Adult Events @Fredricksen

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June 1, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Learn how to crochet at the library! You will be instructed how to begin the foundation of your project.  You will also learn the basic stitches…..slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and how to finish off your project.  You will need an aluminum crochet hook - J is a good size to start with.  The instructor will provide the practice yarn. Ages 16 and up, please. Cost: $7.50 for two classes. 

Registration begins September 15. You can register in person, on the phone or online here.

 


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

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

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, October 24, 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.

Everyone is familiar with tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, but there are many other “minor” bulbs that are easy to plant and even easier to care for. Explore bulbs beyond the ordinary as Master Gardeners some of their favorite flowering bulbs for spring and fall color.

Cost per workshop is $5.00. To register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500

 


Tuesday, October 24, 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. Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning September 15.


Thursday, October 26, 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, October 26, 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. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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, October 26, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Sept 14, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30*)

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. Italian is available on the second Thursday of each month. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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.  *moved due to Thanksgiving holiday

 


Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. 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. *November meeting will be the 5th Thursday of the month due to Thanksgiving.


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM SPAIN:  It is 1966 in Albacete, Spain. English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting a film there. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers. This unlikely trio form a bond and decide to follow their dreams in hopes of finding their freedom. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come one, come all! Discover what Diwali - a joyous holiday from India - is all about! View video footage from the documentary, Presenting Diwali, followed by discussion and Q&A. Enjoy some Indian Classical dance and Bollywood singing until 4:30pm. Afterwards there will be Indian food available for purchase (cash only) from Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine until 8 pm. The library will be decked out in its Diwali best all day! No registration necessary.  


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM SPAIN:  It is 1966 in Albacete, Spain. English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting a film there. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers. This unlikely trio form a bond and decide to follow their dreams in hopes of finding their freedom. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 25)

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. Brazilian Portuguese is available on the last Saturday of every 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.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

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

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, March 7, Apr 4, May 2)

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 one Wed. a month.  One-time fee of $12 for materials (unless you already own the book). Registration by calling 761-3900 x225 beginning September 1.


Thursday, November 2, 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, November 2, 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. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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, November 2, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Sept. 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov. 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  (Sept. 21 class meets in the Masland Board Room)

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. German is available on the first and third 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.


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level (9/21 Class moved to Masland Board Room)

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French is available on the first and third Thursdays 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.


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm- 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

You might grow older but you don’t have to grow up! Join our new book club where adults discuss books aimed at teen readers. In November's book choice, The Sun is Also a Star, bestseller Nicola Yoon, leads you through chance meetings that could become so much more. Is it fate? Is it destiny? A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning October 1.


Saturday, November 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 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!

 


Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which has been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In this second of eight mindfulness sessions, we examine the attitude we carry out into the world every day. What can we do to be more at peace with others and our environment? What are our hopes? Are they viable? What happens when our goals are not met? Only by looking realistically at what we hold on to, can we let go of unrealistic expectations. Learn how to set intentions and consider new viewpoints, point yourself in a different direction and change the course of your journey. This program is part of our Daytime Academy. Registration is optional and begins October 1. More mindfulness classes on Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6.

 

OVERVIEW - This series of seminars leads participants along the path of mindfulness and meditation, specifically the practical application in our daily lives. These techniques are scientifically proven to increase memory, enhance focus, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress response, and increase overall wellness. With mindfulness practices, we become kinder, more compassionate, and able to make responsible choices to live happier, healthier lives. Each seminar stands alone as an important topic for lifestyle change while serving as an integral building block in the structure of the overall program. 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.  


Monday, November 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 Nov. 6 begins Oct. 1.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:00am

10 am – 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Pearl Buck's epic classic, The Good Earth. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.)  Registration begins October 1.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

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

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Thursday, November 9, 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, November 9, 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. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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, November 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Sept 14, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30*)

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. Italian is available on the second Thursday of each month. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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.  *moved due to Thanksgiving holiday

 


Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM CHILE:  Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion leaves her vacillating between hope and despair -- until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, November 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, November 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM CHILE:  Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion leaves her vacillating between hope and despair -- until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Atrium, Upper Level

If you have recently felt a great disturbance in the Force, it's because we’re not-so-secretly bringing in Cheaters Never Prosper Trivia after hours to host a night of Star Wars trivia! Come and be part of this monthly new take on trivia nights right here in the middle of the library. The doors are closed and the glasses are empty, so make sure to bring your favorite drink along & feel free to show your Star Wars love by dressing in the spirit!. We’ll provide snacks, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes. Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is not required, but recommended and begins October 1. 

 

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Join Nancy Robbins, Certified Zentangle Instructor, as she teaches you this easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. The mindful practice increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.  A $7.50 registration fee covers your materials. Registration begins October 15.  Register in person, on the phone or online here


Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

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

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

JUST OUTSIDE OF SYRIA: As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to set-up inside a Syrian refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From the woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart 10-year-old whose trauma hides just beneath his ever-present smile, they uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors. In partnership with World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, we are screening this highly-acclaimed documentary and following with a discussion led by Joyce Davis and other community leaders. No registration necessary.


Thursday, November 16, 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, November 16, 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. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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, November 16, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Sept. 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov. 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  (Sept. 21 class meets in the Masland Board Room)

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. German is available on the first and third 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.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level (9/21 Class moved to Masland Board Room)

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French is available on the first and third Thursdays 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.


Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

1 pm - 4 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

The Friends of Fredricksen Library Annual Silent Auction is a great way to start your holiday shopping while at the same time supporting the library. Come and browse and bid on the many gift items, gift cards, collectibles and much more! Stay tuned for the auction list and keep an eye on our front lobby display case featuring this year's items.


Monday, November 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 Nov. 20 begins Oct. 15.


Tuesday, November 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 Aug. 15 by calling 761-3900 x225.  (Oct. registration begins Sept. 15.  Nov. registration begins Oct. 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, November 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

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

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, November 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. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. Register beginning October 15.


Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 25)

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. Brazilian Portuguese is available on the last Saturday of every 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.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

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

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

If you suffer from a long-term physical disability or mental illness, that prevents you from working, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability. The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated and confusing. According to Social Security Administration statistics fewer than 30% of applications are initially approved. Attorney Victoria Edwards from Mette, Evans, & Woodside will discuss common mistakes to avoid and how to improve your chance of being awarded disability benefits. No registration necessary.

Presenter: Attorney Victoria P. Edwards – Mette Evans & Woodside

Practicing in Central PA law firm since 2008, Ms. Edwards has concentrated her practice in Social Security Disability work. She specializes in assisting clients to navigate through the entire Social Security Disability process from initial application filing to any needed appeals. Ms. Edwards was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. She is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.

 


Thursday, November 30, 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, November 30, 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. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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, November 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Sept 14, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30*)

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. Italian is available on the second Thursday of each month. Spanish is available every Thursday. 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.  *moved due to Thanksgiving holiday

 


Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. 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. *November meeting will be the 5th Thursday of the month due to Thanksgiving.


Saturday, December 2, 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 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, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

6 pm – 8 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Celebrate Harry Potter's 20th anniversary with a Yule Ball Celebration. We'll celebrate with a feast in the great hall, Hogwarts classes and dancing! Wear your Wizarding Robes or your best fancy dress. Ages 11 – 99 (under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). Cost: $10. Adults welcome and encouraged to attend! Registration begins Nov. 13.


Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which has been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In the third of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on the weight and power of words. When we are mindful in conversation, we can see both the absolute truth and the relative truth. Our culture's ego-driven desire to be “right”, by engaging in verbal battles, often leads to discord, hatred, and violence. Learn how to communicate thoughtfully and compassionately through mindful speech. No registration necessary. More mindfulness classes on Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, and May 6. 

 

OVERVIEW - This series of seminars leads participants along the path of mindfulness and meditation, specifically the practical application in our daily lives. These techniques are scientifically proven to increase memory, enhance focus, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress response, and increase overall wellness. With mindfulness practices, we become kinder, more compassionate, and able to make responsible choices to live happier, healthier lives. Each seminar stands alone as an important topic for lifestyle change while serving as an integral building block in the structure of the overall program. 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.  


Monday, December 4, 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 December 4 meeting begins November 1. 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am

10 am – 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Alice Walker's timeless classic, The Color Purple. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.) Registration begins November 1.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


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