Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 

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June 9, 2015
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.


Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Brazilian Portguguese; last Saturday 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. Brazilian Portuguese is now available the last Saturday of the 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.


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; no class 4/20)

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 Small Meeting 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.

 


Tuesday, May 9, 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 9, 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).


Wednesday, May 10, 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, May 11, 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 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday; no class 4/20)

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 11, 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.


Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM THE USA: 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she'll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring. This inspiring documentary is not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.  


Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lower Parking Lot, Walnut St. side

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, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM THE USA: 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she'll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring. This inspiring documentary is not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.  


Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

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.


Saturday, May 13, 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 May's Geek Culture Trivia is April 1.

 

 


Monday, May 15, 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.

 

In this last session, join Sean Meyer, Manager of Strategic Campaigns Global Security Program & Union of Concerned Scientists to discuss nuclear nonproliferation - a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts. The possibility that terrorists will carry out an attack using a “dirty bomb,” made from captured nuclear materials, looks increasingly real. In a fractious world, which way forward for U.S. nuclear security 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, May 15, 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 15 meeting begins April 15. 


Tuesday, May 16, 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, May 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 novel from a New York Times bestselling author is a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning April 15.


Thursday, May 18, 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 18, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday; no class 4/20)

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 20, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

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 23, 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 23, 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. Small to medium size flowering trees fit the typical suburban home landscape. They provide an enduring feature in any community. Learn how to select trees that will meet your needs for shade and beauty, fit within the limitations of your site, and enhance the value of your landscape for years to come.

 

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month (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, May 25, 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 25, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish (every Thursday; no class 4/20)

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, May 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM THE USA: This slice-of-life comedy/drama stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-aged book critic who is shattered when her husband leaves her. In order to visit her daughter, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM THE USA: This slice-of-life comedy/drama stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-aged book critic who is shattered when her husband leaves her. In order to visit her daughter, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

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.


Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Brazilian Portguguese; last Saturday 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. Brazilian Portuguese is now available the last Saturday of the 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.


Tuesday, May 30, 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.

 


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit 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 3, 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? The 1st Saturday of each month we'll be cooking recipes from a different cookbook. This June we're going to try something a little different and bake recipes from the show taking America by storm: The Great British Baking Show! There is no actual book, but there are hundreds of scrummy recipes to try on www.bbc.co.uk/food/programmes/b013pqnm. Choose a dish to make and bring it to share, along with any story behind the experience of baking it.  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 June starts May 1.
 
After registering for this program, you will be individually contacted to ask which recipe(s) you would like to provide. 

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.


Saturday, June 3, 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 Fall (September 21-24, 2017) Book & Media Sale.  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!

 


Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Outside on the Lawn (Rain location: Community Room)

Join us for Fredricksen's very first plant swap! In line with our Summer Program, Build a Better World, here's a chance to share what you have an abundance of and find something new for your garden! Bring as many plants as you would like to take home. (If you bring two plants, you may take two home.) Plants should be divided in advance and in containers. Plants should be labeled with their name if possible, and the type of conditions they grow best in (shade, sun, etc.). No invasive plants, please. We will have Master Gardeners on site to help categorize and answer questions. Cold drinks will be provided. No registration necessary.


Monday, June 5, 2017 (All day)

Summer Learning for ALL AGES – Build a BETTER WORLD!

Register starting Monday, June 5

Join us at Fredricksen for another great summer of reading, learning and events for adults, children and teens. It's easy to do!  If you register in the first 5 days (June 5 to June 9) for Summer Learning and/or register for a new library card, you will be eligible to win a fun summer prize or an iPad Mini!  Watch for more details!

The Summer Reading Program is made possible by the Friends of Fredricksen and East Pennsboro Branch, In Memory of Ashley Dietrich, our municipalities and additional generous sponsors.


Monday, June 5, 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 June 5 meeting begins May 1. 


Tuesday, June 6, 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 Isaac Asimov's classic, I, Robot. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins May 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 lifelong learning.


Tuesday, June 6, 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.

 


Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit 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 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Inside and Outside the library!

Help us celebrate 60 years of Fredricksen as we Kickoff our Summer Learning Program with an all-ages birthday party! Join us for Food Trucks, Music, Touch-A-Truck, Prize Give-a-ways, Make & Takes, Quidditch Exhibition, Guessing Games, a Preview of Hamiltunes, an all-age book character themed costume parade, Friends MINI Book Sale, Free Birthday Cupcakes and much, much more! No registration needed.  


Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

Six Saturdays: (May 13, 20 & 27, and June 10, 17 & 24)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

In collaboration with the YWCA, this six-week series of discussions unpacks how racism reveals itself at the individual, organizational and systemic levels, and will equip you with tools to deconstruct racism within your sphere of influence. "Let's Talk" is a dialogue intended to create change. It begins with conversation but ends with action - and every part of the program is aligned to move you towards being educated, equipped and empowered as a change agent to eliminate racism in our community. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Register beginning April 1.

 

More information: http://www.ywcahbg.org/programs/lets-talk-conversation-about-race-program#.WOKH4X8zW71

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, June 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. As part of our Summer Program, Build a Better World, we will be offering the option of working on a project for a cause at each Twisted Stitchers. When you sign up for the month, we will send you a pattern you can knit or crochet so you can decide if you'd like to work on that. Of course, you are welcome to work on anything else you choose, as well! Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration for June begins May 15.

 


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