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
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 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 on 2/17 and 3/17.


Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:30am

9:30 am – 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day, take time to gather together. Drop in anytime during the program to enjoy juice and breakfast snacks. Then take a moment to talk to the neighbors at your table and get to know the people in your community. For ages 0 – 100 with no registration necessary. 


Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, January 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

18 years and up: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

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

Martin Luther King Jr. is an icon of justice, peaceful protest,and civil rights, but he was also so much more. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will hear from Joseph Robinson, president of the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute, who will delve into the layers of who MLK was beyond the surface. Come expecting an engaging, eye-opening, and interactive discussion of Dr. King's life and life's work. Discussion and book-signing follow the presentation. No registration necessary. Two presentations available for differing age groups: 1 pm: 18 years and up, 7 pm: all ages

 

BIO

Mr Robinson is president of the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute, Harrisburg, PA, and author of "7 Leadership Imperatives from a Wild Man" (Judson Press, 2008). He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA, where he previously taught African-American History as an adjunct professor.


Monday, January 21, 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 December 15.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Two Tuesdays, January 22 & 29

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

The year is young and there's no better time than now to get your finances in order! Join Invariant Investment Management, LLC to get 2019 started on the right foot. The two free sessions will cover the basics of financial planning and money management. You will learn how to: become better prepared for retirement, meet financial goals, intelligently invest, and sensibly handle money. Registration begins December 15.

 


Thursday, January 24, 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, January 24, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 


Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Lobby, Lower Level

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


Thursday, January 24, 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, January 24, 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, January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (January 3 – March 7)

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (January 3 - March 7)  

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 December 1.

 


Friday, January 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. Rated PG-13. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. Rated PG-13. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

CANCELED: Language at the Library - Brazilian Portuguese

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Brazilian Portuguese discussion groups are no longer available. If you have questions, please email jnupponen@ccpa.net. Thank you.


Sunday, January 27, 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 beautiful book page crafts. 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 online, in person or via phone beginning December 15.

 


Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, January 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month's choice begins when Isabel meets Edward. Both are at a crossroads, but as they eventually meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, no matter how messy that proves to be. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Find the book in our catalog. Registration begins November 1.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, January 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

Two Tuesdays, January 22 & 29

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

The year is young and there's no better time than now to get your finances in order! Join Invariant Investment Management, LLC to get 2019 started on the right foot. The two free sessions will cover the basics of financial planning and money management. You will learn how to: become better prepared for retirement, meet financial goals, intelligently invest, and sensibly handle money. Registration begins December 15.

 


Thursday, January 31, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 


Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Lobby, Lower Level

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


Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (January 3 – March 7)

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (January 3 - March 7)  

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 December 1.

 


Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

February 1 (1st and 3rd Fridays of each month)

6:00pm – 9:00pm, 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 February sessions begins 1/2 – limited seating!

 

 


Saturday, February 2, 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!

 


Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy Speaker Series, we welcome highly-acclaimed Abraham Lincoln aficionado and actor, James Hayney as President Abraham Lincoln. The sixteenth President will set the record straight, separating fact from fiction. 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, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, February 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday, starting February 4

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

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13). Discussion topics can be found here! Registration now open online.

 


Monday, February 4, 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 January 2.


Tuesday, February 5, 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. Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature. You must read or listen to the book to attend. Find the book in our catalog here. Registration begins November 1.

 


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

We all know that Rosa Parks was one of the most important figures of the civil rights movement, but for most of us, we were merely taught that she refused to give up her seat on the bus one day because she was “tired.” In her 1992 memoir, however, Rosa Parks set the record straight: “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in,” she wrote. Parks had over a decade of activism under her belt before she made her bus stance, and she’d actively struggle for black freedoms for five decades afterwards. Say Burgin of Dickinson College will enlighten us to the longer, more radical life history of Mrs. Rosa Parks. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

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

Join us for our new book discussion series, Moving Forward, 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 and will meet the first Wednesday of the month.

 

February’s choice is Umami by Laia Jufresa - a thoughtful, eccentric, and heart-wrenching interwoven story told from the perspective of neighbors living in a mews of five houses in Mexico City. Umami tells the stories of characters who are dealing with mortality, abandonment, and loss. Jufresa crafts a story with warmth and tenderness but also gives insight to the uncanny human talent of engaging in cruel and awkward behavior. Some of the stories told are playful and light, others are tragic. Umami is quirky, insightful, and ultimately tells the stories of humans coping with living next to one another in order to feel less isolated and alone. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration for our February session begins January 2. Ages 18 and older, please.

(Save the date: March 6 – Option B by Cheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant)  


Thursday, February 7, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 


Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Lobby, Lower Level

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


Thursday, February 7, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 7, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (January 3 – March 7)

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (January 3 - March 7)  

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, February 7, 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 for February’s meetup begins January 2.

 

February's Topic:  Who (or what) is right? ...How do I know?

No matter what our individual "Save the World" goal might be (climate change, divisive politics, security, economics, etc.), our ability to effectively influence change is only as good as our ability to communicate our ideas (and understand others' ideas).

In January’s meetup we explored how we come to know what we know and talked through a communications model that helps us to define what makes a fact a fact and makes an opinion (our assessment of the fact) an opinion. For February’s meeting, we’ll briefly review this material again and then build on it with a discussion centered around:

·        Am I balancing my conversations by listening carefully to understand others who disagree with me? (And what’s the right balance?)

·        Am I able to listen with empathy to someone whose opinions oppose mine, and what if they’re right? (Do I have the capacity for my mind to be changed?)

·        Do I receive feedback from other people and respond to it effectively, or do I just ignore it? (And how do I decide who to listen to?)

As before, Joe and Mike will facilitate the discussion using simplified models to help us make sense of some very complicated processes.

 

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.

 

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM ISRAEL:  At 32, Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off the wedding with only a month's notice. Unwilling to return to her lonely life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. Rated PG. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM ISRAEL:  At 32, Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off the wedding with only a month's notice. Unwilling to return to her lonely life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. Rated PG. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

For your entertainment, KJO’s Two-Beat Dames will be performing music from the 1920s and Dixieland! They have played all over the Central PA area at venues such as The Hotel Hershey, The Emerald Foundation, The Gas House Dance Hall, Swing Kat Entertainment, Tellus360, The Carlisle Vault and Dardanella’s Great Gatsby Lawn Party! They have also played at fundraisers for The MS Society, Gettysburg Community Theatre, The Emerald Foundation, The Woodrow Wilson Association, Adams County Rescue Mission, H.O.P.E., and the Cumberland County Historical Society. We hope you have a hotsy-totsy time!


Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Come and be part of our monthly trivia nights right here in the middle of the library. Maybe you drink it, cook with it, bake with it and enjoy it, but what do you really know about spirits and libations? Let's find out! The doors 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! Ages 21 & up. Registration begins January 2.


Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

Presidents’ Day is almost here, but what about the First Ladies? Did you know that - unlike most women in Virginia in the early 1700s - Martha Washington learned to read and write? Martha also stayed at George Washington’s winter encampments throughout much of the Revolutionary War! Join Alisa Dupuy from Ladies of History with her first-person portrayal of Martha Dandridge Curtis Washington. She will wow you with insider knowledge of this intricate and formidable first lady. No registration necessary.


Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, February 11, 2019 - 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 Jan. 2.

 

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


Monday, February 11, 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. Register online now.

 


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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.

 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:00am

2nd Wednesday of each month (Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8)

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

Join this monthly group as we explore the best American and English short stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from The Oxford Book of English Short Stories. One-time fee of $20 for materials. Registration begins August 15.


Thursday, February 14, 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 14, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Lobby, Lower Level

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


Thursday, February 14, 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (January 3 – March 7)

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (January 3 - March 7)  

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 December 1.

 


Friday, February 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

February 15, 2019 (1st and 3rd Fridays of each month)

6:00pm – 9:00pm, 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 February sessions begins 1/2 – limited seating!

 

 


Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 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 on 2/17 and 3/17.


Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, February 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday, starting February 4

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

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13). Discussion topics can be found here! Registration now open online.

 


Monday, February 18, 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 January 15.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, February 19, 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.  Join us for a preview of the workshops to be presented on the third Tuesday of every month from March through October of this year. Learn about events to be held at the Adams Ricci Park Butterfly Garden and get answers to gardening questions. Free. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required. 

 


Thursday, February 21, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 


Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Lobby, Lower Level

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


Thursday, February 21, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 21, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (January 3 – March 7)

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (January 3 - March 7)  

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 December 1.

 


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films in the Community Room, Lower Level

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films*  

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films*

Come back on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

*Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission.

No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films in the Community Room, Lower Level

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films*  

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films*

Come back on Saturday, February 23. from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

*Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission.

No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

CANCELED: Language at the Library - Brazilian Portuguese

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Brazilian Portuguese discussion groups are no longer available. If you have questions, please email jnupponen@ccpa.net. Thank you.


Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films*  

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films*

Come back on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

*Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission.

No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, February 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month's choice offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Find the book in our catalog here. Registration begins November 1.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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.

 


Thursday, February 28, 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 28, 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, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Lobby, Lower Level

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


Thursday, February 28, 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. French, German, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.


Thursday, February 28, 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, February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (January 3 – March 7)

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 December 1.

 


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (January 3 - March 7)  

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 December 1.

 


Friday, March 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

March 1, 2019 (1st and 3rd Fridays of each month)

6:00pm – 9:00pm, 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 March sessions begins 2/1 – limited seating!

 

 


Saturday, March 2, 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, March 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, March 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Eight sessions: every other Monday, starting February 4

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

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts.

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13). Discussion topics can be found here! Registration now open online.

 


Monday, March 4, 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 February 1.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (January 7 – April 16)

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, March 5, 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, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, changed the way people looked at war and became an instant American classic. You must read or listen to the book to attend. Registration begins February 1.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

For decades tourists have flocked to the Smithsonian to see the gowns of our First Ladies.  Our understanding of their role has evolved and there is greater appreciation of their contributions as hostess, policy advocate, political campaigner, and more.  Join The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Dr. Carol Nechemias as we learn more about the First Ladies'  place in history and some little-known aspects about their lives. No registration necessary.

 


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

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

Join us for our new book discussion series, Moving Forward, 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.

 

March’s choice is Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Cheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration for our March session begins February 1. Ages 18 and older, please.

 


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