than 300 years.  Collectively, they forged the unique sense of identity which is idealized – if not always honored – in the nation’s official motto, E Pluribus Unum: “Out of many, one.” No registration necessary.


Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6

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

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.

 

For this fifth session, we'll ask: What is the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy? For 45 years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not. Despite the so-called “energy revolution,” the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. In order to be successful, policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy.

 

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15).  Registration is now open.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

Register with credit card online (https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2017-at-fredricksen-lilbrary/) or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101


Monday, April 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 April 3 meeting begins March 1. 


Tuesday, April 4, 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 Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of adulterous entanglement, The Scarlett Letter. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins March 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 life-long learning.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Islam is a faith widely discussed these days: politically, spiritually, on social media and on the news. Join us for the second of our three-part series on Understanding Islam.  Being a Muslim in Modern America is a complex situation. Does the religious diversity of this country make life harder or easier? How strongly does society's fear of terrorism affect the lives of the average Muslim in the U.S.? Come prepared with questions for the Q&A session following.  No registration necessary.

The third session takes place on May 2.


Thursday, April 6, 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, April 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday, beginning Feb. 2)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: German (First Thursday of the month)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: French (First Thursday of the month)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Italian (Second Thursday of the month)

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.  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, April 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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. 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, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Do you have what it takes to test your knowledge in a pub-style trivia challenge at the library? Teams of 2 - 4 people can sign up and prove who knows the most about each month's topic! Enjoy some snacks on us and B.Y.O.B. If you're really lucky, you may even win the coveted Freddy Trivia Cup! Ages 21 & up, please. Registration for April’s History Trivia Saturday begins March 1.

 ~ May 13 is Geek Culture Trivia Saturday. Registration begins April 1.

 

 


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