Adult Events @Fredricksen

Device Advice

By Appointment only - Tuesdays from 10 am - 12 pm and Thursdays from 5:30 pm- 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 reserve a time slot, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


 

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August 1, 2018
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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.

 


Monday, May 20, 2019 - 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 1.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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, May 21, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 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 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: April 2 - May 21

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

NAtalie Craumer NOvel WRIting MOnths. Why wait until November? Begin your write-athon as you work toward the goal of writing 50,000 words. Join author Catherine Jordan for a creative approach to writing that novel, novella, or long short story. Plan your premise, receive inspiration and encouragement, work through writer’s block, earn certificates and token prizes, and gain feedback. Participants will need email access. Registration for new students begins March 1- please register by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration now open.

 


Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the BCC Classroom

Fredricksen Library staff will be on hand to give tips on creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Bring your questions, beginner to moderate spreadsheet skills can be covered. No registration necessary. 

 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 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. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Community 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we now offer 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, May 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, March 28 – May 30

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the 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 each. 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: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, March 28 – May 30

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the 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 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: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM JAPAN:  Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM JAPAN:  Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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, May 28, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 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 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the BCC Hub

Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! Registration is open.

 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

May 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pete Seeger and we invite you to remember him with local band, Hard Travelin'.  Harmony, instrumental diversity, and a passion for their craft are hallmarks of Hard Travelin’s performances. They will share Pete's incredible contributions to advancing the cause of justice, peace, solidarity, and the environment, as well as play his best-known works. This celebration of Pete Seeger is geared towards singing along, so bring your singing voice and get ready for a great time!  No registration necessary.


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Community 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, March 28 – May 30

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the 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 each. 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: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, March 28 – May 30

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the 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 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: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person begins February 15.

 


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

What can we do together to improve our world despite differences that we may have? How can we find common ground and work together productively (and peacefully), even though we may totally disagree politically or ideologically? Join us on the first Thursday of each month* as Mike Travisano & Joe Brtalik facilitate deep discussion and dialogue employing communication techniques that provide a space for differing opinions to be heard safely, honorably, and respectfully. Each month a topic will be provided, but the conversation will largely be led by attendees.  Our discussions will focus on how we can learn from each other in order to find common ground and positively impact the world around us. Space is limited. Registration begins May 1. (*This meetup will be on hiatus in July & August.)

May 30 Topic:  Authenticity

For our last session before we break for the summer, we want to talk about authenticity. Saving the world depends on our ability to be real with each other, but what we often see in the world around us are people playing roles (republican, democrat, conservative, free-thinker, environmentalist, intellectual, etc.) or withdrawing from conversations when they get tough - right when we need to remain engaged the most.

 

What does it mean to “be real”? How does this manifest in ourselves and others?

 

Maybe you disagree… we’d like to hear why.

 

We’d also like to give some thought as to where you’d like this Meetup to go. We have some ideas that we think would be beneficial as we focus on ’Saving the World’, but we’d like to hear from you as well.

 

Joe and Mike will be facilitating this meetup using simplified models to help us wrap our minds around some very complex ideas.

 

Meet the Discussion Leaders:

Joe Brtalik - Originally from Long Island, New York, Joe attended the Catholic Seminary before serving as a Communications Specialist in the Navy and then working in Executive Leadership for Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Joe received his Organization Leadership and Development training under Peter Senge and Fred Kofman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and built a consulting practice which led transformational change and leadership development initiatives throughout the country at such organizations as IBM, General Motors, and Johnson & Johnson. Additionally, Joe has been a successful restaurateur (with his two sons), written articles for multiple publications on the topics of leadership, groups, and teams, and participated in the Institute for the Healing of Racism. Joe lives with his wife near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and has three children and seven grandchildren.

Mike TravisanoMike grew up in central Pennsylvania and received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Penn State University. He started his career in technology and business in Boston, and eventually moved back to central Pennsylvania, where in addition to working with IBM, he partnered with Joe Brtalik delivering organizational development training. Recently, Mike completed a four-year mission as an officer for the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome, Italy, whose goal is to eradicate rural poverty and hunger. Additionally, Mike had the pleasure to work with alanwatts.org on their project to collect, curate, and summarize the late philosopher's recorded lectures on topics such as Zen, Taoism, communications, and technology. Mike is also performing musician and composer and has released two albums of solo piano music as well as solo compositions for guitar. Mike lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, son, and funny little dog.

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 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 3, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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.

 


Monday, June 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

A Universe of Stories - June 3 - August 11

Join us at Fredricksen for another great summer of reading, learning and events for adults, children and teens. It's easy to do!  If you register between June 3 and June 16 for Summer Reading and/or register for a new library card, you will be eligible to win a fun summer prize such as family pool memberships, an iPad Mini and more!  Watch for more details!

 


Monday, June 3, 2019 - 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.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's brief but poignant book was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C. S. Lewis's wife. Writing A Grief Observed as "a defense against total collapse, a safety valve," he came to recognize that "bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love."  You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins May 1. Ages 18 and older, please.  Find the book in our catalog here.  

 


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 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.

 


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join us for Moving Forward, a book discussion series geared towards those who have suffered a loss or tragedy and could use an infusion of hope. In cooperation with Hospice of Central PA, we will be reading books focusing on the redemptive power of the human spirit. June’s choice is The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg, a beautiful, life-affirming novel about a remarkably loving man who creates for himself and others second chances at happiness. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins May 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary. *No class July 4.

 


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:00am

11 am – 1 pm Upper level, near the Reference Desk

New for 2019! We are pleased to announce that UPMC Pinnacle is now partnering with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings the first and third Thursday of every month (Due to Independence Day, July's will be held 7/11 & 7/18). For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Community 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.  *No class July 4

 


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary. *No class July 4

 


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 7, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, June 7, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 7, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, in the Small meeting Room, Lower Level

Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but wished it was less time-consuming? Here is your chance to try the Index Card Role Playing Game(ICRPG). Join us on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month while we play in this new format. The game play is shorter and more interactive,  the rules are simpler, there is minimal math involved, and it’s still a great time gaming together! Perfect for first-timers or gamers  with busy schedules, come give it a try as RPG expert/Game Master, Jon Langer, leads you through an evening of tabletop gaming.  Ages 18 and older, please. Registration for June sessions begins May 1 – limited seating!

 


Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Outdoors, weather permitting

Here's a chance to share what you have in abundance and find something new for your garden! Bring as many plants as you would like to take home. (If you bring two plants, you may take two home.) Plants should be divided in advance and in containers. Plants should be labeled with their name if possible, and the type of conditions they grow best in (shade, sun, etc.). No invasive plants, please. We will have Master Gardeners on site to help categorize and answer questions. No registration necessary.


Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Whether it's pet rocks, acid-washed jeans, toga parties, the Harlem Shake or the latest social media challenge, we've all lived through some interesting fads. So which fads were your favorite and what do you know about the ones you didn't live through at all? Show off you knowledge because now's your time to shine at trivia night!  The doors at the library are closed and the glasses are empty, so make sure to bring your favorite drink along. We’ll provide popcorn, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes! Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Trivia fun! Free-will donation will be taken. Teams can be 1 - 6 people. Ages 21 & up. Registration begins May 1.


Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Outside on the Lawn Rain or Shine!  (All activities will move indoors if necessary.)

Kickoff this space-themed summer by traveling a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. That's right! Grab your favorite droid and join the 501st Legion here with Star Wars Stormtroopers (1 pm -3 pm), as well as some more Star Wars characters (1 pm – 3 pm) from The Enchanted Teapot. Some you love to love and some you love to hate, but they'll all pose for a great photo opportunity with you! After you get your fill of Star Wars characters, join us for a mini-concert with one-man-band Nick Disanto (3 pm - 3:45 pm).

 

We’ll also have Face Painting by Whitney at special discount prices, Fun with Bubbles, Children's Crafts, Activities just for teens including a Selfie Scavenger Hunt, FREE Cupcakes, FREE Popcorn, Raffles and more!

 


Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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.

 


Monday, June 10, 2019 - 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, June 11, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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, June 11, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the BCC Hub

Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! Registration is open.

 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 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, June 13, 2019 - 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. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary. *No class July 4.

 


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Community 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Outdoors 

Summer just isn't summer without our annual Concert on the Lawn with Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra. Join us for 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! (Rain date: Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm) No registration necessary. Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

 


Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, June 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  As part of celebrating A Universe of Stories this summer, join us for the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Rated PG. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 

 


Friday, June 14, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 14, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  As part of celebrating A Universe of Stories this summer, join us for the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Rated PG. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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.

 


Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the BCC Classroom

Do you think that you don’t make enough money to save for retirement right now? If you are saving and investing, do you think you are saving and investing enough? Think again—the PA Dept. of Banking and Securities will be delivering an informative workshop on saving for retirement at YOUR stage of life, no matter where you fall on the retirement timeline.  Registration is open.

 


Monday, June 17, 2019 - 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.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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, June 18, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 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, June 18, 2019 - 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. This June join Master Gardener, Ed Dix, as he reviews a selection of native shrub species and how they benefit pollinators and their larvae with a focus on plant species for the home landscape that are locally available from commercial nursery sources. Workshops are $5.00 each. Please register by calling 1-877-345-0691. Walk-ins are accepted if space is available.

In partnership with the Master Gardeners, this year's series will meet the third Tuesday of every month through October.  

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary. *No class July 4.

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am

11 am – 1 pm Upper level, near the Reference Desk

New for 2019! We are pleased to announce that UPMC Pinnacle is now partnering with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings the first and third Thursday of every month (Due to Independence Day, July's will be held 7/11 & 7/18). For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Community 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.  *No class July 4

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary. *No class July 4

 


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, in the Small meeting Room, Lower Level

Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but wished it was less time-consuming? Here is your chance to try the Index Card Role Playing Game(ICRPG). Join us on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month while we play in this new format. The game play is shorter and more interactive,  the rules are simpler, there is minimal math involved, and it’s still a great time gaming together! Perfect for first-timers or gamers  with busy schedules, come give it a try as RPG expert/Game Master, Jon Langer, leads you through an evening of tabletop gaming.  Ages 18 and older, please. Registration for June sessions begins May 1 – limited seating!

 


Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 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 some new porch décor for Summer! We'll have options for different projects, so keep an eye out for examples!  Basic supplies provided by the library. $7.50 per person, ages 16 and older. Register in person, on the phone or online here beginning May 1.

 


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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.

 


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes this month's choice, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of the respected author C.S, Lewis, and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for C.S Lewis gave them both voices they didn’t know they had. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins May 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Outdoors 

Join us as the West Shore Symphony Orchestra delights us, once again, with some great light classical works as well as the hits of Hollywood and Broadway.  Bring a chair and a picnic and enjoy!  (Rain date: Tuesday, June 25)  Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

Program: Theme from 007(Custer) ~ Magnificent 7(E Bernstein/Phillippe) ~ Best of Billy Joel (Joel/Sayre) ~ City (JoshuaDavis) ~ Highlights from Show Boat(Kern/Bourdon) ~ Victory at Sea (Rogers/Bennett) ~ 76 Trombone s(Wilson/Ricketts) ~ Armed Forces Salute ~ Star Spangled Banner ~ Stars & Stripes

 

 


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00am

Spring Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (May 6 - June 25)

10:00 am – 12:00 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, June 25, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 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, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the BCC Hub

Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! Registration is open.

 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 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. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary. *No class July 4.

 


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Community 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 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, and Russian 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. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we now offer 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, June 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM SCOTLAND:  Frankie does not know his father because his mother, Lizzie,  ran away from the abusive lout when Frankie was just a baby. Instead of telling the truth to her deaf son, she concocts an elaborate lie, telling him that his father is a merchant seaman on the MS Accra. She even writes letters for Frankie posing as his father. But when the actual MS Accra docks in their small Scottish town, Lizzie quickly needs to find a fake father for Frankie. Rated PG-13. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM SCOTLAND:  Frankie does not know his father because his mother, Lizzie,  ran away from the abusive lout when Frankie was just a baby. Instead of telling the truth to her deaf son, she concocts an elaborate lie, telling him that his father is a merchant seaman on the MS Accra. She even writes letters for Frankie posing as his father. But when the actual MS Accra docks in their small Scottish town, Lizzie quickly needs to find a fake father for Frankie. Rated PG-13. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 8:30am

**DUE TO DATE CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL, THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED**

Join us as we partner with Susquehanna Folk (sfmsfolk.org) and travel (rain or shine) to the stunning Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is social power of music, with programs featuring Benin, Brazil, and more. Musicians, dancers, instrument makers, and other cultural practitioners will engage visitors through daily workshops, master classes, panel discussions, and performances.  The public will be welcome to play instruments, join pop-up choirs, participate in social dances, and share stories about the ways in which music connects them to each other and to the larger world. Cost is $45/person.  Registration begins April 1.  For more information about the festival, visit https://festival.si.edu/

 


Monday, July 1, 2019 - 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 June 1.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's choice is J.D. Salinger's classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion, The Catcher in the Rye. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins May 1. Ages 18 and older, please.

 


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 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.

 


Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join us for Moving Forward, a book discussion series geared towards those who have suffered a loss or tragedy and could use an infusion of hope. In cooperation with Hospice of Central PA, we will be reading books focusing on the redemptive power of the human spirit. June’s choice is Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent. When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. As their friendship forms, can they fill in the gaps in each other's life? You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins May 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


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