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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
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.  Register in person, on the phone or ONLINE HERE. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:30pm

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 4 & 11. PLEASE CHECK BACK FEBRUARY 1 TO REGISTER.

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.


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM ARGENTINA: Stationed in Caracas and operating undercover as a doctor and family man, Ahmed is a young Kuwaiti Muslim militant who is slated to execute a terrorist attack. Dispatched to Buenos Aires to diffuse the elusive but imminent threat, David is a cold-blooded and embittered Israeli Mossad agent who will stop at nothing to terminate the terrorist sleeper cell. In the wake of the AMIA bombing that leaves scores dead, the race is on to prevent another attack in the name of radical Islam. Both men embark on parallel paths of martyrdom, blinded by hatred born of childhood trauma and prepared to sacrifice everything for their beliefs.  Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

FROM ARGENTINA: Stationed in Caracas and operating undercover as a doctor and family man, Ahmed is a young Kuwaiti Muslim militant who is slated to execute a terrorist attack. Dispatched to Buenos Aires to diffuse the elusive but imminent threat, David is a cold-blooded and embittered Israeli Mossad agent who will stop at nothing to terminate the terrorist sleeper cell. In the wake of the AMIA bombing that leaves scores dead, the race is on to prevent another attack in the name of radical Islam. Both men embark on parallel paths of martyrdom, blinded by hatred born of childhood trauma and prepared to sacrifice everything for their beliefs.  Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 15, 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.  Register in person, on the phone or ONLINE HERE. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.


Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 4 & 11. PLEASE CHECK BACK FEBRUARY 1 TO REGISTER.

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 17, 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 17, 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 17 meeting begins September 15.

 


Tuesday, October 18, 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 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

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. Winter is the forgotten season in the garden. Learn tips to prepare your garden for winter’s worst and to plan your garden for winter’s best. Evergreens, stems, bark, berries, seed heads, form, structure, and even flowers all contribute to the quiet beauty of the garden in winter.

 

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

 

 


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 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. A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning September 15.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:00am

10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Fredricksen Atrium, Ruggaber Community Room and Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to announce its Second Annual employment event, the Employment Opportunities Expo. This Expo, the only event of its kind in the Cumberland County Library System, is an opportunity for the patrons we serve to utilize the library and community resources to assist in overcoming the obstacles to obtaining gainful and enduring employment.

During the Expo, participants can obtain information and assistance from local agencies, educational institutions, businesses and library staff.  We will be conducting Career 101 Workshops throughout the day to introduce and enhance skills necessary for obtaining employment, such as resume-building, completing an online job application, use of social media, and interview tips and tools.

Local agencies will be on hand throughout the building with information and assistance to help patrons connect with service providers, essential to overcoming personal obstacles on the path to employment. 

There will also be representatives from local Educational Institutions and Career Schools, who can offer information on how to choose a career, plan for an alternate career, further your education, or assist in finding sources of funding to start the educational process.

Finally, the Employment Opportunities Expo will offer an in-house Career Fair, featuring businesses and staffing agencies, local to global! All in attendance will have a representative available, and will be prepared to discuss their list of available jobs.

For more details or for participant information, conatct Lori Loss as lloss@ccpa.net

 


Thursday, October 20, 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 20, 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 20, 2016 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm to 6:15pm 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 October class begins September 15.

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


Thursday, October 20, 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.

 

 


Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 7:15pm 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 October class begins September 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm


Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Fredricksen Atrium

We are thrilled to introduce you to Hiroya Tsukamoto, a guitarist and composer from Japan (now based in New York).  His highly-acclaimed "new folkloric music" has captured the attention of music critics everywhere.  He is not only a highly-skilled guitarist, but also a skilled songwriter, poetic spirit, and an engaging story teller. Come here his enchanting origibal compositions, as well as Japanese folk songs and stories.  The Jazz review said he has "...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!"  The Boston Herald  said "Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey."  Join us on the journey. No registration needed.    


Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

7:30 pm to 8:15 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 October class begins September15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm


Friday, October 21, 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 22, 2016 - 1:30pm

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

Learn how to crochet at the library! You will be instructed how to begin the foundation of your project.  You will also learn the basic stitches…..slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and how to finish off your project.  You will need an aluminum crochet hook - J is a good size to start with.  The instructor will provide the practice yarn.  Registration begins September 15. Ages 16 and up, please. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

Register in person, over the phone or ONLINE HERE.


Monday, October 24, 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, October 25, 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 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

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 FREE session, Allison Campbell, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Explore the new “Reduce Your Stormwater” online garden design tool. Learn how to select plants and create a planting plan specific to your landscape. Do-it-yourself instructions included! The grand door prize of a hand-painted rain barrel will be awarded at this workshop.

 

To register contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500.


Wednesday, October 26, 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, October 27, 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 27, 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 28, 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, October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

From the USA:  A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

From the USA:  A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Fredricksen Atrium

Fredricksen Library, One Good Woman and Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop invite you to a fun-filled event with mystery author Joyce Tremel. She will talk and answer questions about her all new Brewing Trouble Mystery Series set in a Pittsburgh craft brew pub, featuring a brewmaster with a head for sleuthing. Then, we’ll proceed to One Good Woman where Zeroday Brewery will be with samples of two of their microbrews to tie in the theme of the book. Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop will have books for purchase and signing. Please register by calling 717-795-7470 or you can email mysterybooks@comcast.net.


Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:30pm

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

Learn how to crochet at the library! You will be instructed how to begin the foundation of your project.  You will also learn the basic stitches…..slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and how to finish off your project.  You will need an aluminum crochet hook - J is a good size to start with.  The instructor will provide the practice yarn.  Registration begins September 15. Ages 16 and up, please. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.

Register in person, over the phone or ONLINE HERE.


Monday, October 31, 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, November 1, 2016 - 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 Eleanor H. Porter's (unabridged) Pollyanna.  Chatty, idealistic Pollyanna can always find something to be glad about. But then a horrible accident leaves her crippled. Will it be too much for Pollyanna to bear? You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins October 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, November 1, 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.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Fredricksen Atrium

2016 marks Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday year. Come join us as local troubadours Brian Sanders (harmonica/vocals/percussion), John Gladman (bass/vocals), Joe Cooney (guitar/vocals), and Doug Morris (guitar/vocals) share their talent with us and perform some of Bob Dylan’s classic songs  “Blowin’ in the Wind,” "Tangled Up in Blue," "All Along the Watchtower," “The Times They Are a-Changin” and many more. Dylan's songs became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements and helped shape the wider culture. Singing along is encouraged! No registration needed.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day)

Fredricksen Library will be closed for an All Staff Training Day.  All Cumberland County libraries will be closed today.


Thursday, November 3, 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, November 3, 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, November 3, 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, November 4, 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, November 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

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. This month we'll be cooking recipes from Jamie Oliver (www.jamieoliver.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 Oct. 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, November 5, 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, November 7, 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, November 7, 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 November 7 meeting begins October 1.

 


Wednesday, November 9, 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, November 9, 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, November 10, 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, November 10, 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, November 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Friday, November 11

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

FROM SPAIN:  Once upon a time there was a little girl who never knew her mother. She learned her father's art, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves and became a legend. Set in southern Spain in the 1920s, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films. Smartly written and beautiful to behold, it uses its classic source material to offer a dark tale, delightfully told. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Friday, November 11

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

FROM SPAIN:  Once upon a time there was a little girl who never knew her mother. She learned her father's art, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves and became a legend. Set in southern Spain in the 1920s, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films. Smartly written and beautiful to behold, it uses its classic source material to offer a dark tale, delightfully told. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come hear from a hiker who has accomplished the famous Appalachian Trail not once but twice AND in each direction! Hiker Lauralee Bliss, an AT 4,000+ miler and the ridge runner for Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey which she undertook northbound with her teen son and then southbound as a solo hiker. This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams, whatever they might be. A book signing for her title Mountains, Madness, Miracles - 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail follows. For more information about her adventures and advice for safe and fun hiking, visit Blissful Hiking: http://www.blissfulhiking.com. No registration needed.


Monday, November 14, 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, November 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Monday, November 14

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 October 15.

 


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