Adult Events @Fredricksen

Page Updated: 

June 1, 2017
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

 

Children's Books Extravaganza! in the Library Atrium.  Thursday-Sunday, September 21-24 (Sunday "two-bags-for-$10" Bag Sale with Friends-supplied—not personal--bags)  Open to the public during the same hours as the Community Room sale.  5,000 Children's Books. Toddlers and children's "thin" books 50 cents.  All other softcover and hardcover children's books, including books with chapters for older children and Teens, $1.00.  Separate payment in the Atrium all four days.


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  (No Class 9/21)

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 & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Sept. 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov. 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  (Sept. 21 class meets in the Masland Board Room)

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 (9/21 Class moved to Masland Board Room)

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

 

Children's Books Extravaganza! in the Library Atrium.  Thursday-Sunday, September 21-24 (Sunday "two-bags-for-$10" Bag Sale with Friends-supplied—not personal--bags)  Open to the public during the same hours as the Community Room sale.  5,000 Children's Books. Toddlers and children's "thin" books 50 cents.  All other softcover and hardcover children's books, including books with chapters for older children and Teens, $1.00.  Separate payment in the Atrium all four days.


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

 

Children's Books Extravaganza! in the Library Atrium.  Thursday-Sunday, September 21-24 (Sunday "two-bags-for-$10" Bag Sale with Friends-supplied—not personal--bags)  Open to the public during the same hours as the Community Room sale.  5,000 Children's Books. Toddlers and children's "thin" books 50 cents.  All other softcover and hardcover children's books, including books with chapters for older children and Teens, $1.00.  Separate payment in the Atrium all four days.


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

 

Children's Books Extravaganza! in the Library Atrium.  Thursday-Sunday, September 21-24 (Sunday "two-bags-for-$10" Bag Sale with Friends-supplied—not personal--bags)  Open to the public during the same hours as the Community Room sale.  5,000 Children's Books. Toddlers and children's "thin" books 50 cents.  All other softcover and hardcover children's books, including books with chapters for older children and Teens, $1.00.  Separate payment in the Atrium all four days.


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  (No Class 9/21)

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. Register in person, on the phone or online here.


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 is optional, but recommended. 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.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 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, 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  (No Class 9/21)

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 & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Sept. 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov. 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  (Sept. 21 class meets in the Masland Board Room)

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 (9/21 Class moved to Masland Board Room)

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.


Saturday, October 7, 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!

 


Saturday, October 7, 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. Register in person, on the phone or online here.


Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Please join us for this one-time hands-on workshop with Diana Meng from the Chinese Cultural Arts Institute. Mrs. Meng will teach you the basics of traditional Chinese painting and you will even get a chance to do some of your own! There is no cost to attend this workshop! Registration is open and spaces are limited. Register today! Ages 12 (with an adult) and up.
 

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Every artist begins with a blank canvas, but what if the canvas itself IS the art? With a few simple tools, some tracing and some paint, you can make a three dimensional piece of art that reflects your personal taste. 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 September 1.  You can register in person, on the phone or online here.


Monday, October 9, 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.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

 


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, October 10, 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 12, 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 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  (No Class 9/21)

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 12, 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, October 13, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM MONGOLIA:  This breathtaking documentary follows a 13-year-old girl as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter. While there are many old eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, her father believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined. She must first ride with her father deep into the frigid mountains and endure 40 below zero temperatures and perilous landscapes to prove she is a true eagle huntress. Will she make it? Rated G. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM MONGOLIA:  This breathtaking documentary follows a 13-year-old girl as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter. While there are many old eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, her father believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined. She must first ride with her father deep into the frigid mountains and endure 40 below zero temperatures and perilous landscapes to prove she is a true eagle huntress. Will she make it? Rated G. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Learn how to crochet at the library! You will be instructed how to begin the foundation of your project.  You will also learn the basic stitches…..slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and how to finish off your project.  You will need an aluminum crochet hook - J is a good size to start with.  The instructor will provide the practice yarn. Ages 16 and up, please. Cost: $7.50 for two classes. 

Registration begins September 15. You can register in person, on the phone or online here.

 


Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Are you a Potterhead? We’re not-so-secretly bringing in Cheaters Never Prosper Trivia after hours to host a night of Harry Potter trivia! You’re even invited to dress for the occasion in your best Hogwarts robes or Potter shirts. 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 fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is not required, but recommended and begins September 1.

 

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!
  • (Save the date: 11/11 - Star Wars Challenge.)

Monday, October 16, 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 16 begins September 15.


Tuesday, October 17, 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, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

How proactive planning can guard against adverse legal situations.

Failing to properly plan for your estate can have serious legal and tax consequences for your family. This presentation will explain the core legal documents you should have in place for estate planning and why they are important. Discussion will include Estate Planning essentials: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Living Wills. Attorney Brian J. Hinkle of Mette Evans and Woodside will also discuss the estate administration process and Medicaid/Medical Assistance planning options.

Learn About

·         Tax and property transfer consequences of not having a will

·         Creating a trust and the potential benefits

·         Responsibilities related to power of attorney

·         Designating a health care power of attorney

·         Understanding the duties of an executor of your will

·         Planning for Medicaid/Medical Assistance

Presenter: Attorney Brian J. Hinkle – Mette Evans & Woodside

Brian Hinkle has devoted his career to guiding his clients through the nuances of proactive legal planning. His work assisting individuals encompasses estate and trust planning, including consideration of any related tax implications. He is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Estate Planning Council and frequent presenter on estate and trust issues, estate planning, long-term care planning and special needs planning.

 

 


Thursday, October 19, 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 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  (No Class 9/21)

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 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Sept. 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov. 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  (Sept. 21 class meets in the Masland Board Room)

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 19, 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 (9/21 Class moved to Masland Board Room)

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.


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Learn how to crochet at the library! You will be instructed how to begin the foundation of your project.  You will also learn the basic stitches…..slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and how to finish off your project.  You will need an aluminum crochet hook - J is a good size to start with.  The instructor will provide the practice yarn. Ages 16 and up, please. Cost: $7.50 for two classes. 

Registration begins September 15. You can register in person, on the phone or online here.

 


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Tuesday, October 24, 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.

Everyone is familiar with tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, but there are many other “minor” bulbs that are easy to plant and even easier to care for. Explore bulbs beyond the ordinary as Master Gardeners some of their favorite flowering bulbs for spring and fall color.

Cost per workshop is $5.00. To register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 717-240-6500 or 1-888-697-0371 x6500

 


Tuesday, October 24, 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. Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning September 15.


Thursday, October 26, 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 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  (No Class 9/21)

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.


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM SPAIN:  It is 1966 in Albacete, Spain. English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting a film there. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers. This unlikely trio form a bond and decide to follow their dreams in hopes of finding their freedom. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM SPAIN:  It is 1966 in Albacete, Spain. English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting a film there. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers. This unlikely trio form a bond and decide to follow their dreams in hopes of finding their freedom. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 28, 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.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: October 10 - November 28

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Part poetry, part narrative, flash fiction is a genre that is deceptively complex. If you are an intermediate or advanced writer, join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an 8-week series in which intermediate and advanced writers will discuss the do's and don'ts of flash fiction. You will leave with your own drafts worthy of submission.  Registration for new students begins September 1 (by phone only). Registration for returning students begins September 15.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 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, November 2, 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, November 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  (No Class 9/21)

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, November 2, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Sept 7, Sept. 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov. 16)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  (Sept. 21 class meets in the Masland Board Room)

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, November 2, 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 (9/21 Class moved to Masland Board Room)

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, November 2, 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 November's book choice, The Sun is Also a Star, bestseller Nicola Yoon, leads you through chance meetings that could become so much more. Is it fate? Is it destiny? A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning October 1.


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