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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 13 

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.

 

 

 


 

 

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months 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 on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 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, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 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.

 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:45pm

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week critique session on your short story, novel or screenplay. Catherine and your community of writers will help your story become the best it can be.  For intermediate to advanced writers. Open to both fiction manuscripts and screenplays. Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins Sept. 2.

 


Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 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, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months 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 on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 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, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months 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 on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 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, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm

Learn to knit at the library!  In this 2-part workshop, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease stitches and read a knitting pattern.  You’ll receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from Rita Gardner, knitting instructor, and will choose a project of your own (dishcloth, hat or scarf) to work on after the classes end. Students will need to bring a pair of knitting needles (US #9, 10" length). Registration begins October 1. 16 years and older, please. Cost: $5 for 2 classes. Register over the phone, in person or REGISTER ONLINE HERE.


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 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, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This meeting is all about YOU.  You choose books to read throughout the next year.  Come, bring a book(s), make recommendations for selections and make this a great year to "talk books!"  Registration is now open. Registration is now open.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 2 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, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank

 

 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 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:

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13 

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, November 13, 2014 - 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, November 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months 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 on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 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, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:30am

The Parent Child Workshop is a five week program that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 12-42 months 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 on topics such as early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play and health.  This program is staffed by Fredricksen's Kristinna Yann, Early Childhood Specialist.  Registration begins Oct. 2 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. 

 

Children ages 1 to 3 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, Capital Blue Cross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:00pm

FROM BRAZIL, ARGENTINA & FRANCE: Time seems to have stopped in the ghost village of Jotuomba. Clinging to the image of her dead husband and living in her memories, Madalena is awakened by the arrival of a young photographer. A deep relationship is forged between the two, which gradually builds to have a profound effect on both of their lives, as well as the rest of the villagers. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 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, November 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

FROM BRAZIL, ARGENTINA & FRANCE: Time seems to have stopped in the ghost village of Jotuomba. Clinging to the image of her dead husband and living in her memories, Madalena is awakened by the arrival of a young photographer. A deep relationship is forged between the two, which gradually builds to have a profound effect on both of their lives, as well as the rest of the villagers. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

Learn to knit at the library!  In this 2-part workshop, you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease stitches and read a knitting pattern.  You’ll receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from Rita Gardner, knitting instructor, and will choose a project of your own (dishcloth, hat or scarf) to work on after the classes end. Students will need to bring a pair of knitting needles (US #9, 10" length). Registration begins October 1. 16 years and older, please. Cost: $5 for 2 classes. Register over the phone, in person or REGISTER ONLINE HERE.


Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 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 for the November meeting begins October 15.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:45pm

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week critique session on your short story, novel or screenplay. Catherine and your community of writers will help your story become the best it can be.  For intermediate to advanced writers. Open to both fiction manuscripts and screenplays. Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins Sept. 2.

 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 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’s 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, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 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, November 20, 2014 - 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.  This fall, Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday evening a month. Registration for November classes begins October 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 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.  This fall, Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday afternoon a month. Registration for November classes begins October 15.

Kindle & Nook at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 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.  This fall, Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday evening a month. Registration for November classes begins October 15.

Android at 7:30 pm

 


Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join us at our Annual Silent Auction! We hope to have a large number of items for bid including: artwork, beauty, books, children’s items, holiday, food, gifts, gift cards and certificates, puzzles, and tools. In addition, special packages like dental services, beauty treatments, and vacation packages donated by our generous local business partners will also be auctioned. Check our website for all of the items up for bid a month prior to the auction. Check back often as many items come in during the last few days before the auction.  

 

Bidding is from 1 to 4 pm.  Winning items may be picked up after 4:00 pm Saturday or on Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Shop early and be ready for the holidays. All money raised is used to benefit the library for children’s, teen and adult programming and for enhancements with items not covered by the regular library budget.

 

If you have a gift, service, or artwork you’d like to donate for the auction, please call Diane Myers at 761-3730.  We accept goods and services as well as gift certificates in all categories.  

 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:45pm

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week critique session on your short story, novel or screenplay. Catherine and your community of writers will help your story become the best it can be.  For intermediate to advanced writers. Open to both fiction manuscripts and screenplays. Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins Sept. 2.

 


Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Fredricksen Library will once again be collecting new "Books for Tots" and delivering them to the Toys for Tots collection site. Donations accepted November 1 - November 30.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:45pm

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week critique session on your short story, novel or screenplay. Catherine and your community of writers will help your story become the best it can be.  For intermediate to advanced writers. Open to both fiction manuscripts and screenplays. Must be eighteen years or older. Registration begins Sept. 2.

 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 2 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, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank

 

 


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 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.

 


Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 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.

 


Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join Sharon Cin, a local gem who was highlighted in a Food Network© special as she supervised the start-up of the highly successful Chocolate Lab© located within The Hershey Story©. Now she brings her extraordinary knowledge... and some extraordinary chocolate to you!!!  Chocolate, the food we all love, has been with us since ancient history. It's prepared from a plant that first grew in tropical rain forests over 4000 years ago. Over time, some cultures elevated the bean to such importance that it permeated almost every aspect of life... sound familiar? Come learn more and prepare your own chocolate treats in the ancient ways.  Registration begins November 1. Ages 16 and up, please.


Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come and repurpose with us! Join us as we create some great holiday decorations from book pages!  You can make a wreath, a paper rose tree, 3D letters that spell a favorite word and more! You've seen them on Pinterest and now it's your turn to try them.  Ages 14 and up, please. Cost: $5.00. (All supplies provided by the library.) Registration begins November 1.  Register in person, on the phone or register online here.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. An actress running from her past finds escape with a man hiding from his future. From the Florida coast, they will travel to the French countryside where they will discover the unwritten story of both their pasts and their future. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.
 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 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’s 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, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank and Susquehanna Bank


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 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, December 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE: Yvette's husband has died, and her three wildly-different, grown daughters join her at the funeral. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, family drama and unexpected news lead each one to re-examine self, family and hopes. Is renewal possible?  Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE: Yvette's husband has died, and her three wildly-different, grown daughters join her at the funeral. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, family drama and unexpected news lead each one to re-examine self, family and hopes. Is renewal possible?  Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:45pm

We are forming a writers group to provide 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 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 for the December meeting begins November 15.


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