Children's Events @ Fredricksen

Our brand new program will help prepare your child for one of their biggest milestones: kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to prepare them for kindergarten.  With 1000 Books 

Before Kindergarten, parents are challenged to read to their children to get them ready to read.   

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

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


 

Teen Volunteer Opportunity - Children's Shelvers

Applications now closed

The Children’s Library is accepting volunteer applications for teens ages 13-18 who are interested in helping to shelve children's books for 1-2 hours per week over the summer.

 

 


 

 

Page Updated: 

April 17, 2018

Happening Today

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am

10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level*         

With physical comedy, juggling, circus tricks, yo-yos, audience participation and more, Andrew's high energy show will put you in a festive mood and add a spark to your whole day! Join us as Andrew rocks Fredricksen with his performance! Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen. Seating is limited and first come, first served. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

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

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


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

What happened after . . . happily ever after? What is the villain's tale? Who knocked Humpty Dumpty off the wall? What would you do if your home was invaded by Hansel and Gretel? Do you really need to kiss a frog to get a prince? Come and explore the next adventure through story, rhyme, songs, and games. For ages 5 - 7 with registration starting June 4.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Songbirds make such beautiful music! Children ages 9-12 will learn to identify some of these birds by how they look and sound. A craft will be included. Registration begins June 4.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come to discuss your favorite graphic novels with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book. This month's book will be Amulet: The Stone Keeper (Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi. Be sure to read the book before the event so you'll be able to talk about it with your friends! For children ages 10 – 13 with registration beginning May 1.

Save the dates:

July 19: El Deafo by Cece Bell

August 16: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Book 1) by Barry Deutsch

 

 


Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Read aloud stories, sensory play and music run by music and developmental therapists for all ages including those with developmental delays. A parent must accompany each child. No registration necessary.


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

M&M Relays, Candy Bar Races, Sour Stackers! If any of these sound like fun then the Candy Hunger Games are for you! Join us as we play fun games and eat candy! For ages 8 – 13. Registration begins June 11.


Monday, June 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

See what you can create with KEVA planks! Join your friends at the library for this hands-on STEM challenge. Design, build and test your very own engineering structures! For children ages 6 - 8. Registration begins June 1.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level*         

Offering non-stop excitement with interactive magic and comedy where everyone becomes part of the experience. Magical Nick’s is a highly engaging show that kids absolutely love and will talk about for years. For all ages with no registration required. Seating is limited and first come, first served. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)

 


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

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

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


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Dragons love tacos! They love big tacos, little tacos, all kinds of tacos! Come celebrate these taco-loving-dragons with some taco themed crafts and activities inspired by Adam Rubin's smash picture book!  For ages 5 – 7 with registration beginning June 11.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Bring your favorite toy car and drive it on our tape town! We'll use our large room to make a tape town where you can drive your car. For ages 3 - 6. No registration necessary.

 


Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

See what you can create with KEVA planks! Join your friends at the library for this hands-on STEM challenge. Design, build and test your very own engineering structures! For children ages 9 -12. Registration begins June 1.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Kunkel Creation Station and participate in 4th of July themed STEAM activities! For children ages 6 - 10.  Registration begins June 18.

Please note: Sign up for one session only.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Kunkel Creation Station and participate in 4th of July themed STEAM activities! For children ages 6 - 10.  Registration begins June 18.

Please note: Sign up for one session only.


Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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

More Sing Alongs - Friday, July 6:  6:30 pm - Annie

Friday, August 3:  6:30 pm - The Lion King; Friday, August 17:  2 pm - Moana


Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

More Sing Alongs - Friday, August 3:  6:30 pm - The Lion King; Friday, August 17:  2 pm - Moana


Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Join your friends in the new Kunkel Creation Station at the Fredricksen Library! July is the start of engineering month, so come and explore engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way! For ages 6 - 8. Registration begins June 25.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:30am

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

The Grins & Grins Comedy Show is a fast-paced variety show that incorporates magic, ventriloquism, daring feats of balance, circus skills and more for a great family-friendly show that is WAAAY more than just another juggling act! Seating is limited and first come, first served. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

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

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


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Children (and parents) will have fun making and playing musical instruments out of common household items! Come make some music with us! Parent or caregiver must remain with their child during this program. For ages 5 - 7 with registration beginning June 25.

 


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Join your friends in the new Kunkel Creation Station at the Fredricksen Library! July is the start of engineering month, so come and explore engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way! For ages 6 - 8. Registration begins June 25.


Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Birds are the best singers! Children will learn about the types of birds that we see in the summertime and the types of songs that they sing! We'll make a craft too! For ages 6 – 8 with registration beginning June 25.

 


Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Read aloud stories, sensory play and music run by music and developmental therapists for all ages including those with developmental delays. A parent must accompany each child. No registration necessary.


Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Join your friends in the new Kunkel Creation Station at the Fredricksen Library! July is the start of engineering month, so come and explore engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way! Be part of a design team and tackle engineering challenges. Can you build a structure on time with limited supplies? For ages 9 - 12. Registration begins June 25.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an ‘instrumental’ part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars. Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! Seating is limited and first come, first served. Sponsored by Cumberland County Library System. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

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

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


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Do you love optical illusions? Did you know ships used to be painted with crazy colors and shapes on ships to help confuse enemies? Come explore the world of optical illusions and create some to dazzle your friends. Ages 8 -12. Register starting July 2.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Join your friends in the new Kunkel Creation Station at the Fredricksen Library! July is the start of engineering month, so come and explore engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way! Be part of a design team and tackle engineering challenges. Can you build a structure on time with limited supplies? For ages 9 - 12. Registration begins June 25.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Come to discuss your favorite graphic novels with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book. This month's book will be El Deafo by Cece Bell. Be sure to read the book before the event so you'll be able to talk about it with your friends! For children ages 10 – 13 with registration beginning May 1.

Save the date:

August 16: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Book 1) by Barry Deutsch


Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Start down the colorful road to sweet surprises! Be guided along the rainbow path to luscious locations! It's such sweet fun as players race to be the first one to reach King Kandy's Castle to win.

Intended for families. Sign up for a time slot to play our Life Sized Candy Land. Please call 717-761-3900 x229 to register for a time slot starting July 9.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am

10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level*         

Drumming Up World Music aims to inspire a spirit of adventure in students through international discovery, providing a well-rounded experience of the fascinating multicultural diversity of the world. Dancing Drum is based in New Orleans so catch them while they're up North! Seating is limited and first come, first served to the first 200 people. (*1:30 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

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

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


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OMG! Do U ❤2 use emojis? Come experience our Emoji Extravaganza IRL! We'll play gr8 games with lots of LOLs!  IDK who wouldn't want 2 come! C U then! Ages 8- 12 with registration beginning July 9.  


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am

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

Learn about the brass instruments in the orchestra and challenge yourself by trying to make a trying to make a French "Hose." There might even be a demonstration of a real French Horn! Ages 8 – 12 with registration beginning July 9.


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Paper circuits and robotic toothbrushes, oh my!  Celebrate the end of engineering month by designing and building your own engineering creations! For ages 8 - 12. Registration begins July 9.


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, July 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

3 pm - 8 pm, 1 group per hour

Community Room, Lower Level

Discover the world of Sorcerers and Magic. Explore to find clues and solve puzzles to find all the Horcruxes! Can you defeat the Horcruxes and escape? Or will you fall to the darkness that lurks inside? Please call 717-761-3900 x229 to register starting July 13. Recommended for ages 8 +.  Intended for families.

Number of Players: 3 - 6 (must have a minimum of 3 to play)

Time Limit: 45 min


Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am

10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level*         

In an amazing multi-media presentation, Caryn Lin literally transforms sound through the use of her five-string electric violin and a myriad of modern technology! The program takes students on a journey from the classical days of Bach to today's techno-wonders by using modern techniques, including looping and other effects to produce unique and dynamic soundscapes. Audiences are introduced to the many scientific concepts involved in the creation of live music. Through the use of technology, three dimensional sound waves become visible, bringing msuic to life before the audience's very eyes! Seating is limited and first come, first served. Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen. (*1:45 pm at East Pennsboro Branch)


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 4:45 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone gets a new twist when you watch it on Harry Potter's Birthday! Kids ages 10-13 are invited to join us for an interactive viewing of the first Harry Potter movie!

Film is 2 hours and 32 minutes long.  Rated PG. Register beginning July 16.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:30am

Wednesdays at 9:30 am from June 20 - August 8 (No story time on July 4)

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

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


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:30am

10:30 am to 11:15 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

In the early 1960's, a British pop music group called The Beatles gained world-wide fame! This program examines the excitement this playful rock band created. We'll listen to songs, dance, make fan memorabilia, look at music artifacts and have discussions about what makes a band popular! For ages 8 – 12 with registration beginning July 16.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Become a bubble scientist! Learn all about bubbles, create your own bubble wand, and more! For ages 6 – 8 with registration beginning July 16.


Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children's Area

Become a bubble scientist! Learn all about bubbles, create your own bubble wand, and more! For ages 6 – 8 with registration beginning July 16.


Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Our Family Storytime engages children and their families with multicultural literature that celebrates our differences and draws us closer together. Recommended for ages 3-6. No registration necessary.


Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:30am

Mondays and Fridays, June 11 through August 3

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

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


Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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

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


Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

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


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