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Teen Events @ Fredricksen

Hello Fredricksen Teens!

Don't let the winter blues get you down - there's lots to do at the library! This month we had an audience participation presentation of the classic movie The Princess Bride (Saturday, January 4th) and we will learn to make Rainbow Loom Bracelets (Sunday, January 19th).

February brings funny sorts of Valentine's programs. We start with a performance by Rebel Heart Irish Dancers (Saturday, February 22nd) followed by refreshments made by our Teen Advisory Group. We are giving you the chance to show your "love" of all things Irish by starting your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early.

And don't miss our anti-love program “Wow, I Really HATED That Book!” (Sunday, February 23rd). Here’s your chance to warn your friends against a book. Choose a book that was recommended to you, something assigned to you in school or just a bad read you chose because of the cover. Then, take to the mic for 5-10 minutes to give a dissuade your friends from making that same literary mistake you made. Think about why you hated the book – was it the flat characters, the slower then slow writing pace or the oh-so predictable plot. Was it a sequel that feel far short of its predecessor? How about the required reading from AP English? At the end of the program we will have a list of the best reviewed books of 2013 and the most anticipated books of 2014 to give you a fresh reading start.

Hoping to see you soon,

Mrs. Davies

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

In this film, renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11 year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. What occurs is magical and transformative. Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. Sylvia Alajaji (7pm showing only), Professor of Music & International Studies at Franklin & Marshall and Joyce Davis (7pm showing only), President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)


Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

In this film, renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11 year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. What occurs is magical and transformative. Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. Sylvia Alajaji (7pm showing only), Professor of Music & International Studies at Franklin & Marshall and Joyce Davis (7pm showing only), President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

In the multi-award-winning film, The Rocket, a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival.  Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. David Witwer (7pm showing only), Professor of History at Penn State Harrisburg. Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film’s unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes to ignite meaningful conversations.  Come enjoy the films and if you wish, stay after for discussion. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

In the multi-award-winning film, The Rocket, a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival.  Come enjoy the film and stay afterwards to discuss its implications with Dr. David Witwer (7pm showing only), Professor of History at Penn State Harrisburg. Not recommended for those under age 17 without an adult. (unrated)


Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 1:30pm

Mother's Day and Father's Day are fast approaching - do you have a special way to say thanks to your parents for all they do?  Teen budgets are tight and your spare time is limited.  Why not make some homemade gifts of thanks while you spend time with your friends at the library.  We will have all the supplies for you to make your choice of four crafts for Mom, Dad or any other awesome adults in your life.  Crafts include button book marks, crystal sun catchers, paper weights, and desk organizers.  As a bonus we will open our craft supply closet to you if you want to come up with your own idea.  Creative wrapping included.  While we create epic gifts we will watch the 2003 hit movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis - a funny tale of parent/teen life swapping.  Snacks provided by the Friends of Fredricksen.  For teens 12 years and up, grades 7 – 12.


Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join Sharon Cin, a local gem who was highlighted in a Food Network© special as she supervised the start-up of the highly successful Chocolate Lab© located within The Hershey Story©. Now she brings her extraordinary knowledge... and some extraordinary chocolate to you!!!  Chocolate, the food we all love, has been with us since ancient history. It's prepared from a plant that first grew in tropical rain forests over 4000 years ago. Over time, some cultures elevated the bean to such importance that it permeated almost every aspect of life... sound familiar? Come learn more and prepare your own chocolate treats in the ancient ways.  Registration begins April 10. Ages 12 and up, please.


Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm

Stop by with your friends for a showing of this 1999 teen hit, a retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. Rated PG-13.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen.  For teens 12 years and up, grades 7 – 12.

 


Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

There are so many great things you can do with unwanted wood scraps. Why not join our Pinterest Party and try a few out? We'll have a few different upcycled wood projects to choose from and some great crafters here to help you make the best of your time.  Try making personalized signs, a coat hook board or centerpiece box. We'll provide the basic supplies. Bring any special touches and join us! Ages 16 & up, please. Cost: $5.00. Registration begins April 1.

 

(Please note: This event was originally scheduled for 5/13 and has been moved to Sunday, May 25 at 2:00pm).

 

REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

 


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