Adult Events @Fredricksen

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June 1, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library - NOVEMBER CLASS CANCELED

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, November 28, 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, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

If you suffer from a long-term physical disability or mental illness, that prevents you from working, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability. The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated and confusing. According to Social Security Administration statistics fewer than 30% of applications are initially approved. Attorney Victoria Edwards from Mette, Evans, & Woodside will discuss common mistakes to avoid and how to improve your chance of being awarded disability benefits. No registration necessary.

Presenter: Attorney Victoria P. Edwards – Mette Evans & Woodside

Practicing in Central PA law firm since 2008, Ms. Edwards has concentrated her practice in Social Security Disability work. She specializes in assisting clients to navigate through the entire Social Security Disability process from initial application filing to any needed appeals. Ms. Edwards was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. She is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.

 


Thursday, November 30, 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 30, 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, November 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Sept 14, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 30*)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.  *moved due to Thanksgiving holiday

 


Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary. *November meeting will be the 5th Thursday of the month due to Thanksgiving.


Saturday, December 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!

 


Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

6 pm – 8 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Celebrate Harry Potter's 20th anniversary with a Yule Ball Celebration. We'll celebrate with a feast in the great hall, Hogwarts classes and dancing! Wear your Wizarding Robes or your best fancy dress. Ages 11 – 99 (Ages 11 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Cost: $10. Adults welcome and encouraged to attend! Registration begins Nov. 13 and space is limited.  Register in person, on the phone or online here.


Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which has been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In the third of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on the weight and power of words. When we are mindful in conversation, we can see both the absolute truth and the relative truth. Our culture's ego-driven desire to be “right”, by engaging in verbal battles, often leads to discord, hatred, and violence. Learn how to communicate thoughtfully and compassionately through mindful speech. No registration necessary. More mindfulness classes on Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, and 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, December 4, 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 December 4 meeting begins November 1. 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Alice Walker's timeless classic, The Color Purple. 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 November 1.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Wednesday, December 6, 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, December 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, December 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. 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, December 7, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. German is available on the first and third Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level 

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French is available on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Thursday, December 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. December's book choice is Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Three of today’s bestselling teen authors make the magic of the holidays shine on hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning November 1.


Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

5:00 - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Wrapping gifts for the holidays can be pretty tedious, so let's have some fun with it!  Drop in any time during this event to wrap & chat! We will supply wrapping paper of all kinds, gift tags, scissors, tape and hot drinks for you, as well as long tables to make it as easy as possible. Want more? Come share your holiday snack favorites, if you'd like! We'll play some tunes and make your gift-wrapping blues roll away! B.Y.O.B. No registration necessary.


Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

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. This month's after hours trivia promises to be full of holiday fun - including a door prize for the ugliest sweater!!! We’ll provide snacks, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes! Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Holiday Pop Culture fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is not required, but recommended and begins November 1. (Save the dates: 1/13 - The Simpsons Challenge and 2/10 - Game of Thrones Challenge.)

 

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

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

 


Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Get into the holiday spirit with a relaxing evening of carols and holiday music.  This year, we welcome back Louis Lynch (harpist) and the First UMC Handbell Choir, who will delight your senses and transport you from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a variety of music to soothe and rest your soul. Sit and enjoy the concert while sipping hot apple cider and nibbling on homemade treats or browse the stacks and take in the tranquil atmosphere. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Thursday, December 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, December 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, December 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.  

 


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM ICELAND:  Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on estranged brothers who live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years.  When disaster strikes their flocks, each tries to stave off the disaster in his own - well, unique - fashion. As the authorities close in, will they be able to come together to save the special breed passed from extinction? Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM ICELAND:  Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on estranged brothers who live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years.  When disaster strikes their flocks, each tries to stave off the disaster in his own - well, unique - fashion. As the authorities close in, will they be able to come together to save the special breed passed from extinction? Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Folk tunes, pagan revels, and medieval hymns have all contributed to the musical treasure we enjoy every year during the Christmas season.  Join John Maietta as he presents the colorful stories behind twenty of our favorite Yuletide carols.  Among other fascinating facts, you’ll learn who King Wenceslas really was… how a partridge got into a pear tree… why a Pennsylvania pastor immortalized the visit of the three kings to the baby Jesus… and how a snowy, starry night in an Austrian village inspired a beloved song of Christmas joy and peace. No registration necessary. This program is a part of the Daytime Academy Speaker Series.


Monday, December 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 December 18 meeting begins November 15. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Tuesday, December 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 interview with a loved one or someone we provide. Using the Storycorps app, we will then upload your interview to the national archives of the Library of Congress, if you so choose. Register beginning the 15th of the month prior to the next month's session by calling 761-3900 x225.  


Tuesday, December 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 month's pick is an international bestseller filled with warmth and adventure. The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives. You must have read the book to attend.  Registration begins November 15.


Thursday, December 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, December 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, December 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. German is available on the first and third Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level 

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French is available on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:00am

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Thursday, December 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, December 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.


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.  

 


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 5:30pm

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Brazilian Portuguese is available on the last Saturday of every month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. January's book choice, Cheaper by the Dozen, is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the 20th century. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins December 1. (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.)  


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

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

 


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" compiled by John Updike.  Discussions will be one Wed. a month.  One-time fee of $12 for materials (unless you already own the book). Registration by calling 761-3900 x225 beginning September 1.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

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

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

 


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 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, January 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level  

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. German is available on the first and third Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level 

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French is available on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

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

 


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

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

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

You might grow older but you don’t have to grow up! Join our new book club where adults discuss books aimed at teen readers. January's award-winning book choice is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. In it, 16-year-old Starr' witnesses her unarmed friend get shot and killed by a police officer. Her friend is now being both vilified and martyred, but only Starr knows the truth. Her decision to tell the truth or not could endanger her community and her life. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning December 1.


Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which have been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In the fourth of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on how can we act mindfully to alleviate suffering and avoid negative outcomes. Ethics, standards, morals, and rules affect our relationships. How do some of us use them as weapons, and some as peace making tools? When we respect the lives of others, mindfully refraining from harmful actions, we learn to respond to the needs of others with loving-kindness and compassion, rather than with anger, hatred, and greed. No registration necessary.

More mindfulness classes on Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, and May 6. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  

OVERVIEW - This series of seminars leads participants along the path of mindfulness and meditation, specifically the practical application in our daily lives. These techniques are scientifically proven to increase memory, enhance focus, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress response, and increase overall wellness. With mindfulness practices, we become kinder, more compassionate, and able to make responsible choices to live happier, healthier lives. Each seminar stands alone as an important topic for lifestyle change while serving as an integral building block in the structure of the overall program. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  


Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

This round table discussion, led by Jim Logue, will apply the Socratic method to help delve into philosophical discussions and give you an opportunity to share your opinions in a neutral and respectful way without interruption. Each month the group will choose a philosophical issue and everyone attending will have the opportunity to learn and discuss with others in an open and respectful environment. What a great way to expand your mind and reach further with your thoughts! Ages 18 and up, please. Registration begins December 1. The group will meet the second Monday of each month.  Next session is Monday, February 12. 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, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

 


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