Adult Events @Fredricksen

Device Advice

By Appointment only

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 reserve a time slot, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


 

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January 30, 2017
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

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


Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

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

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

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration begins December 1.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

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

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


Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins Jan. 15.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

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

 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has a story, every story deserves to be heard, and we want to listen. If you'd like to share your story, sign up for a 45-minute time slot and have a one-on-one interview with a loved one or someone we provide. Using the Storycorps app, we will then upload your interview to the national archives of the Library of Congress, if you so choose. Register beginning the 15th of the month prior to the next month's session by calling 761-3900 x225.  


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning January 15. 


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature.  Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide research-based home gardening information to the public. There are many benefits to becoming a Master Gardener! Come join us for a workshop, presented by Penn State Master Gardener Catherine Scott, on how and why to become a Master Gardener. Catherine's program will be followed by a sneak peak of the coming year's workshops. Free, no registration required. Future workshops cost $5.00 each and are offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18 & 10/16).  To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 1-877-345-0691. 

GET MORE INFO ON THIS PROGRAM AT https://extension.psu.edu/could-i-become-a-master-gardener-in-cumberland-county

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 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. Russian is available the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Some experience in the language is necessary. Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

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

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

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

 

SORRY - CANCELLED FOR FEBRUARY  2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

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

 


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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


Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

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


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

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

 


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

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


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 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, March 1, 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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

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

 


Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

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

 


Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which have been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In the sixth of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on how we can be mindful with our effort. Conscious effort is necessary in the process of cultivating a positive attitude through determination; not a jaw-clenching, stubborn drive to be perfect, but one of balanced perspective. When we gain a clear understanding of how our efforts affect others, we understand our inherent worth. Critical self-confidence and self-esteem issues can be resolved by choosing to take full responsibility for thoughts, feelings, words, actions, and consequences. More mindfulness classes on Apr 8 and May 6. No registration necessary.

 

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, March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

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

In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership, China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions?  What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

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

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


Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins Feb. 1.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 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 William Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins February 1.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays

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

Examine the principals that will drive your story into the hands of a potential publisher. If you are working on a novel - long or short - join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this eight-week series. Each class will focus on a different technique and an exercise for your completed or in-progress work.  Registration for new students begins February 1. Registration for returning students begins February 15.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

In May 2017 the curtain came down on “the greatest show on earth”: the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.  This program takes a nostalgic look back at Ringling’s 146-year history. Born out of P.T. Barnum’s traveling “menagerie and museum,” the circus went on to thrill generations of Americans with a three-ring mix of crazy clowns, daredevil acrobats, and performing jungle beasts.  Laid low by high costs and changing public tastes, the vanishing world under the “big top” lives on in some of our fondest childhood memories. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 14, 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, March 8, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

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

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

 


Thursday, March 8, 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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

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

 


Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM IRELAND:  This feel-good film takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in a mysterious, über-cool and beautiful girl, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band...yet. Come rediscover a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 9, 2018 - 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, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM IRELAND:  This feel-good film takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in a mysterious, über-cool and beautiful girl, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band...yet. Come rediscover a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Love your 90s TV? Love trivia nights? We do too, so don't miss The One with All the Trivia as we celebrate a Friends-filled night of fun! 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 Friends Trivia fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is required and begins February 1. (Save the dates: 4/14 - Marvel Universe, 5/12 - Doctor Who.)

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • Only 1 person per team needs to register, but please note the size of your team in the Comments section below.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Join musician Sean Gaskell as he treats us with music from the West African kora. The kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. He has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal. Don't miss this opportunity to hear and learn about the kora right here in Camp Hill! No registration needed. Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

This round table discussion, led by Jim Logue, will apply the Socratic method to help delve into philosophical discussions and give you an opportunity to share your opinions in a neutral and respectful way without interruption. Each month the group will choose a philosophical issue and everyone attending will have the opportunity to learn and discuss with others in an open and respectful environment. What a great way to expand your mind and reach further with your thoughts! Ages 18 and up, please. Registration begins Feb. 15. The group will meet the second Monday of each month. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.     


Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays

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

Examine the principals that will drive your story into the hands of a potential publisher. If you are working on a novel - long or short - join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this eight-week series. Each class will focus on a different technique and an exercise for your completed or in-progress work.  Registration for new students begins February 1. Registration for returning students begins February 15.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

7 pm 8 pm (6:30 pm meet & greet) in the Community Room, Lower Level

In cooperation with the AAUW (American Association of University Women), join Dr. Charles Kupfer, PhD., Penn State Harrisburg, for this fascinating presentation. The origins of Wonder Woman, the first female superhero, will surprise and amaze you.  Created by a man in the early 1940s to aid in the empowerment of women, she has “all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”  No registration necessary.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

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

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

 


Thursday, March 15, 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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

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 10 classes 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 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

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


Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Join us as we welcome St. Patrick's Day with the musical styling of Seasons. The Lee siblings have toured in multiple states and countries and have opened for artists as varied as Grammy-award-winner Ashley Cleveland, Scythian, and Celtic Fiddle Festival. Seasons has performed on both regional and national television, and been featured at many national Celtic festivals. Now they will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle and leave you humming a merry tune over St. Patty's Day weekend! Free refreshments and our beautiful atmosphere round out the afternoon of fun! No registration necessary.


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

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

State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

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

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


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins Feb. 15.


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Buying or selling a home is one of the largest and most complex transactions of your life. Find out how to protect your interests and help avoid problems with residential real estate transactions. Join Mette Evans & Woodside for a discussion with experienced real estate lawyer, Attorney James L. Goldsmith, about what you need to know about residential real estate transactions. You’ll get practical tips on how to make your real estate transaction go more smoothly. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 32-page Consumer’s Guide to the Agreement of Sale, published by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (Quantities are limited.) No registration necessary.

Presenter: Attorney James L. Goldsmith – Mette Evans & Woodside

Jim has written and lectured extensively on real estate issues and has been involved in drafting the standards forms used throughout the Commonwealth. For ten years he taught real estate transaction at the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus. He has delivered many continuing education courses to both lawyers and real estate licensees.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

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

 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has a story, every story deserves to be heard, and we want to listen. If you'd like to share your story, sign up for a 45-minute time slot and have a one-on-one interview with a loved one or someone we provide. Using the Storycorps app, we will then upload your interview to the national archives of the Library of Congress, if you so choose. Register beginning the 15th of the month prior to the next month's session by calling 761-3900 x225.  


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month we read the annual Community Read pick, Lab Girl. This program is in cooperation with Longwood Gardens, who is working with local libraries to explore the science of plants and the women in science who push our knowledge of plant life to new limits. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. You must have read or listened to this true story to participate. Register beginning February 15.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm 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.

Learn how and when to prune woody ornamentals, including both evergreen and flowering deciduous trees and shrubs. A hands-on demonstration will be included and questions will be happily answered. You are encouraged to bring samples and pictures along with your questions. Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the third Tuesday of each month (4/17 & 5/22). Registration for all programs is now open. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 1-877-345-0691.

NEW- ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE:

March 20, Pruning Essentials: https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-pruning

April 17, Vegetables, Plan, Grow, Harvest: https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-vegetables

May 22, Our Best Plants: https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-best-plants


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

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

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

 


Thursday, March 22, 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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering monthly historic German films on the fourth Thursday of each month. 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, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

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 10 classes 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 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM TURKEY:  Five free-spirited teen-aged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor reports what she considers to be illicit behavior. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM TURKEY:  Five free-spirited teen-aged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor reports what she considers to be illicit behavior. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

One of the ancient Chinese arts that has certainly not been forgotten or discarded is the art of making and serving tea. This art has been written about by many scholars through the centuries. In partnership with the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute, we are offering you a chance to try it yourself. Learn the importance of the tradition and try your hand at it yourself. You will be rewarded with your own taste of traditional Chinese tea too! Ages 18 & up. Registration begins February 15.


Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

As part of the One Book, One Community initiative, we are gathering to discuss this year's choice, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered a reprieve and so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. The chief of security deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, Inside Out, and Outside In. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning February 15.


Thursday, March 29, 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, March 29, 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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

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 10 classes 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 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

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, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout 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.


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

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

Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. One year on, an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, even more important than its place on the map is what Turkey symbolically represents as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

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

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


Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins Mar. 1.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 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 Mark Twain's classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins March 1.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm -8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

This two-part program from John Maietta will take you on a fascinating journey through 5,000 years of Egyptian civilization. We’ll begin by exploring the glories of ancient Egypt: the temples, tombs, and treasures that still have a powerful hold on our imaginations today. Less well known is the heritage of early Jewish and Christian life, which we can still see in the narrow lanes of Old Cairo. Finally, we’ll highlight the last millennium of Muslim rule in Egypt, which brought new challenges to this timeless land – culminating in the 2011 “Arab Spring” revolt.  Part history, part travelogue, this program will give you a new appreciation for the beauty, grandeur, and lasting cultural impact of Eternal Egypt. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 14, 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.


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