Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 

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June 9, 2015
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM ETHIOPIA:  When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but a tough and passionate lawyer steps in to fight for her. This inspiring film paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM ETHIOPIA:  When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but a tough and passionate lawyer steps in to fight for her. This inspiring film paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to help shape it. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

Saturday, March 25 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

West Shore Country Club

Celebration Sponsor:  Greg and Susan Sutliff Foundation

The evening will feature an original score written by 15-year old, Zev Malina, to Robert McCloskey’s award-winning children’s book, Blueberries for Sal. Zev will read the book aloud while accompanied by Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Maestro, Stuart Malina and five members of the Symphony. The evening will also feature live and silent auctions.

Ticket price: $125. For more information, call Pamela Rhoads at 717-761-3900 x 244.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, March 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 focuses on Spring Wildflowers. They appear in the spring, then bloom for a short period of time. Enjoy wonderful photographs while learning about the fleeting beauty of these native wildflowers.

 

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


Thursday, March 30, 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, March 30, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Do you read the entire contract before you sign? If not, you may be surprised about what you agreed to.

Join Attorney Melanie L. Vanderau of Mette Evans & Woodside for a discussion about the importance of reading and understanding contracts and agreements that you sign for consumer services. You’ll learn how to decipher the “legalese” in fine print and understand how to protect your rights as a consumer.  

Learn About Common Consumer Contracts

·         Home mortgage contract

·         Rental car agreement

·         Credit card application

·         Cell phone contracts

·         Insurance policies

·         Gym membership agreements

·         Cable and internet service contracts

No registration necessary.


Saturday, April 1, 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 to accept donations of books and media for their Spring (April 20-23, 2017, including a Children's Books Extravaganza!) and Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Saturday, April 1, 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? This April we'll be cooking foods from the SkinnyTaste Cookbook or www.skinnytaste.com. Choose a dish and bring enough for everyone! 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 April begins March 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.


Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Immigration remains a hot topic on the political scene.  It’s no wonder, since foreign-born residents now make up a near-record 13% of the U.S. population.  Join John Maietta, professor and speaker, as he steps back from recent controversies to take a broad look at the history of immigration to the United States. From the indentured servants of the colonial era, to the peasants and working poor of nineteenth-century Europe, to the war refugees and high-tech entrepreneurs of today, seekers of freedom and economic opportunity have been drawn to America for more than 300 years.  Collectively, they forged the unique sense of identity which is idealized – if not always honored – in the nation’s official motto, E Pluribus Unum: “Out of many, one.” No registration necessary.


Monday, April 3, 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 fifth session, we'll ask: What is the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy? For 45 years, the country has alternated between periods of energy security and insecurity, sometimes able to wield petroleum as a useful instrument of foreign policy, sometimes not. Despite the so-called “energy revolution,” the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. In order to be successful, policymakers must recognize both petroleum security circumstances and patterns in the relationship between petroleum and foreign policy.

 

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 $50 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, April 3, 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 April 3 meeting begins March 1. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of adulterous entanglement, The Scarlett Letter. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins March 1. Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.) 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, April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Islam is a faith widely discussed these days: politically, spiritually, on social media and on the news. Join us for the second of our three-part series on Understanding Islam.  Being a Muslim in Modern America is a complex situation. Does the religious diversity of this country make life harder or easier? How strongly does society's fear of terrorism affect the lives of the average Muslim in the U.S.? Come prepared with questions for the Q&A session following.  No registration necessary.

The third session takes place on May 2.


Thursday, April 6, 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, April 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday, beginning Feb. 2)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: German (First Thursday of the month)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: French (First Thursday of the month)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Italian (Second Thursday of the 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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Do you have what it takes to test your knowledge in a pub-style trivia challenge at the library? Teams of 2 - 4 people can sign up and prove who knows the most about each month's topic! Enjoy some snacks on us and B.Y.O.B. If you're really lucky, you may even win the coveted Freddy Trivia Cup! Ages 21 & up, please. Registration for April’s History Trivia Saturday begins March 1.

 ~ May 13 is Geek Culture Trivia Saturday. Registration begins April 1.

 

 


Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the 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 March 15.

 


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Join this ethereal Finnish folk duo with gorgeous vocals and memorable melodic hooks. “Baptized by trolls and Norse elves” Vellamo is led by the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia's ethereal lead vocals and Joni's virtuosic guitar stylings. Based on the western coast of Finland, Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk music experience. As an added bonus, we will be offering some tasty Finnish treats for your enjoyment! No registration necessary.

 


Wednesday, April 12, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Italian (second Thursday of the 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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Understand the potential risks and rewards of navigating a residential real estate transaction on your own.

Buying or selling your home is probably the largest transaction you will make in your life. The prospect of saving thousands of dollars paid in commissions to a real estate agent may have you thinking about managing the sale or purchase on your own. Join Attorney Aaron T. Domoto of Mette Evans & Woodside for a discussion with an experienced real estate lawyer about what you need to know about residential real estate transactions.

Learn About:

·         Understanding the requirements of seller's disclosures

·         Avoiding housing discrimination pitfalls

·         Managing the appraisal process and inspections

·         Understanding the sales agreement

·         Navigating title search requirements

·         What types of insurance do you need


Monday, April 17, 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 sixth session, join Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, to discuss the pendulum of Latin American politics that is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.

 

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 $50 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, April 17, 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 April 17 meeting begins March 15. 


Tuesday, April 18, 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 audio-recorded 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 February 15 by calling 761-3900 x225.  (April registration begins March 15.  May registration begins April 15) 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, April 18, 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 month's moving, funny, triumphant novel, takes place in the center of Paris and exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning March 15.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 (All day)

April 20 through April 23

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

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium:  8,000 Children's Books Extravaganza! (Not included in the Sunday Bag Sale)

Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

 

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable below.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

Children's Books Extravaganza! Thursday-Saturday only, in the Library Atrium:  Children's "thin" books (up to the approximate size of a Golden Book), 50 cents. All other children's books, including books with chapters for older children, $1.00.  Our goal is get books into the hands (ears and eyes) of children!

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books (small-sized paperbacks, 50 cents; larger trade paperbacks, $1.00; hardbacks, $2.00).  A few unusual and collectible editions are sold at special prices.

 

For the Sunday BAG SALE,  which will not include children's books, the minimum charge for admission (including browsing) is $10.00 entitling you to two Friends-supplied bags (no personal bags, please) for $10.00. There is no limitation on the number of two-bags-for-$10.00 that may be purchased.  Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the spring!  Mark your calendar for the Fall sale, September 21-24. All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the library.

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.   Sunday is the BAG SALE  – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum)


Thursday, April 20, 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, April 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day)

April 20 through April 23

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

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium:  8,000 Children's Books Extravaganza! (Not included in the Sunday Bag Sale)

Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

 

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable below.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

Children's Books Extravaganza! Thursday-Saturday only, in the Library Atrium:  Children's "thin" books (up to the approximate size of a Golden Book), 50 cents. All other children's books, including books with chapters for older children, $1.00.  Our goal is get books into the hands (ears and eyes) of children!

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books (small-sized paperbacks, 50 cents; larger trade paperbacks, $1.00; hardbacks, $2.00).  A few unusual and collectible editions are sold at special prices.

 

For the Sunday BAG SALE,  which will not include children's books, the minimum charge for admission (including browsing) is $10.00 entitling you to two Friends-supplied bags (no personal bags, please) for $10.00. There is no limitation on the number of two-bags-for-$10.00 that may be purchased.  Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the spring!  Mark your calendar for the Fall sale, September 21-24. All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the library.

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.   Sunday is the BAG SALE  – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum)


Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)

April 20 through April 23

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

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium:  8,000 Children's Books Extravaganza! (Not included in the Sunday Bag Sale)

Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

 

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable below.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

Children's Books Extravaganza! Thursday-Saturday only, in the Library Atrium:  Children's "thin" books (up to the approximate size of a Golden Book), 50 cents. All other children's books, including books with chapters for older children, $1.00.  Our goal is get books into the hands (ears and eyes) of children!

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books (small-sized paperbacks, 50 cents; larger trade paperbacks, $1.00; hardbacks, $2.00).  A few unusual and collectible editions are sold at special prices.

 

For the Sunday BAG SALE,  which will not include children's books, the minimum charge for admission (including browsing) is $10.00 entitling you to two Friends-supplied bags (no personal bags, please) for $10.00. There is no limitation on the number of two-bags-for-$10.00 that may be purchased.  Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the spring!  Mark your calendar for the Fall sale, September 21-24. All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the library.

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.   Sunday is the BAG SALE  – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum)


Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)

April 20 through April 23

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

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium:  8,000 Children's Books Extravaganza! (Not included in the Sunday Bag Sale)

Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

 

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 20 from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable below.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

Children's Books Extravaganza! Thursday-Saturday only, in the Library Atrium:  Children's "thin" books (up to the approximate size of a Golden Book), 50 cents. All other children's books, including books with chapters for older children, $1.00.  Our goal is get books into the hands (ears and eyes) of children!

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books (small-sized paperbacks, 50 cents; larger trade paperbacks, $1.00; hardbacks, $2.00).  A few unusual and collectible editions are sold at special prices.

 

For the Sunday BAG SALE,  which will not include children's books, the minimum charge for admission (including browsing) is $10.00 entitling you to two Friends-supplied bags (no personal bags, please) for $10.00. There is no limitation on the number of two-bags-for-$10.00 that may be purchased.  Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the spring!  Mark your calendar for the Fall sale, September 21-24. All proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the library.

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.   Sunday is the BAG SALE  – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum)


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, April 25, 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. Plants that thrive in the shade don’t have the same pizzazz as their sun-loving counterparts, but they offer the pleasure of a cool garden spot when temps rise in July and August. This session will cover the culture of shade-loving plants for moist and dry sites from spring bulbs to winter blooming Hellebores and everything in between. 

 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month (5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26 & 10/24). To register contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500.

 

 


Thursday, April 27, 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, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM SWEDEN:  Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM SWEDEN:  Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Every time is Prime Time, so make the best of today! Do you have extra “stuff” in your space?  Need to get rid of it?  Laura Souders of Healthier Spaces Organizing will teach you how to make your space more organized - clearing the clutter while remaining Earth-Friendly.  This workshop will include practical steps to declutter and organize as well as a list of places where extra items can be donated, recycled or stored.

 

Registration begins April 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.


Monday, May 1, 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 seventh session, we'll discuss the major internal conflict that has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

 

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 $50 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, May 1, 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 May 1 meeting begins April 1. 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins April 1. Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.) 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, May 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May 2 through August 29

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

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 7:30 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, May 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays beginning March 14 

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

Are you an intermediate or advanced writer? If so, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which  intermediate and advanced writers will learn to develop short stories starting with a theme, then developing a premise, and writing a 1500 word story to be critiqued and edited for submission. Registration begins February 1. (No class April 18).


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Islam is a faith widely discussed these days: politically, spiritually, on social media and on the news.  Join us for the last of our series on Understanding Islam.  Often the best way to understand something or someone different from us is to simply ask questions. Come prepared with questions for this interfaith Q&A session. Islam, Judaism and Christianity will all be represented by a panel member. What are the similarities? The differences? Can we really all learn to live together peacefully? No registration necessary.


Thursday, May 4, 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, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday, beginning Feb. 2)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: German (First Thursday of the month)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: French (First Thursday of the month)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Italian (Second Thursday of the 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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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.


Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday)

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 is available every Thursday, German and French are available on the first Thursday of each month, while Italian is available the second 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, May 6, 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 to accept donations of books and media for their Spring (April 20-23, 2017, including a Children's Books Extravaganza!) and Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Saturday, May 6, 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? This May we'll be doing something a little different: a Spring Garden Party. Cook your favorite spring-inspired dish from what is in season. Don't forget the recipe! If the weather's nice, we'll even feast outdoors! 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 May begins April 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.


Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the 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 April 15.

 


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