Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 


 

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
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:30pm

Join us for some games of deduction! These board games will challenge your ability to solve problems that are complex and take a lot of mind-bending turns.  In Odyssey, the Trojan War is over, and the Greek ships are trying to sail home. But the wrathful Poseidon will send storms and monsters to stop them. After being knocked off course by the storms, the Navigators must deduce their real location from descriptive clues, to get back on course. Register soon! There's only room for 4 Navigators! Registration begins December 1.

 

More Games of deduction on February 18 and March 11.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Terry Schaffner from Swing and a Miss Jazz Band, will lead you in exploring the Big Bands of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's. So come one, come all and learn about those hep canaries and cats singing to the best bands there are. Can you dig?

 

On Tuesday, January 31 at 1:00pm, everyone and anyone is welcome to join us as Swing and a Miss jazz band performs and discusses Big Band music from across the decades!

 

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, January 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

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.


Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

 


Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Middle of Nowhere follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. But soon this steadfast wife is propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery - caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Middle of Nowhere follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. But soon this steadfast wife is propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery - caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Come create with us as we turn ordinary paint stirrers into beautiful and functional pieces.  You will have a chance to create a magnetic picture frame, a flower box, a wooden sign and more! Join our three professional crafters who will help you make a project you'll be proud to show off!  Basic supplies provided by the library. $7.50 per person, ages 16 and older. Register beginning December 1. Register on the phone, in-person or ONLINE HERE


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Terry Schaffner from Swing and a Miss Jazz Band, will lead you in exploring the Big Bands of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's. So come one, come all and learn about those hep canaries and cats singing to the best bands there are. Can you dig?

 

On Tuesday, January 31 at 1:00pm, everyone and anyone is welcome to join us as Swing and a Miss jazz band performs and discusses Big Band music from across the decades!

 

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, January 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Abraham Lincoln’s personal code of conduct, developed over his lifetime, was at the heart of the leadership he provided the nation at its time of greatest peril. In this talk, President Lincoln himself will describe 10 leadership principles he practiced, illustrating them with examples from his life, peppered with homespun anecdotes and humorous stories. Don't miss this chance to see our favorite Lincoln aficionado and actor, James Hayney, No registration necessary.


Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

 


Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:00am

First Thursday of each month: December 1, January 5, February 2

 

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish  UPDATE!   Starting February 2, Spanish will be held EVERY THURSDAY at 10 am

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: German FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: French  FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month.  Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  

No registration necessary. 


Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month 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 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Book clubs already involve getting together with friends, eating, and drinking, so why not make that the focus? The 1st Saturday of each month we'll be cooking recipes from a different cookbook. February will feature Martha Stewart's Cooking School (book) and marthastewart.com (website). Sign up for every month or just for the books that most entice you. Choose a dish to make and bring it to share, along with any story behind the experience of cooking it.  You don't have to be a serious, experienced cook; enthusiasm for cooking is more important, so consider giving this a try with us!  18 and older please.

 

Registration for February begins January 2.  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.


Monday, February 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6

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

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

 

For the first session, we'll discuss the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership that sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look like, and how can U.S. foreign policy adapt?

 

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15).  Registration is now open.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

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


Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.  This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings. Registration for February 6 meeting begins January 2.

 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

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 month's choice is Emily Brontë's classic wild & passionate love story between Catherine & Heathcliff. You must have read or listened to Wuthering Heights in order to attend. Registration begins January 2.  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, February 7, 2017 - 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 winter 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.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am

The 2nd Wednesday of each month

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

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

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

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

 


Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM INDIA: Prem Prakash Tiwari dreams of getting married to a beautiful, slim girl with the looks of a movie star. But destiny has something else in store for him in this Hindi romantic comedy. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM INDIA: Prem Prakash Tiwari dreams of getting married to a beautiful, slim girl with the looks of a movie star. But destiny has something else in store for him in this Hindi romantic comedy. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Discover how Mindfulness can change your life in practical ways.  The benefits to physical and emotional health are scientifically proven and can be of great benefit to you.  Mindfulness promotes awareness of our thoughts and feelings. In doing so, it can boost memory, increase cognitive flexibility, decrease anxiety, and lessen negative reactions to stress. Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, a cognitive behavioral based Mindfulness Counselor, as she explains how mindfulness can have a positive impact on your daily life.  She is a Fellow with the American Psychotherapy Association, a Professional Member of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, and a Certified Master Chaplain for the American Board of Chaplains for Homeland Security.  As a Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Public Health Institute, from 1996 to 2009, Andrea taught a wide array of workshops in Health, Wellness, and Stress Management for doctors, nurses, clinicians, social workers, and counselors. No registration needed.  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.


Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Try something a little different this Valentine's Day Eve and join us for an evening of music with widely acclaimed singer/songwriter, Camela Widad. Starting her life in Wisconsin and winding her way through the country, we are delighted to bring her refreshing voice and music to you right here in the deep midwinter.  This troubadour, with a voice like honey and fire, will warm you up in this coldest of months.  Come as you are and enjoy the photo booth, chocolates and "blind date" with a book or CD to round off your evening.  No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

 


Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Join us for some games of deduction! These board games will challenge your ability to solve problems that are complex and take a lot of mind-bending turns.  Letters from Whitechapel asks, "Can you do better than history and capture Jack the Ripper?" As Jack moves hidden on a map of 1888 London, he leaves behind a trail of clues from the crime scene to his hideout. The Inspectors must deduce Jack's current location and arrest him, or deduce the location of his hideout and apprehend him when he returns home. Register soon! There's only room for Five Inspectors! Registration begins January 15.

More Games of Deduction on March 11.


Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Come create with us!  Bring a glass item along - a vase, drinking glass, casserole dish, plate, etc. - and we'll provide the rest! (Be warned that spheres are difficult to etch!)  Our three professional crafters will be on hand to make sure you leave with something you're proud to display! Ages 14 and up, please. Cost: $7.50. Basic supplies provided by the library. Registration begins January 15. Register on the phone, in person or ONLINE HERE


Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6

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

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

 

For the second session, we'll discuss the U.S. political mood toward trade, which has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand.

 

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15).  Registration is now open.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

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


Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.  This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings. Registration for February 20 meeting begins January 15.

 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has a story, every story deserves to be heard, and we want to listen. If you'd like to share your story, sign up for a 45-minute time slot and have a one-on-one interview with a loved one or someone we provide. Using the Storycorps app, we will then upload your interview to the national archives of the Library of Congress, if you so choose. Register beginning January 1 by calling 761-3900 x225.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions.  This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it this bestselling author's most personal novel to date. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Register beginning January 15.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Washington and Lincoln were both born in February in the early 18th century.  Not until 1971, however, did we celebrate them with the Federal holiday, Presidents' Day. Come join Sheldon Munn, Historian and Speaker with Outstanding Pennsylvanian Talks to learn more about these leaders of our nation.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

 


Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

 


Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

 


Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

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

 


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature.  Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide research-based home gardening information to the public. The first program in this series is for new or experienced gardeners. Get an introduction to the rewards of gardening, attempting to answer the question “Why Garden?” You'll learn simple tips and resources to enhance your experience.  Gardening is not just digging in the dirt but provides a whole host of rewards, all interrelated to an overall better quality of life. 

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


Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6

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

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

 

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

 

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15).  Registration is now open.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

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


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