Adult Events @Fredricksen

Device Advice

By Appointment only - Tuesdays from 10 am - 12 pm and Thursdays from 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Reference Desk, Main Floor

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations for up to an hour to help you navigate the basics of your eDevice! Just call in to reserve up to one hour with one of our trained Reference Librarians who will assist you with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as offer basic help with your tablet. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. To reserve a time slot, call 717-761-3900 x225. 


 

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY - VOTE!

One Book, One Community organizers are once again asking the public to vote for next year’s One Book, One Community (OBOC) book selection! This year there will be five titles on the ballot. The 2020 OBOC regional campaign represents collaboration between 40 libraries in four counties: Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York.

VOTE ONLINE  OR for those who wish to fill out a paper ballot, go to your library to vote.  SEE THE TITLES AND SUMMARIES OF THE 2020 SELECTIONS

One Book, Your Vote for the OBOC 2020 title will take place August 1 through 31. The winner will be announced to the public in November 2019. With the public vote for the 2020 title, reading of the OBOC title will take place in January, and programs at the public libraries will begin in February, which is designated as both Library Lovers’ Month and Book Lovers’ Month. Multiple copies of the winning title will be available at your local participating library beginning in January 2020.


 

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August 5, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, August 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

FROM FRANCE:  To find the driver of the Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face the owner of the car. In order to get closer to the owner, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems. Moka is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France's best actresses. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

FROM FRANCE:  To find the driver of the Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face the owner of the car. In order to get closer to the owner, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems. Moka is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France's best actresses. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, August 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, comes a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins May 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 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 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the BCC Hub

Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! Registration is open.

 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No class July 4.

 


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm 

Lower Level Lobby, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person now open.

 

 


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class).  


Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, August 30, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 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 starting  June 15

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. This month's classic, The Turn of the Screw, features a very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins August  1. Ages 18 and older, please. 


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 8 - 29

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

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


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

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

Join us for Moving Forward, a book discussion series geared towards those who have suffered a loss or tragedy and could use an infusion of hope. In cooperation with Hospice of Central PA, we will be reading books focusing on the redemptive power of the human spirit. September’s choice is The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho's masterpiece that tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins August 1. Ages 18 and older, please.

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:00am

First and Third Thursdays: September 5 and 19

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


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

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level Lobby, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 .

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19.

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person now open.

 

 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class).  


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

What can we do together to improve our world despite differences that we may have? How can we find common ground and work together productively (and peacefully), even though we may totally disagree politically or ideologically? Join us on the first Thursday of each month as Mike Travisano and Joe Brtalik facilitate deep discussion and dialogue employing communication techniques that provide a space for differing opinions to be heard safely, honorably, and respectfully. Each month a topic will be provided, but the conversation will largely be led by attendees.  Our discussions will focus on how we can learn from each other in order to find common ground and positively impact the world around us. Space is limited. Registration for September meetup begins August 1.


Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 6, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but wished it was less time-consuming? Here is your chance to try the Index Card Role Playing Game (ICRPG). Join us on the 1st Friday of every month while we play in this new format. The game play is shorter and more interactive, the rules are simpler, there is minimal math involved, and it’s still a great time gaming together! Perfect for first-timers or gamers with busy schedules. Come give it a try as RPG expert/Game Master, Jon Langer, leads you through an evening of tabletop gaming.  Ages 14 and older, please. Registration begins August 1 – limited seating!


Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

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

 


Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

This round table discussion, led by Jim Logue, will apply the Socratic method to help delve into philosophical discussions and give you an opportunity to share your opinions in a neutral and respectful way without interruption. Each month the group will choose a philosophical issue and everyone attending will have the opportunity to learn and discuss with others in an open and respectful environment. What a great way to expand your mind and reach further with your thoughts! Ages 18 and up, please. Registration begins August 1. The group will meet the second Monday of each month. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  


Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the BCC Hub

Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! Registration is open.

 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 8 - 29

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

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


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:00am

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

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


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

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

2:00 pm - Register here

2:30 pm - Register here

3:00 pm - Register here

3:30 pm - Register here

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level Lobby, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person now open.

 

 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class).  


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Free speech in the age of social media, hate speech and political polarization. Are there still any rules? What’s best for America? Join Attorney Aaron D. Martin from Mette Evans & Woodside for an interesting look into America’s treasured freedom of speech.

Aaron Martin’s legal acumen is grounded in his extensive experience working with corporate and individual clients, representing their best interests in Pennsylvania state and federal courts. Aaron’s multi-faceted legal knowledge enables him to provide sound counsel in a number of areas including: corporate and commercial litigation, business law and estates and trusts.


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

FROM FRANCE:  To find the driver of the Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face the owner of the car. In order to get closer to the owner, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems. Moka is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France's best actresses. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lower Parking Lot, Walnut St. side

Donating blood may be one of the most important things you’ve ever done. Just one pint of your blood can save as many as four lives.  Come and donate in Fredricksen's lower parking lot (Walnut Street).  The Central PA Blood Bank will be here one Friday every other month. It is a safe and easy process which takes approximately 45 minutes. Generally, anyone age 16 or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good health, can donate blood. If you have any questions about donating, call Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank at 1-800-771-0059 or visit www.cpbb.org.


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

FROM FRANCE:  To find the driver of the Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face the owner of the car. In order to get closer to the owner, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems. Moka is a moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France's best actresses. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road release with some Beatles trivia! Whether you listen to their music Eight Days a Week or you just started to Come Together and be a fan Yesterday, now’s the time to test your knowledge!  The doors at the library are closed and the glasses are empty, so make sure to bring your favorite drink along. We’ll provide popcorn, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes! Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Trivia fun! Free-will donation will be taken. Teams can be 1 - 6 people. Ages 21 & up. Register here beginning August 1. 


Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Atrium, Upper Level

Come celebrate Bruce’s 70th birthday with us! The Street Corner Collective (Elena Rossetto, vocals/percussion; Anthony Saddic, accordion/piano; James Devor, acoustic bass; doug morris, guitar/vocals) will share an afternoon of music by - and some commentary about The Boss. Songs from every period of Bruce's career will be shared - from "Badlands" to "Blinded by the Light," from "Born in the USA” to "Ghost of Tom Joad," you don’t want to miss this! Singing along is encouraged, so brush up on your Bruce and join us! No registration needed.

 


Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Take the mystery out of banking! What happens when I open a bank account, and why is it beneficial to me? Discover the differences between types of accounts, credit unions vs. banks, debit vs. credit cards and how good account management can benefit your future. Program facilitated by the PA Dept. of Banking and Security. Register online.


Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:45pm

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

Come join us at this writers group that provides aspiring writers a forum for their literary work and feedback from their peers in a respectful and friendly environment. This is a chance for you to grow in your craft and help others improve in the art of writing.  The group meets the first and third Monday of most months.  Attendance is free, but registration is advised as there is limited seating.  If you are not ready to share your writing, feel free to observe and listen or even offer your comments during one of our scheduled meetings.  Registration begins August 1. *No class Sept. 2.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 8 - 29

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

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


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Community Room, lower level

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature.  Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide research-based home gardening information to the public. The Spotted Lanternfly is a new invasive insect first found in Berks County in 2014, and the population continues to spread to surrounding counties.  Join Master Gardeners, Maggie & Raymond Pepe, to learn key features in its identification, signs and symptoms on host plants, and measures to take to prevent its spread in this informative session. Workshops are $5.00 each. Please register by calling 1-877-345-0691. Walk-ins are accepted if space is available. In partnership with the Master Gardeners, this year's series will meet the third Tuesday of every month through October. 


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am

First and Third Thursdays: September 5 and 19

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


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

 


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

September 19 through September 22

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room

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

Thursday, September 19 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Children's Sale - OPEN to the public - Upstairs Atrium (Continues same hours as the downstairs sale thru Sunday)

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

Saturday, September 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm

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

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

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

  

 


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person now open.

 

 


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class).  


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:00am

September 19 through September 22

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room

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

Thursday, September 19 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Children's Sale - OPEN to the public - Upstairs Atrium (Continues same hours as the downstairs sale thru Sunday)

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

Saturday, September 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm

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

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

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

  

 


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

September 19 through September 22

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room

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

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

Saturday, September 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm

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


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

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

  

 


Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

September 19 through September 22

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room

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

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

Saturday, September 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm

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


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

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

  

 


Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Sunday, September 22 from 1 pm - 5 pm

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

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

  

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

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


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Immigrants and refugees interested in applying for citizenship are invited to register for this series of classes that prepare students to pass the citizenship interview and test. Registration is free and run through Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language program at 717-232-0568.

 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation. These classes will be held in our new Business and Career Center. Register online now.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website and the vast array of other career exploration resources. This session will take place in the new Business and Career Center. No registration necessary.

 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the BCC Hub

Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early! Registration is open.

 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

8 Tuesdays: September 3 - 24, & October 8 - 29

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

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


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

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

 

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level Lobby, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

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, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes November 28.

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class). Registration online, by phone or in person now open.

 

 


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  Register online now!


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

10 Thursdays, July 25 – October 3  

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $110 for 10 classes (plus a $20 Materials Fee paid at the first class).  


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about structuring the best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session. This workshop will be held in our new Business and Career Center.  No registration necessary. 


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:30am

10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:30am

11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

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

 

 


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind! Register online now!


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 5:30pm

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Business and Career Center

BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those would like to learn more about all of the aspects of landing the job--bring your resume, cover letter and an open mind!

 

 


Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

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


Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

Come join the Ladies of DIY, professional crafters, as they lead you through making some new décor for Fall! We'll have options for different projects, so keep an eye out for examples!  Basic supplies provided by the library. $7.50 per person, ages 16 and older. Register by phone, in the library or online here beginning August 15.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 10:00am

10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

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

 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

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

Join us for Moving Forward, a book discussion series geared towards those who have suffered a loss or tragedy and could use an infusion of hope. In cooperation with Hospice of Central PA, we will be reading books focusing on the redemptive power of the human spirit. Meet the autho r, Kim Kluxen Meredith, as we discuss October’s choice - the inspiring story of how a young mother overcame the tragic loss of her husband by listening to the guiding whispers within her. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Registration begins August 1. Ages 18 and older, please.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 or November 28.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:00am

First and Third Thursdays: September 5 and 19

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


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

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 

Lower Level Lobby, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 and November 28.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19 .

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we are now offering language immersion conversation groups on a regular basis. Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian are all available throughout each month. Some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through discussion, conversation and culture of your chosen language. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. No registration necessary. *No classes September 19.

 


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

What can we do together to improve our world despite differences that we may have? How can we find common ground and work together productively (and peacefully), even though we may totally disagree politically or ideologically? Join us on the first Thursday of each month as Mike Travisano and Joe Brtalik facilitate deep discussion and dialogue employing communication techniques that provide a space for differing opinions to be heard safely, honorably, and respectfully. Each month a topic will be provided, but the conversation will largely be led by attendees.  Our discussions will focus on how we can learn from each other in order to find common ground and positively impact the world around us. Space is limited. Registration for October meetup begins September 1.


Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but wished it was less time-consuming? Here is your chance to try the Index Card Role Playing Game (ICRPG). Join us on the 1st Friday of every month while we play in this new format. The game play is shorter and more interactive, the rules are simpler, there is minimal math involved, and it’s still a great time gaming together! Perfect for first-timers or gamers with busy schedules. Come give it a try as RPG expert/Game Master, Jon Langer, leads you through an evening of tabletop gaming.  Ages 14 and older, please. Registration begins September 1 – limited seating!


Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

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

 


Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:45pm

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

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


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