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Page Updated: 

June 9, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


 



 



Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk.

 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:45pm

 

Ready to publish? Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series on how to critique, structure and market the short story.  Share your completed short story (No more than 10 pages) and use the classes to give and take constructive feedback through a critique. Then strengthen your stories with structure, and learn how to submit and market your story. This class is for people who have a completed story and are ready to publish.  Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins August 8.

 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

Warm-season grass meadows enhance the suburban landscape - providing habitat for pollinators and birds and an array of wildflowers. Meadows are low-maintenance additions to any gardens. Timothy Hoover, Retired Environmental Center Instructional Advisor at the Milton Hershey School, will provide insights into planning, installing, and caring for these diverse and aesthetically pleasing landscape features. Tim has 20 years’ experience managing more than 400 acres of landscape as wildlife habitat. Cost for the program is $5.00. Please register by calling Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 240-6500.  Registration is now open.

 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. No registration necessary. Other sessions will be 10/14 and 11/11.

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the 2nd Wed. of each month.  One-time fee of  $36 for materials. Register in person or online at brownpapertickets.com.   

Continues Wed mornings in 2016: 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11


Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


 



 



Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM MALI: Proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, daughter and their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu but their destiny changes abruptly in this Oscar-nominated, stunningly-rendered film from a master of world cinema. Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17. No registration necessary.  Sponsored by Bill and Jane Murray.


Friday, September 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

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 of every other month (7/17, 9/11, 11/13). 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, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM MALI: Proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, daughter and their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu but their destiny changes abruptly in this Oscar-nominated, stunningly-rendered film from a master of world cinema. Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17. No registration necessary.  Sponsored by Bill and Jane Murray.


Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:30pm

Join John Maietta, retired US Army Colonel and college professor, as he walks you through a dramatic, scenic tour through eleven centuries of Russian history. No registration necessary. (Two sessions)

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:30pm

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 is now open.

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:45pm

 

Ready to publish? Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series on how to critique, structure and market the short story.  Share your completed short story (No more than 10 pages) and use the classes to give and take constructive feedback through a critique. Then strengthen your stories with structure, and learn how to submit and market your story. This class is for people who have a completed story and are ready to publish.  Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins August 8.

 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. In Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews, but accepts a large sum of money offered to devise a secret hiding place for them. When one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly, he can no longer deny the immense suffering of the Jewish people. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. 

Registration is now open.

 

 

 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

When kids grab a football or soccer ball, they have little else on their mind besides having fun or winning against the other kids. That's probably as it should be. But it also means it's up to parents, coaches, and doctors to help kids avoid sports-related injuries that can lead to problems down the road.  Join Dr. Michael Cordas as he enlightens us on the best way to protect our loved ones. Registration begins August 15. Sponsored by Pinnacle Health.

 

 

 


Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


 



 



Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for September classes begins August 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 

 

 


Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for September classes begins August 15.

 

Kindle at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device. Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for September classes begins August 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

 


Friday, September 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM ARGENTINA: Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. The characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Rated R for violence and language. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Bill and Jane Murray.


Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM ARGENTINA: Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. The characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Rated R for violence and language. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Bill and Jane Murray.


Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:30pm

Join John Maietta, retired US Army Colonel and college professor, as he walks you through a dramatic, scenic tour through eleven centuries of Russian history. No registration necessary. (Two sessions)

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:45pm

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 third Monday of September & October (1st & 3rd most months). Attendance is free, but registration is required as there is limited seating. If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen.  Registration begins August 15.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:45pm

 

Ready to publish? Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series on how to critique, structure and market the short story.  Share your completed short story (No more than 10 pages) and use the classes to give and take constructive feedback through a critique. Then strengthen your stories with structure, and learn how to submit and market your story. This class is for people who have a completed story and are ready to publish.  Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins August 8.

 


Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


 



 



Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

September 24 through 27

Thursday, September 24 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 25 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, September 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Please come out and support your library at the Friends Fall Book & Media Sale. You can get an early look at our sale items on Thursday, September 24th from 2 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library.  Join the Friends and attend! The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.

 

Sunday is the BAG SALE  – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum)

 

Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the winter!

 


Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:30pm

All ages are invited to join us for a movie and chat on the lawn lead by the Cetacean Society Int'l. Meet humpback whales with names, unique personalities and a fascination for people. Learn from the longest study of a single population of whales - begun 40 years ago. Their personalities shine on the carefully chosen video clips from the world’s largest whale behavior archive. You will meet the “most loved whale in the world,” the “friendliest whale in the world” and more. This journey into the mysterious ocean world will delight the youngest children and the oldest adults. No registration needed.


Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 1:00pm

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.  Registration begins August 15. Register in person, over the phone or register online. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

 

 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:45pm

 

Ready to publish? Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series on how to critique, structure and market the short story.  Share your completed short story (No more than 10 pages) and use the classes to give and take constructive feedback through a critique. Then strengthen your stories with structure, and learn how to submit and market your story. This class is for people who have a completed story and are ready to publish.  Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins August 8.

 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

Meet Nan Reisinger, the oldest female to ever hike the entire Appalachian Trail in one year or less. As a native of Central PA and an avid hiker, she had completed a section hike in 2010 but still had an interest in doing a thru hike.  So she did! At 74-years young, Nan hiked the entire 2185 miles in a little over 6 months, despite the immense challenges. Join this feisty inspiration as she shares her experience and the fun of becoming an AT Thru-Hiker. No registration needed.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play (Ages 1- 4). No registration necessary. Other sessions will be 10/28 and 11/25. 

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

 


Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:15am

Holy Spirit Hospital 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 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

Come learn fun ideas for natural self care, including how essential oils can boost the immune system, support gastrointestinal health, aid in calming and restful sleep, comfort sore joints and muscles, and more.  Diane Mordecai has a Master’s Degree in Health Education and owned Lavender House, providing spa items incorporating essential oils to major hotels, spas and cosmetic companies.  Learn the basics and much more! Registration begins September 1.


Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

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.  Registration begins August 15. Register in person, over the phone or register online. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

 

 


Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk.

 


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:00pm

Curl up with the Classics with our first daytime book discussions. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age these questions are more relevant than ever. 

You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:45pm

 

Ready to publish? Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series on how to critique, structure and market the short story.  Share your completed short story (No more than 10 pages) and use the classes to give and take constructive feedback through a critique. Then strengthen your stories with structure, and learn how to submit and market your story. This class is for people who have a completed story and are ready to publish.  Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins August 8.

 


Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:15am

Holy Spirit Hospital 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 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins September 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins September 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM THE USA: Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman). Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Bill and Jane Murray.


Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM THE USA: Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman). Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Bill and Jane Murray.


Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:30pm
RESCHEDULED! Join us as we get to know a few of this world's True Heroes. Have you ever been curious about the life story of Central PA's legendary chocolatier, Milton Hershey? Join Steffan David, long-time Hershey historian and tour guide, to Go beyond the bar! Delve deep and go behind the scenes with us into the rich personal history of MS Hershey, the man who awakened America's sweet tooth. No registration needed.


 



Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:30pm

POSTPONED from August 22 - Join us as we get to know a few of this world's True Heroes. Have you ever been curious about the life story of Central PA's legendary chocolatier, Milton Hershey? Join Steffan David, long-time Hershey historian and tour guide, to Go beyond the bar! Delve deep and go behind the scenes with us into the rich personal history of MS Hershey, the man who awakened America's sweet tooth. No registration needed.


 



Monday, October 12, 2015 - 6:30pm

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 opens September 15.

 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:45pm

 

Ready to publish? Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series on how to critique, structure and market the short story.  Share your completed short story (No more than 10 pages) and use the classes to give and take constructive feedback through a critique. Then strengthen your stories with structure, and learn how to submit and market your story. This class is for people who have a completed story and are ready to publish.  Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins August 8.

 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

The end of the gardening season is a good time to reflect on good and bad features in your home landscape and to plan for improvements or changes in the coming years. Understanding the basic principles of garden design will help you to create a home garden and landscape that is both more attractive and more functional. Cost for the program is $5.00. Please register by calling Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 240-6500.  Registration is now open.

 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. No registration necessary. Other sessions will be 10/14 and 11/11.

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the 2nd Wed. of each month.  One-time fee of  $36 for materials. Register in person or online at brownpapertickets.com.   

Continues Wed mornings in 2016: 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:15am

Holy Spirit Hospital 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 15, 2015 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for October classes begins September 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for October classes begins September 15.

 

Kindle at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins September 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device. Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for October classes begins September 15.

Windows Tablet at 7:30 pm

 


Friday, October 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins September 24 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Learn to knit at the library!  In this 2-part workshop, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease stitches and read a knitting pattern.  You’ll receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from Rita Gardner, knitting instructor, and will choose a project of your own (dishcloth, hat or scarf) to work on after the classes end. Students will need to bring a pair of knitting needles (US #9, 10" length). Registration begins September 15.  Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

 


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