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Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13 

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


 

 

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 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, January 5, 2015 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 will meet the first and third Monday of every month.  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 the January meeting begins December 15.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Start the New Year by getting some clarity on the practice of yoga! Ron Blouch, owner of Just Plain Yoga, will combine teaching, discussion and simple physical practice to illustrate the power of yoga, the variety of practices, and why you will connect, or not, with different styles. It will help you find the yoga practice that is right for you or will help explain why you already love the practice you are currently doing.  If you have a yoga mat, bring it along!  Wear comfortable clothes and an open mind!  This is for all fitness levels, ages 12 & up.  (Note: the library will be closed to the public at this time.) Registration is required and begins December 1.


Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 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, January 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, January 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this fast-paced documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic “rooster sauce.” An award-winning 33-minute documentary followed by some seriously scrumptious sriracha snacks. Registration begins December 1. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, January 9, 2015 - 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 at the Bloodmobile in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here the second Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). 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, January 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this fast-paced documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic “rooster sauce.” An award-winning 33-minute documentary followed by some seriously scrumptious sriracha snacks. Registration begins December 1. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Monday, January 12, 2015 - 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. Registration is now open. 16 years and older, please.

 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

This story is a riveting saga of twin brothers born of a tragic union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. But it’s love, not politics that will tear them apart. What will bring them back together?  On the New York Times fiction bestseller list for well over two years, Cutting for Stone is now one of Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. Join us to discuss it.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 2 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. No registration necessary. 

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank

 

 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:00am

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Future Dates:  2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13.

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 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, January 15, 2015 - 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 evening a month. Registration for January classes begins December 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 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 evening a month. Registration for January classes begins December 15.

Kindle & Nook at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 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 evening a month. Registration for January classes begins December 15.

Android at 7:30 pm

 


Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 9:00am

Avoid the same-old same-old clichéd Valentine's Day cards this year.  Send a special message of love with a beautiful card handmade by our Teen Advisory Group.  Cards (with envelopes) will be on sale at the Reference Desk from January 17th to February 14th.  Choices of many colors and quotes from classic and popular books will be available with messages for children, friends and your true love. 

The Valentine's Day card sale is a fund raiser of the Fredricksen Teen Advisory Group to support teen programming.  


Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Learn to knit at the library!  In this 2-part workshop, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease stitches and read a knitting pattern.  You’ll receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from Rita Gardner, knitting instructor, and will choose a project of your own (dishcloth, hat or scarf) to work on after the classes end. Students will need to bring a pair of knitting needles (US #9, 10" length). Registration begins December 15. 16 years and older, please. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes. Register over the phone, in person or REGISTER ONLINE HERE.


Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 1:30pm

Join John Maietta, retired US Army Colonel and college professor, as he walks you through an introduction to the core beliefs, sectarian diversity and contemporary challenges of the world's second-largest religion. No registration necessary. Program will be held in two sessions.


Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 will meet the third Monday of every month.  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 the January meeting begins December 15.


Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 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, January 22, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM PALESTINE: A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja. By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist-you decide-ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends. Arrested and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game-is he playing his Israeli handler or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary.  Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM PALESTINE: A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja. By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist-you decide-ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends. Arrested and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game-is he playing his Israeli handler or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary.  Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 9:00am

Avoid the same-old same-old clichéd Valentine's Day cards this year.  Send a special message of love with a beautiful card handmade by our Teen Advisory Group.  Cards (with envelopes) will be on sale at the Reference Desk from January 17th to February 14th.  Choices of many colors and quotes from classic and popular books will be available with messages for children, friends and your true love. 

The Valentine's Day card sale is a fund raiser of the Fredricksen Teen Advisory Group to support teen programming.  


Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:00pm

Learn to knit at the library!  In this 2-part workshop, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease stitches and read a knitting pattern.  You’ll receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from Rita Gardner, knitting instructor, and will choose a project of your own (dishcloth, hat or scarf) to work on after the classes end. Students will need to bring a pair of knitting needles (US #9, 10" length). Registration begins December 15. 16 years and older, please. Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes. Register over the phone, in person or REGISTER ONLINE HERE.


Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 1:30pm

Join John Maietta, retired US Army Colonel and college professor, as he walks you through an introduction to the core beliefs, sectarian diversity and contemporary challenges of the world's second-largest religion. No registration necessary. Program will be held in two sessions.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Stephen Runkle, one of our very favorite local speakers, is back! Join him as he explores the causes of the Native American Rebellion lead by the Ottawa Chief Pontiac against the English colonies during 1763 and 1764.  A chronology of events, in and around the Susquehanna River Basin, is described over these years of war.  A discussion of the deadly struggle between dispossessed Native Americans and the region’s exploding population of European settlers is presented along with an analysis of the reasons for atrocities committed by both sides.  No registration necessary.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 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’s play (Ages 1- 4). Meets one Wednesday morning a month. No registration necessary. 

 

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank


Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 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, January 29, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00am

Avoid the same-old same-old clichéd Valentine's Day cards this year.  Send a special message of love with a beautiful card handmade by our Teen Advisory Group.  Cards (with envelopes) will be on sale at the Reference Desk from January 17th to February 14th.  Choices of many colors and quotes from classic and popular books will be available with messages for children, friends and your true love. 

The Valentine's Day card sale is a fund raiser of the Fredricksen Teen Advisory Group to support teen programming.  


Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Join us as we welcome the Ugandan Kids Choir for a concert in our atrium. The Ugandan Kids Choir brings a message of hope to American audiences through the traditional rhythmic dances and songs of Africa.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.


Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 will meet the first and third Monday of every month.  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 the February meeting begins January 15.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

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 Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

The first session discusses Russia and the Near Abroad. As calls for closer ties with the EU failed to be met, Ukrainians took to the streets in in November 2013. As the movement later known as the Euromaidan, or “Euro Square,” pulled western Ukraine closer to its European neighbors, another powerful force threatened to tear away the country’s eastern half: Russia. Putin’s pushback against European expansionism has the West wondering: If Putin’s Russia isn’t afraid to take an aggressive stance against Europeanization in Ukraine, what does that mean for the rest of Russia’s neighbors?

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Registration begins December 1.  Register with credit card online (wacharrisburg.org/category/events/) or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


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