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            April 2019       Cleve J. Fredricksen Library E-Newsletter

Thursday, April 25
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, April 26
from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 27
from 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, April 28
from 1 pm to 4 pm –

 Support your library at the Friends Spring Book & Media Sale. You can get an early look at our sale items on Thursday, April 25th from 2pm to 7 pm 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.  DOWNLOAD A FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP FORM

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 to 8:30, Saturday 1 to 5, and Sunday 1 to 4. 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 spring and summer!

We are thrilled to welcome back Hiroya Tsukamoto, a guitarist and composer from Japan (now based in New York). His highly-acclaimed "new folkloric music" has captured the attention of music critics everywhere.  He is not only a highly-skilled guitarist, but also a skilled songwriter, poetic spirit, and an engaging story teller. Come here his enchanting original compositions, as well as Japanese folk songs and stories. The Jazz Review said he has "...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!"  The Boston Herald said "Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey."  Join us on the journey. No registration needed. Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.



Bonnie Goble Named YWCA Tribute to Women
of Excellence Recipient

Fredricksen Library’s Director, Bonnie Goble, was recently honored as one of the recipients of this year’s YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence award. In its 30th year, the YWCA honors women in our community for their contributions to our region, both professionally and philanthropically. Bonnie was one of 29 women chosen who dedicate their time and talent to making a difference in Central Pennsylvania. Bonnie has been the Library Director at Fredricksen for 10 years. During her tenure Fredricksen has grown to become the busiest library in the Cumberland County Library System servicing residents in six communities. Under Bonnie’s leadership, Fredricksen strives to be a center that provides resources and opportunities to meet the educational, recreational and cultural needs of our communities. Congratulations Bonnie!
(Bonnie Goble, pictured front row, third from right.. Photo courtesy of YWCA)

 New Kanopy Streaming Service!

Cumberland County library card holders can now stream four movies a month with Kanopy, our new media streaming service. A wide range of foreign films, documentaries, and classics can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. Loan periods allow patrons three days of unlimited viewing per film and simultaneous use.    GET MORE INFORMATION      BROWSE THE 1000s of FILMS

Horticulture Show with
Penn-Cumberland Garden Club
Friday, April 26 from 1 pm to 8 pm
Sat., April 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Help us welcome the Penn-Cumberland Garden Club by taking in the sights of their beautiful plants and horticulture specimens that are up for show! Scattered throughout the atrium for your enjoyment, the displays will be judged and then shown throughout the day. Enjoy them while shopping the Friends of Fredricksen Book Sale or judge the entries yourself to see if you agree with the official judges!  


Donation Station

Saturday, April 6
1 pm to 3 pm in the Lower 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!

with Mette, Evans & Woodside
Estate, Financial and Long Term Care Planning:
How Proactive Planning Can Protect Your Family
Tuesday, April 2
from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The lack of proper estate, financial and long term care planning can exact a serious emotional and financial toll upon your family. Attorney Brian J. Hinkle from Mette, Evans & Woodside and Anthony M. Conte from Conte Wealth Advisors will address estate, financial and long term care planning issues that affect all of us as we grow older. Topics that Attorney Hinkle and Mr. Conte will address during this seminar include the need for basic estate planning documents and various strategies available for planning for retirement and long term care. Attorney Hinkle and Mr. Conte will also answer questions that attendees may have. No registration needed.
Learn About: 
• Tax and property transfer consequences of not having a will
• Creating a trust and the potential benefits
• Financial planning basics
• Power of Attorney issues
• Planning for Retirement and Long Term Care

Opening in the Spring - the NEW
Business & Career Center
@ Fredricksen!

The Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen (BCC) will be offering workshops, programming and technology assistance centered on all stages of career goals, with a whole person focus of enhancing employability. Entrepreneurs and local businesses will also be in focus as we incorporate regional services from SCORE and debut a portable recording studio. Many exciting future programs and workshops are in the planning stages, so please stay tuned!
Some of the BCC offerings will include:
Multiple workshops and programming based on exploring a career path at any level, job search and resources, resume writing, styling, interviewing, improving technology skills, time management, saving for retirement at any income level, and much more!
SCORE will be on site for facilitated roundtables focused on entrepreneurial and small business networking, with many more future offerings in the planning stages!
Stay tuned for programming and other important announcements—your future starts here!

Check out this TIME LAPSE VIDEO from Backyard Productions, Inc and Krehling Industries Inc. of our Business & Career Center installation!

Fredricksen Library


Sponsored by HOLMES Cycling

Spring is here and thoughts of bike riding, sunshine, and warmer weather come to mind. It also means it’s time for Fredricksen’s Annual Bike Raffle in conjunction with Holmes Cycling and Fitness! For the sixth year in a row, this family-owned Camp Hill business is donating a bike (of your choice up to a $450 value) to the raffle winner. Tickets are $5 per ticket or $12 for three tickets. The drawing will be held on Thursday, June 13th at our first summer concert on the lawn.
Like Fredricksen Library, Holmes is fostering community and encouraging healthy behaviors. Holmes has been providing quality customer service and products since 1974. Just last year, the shop was completely remodeled; stop in and check it out! They are also great neighbors who also support the library and we thank them for their generosity. THANK YOU HOLMES CYCLING & FITNESS!

 At our East Pennsboro Branch....

Let's Dance Storytime with
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Saturday, April 13 at 1:30 pm

Join the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet at our library as we read and dance during a special storytime. Ages 3 and up please; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

 Reading Poetry
Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for a discussion of the book, "The Flame" by Leonard Cohen. From "The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist." Please either have read the book or listened to the audiobook before the meeting. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

National Library Week AND
National Volunteer Week
Sunday, April 7 - Saturday, April 13

In celebration of this special week - watch for our Facebook (and in-the- library) challenges all week featuring questions about YOUR special  library and volunteering experiences!
First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.  National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.


Great Decisions 2019
Three Sessions remaining:
Cyber Conflict & Geopolitics - April 15
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested - April 29
State of the State Department and Diplomacy - May 13

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. Discussion topic details can be found here!  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.   

 April Exhibits @ Fredricksen Library

In the Front Lobby Display Case
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation is a statewide non-profit that works with state parks and forests. Our mission is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through public engagement in volunteerism, recreation and conservation. We do this through public education, organized events and recreation programs, transformative projects, volunteer recruitment, and the development of engaged local friends groups.
The Photo Tour in the Community Gallery
The annual Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation Thru the Seasons photo contest invites professional and amateur photographers to submit photos in a variety of categories which capture all that is special and the memories that are made in our state parks and forests. Once selected each year, the winning photos are displayed at a variety of locations across the commonwealth.


The Fredricksen Library is raising funds for a new Lower Level Entrance and Business & Career Center by holding a paver fundraiser. Please help us “pave the way” by engraving a paver (or two!) in honor or in memory of family, friends, loved ones, pets, an organization, or special occasion. Paver order forms can be found ONLINE HERE OR you can stop by the Library to pick one up! ORDER BY MAY 1st to guarantee installation for our Grand Opening! (deadline extended!)
For questions, please call Development at (717) 761-3900 x 236.


Fredricksen Library

Stained Glass Window Replicas

Window replicas are 12” x 12”, 1/4” plexiglass with white backing, two drilled holes for hanging (optional) with a narrow black U channel frame. Priced @ $65.00 a piece. Proceeds will support programs and services at Fredricksen Library. 

DOWNLOAD an order form showing the 28 windows available. 


Device Advice
By Appointment only
Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 pm
Thursdays, 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! One of our trained Reference Librarians 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 for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Our reading 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! Registration NOW OPEN!


Support Fredricksen with your Amazon Purchases! 

When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organizations you select. Use the link from our website or go to and select Fredricksen Library. Use your regular Amazon login and password - no need to re-register

Click HERE or on the AmazonSmile logo to get started!

  Connect with US! 

Do you know all the places Fredricksen can be found on Social Media? We’re on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (fredricksenlibrary) and Twitter @cjfredricksen! You can also find photos of our events on our Flickr page. Click on any of the links at the bottom of this email, or on our website homepage to follow us and stay up to date with what’s happening.  Please like, share, pin and retweet our posts as well. (And tell all your friends and family too!)


April Events


 Adult Programs

Life on the Golden Stage:
A Short History of Opera
Two Tuesdays: April 30 & May 7
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Join John Maietta for the drama, passion, song, and spectacle of opera. Behind the curtain lie scandal, high finance, and calamity. You don’t have to be a diehard opera fan to enjoy this colorful glimpse of the musical and social history behind the grandest entertainment medium of all time. Highlighting the program will be short video excerpts from some of the world’s most popular operas. Your front-row seat is waiting! No registration necessary.

Great Decisions  – Decoding US & China Trade - Mon 4/1 @ 1 pm
Fredricksen Writes – 4/1 & 4/15 @ 6:45 pm
Curl Up with the Classics: Little Women – Tues 4/2 @ 10 am
Writers Workshop – Tues 4/2 – 5/21 @ 6:30 pm
Estate, Financial and Long Term Care Planning – Tues 4/2 @ 7 pm
Moving Forward Book Group: Promise Me, Dad - Wed 4/3 @ 1 pm
Blood Pressure Screenings with UPMC Pinnacle – Thurs 4/4 & 4/18 from 11 a -1 p
Meetup/Save the World - Thurs 4/4 @ 7 pm
Donation Station – Sat 4/6- 1 pm to 3 pm
Language at the Library:
SPANISH: Every Thurs @ 10 am
GERMAN: First & Third Thurs @ 11:30 am
Beginner & Inter. FRENCH: Every Thurs @ 11:15 am
Beginner & Advanced FRENCH: First & Third Thurs @ 1 pm
RUSSIAN: Second & Fourth Thurs @ 9 am
ITALIAN: Second & Fourth Thurs @ 12:30 pm
Philosophers' Roundtable – Mon 4/8 @ 2 pm
Twisted Stitchers – Mon 4/8 @ 6:30 pm

Pennsylvania Trivia from A to Z– Tues 4/9 @ 7 pm
Foreign Film Friday: Oh Lucy! – Fri 4/12 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Trivia After Hours – Parks and Rec! B.Y.O.B. – Sat 4/13 @ 7 pm
The Music of Hiroya Tsukamoto– Sun 4/14 @ 1:30 pm
Great Decisions – Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics - Mon 4/15 @ 1 pm
Gardening with Nature –Tues 4/16 @ 7 pm
Tales Well Told: Women Breaking Loose – Mon 4/22 @ 7 pm
Fredricksen Reads: Beartown by Fredrik Backman – Mon 4/22 @ 7 pm
Journey of an Author – Tues 4/23 @ 7 pm
Friends Book and Media Sale – 4/25 – 4/28
Great Decisions – The US and Mexico - Mon 4/29 @ 1 pm
Device Advice – Tues 10 am to 12 pm or Thurs 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Call 717-761-3900 ext. 225 to schedule an appointment.
Coffee Corner - Weekdays 9:30 am to Mid Afternoon (hours vary)

ALL Adult Events

Children's Programs

Library for Lunch – In Our Garden
Wednesday, May 1 OR Friday, May 3
12 pm to 1 pm

Delight in stories about things that grow during our springtime Library for Lunch! Spring is here and everything is growing! Enjoy songs and stories about growing things before planting a seed!
Children should bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the program. Registration is required and begins April 7. This program is recommended for ages 3 - 6 but younger and older siblings may attend.

Coding Club - Mondays, through May 20 @ 4:30 pm
Kid's Biography Club: John James Audubon– Mon 4/1 @ 5 pm
Making Friendship Bracelets – Tues 4/2 OR Thurs 4/4 @ 5 pm
A Poem in Your Pocket – Wed 4/3 @ 4:30 pm
Baby Animals – Fri 4/5 @ 11 am
Youth Chess Night – Fri 4/5 @ 6:30 pm
Adventures in 3D Printing and Modeling – Tues 4/9 & 4/23 @ 5 pm
Homemade Paper Making – Tues 4/9 OR Thurs 4/11 @ 5:30 pm
Spring into STEM: Crazy Monster Pet – Wed 4/10 @ 4:30 pm OR Thurs 4/11 @ 5 pm
Drop-In Family Story Time – Thurs 4/11 & 4/25 @ 6:30 pm
Perfect Picnic Party - Thurs 4/18 @ 4:30 pm
READ to Dogs – Thurs 4/18 @ 6:30 pm
Family Movie Night – Fri 4/19 @ 6:30 pm
Spring in STEM: Build a Bird’s Nest – Wed 4/24 @ 4:30 pm OR Thurs 4/25 @ 5 pm
Sunshine Art – Sat 4/27 @ 5 pm
Children’s Book Week – 4/29 – 5/5

 ALL Children's Events

Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
April 11 and 25
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Fredricksen's Teen Advisory Group is a service group that helps to plan teen events, choose books for our collection, and run special events. This is a great way for students to complete volunteer hours, and also give back to their community in a fun and rewarding way. Joining TAG is as easy as filling out a library volunteer application. Stop by a meeting to see what it's all about. Please come ready with any ideas for programs, volunteer opportunities, or topics you would like to discuss. For teens ages 12 – 18. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary.

Twisted Stitchers – Mon 4/8 @ 6:30 pm
Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group) – Thurs 4/11 & 4/5 @ 6:30 pm
Coding Club @ Fredricksen - Mondays through 5/20 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Teen Makerspace Nights @ the KCS - Tues 4/30 from 6 pm to 8 pm

  ALL Teen Events

East Pennsboro Branch

Adventures in Reading:
On Trails: An Exploration
Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm
Join us for a discussion of the book, "On Trails: An Exploration" by Robert Moor. From "Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew." Please either have read the book or listened to the audiobook before the meeting. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

 Land that Job! - Fridays through 5/17 @ 1:30 pm

Seasonal Cooking – Tues 4/2 & 4/16 @ 6:15 pm
Local Writers Writing – Wed 4/3, 4/17 & 4/24 @ 6 pm
Christian Fiction Book Club – Thurs 4/4 @ 12 pm
Word Games – Thurs 4/4 – 1 pm to 3 pm
Reading Poetry – Thurs 4/4 @ 6:30 pm
Bingo for Books - Tues 4/9 @ 6:30 pm
Chess – Tues 4/9 @ 6:30 pm
Chix with Stix - Wed 4/10 @ 6 pm
Story Time and Craft with the Girl Scouts - Thurs 4/11 @ 6:30 pm
Baby Story Time – Sat 4/13 @ 10 am
Raising Readers Story Time - Sat 4/13 @ 11 am
DIY Days - Sat 4/13 @ 12:30 pm
Let’s Dance Story Time with Central PA Youth Ballet – Sat 4/13 @ 1:30 pm
Hands On: STEM – Mon 4/22 @ 12:30 pm
Preschoolers Make It & Take It – Mon 4/22 @ 1 pm
Coloring for Adults – Tues 4/23 @ 6:30 pm
Adventures in Reading - Thurs 4/25 @ 6:30 pm
Spring Story Time with Mrs. B. – Tues through 4/30 @ 10 am & 11 am
1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Registration is Open

  ALL East Pennsboro Branch Events


Coffee Corner Ca$h!
Available for purchase at the Reference Desk in increments of $5.00 and $10.00, these Coffee Corner Cash cards may be purchased using cash, check or credit card.
Coffee Corner Cash cards spend like cash, and have no expiration date. READ MORE


Hampden Township Pick-up and Drop-off Service
Fredricksen Library provides a pick-up and drop-off site for library materials at the Recreation Building, 5001 Hampden Park Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, just off Sporting Hill Road.  Great idea!  How does this work?   GET MORE INFO

Get information and registration dates on all March, April & May programs and events!
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Recent Arrivals and Collection News

18th Abduction by James Patterson
The A List by J.A. Jance
The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle
Redemption by David Baldacci
Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis
Under the Table by Stephanie Evanovich

If Beale Street Could Talk
The Mule
On the Basis of Sex
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Victoria: Season 3
Welcome to Marwen

 NEW RELEASES Available $2 for 3 days - GET INFO!


Cypress Hill – Elephants on Acid
Eminem – Kamikaze
Jeff Tweedy – Warm
Now 68
Paul Weller – True Meanings
Steve Perry – Traces


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