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Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13 

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


 

 

Wednesday, January 28, 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’s play (Ages 1- 4). Meets one Wednesday morning a month. No registration necessary. 

 

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


Thursday, January 29, 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, January 29, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 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, January 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 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, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm

Avoid the same-old same-old clichéd Valentine's Day cards this year.  Send a special message of love with a beautiful card handmade by our Teen Advisory Group.  Cards (with envelopes) will be on sale at the Reference Desk from January 17th to February 14th.  Choices of many colors and quotes from classic and popular books will be available with messages for children, friends and your true love. 

The Valentine's Day card sale is a fund raiser of the Fredricksen Teen Advisory Group to support teen programming.  


Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Join us as we welcome the Ugandan Kids Choir for a concert in our atrium. The Ugandan Kids Choir brings a message of hope to American audiences through the traditional rhythmic dances and songs of Africa.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.


Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 will meet the first and third Monday of every month.  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 the February meeting begins January 15.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and Friends of Fredricksen Library, this year's discussions will meet every other Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SESSIONS

The first session discusses Russia and the Near Abroad. As calls for closer ties with the EU failed to be met, Ukrainians took to the streets in in November 2013. As the movement later known as the Euromaidan, or “Euro Square,” pulled western Ukraine closer to its European neighbors, another powerful force threatened to tear away the country’s eastern half: Russia. Putin’s pushback against European expansionism has the West wondering: If Putin’s Russia isn’t afraid to take an aggressive stance against Europeanization in Ukraine, what does that mean for the rest of Russia’s neighbors?

Our speaker, Craig Nation, has been Professor of Strategy and Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania since 1996. He also serves as a Visiting Professor of Security Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle and is a member of the Academic Council of the East Central Europe and Balkan Studies Program at the University of Bologna, Italy. Professor Nation is a graduate of Villanova University and holds a Ph.D. in Modern History from Duke University. He specializes in the foreign and security affairs of the Eurasian and Southeast European regions. His major publications include Black Earth, Red Star: A History of Soviet Security Policy 1917-1991 (1992); War in the balkans 1991-2003 (2004); War On War: The Great War and the Origins of Communist Internationalism; and Security in the West: History of an Idea (2010).

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions. Register with credit card online HERE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Thursday, February 5, 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, February 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 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, February 6, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 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, February 7, 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.

 


Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm

Avoid the same-old same-old clichéd Valentine's Day cards this year.  Send a special message of love with a beautiful card handmade by our Teen Advisory Group.  Cards (with envelopes) will be on sale at the Reference Desk from January 17th to February 14th.  Choices of many colors and quotes from classic and popular books will be available with messages for children, friends and your true love. 

The Valentine's Day card sale is a fund raiser of the Fredricksen Teen Advisory Group to support teen programming.  


Sunday, February 8, 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. Program will be held in two sessions.

Presenter bio:

A native of Williamsport, PA, John Maietta retired from a lifelong public relations career in 2010.  For many years he operated a successful free-lance business in the Harrisburg area, while simultaneously serving as a public affairs officer with the Pennsylvania National Guard.  Starting in 2002, he completed numerous active-duty assignments with the US Army, including long-term deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany and Iraq. In 2014 he received a Master's Degree in applied history from Shippensburg University, where he is currently teaching introductory courses in the foundations of global culture.  In addition to his classroom activity, John has offered presentations on cultural and historical topics at a number of adult learning venues in Central Pennsylvania.


Monday, February 9, 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. Registration is now open. 16 years and older, please.

 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. February’s book choice is the bestselling novel about a dying man’s final journey. When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens goes on a last hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. But as the people he meets and the memories over which he lingers remind him of the mystery of life’s endurance, his trek into the American West becomes much more than a final journey.  Join us to discuss it.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 2 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. 

 

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

 

 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:00am

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Future Dates:  2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13.

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


Thursday, February 12, 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, February 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday, February 13 as we view the 5 nominees from the following categories:
 
3:00pm - Documentary Short Films (150 minutes)    
7:00pm - Live Action Short Films (117 minutes)
 
Saturday, February 14 at 2:00pm - Animated Short Films (77 minutes)
 
Documentary Shorts are not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary.
 
The Documentary Films:
   Joanna – Poland
   Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - USA
   Our Curse - Poland
   White Earth - USA
   The Reaper (La Parka) - Mexico

 


Friday, February 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday, February 13 as we view the 5 nominees from the following categories:
 
3:00pm - Documentary Short Films (150 minutes)    
7:00pm - Live Action Short Films (117 minutes)
 
Saturday, February 14 at 2:00pm - Animated Short Films (77 minutes)
 
Live Action films are not recommended for ages 12 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary.
 
The Live Action Films:
   Parvaneh - Switzerland
   Boogaloo and Graham - UK
   Aya – Israel and France
   The Phone Call - UK
   Butter Lamp – France and China

 


Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Avoid the same-old same-old clichéd Valentine's Day cards this year.  Send a special message of love with a beautiful card handmade by our Teen Advisory Group.  Cards (with envelopes) will be on sale at the Reference Desk from January 17th to February 14th.  Choices of many colors and quotes from classic and popular books will be available with messages for children, friends and your true love. 

The Valentine's Day card sale is a fund raiser of the Fredricksen Teen Advisory Group to support teen programming.  


Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us as we view the 5 nominees from the following categories:
 
Friday, February 13
3:00pm - Documentary Short Films (150 minutes)   
7:00pm - Live Action Short Films (117 minutes)
 
Saturday, February 14 at 2:00pm - Animated Short Films (77 minutes)
 
Animated Shorts are not recommended for ages 12 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary.
 
The Nominated Animated Films:
   Me and My Moulton - Canada
   Feast – USA
   The Bigger Picture - UK
   A Single Life -  The Netherlands (non-dialogue)
   The Dam Keeper  - USA
Bonus Animated Shorts:
   Sweet Cocoon – France (non-dialogue) 
   Footprints – USA
   Duet – USA
   Bus Story – Canada

 


Sunday, February 15, 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. Program will be held in two sessions.

Presenter bio:

A native of Williamsport, PA, John Maietta retired from a lifelong public relations career in 2010.  For many years he operated a successful free-lance business in the Harrisburg area, while simultaneously serving as a public affairs officer with the Pennsylvania National Guard.  Starting in 2002, he completed numerous active-duty assignments with the US Army, including long-term deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany and Iraq. In 2014 he received a Master's Degree in applied history from Shippensburg University, where he is currently teaching introductory courses in the foundations of global culture.  In addition to his classroom activity, John has offered presentations on cultural and historical topics at a number of adult learning venues in Central Pennsylvania.


Monday, February 16, 2015 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 will meet the third Monday of every month.  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 the February meeting begins January 15.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and Friends of Fredricksen Library, this year's discussions will meet every other Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SESSIONS

This session's topic is Privacy and the Digital Age. The idea of “privacy” has undergone significant changes in the digital age, as has the idea of privacy “harm.” Fearful of British spying, influence and intervention, the founding fathers granted citizens significant protections in the Constitution. Now, the tables have turned: Concerns about what some see as a U.S. “dragnet” and unwarranted privacy intrusions have compelled other countries to revamp their own privacy protections. Legislation, both at home and abroad, hasn’t kept pace with technological developments, leaving some wondering if privacy as we know it is long dead.

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions. Register with credit card online here or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Thursday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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 evening a month. Registration for February classes begins January 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, February 19, 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 February classes begins January 15.

Kindle & Nook at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, February 19, 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 evening a month. Registration for February classes begins January 15.

Android at 7:30 pm

 


Saturday, February 21, 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 January 15. 16 years and older, please. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

Register in person, over the phone or register online here.

 


Wednesday, February 25, 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’s play (Ages 1- 4). Meets one Wednesday morning a month. No registration necessary. 

 

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


Thursday, February 26, 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, February 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE: Léon, a ten-year-old hellion, has an overly fertile imagination. In the summer of '68, when his mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, the young hellion embraces his wild side as never before. Léon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain: destroy the neighbors' house, become a professional liar and more. With his only friend, Lea, he will overcome the pain of growing up when feeling abandoned. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary.  Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE: Léon, a ten-year-old hellion, has an overly fertile imagination. In the summer of '68, when his mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, the young hellion embraces his wild side as never before. Léon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain: destroy the neighbors' house, become a professional liar and more. With his only friend, Lea, he will overcome the pain of growing up when feeling abandoned. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary.  Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, February 28, 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 January 15. 16 years and older, please. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

Register in person, over the phone or register online here.

 


Monday, March 2, 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 will meet the first and third Monday of every month.  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 begins February 1.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SESSIONS

Sectarianism in the Middle East is the topic for the third session. Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi‘i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. But for all the religious discourse permeating the conflict, much of its roots are political, not religious. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions. Register with credit card online here or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Just what is diabetes? Join Pinnacle Health's Vanessa Snell RN, CDE to learn the types of diabetes as well as common symptoms and diagnoses of diabetes. Healthy choices for your meal planning are reviewed as well as encouragements to increase physical activity. Registration begins February 1. Sponsored by Pinnacle Health.


Thursday, March 5, 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, March 7, 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.

 


Monday, March 9, 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. Registration is now open. 16 years and older, please.

 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. In this month's book, a 20-year-old Chinese painter is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, he learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

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.  Too much rainwater flowing off hard surfaces can be very bad news for local streams. In the first of this year's Gardening with Nature workshops, homeowners have an opportunity to learn how rain gardens, native plantings, and other “green” landscaping practices can make for healthy streams. Kristen Kyler will teach you how to evaluate your property for excessive rainwater and determine which methods will work best on each property. Additionally, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will provide technical assistance and a cost-share to homeowners in the Yellow Breeches Creek Watershed. 

Cost for each program is $5.00. Please register by calling Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 240-6500.  Registration for all Gardening with Nature programs begins February 1.


Wednesday, March 11, 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.

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

 

 


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00am

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Future Dates:  2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13.

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


Thursday, March 12, 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, March 12, 2015 - 6:30pm

Join Selby M. Doughty for this anecdotal lecture about the women artists from Pennsylvania - their work, those who influenced them and their influences on future artists. These ladies are of endless fascination to today’s students, art historians and contemporary artists, both male and female. Selby is an independent scholar and lecturer. She has been a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and an artist/educator.

Social time will begin at 6:30 pm with the discussion beginning at 7:00 pm. No registration necessary.


Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM JERUSALEM: The insular world of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem comes to the screen (with their blessings) in this warm comedy drama. With the harvest festival of Sukkot around the corner, Moshe & Mali are broke and left with no options but to pray for a miracle. To their surprise, the next day they are given 1,000 dollars! They joyously make plans to build a sukkah, a structure where Orthodox Jews entertain guests and serve their meals. But soon, Moshe is surprised by the unexpected arrival of two old friends from his restless days. He takes in his old pals and tries to make peace with their rambunctious ways, but what he doesn't know is that the two are on the run from the law. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 13, 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 at the Bloodmobile in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here the second Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). It is a safe and easy process which takes approximately 45 minutes. Generally, anyone age 16 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good health can donate blood. If you have any questions about donating, call Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 1-800-771-0059 or visit www.cpbb.org.

 

 


Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM JERUSALEM: The insular world of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem comes to the screen (with their blessings) in this warm comedy drama. With the harvest festival of Sukkot around the corner, Moshe & Mali are broke and left with no options but to pray for a miracle. To their surprise, the next day they are given 1,000 dollars! They joyously make plans to build a sukkah, a structure where Orthodox Jews entertain guests and serve their meals. But soon, Moshe is surprised by the unexpected arrival of two old friends from his restless days. He takes in his old pals and tries to make peace with their rambunctious ways, but what he doesn't know is that the two are on the run from the law. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


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