Adult Events @Fredricksen

Device Advice

By Appointment only (Starting in Sept. appts can be scheduled Tuesdays from 10 am - 12 pm and Thursdays from 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm)

Reference Desk, Main Floor

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


 

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August 1, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

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

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

 


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

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


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

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

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

 


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

Language at the Library  

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

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we now offer monthly historic German films on the fourth Thursday of each month. There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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


Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

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


Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tuesdays: May through August 

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

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

 


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 28

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

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


Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


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

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

First Saturday of every month

1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower Level Parking Lot

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

 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am

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

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

 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: Sept 4 - Oct 30 (no class 10/16) 

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

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this 8-week series that incorporates workshops, critique and discussion, and personal writing time to write cleaner, leaner, and meaner. Registration for new students begins August 1 by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration for returning students begins August 15.

 


Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No meeting 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm (No class 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (No meeting 9/20)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (No class 9/20)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

You don't have to look Across the Universe for a night of trivia fun! Whether you're an American Woman or The Man Who Sold the World, Only A Fool would miss out on this fun night of 60s and 70s music trivia! The doors are closed and the glasses are empty, so make sure to bring your favorite drink along. We’ll provide popcorn, corkscrews, bottle openers and prizes! Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Trivia fun! Ages 21 & up. Online registration begins August 1. 

 

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

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 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 Aug. 15.

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 10, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

 


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: Sept 4 - Oct 30 (no class 10/16) 

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

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this 8-week series that incorporates workshops, critique and discussion, and personal writing time to write cleaner, leaner, and meaner. Registration for new students begins August 1 by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration for returning students begins August 15.

 


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

We’re surrounded by mundane objects that we use every day, but most of us don’t have the faintest idea from where they came.  This lively talk, by John Maietta, will highlight the fascinating stories behind twenty of them – from aspirin to the zipper.  You’ll learn about ancient toothpaste, a nasty compound that did more harm than good… the table fork, considered a shocking novelty by medieval churchmen… the first matches, more hazardous than the cigarettes they lit… and Scotch tape, honored as a “humble masterpiece” by the Museum of Modern Art and listed by the Encyclopedia Britannica as one of the greatest inventions of all time. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:00am

2nd Wednesday of each month (Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8)

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

Join this monthly group as we explore the best American and English short stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from The Oxford Book of English Short Stories. One-time fee of $20 for materials. Registration begins August 15.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (will meet 11/29 due to Thanksgiving)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No meeting 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm (No class 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (will meet 11/29 due to Thanksgiving)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM PALESTINE:  Three Palestinian women attempt to balance faith and tradition with their modern lives while living in the heart of Tel Aviv.  In Between takes a light yet nuanced approach to dramatizing complex, timely themes, further enriched by outstanding cinematography and powerful performances. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, September 14, 2018 - 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 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM PALESTINE:  Three Palestinian women attempt to balance faith and tradition with their modern lives while living in the heart of Tel Aviv.  In Between takes a light yet nuanced approach to dramatizing complex, timely themes, further enriched by outstanding cinematography and powerful performances. This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:45pm

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

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


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: Sept 4 - Oct 30 (no class 10/16) 

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

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this 8-week series that incorporates workshops, critique and discussion, and personal writing time to write cleaner, leaner, and meaner. Registration for new students begins August 1 by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration for returning students begins August 15.

 


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

It's estimated that less than 10% of all seed varieties grown in 1900 are still grown today. Join the Cumberland County Master Gardeners and learn the difference between heirloom and hybrid seeds. Participants will also learn about best practices for collecting and saving seeds to ensure planting success and the preservation of heirloom varieties for years to come. Cost per workshop is $5.00.  More topics offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Register online at https://extension.psu.edu/gardening-with-nature-seeds-investing-in-the-future.

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

 


Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day)

September 20 - 23

Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

Big Children's Sale in our Atrium open to the public all four days and included in Sunday's Bag Sale!

You may purchase sale items (lower level sale) on Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Third Thursdays  

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

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

 


Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day)

September 20 - 23

Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

Big Children's Sale in our Atrium open to the public all four days and included in Sunday's Bag Sale!

You may purchase sale items (lower level sale) on Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Saturday, September 22, 2018 (All day)

September 20 - 23

Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

Big Children's Sale in our Atrium open to the public all four days and included in Sunday's Bag Sale!

You may purchase sale items (lower level sale) on Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Sunday, September 23, 2018 (All day)

September 20 - 23

Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Sunday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – BAG SALE!

Big Children's Sale in our Atrium open to the public all four days and included in Sunday's Bag Sale!

You may purchase sale items (lower level sale) on Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. if you join or are a current member of the Friends, a library volunteer, or staff member of Fredricksen Library. The membership brochure is downloadable from our website.   DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE

 

 


Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month's choice is a thoroughly engrossing look in to the closed world of the Amish, as well as a thought-provoking examination of “civilization” and what remains if the center cannot hold. You must have read or listened to the book to participate. Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: Sept 4 - Oct 30 (no class 10/16) 

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

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this 8-week series that incorporates workshops, critique and discussion, and personal writing time to write cleaner, leaner, and meaner. Registration for new students begins August 1 by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration for returning students begins August 15.

 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Join this nationally-recognized duo as they kick off our What You Missed in History series! No-No Boy is a multimedia concert performed by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese American concentration camp survivors, his own family history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of Asian American experience, Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs in an effort to bring these stories to a broader audience. Alongside singer Erin Aoyama, a fellow Ph.D. student at Brown whose family was incarcerated at one of the 10 Japanese American concentration camps, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely obscured within the American historical narrative. 

 

Performing everywhere from universities and cultural centers across the country to rural churches and bars, No-No Boy works to illuminate an understudied past and, in so doing, generate conversations about the present with diverse audiences. Using music to process their research and family legacies, Saporiti and Aoyama return often to a refrain they've heard spoken by those they've talked with who have lived through the trauma of war and incarceration: "Do not let this happen again." No registration required. Not recommended for people under 13 years old.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (will meet 11/29 due to Thanksgiving)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No meeting 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm (No class 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

Second and Fourth Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (will meet 11/29 due to Thanksgiving)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

As part of our Daytime Academy at Fredricksen Library, we now offer monthly historic German films on the fourth Thursday of each month (Nov 29 due to Thanksgiving). There will be no English subtitles offered, so some experience in the language is necessary.  Our expert leaders will guide you through the film, to help you understand the plot. The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  No registration necessary.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


Friday, September 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

FROM RWANDA:  At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the most respected Muslim leader in the country issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. Kinyarwanda is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque. It has been called "An inspirational, modern morality play apt to restore your faith in humanity." This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

FROM RWANDA:  At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the most respected Muslim leader in the country issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. Kinyarwanda is based on true accounts from survivors who took refuge at the Grand Mosque. It has been called "An inspirational, modern morality play apt to restore your faith in humanity." This film is not rated. No registration needed. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

 


Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Language at the Library

Last Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:30pm

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

Back by popular demand! Come join the Ladies of DIY, professional crafters, as they lead you through making your very own wooden sign to grace your home. We'll have several sizes and sayings to choose from and you’ll go home with a project you'll be proud to show off!  Basic supplies provided by the library. $7.50 per person, ages 16 and older. Register in person, on the phone or online beginning September 1.

The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning.  


Monday, October 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Fall/Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 1 - December 18)

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

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

 


Monday, October 1, 2018 - 6:45pm

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

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


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. October is here and it's time to read a spooky class, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. You must read or listen to the book to attend. Registration begins August 1.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Fall/Winter Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays, (October 1 - December 18)

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

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

 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: Sept 4 - Oct 30 (no class 10/16) 

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

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for this 8-week series that incorporates workshops, critique and discussion, and personal writing time to write cleaner, leaner, and meaner. Registration for new students begins August 1 by calling 717-761-3900 x225. Registration for returning students begins August 15.

 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

Murder Mystery Play @ Oyster Mill Playhouse hosted by the Friends of Fredricksen

6:30 pm – Raffles & Seating

7:30 pm – Curtain

Tickets are $25.00. (Limited # of tickets!) Tickets can be purchased at the reference desk, or by calling (717) 761-3900 x236 starting August 1. 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Enjoy an evening learning about some of the quirky legal cases and strange decisions by judges. Ever think that there might be a “lighter side” of the law? Come and enjoy learning about some quirky cases – or those decided by some quirky jurists! We’ll cover cases where reality is stranger than fiction. Who knows what oddball legal wranglings will be revealed! No registration necessary.

 

BIO: Presenter: Attorney Kathryn Lease Simpson – Mette Evans & Woodside Kathi Simpson is recognized as one of the preeminent litigators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, she is a frequent presenter of continuing legal education programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Business Institute. In addition to practicing law, Kathi explores her other passions through her work as a trustee of the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00am

One Wednesday a month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 14, March 7, Apr 4, May 2)

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

Join this monthly group as we explore short stories, sudden fiction, novellas, and graphic stories.  Read and discuss two stories a month from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" compiled by John Updike.  Discussions will be one Wed. a month.  One-time fee of $12 for materials (unless you already own the book). Registration by calling 761-3900 x225 beginning September 1.


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:00am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (No meeting 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:15am

Language at the Library  

Every Thursday: 11:15 am - 12:00 pm (No class 9/20 and 11/22)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30am

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (No meeting 9/20)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Language at the Library  

First and Third Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (No class 9/20)

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Designed for learners who have had little or no previous exposure to the Italian language, the fun and relaxed environment will get you working on the basics of Italian grammar and conversation. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes each and participants are invited to plan on attending at least two sessions to gain a basic grasp of the language. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. She travels to Italy every year to reconnect with her family, her culture and her beautiful country. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will also be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone, in person or online begins July 1.

 


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

 ***CANCELED*** 

10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm  (August 16 - October 18) 

Masland Board Room, Lower Level

This class is designed for those who have already taken Italian for Beginners I or who have an equivalent knowledge. The course is divided into sessions of 10 classes. The instructor, Anna Maria Bertini-Jones, is an Italian native teacher with extensive experience in teaching Italian in college courses and elective adult classes. If you are unsure if you would fit in the class, we will connect you with the instructor to determine what's right for you. Ages 16 and older. Cost: $100 for 10 classes. (Students will be asked to purchase class materials). Registration by phone or in person begins July 1.

 


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