Adult Events @Fredricksen

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June 1, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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 is available every Thursday. 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.  

 


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

FROM ICELAND:  Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on estranged brothers who live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years.  When disaster strikes their flocks, each tries to stave off the disaster in his own - well, unique - fashion. As the authorities close in, will they be able to come together to save the special breed passed from extinction? Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

FROM ICELAND:  Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on estranged brothers who live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years.  When disaster strikes their flocks, each tries to stave off the disaster in his own - well, unique - fashion. As the authorities close in, will they be able to come together to save the special breed passed from extinction? Rated R. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Folk tunes, pagan revels, and medieval hymns have all contributed to the musical treasure we enjoy every year during the Christmas season.  Join John Maietta as he presents the colorful stories behind twenty of our favorite Yuletide carols.  Among other fascinating facts, you’ll learn who King Wenceslas really was… how a partridge got into a pear tree… why a Pennsylvania pastor immortalized the visit of the three kings to the baby Jesus… and how a snowy, starry night in an Austrian village inspired a beloved song of Christmas joy and peace. No registration necessary. This program is a part of the Daytime Academy Speaker Series.


Monday, December 18, 2017 - 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 for December 18 meeting begins November 15. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 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, December 19, 2017 - 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 pick is an international bestseller filled with warmth and adventure. The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives. You must have read the book to attend.  Registration begins November 15.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, December 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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 is available every Thursday. 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15) 

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. German is available on the first and third Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Dec 7 &  21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15)

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 is available on the first and third Thursdays of 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, December 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.  

 


Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. 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, December 28, 2017 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Dec 30, Jan 27, Feb 24)

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. Brazilian Portuguese is available on the last Saturday of every 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.  No registration necessary.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. January's book choice, Cheaper by the Dozen, is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the 20th century. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins December 1. (12 and under must be accompanied by adult.)  


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 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 at 717-232-0568.

 


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, 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, January 4, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, January 4, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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 is available every Thursday. 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15) 

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. German is available on the first and third Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Dec 7 &  21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15)

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 is available on the first and third Thursdays of 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

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 ten classes each 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 ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm- 7:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

You might grow older but you don’t have to grow up! Join our new book club where adults discuss books aimed at teen readers. January's award-winning book choice is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. In it, 16-year-old Starr witnesses her unarmed friend get shot and killed by a police officer. Her friend is now being both vilified and martyred, but only Starr knows the truth. Her decision to tell the truth or not could endanger her community and her life. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Register beginning December 1.


Saturday, January 6, 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!

 


Sunday, January 7, 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 fourth of our eight mindfulness sessions, we are focusing on how can we act mindfully to alleviate suffering and avoid negative outcomes. Ethics, standards, morals, and rules affect our relationships. How do some of us use them as weapons, and some as peace making tools? When we respect the lives of others, mindfully refraining from harmful actions, we learn to respond to the needs of others with loving-kindness and compassion, rather than with anger, hatred, and greed. No registration necessary.

More mindfulness classes on Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, and May 6. 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.  

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, January 8, 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 December 1. The group will meet the second Monday of each month.  Next session is Monday, February 12. 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, January 8, 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, January 9, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 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 at 717-232-0568.

 


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, January 11, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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 is available every Thursday. 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.  

 


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

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 ten classes each 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 ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Friday, January 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM JAPAN: Ryota's gambling problem has created distrust and separation from his family, but he is determined to get back on track and truly become a loving father to his young son. After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, January 12, 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, January 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM JAPAN: Ryota's gambling problem has created distrust and separation from his family, but he is determined to get back on track and truly become a loving father to his young son. After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

We are celebrating the American New Year as well as the upcoming Chinese New Year with a one-time workshop lead by Chen-Yu Tsuei, Founder and President of the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute. A Julliard-trained professional dancer, Ms. Tsuei has performed at Lincoln Center, Boston Conservatory, the National Cathedral and all over the world.  Now she lends her dancer’s grace to us as she teaches the basics of Tai Chi right here in Camp Hill. What a great way to start 2018! Registration begins December 1. More Chinese Cultural Programs:

Saturday, 1/20 - Chinese Dumplings; Sunday, 2/11 - Traditional Chinese Fashion; Sunday, 2/25 - Intro. to the Chinese Language


Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

D'oh! Have you missed out on our previous Trivia Nights? Well, don't miss this Simpsons-themed Trivia fun right here in the middle of the library. 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 Simpsons Trivia fun! Ages 21 & up. Registration is not required, but recommended and begins December 1. (Save the date: 2/10 - Game of Thrones Challenge.)

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Join us as Betty Garman Robinson shares her experiences as a young Northern white woman who went South where she found a different world while learning about civil rights.  She'll share with us why she went, what her family's reaction was and what she learned during those years.  Not realizing she would be taking part in a critical period of US history, she will encourage us to think about our own roles in our local communities and how we are shaping history. Ms. Garman Robinson is a lifelong community organizer, activist and speaker. She worked as a staff member for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1960-1964. She is the co-editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC. 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.  


Monday, January 15, 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 Dec. 15.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 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 at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, January 16, 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, January 16, 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. From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, this poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town offers a broad, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream. You must have read or listened to this story to participate. Register beginning December 15.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, January 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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 is available every Thursday. 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15) 

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. German is available on the first and third Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library

First & Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Dec 7 &  21, Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15)

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 is available on the first and third Thursdays of 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

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 ten classes each 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 ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

We are celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year with a chance to make your very own traditional Chinese dumplings right in the library.  Thanks to the Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute, you can learn the basics of this delicious Chinese staple in this hands-on workshop. Soon you’ll be making your very own at home to enjoy any day! Registration begins December 15.

More Chinese Cultural Programs: Sunday, 2/11 - Traditional Chinese Fashion; Sunday, 2/25 - Intro. to the Chinese Language


Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Board games are fun for everyone, so come drop in and play with us! We will have board games available to play, but please feel free to bring your own too! It's always fun to share a game you love. All ages are welcome; ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. More Game Days: Feb. 18 and March 18.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Winter Session: Tuesdays, (January 2 - March 20)

10 am – 1 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 at 717-232-0568.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 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, January 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No session on 12/28)

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 is available every Thursday. 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.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library

Second & Fourth Thursdays: Italian, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22)

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. Italian is available on the second and fourth Thursday of 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.  No registration necessary.  

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy, we are now offering monthly historic German films. 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, January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Jan 4 – March 8) 

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 ten classes each 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 ten classes. Register on the phone, in the library or online here beginning December 1.

 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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 register, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM INDIA:   Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, Vidya begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realizes that nothing is what it seems. This fast-paced mystery is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM INDIA:   Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, Vidya begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realizes that nothing is what it seems. This fast-paced mystery is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


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