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Adult Events @Fredricksen

PREORDERS ON SALE NOW@ Fredricksen -

ONLY $20!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

(Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production by: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

Get your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from Fredricksen! Reserve your copy and pick it up at MIDNIGHT, Sunday, July 31st or between 1:00pm – 5:00pm Sunday, July 31st. Each copy will come with a limited edition fan art book mark that you can only get at Fredricksen Library. There is a limited availability of copies so reserve yours early. Each book costs $20.00 (33% off the list price of $29.99). Proceeds benefit the Fredricksen Teen program.

PREORDER NOW AT FREDRICKSEN OR ONLINE HERE

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."


 

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.​

 

 

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June 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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, June 30, 2016 - 6:30pm

Book Launch for Short Story Collection Written By Fredricksen Library Workshop Participants 

Join us for our book launch party for an exciting anthology of short stories, titled “Bittersweet.” The short story collection features stories penned by participants in the library’s Natalie D. Craumer Writer’s Workshop, named for the workshop beneficiary’s late wife.  The workshop has been a popular staple of the library’s events for over a decade.  It is facilitated by Catherine Jordan, local author. Authors will be on hand to sign the books, which can be purchased at the event, with all profits donated to the library. Readings, refreshments and lively banter will be the theme of the night.  18 and older, please.

 

Published by Sunbury Press, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, the book can be ordered as an e-book for Kindle as well as in print.  For ordering information, visit www.SunburyPress.com, or call the publisher at 855-338-8359.


Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 1:00pm

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

 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Willa Cather's unforgettable story of an immigrant woman’s life on the hardscrabble Nebraska plains. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins June 1.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

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 summer 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, July 7, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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, July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn't know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne's destiny intertwines with her father's past until they form a single, unforgettable story. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

Donating blood may be one of the most important things you’ve ever done. Just one pint of your blood can save as many as four lives.  Come and donate in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here one Friday 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, July 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn't know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne's destiny intertwines with her father's past until they form a single, unforgettable story. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 8:30am

Join us as we partner with Susquehanna Folk (sfmsfolk.org) and travel to the stunning Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., rain or shine. At the festival, you will find many diverse, authentic, living traditions—both old and new. The focus this year is on Basque.

 

The Basque constitute one of the oldest communities in Europe, and today approximately 1 million people worldwide speak Basque, a language once on the brink of extinction. In addition to its language, the Basque Country is well known for its food, crafts, music and poetry. The 2016 Festival will host musicians, cooks, language experts and more from the region to explore themes of cultural sustainability, identity and migration. To that end, the program will also include significant participation of people of Basque descent living throughout the United States. More information at http://www.festival.si.edu/.

 

Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation from Camp Hill, boxed continental breakfast served en route to Washington, D.C., free time to explore and participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and gratuity for bus driver. The bus departs from the Camp Hill Radisson's parking lot at 8:30am.  On the way home, we will make a stop for dinner on your own. We will return by 9:30pm.  Cost: $45.00 per person.

Register in person or ONLINE HERE!


Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins June 1.

 


Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join us as the West Shore Symphony Orchestra delights us, once again, with some great light classical works as well as the hits of Hollywood and Broadway.  Fredricksen Library will have great snacks available to purchase, so bring a picnic and enjoy!  (Rain date Tues., July 12 at 7:00 pm) Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:30pm

Join some bad-a** grandmothers on the second Tuesday of each summer month for an informal session of humor and jokes. Laughter is great for your health and fits in perfectly with this summer's Adult Summer Reading Program theme to Exercise Your Mind.  These amateur stand-up comedians are going gray with joy! Call out jokes and even become one of the jokesters! Let these lovely ladies bring a little bit more laughter into your life.  For ages 18 and older. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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.

 


Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:45pm

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.  This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the 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 July 18 meeting begins June 15.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. The ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. And while the elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories, her distant past is preserved: vivid images that rise unbidden of her youth in war-torn Leningrad.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning June 15.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Having a garden means you will have insects. Penn State Master Gardeners will discuss which insects are harmful and which ones are not. Explore a broad-based approach to controlling the pests through Integrated Pest Management, using a variety of practices that are better for us and the environment. 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on 8/16, 9/20 and 10/18. Registration for all programs is open. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

How Did We Get Here? (Is This Election Really That Unusual?)

As we approach this summer's presidential conventions, is this election completely out of the framework of past elections? In the past, we saw scathing intra-party fights, candidates who claim that they never will they support the party's nominee, and tawdry personal laundry tossed about.  And in the past we saw generals, governors, senators and a mayor successfully win the presidency.  So does one tycoon running really make 2016 the most unusual election in modern times?  Come join Dr. Shirley Anne Warshaw, Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College, as she walks us through this crazy(?) election year. No registration necessary. Presented in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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, July 21, 2016 - 5:30pm

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

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


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 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 July class begins June 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Come and join The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band in an evening of praise and gladness in the tradition of the American town band.  The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band has been delighting audiences of all ages since 1983 with many of the area’s very best musicians united in one outstanding ensemble.  Dr. William Stowman - a highly accomplished educator, conductor, trumpet player and the band’s Director - will also keep you engaged as he delivers his unique blend of knowledge and wit to the audience.  The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band consists of expert musicians of all ages - from gifted high school students to the numerous professional musicians that live right here in the Greater Harrisburg Area!  Don’t miss this chance to see one of the area’s premiere concert bands free of charge on the beautiful grounds of the Fredricksen Library. (Rain location: Trinity Lutheran Church) Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

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

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm


Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  Charlie is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either. Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic new transfer student. The two form an instant connection and their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  Charlie is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either. Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic new transfer student. The two form an instant connection and their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:30am

Join us for the Eleventh Annual Fredricksen Library Loop 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk. Beginning May 1, registration forms will be available at the library, or can be downloaded from our website. Real-time race results are available only through online registration at our website. Sponsored by Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate.


Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

Are you a big fan of the Food Network's Chopped?  Then put on your apron and join us for our  Chopped event for adults!  You will have 45 minutes to create a three course cold meal featuring smoothies of all kinds using the ingredients in your basket.  Our panel will judge your work and decide who gets CHOPPED!  Learn how well you work under pressure and vie for prizes.  All contestants must bring a blender and may bring other items for plating and serving. Ages 18 and over. Cost to cover supplies: $5.00.  Registration begins June 15. Register in-person, on the phone or register online here.                                      

 


Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

As part of this year's Summer Reading Program, we'd like to invite you to try Family Yoga! Using yoga poses, movement, games, breath work and relaxation exercises, Holly Keich from Om Baby Center, creates a fun, creative and non-competitive evening for the whole family.  Mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters &/or brothers practice yoga together in this interactive yoga class.  For families with children ages 5 - 9 years old. (Note: the library will be closed to the public at this time.) Registration begins June 15.


Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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, July 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join us for Cookbook Club! Book clubs already involve getting together with friends, eating, and drinking, so why not make that the focus? This month we'll be cooking recipes from Jamie Oliver (www.jamieoliver.com). 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! Registration begins June 25. 18 and older, please.

 

 After registering for this program, you will be individually contacted to ask which recipe(s) you would like to provide.


Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:45pm

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment.  This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the 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 August 1 meeting begins July 1.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

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 summer 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, August 4, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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, August 6, 2016 - 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, August 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins July 1.

 


Monday, August 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

After last year's exciting night of 70s hits, we're thrilled to have them back to wrap-up our Concerts on the Lawn with a night of favorites from the 80s, including a David Bowie tribute.  It promises to be a night of great music and even greater fun! Dig out your eighties garb and join us! (Rain location: inside library). Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:30pm

Join some bad-a** grandmothers on the second Tuesday of each summer month for an informal session of humor and jokes. Laughter is great for your health and fits in perfectly with this summer's Adult Summer Reading Program theme to Exercise Your Mind.  These amateur stand-up comedians are going gray with joy! Call out jokes and even become one of the jokesters! Let these lovely ladies bring a little bit more laughter into your life.  For ages 18 and older. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

*****MOVED TO AUGUST 9th***** Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century, Their Eyes Were Watching God.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins July 1.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

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


Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 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.

Meets one Wednesday morning per month. We will not meet in June and July because of Summer Reading Club. No registration required. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.


Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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, August 11, 2016 - 5:00pm

Show your bookish pride with us as we celebrate our Summer Reading Programs with a Summer Read Out!  We'll be flooding the library grounds with our love of the written word. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, whatever book(s) you're reading and your whole family, if you like!  Snacks and drinks will be available, but you can also bring your own - even a whole picnic, if you'd like! Don't miss this chance to let the world know that we love books!!!  You will also receive an extra prize ticket if you are registered for our Adult Summer Reading Program. No registration necessary. (We will move inside if weather is problematic.)


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