Adult Events @Fredricksen

Device Advice

By Appointment only

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To reserve a time slot, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


 

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Friday, April 20, 2018 (All day)

April 19 - 22

Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 20 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 21 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)

April 19 - 22

Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 20 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 21 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Sunday, April 22, 2018 (All day)

April 19 - 22

Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 20 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 21 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

You may purchase sale items on Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Examine the principals that will drive your story into the hands of a potential publisher. If you are working on a novel - long or short - join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this eight-week series. Each class will focus on a different technique and an exercise for your completed or in-progress work.  For the first meeting, please bring a copy of your recent writing and a novel you have recently read. Registration for new students begins February 1. Registration for returning students begins February 15.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

1968 was a tempestuous time in American history. The Vietnam War and the anti-war movement brought times of great distress for our country. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, followed soon after by Robert F. Kennedy. It was a critical time that has shaped the America of today. Join Dickinson Professsor, Cotten Seiler, Ph.D. as he delves with us into this pivotal time in American History and helps us see what we can learn 50 years later. No registration needed.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering monthly historic German films on the fourth Thursday of each month. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM GUATEMALA:  On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel parents. Ixcanul provides a window into a culture that we rarely see, but it's not just an anthropological study - it has a powerful story to tell, too. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM GUATEMALA:  On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel parents. Ixcanul provides a window into a culture that we rarely see, but it's not just an anthropological study - it has a powerful story to tell, too. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Come join the Ladies of DIY, professional crafters, as they lead you through making your very own wooden sign to grace your home. We'll have several sizes and sayings to choose from and you’ll go home with a project you'll be proud to show off!  Basic supplies provided by the library. $7.50 per person, ages 16 and older. Register in person, on the phone or online here.

The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  


Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the party today suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation. It faces growing threats from both left and right opposition parties, even as intraparty divisions surface. Given America’s history of opportunistic engagement with Africa, there are few prospects for a closer relationship between the two countries. Meanwhile, a weaker ANC could lead to political fragmentation in this relatively new democracy.

 

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 Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (4/30, 5/14).  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2018/ or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  

Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/home/world-affairs-council-of-harrisburg/join-us/Payment via check, credit card or cash at door is also available. 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:00am

10 am – 11 am in the Board Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is Conrad's searing novel that inspired Apocalypse Now. Heart of Darkness is a haunting exposé of mankind’s savage nature and considered to be Conrad's masterpiece. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration is now open.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Examine the principals that will drive your story into the hands of a potential publisher. If you are working on a novel - long or short - join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this eight-week series. Each class will focus on a different technique and an exercise for your completed or in-progress work.  For the first meeting, please bring a copy of your recent writing and a novel you have recently read. Registration for new students begins February 1. Registration for returning students begins February 15.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

When purchasing auto insurance, it is important to fully consider the potential legal ramifications of the choices you make to you and your family. Budgetary concerns may make short-term savings on car insurance look like a good idea, but there are many unexpected considerations of which every consumer should be aware. This presentation will help you understand the pitfalls of auto insurance policies and how to avoid them.

Learn About

• What is the difference between limited tort and full tort auto insurance?

• How much underinsured motorist coverage should you carry?

• What are the benefits of stacking coverage limits?

• How can you limit auto insurance costs without impacting coverage?

Presenter: Attorney Thomas Archer – Mette Evans & Woodside

Attorney Tom Archer has twenty-five years’ experience in civil litigation on behalf of injured people. He vigorously handles a broad spectrum of legal matters, including insurance claims, automobile injuries, dangerous and defective conditions and medical malpractice. Mr. Archer serves as an adjunct faculty member in Widener University’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 14, March 7, Apr 4, May 2)

10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" compiled by John Updike.  Discussions will be one Wed. a month.  One-time fee of $12 for materials (unless you already own the book). Registration by calling 761-3900 x225 beginning September 1.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Please join us for this one-time hands-on workshop with National Endowment for the Arts recognized Master Diana Meng from the Chinese Cultural Arts Institute. Mrs. Meng will teach you the basics of traditional Chinese calligraphy and you will even get a chance to do some of your own! Registration begins April 2 and spaces are limited. Ages 16 & up. 


Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Join Andrea Minick Rudolph, MA FAPA and learn how to realistically apply mindfulness techniques in your daily life, which have been scientifically proven to increase your overall wellness. In the last of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on making a daily commitment to mindfulness. Uncluttering the mind through meditation and mindfulness, we view life more openly. We are able to speak with respect and kindness, act responsibly, work diligently and passionately, and make a conscious effort to practice awareness. When we make a daily, concerted effort to accept things as they are, understand what we cannot control, and work diligently to change what we can, we remove the obstacles of negative, divisive thinking and grow to embrace the world as an endless opportunity to appreciate life more fully. We lead happier, healthier lives! No registration needed.

 

OVERVIEW - This series of seminars leads participants along the path of mindfulness and meditation, specifically the practical application in our daily lives. These techniques are scientifically proven to increase memory, enhance focus, lower blood pressure, decrease the stress response, and increase overall wellness. With mindfulness practices, we become kinder, more compassionate, and able to make responsible choices to live happier, healthier lives. Each seminar stands alone as an important topic for lifestyle change while serving as an integral building block in the structure of the overall program. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  


Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 meets the first and third Monday of most months.  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 April 2.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Examine the principals that will drive your story into the hands of a potential publisher. If you are working on a novel - long or short - join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this eight-week series. Each class will focus on a different technique and an exercise for your completed or in-progress work.  For the first meeting, please bring a copy of your recent writing and a novel you have recently read. Registration for new students begins February 1. Registration for returning students begins February 15.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM COLOMBIA:  After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible teenagers embark on a journey of reconciliation and comedic misadventure along Colombia's breathtaking Caribbean coast. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lower Parking Lot, Walnut St. side

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 in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here one Friday every other month. It is a safe and easy process which takes approximately 45 minutes. Generally, anyone age 16 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good health, can donate blood. If you have any questions about donating, call Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 1-800-771-0059 or visit www.cpbb.org.


Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM COLOMBIA:  After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible teenagers embark on a journey of reconciliation and comedic misadventure along Colombia's breathtaking Caribbean coast. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Throughout the Library

With May the Fourth (be with you) behind us and the next Star Wars release ahead of us, this is the perfect time for all ages to show their Star Wars love!  Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion will be here for picture opportunities (1-3pm), as well as Jedi’s from Capital City Jedi Knights (tentatively). Throughout the day, we'll run some of the older Star Wars spinoffs on our medium-screen. There will be Star Wars snacks and Star Wars crafts for all ages. Will you join us? Do or do not. There is no try. No registration needed.


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining wellbeing across nations.

 

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 Monday afternoon at 1:00pm.  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2018/ or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  

Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/home/world-affairs-council-of-harrisburg/join-us/Payment via check, credit card or cash at door is also available. 


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

This round table discussion, led by Jim Logue, will apply the Socratic method to help delve into philosophical discussions and give you an opportunity to share your opinions in a neutral and respectful way without interruption. Each month the group will choose a philosophical issue and everyone attending will have the opportunity to learn and discuss with others in an open and respectful environment. What a great way to expand your mind and reach further with your thoughts! Ages 18 and up, please. Registration begins Apr. 15. The group will meet the second Monday of each month. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.     


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Everyone has a story, every story deserves to be heard, and we want to listen. If you'd like to share your story, sign up for a 45-minute time slot and have a one-on-one interview with a loved one or someone we provide. Using the Storycorps app, we will then upload your interview to the national archives of the Library of Congress, if you so choose. Register beginning the 15th of the month prior to the next month's session by calling 761-3900 x225.  


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room, Lower level

Examine the principals that will drive your story into the hands of a potential publisher. If you are working on a novel - long or short - join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this eight-week series. Each class will focus on a different technique and an exercise for your completed or in-progress work.  For the first meeting, please bring a copy of your recent writing and a novel you have recently read. Registration for new students begins February 1. Registration for returning students begins February 15.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month's choice is David Grann's twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history - The Osage Murders. You must have read or listened to this true story to participate. Registration required.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:30am

Third Thursdays  

9:30 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

 


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mar 15 - May 17) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. Registration online here, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Atrium, Upper Level

Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold, so put on your favorite bow tie and join us for a night of Doctor Who Trivia! The doors are closed and the glasses are empty, so make sure to bring your favorite drink along. We’ll provide snacks, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes! Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Whovian Trivia fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration begins April 2. Register online here.

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • Only 1 person per team needs to register, but please note the size of your team.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

The Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble has been entertaining Central PA since 2011. The band’s repertoire has grown to include original tunes and arrangements from both HME members and local musical colleagues, and a wide array of tunes and songs drawing from jazz, swing, bluegrass, old-time, folk, and world music. Join us! No registration needed. Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.


Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 meets the first and third Monday of most months.  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 April 15.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm 8:00 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

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.  Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide research-based home gardening information to the public.

Knowing what summer flowers do well in our area will make it easier to create the look you want this season. Various plants are trialed at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, at the Claremont Nursing Home in Carlisle. Learn about the annuals that did well, and those that didn't as we view pictures of the plants trailed, along with ratings they were given on blooms, etc.

Cost per workshop is $5.00. More topics offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Registration for all programs is now open. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 1-877-345-0691.

NEW- ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE:

May 22, Our Best Plants:

https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-best-plants


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering monthly historic German films on the fourth Thursday of each month. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM THE USA:  Winner of multiple awards, this film follows the true story of Oscar Grant, who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and decides to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son, being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to their beautiful daughter. Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core. Rated R. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray


Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

FROM THE USA:  Winner of multiple awards, this film follows the true story of Oscar Grant, who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and decides to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son, being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to their beautiful daughter. Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core. Rated R. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray


Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Sing your heart out to your favorite films! Costumes are encouraged but not required. We'll provide the popcorn, you bring any other snacks or drinks to keep you singing! We've got a few surprises up our sleeves. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

More Sing Alongs - Friday, July 6:  2 pm – Frozen; 6:30 pm - Annie

Friday, August 3:  6:30 pm - The Lion King; Friday, August 17:  2 pm - Moana


Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:00am

Spring Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (April 9 - June 19)

10 am – 12 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 meets the first and third Monday of most months.  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 May 1.


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