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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 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.

 


Saturday, June 4, 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, 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.

 


Thursday, June 16, 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 June class begins May 15.

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


Thursday, June 16, 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 June class begins May 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm


Thursday, June 16, 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 June class begins May 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm


Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

Show your knitting or crochet pride with us as we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day!  We'll be flooding the library grounds with our love of yarn. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, some snacks, whatever project you're working on and maybe a finished piece to show-and-tell.  We'll even have our wonderful Knitting Guru, Rita Gardner, on hand to help you with anything questions you may have! Don't miss this chance to let the world know that we love yarn!  No registration necessary. (We will move inside if weather is problematic.)


Monday, June 20, 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 20 meeting begins May 15.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, June 21, 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 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. The Orphan Train is a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning May 15.


Tuesday, June 21, 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. Understanding the basic parts and processes of a plant and the factors that affect them, such as water, temperature, light, soil nutrients, and hormones, is key to being an effective gardener. Learn what plants need and how to maximize conditions to get the best from your plants.

 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on 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, June 23, 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, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM THE USA, IRAN & GERMANY:  When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin's season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 

 


Friday, June 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM THE USA, IRAN & GERMANY:  When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin's season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 

 


Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join us for our very first Cookbook Club! Book clubs already involve getting together with friends, eating, and drinking, so why not make that the focus? Working from the popular health food book and website, 100 Days of Real Food, 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 May 15. 18 and older, please.


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 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 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 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, 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 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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