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Adult Events @Fredricksen

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 20 

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


 

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:00pm

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 Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SESSIONS

Session five focuses on Africa and it being in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online here or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:45pm

***THIS SERIES IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CALL 717-761-3900 X242.***

 

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, as you enhance your story structure. Build yours from the ground up! It's more than beginning, middle, and end. Learn how art and craft can come together to serve your narrative. This 8-week class is for beginners to intermediate. Registration begins February 15.

 


Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins March 5 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins March 5 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 1:00pm

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

 


Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 1:00pm

Would you like to complete a 5K? Yes, you can!

 

How?   By following a guided training program that will take you from the couch to the finish line by summer.

Where?  Burn30 Personal Fitness on Market Street in Lemoyne.

Really?   Yes!  With this program, each week you will receive a step-by-step plan that includes a schedule to begin increasing  your cardiovascular endurance, a 1-hour personal training session, a group cardio session led by a professional and the attention and encouragement of a certified personal trainer that will help you achieve your goal.

Next Step?   Call or email the staff at Burn30 to get all the details of this program that will help you reach your  goal to complete a 5K race.

Hurry!   The formal program starts April 5 and will have you ready to lace up your sneakers for the Cleve J. Fredricksen’s Annual Library Loop 5K on July 25.  Abbreviated programs are available so don’t give up if you miss the April start date.  Call 717-737-5772 to find out more.

www.burn30.net

 

All Fitness levels welcome…walkers, runners as well as current couch potatoes.


Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:45pm

The group usually meets the first and third Monday of every month, but will not be held on 4/6/2015 or 5/4/2015.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:45pm

***THIS SERIES IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CALL 717-761-3900 X242.***

 

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, as you enhance your story structure. Build yours from the ground up! It's more than beginning, middle, and end. Learn how art and craft can come together to serve your narrative. This 8-week class is for beginners to intermediate. Registration begins February 15.

 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. No registration necessary.

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:00am

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Future Dates:  2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/6.

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins March 5 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins March 5 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

 

FROM INDIA: Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, they each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai. Still strangers physically, they become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM INDIA: Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, they each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai. Still strangers physically, they become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

There is a category of symphonic music whose character is that of a storyteller. It attempts to guide the imagination into visions of fiction.  It is called Program Music. Join us for six Monday afternoons as Peter Sanden delves into some more program music - this time highlighting Berlioz, Copland, Debussy, Ives, Strauss and more.  Registration begins March 15.


Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

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 Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SESSIONS

In session six we discuss Syria's Refugee Crisis. Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Now, thanks to a multiyear civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world’s largest refugee population in a matter of months. As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a “lost generation” remains. Ultimately, though, the safety of displaced Syrians rests with the whole international community.

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online here or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:45pm

***THIS SERIES IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CALL 717-761-3900 X242.***

 

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, as you enhance your story structure. Build yours from the ground up! It's more than beginning, middle, and end. Learn how art and craft can come together to serve your narrative. This 8-week class is for beginners to intermediate. Registration begins February 15.

 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. In this month's book, Susan Vreeland traces the courageous life and career of Emily Carr, who blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art by capturing an untamed British Columbia and its indigenous peoples just before industrialization changed them forever.  Vreeland tells her story with gusto and suspense, giving us a glorious novel that will appeal to lovers of art, native cultures, and lush historical fiction. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the second of this year's Gardening with Nature workshops, Dr. Greg Podniesinski of the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program will give an overview of Pennsylvania’s plant communities and how they can be used to guide your landscaping with native plants.  Greg will explain how ecological information found in plant community descriptions can inform decisions on which native plants are appropriate for the different settings around your home and garden.

Cost for each program is $5.00. Please register by calling Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 240-6500.  Registration for all Gardening with Nature programs begins February 1.


Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for April classes begins March15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins March 5 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

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

 

Kindle at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

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

Windows Tablet at 7:30 pm

 


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins March 5 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:00pm

There is a category of symphonic music whose character is that of a storyteller. It attempts to guide the imagination into visions of fiction.  It is called Program Music. Join us for six Monday afternoons as Peter Sanden delves into some more program music - this time highlighting Berlioz, Copland, Debussy, Ives, Strauss and more.  Registration begins March 15.


Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:45pm

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 will meet the first and third Monday of every month.  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 March 15.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:45pm

***THIS SERIES IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CALL 717-761-3900 X242.***

 

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, as you enhance your story structure. Build yours from the ground up! It's more than beginning, middle, and end. Learn how art and craft can come together to serve your narrative. This 8-week class is for beginners to intermediate. Registration begins February 15.

 


Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:00pm

April 23 through April 26

Ruggaber Community Room and Downstairs Lobby Area

Thursday, April 23 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 24 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 25 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, April 26 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!

Please come out and support your library at the Friends Fall Book & Media Sale. You can get an early look at our sale items on Thursday, April 23rd from 2 to 8:30 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library.  Join the Friends and attend! The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.

 

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes media, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4.

 

Sunday is the BAG SALE  – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum)

 

Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the spring!

 


Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:00pm

There is a category of symphonic music whose character is that of a storyteller. It attempts to guide the imagination into visions of fiction.  It is called Program Music. Join us for six Monday afternoons as Peter Sanden delves into some more program music - this time highlighting Berlioz, Copland, Debussy, Ives, Strauss and more.  Registration begins March 15.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

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 Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SESSIONS

This session focuses on Human trafficking. Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online here or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:45pm

***THIS SERIES IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CALL 717-761-3900 X242.***

 

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, as you enhance your story structure. Build yours from the ground up! It's more than beginning, middle, and end. Learn how art and craft can come together to serve your narrative. This 8-week class is for beginners to intermediate. Registration begins February 15.

 


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Come join Jessie Foster's Ballroom Dance School as they teach you and your dance partner to waltz and foxtrot along to the best tunes.  (Come back May 5 for Cha Cha and Swing!)  Maximum: 12 couples. Cost: $7.50 per couple.  Registration begins March 15.  Register in-person, on the phone or register online here.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 9:30am

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play (Ages 1- 4). Meets one Wednesday morning a month. No registration necessary.

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets


Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00am

Join us at our Employment Opportunities Expo, the first of its kind in the Cumberland County Library System. It is an opportunity for the patrons we serve to utilize the library and community resources to assist in overcoming the obstacles to obtaining gainful and enduring employment.

 

During the Expo, there will be many opportunities for participants to obtain information and assistance from community sources, local agencies and library staff.  We will be conducting workshops throughout the day to introduce and enhance skills necessary for obtaining employment, such as basic internet navigation, creating an email address, resume-building tips, completing an online job application and improving interviewing skills.

 

Local agencies will be on hand throughout the building with information and assistance to help patrons connect with service providers, essential to overcoming personal obstacles on the path to employment. Service providers invited include Dress for Success, Re-entry Services, Cumberland/Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, PA CareerLink (including Veteran Services) and Employment Skills Center, which offers services such as ESL and GED classes.  

 

There will also be representatives from local colleges and career schools, who can offer information on how to choose a career, plan for an alternate career, further your education, or assist in finding sources of funding to start the educational process.

 

Finally, the Employment Opportunities Expo will offer a collection of staffing agencies from the local area, and all will have a representative on hand to fit the right person to their long list of available jobs.

 

 


Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:00pm

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

 


Monday, May 4, 2015 - 1:00pm

There is a category of symphonic music whose character is that of a storyteller. It attempts to guide the imagination into visions of fiction.  It is called Program Music. Join us for six Monday afternoons as Peter Sanden delves into some more program music - this time highlighting Berlioz, Copland, Debussy, Ives, Strauss and more.  Registration begins March 15.


Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:45pm

The group usually meets the first and third Monday of every month, but will not be held on 4/6/2015 or 5/4/2015.


Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

During a one-hour presentation, health professionals will discuss the health benefits associated with weight loss and review healthy steps to begin moving towards better health through minimal weight loss. Registration begins April 1. Sponsored by PinnacleHealth.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening (May 5 – August 25). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:45pm

***THIS SERIES IS FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CALL 717-761-3900 X242.***

 

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, as you enhance your story structure. Build yours from the ground up! It's more than beginning, middle, and end. Learn how art and craft can come together to serve your narrative. This 8-week class is for beginners to intermediate. Registration begins February 15.

 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Come join Jessie Foster's Ballroom Dance School as they teach you and your dance partner to dance Cha Cha and Swing along to the best tunes. Maximum: 12 couples. Cost: $7.50 per couple.  Registration begins March 15. Register in-person, on the phone or register online here.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:00am

 

 

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, and novellas.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Short Story Omnibus" compiled by The Great Books Foundation.   Discussions will be the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Future Dates:  2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/6.

SORRY - THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library is pleased to honor M. David Detweiler IV and his ongoing contribution to the world of letters by dedicating the 2014-2015 Great Books Program to his memory.  Thank you to all donors who will make this naming opportunity possible.

 

 

 


Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins April 23 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins April 23 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

 

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

 

FROM GERMANY: Winner of the Best Director prize at the Berlin Film Festival, this is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War film. A Berlin doctor is banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West plots her escape, Barbara avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for the hospital's head physician, who is warmly attentive to her. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future. Germany's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film. 

Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, May 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

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

 

 


Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

 

FROM GERMANY: Winner of the Best Director prize at the Berlin Film Festival, this is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War film. A Berlin doctor is banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West plots her escape, Barbara avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for the hospital's head physician, who is warmly attentive to her. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future. Germany's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film. 

Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

There is a category of symphonic music whose character is that of a storyteller. It attempts to guide the imagination into visions of fiction.  It is called Program Music. Join us for six Monday afternoons as Peter Sanden delves into some more program music - this time highlighting Berlioz, Copland, Debussy, Ives, Strauss and more.  Registration begins March 15.


Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 1:00pm

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 Tuesday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12).

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The eighth and final session discusses Brazil - it’s the “B” in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence — it’s drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil’s trickiest problems — deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership — have held it back.
 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online here or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 pm every Tuesday evening (May 5 – August 25). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. In this month's book, Ruby Jewell, master of flower design, can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Her expressive floral designs mark the milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It’s as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet her own heart’s desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister. It will take an invitation from a man who’s flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit. Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend.

Registration is now open.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the third of this year's Gardening with Nature workshops, Paul T. Zeph of Audubon PA will teach you how making a bird-friendly yard can blend nicely with your goals of a beautiful landscape, storm water control, and energy conservation.  

Cost for each program is $5.00. Please register by calling Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 240-6500.  Registration for all Gardening with Nature programs begins February 1.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. No registration necessary.

Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

 


Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9:15am

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

 


Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3.5 years time to play, relax, socialize and develop new skills. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session.  Registration begins April 23 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3.5 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.  Children over 5 are not permitted for safety reasons. Family Place programming is sponsored through EITC donations from the following businesses:  M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, American Sentinel Insurance Company, Metro Bank, Centric Bank and Weis Markets.

 


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