Fredricksen’s Bus Trip to the National Book Festival in D.C.
Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 am
Join us as we travel to the 13th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., rain or shine. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet with famous authors, mingle with other readers and writers and find out more about literary events and services.
Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation from Camp Hill, boxed continental breakfast served en route to Washington, D.C., free time to explore and participate in the National Book Festival, and gratuity for bus driver. The bus departs Camp Hill at 7am. Cost: $48.00 per person. Register in person or online beginning June 1!
Adult Summer Reading Program:
Imagine the Places You’ll Go TIC TAC TOE
June 3 - August 25, 2013
Imagine where your summer reading will take you this year! Join us at Fredricksen in another great summer of reading for adults. It's easy to do! Just register at the library, read great books, cross them off of your tic tac toe board and turn your board in for prize tickets! Registration (in person only) begins June 3. Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.
Gardening with Nature: Water-wise Gardening
Tuesday, June 4 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Penn State Master Gardener, John Shellenberger, teaches you about designing your garden to use plants and gardening techniques that can help you save on water usage in the garden not only during the hot, dry spells in summer but also year-round. Door Prizes at each workshop! Cost is $5.00. Please register by calling Penn State Extension, Cumberland County at 240-6500. Registration now open.
Monthly Blood Drives at Fredricksen
Friday, June 7 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
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 the first Friday of every 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.
Monday, June 10 at 6:30 pm
Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. REGISTER ONLINE
Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drums
Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm
Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra starts the 2013 Summer Concerts on the Lawn with a dynamic evening as they bring a touch of the Caribbean to the Fredricksen Library. This stunning group, named Baltimore's official steel drum band, are masters of the steel drum. Their vivacious tropical music rounds out a lively show for all ages. Don't miss the vibrant kickoff to this year's Summer Concerts on the Lawn Series! (Rain date: Thurs., June 20 at 7:00 pm)
Free Dental Day
Friday, June 14 from 8 am to 5 pm
On June 14th, Camp Hill Dentists Brice Arndt and Robert Kolts will host a day of free dental service at their office located at 3975 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, to anyone in need of such care. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first served basis. Business sponsors will donate a portion of the total value of the services provided to Fredricksen Library. Other activities will be featured during the day, so visit the dentist to benefit your library! Call 761-1352 for more information.
Which E-Book Reader is Right For Me?
Saturday, June 15 from 2 pm to 3 pm
Come and learn about a variety of ebook readers that are available, and what things to consider when purchasing one. No registration necessary.
Mobile Device Basics
Thursday, June 20
iPad, iPhone, and iPod at 5:30 pm, Android at 6:30 pm, Kindle at 7:30 pm
Want to know more about what your device can do? Want to know how to turn it on? Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices on the third Thursday of every month. Registration for the June classes begins May 15. REGISTER ONLINE
Fredricksen Reads Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm
Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the “Plague Village,” tucked in the rugged mountain spine of England. Exploring love and learning, fear and fanaticism, and the struggle of science and religion to interpret the world at the cusp of the modern era, Year of Wonders is at once a story of unconventional love and a richly detailed evocation of a riveting moment in history. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. REGISTER ONLINE
Indie Film Friday: Call for Title
Friday, June 21 at 7 pm
FROM THE USA: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two twelve-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.
Learn about the Library's E-Book Collection
Saturday, June 29 from 2 pm to 4 pm
The library offers a collection of digital titles, both print and audio, that are accessible on computers, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and more. This program will highlight the variety of ways there are to download, access and enjoy these materials. No registration necessary.