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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, May 3, 2016 - 1:00pm

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. Everyone's favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins April 1.


Tuesday, May 3, 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, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Stemming from the success of last year’s Employment Opportunities Expo, we bring you the Career 101 series. Landing the job you really want may be easier than you think. It's time to start changing your thinking about what's possible, so you'll be ready when that perfect job shows up.  This three part series will help you get there -- come to any or all three sessions.  The third session focuses on giving the right impression. How do you bring a positive professional presence when you meet potential employers? This session will guide you in building your confidence, what to wear, what your body language says, and the power of preparation to land the job of your dreams. 

Registration begins April 1.


Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


Saturday, May 7, 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, May 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

The U.S. announced in December 2014 that, after decades of isolation, it has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. The announcement marks a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War — the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship, once defined by antithetical ideologies, into the 21st century. This is the eighth and final session.

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9).  Registration begins December 1.  Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/

 

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


Monday, May 9, 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 April 1.

 


Tuesday, May 10, 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, May 11, 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. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc. and M&T Bank.

 


Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


Friday, May 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM ISRAEL: In Israel only rabbis can legalize a marriage dissolution, and only with the husband's full consent. Viviane has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband will not agree. His cold stubbornness, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a film in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything - except her actual request - is brought out for judgment. This highly acclaimed film delivers two hours of nonstop, tightly wound, and brilliantly acted drama. Not recommended for viewers under 17. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray. No registration necessary.


Friday, May 13, 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 of 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, May 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM ISRAEL: In Israel only rabbis can legalize a marriage dissolution, and only with the husband's full consent. Viviane has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband will not agree. His cold stubbornness, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a film in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything - except her actual request - is brought out for judgment. This highly acclaimed film delivers two hours of nonstop, tightly wound, and brilliantly acted drama. Not recommended for viewers under 17. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray. No registration necessary.


Monday, May 16, 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 May 16 meeting begins April 15.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, May 17, 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, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, an enthralling eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms. The No. 1 New York Times bestseller. Best nonfiction books of the year at Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning April 15.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature. This program will discuss the current issues about mosquitoes and ticks in Pennsylvania. Gain a better understanding of why these vectors remain a disease risk and what is necessary to protect you and your family.

 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on 6/21, 7/19, 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

 

 

 

 


Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, May 19, 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 May class begins April 15.

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


Thursday, May 19, 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 May class begins April 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm


Thursday, May 19, 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 May class begins April 15.

Andorid & Nook at 7:30 pm


Tuesday, May 24, 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, May 25, 2016 - 9:30am

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play. Meets one Wednesday morning a month. (Ages 1- 4). No registration required. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc. and M&T Bank.

 

 


Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM GERMANY: Martha is a shy chef at a small gourmet restaurant in Hamburg and devotes every waking hour to her work. When tragedy compels her to adopt her 8-year-old niece, Lina, Martha's life changes in an instant. Help comes from Mario, Martha's new Italian sous-chef, who begins to visit Martha and Lina, doing all that he can to cheer them. Just as the trio finds normalcy in their lives, Lina's long-missing father arrives, announcing that he wants to take Lina back to Italy. Martha is faced with a difficult dilemma. Rated PG. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray. No registration necessary.


Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM GERMANY: Martha is a shy chef at a small gourmet restaurant in Hamburg and devotes every waking hour to her work. When tragedy compels her to adopt her 8-year-old niece, Lina, Martha's life changes in an instant. Help comes from Mario, Martha's new Italian sous-chef, who begins to visit Martha and Lina, doing all that he can to cheer them. Just as the trio finds normalcy in their lives, Lina's long-missing father arrives, announcing that he wants to take Lina back to Italy. Martha is faced with a difficult dilemma. Rated PG. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, May 31, 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 2, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


Monday, June 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Stretch yourself this summer: read great books, and you could win prizes! Registration begins June 6. Join us for our special events too!  Registration begins June 6. Register in the first week of registration, or register for a NEW library card if you don’t have one and be eligible to win a great summer fun prize OR iPad Mini!  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.


Monday, June 6, 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 June 6 meeting begins May 1.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

 

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is George Eliot's moral allegory of the redemptive power of love, Silas Marner. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins May 1.


Tuesday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 9, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra starts the 2016 Summer Concerts on the Lawn with a dynamic evening as they bring a touch of the Caribbean to the Fredricksen Library.  This stunning group, named Baltimore's official steel drum band, are masters of the steel drum. Their vivacious tropical music rounds out a lively show for all ages. Don't miss the vibrant kickoff to this year's Summer Concerts on the Lawn Series!  (Rain date: Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm) Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM GERMANY:  Though from the outside Maria lives in the modern world, her family and her heart are faithful to a Catholic radicalism that requires sacrifice and devotion at every turn. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family's faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 

 


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM GERMANY:  Though from the outside Maria lives in the modern world, her family and her heart are faithful to a Catholic radicalism that requires sacrifice and devotion at every turn. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family's faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 

 


Monday, June 13, 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 May 1.

 


Tuesday, June 14, 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, June 14, 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, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

As part of this year's Summer Reading Program, join Brenda Eppley, of Just Plain Yoga (www.justplainyoga.com) and Green Tree Yoga (http://green-tree-yoga.com), as she discusses and demonstrates the postures and movements of Hatha Yoga. Practicing yoga promotes healthy habits that lengthen longevity, increases balance, muscle tone, strength and flexibility, counteracts stress, enhances focus and improves sleep patterns. Wear comfortable clothes and an open mind! If you have a yoga mat, bring it along!  This is for all fitness levels, ages 16 & up.  Registration is required and begins May 15.


Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:15am

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

 


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