Adult Events @Fredricksen

Device Advice

By Appointment only

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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January 30, 2017
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Outdoors or Inside: Rain or Shine!

Early in the 60s, America's music was changed forever by what we now call the British Invasion. In 2018 it's time to relive the craze that swept the nation led by none other than Shea Quinn & Friends! From Beatlemania to the Rolling Stones, The Kinks to The Who, and all the one-hit wonders in between, you're sure to have a night of great British fun! No registration necessary. 


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 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, July 26, 2018 - 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, July 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, 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, July 26, 2018 - 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.


Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM SWEDEN: Be drawn into the world of a woman whose most uplifting moments are always balanced by tragedy, and whose joy is constantly offset by sorrow. Don’t miss this eccentric but highly entertaining and unforgettable work. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM SWEDEN: Be drawn into the world of a woman whose most uplifting moments are always balanced by tragedy, and whose joy is constantly offset by sorrow. Don’t miss this eccentric but highly entertaining and unforgettable work. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 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, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 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, August 2, 2018 - 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, August 2, 2018 - 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, August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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. 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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Sing your heart out to your favorite films! Costumes are encouraged but not required. We'll provide the popcorn, you bring any other snacks or drinks to keep you singing! We've got a few surprises up our sleeves. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

More Sing Alongs - Friday, August 17:  2 pm - Moana


Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins July 1.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot sets out to solve the murder of an American businessman aboard the luxury train, the Orient Express.You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins May 1.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 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, August 9, 2018 - 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, August 9, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, 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, August 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm Outdoors, weather permitting

7:00 pm Concert

We are ending our summer programming with a bang this year! This is one evening you do not want to miss as we dance the night away with the ever-popular Janelle Verones Band! Performing the best hits of today and yesteryear, Janelle and her band will remind us that Libraries ROCK! In addition, we’ll have some fun summer activities before the concert! We're going to have a great time, so don't miss this exciting end to our summer celebration! (Rain location: inside) No registration necessary. Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

Beginning at 4:00pm we’ll have:

 

·         Food trucks (including Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine)

·         Raffle prizes (including Hershey Park Tickets and Longwood Gardens Tickets)

·         Bubbles, Bubbles and more Bubbles!

·         Backyard Games (corn hole, ring toss and more!)

·         Crafts for the Kiddos

·         A Selfie Station

·         Just for Teens: Blackout Poetry

·         Just for Teens: Painting Party

·         Sidewalk Chalk Games and Challenges

·         A Misting Tent to Cool Off

Special Events:

4:00pm – 5:00pm           All-ages Drum Circle with Yvonne Sadowy!

There’s nothing quite like a drum circle to bring together people of all ages. Pound the stress away, tap a happy beat or dance your heart out!  Bring a drum or rhythm instrument if you have one. Some will be available on site. No registration necessary.         

4:00pm – 5:30pm           Touch-A-Truck is Back!

Fire trucks and police cars will always widen the eyes of the little ones, but having a chance to climb on board will be a moment they never forget! No registration necessary.    

4:30pm – 6:30pm           Disney Princesses at the Library!

Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to catch Jasmine, Ariel and Belle roaming through the stacks!

5:00pm – 6:30pm           Family-friendly Disney movie sing-along

Will it be Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast or The Little Mermaid? Find our Facebook event and vote for your choice of sing-along movie! No registration necessary.   

6:15pm – 6:45pm           All-ages Dance Party

Now that you’ve loaded up on all that food truck deliciousness, come over and dance with us as we do the Cha Cha Slide, the YMCA, The Cupid Shuffle and more! No registration necessary.          

7:00pm – 8:30pm           The Janelle Verones Band LIVE!!!

 


Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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. 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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM NEW ZEALAND: Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and his cantankerous uncle go on the run. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must overcome their differences to survive. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, this is one not to be missed! Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, August 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM NEW ZEALAND: Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and his cantankerous uncle go on the run. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must overcome their differences to survive. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, this is one not to be missed! Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Are you Crazy in Love with music from the 2000s? We may have 99 Problems, but it's a Beautiful Day when we have trivia at the library. 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 Music of the 2000s Trivia fun! Ages 21 & up. Click here to register online beginning July 1. 

  • Teams can be up to 6 people.
  • Only 1 person per team needs to register, but please note the size of your team.
  • If you do not have a team, come on your own and join another team!

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

 


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:30am

Third Thursdays  

9:30 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

Geisinger Holy Spirit has partnered with Fredricksen Library to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. For your convenience, three parking spaces are reserved near the main entrance.

 


Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 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, August 16, 2018 - 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, August 16, 2018 - 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, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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. 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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

Sing your heart out to your favorite films! Costumes are encouraged but not required. We'll provide the popcorn, you bring any other snacks or drinks to keep you singing! We've got a few surprises up our sleeves. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

 


Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:45pm

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins July 15.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets, the ferocious pull of motherhood, and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster.You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Registration begins May 1.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Join the Cumberland County Master Gardeners and learn how to create a garden that provides the resources to sustain butterflies from generation to generation. Topics include host and nectar plants, important design tips, and recommended gardening practices. The Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden will be used as a best practices case study: $5.00. Registration is now open at https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-butterfly-gardening

More topics offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Registration for all programs is now open. To Register Contact: Penn State Extension, Cumberland County 1-877-345-0691.

 


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 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, August 23, 2018 - 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, August 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, 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, August 23, 2018 - 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, August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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. 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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM EGYPT: A band composed of members of the Egyptian police force heads to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town, leading to both a clever, subtle slice-of-life comedy, and poignant cross-cultural exploration. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM EGYPT: A band composed of members of the Egyptian police force heads to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town, leading to both a clever, subtle slice-of-life comedy, and poignant cross-cultural exploration. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.


Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 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, August 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Entryway, Upper Level

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday evening (May – August). The Master Gardeners from Penn State Cooperative Extension will be there eagerly waiting to solve your gardening mysteries and help you to have the best garden possible! No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 28

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

Summer may be ending, but a tick's work is never done.  In fact, late August and September are almost as active as May for Lyme Disease. PA has led the nation in new cases, but don't let the ticks win! Tick-borne infections are preventable and awareness is the first step. Learn how to prevent tick bites and Lyme & tick-borne diseases from expert Jacquelyn Zulli of the PA Lyme Resource Network. Q & A to follow. No registration necessary.


Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 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, August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 2 - October 4) 

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. 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: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 7:30am
Join us as we travel to Washington D.C. for the annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress or for a Day on Your Own.
 
Our bus will stop at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Book Festival as well as the National Mall for those that wish to explore D.C. on their own.  
 
The National Book Festival gives you an opportunity to meet with famous authors, mingle with other readers and writers and find out more about literary events and services. More information and a list of participating authors is available at www.loc.gov/bookfest/ 
 
Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation from Camp Hill, bagged continental breakfast served en route to Washington, D.C., free time to explore Washington D.C. and the National Book Festival, and gratuity for bus driver. The bus departs from the Camp Hill Radisson's parking lot at 7:30am.  On the way home, we will make a stop for dinner on your own. We will return by 9:30pm.  Cost: $45.00 per person. Register at the library, on the phone or online here beginning July 1! 

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month to accept donations of books and media for their Book & Media Sales.  To drop off donations, please park in the lower parking lot nearest to the sidewalk.  Donations at all other times can be made at the Reference Desk whenever the Library is open.  Thank you for thinking of the Friends when you have extra books!

 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer/Fall Session: Mondays and Tuesdays, (July 9 - October 9)

10 am – 12 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. Register at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. A subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, Mansfield Park is one of Jane Austen's most profound works.  You must read or listen to the book to attend. Registration begins August 1.

 


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