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         April 2018           Cleve J. Fredricksen Library E-Newsletter

Folk Music with Andy & Judy Daigle
Monday, April 16 - 7 pm to 8 pm

 New England natives Andy & Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. Today, this talented folk duo tours through New England, the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Great Lakes Regions and have been featured on popular folk music radio programs. Andy & Judy do a masterful job of involving the audience in their performances. Sing-a-longs and smiles are the norm at one of their concerts. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel and blues can be heard in their songs. Join us for an evening of good times and great music! No registration needed. Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

Coming in May...

Mando-Music with the Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble
Sunday, May 20  - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Join the Friends of Fredricksen Library for their first BIG sale of 2018, April 19 through 22! Stock up for that long summer of reading and for gifts! Don't forget the BAG SALE on Sunday too! Print out the coupon below or show on your phone for $1.00 off on Friday and Saturday.

A $1.00 OFF



Screenagers Documentary: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Thursday, April 5 - 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Fredricksen Library is proud to present a screening of the documentary "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. Parents and their children are invited to attend the screening and engage in a facilitated discussion after the one hour documentary. All attendees will leave with tips on how to talk about media usage in their home. Recommended for ages 10 and up. No Registration Required.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Documentary
7:30 pm – 8 pm - Discussion


We are now offering online registration for many of our Children's Programs! On the phone and in person registrations are also still available for programs.

Library for Lunch – Celebrate PA One Book Every Young Child
Wednesday, April 4 OR Friday, April 6 from 12 pm to 1 pm
Children ages 3 – 6, accompanied by an adult, will celebrate Pennsylvania's One Book Every Young Child initiative with a story, games, and a craft. This year's book selection is My Cousin Momo by Zachariah O'Hora. Cost is $1/ person. Register ONLINE for Wed. 4/4 OR Fri. 4/6 now!

 At our East Pennsboro Branch...

STEM: Robots!
Friday, April 20
- 1 pm to 4 pm
Saturday, April 28 - 12 pm to 2 pm

Try some hands-on STEM with the Dash and Dot Robots. This program is for ages 6 to 18; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register for a 30-minute time slot by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.


Longwood Gardens Community Reads
Thursday, April 19 - 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion of the Longwood Gardens Community Reads book, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. From "Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. Please either have read the book or listened to the audiobook before the meeting. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274..

2018 Bike Raffle Tickets
ON SALE Monday, April 2!

As summer approaches thoughts of bike riding, parades and picnics come to mind. It is time for Fredricksen’s Fifth Annual Bike Raffle. Tickets will go on sale April 2nd and cost is $5 per ticket, $12 for three tickets. The drawing will be held on July 12th at the Ernie Fields Motown Band concert.



GRAND REOPENING SALE - March 29 - April 7!

Like Fredricksen Library, Holmes Cycling and Fitness is fostering community and encouraging healthy behaviors. For the fifth year in a row, Holmes is donating a bike (with a value of $450) to Fredricksen Library. The family-owned, Camp Hill shop has provided quality customer service and products since 1974. They are also great neighbors who support the Library. The shop has just undergone a complete remodel…and WOW it looks awesome! Stop in and check out the inventory and improved layout during the Grand Reopening Sale, March 29th through April 7th. All Trek Bikes over $299.99 are on sale (up to $200 off) and most Bontrager parts, accessories and clothing are 20% off.  Financing available.


Summer Reading Kickoff!
Saturday, June 9
from 1 to 4 pm on the Lawn

This summer, we’re celebrating how much LIBRARIES ROCK at our Summer Reading Kickoff! There’s no better band to kick things off than  Tonks & the Aurors, the internationally-celebrated wizard rock band! Tonks & the Aurors play music about the Harry Potter series and are great for all ages! That’s right; rock music about the world of Harry Potter exists and we will get to experience it right here in Camp Hill!  Naterpix Photos will be here with their Professional Photobooth, including tons of props and tons of fun!
We’ll also have Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Fun with Bubbles, Fun Crafts, FREE Cupcakes, Prize Give-Aways, Snacks for Sale and much, much more!

The 2018 Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library, a donation in Memory of Ashley Dietrich, Weis Markets, UGI Utilities, Riverview, our municipalities and additional generous sponsors. Concert sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

AND.... The 2018 CONCERT LINEUP for the Summer!

Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm (Kickoff 1 - 4 pm)
Tonks & the Aurors on the Lawn
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm (rain date June 21)
Trinidad & Tobago on the Lawn
Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 pm
Ernie Fields Motown Band on the Lawn
Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm
Shea Quinn & Friends on the Lawn
Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm
Final Fling - Janelle Verones Band on the Lawn

Still only $30 per 10 lb box!  $1 fee for easy ONLINE orders.

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
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 for your appointment. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
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! 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!

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April Events


 Adult Programs

50 Years Later: How 1968 Shaped Today’s America
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm

1968 was a tempestuous time in American history. The Vietnam War and the anti-war movement brought times of great distress for our country. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, followed soon after by Robert F. Kennedy. It was a critical time that has shaped the America of today. Join Dickinson Professsor, Cotten Seiler, Ph.D. as he delves with us into this pivotal time in American History and helps us see what we can learn 50 years later. No registration needed.

Language at the Library:
SPANISH: every Thurs @ 10 am
RUSSIAN: Thurs 4/12, 4/26 @ 9 am
GERMAN: Thurs 4/5, 4/19 @ 11:30 am
FRENCH: Thurs 4/5, 4/19@ 1 pm
ITALIAN: Thurs 4/12, 4/26 @ 12:30 pm
BRAZILIAN PORT.: Sat 4/28 @ 2pm
Great Decisions: Turkey, A Partner in Crisis – 4/2 @ 1 pm - Registration Required
Fredricksen Writes – Mon 4/2, 4/16 @ 6:45 pm – Registration Required
Eternal Egypt: From King Tut to the Arab Spring – Tues 4/3 & 4/10 @ 7 pm
Curl Up with the Classics: Huckleberry Finn – Tues 4/3 @ 10 am - Registration Required
Great Stories – 4/4 @ 10 am – FULL
Mindfulness Matters: Engaging the Senses – Sun 4/8 @ 1:30 pm
Philosopher's Roundtable - Mon 4/12 @ 2 pm - Registration Required
Twisted Stitchers – Mon 4/9 @ 6:30 pm - Registration Required
Foreign Film Friday – Fri 4/13 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Trivia After Hours – BYOB – Marvel Universe – Sat 4/14 @ 7 pm
Great Decisions: Global Engagement and the Military– Mon 4/16 @ 1 pm - Registration Required
Folk Music with Andy & Judy Raigle - Mon 4/16 @ 7 pm
Everyone Has a Story – Tues 4/17 @ 2 pm – Registration Required
Fredricksen Reads: A Man Called Ove -Tues 4/17 @ 7 pm - Reg. Required
Gardening with Nature: Vegetables – Tues 4/17 @ 7 pm - Registration Required
Friends Spring Book and Media Sale – Thurs 4/19 – Sun 4/22
50 Years Later: How 1968 Shaped Today’s America – Tues 4/24 @ 7 pm
German Lang. Film Group – 4/26 @ 2 pm
Foreign Film Friday: Ixcanul – Fri 4/27 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Adult Crafternoon: Wood Sign Workshop – Sun 4/29 @ 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure Screenings – 4/19 and 5/17 from 9:30 am to 1 pm
Device Advice – Call 717-761-3900 ext. 225 to reserve a time slot.
Coffee Corner - Weekdays 9:30 am to 3 pm
Donation Station - First Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm

ALL Adult Events


Children's Programs

Between Covers Book Club
Thursday, April 5 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Come to discuss your favorite graphic novel with new friends and do a craft related to each month's book while enjoying a snack. April’s Choice is All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. For ages 10-13. Program is limited to 10 registrants. Register ONLINE now!

Meet Someone New: Kid's Biography Club – Jacques Cousteau Tues 4/2 @ 5 pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Between Covers Graphic Novel Book Club – All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson - Thurs 4/5 @ 6:30 pm
Library for Lunch: PA One Book, Every Young Child – Wed 4/4 OR Fri 4/6 @ 12 pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Screenagers Documentary & Discussion – Thurs 4/5 @ 6:30 pm
Drop-In Family Story time – Thurs 4/5 and 4/26 @ 6:30 pm
Youth Chess Night – Fri 4/6 @ 6:30 pm
National Library Week Celebration – Sun 4/8 – Sat 4/14
Hogwarts School of Household Wizardy – Mon 4/9 @ 4:30 pm
Baby Matinee (Movie for Parents) – Wed 4/11 @ 9:30 am
Family Movie Night – Captain Underpants – Thurs 4/12 @ 6:30 pm
Story Time and Music by Sovia Therapy – Going to the Zoo - Sat 4/14 @ 3:00 pm
Introduction to Chinese Dance – Sunday 4/15 @ 1:30 pm – REGISTER ONLINE
Infant Massage – Mon 4/16 and 4/23 @ 9:30 am – REGISTER ONLINE
READ to Dogs – Thurs 4/19 @ 6:30 pm - Registration Required
LEGO Club – Mon 4/23 @ 4:30 pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Sew Fun: Sewing Class for Children – Wed 4/25 @ 4:30 pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Faith’s Fandom Frenzy – Percy Jackson – Fri 4/27 @ 6:30 pm – REGISTER ONLINE
Bookjoy Celebration – Sat 4/28 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Meet Someone New: Kid's Biography Club – Mon 4/30 @ 5 pm
Children’s Book Week – Mon 4/30 – Sat 5/6
1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Register at the library
Homework Helpers Club – Thursdays @ 4 pm
Mission Transition 2017/2018: - Preparing for Kindergarten - One Monday a month Sept. through May @ 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 ALL Children's Events

Teen Programs

The Page Turners
Tuesday, April 10 - 7 pm to 8 pm
Page Turners is a writers group for teens ages 12-14. Beginners and writers of all genres are welcome. Join us to share your work, your struggles, your successes and lots of laughs as we work through plot problems, editing issues and seek constructive feedback. No registration necessary.

Screenagers Documentary & Discussion - Thurs 4/5 @ 6:30 pm
The Page Turners  – Tues 4/10 @ 7 pm

The Plot Twisters - Thurs 4/12, 4/26 @ 6:30 pm
Girls Who Code Club - Tues thru 5/22 @ 4 pm - PROGRAM FULL

ALL Teen Events





East Pennsboro Branch

DIY Spring Crafts:
Pressed Flower Cards
Wednesday, April 4 - 1 pm to 3 pm
Make a spring craft or two for yourself or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.

Resume, Job & School Application Assistance – Fridays through 5/11 @ 2 pm
Spring Story Time with Mrs. B.- Tues 4/3 – 5/8 @ 10 am and 11am
DIY Spring Crafts – Wed 4/4 @ 1 pm – Registration Required
Seasonal Cooking – Thurs 4/5 & 4/22 @ 6:15 pm
Bingo For Books - Tues 4/10 @ 6:30 pm - Registration Required
Chix with Stix – Wed 4/11 @ 6 pm
Story Time and Craft hosted by Girl Scout Troops - Thurs 4/12 @ 6:30pm - Reg Req.
Preschool Make It, Take It: Find It - Mon 4/16 @ 1 pm - Registration Req.
Eat Well to Live Well Series - Tues 4/17 @ 6 pm - Registration required
Nature Writing – Wed 4/18 – 6/6 @ 6 pm Registration Required
Longwood Garden Community Reads – Lab Girl – Thurs 4/19 @ 6:30 pm
STEM Robots! – Fri 4/20 @ 1 pm – Registration Required
Coloring for Adults - Mon 4/24 @ 6:30 pm
Homemaking Habits: Declutter & Organize - Sat 4/28 @ 10 am - Registration Required
Coupon Clippers - Sat 4/28 @ 11 am - Registration Required
STEM Robots! – Sat 4/28 @ 12 pm

 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

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Recent Arrivals and Collection News

Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen
Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
Disappeared by C.J. Box
Duel to the Death by J.A. Jance
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Hold Back the Dark by Kay Hooper
I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark
NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson
The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George
Truth or Dare by Fern Michaels

Call Me By Your Name
Daddy’s Home 2
Darkest Hour
Justice League
Molly’s Game
Pitch Perfect 3
Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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


The Church – Man Woman Life Death Infinity
Jessie Ware – Glasshouse
Ke$ha – Rainbow
Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life


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