Adult Events @Fredricksen

Page Updated: 

June 1, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 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, August 22, 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. 

 

The Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project works to connect Pennsylvanians to their rich conservation heritage. Join us as we “meet” Ned Smith, self-trained artist, writer, naturalist, and one of the premier nature artists of the 20th century. For Ned Smith, getting outdoors was an essential part of being a wildlife artist and conservationist.

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month (9/26 & 10/24). To register contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500.

 

 


Thursday, August 24, 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.

 


Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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. 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, August 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM FRANCE: In this inspiring and heartfelt film, a Congolese doctor happily escapes a dictatorship and transplants his family to a small French village. Culture shock quickly sets in for everyone. The doctor, however, is determined to make this place their home. This film is rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM FRANCE: In this inspiring and heartfelt film, a Congolese doctor happily escapes a dictatorship and transplants his family to a small French village. Culture shock quickly sets in for everyone. The doctor, however, is determined to make this place their home. This film is rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (June 24, July 29, August 26)

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. 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, August 29, 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, August 31, 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.

 


Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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. 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, September 2, 2017 - 7:30am

Join us as we travel to the annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet with famous authors, mingle with other readers and writers and find out more about literary events and services. 

If the Book Festival isn’t your cup of tea, you may instead choose to be dropped off at the National Mall, where you can take a moderate walk to visit the Smithsonian Museums, enjoy al fresco dining along Pennsylvania Avenue, marvel at the monuments — Do As You Please! More information and a list of participating authors is available at www.loc.gov/bookfest/information.

Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation from Camp Hill, bagged continental breakfast served en route to Washington, D.C., free time to explore the National Book Festival or the Washington D.C. area, and gratuity for the bus driver. The bus departs from the Camp Hill Radisson's parking lot at 7:30 am.  On the way home, we will make a stop for dinner on your own. We will return by 9:30 pm.  Cost: $40.00 per person. You can register in person, on the phone or via the link below.

REGISTER ONLINE

 

Saturday, September 2, 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 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!

 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:00am

10 am – 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This meeting is all about YOU.  You choose books to read throughout the year.  Come, bring a book(s), make recommendations for selections and make this a great year to "talk books!"  Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.) Registration begins August 1.


Thursday, September 7, 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.

 


Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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. 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, September 7, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2)

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, September 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16)

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, September 7, 2017 - 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. In September's book choice, I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak, an underage cabdriver without much of a future inadvertently stops a bank robbery.  That's when he gets a mysterious mission, but who's behind it? You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning August 1.


Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - On the Lawn or in the Atrium  

After last year's exciting night of 80s hits, we're thrilled to have Shea Quinn & Friends back for a night of favorites from the late, great rock icons of the past.  Relive their glory days with us! It promises to be a night of great music and even greater fun! Rain or Shine! No registration necessary.


Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM SAUDI ARABIA:  This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. In addition, it is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, September 8, 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, September 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM SAUDI ARABIA:  This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. In addition, it is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

We’re not-so-secretly bringing in Cheaters Never Prosper Trivia after hours to host a night of great trivia! Come and be part of this monthly new take on trivia nights 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 Pop Culture fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is not required, but recommended and begins August 1. (Save the dates: 10/14 - Harry Potter Challenge and 11/11 - Star Wars Challenge.)


Monday, September 11, 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.

 


Thursday, September 14, 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.

 


Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9)

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 Thursday of each month. 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.


Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival. Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Monday, September 18, 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 September begins August 15.


Tuesday, September 19, 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 Aug. 15 by calling 761-3900 x225.  (Oct. registration begins Sept. 15.  Nov. registration begins Oct. 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, September 19, 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 meeting is all about YOU.  You choose books to read throughout the next year.  Come, bring a book(s), make recommendations for selections and make this a great year to "talk books!"  Registration begins August 15.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 (All day)

September 21 - 24

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium: Children's Book Extravaganza! 

Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Including a Special One Day LP Sale!

Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE both upstairs and downstairs!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE


Thursday, September 21, 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.

 


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, September 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2)

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, September 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16)

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.


Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)

September 21 - 24

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium: Children's Book Extravaganza! 

Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Including a Special One Day LP Sale!

Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE both upstairs and downstairs!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE


Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day)

September 21 - 24

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium: Children's Book Extravaganza! 

Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Including a Special One Day LP Sale!

Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE both upstairs and downstairs!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am

Join the Fredricksen Library for the 12th Annual Library Loop, a 5K family fun event!  You can run or walk the 5K course or 1 mile course.  Additionally, there will be a 50 yard Dewey Decimal Dash for children 5 and under.  Teams and costumes encouraged - dress as your favorite literary figure, super hero, pop culture icon or any family friendly character!   For more information or to register, go to fredricksenlibrary.org or stop in during regular library hours.  All proceeds will help to support a wide variety of library programs and services.  Register online here!

Download a Loop Brochure and a Registration Form


Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)

September 21 - 24

Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium: Children's Book Extravaganza! 

Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Including a Special One Day LP Sale!

Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE both upstairs and downstairs!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.

DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE


Tuesday, September 26, 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. 

 

Understanding the growth patterns and interactions of perennial plants is key to a more naturalistic planting style that combines design elements with ecological principles. Learn tips and ideas on creating sustainable plant communities in your own landscape.

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month. To register contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500.

 

 


Thursday, September 28, 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.

 


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 1:30pm

Two Saturdays: September 30 & October 7

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower Level

Learn to knit at the library! In this two-part workshop, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease stitches and read a knitting pattern.  You’ll receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from Rita Gardner, knitting instructor, and will choose a project of your own (dishcloth, hat or scarf) to work on after the classes end. Students will need to bring a pair of knitting needles (US #9, 10" length). Ages 16 and up, please. Registration begins September 1.  Cost: $7.50 for 2 classes.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 25)

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, October 1, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 – 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 has been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In this first of eight mindfulness sessions, we examine how we can begin to see the world as it really is, not as we want or believe it to be. Are we missing the opportunity to live fully in the moment by spinning in thoughts of the past or worrying about the future? Join us as we explore our beliefs, opinions, and conditioned views by which we navigate our way through life, so you can be open to possibility with yourself and others. Registration begins September 1. More mindfulness classes on Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6.

 

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, October 2, 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 October 2 begins September 1.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:00am

10 am – 11 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is H.G. Wells timeless classic, The Invisible Man. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Homeschoolers welcome! (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.) Registration begins September 1.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Join John Maietta, as he honors the centennial of nearly five million American troops mobilizing to join the Allied cause in World War I.  This two-part program will cover the causes of the war, its course on the battlefields of Europe, and its impact on the lives of ordinary people back home.  Of local interest, the American Expeditionary Forces included about 800 National Guardsmen from Harrisburg and Carlisle, cheered on by their fellow citizens as they shipped out to help “make the world safe for democracy.”  No registration necessary.


Thursday, October 5, 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.

 


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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, October 5, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2)

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, October 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Sept 7, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16)

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, October 5, 2017 - 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. In October's book choice, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, sixteen-year-old Steve is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout. For the first time, Steve is forced to think about who he is as he faces prison, where he may spend all the tomorrows of his life. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning September 1.


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