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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September 11, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

September 19 through September 22

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room

Thursday, September 19 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale for Friends Members!

Friday, September 20 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, September 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE!


Support your library at the Friends Spring Book & Media Sale. You can get an early look at our sale items on Thursday, September 19 from 2 to 7 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. Join the Friends and attend! The membership brochure is downloadable from our website. A limited number of children’s books will be sold in the Atrium and open to the public Thursday through Sunday during the same hours.

The public sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and includes dvds, other media, cds, puzzles and games, parent and teacher materials, children’s, teens, and adult books as well as a special table featuring coffee table books and interesting collectible editions. Prices range from 50 cents to $2 or $3 for hardback copies. Hours for the sale are: Friday 9 a to 8:30 p, Saturday 1 p to 5 p, and Sunday 1 p to 4 p. Sunday is the BAG SALE – 2 bags for $10.00! ($10.00 minimum) Come and stock up on your reading, viewing, and listening needs for the fall!


Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Sunday, September 22 from 1 pm - 5 pm

Get ready for a unique experience and plan to join the library on Sunday, September 22, from 1 pm - 5pm for In Good Taste, a chance to tour distinctive kitchens in ten local homes, meet and greet local designers, and taste delicious samples from the menus of local restaurants, caterers and chefs.

Tickets are $40 each, or two for $75, and are on sale now.  BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE.

  

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Summer Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (August 5 - September 24)

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, September 23, 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. From the bestselling author of The Book Thief comes the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Find it in our catalog here. Registration begins August  1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am

Summer Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (August 5 - September 24)

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, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 1 - 29 (no class Oct. 8)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

 

Join author Catherine Jordan as she guides you through building a creative writing portfolio. Classes will focus on short stories and will include a reader critique, with each piece geared toward themes designed to strengthen skills such as POV, tension, pacing, and character. All participants will need to have email access. Registration for new students begins August  1- please register by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration begins for returning students on August 15.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Business and Career Center, Upper Level

Fredricksen Library staff will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and editing documents, whether using Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner document creation and editing skills will be covered. Register online.

 

 


Thursday, September 26, 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. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 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 classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level 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, 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 classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

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. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

5:00 pm - 6:00 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 now open.

 

 


Thursday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

6:30 pm - 7:30 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).  


Thursday, September 26, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM FRANCE:  Time and romantic attraction threaten to sour a family relationship in this drama from writer and director Claire Denis. Lionel is a middle-aged widower who shares an apartment with his twenty-something daughter, Joséphine. Lionel's on-and-off girlfriend Gabrielle and their footloose friend Noé live in the same building, and together the four have fallen into a casual family relationship. When Joséphine's friendship with Noé begins to evolve into a romantic relationship, however, Lionel becomes increasingly irritated. This slow-moving French family drama is rich, complex, subtle and emotionally eloquent. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM FRANCE:  Time and romantic attraction threaten to sour a family relationship in this drama from writer and director Claire Denis. Lionel is a middle-aged widower who shares an apartment with his twenty-something daughter, Joséphine. Lionel's on-and-off girlfriend Gabrielle and their footloose friend Noé live in the same building, and together the four have fallen into a casual family relationship. When Joséphine's friendship with Noé begins to evolve into a romantic relationship, however, Lionel becomes increasingly irritated. This slow-moving French family drama is rich, complex, subtle and emotionally eloquent. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

Come join the Ladies of DIY, professional crafters, as they lead you through making some new décor for Fall! 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 by phone, in the library or online here beginning August 15.


Tuesday, October 1, 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 Halloween-worthy classic by Robert Louis Stevenson is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Find it in our catalog here. Registration begins August 1. Ages 18 and older, please.   

 


Tuesday, October 1, 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, October 1, 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, October 1, 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, October 1, 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, October 1, 2019 - 6:30pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 1 - 29 (no class Oct. 8)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

 

Join author Catherine Jordan as she guides you through building a creative writing portfolio. Classes will focus on short stories and will include a reader critique, with each piece geared toward themes designed to strengthen skills such as POV, tension, pacing, and character. All participants will need to have email access. Registration for new students begins August  1- please register by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration begins for returning students on August 15.


Wednesday, October 2, 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. Meet the autho r, Kim Kluxen Meredith, as we discuss October’s choice - the inspiring story of how a young mother overcame the tragic loss of her husband by listening to the guiding whispers within her. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins August 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Thursday, October 3, 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 classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:00am

First and Third Thursdays

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


UPMC Pinnacle is now partnering with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings the first and third Thursday of every month. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level 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, 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 classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, October 3, 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 classes September 19 .

 


Thursday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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, October 3, 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 classes September 19.

 


Thursday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber 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 and 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 October meetup begins September 1.


Friday, October 4, 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, October 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 would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, October 4, 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 Friday 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 14 and older, please. Registration begins September 1 – limited seating!


Saturday, October 5, 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, October 7, 2019 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm - 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 September 1. 


Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 8, 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, October 8, 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, October 8, 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, October 8, 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.

 


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00am

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

This monthly group is a continuation of the Spring program and explores the best English short stories. This program is FULL.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (appointments every 30 minutes) in the Business and Career Center, Upper Level

An HR professional will be available for individual 30-minute appointments to share tips and walk through a mock interview with individuals who would like to improve their interviewing skills. Pre-registration is necessary, and interview candidate must provide the industry/profession for which preparation is requested. Register online for a 30 minute session.

2:00 pm - Register here

2:30 pm - Register here

3:00 pm - Register here

3:30 pm - Register here

 


Thursday, October 10, 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. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, October 10, 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 classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level 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, 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 classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2019 - 12:30pm

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. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.


Thursday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.

 


Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

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

Canning, freezing, and drying are preservation methods that allow you to enjoy the fruits of your hunt all year long. While these methods of home food preservation have existed for centuries, we have learned a lot about the science behind these practices in recent years. Join Andy Hirneisen from Penn State's Department of Food Science and learn: the basics of using a pressure canner to can meat, curing and smoking game meat safely, best practices to ensure top quality frozen meat, drying meat safely, troubleshooting problems when making jerky, and more!  $8.00 per person. Register online.  

 


Thursday, October 10, 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, October 11, 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, October 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 would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, October 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM FRANCE:  Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR's friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences. Rated PG. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM FRANCE:  Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR's friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences. Rated PG. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

From the newest version of IT to the new Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s work is everywhere these days and we are SO here for it! Spend a spooky night testing your knowledge on everything from his time-tested oldies like Stand by Me to his newer works like Under the Dome.  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. Register here beginning September 1.

 


Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, October 14, 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 September 1. 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, October 14, 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, October 15, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, October 15, 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, October 15, 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, October 15, 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, October 15, 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, October 15, 2019 - 6:30pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 1 - 29 (no class Oct. 8)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

 

Join author Catherine Jordan as she guides you through building a creative writing portfolio. Classes will focus on short stories and will include a reader critique, with each piece geared toward themes designed to strengthen skills such as POV, tension, pacing, and character. All participants will need to have email access. Registration for new students begins August  1- please register by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration begins for returning students on August 15.


Tuesday, October 15, 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. Join Master Gardener, Lois Kriens, and learn about the harmful effects of storm water runoff followed by tips and techniques of what you can do around your home landscape to reduce the negative impacts. Workshops are $5.00 each. Please register by calling 1-877-345-0691. Walk-ins are accepted if space is available. 


Thursday, October 17, 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 classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00am

First and Third Thursdays

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


UPMC Pinnacle is now partnering with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings the first and third Thursday of every month. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level 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, 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 classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, October 17, 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 classes September 19 .

 


Thursday, October 17, 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, October 17, 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, October 17, 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 classes September 19.

 


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.


Thursday, October 17, 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, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.

 


Thursday, October 17, 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, October 18, 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, October 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 would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Business and Career Center, Upper Level

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…join us for an informative workshop on saving for retirement at YOUR stage of life, no matter where you fall on the retirement timeline. Program facilitated by the PA Dept. of Banking and Security. Register online.


Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm - 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 September 1. 


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 1 - 29 (no class Oct. 8)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

 

Join author Catherine Jordan as she guides you through building a creative writing portfolio. Classes will focus on short stories and will include a reader critique, with each piece geared toward themes designed to strengthen skills such as POV, tension, pacing, and character. All participants will need to have email access. Registration for new students begins August  1- please register by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration begins for returning students on August 15.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join local favorite, Steven Runkle, as he chronicles the most critical year of the American Revolutionary War, from July 1777 through June 1778.  In England, the British government planned a three-pronged attack to cut the rebellious New England colonies off from the rest.  However in New York City, Lord Howe had his own plan to capture the colonial capital of Philadelphia.  On September 26, 1777, the British and Hessians captured Philadelphia, with the Continental Congress fleeing across the Susquehanna River to York, Pennsylvania.  George Washington’s army spent the winter suffering at Valley Forge.  In addition to the two Howe brothers and George Washington, you’ll also learn more about 19-year old Marquis de Lafayette, Benedict Arnold, Baron von Steuben, and Carlisle’s own Molly Pitcher.  No registration needed.

 


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Business and Career Center, Upper Level

Fredricksen Library staff will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner spreadsheet creation and formula skills will be covered. Register online.


Thursday, October 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. 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 classes November 28.

 


Thursday, October 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, 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 classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level 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, 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 classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

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. *No classes November 28.

 


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

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.


Thursday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.

 


Thursday, October 24, 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, October 25, 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, October 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 would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema. Rated R. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

FROM THE USA:  The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema. Rated R. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, October 28, 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. Raised without any formal education and completely removed from modern society, Tara Westover eventually had to educate herself. This is her tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties - a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Find the book in our catalog here. Registration begins August 1. Ages 18 and older, please.

 


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 1 - 29 (no class Oct. 8)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

 

Join author Catherine Jordan as she guides you through building a creative writing portfolio. Classes will focus on short stories and will include a reader critique, with each piece geared toward themes designed to strengthen skills such as POV, tension, pacing, and character. All participants will need to have email access. Registration for new students begins August  1- please register by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration begins for returning students on August 15.


Thursday, October 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, 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 classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level 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, 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 classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, October 31, 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, October 31, 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, October 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.


Thursday, October 31, 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, October 31, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, October 10 – December 19

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 September 1.

 


Thursday, October 31, 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, November 1, 2019 - 9:00am

Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 14

Preview starts October 25, auction goes live November 1, closes on November 14; Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 are pick up days. 


Friday, November 1, 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, November 1, 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, November 1, 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 Friday 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 14 and older, please. Registration begins October 1 – limited seating!


Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00am

Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 14

Preview starts October 25, auction goes live November 1, closes on November 14; Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 are pick up days. 


Saturday, November 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, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Watch for details coming soon!


Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 9:00am

Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 14

Preview starts October 25, auction goes live November 1, closes on November 14; Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 are pick up days. 


Monday, November 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 14

Preview starts October 25, auction goes live November 1, closes on November 14; Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 are pick up days. 


Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, November 4, 2019 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm - 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 October 1. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 9:00am

Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 14

Preview starts October 25, auction goes live November 1, closes on November 14; Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 are pick up days. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Fall Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 14 – December 17)

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, November 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, discover the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy in Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins August  1. Ages 18 and older, please. 


Tuesday, November 5, 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, November 5, 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, November 5, 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, November 5, 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.

 


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:00am

Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 14

Preview starts October 25, auction goes live November 1, closes on November 14; Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17 are pick up days. 


Wednesday, November 6, 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. Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time. The heart of her work on her national public radio program and podcast, On Being, has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Find the book in our catalog here. Registration begins August 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Business and Career Center, Upper Level

Fredricksen Library staff will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner spreadsheet creation and formula skills will be covered. Register online.


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