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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.

 

 

 


 

 

Monday, March 2, 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 February 1.


Tuesday, March 3, 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

Sectarianism in the Middle East is the topic for the third session. Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi‘i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. But for all the religious discourse permeating the conflict, much of its roots are political, not religious. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?

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 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Just what is diabetes? Join Pinnacle Health's Vanessa Snell RN, CDE to learn the types of diabetes as well as common symptoms and diagnoses of diabetes. Healthy choices for your meal planning are reviewed as well as encouragements to increase physical activity. Registration begins February 1. Sponsored by Pinnacle Health.


Thursday, March 5, 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.

 


Saturday, March 7, 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, March 9, 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, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. In this month's book, a 20-year-old Chinese painter is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, he learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

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.  Too much rainwater flowing off hard surfaces can be very bad news for local streams. In the first of this year's Gardening with Nature workshops, homeowners have an opportunity to learn how rain gardens, native plantings, and other “green” landscaping practices can make for healthy streams. Kristen Kyler will teach you how to evaluate your property for excessive rainwater and determine which methods will work best on each property. Additionally, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will provide technical assistance and a cost-share to homeowners in the Yellow Breeches Creek Watershed. 

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, March 11, 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, March 11, 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 2015 - 6:30pm

Join Selby M. Doughty for this anecdotal lecture about the women artists from Pennsylvania - their work, those who influenced them and their influences on future artists. These ladies are of endless fascination to today’s students, art historians and contemporary artists, both male and female. Selby is an independent scholar and lecturer. She has been a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and an artist/educator.

Social time will begin at 6:30 pm with the discussion beginning at 7:00 pm. No registration necessary.


Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

 

FROM JERUSALEM: The insular world of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem comes to the screen (with their blessings) in this warm comedy drama. With the harvest festival of Sukkot around the corner, Moshe & Mali are broke and left with no options but to pray for a miracle. To their surprise, the next day they are given 1,000 dollars! They joyously make plans to build a sukkah, a structure where Orthodox Jews entertain guests and serve their meals. But soon, Moshe is surprised by the unexpected arrival of two old friends from his restless days. He takes in his old pals and tries to make peace with their rambunctious ways, but what he doesn't know is that the two are on the run from the law. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 13, 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, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

 

FROM JERUSALEM: The insular world of Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem comes to the screen (with their blessings) in this warm comedy drama. With the harvest festival of Sukkot around the corner, Moshe & Mali are broke and left with no options but to pray for a miracle. To their surprise, the next day they are given 1,000 dollars! They joyously make plans to build a sukkah, a structure where Orthodox Jews entertain guests and serve their meals. But soon, Moshe is surprised by the unexpected arrival of two old friends from his restless days. He takes in his old pals and tries to make peace with their rambunctious ways, but what he doesn't know is that the two are on the run from the law. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

Pysanky is the traditional Ukrainian art of waxing and dying elaborate designs on eggs. Join us for these 2 two-hour workshops where you’ll learn to create your own egg(s) with all of the materials provided by Fredricksen Library. The traditional colors of white, yellow, orange, red and black will be used. Motifs will be shown and explained. Each participant should be able to create two eggs during the sessions.

Make sure you bring a smock or clothes that can get a bit messy!  Cost for 2 classes is $5.00. Ages 14 and up please. Registration begins February 15.

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


Monday, March 16, 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 February 15.


Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

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, including EWTN program “Life on the Rock” and “Fox and Friends.” Now they will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle and leave you humming a merry tune as you enter St. Patty's Day week! Free refreshments and our beautiful atmosphere round out this evening of fun! No registration necessary.


Tuesday, March 17, 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 four, the topic focuses on India. Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.

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 17, 2015 - 6:45pm

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, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Have you read Gone Girl? Have you read Station Eleven? What about Mr. Mercedes?  The Martian? The Romanov Sisters? Bring a few of your favorite books you've read in the past year and spend a few minutes trying to convince someone else to "check out" your suggestion. Then let them convince you to try their book suggestion.  After a few minutes, you'll switch off to a new person and a new book suggestion.  Imagine the list you'll have when you leave!  Registration begins February 15.


Thursday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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 March classes begins February 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm

 


Thursday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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 March classes begins February 15.

 

Kindle at 6:30 pm

 


Thursday, March 19, 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 March classes begins February 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

 


Friday, March 20, 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.

 


Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

Pysanky is the traditional Ukrainian art of waxing and dying elaborate designs on eggs. Join us for these 2 two-hour workshops where you’ll learn to create your own egg(s) with all of the materials provided by Fredricksen Library. The traditional colors of white, yellow, orange, red and black will be used. Motifs will be shown and explained. Each participant should be able to create two eggs during the sessions.

Make sure you bring a smock or clothes that can get a bit messy!  Cost for 2 classes is $5.00. Ages 14 and up please. Registration begins February 15.

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


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:45pm

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, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

James Colwell found a cause worth fighting for when he ran off to join the Union Army. Unfortunately, his beliefs differed from those of his southern born wife, Annie. Their love story, set against a backdrop of war, reveals complex attitudes toward the conflict. Using diaries and letters between James and Annie Colwell, the Cumberland County Historical Society will reconstruct civilian life in the Cumberland Valley during this difficult time, while addressing the trials of being a Civil War soldier. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, March 25, 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, March 26, 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, March 26, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

FROM SINGAPORE: ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa struggles to manage the boy's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

FROM SINGAPORE: ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa struggles to manage the boy's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


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

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.

 


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

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).

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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

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 - 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.

 


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