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Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Fred’s Chill with YOU Zone!

Have you seen our new 9 – 12 year old area located in our Children’s Library?  It’s the Fred’s Chill with YOU Zone (derived from FREDricksen Camp HILL YOUth), complete with relaxing chairs and a cozy atmosphere designed just for this age group.  An interactive computer with age appropriate activities as well as a display of reading materials completes the area. Look for special programs for 9 – 12 years old beginning in June and books clubs to be starting in the fall.  We are forming a Junior Advisory Group (JAG) to give ideas and inputs on programming – if you are interested in joining the group, contact Lynne Smith in the Children’s Library.


 

 

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March 4, 2014
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, January 28, 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’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, Centric Bank and Weis Markets


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 4:30pm

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children ages 6-9. We’ll enjoy stories and crafts all about magic, wizards and fairies. At the end of the program you can explore and check out books about our topic. Adventure Crafts will be open to 25 participants and their adult partners. Registration begins Jan. 14.


Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 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, January 30, 2015 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 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, January 30, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Join us as we welcome the Ugandan Kids Choir for a concert in our atrium. The Ugandan Kids Choir brings a message of hope to American audiences through the traditional rhythmic dances and songs of Africa.  All ages welcome. No registration necessary.


Monday, February 2, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff. Children entering kindergarten at Hoover Elementary in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 8th.


 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

LEGO fun! Join us at this hands-on class where students will design and build machines out of LEGO bricks while developing problem-solving critical thinking skills. Registration begins January 20 with an $8.00 fee.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for Grades 1-3

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm for grades 4-6


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 31/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 31/2 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, February 6, 2015 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Friday, February 6, 2015 - 9:30am

Parent /Child Workshop is a five week program at Fredricksen Library that allows parents/caregivers and children ages 1 - 3 1/2 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 Dec. 26 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card.

Children ages 1 to 3 1/2 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, February 6, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Friday, February 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

Volunteers from the Harrisburg/West Shore Chess Club will be on hand to assist young chess players and match up competitors with equal skill level. Ages 7-13. Participants are asked to bring a chess set if possible but not required. No registration required.


Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

Hollywood loves to take a great book and turn it into a movie.  Sometimes that results in a good movie, but sometimes...well, not so much.  Join us as we watch these movies (hopefully after you’ve read the book) and afterwards, we'll talk about which was better and why.  Reading the book ahead is not required, but it would make the conversation much more enjoyable! February’s choice is Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. For ages 9 – 12. Registration begins Jan. 14.


Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Monday, February 9, 2015 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Monday, February 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  Children from West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 15th.


 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 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, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 4:30pm

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children ages 6-9. We’ll enjoy stories and crafts all about rainbows and colors.  At the end of the program you can explore and check out books about our topic. Adventure Crafts will be open to 25 participants and their adult partners. Registration begins Jan. 28.


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:30pm

In the "Uniquely Me" series we will explore ways to become the best version of ourselves by taking care of ourselves and making good decisions.  Everyone wants to have a snack now and then, but we want to do it in a way that is good for us.  In this session, we will learn some recipes for making delicious healthy snacks that will give you energy.  Come ready to prepare food and eat! For ages 9 – 12, register starting Jan. 28 with a $1 fee. Sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


Friday, February 13, 2015 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Monday, February 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  Children from Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 22nd.


 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Tuesdays, January 20, February 17 and March 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm 

The American Girl Doll Book Club will meet and discuss a different doll and her book each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting Jan. 6.

January - Julie

February - Samantha

March - Kit

 

 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

Wednesdays, January 21, February 18 and March 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm 

The American Girl Doll Book Club will meet and discuss a different doll and her book each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting Jan. 6.

January - Julie

February - Samantha

March - Kit

 

 


Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm

Specially trained dogs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  Children should bring along a book of their own choosing. For readers to age 12 with registration starting two weeks prior.  

 


Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm

In the "Uniquely Me" series we will explore ways to become the best version of ourselves by taking care of ourselves and making good decisions.  In this session we will begin to learn the fundamentals of yoga.  By showing you how to focus on your breathing, concentrate on your body's movements and stay in the moment," yoga gets your body, mind and breath working together which relaxes you and focuses you making many things easier.  (From Strike a Pose: The Planet Girl Guide to Yoga)  For ages 9 – 12, register starting Feb. 5. Sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.


Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:30pm

We will be showing a G or PG rated movie and free popcorn will be served. All ages welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.


Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  Children from Shaull, Hampden and Sporting Hill Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 29th.


 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

LEGO fun! Join us at this hands-on class where students will design and build machines out of LEGO bricks while developing problem-solving critical thinking skills. Registration begins February 10 with an $8.00 fee.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for Grades 1-3

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm for grades 4-6


Wednesday, February 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’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, Centric Bank and Weis Markets


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5. Special emphasis on Language Building by Amanda Beames MA SLP, a certified Speech Pathologist.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 12.

 

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


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins Jan.6.

 


Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:30am

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 12.

 

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


Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins Jan. 6.

 


Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

 


Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week as we read Green Eggs and Ham! We’ll also sample some green foods, including green eggs and ham. Bring a bagged lunch.  For ages 3 - 6 with a $1.00 fee. Register beginning Feb. 16. 


Monday, March 2, 2015 - 3:30pm

Kids in grades 4-6 can stop by Fred's Chill Zone right after school on Mondays throughout the months of March, April, and May.  Each week will bring different games, challenges and fun. And of course, snacks!  Drop by and bring a friend!


Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff. Children entering kindergarten at Hoover Elementary in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 8th.


 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week as we read Green Eggs and Ham! We’ll also sample some green foods, including green eggs and ham. Bring a bagged lunch.  For ages 3 - 6 with a $1.00 fee. Register beginning Feb. 16. 


Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 12.

 

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


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:30am

This continuation of our Parent/Child Workshop is for children ages 1 to 3 and siblings birth to 5. This program is a time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. There will not be an art experience or resource person as in Parent/Child workshop.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 12.

 

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


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

Volunteers from the Harrisburg/West Shore Chess Club will be on hand to assist young chess players and match up competitors with equal skill level. Ages 7-13. Participants are asked to bring a chess set if possible but not required. No registration required.


Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

We've all taken a "selfie" now and then.  However, we're going to go all out with our artistic expression as we make a collage "self-portrait" using a variety of artistic materials.  Materials will be provided.  Join us for an afternoon of creative fun! For ages 9 -12. Registration begins Feb. 23.  

In the "Uniquely Me" series we will explore ways to become the best version of ourselves by taking care of ourselves and making good decisions. Sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.


Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:00am

Firefighters, police officers, ambulance workers... Join us for a story time, craft, and snack all about the heroes we see in our neighborhoods every day!  Ages 3-5 with an adult and a $1 fee. Registration begins Feb. 23.

 


Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:30pm

Kids in grades 4-6 can stop by Fred's Chill Zone right after school on Mondays throughout the months of March, April, and May.  Each week will bring different games, challenges and fun. And of course, snacks!  Drop by and bring a friend!


Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  Children from West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary Schools are welcome. Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2015 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! Sessions will be on Monday, but moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 4th with the first session starting Sept. 15th.


 


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 - 4:30pm

Get ready to explore! We’ll discover international cultures through crafts, activities, and stories from all seven continents. Adventure is out there! Adventure Crafts is a drop-off reading, craft, and activity program for children ages 6-9. Registration begins Feb. 25. 


Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:00am

Something is fishy in the library... it's our Fabulous Fish Story Time! Join us for stories, a craft, and a snack all about our fish friends! Ages 3-5 with an adult and $1 fee. Registration begins Feb 26.


Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

"Homework Helpers" are available most Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Teacher volunteers will be in the Fredricksen Library's Lower Lobby AND at the East Pennsboro Branch to offer individualized tutoring for students in grades 1-5. Tutors will be available to direct each student's study and homework completion, research and report writing, and/or test review.

 

Students, accompanied by an adult, should come to the Library prepared with their homework information, relevant textbooks, worksheets, directions, and supplies. A parent/responsible adult must stay in the library during the session and is welcome to consult with the tutor at the end of the session.

 

This year’s teachers include a specialist in ESL (English as a Second Language). The teachers enjoy working with students and making this a positive experience.

 

Fredricksen Library’s Homework Helpers is a free program, now in its third year. 


Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library. For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 


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