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Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

Check out the story and photos from our Harry Potter Release party on Pennlive HERE!

 

WHAT A NIGHT!

See MORE photos on flickr HERE 

 

 

 


 

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
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 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, September 1, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 1:00pm

1st Saturdays: September 3, October 1 & November 5

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

Join us the first Saturday of each month for Cookbook Club! Book clubs already involve getting together with friends, eating, and drinking, so why not make that the focus? Each month we'll be cooking recipes from a different cookbook. September we will featureThe Pioneer Woman Cooks (book) and www.thepioneerwoman.com (website). Sign up for every month or just for the books that most entice you. Each person who signs up chooses a dish to make and brings it to share, along with any story behind the experience of cooking it.  Members don't have to be serious, experienced cooks; enthusiasm for cooking is more important, so consider giving this a try with us!  18 and older please.

 

Registration begins August 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, September 3, 2016 - 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 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 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tuesday, September 6

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This meeting is all about YOU.  You choose books to read throughout the next year. Come, bring a book(s), make recommendations for selections and make this a great year to "talk books!" Registration begins August 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.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:45pm

8 Tuesdays:  9/6 - 10/25

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will write 1000 words per week, read aloud in class, and receive oral critique. Each class builds on the other as you continue to write. By the end of the 8 weeks, you should have a 7,000-8,000 word critiqued short story or novel beginning! Ages 18 and older, please. Prepare to have 1000 words written and brought to first class.  Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Come try it with us the 1st Tuesday of each month this fall and color away your stress. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite coloring materials as well!  Light snacks and beverages will be supplied. No registration necessary. 18 and older, please.


Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 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, September 8, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

Friday, September 9

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm & 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room

From the UK:  Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Funny, stylish, and ringing with adolescent truth, Submarine is a coming-of-age story you won't want to miss. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, September 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lower Parking Lot

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, September 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

From the UK:  Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Funny, stylish, and ringing with adolescent truth, Submarine is a coming-of-age story you won't want to miss. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Saturday, September 10

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (approx.) in the Atrium, Upper Level

Don't miss this opportunity to see butterflies in the library! Penn State Master Gardeners will host a display with live monarch butterflies and chrysalises in the library atrium, near the front entrance. Stop by and see something special!


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

Monday, September 12

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. 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 August 15.

 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

Tuesday, September 13

2 pm to 7 pm in the Fredricksen Atrium

The atrium of Fredricksen Library will host a variety of area organizations searching for volunteers of all ages.  You are invited to visit and learn about the organizations and the needs they have for volunteers.  Volunteers form a strong community.  Be a part of our thriving community by matching your talents to area organizations that need you.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:45pm

8 Tuesdays:  9/6 - 10/25

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will write 1000 words per week, read aloud in class, and receive oral critique. Each class builds on the other as you continue to write. By the end of the 8 weeks, you should have a 7,000-8,000 word critiqued short story or novel beginning! Ages 18 and older, please. Prepare to have 1000 words written and brought to first class.  Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 13

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

How do you write a good novel?  What about self-publishing it? Can you really have enough success from self-published novels to lead you to a traditional publishing contract from a major publisher? Yes, you can! John Benedict, physician/anesthesiologist and medical thriller author has done these things! He has learned many things about the business in his 20 years of writing —some unfortunately the hard way—and will be sharing his knowledge with you. No registration needed.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:30am

9:30 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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 required. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 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, September 15, 2016 - 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, September 15, 2016 - 5:30pm

Thursday, September 15

5:30 pm to 6:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 class begins August 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Basics at 5:30 pm


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thursday, September 15

6:30 pm to 7:15 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 class begins August 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Thursday, September 15

7:30 pm to 8:15pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 class begins August 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm


Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:30pm

Sunday, September 18

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

Come and join us as we make yarn-wrapped wreaths with felt flowers to adorn our doors this fall! Use the colors of your favorite football team, the colors of autumn trees or whatever your heart desires. No experience needed!  Bring one or more skeins/balls of super-bulky yarn (category 6) or bulky yarn (category 5). Solid colors are best, but feel free to experiment! Fredricksen will supply all other basic materials, but feel free to bring any special touches you prefer. Ages 14 and up, please. Cost: $7.50. Register in person, on the phone or ONLINE HERE

 

Registration begins August 15.


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:45pm

Monday, September 19

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 September 19 meeting begins August 15.

 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 20

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

Join Peter Sanden as he delves into this essential part of 19th Century American music. Spirituals were sung with a belief that a better existence could be reached beyond this lifetime. In this two-hour class you will listen to and talk about both black and white spirituals and discover the strength of this powerful music. Registration begins August 15.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:45pm

8 Tuesdays:  9/6 - 10/25

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will write 1000 words per week, read aloud in class, and receive oral critique. Each class builds on the other as you continue to write. By the end of the 8 weeks, you should have a 7,000-8,000 word critiqued short story or novel beginning! Ages 18 and older, please. Prepare to have 1000 words written and brought to first class.  Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 20

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 meeting is all about YOU.  You choose books to read throughout the next year.  Come, bring a book(s), make recommendations for selections and make this a great year to "talk books!"  Registration begins August 15.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber 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. Trees are an easy and effective way to beautify and improve your property. They provide protection from the sun and wind, enhance privacy, and increase property values. However, care must be taken when planning for and planting trees, so that they have the best chance for survival, growth and maturity, especially since trees are more difficult and expensive to replace than other landscape plants. This presentation will also include a hands-on demonstration of planting a tree on the library property.

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

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016 (All day)

September 22 through September 25

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 23 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, September 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Friends of Cleve J. Fredricksen collect, sort, and store books donated to the library during the year for two important money raising book sales. 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 22 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 BELOW!

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

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 fall!

DOWNLOAD A $1.00 OFF COUPON HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 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, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Friday, September 23, 2016 (All day)

September 22 through September 25

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 23 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, September 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Friends of Cleve J. Fredricksen collect, sort, and store books donated to the library during the year for two important money raising book sales. 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 22 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 BELOW!

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

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 fall!

DOWNLOAD A $1.00 OFF COUPON HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, September 24, 2016 (All day)

September 22 through September 25

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 23 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, September 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Friends of Cleve J. Fredricksen collect, sort, and store books donated to the library during the year for two important money raising book sales. 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 22 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 BELOW!

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

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 fall!

DOWNLOAD A $1.00 OFF COUPON HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

Saturday, September 24

1 pm to 4 pm on the Lawn, Lower Level

Show your knitting or crochet pride with us as we work on our projects outside!  We'll be flooding the library grounds with our love of yarn. Bring a lawn chair, whatever project you're working on and maybe a finished piece to show-and-tell.  We'll have snacks, background music, and even our wonderful Knitting Guru, Rita Gardner, on hand to help you with anything questions you may have! Don't miss this chance to yarn out loud!!  No registration necessary. (We will move inside if weather is problematic.)


Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day)

September 22 through September 25

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 23 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, September 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Friends of Cleve J. Fredricksen collect, sort, and store books donated to the library during the year for two important money raising book sales. 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 22 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 BELOW!

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

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 fall!

DOWNLOAD A $1.00 OFF COUPON HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:45pm

8 Tuesdays:  9/6 - 10/25

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will write 1000 words per week, read aloud in class, and receive oral critique. Each class builds on the other as you continue to write. By the end of the 8 weeks, you should have a 7,000-8,000 word critiqued short story or novel beginning! Ages 18 and older, please. Prepare to have 1000 words written and brought to first class.  Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 27

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber 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. In this session learn who the pollinators are, what they need to survive, and how you can provide habitat for them. By certifying your garden through Penn State’s Pollinator-Friendly Garden program, you can show the world that you are willing to do your part to help pollinators survive and thrive.

 

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

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30am

9:30 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren (ages 1 – 4) 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.  No registration required. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 

 


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 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, September 29, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

 

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings 9:30 am to 11 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 29 - November 3

6:30 to 7:45 pm (No workshop 10/13) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 30 - Nov 4

9:30 to 10:45 am (No workshop 10/14) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm & 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM JORDAN:  Nominated for best foreign language film in 2016, Theeb is set In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I. A young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm & 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM JORDAN:  Nominated for best foreign language film in 2016, Theeb is set In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I. A young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

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

Join us the first Saturday of each month for Cookbook Club! Book clubs already involve getting together with friends, eating, and drinking, so why not make that the focus? Each month we'll be cooking recipes from a different cookbook. October features The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman http://markbittman.com. Sign up for every month or just for the books that most entice you. Each person who signs up chooses a dish to make and brings it to share, along with any story behind the experience of cooking it.  Members don't have to be serious, experienced cooks; enthusiasm for cooking is more important, so consider giving this a try with us!  18 and older please.

Registration begins Sept. 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, October 1, 2016 - 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 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.

 


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 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 October 3 meeting begins September 1.

 


Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

HACC is well known as one of the top community colleges in Pennsylvania, but do you know all of the many resources it has to offer?  They offer online courses for all ages, community events, phenomenal programming at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center and much more! Hear about the offerings and why so many make HACC their school of choice. Q & A to follow. No registration necessary.  


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

This month's choice is William Golding's stunning debut novel about a small group of schoolboys who are the sole survivors of a plane crash and are destined to begin their own civilization on a deserted island. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins September 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.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:45pm

8 Tuesdays:  9/6 - 10/25

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will write 1000 words per week, read aloud in class, and receive oral critique. Each class builds on the other as you continue to write. By the end of the 8 weeks, you should have a 7,000-8,000 word critiqued short story or novel beginning! Ages 18 and older, please. Prepare to have 1000 words written and brought to first class.  Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Come try it with us the 1st Tuesday of each month this fall and color away your stress. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite coloring materials as well!  Light snacks and beverages will be supplied. No registration necessary. 18 and older, please.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 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, October 6, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

 

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings 9:30 am to 11 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 29 - November 3

6:30 to 7:45 pm (No workshop 10/13) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 30 - Nov 4

9:30 to 10:45 am (No workshop 10/14) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:30pm

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

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). Ages 16 and up, please. Registration begins September 1.  Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Ruggaber 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 brew masters 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! Registration begins September 1.


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

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

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. 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 September 15.

 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:45pm

8 Tuesdays:  9/6 - 10/25

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will write 1000 words per week, read aloud in class, and receive oral critique. Each class builds on the other as you continue to write. By the end of the 8 weeks, you should have a 7,000-8,000 word critiqued short story or novel beginning! Ages 18 and older, please. Prepare to have 1000 words written and brought to first class.  Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

We bring back local favorite, Steve Runkle, to explore the causes of and chronicle the events of the American Revolution within the Susquehanna River Basin Region.  The Revolution forced European settlers and Native Americans to choose sides - often splitting families and resulting in a bloody civil war.  We will discuss the Battle of Oriskany, the 2nd Wyoming Massacre, the kidnapping of Francis Slocum, and much, much more! No registration necessary.  


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:30am

9:30 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

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 required. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 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, October 13, 2016 - 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, October 13, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.


Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thursday, October 13

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

The lack of proper estate and long term care planning can exact a serious emotional and financial toll upon your family. Attorney Brian J. Hinkle from Mette, Evans & Woodside will join us to address estate and long term care planning issues that affect all of us as we grow older. Topics that Attorney Hinkle will address during this seminar include the need for basic estate planning documents and various strategies available for planning for long term care. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. No registration necessary.


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