Children's Events @ Fredricksen

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program will help prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten.  With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, parents are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to read.   

Stop by the Children's Desk to register for the program and learn more!   

Visit https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/ for more information. 


 

Page Updated: 

September 11, 2019

Happening Today

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 26 - September 30 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:15am

Mondays from 10:15 am - 10:30 am, August 26 through September 30 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Toddlers – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age 2 with an adult.

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Monday, September 23 OR Wednesday, September 25

12 pm – 1 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

This event will be filled with stories, songs, and activities to correspond to the theme! Children should bring a bagged lunch and the library will provide a sweet treat. Registration is required and begins September 11. This program is recommended for ages 3 - 6 but younger and/or older siblings may attend.

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, August 26 through September 30 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 4yr old - K with an adult.

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:30am

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 27 - October 1 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:15am

Tuesdays from 10:15 am - 10:30 am, August 27 through October 1 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Toddlers – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age 2 with an adult.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, August 27 through October 1 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 3 year olds with an adult.

 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesdays, September 24, October 22, November 26

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come to the Kunkel Creation Station and learn all about putting an idea on paper, turning it into a 3D model using TinkerCAD, and then bring it to life with our Robo C2 3D printer! NOTE - This class is for children who have completed the beginner level class.  For ages 9-14, register starting two weeks prior to the class.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come make a one of a kind art piece from your own fingerprint! We will observe our fingerprints and make a remarkable, personal collage. For children ages 8 – 12 with registration required beginning Sept. 10.

 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 28 - October 2 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am – 11:00 am in the Children's Library, Lower Level

Join Miss Olga for our special story times in Spanish! For children ages 2 – 6. This story time will be appropriate for those looking for an introduction to Spanish. No fluency is required. Registration begins Aug. 12.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Monday, September 23 OR Wednesday, September 25

12 pm – 1 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

This event will be filled with stories, songs, and activities to correspond to the theme! Children should bring a bagged lunch and the library will provide a sweet treat. Registration is required and begins September 11. This program is recommended for ages 3 - 6 but younger and/or older siblings may attend.

 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Solve a secret poem to "escape the room" by decoding clues in various poetry challenges! For children ages 9 – 12 with registration beginning September 11.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 29 - October 3 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:15am

Thurdays from 10:15 am - 10:30 am, August 29 through October 3 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Toddlers – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age 2 with an adult.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:15pm

Thursdays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, August 29 through October 3 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 3 year olds with an adult.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children's Library, Lower Level

Our Drop-In Story time engages children and their families with literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Feel free to come in your PJs with your favorite stuffed-animal friend! Recommended for ages 3 - 6. No registration necessary.


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 30 through October 4 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 4yr old - K with an adult.


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:15am

10:15 am – 11 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join the library and Ann Fields, registered yoga teacher, for a yoga class designed just for children! This series of classes will explore simple yoga poses, improve balance and flexibility, enhance creativity, and promote self-expression. All while enjoying a special story! Ages 3 - 5, but older and younger siblings are welcome. Registration begins Aug. 23.

 


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:15am

Fridays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, August 30 - October 4 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 26 - September 30 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:15am

Mondays from 10:15 am - 10:30 am, August 26 through September 30 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Toddlers – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age 2 with an adult.

 


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, August 26 through September 30 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 4yr old - K with an adult.

 


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

4 pm - 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

The Kunkel Creation Station (KCS) will serve as an idea lab and creation space for tweens to explore their creativity and cultivate their imaginations in interactive, hands-on ways!  Bring a friend and stop by to tinker with the 3D printer, learn how to code with Sphero, or collaborate on projects with other kids. For ages 9-13. Register by calling 717-761-3900 x 229 The Kunkel Creation Station is located on the lower level in the back of the Pollock Children's Library.


Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:30am

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 27 - October 1 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:15am

Tuesdays from 10:15 am - 10:30 am, August 27 through October 1 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Toddlers – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age 2 with an adult.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, August 27 through October 1 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 3 year olds with an adult.

 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 1 at 4:30 pm OR Thursday October 3 at 5 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station for some spooky STEM activities. Mix potions, create your own ghosts, and navigate the Bee Bots through a haunted house!  For ages 6-8, register starting Sept 17.

 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Anyone can be an artist! Come let your creative side free at this art workshop; channel your intuition and create freely through games and projects! We will be creating two works of art- a field of flowers and a traffic jam. For ages 7 – 12 with registration beginning Sept. 17.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:30am

Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 28 - October 2 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am – 11:00 am in the Children's Library, Lower Level

Join Miss Olga for our special story times in Spanish! For children ages 2 – 6. This story time will be appropriate for those looking for an introduction to Spanish. No fluency is required. Registration begins Aug. 12.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 29 - October 3 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:15am

Thurdays from 10:15 am - 10:30 am, August 29 through October 3 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Toddlers – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age 2 with an adult.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:15pm

Thursdays from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm, August 29 through October 3 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 3 year olds with an adult.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, October 1 at 4:30 pm OR Thursday, October 3 at 5 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station for some spooky STEM activities. Mix potions, create your own ghosts, and navigate the Bee Bots through a haunted house!  For ages 6-8, register starting Sept 17.

 


Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:30am

Fridays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, August 30 through October 4 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration begins Aug. 12 and includes ALL sessions.

Preschool – Stories, songs and fingerplays for 4yr old - K with an adult.


Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:15am

Fridays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, August 30 - October 4 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us for a cozy and entertaining story time for children ages 0-2 and the family members they love. Registration is required and sessions last for six weeks. Registration begins August 12. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

Call the Children's Desk at 717-761-3900 x229 to register for story times.

 


Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

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

Experts from the Harrisburg/West Shore Chess Club will be on hand to assist young chess players and match up competitors with equal skill level. Ages 7-13.  Participants are asked to bring a chess set if possible but not required. No registration required.


Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

The Scientific Method is an important part of ANY science experiment. Learn about it with us in the Kunkel Creation Station by solving the escape room!  For ages 9-12, register starting Sept 22.  Why is this STEM program only offered for girls? There is a massive gender imbalance that persists in STEM-related fields, and it's important that we give girls a chance to learn and thrive in a supporting environment. The Girls in STEM program series @ the Kunkel Creation Station hopes to inspire girls to development and maintain an interest in STEM-related topics and future career fields.

 


Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

4 pm - 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

The Kunkel Creation Station (KCS) will serve as an idea lab and creation space for tweens to explore their creativity and cultivate their imaginations in interactive, hands-on ways!  Bring a friend and stop by to tinker with the 3D printer, learn how to code with Sphero, or collaborate on projects with other kids. For ages 9-13. Register by calling 717-761-3900 x 229 The Kunkel Creation Station is located on the lower level in the back of the Pollock Children's Library.


Monday, October 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Meet someone new in our Biography Club! Explore the life of a famous historical figure through activities and crafts. This fall will focus on people that were the "first" to do something outstanding. This month we discover Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball. For ages 6 – 9 with registration required beginning September 23.


Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Mr. Rogers famously said that “play is really the work of childhood.” Children learn all kinds of important lessons through play, and that includes the STEM concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! Join us for a special STEM themed playtime full of fun and learning! For children ages 3 - 5. Register starting Oct. 2.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesdays, September 10, October 8, November 12

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come to the Kunkel Creation Station and learn all about putting an idea on paper, turning it into a 3D model using TinkerCAD, and then bring it to life with our Robo C2 3D printer! NOTE - This class is for children who are new to Tinkercad. Students who have completed this class can register for our Advanced classes!  For ages 9-14, register starting two weeks prior to the class.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:30pm

Tuesday, October 8 OR 15

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us for a fun evening of games, crafts, and a snack all about emojis! If you love emojis, this is the program for you! Because there is food being served, please let us know about any food allergies when registering. For ages 9 – 12. Registration beings two weeks prior to the session.

 


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:15am

10:15 am to 10:45 am in the Children's Library, Lower Level

Offered by Amanda Hartsock.  Check back for details! For ages 0-2.  Register starting Sept. 25.

 

 


Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children's Library, Lower Level

Our Drop-In Story time engages children and their families with literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Feel free to come in your PJs with your favorite stuffed-animal friend! Recommended for ages 3 - 6. No registration necessary.


Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! Our program will be geared towards 3 and 4-year-olds, but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Everyone will sing and dance and wiggle together! Our featured instrument will be BOOMWHACKERS! Don’t know what a boomwhacker is? Come and find out! *If a child wants an instrument then please register, if not (babies), they do not need to register but are welcome to attend.

Registration for each session is required and begins Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11


Monday, October 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Mr. Rogers famously said that “play is really the work of childhood.” Children learn all kinds of important lessons through play, and that includes the STEM concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! Join us for a special STEM themed playtime full of fun and learning! For children ages 3 - 5. Register starting Oct. 2.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 15 at 4:30 pm OR Tuesday October 29 at 4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station for some spooky STEM storytelling. Work in groups to create a creepy character and use a Makey Makey to code them to talk. For ages 9 - 12, register starting Oct. 1.

 


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

Tuesday, October 8 OR 15

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come join us for a fun evening of games, crafts, and a snack all about emojis! If you love emojis, this is the program for you! Because there is food being served, please let us know about any food allergies when registering. For ages 9 – 12. Registration beings two weeks prior to the session.

 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:15am

10:15 am to 10:45 am in the Children's Library, Lower Level

Offered by Amanda Hartsock.  Check back for details! For ages 0-2.  Register starting Sept. 25.

 

 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Children, accompanied by an adult, will enjoy the book "I'm Trying to Love Spiders"   before engaging in hands-on activities that increase their knowledge of spiders. They're not as scary as you might think! For ages 4 - 8, register starting Oct. 2.


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

5 pm - 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station to complete STEM challenges based on our favorite fairytales! Construct homes for the three little pigs, design a pulley for Rapunzel, and more! For ages 9-12, register starting Oct. 3. Why is this STEM program only offered for girls? There is a massive gender imbalance that persists in STEM-related fields, and it's important that we give girls a chance to learn and thrive in a supporting environment. The Girls in STEM program series @ the Kunkel Creation Station hopes to inspire girls to development and maintain an interest in STEM-related topics and future career fields.

 


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come out (if you dare!) and listen to one of Edgar Allan Poe's spookiest poems, "The Raven," and get inspired to make your own spooky creation based on his words! For ages 8 – 12 with registration beginning October 3.


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Specially trained dogs from K-PETs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is intended for children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud to practice reading independently.  For budding readers 12 and under with registration starting October 3.

 


Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! Our program will be geared towards 3 and 4-year-olds, but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Everyone will sing and dance and wiggle together! Our featured instrument will be BOOMWHACKERS! Don’t know what a boomwhacker is? Come and find out! *If a child wants an instrument then please register, if not (babies), they do not need to register but are welcome to attend.

Registration for each session is required and begins Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11


Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

We will be showing a G or PG rated movie. Free popcorn will be served.  All ages welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.


Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

5 pm - 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! Learn how to use Bee Bots, Sphero Robots, and Makey Makeys! Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration.  For ages 8 - 12, register starting Oct. 7.

This program will have the same content as the Junior Coding Club that ran in June/July 2019.

 


Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Mr. Rogers famously said that “play is really the work of childhood.” Children learn all kinds of important lessons through play, and that includes the STEM concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! Join us for a special STEM themed playtime full of fun and learning! For children ages 3 - 5. Register starting Oct. 2.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesdays, September 24, October 22, November 26

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level


Come to the Kunkel Creation Station and learn all about putting an idea on paper, turning it into a 3D model using TinkerCAD, and then bring it to life with our Robo C2 3D printer! NOTE - This class is for children who have completed the beginner level class.  For ages 9-14, register starting two weeks prior to the class.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Can you imagine how silly it would be to see a dinosaur at a tea party? Whether you love dinosaurs, tea parties, or both, join us for a fun evening of games, crafts, and snacks. Dressing up is very encouraged! Because there is food being served, please let us know about any food allergies when registering. For ages 6 – 10 with registration beginning Oct. 8.

 


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:15am

10:15 am to 10:45 am in the Children's Library, Lower Level

Offered by Amanda Hartsock.  Check back for details! For ages 0-2.  Register starting Sept. 25.

 

 


Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Create your own beautiful leaf decorations and artwork from real leaves and craft materials. For ages 8 – 12 with registration beginning October 10.

 


Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Pollock Children's Library, Lower Level

Our Drop-In Story time engages children and their families with literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Feel free to come in your PJs with your favorite stuffed-animal friend! Recommended for ages 3 - 6. No registration necessary.


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! Our program will be geared towards 3 and 4-year-olds, but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend. Everyone will sing and dance and wiggle together! Our featured instrument will be BOOMWHACKERS! Don’t know what a boomwhacker is? Come and find out! *If a child wants an instrument then please register, if not (babies), they do not need to register but are welcome to attend.

Registration for each session is required and begins Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Join us for guided instruction to create our painting of the month or you can bring a picture of something you want to paint and get assistance as needed. For ages 11 – 14 with registration beginning Oct. 11.

 


Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Monday, October 28 OR Friday, November 1

12 pm – 1 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

 

This event will be filled with stories, songs, and activities to correspond to the theme! Children should bring a bagged lunch and the library will provide a sweet treat. Registration is required and begins October 16. This program is recommended for ages 3 - 6 but younger and/or older siblings may attend.

 


Monday, October 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

5 pm - 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! Learn how to use Bee Bots, Sphero Robots, and Makey Makeys! Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration.  For ages 8 - 12, register starting Oct. 7.

This program will have the same content as the Junior Coding Club that ran in June/July 2019.

 


Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 15 at 4:30 pm OR Tuesday, October 29 at 4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station for some spooky STEM storytelling. Work in groups to create a creepy character and use a Makey Makey to code them to talk. For ages 9 - 12, register starting Oct. 1.

 


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:15am

10:15 am to 10:45 am in the Children's Library, Lower Level

Offered by Amanda Hartsock.  Check back for details! For ages 0-2.  Register starting Sept. 25.

 

 


Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

Monday, October 28 OR Friday, November 1

12 pm – 1 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

 

This event will be filled with stories, songs, and activities to correspond to the theme! Children should bring a bagged lunch and the library will provide a sweet treat. Registration is required and begins October 16. This program is recommended for ages 3 - 6 but younger and/or older siblings may attend.

 


Friday, November 1, 2019 - 6:30pm

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

Experts from the Harrisburg/West Shore Chess Club will be on hand to assist young chess players and match up competitors with equal skill level. Ages 7-13.  Participants are asked to bring a chess set if possible but not required. No registration required.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

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

Watch for details coming soon!


Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Meet Someone New in our Biography Club! Explore the life of a famous historical figure through activities and crafts. This fall will focus on people that were the "first" to do something outstanding. This month we discover Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. For ages 6 – 9 with registration required beginning October 21.


Monday, November 4, 2019 - 5:00pm

5 pm - 6 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! Learn how to use Bee Bots, Sphero Robots, and Makey Makeys! Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration.  For ages 8 - 12, register starting Oct. 7.

This program will have the same content as the Junior Coding Club that ran in June/July 2019.

 


Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2019/20 school year in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships!  Registration is happening now (August 1st). The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.

Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:

 

Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) 

First Session: September 9th

FIRST MONDAYS

 

East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary)

First Session: September 16th

SECOND MONDAYS

 

West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) 

First Session: September 23rd

THIRD MONDAYS

 

Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill)

First Session: September 30th

FOURTH MONDAYS

 


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 5 at 4:30 pm OR Thursday, November 7 at 5 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

What do you hear when you clap your hands? When you stomp your feet? Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station to explore the science of sounds! We will learn about sound, do a sound experiment, and a craft!  For ages 6-8, register starting Oct. 22.

 

 


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 5 at 4:30 pm OR Thursday, November 7 at 5 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

What do you hear when you clap your hands? When you stomp your feet? Join us in the Kunkel Creation Station to explore the science of sounds! We will learn about sound, do a sound experiment, and a craft!  For ages 6-8, register starting Oct. 22.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Calling all rainbow lovers! Come join us for an evening of all things rainbow! We will be doing crafts and games all revolving around the colors of the rainbow. For ages 4 – 6 with registration beginning Oct. 24.


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