Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Summer Reading @ Fredricksen

A Universe of Stories - June 3 - August 11

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

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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: 

February 25, 2019

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Monday, July 22, 2019 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come see the magic of Perler Beads, the bead that melts to create anything you dream up! Make keychains, decorations, ornaments, and more. You can register for all dates, one date, or anything in between, we'll be crafting the afternoon away!  For ages 7 – 12 with registration for all sessions starting July 8.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 10:30am

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

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!  Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

Seating is limited and first come, first served.  (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch) Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come see the magic of Perler Beads, the bead that melts to create anything you dream up! Make keychains, decorations, ornaments, and more. You can register for all dates, one date, or anything in between, we'll be crafting the afternoon away!  For ages 7 – 12 with registration for all sessions starting July 8.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 23 OR 30

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the Lawn

Keep your child kindergarten-ready over the summer months! We will explore backyard topics while working on the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to enter kindergarten in the fall.

For children entering kindergarten in fall 2019;  Weekly Registration (2 weeks prior): June 18, 25, July 9 OR 16. And – watch for Mission Transition in the fall with registration starting August 1.

 


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:00am

Wednesdays at 10 am from June 26 - August 7

Bring a blanket to sit on and join Fredricksen Library for an outdoor story time with one of our fabulous story tellers. Recommended for ages 3-6 but older and younger children are welcome!

Held at Creekview Park North:  4630 Creekview Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:00am

Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31

11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! At the end of our six sessions, you'll be able to guide a robot through your own maze!  Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration. For ages 8 - 12 with registration starting June 3.

 


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:30pm

Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! At the end of our six sessions, you'll be able to guide a robot through your own maze!  Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration. For ages 8 - 12 with registration starting June 3.

 


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come see the magic of Perler Beads, the bead that melts to create anything you dream up! Make keychains, decorations, ornaments, and more. You can register for all dates, one date, or anything in between, we'll be crafting the afternoon away!  For ages 7 – 12 with registration for all sessions starting July 8.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

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

Using magazines and newspapers for inspiration we will be cutting out interesting words and pictures to create an original work of art! Try writing a collage poem or focus on beautiful images that inspire you...either way you are sure to walk away with a masterpiece! For ages 8 – 12 with registration starting July 10.


Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come see the magic of Perler Beads, the bead that melts to create anything you dream up! Make keychains, decorations, ornaments, and more. You can register for all dates, one date, or anything in between, we'll be crafting the afternoon away!  For ages 7 – 12 with registration for all sessions starting July 8.


Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the 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. Recommended for ages 3 - 6. Feel free to come in your PJs and bring along your favorite stuffed-animal friend! No registration necessary.


Friday, July 26, 2019 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:30am

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

With incredible energy and personalities to match, the dancers of Illstyle & Peace demonstrate that by perseverance and focus, you can reach your highest goals. Tracing hip hop dance styles from the late 70’s through today, this acclaimed ensemble teaches positive messages, including “Think It—Do It—Become It.” Become Your Dreams celebrates the art and movement of hip hop and includes a funky blend of locking, breaking, popping, tap and house dancing, vocal percussions, D.J.ing, and modern and traditional dance forms. An emphasis is placed on the similarity of some hip hop moves to those found in ballet, modern and traditional dance forms. In this show students also get to come on stage and share their own creative dance moves! Seating is limited and first come, first served.  (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch) Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:30pm

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 23 OR 30

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the Lawn

Keep your child kindergarten-ready over the summer months! We will explore backyard topics while working on the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to enter kindergarten in the fall.

For children entering kindergarten in fall 2019;  Weekly Registration (2 weeks prior): June 18, 25, July 9 OR 16. And – watch for Mission Transition in the fall with registration starting August 1.

 


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00am

Wednesdays at 10 am from June 26 - August 7

Bring a blanket to sit on and join Fredricksen Library for an outdoor story time with one of our fabulous story tellers. Recommended for ages 3-6 but older and younger children are welcome!

Held at Creekview Park North:  4630 Creekview Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:00am

Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31

11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! At the end of our six sessions, you'll be able to guide a robot through your own maze!  Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration. For ages 8 - 12 with registration starting June 3.

 


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:30pm

Wednesdays, June 19 and 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Come learn more about coding through hands-on, exciting games and activities! At the end of our six sessions, you'll be able to guide a robot through your own maze!  Those registering for all six sessions will get preferential registration. For ages 8 - 12 with registration starting June 3.

 


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

9:30 am to 10:00 am for under 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 10 through August 2

10:30 am to 11:00 am for over 3 years old in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Join us for active, fun story times on Monday and Friday mornings during the summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  Note: The stories will be the same on Monday and Friday of each week.


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Come one, come all, big or small, to a study of size! We will read, do crafts, and sing all about size! For ages 3 – 6 with registration starting July 19.


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 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.


Monday, August 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Get lost in the stars as we learn about astronomy with fun, hands-on STEM activities! For ages 8 - 12 with registration starting July 22.


Monday, August 5, 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 month we focus on Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist and systems engineer who coined the term 'software engineering'.  For ages 6 – 9 with registration required beginning July 22.

 


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Get lost in the stars as we learn about astronomy with fun, hands-on STEM activities! For ages 8 - 12 with registration starting July 22.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 6:30pm

Tuesdays, August 6 OR 13

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the Lawn

Keep your child kindergarten-ready over the summer months! We will explore backyard topics while working on the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to enter kindergarten in the fall.

For children entering kindergarten in fall 2019;  Weekly Registration (2 weeks prior): July 23 OR July 30.

 


Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:00am

Wednesdays at 10 am from June 26 - August 7

Bring a blanket to sit on and join Fredricksen Library for an outdoor story time with one of our fabulous story tellers. Recommended for ages 3-6 but older and younger children are welcome!

Held at Creekview Park North:  4630 Creekview Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 7:00 pm Concert

Outside on the Lawn Rain or Shine!  (All activities will move indoors if neccessary.)

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 to the Latin & Caribbean tunes of Los Monstros! They'll be performing favorite current hits, re-arrangements of classic songs from all genres, as well as classic salsa, bachata, merengue, and reggae standards in a way you’ve never heard them before! 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.

 

Beginning at 4:00 pm we’ll have:

·         Food trucks (including Sarah's Creamery, Philosopher's BBQ, Bananaleaf Indian Cuisine, and The Potato Coop)

-         Raffle prizes (including Longwood Gardens Tickets and Metal Earth 3D Model kits)

·         Bubbles, Bubbles and more Bubbles!

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

·         Crafts for the Kiddos

·         Activities Just for Teens

·         Sidewalk Chalk Games and Challenges

·         A Misting Tent to Cool Off

 

Special Events:

 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm           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.   

 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm           Naterpix professional photo booth

Free, fun, professional photographs with great props and a photo strip to take home!

 

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm           Family-friendly Disney movie

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, this little robot discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. But when he inadvertently stumbles upon the key to the planet's future, he sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Rated G.

 

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm           Learn the Latin Dances

Before we bring Los Monstros to the stage, let's learn (or brush-up on) the basics of the dances that go best with their music so we can dance the night away!       

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm           Los Monstros LIVE!!!

 


Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the 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. Recommended for ages 3 - 6. Feel free to come in your PJs and bring along your favorite stuffed-animal friend! No registration necessary.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

Tuesdays, August 6 OR 13

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the Lawn

Keep your child kindergarten-ready over the summer months! We will explore backyard topics while working on the social, emotional, and academic skills needed to enter kindergarten in the fall.

For children entering kindergarten in fall 2019;  Weekly Registration (2 weeks prior): July 23 OR July 30.

 


Friday, August 16, 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.


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