Adult Events @Fredricksen

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June 1, 2017
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 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 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 the 15th of the month prior to the next month's session by calling 761-3900 x225.  


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 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. From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, this poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town offers a broad, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning December 15.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 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.

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. 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, January 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15) 

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. German is available on the first and third 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, January 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Dec 7 &  21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15)

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. French is available on the first and third Thursdays 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, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

We are celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year with a chance to make your very own traditional Chinese dumplings right in the library.  Thanks to the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute, you can learn the basics of this delicious Chinese staple in this hands-on workshop. Soon you’ll be making your very own at home to enjoy any day! Registration begins December 15.

More Chinese Cultural Programs: Sunday, 2/11 - Traditional Chinese Fashion; Sunday, 2/25 - Intro. to the Chinese Language


Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Board games are fun for everyone, so come drop in and play with us! We will have board games available to play, but please feel free to bring your own too! It's always fun to share a game you love. All ages are welcome; ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. More Game Days: Feb. 18 and March 18.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 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.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. 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, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth 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, January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. 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, January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM INDIA:   Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, Vidya begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realizes that nothing is what it seems. This fast-paced mystery is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM INDIA:   Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, Vidya begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realizes that nothing is what it seems. This fast-paced mystery is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Dec 30, Jan 27, Feb 24)

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. Brazilian Portuguese is available on the last Saturday of every 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, January 28, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Here's an excellent opportunity to make a gift for your Valentine or yourself! Polymer clay is so versatile that you could make nearly anything with it! Come learn the basics of working with polymer clay and try out some small projects of your own. We'll be making beads, key caps, ornaments, thumb drive caps, and more! Join our three professional crafters who will help you make a project you'll be proud to show off!  Basic supplies provided by the library. $7.50 per person, ages 16 and older. Register beginning December 15 in person, on the phone or ONLINE HERE.

 

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.  


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 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.

 


Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. 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, February 1, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15) 

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. German is available on the first and third 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, February 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Dec 7 &  21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15)

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. French is available on the first and third Thursdays 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, February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm- 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

You might grow older but you don’t have to grow up! Join our new book club where adults discuss books aimed at teen readers. February’s book choice, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, is set in 2044. The real world is an ugly place, so Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the virtual utopia, OASIS. But soon he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take the ultimate prize. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning January 2.


Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 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 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!

 


Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which have been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In the fifth of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on steps we can take to find meaning and value in what we do, practice equality and fairness in the workplace, and work for the “common good.” Where and with whom we work affects our lives deeply. Looking at the larger picture, we mindfully consider the health and well-being of the earth and people on it. No registration necessary. 

More mindfulness classes on Mar 4, Apr 8 (new date!), and May 6. 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.  

 

OVERVIEW - This series of seminars leads participants along the path of mindfulness and meditation, specifically the practical application in our daily lives. These techniques are scientifically proven to increase memory, enhance focus, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress response, and increase overall wellness. With mindfulness practices, we become kinder, more compassionate, and able to make responsible choices to live happier, healthier lives. Each seminar stands alone as an important topic for lifestyle change while serving as an integral building block in the structure of the overall program. 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.  


Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

During the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. began a historic shift away from Pax Americana, the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention.

 

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 (2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration begins December 1.  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. 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2018/ or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  

Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/home/world-affairs-council-of-harrisburg/join-us/Payment via check, credit card or cash at door is also available. 


Monday, February 5, 2018 - 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 begins Jan. 2.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am

10 am – 11 am in the Board Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. February's book is E.M. Forster's compellingly masterful classic, A Passage to India. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins January 2. (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.)  


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, March 7, Apr 4, May 2)

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 one Wed. a month.  One-time fee of $12 for materials (unless you already own the book). Registration by calling 761-3900 x225 beginning September 1.


Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 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.

 


Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. 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, February 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth 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, February 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Friday, February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM CHINA:  Chinese New Year is nearly here, so come enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside of China ever put on film! In this heartfelt story, an aging farmer treks across rural China to his home while working a gentle transformative magic on his companion, his spoiled-rotten granddaughter. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM CHINA:  Chinese New Year is nearly here, so come enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside of China ever put on film! In this heartfelt story, an aging farmer treks across rural China to his home while working a gentle transformative magic on his companion, his spoiled-rotten granddaughter. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 - 2:30 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

President Lincoln himself talks about his family, some highlights from his life, and especially his battles with slavery.  Don't miss this chance to see our favorite Lincoln aficionado and actor, James Hayney. No registration necessary.


Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Atrium, Upper Level

If you "drink and you know things" or you have a pet named Khaleesi, this may be your lucky night! Don't miss this Game of Thrones Trivia fun right here in the middle of the library. The doors are closed and the glasses are empty, so make sure to bring your favorite drink along. We’ll provide snacks, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes! Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Games of Thrones Trivia fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is not required, but recommended and begins January 2. 

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 - 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

We are celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year with the help of the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute! Come and learn about the beautiful and fascinating history of traditional Chinese fashion. All ages welcome! Registration begins January 2.

More Chinese Cultural Programs:

Sunday, 2/25 - Intro. to the Chinese Language


Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

This round table discussion, led by Jim Logue, will apply the Socratic method to help delve into philosophical discussions and give you an opportunity to share your opinions in a neutral and respectful way without interruption. Each month the group will choose a philosophical issue and everyone attending will have the opportunity to learn and discuss with others in an open and respectful environment. What a great way to expand your mind and reach further with your thoughts! Ages 18 and up, please. Registration begins Jan. 2. The group will meet the second Monday of each month. 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.     


Monday, February 12, 2018 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

 


Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Laissez les bons temps rouler! If you can't get to New Orleans this Mardi Gras, never fear because we're bringing the sounds of Mardi Gras to Camp Hill! Ben Mauger's New Orleans Jazz Band will play the songs that make you feel like you're sauntering down by the bayou. So get ready to catch some beads and let the good times roll because we are ready to celebrate! No registration necessary.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 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.

 


Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. 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, February 15, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15) 

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. German is available on the first and third 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, February 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Dec 7 &  21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15)

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. French is available on the first and third Thursdays 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, February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Board games are fun for everyone, so come drop in and play with us! We will have board games available to play, but please feel free to bring your own too! It's always fun to share a game you love. All ages are welcome; ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. More Game Days: Feb. 18 and March 18.


Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putin’s foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

 

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 (3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration begins December 1.  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. 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2018/ or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  

Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/home/world-affairs-council-of-harrisburg/join-us/Payment via check, credit card or cash at door is also available. 


Monday, February 19, 2018 - 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 begins Jan. 15.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 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 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 the 15th of the month prior to the next month's session by calling 761-3900 x225.  


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 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. From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning January 15. 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:45 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. There are many benefits to becoming a Master Gardener! Come join us for a workshop, presented by Penn State Master Gardener Catherine Scott, on how and why to become a Master Gardener. Catherine's program will be followed by a sneak peak of the coming year's workshops. Free, no registration required. Future workshops cost $5.00 each and are offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18 & 10/16). Registration for all programs begins January 2. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 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.

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. 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, February 22, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth 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, February 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. 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, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given! These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday, February 23 as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films

Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Animated Short Films

Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jan and Bill Murray.


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given! These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday, February 23 as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films

Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Animated Short Films

Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jan and Bill Murray.


Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Dec 30, Jan 27, Feb 24)

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. Brazilian Portuguese is available on the last Saturday of every 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, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given! These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday, February 23 as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films

Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Animated Short Films

Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jan and Bill Murray.


Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year with a chance to learn more about Chinese culture.  The Chinese language is so fascinatingly different from English that it sometimes seems impossible to learn, but is it? Come join the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute as they introduce young and old alike to the basics of the Chinese language. You’ll be surprised what you may learn in one short class!  All ages welcome. Registration begins January 15.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate between truth and fiction? Nobody is better qualified to help you wade through the news like a librarian and ours are ready to show you the tricks of trade. You'll learn about the rise of fake news, the behaviors that perpetrate it and how you can spot it so you won't be fooled. No registration necessary.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, this course will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation (in a fun and relaxed environment). The course is divided into sessions of ten classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


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