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                August 2018           Cleve J. Fredricksen Library E-Newsletter



We are ending our summer programming with a bang this year!  This is one evening you do not want to miss as we dance the night away with the ever-popular Janelle Verones Band!  Performing the best hits of today and yesteryear, Janelle and her band will remind us that Libraries ROCK!  In addition, we’ll have some fun summer activities before the concert!  Everyone attending will also have a chance to WIN Hershey Park or Longwood Gardens tickets!  (Rain location: inside)  No registration necessary.
Concert sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

Special Event Schedule:
~ 4 pm to 5 pm - All-ages Drum Circle with Yvonne Sadowy!
~ 4 pm to 5 pm - Touch-A-Truck is Back!
~ 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Disney Princesses at the Library!
~ 5 pm to 6:30 pm - Family-friendly  Disney movie sing-along
~ 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm - All-age Dance Party
~ 7 pm to 8:30 pm - The Janelle Verones Band LIVE!!!

Additional Activities!
~ Food trucks (including Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine, Sarah's Creamery            Penn State Ice Cream & Philosopher's BBQ)
~ Prize Drawings (Hershey Park & Longwood Gardens Tickets)
~ Bubbles, Bubbles and more Bubbles!
~ Backyard Games (corn hole, ring toss and more!)
~ Crafts for the Kiddos
~ A Selfie Station
~ Just for Teens: Blackout Poetry & Painting Party
~ Sidewalk Chalk Games and Challenges
~ A Misting Tent to Cool Off

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

Simply the Best 2018...
An Even Dozen!

by Bonnie Goble, Library Director
Fredricksen Library has won Simply the Best for 2018. That’s twelve years that the library has taken the top honors among all libraries!
We are embarking on a time of wonderful expansion at the library. We are adding a Lower Level Entrance and a Business and Career Center on the Main Level. This summer, we opened the Kunkel Creation Station, a Children’s MakerSpace, funded by grants from the Stabler and Kunkel Foundations. Fredricksen is definitely a “library on the move!”
Lots of projects, and lots of progress.
Thank you if you voted for us for Simply the Best. We hope that you will help us to better serve the public by giving generously when you receive the Annual Appeal in your mailbox in October. Only with your financial help can we move forward.
We are grateful for all of it.


Donation Station @ Fredricksen
from 1 pm to 3 pm
OR drop off at the Reference Desk anytime! 

The Friends of Fredricksen have established Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk. Get information on what kind of donations we accept HERE.


Making Days @ the Kunkel Creation Station - Ages 6+
Saturday, September 1 OR Sunday September 2 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Food Science: Let's Cook It! - Ages 6-8
Tuesday, September 4 OR Thursday, September 6 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Food Science: Let's Cook It! - Ages 9-12
Tuesday, September 11 OR Thursday, September 13 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Girls in STEM: Food Science Laboratory - Ages 8-12
Monday, September 17 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Plant Science: Let's Grow It! - Ages 6-8
Tuesday, October 2 OR Thursday, October 4 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Plant Science: Let's Grow It! - Ages 9-12
Tuesday, October 9 OR Thursday, October 11 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Global Maker Day @ the Kunkel Creation Station - Ages 6-12
Tuesday, October 23 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Spooky STEM @ the Kunkel Creation Station - Ages 6-10
Monday, October 29 OR Tuesday, October 30 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Create Your Own Board Game @ the Kunkel Creation Station - Ages 6-8
Tuesday, November 6 OR Thursday, November 8 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Create Your Own Board Game @ the Kunkel Creation Station - Ages 9-12
Tuesday, November 13 OR Thursday, November 15 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Create Your Own Roller Coaster @ the Kunkel Creation Station - Ages 8-12
Monday, November 19 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Block Party: KEVA Plank Challenge - Ages 6-8
Monday, November 26 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Block Party: KEVA Plank Challenge - Ages 9-12
Thursday, November 29 from 5 pm to 6 pm

PAVE THE WAY to OPEN DOORS at Fredricksen Library!

Help us “Pave the Way to Open Doors” by engraving a brick (or two!) in honor or in memory of family, friends, loved ones, pets, an organization, or special occasion. Paver order forms can be found at, or you can stop by the Library to pick one up! For more information on paver purchases, or additional naming opportunities available, call Development at 717-761-3900 x236.




The Haunting of Hill House

Murder Mystery Play
@ Oyster Mill Playhouse

hosted by the Friends of Fredricksen
Tuesday, October 2
6:30 pm – Reception & Basket Raffle
7:30 pm – Curtain

Tickets are $25.00. (Limited #) at the reference desk, or call (717) 761-3900 x 236.

Watch for the specialty basket raffle tickets to go on sale in the library September 1!

Play Summary: Cut off from the outside world by it’s remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent. It’s isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr. Montague, who has been granted a short lease by the present owner. His mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house and to come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years. He is joined by three unacquainted others who each have their reason for accepting his invitation. The visitors have all come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess–powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.

Congratulations to this year's Bike Raffle winner Cher C.!
Her name was chosen from over 500 tickets that were sold. Cher has been riding the same bicycle since high school and is very excited to go to Holmes Cycling & Fitness to pick out a new bike! Thank you to all who participated in our fundraiser and to our friends at Holmes for their generous sponsorship.

Butterfly Gardening
Tuesday, August 21
from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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.


Meet the Butterflies
with the Master Gardeners
Saturday, August 25
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

at Adams-Ricci Park 100 East Penn Drive, Enola

Join the Master Gardeners to
Meet the Butterflies at Adams Ricci Park.
Activities will focus on Monarchs and their life cycle. Meet Monarch, Swallowtail and other butterflies. The Library will host storytimes for children at 11 am & 1 pm.
DIY butterfly crafts will be available throughout the day. Master Gardeners will provide garden tours highlighting the most attractive perennial and annual plants for pollinators.
All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Friends of Fredricksen
Fall Book & Media Sale
& Children's Book Sale!
September 20 through 23
Ruggaber Community Room & Library Atrium

Thursday, September 20 - 2 pm to 7 pm – Special Preview Sale! (downstairs)
AND Children's Book Sale - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Right side of Atrium
Friday, September 21 9 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, September 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm – BAG SALE  upstairs & downstairs!
You may purchase items downstairs 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 available on our website.  JOIN US!

Libraries ROCK
Facebook Challenges!

CONGRATULATIONS to our "LIBRARIES ROCK" facebook challenge winners so far! Every FRIDAY until August 10th, we will ask a music related question - if you LIKE and COMMENT on the post you could WIN a $10 GIFTCARD!   

This week's question..... Name some of your favorite roadtrip music!  Artists, albums or individual songs to drive to!


Bus Trip to Washington D.C.:
Day on Your Own / National Book Festival
Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 am

Just a few of this year's fantastic authors: Madeleine Albright, Amy Tan, Isabel Allende, James McBride, Sonia Sotomayor, Brad Meltzer, E. Annie Proulx, Kate DiCamillo, David Levithan & Brian Selznick

 Join us as we travel to Washington D.C. for a Day on Your Own or to attend the annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress. Our bus will stop at the National Mall for those that wish to explore D.C. on their own, as well as stopping at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Book Festival. 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

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. Registration is OPEN!

 At our East Pennsboro Branch...

Life-Size Hi Ho Cherry-O
Tuesday, August 14 at 1:00 pm
Let's play Hi Ho Cherry-O! Sign up as a family or team for a time slot to play our life-size game. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.

 Reading Rock and Roll: Uncommon People
Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm
From "In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more." Please either have read the book or listened to the audiobook before the meeting. Register by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.


Harry Potter Interactive Movie - For ages 10 to 18!  TODAY!

Wednesday, August 1
from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone gets a new twist when you watch it on Harry Potter's Birthday! NOW for ages 10-18! Join us for an interactive viewing of the first Harry Potter movie! Limited to 40 attendees. Film is 2 hours and 32 minutes long. Rated PG.



Mission Transition 2018/2019:
Preparing for Kindergarten

One Monday a month, based on school district, at 6:30 pm during the 2018/19 school year.

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in Fredricksen Library's Kindergarten readiness program. Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2019 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, meet other future students and make early friendships! Registration is happening now with the first session starting Aug 27th. The last day to register is January 31st. Sessions run one hour.
Children attending these schools are welcome to attend:
Camp Hill School District (Hoover Elementary) - First Session: August 27th
East Pennsboro School District (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary) - First Session: September 10
West Shore School District (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) - First Session: September 17th
Cumberland Valley School District (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill) - First Session: September 24th


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! 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 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!

  Connect with US! 

Do you know all the places Fredricksen can be found on Social Media? We’re on FacebookPinterest, 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!)


August Events


 Adult Programs

Dare 2B Tick Aware
Tuesday, August 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Language at the Library:
SPANISH: every Thurs @ 10 am
GERMAN: Thurs 8/2, 8/16 @ 11:30 am
FRENCH: Thurs 8/2, 8/16 @ 1 pm
RUSSIAN: Thurs 8/9, 8/23 @ 9 am
ITALIAN: Thurs 8/9, 8/23 @ 12:30 pm
BRAZILIAN PORT.: Sat 8/25 @ 2 pm
Master Gardener Plant Clinics – Every Tues, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Italian for Beginners I – 8/2- 10/4 @ 5 pm Reg. Req.
Italian for Beginners II – 8/2 – 10/4 @ 6:30 pm Reg. Req.
Family Friendly Sing Along – The Lion King – Fri 8/3 @ 6:30 pm
Fredricksen Writes – Mon 8/6, 8/20 @ 6:45 pm
Curl Up with the Classics: Murder on the Orient Express – Tues 8/7@ 10 am - Reg Req.
Final Summer Fling and Concert on the Lawn – Thurs 8/9 from 4 pm – 8:30 pm
Foreign Film Friday: Hunt for Wilderpeople - Fri 8/10 @ 2 pm and 7 pm
Trivia After Hours – BYOB – 2000s Music – Sat 8/11 @ 7 pm
Twisted Stitchers – Mon 8/13 @ 6:30 pm – Reg. Req.
Blood Pressure Screenings – 8/16 from 9:30 am to 1 pm
Family Friendly Sing Along –Moana – Fri 8/17 @ 2:00 pm
Fredricksen Reads: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng -Tues 8/21 @ 7 pm - Reg. Req.
Gardening with Nature: Butterfly Gardening – Tues 8/21 @ 7 pm - Reg. Req.
German Lang. Film Group – 8/23 @ 2 pm
Foreign Film Friday: The Band’s Visit – Fri 8/24 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Dare 2B Tick Aware – Tues 8/28 @ 7 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

Family Friendly Sing Along
The Lion King
Friday, August 3 at 6:30 pm

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

Summer Drop In Story Times – Mon & Fri through 8/3 @ 9:30 am and 10:30 am
Badge Challenge - July 30 - August 19
Creekview Park Story Times – Wed through 8/8 @ 9:30 am
Meet the Beatles – Wed 8/1 @ 10:30 am 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Interactive Movie!  - Wed 8/1 @ 2 pm
Bubble-ology – Wed 8/1 @ 4:30 pm OR Thurs 8/2 @ 5 pm – Reg. Req.
Music Together – Thurs 8/2 @ 10:30 am Reg Req.
Drop In Family Story Time – Thurs 8/2 and 8/23 @ 6:30 pm
Family Friendly Sing Along – The Lion King – Fri 8/3 @ 6:30 pm
Youth Chess Night – Fri 8/3 @ 6:30 pm
Forensic Science: Let’s Solve It! – Mon 8/6 and Tues 8/7 @ 5 pm - Reg. Req.
Candy Hunger Games – Tues 8/7 @ 1 pm
Final Summer Fling and Concert on the Lawn – Thurs 8/9 from 4 pm – 8:30 pm

Story Time and Music by Sovia Therapy - Sat 8/11 @ 3:00 pm
Forensic Science: Let’s Solve It! – Mon 8/13 and Tues 8/14 @ 5 pm
Let’s Talk Comics - Thurs 8/16 @ 4:30 pm – Reg. Req.
Family Friendly Sing Along – Moana – Fri 8/17 @ 2 pm
Family Movie Night – Lemonade Mouth – Fri 8/17 @ 6:30 pm
Mission Transition – Mondays @ 6:30 pm beginning 8/27
1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Register at the library

 ALL Children's Events

Teen Programs

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)
Thursday, August 2
from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Plot Twisters is a dynamic group of teen writers. 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. Quiet individual work from 6:30 pm - 7 pm. Shared work from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. No registration necessary.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Interactive Movie! - Wed 8/1 @ 2 pm
The Plot Twisters – Thurs 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 & 8/23 @ 6:30 pm
Family Friendly Sing Along – The Lion King– Fri 8/3 @ 6:30 pm
Final Summer Fling and Concert on the Lawn - Thurs 8/9 from 4 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Friendly Sing Along –Moana – Fri 8/17 @ 2 pm

ALL Teen Events

East Pennsboro Branch

National Night Out
at Adams-Ricci Park
Tuesday, August 7 at 6:00 pm
Stop by the library's booth at National Night Out at Adams-Ricci Park to play a game and win a prize!

Friday Fun - Every Fri @ 11 am
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Escape Game – Mon 7/30 through Sat 8/4
Adventures in Reading – Wed 8/2 @ 6:30 pm Reg. Req.
Celebrate Your Favorite Book Character – Fri 8/3 @ 1 pm
National Night Out at Adams-Ricci Park– Tues 8/7 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Chix with Stix – Wed 8/8 @ 6 pm
Back to School Scavenger Hunt – Mon 8/13 @ 11 am
Life Size High Ho Cherry-O – Tues 8/14 @ 1 pm
Bingo For Books - Tues 8/14 @ 6:30 pm – Reg. Req.
Reading Rock and Roll: Uncommon People - Thurs 8/16 @ 6:30 pm - Reg. Req.
Bingo For Books: Afternoon Edition - Tues 8/21 @ 3 pm
Meet the Butterflies – Sat 8/25 @ 10 am at Adams Ricci Park
Coloring for Adults - Tues 8/28 @ 6:30 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

Get information and registration dates on all June, July & Aug. programs and events!
DOWNLOAD the Fredricksen Library Newsletter
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Recent Arrivals and Collection News

Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes
Day of the Dead by Nicci French
Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison
A Measure of Darkness by Jonathan Kellerman
The Money Shot by Stuart Woods
A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay
Pale as Death by Heather Graham
Paradox by Catherine Coulter
Toucan Keep a Secret by Donna Andrews
What We Were Promised by Amy Tan

Death Wish
Orange is the New Black Season 5
Pacific Rim: Uprising
A Quiet Place
Ready Player One
Spinning Man
Tomb Raider
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

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


Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Keith Urban – Graffiti U
Lily Allen – No Shame
Lord Huron – Vide Noir
Old Crow Medicine Show – Volunteer
Various Artists – Johnny Cash: Forever Words


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