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Adult Events @Fredricksen

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion.

FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM

Tuesday, April 15 @ 2 pm and 7 pm

Oscar Winning Twenty Feet From Stardom shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.  Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names.  Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss with moderator Jay Tran, (7 pm showing only) owner of Rock, Paper Records LLC.  Rated PG – 13.

DANCING IN JAFFA - Friday, April 18 @ 2 pm and 7 pm

Renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11 year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. What occurs is magical and transformative. Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. Sylvia Alajaji (7pm showing only), Professor of Music & International Studies at Franklin & Marshall and Joyce Davis (7pm showing only), President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)

THE ROCKET - Tuesday, April 29 @ 2 pm and 7 pm

In the multi-award-winning film, The Rocket, a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival.  Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. David Witwer (7pm showing only), Professor of History at Penn State Harrisburg. Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)



 

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussion group will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. 

 

This fourth discussion (of eight) will cover how the aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. How have the countries in the Maghreb reacted, including Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began? Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region?   

 

 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all eight sessions.  Registration begins February 1.  REGISTER ONLINE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Following sessions are:

  • Monday, April 21 at 1:00 pm: Islamic awakening   
  • Monday, May 5 at 1:00 pm: Energy Independence 
  • Monday, May 19 at 1:00 pm: Food and Climate 
  • Monday, June 2 at 1:00 pm: China’s foreign policy
  • Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy

 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:45pm

Sharpen the pencils, grab the highlighters – and get ready to revise!  The Art of Revision, facilitated by Ann Elia Stewart, novelist, writing coach, editor, involves hands-on learning using existing short stories or chapters from a novel. Particular attention will be paid to the first five pages. The workshop will be held on eight Tuesday evenings, March 25 through May 27. Registration begins February 15.

 


Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:15am

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


Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:00pm

April 24 through April 27

Ruggaber Community Room and Downstairs Lobby Area

Thursday, April 24 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 25 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, April 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Friends of Cleve J. Fredricksen collect, sort, and store books donated to the library during the whole year for two important money raising book sales. Please come out and support your library at the Friends Spring Book & Media Sale. You can get an early look at our sale items on Thursday, April 24th from 2 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to around $2 or $3 for hardback copies.

Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.

 


Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join Fredricksen Library, One Good Woman and Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop for a fun-filled event with best-selling authors Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini, authors of the popular Coffeehouse Mysteries (pen name: Cleo Coyle) and Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (pen name: Alice Kimberly). Beginning at the library, the authors will discuss and answer questions about their series. Afterwards, we’ll stroll over to One Good Woman for a coffee tasting with master coffee roaster David Key, followed by a book signing and/or purchase opportunity. Register by calling 717-795-7470 or emailing mysterybooks@comcast.net.


Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Celebrate dance with this local Irish Step Dancing group as we host performances and even some audience participation during National Dance Week! 


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

In the multi-award-winning film, The Rocket, a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival.  Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. David Witwer (7pm showing only), Professor of History at Penn State Harrisburg. Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:45pm

Sharpen the pencils, grab the highlighters – and get ready to revise!  The Art of Revision, facilitated by Ann Elia Stewart, novelist, writing coach, editor, involves hands-on learning using existing short stories or chapters from a novel. Particular attention will be paid to the first five pages. The workshop will be held on eight Tuesday evenings, March 25 through May 27. Registration begins February 15.

 


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

Celebrate dance with these local groups as we host performances and even some audience participation during National Dance Week! The Studio of Enola will perform children's tap, hip hop, jazz, & contemporary and Egyptian Moon will perform belly dancing! 


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

In the multi-award-winning film, The Rocket, a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival.  Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. David Witwer (7pm showing only), Professor of History at Penn State Harrisburg. Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)


Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:15am

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


Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Celebrate dance with this local group as we host performances and even some audience participation during National Dance Week! 


Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk.


Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 2:00pm

Composting is how nature's decomposition creates a rich soil amendment from our kitchen, home and yard waste materials. The process is incredibly simple: gather safe waste from your home, kitchen, or yard into a bin, pile, or pit; stir; and let nature do the rest. Master Gardener Catherine Scott will explain how to turn organic kitchen and yard waste into a nourishing soil enrichment that improves soil structure, attracts beneficial organisms, and provides the nutrients a plant needs to thrive without chemical additives. 

Gardening with Nature Workshops - Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to bring you a series of eight workshops that will show you how to garden with nature.  Cost per (March-Oct) workshop $5.00 each. Registration for all programs is now open. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County - 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500  Sponsored by Penn State Master Gardeners.

DOWNLOAD a brochure with complete workshop descriptions.


Monday, May 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussion group will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. 

 

This fifth discussion (of eight) will cover how energy independence, by taking the bargaining chip of oil dependence off the table, would be good for American foreign policy. But the very technological advances that make independence possible have created a dilemma for lawmakers. In a government with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources? 

 

 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all eight sessions.  Registration begins February 1.  REGISTER ONLINE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Following sessions are: 

  • Monday, May 5 at 1:00 pm: Energy Independence 
  • Monday, May 19 at 1:00 pm: Food and Climate 
  • Monday, June 2 at 1:00 pm: China’s foreign policy
  • Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy

 


Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening May through 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 6, 2014 - 6:45pm

Sharpen the pencils, grab the highlighters – and get ready to revise!  The Art of Revision, facilitated by Ann Elia Stewart, novelist, writing coach, editor, involves hands-on learning using existing short stories or chapters from a novel. Particular attention will be paid to the first five pages. The workshop will be held on eight Tuesday evenings, March 25 through May 27. Registration begins February 15.

 


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:15am

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


Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

 

FROM THE U.K.: Continuing our screenings of the Up Series, we check in with the 35-year-olds who started participating in this series when they were just seven years old. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray. 

 


Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Donating blood may be one of the most important things you’ve ever done. Just one pint of your blood can save as many as four lives. Come and donate at the Bloodmobile in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here the second Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). It is a safe and easy process which takes approximately 45 minutes. Generally, anyone age 16 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good health can donate blood. If you have any questions about donating, call Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 1-800-771-0059 or visit www.cpbb.org.

 

 


Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

 

FROM THE U.K.: Continuing our screenings of the Up Series, we check in with the 35-year-olds who started participating in this series when they were just seven years old. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray. 

 


Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join Sharon Cin, a local gem who was highlighted in a Food Network© special as she supervised the start-up of the highly successful Chocolate Lab© located within The Hershey Story©. Now she brings her extraordinary knowledge... and some extraordinary chocolate to you!!!  Chocolate, the food we all love, has been with us since ancient history. It's prepared from a plant that first grew in tropical rain forests over 4000 years ago. Over time, some cultures elevated the bean to such importance that it permeated almost every aspect of life... sound familiar? Come learn more and prepare your own chocolate treats in the ancient ways.  Registration begins April 10. Ages 12 and up, please.


Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it.

Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. Registration is now open. 16 years and older, please.

 


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening May through 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 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich transports readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota with an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.  The Round House won the 2012 National Book Award for fiction. Registration is now open.


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:15am

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


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your iPad, iPhone or iPod can do?  Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook, or answer other general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month at 5:30pm. Registration for the May class begins April 15.

 

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your Android device can do?  Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook, or answer other general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month at 6:30pm.  Registration for the May class begins April 15.

 

Android at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your Kindle or Nook can do?  Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook, or answer other general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month at 7:30pm. Registration for the May class begins April 15.

 

Kindle & Nook at 7:30 pm

 


Monday, May 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussion group will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. 

 

This sixth discussion (of eight) will cover food and climate. Even as a sixth of the world’s population suffers from chronic hunger, a changing climate threatens to wreak havoc on already insecure and vulnerable populations. As food and water become scarce and once fertile land becomes barren, the U.S. finds itself faced with new challenges in securing the globe. The U.S. is getting ready, but can it lead the way to climate reform? 

 

 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all eight sessions.  Registration begins February 1.  REGISTER ONLINE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Following sessions are: 

  • Monday, May 19 at 1:00 pm: Food and Climate 
  • Monday, June 2 at 1:00 pm: China’s foreign policy
  • Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy

 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening May through 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 20, 2014 - 6:45pm

Sharpen the pencils, grab the highlighters – and get ready to revise!  The Art of Revision, facilitated by Ann Elia Stewart, novelist, writing coach, editor, involves hands-on learning using existing short stories or chapters from a novel. Particular attention will be paid to the first five pages. The workshop will be held on eight Tuesday evenings, March 25 through May 27. Registration begins February 15.

 


Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:15am

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


Friday, May 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.  An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, this film has broken box office records across Europe. Based on a true story.  Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.  An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, this film has broken box office records across Europe. Based on a true story.  Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

There are so many great things you can do with unwanted wood scraps. Why not join our Pinterest Party and try a few out? We'll have a few different upcycled wood projects to choose from and some great crafters here to help you make the best of your time.  Try making personalized signs, a coat hook board or centerpiece box. We'll provide the basic supplies. Bring any special touches and join us! Ages 16 & up, please. Cost: $5.00. Registration begins April 1.

 

(Please note: This event was originally scheduled for 5/13 and has been moved to Sunday, May 25 at 2:00pm).

 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening May through 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 27, 2014 - 6:45pm

Sharpen the pencils, grab the highlighters – and get ready to revise!  The Art of Revision, facilitated by Ann Elia Stewart, novelist, writing coach, editor, involves hands-on learning using existing short stories or chapters from a novel. Particular attention will be paid to the first five pages. The workshop will be held on eight Tuesday evenings, March 25 through May 27. Registration begins February 15.

 


Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:15am

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


Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussion group will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. 

 

This seventh discussion (of eight) will discuss how China has gone to great lengths to emphasize the “peaceful” nature of its meteoric rise. Yet few dispute that China is the dominant regional power in Asia – and in recent years Beijing began to flex its muscles regionally in order to advance its strategic interests. What does the rapid rise of this new superpower mean for other countries in the region, and are there potential points of conflict with the U.S. as it “pivots” to Asia? 

 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all eight sessions.  Registration begins February 1.  REGISTER ONLINE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Following sessions are:

  • Monday, June 2 at 1:00 pm: China’s foreign policy
  • Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy

 


Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening May through 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.

 


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