Fredricksen

11th Annual Fredricksen LIBRARY LOOP

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:30am

Join us for the Eleventh Annual Fredricksen Library Loop 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk. Beginning May 1, registration forms will be available at the library, or can be downloaded from our website. Real-time race results are available only through online registration at our website. Sponsored by Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate.

Curl Up With the Classics - Jane Eyre

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

Curl up with the Classics with our daytime book discussions. Let's discuss Charlotte Bronte's romantic classic, Jane Eyre. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's enduring novel continues to engage and provoke readers today. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Registration begins February 1.

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Natalie D. Craumer Writers Workshop: The First Ten Pages

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:45pm

Join Catherine Jordan, author and editor, for an eight-week series in which new and returning writers will learn to take their writing to the next level and stand out in the competition. Each class will be broken down into a particular workshop, and build on each other. Learn to develop your premise, bring conflict into your story, develop your characters and more! Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1.

 

Foreign Film Friday: Zero Motivation

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM ISRAEL: Set in a remote desert military base, a platoon of young women soldiers, all Israeli conscripts, serve out their time playing computer games, singing pop songs, and conspiring to get transferred to Tel Aviv -- while endlessly serving coffee to the men who run the show. Here's an Israeli film filled with funny, quick-witted, zany women who wield their staple guns like automatic weaponry.

Foreign Film Friday: Zero Motivation

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM ISRAEL: Set in a remote desert military base, a platoon of young women soldiers, all Israeli conscripts, serve out their time playing computer games, singing pop songs, and conspiring to get transferred to Tel Aviv -- while endlessly serving coffee to the men who run the show. Here's an Israeli film filled with funny, quick-witted, zany women who wield their staple guns like automatic weaponry.

Twisted Stitchers - March

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins February 1.

Fredricksen Reads: Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions.  In this vibrant new historical novel, you will explore one young woman's determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town. Coal River is a deft and honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything.

Mobile Device Basics - Kindle

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for March class begins February 15.

 

 

Mobile Device Basics - Android & Nook

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device. Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for March classes begins February 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

 

Family Play Time (formerly Stay and Play)

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:00pm

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.

Family Play Time (formerly Stay and Play)

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:30am

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.

Youth Chess Night

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Volunteers 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story Time and Music Therapy by Sovia Therapy - On the Farm!

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 3:30pm

Join Sovia Therapy at this Story Time and Music Class designed for all children, including those who may have challenges with traditional story times and/or have developmental delays.  Sensory play, read aloud stories, music and ASL interpretation will all be a part of the program, which will take place in a no ‘shush’ zone.

Lego Workshop

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

Exercise your imagination to create items using Legos.  Attempt to meet various design elements in team and individual projects to see who can come up with creative, innovative designs or even something that will just work! For grades 4 – 6 with registration starting March 6.

READ to Dogs

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Specially trained dogs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  Children should bring along a book of their own choosing. For readers to age 12 with registration starting two weeks prior.  

 

 

 

 

Drop-In Story Time

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library.  For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 

Drop-In Story Time

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library.  For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 

Meet and Play (for New Parents) (formerly Let Them Play)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth - 3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges. Meets one Wednesday morning per month. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc. and M&T Bank.

 

Meet and Play (for Grandparents) (formerly Let Them Play)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:30am

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play. Meets one Wednesday morning a month. (Ages 1- 4). No registration required. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc. and M&T Bank.

 

Block Parties @ Fredricksen!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 9:30am
Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Block Play Parties for young children (3-6 years) and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building.

Video Game Day

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 1:30pm

Two hours of video game fun on three systems! Plan to be there to challenge your friends on XBOX 360, PS3 and Wii.  Includes a tournament on the big screen.  Fun, snacks and prizes!!!  For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen. 

Safe Sitter Workshop

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am

Holy Spirit Health System will be presenting this babysitter training program for ages 11-13. To register call Cheryl Sola at Holy Spirit Health Systems at 763-2553 and leave a message including your name, address, and phone number. A registration packet will be mailed to you. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a backpack and additional supplies.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

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. 

For teens 12-18 years, in grades 7-12.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen Library. No registration necessary. 

Kids and Companions Book Club

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

We love talking with you about books, and we’ve met many of you who love talking about books too!  Join us for great reads and conversation!  Kids and an adult they want to bring along will be reading and talking about books together.  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the children’s library to share a book, a snack, and our ideas and opinions.  Register March 3, April 7 and May 5. Book selections: March - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, April - Matilda by Roald Dahl, May - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling.

 

Fred's Cover to Cover Tween Book Club

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 1:45pm

We love talking with you about books, and we’ve met many of you who love talking about books too!  Join us for great reads and conversation!  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the children’s library to share a book, a snack, and our ideas and opinions.  Register March 3, April 7 and May 5. Book selections: March - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, April - Matilda by Roald Dahl, May – Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

American Girl Doll Book Club for 1st & 2nd graders

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 4:30pm

The American Girl Doll Book Club will meet and discuss a different doll and her book each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting March 1 for grades 1 & 2.

March - Kirsten

April - Addy

May - Samantha

 

American Girl Doll Book Club for 3rd and 4th graders

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:30pm

The American Girl Doll Book Club will meet and discuss a different doll and her book each month.  Please read the book prior to attending; dolls are welcome but not required. Snack and craft included. Register once for all three sessions starting March 2 for grades 3 & 4.

March - Kirsten

April - Addy

May - Samantha

 

Family Play Workshop (formerly Parent/Child Workshop)

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins March 3 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 

 

 

Family Play Workshop (formerly Parent/Child Workshop)

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:30am

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins March 3 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

 

 

 

Teen Artists' Meet-up

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

This is a newly formed group for teens artists - painters, graphic artists, illustrators, photographers and more are welcome!  Meet-up with other artists, share inspiration, get help making progress on projects and share end products.  Here's your chance to be part of an extended community of creativity. 

 

For teens ages 12-18.  No registration necessary.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen.

Zen Coloring

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Coloring pages taken to the next level!  The simple task of coloring leads to a restful mind and releases creativity.  We'll have lots of coloring pages to choose from - including mandalas, book reading mermaids, Celtic knot patterns and more.  Endless choices of colored pencils and fine tipped markers - pastel, bold, metallic and pearl. Top it all off with great music and a decaf latte bar and you've got an evening of Zen creativity.

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Career 101: Preparing... YOU!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Stemming from the success of last year’s Employment Opportunities Expo, we bring you the Career 101 series.  Landing the job you really want may be easier than you think.  It's time to start changing your thinking about what's possible, so you'll be ready when that perfect job shows up.  This three part series will help you get there -- come to any or all sessions.  This second session focuses on being prepared. How do you craft your resume to reflect what you want to do?  And what about those interview skills?  This session will help you get ready to meet potential employers with the right tools for success. 

Registration begins March 1. Additional session May 3. 

Foreign Film Friday: Call for Title

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE: Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out.

Foreign Film Friday: Call for Title

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE: Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out.

Twisted Stitchers - April

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins March 1.

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Indie Film & Chat: Trail Magic (chat at 7:00 pm only)

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM THE USA:  This month, we are working in collaboration with Longwood Gardens, The Appalachian Trail Museum and Keystone Trails Association on a Countywide Community Read of the book Grandma Gatewood's Walk. The film and discussion, with director Peter Huston (7 pm showing only), will tell even more of the inspiring story of the spunky woman who saved the Appalachian Trail.  The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire viewers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. No registration necessary.

Mobile Device Basics - iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for April class begins March 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Basics at 5:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Kindle

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for April class begins March 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Windows Tablet

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for April class begins March 15.

Windows Tablet at 7:30 pm

Donation Station @ Fredricksen

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold 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.

Infant Massage

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:30am

In this three part series parents will be learning the art of infant massage and be guided through instruction on how to massage their own babies. The class will be taught by Wendy Spicer, a certified infant massage instructor, from PinnacleHealth's Infant Development Program. Understanding and beginning touch early in life can improve the quality of parenting and family life as well as promoting the well-being of the infant. The program contains such critical elements of bonding as eye-to eye contact, smiling, soothing vocal sounds, loving touch, caressing, smell, and mutual interaction. 

 

Bring a soft comfortable blanket to lay your baby on and dress your baby in easy to remove clothing. Parents will receive a bottle of massage oil and stroke book.  For infants under 1 year and their caregivers – register March 28.  Sponsored by PinnacleHealth.

 

IDID - Innovation, Discovery, Imagination, Design

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Use your imagination, building skills, and design sense to create new space designs, circuitry projects, mobile creations, and more.  Participants collaborate as they work with various kits such as Snap Circuits, LittleBits Circuitry Kit, Ozobots, Roominate, Squishy Circuits, and Makey Makey Invention Kits in their projects and discover the ways in which circuits and design work. For grades 4 -6 with a $2 fee.

Spring Story Time - Just Baby & Me

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 29.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Spring Story Time - Just Baby & Me

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 29.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Spring Story Time - Just Baby & Me

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 29.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Spring Story Time - Just Baby & Me

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 29.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Spring Story Time - Just Baby & Me

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Feb. 29.

Just Baby & Me – Ages 0-2 with an adult. Rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Spring Story Time for Two's

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Spring Story Time for Two's

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Spring Story Time for Two's

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:30am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Spring Story Time for Two's

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Two's features songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Spring Story Time for Three's

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Spring Story Time for Three's

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:00am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Spring Story Time for Three's

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Three's features stories, songs and fingerplays for three year olds with an adult. Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Picture Book Time

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 1:15pm

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Picture Book Time

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:15am

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun experience at the library. This six-week story time will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Picture book time is for children old enough to sit by themselves for 30-45 minutes. They will listen to age appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required and begins March 1.

 

Jewelry Making 101

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 2:00pm

Love jewelry? Want to learn to make your own?  Then don't miss this workshop! You'll learn the basics of making earrings and more.  All materials are included and you might even win supplies to take home! Registration begins March 1st.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen. 

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

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. 

For teens 12-18 years, in grades 7-12.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen Library. No registration necessary. 

Career 101: Polishing... YOU!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Stemming from the success of last year’s Employment Opportunities Expo, we bring you the Career 101 series. Landing the job you really want may be easier than you think. It's time to start changing your thinking about what's possible, so you'll be ready when that perfect job shows up.  This three part series will help you get there -- come to any or all three sessions.  The third session focuses on giving the right impression. How do you bring a positive professional presence when you meet potential employers? This session will guide you in building your confidence, what to wear, what your body language says, and the power of preparation to land the job of your dreams. 

Registration begins April 1.

Twisted Stitchers - May

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins April 1.

Blood Drives at Fredricksen

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 4:00pm

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 of 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.

Foreign Film Friday: Gett

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM ISRAEL: In Israel only rabbis can legalize a marriage dissolution, and only with the husband's full consent. Viviane has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband will not agree. His cold stubbornness, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a film in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything - except her actual request - is brought out for judgment.

Foreign Film Friday: Gett

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM ISRAEL: In Israel only rabbis can legalize a marriage dissolution, and only with the husband's full consent. Viviane has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband will not agree. His cold stubbornness, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a film in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything - except her actual request - is brought out for judgment.

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Foreign Film Friday: Call for Title

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM GERMANY: Martha is a shy chef at a small gourmet restaurant in Hamburg and devotes every waking hour to her work. When tragedy compels her to adopt her 8-year-old niece, Lina, Martha's life changes in an instant. Help comes from Mario, Martha's new Italian sous-chef, who begins to visit Martha and Lina, doing all that he can to cheer them.

Foreign Film Friday: Call for Title

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM GERMANY: Martha is a shy chef at a small gourmet restaurant in Hamburg and devotes every waking hour to her work. When tragedy compels her to adopt her 8-year-old niece, Lina, Martha's life changes in an instant. Help comes from Mario, Martha's new Italian sous-chef, who begins to visit Martha and Lina, doing all that he can to cheer them.

Fredricksen Reads: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, an enthralling eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms. The No.

Gardening with Nature: Mosquitoes and Ticks in PA

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature. This program will discuss the current issues about mosquitoes and ticks in Pennsylvania. Gain a better understanding of why these vectors remain a disease risk and what is necessary to protect you and your family.

 

Mobile Device Basics - Kindle

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for May class begins April 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Android & Nook

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for May class begins April 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

2016 Master Gardener Plant Clinics

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:00pm

Do you have some unanswered gardening questions and don't know where to turn? Just stop in at the Fredricksen Library anytime from 6 to 7 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.

Family Play Time (formerly Stay and Play)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.

Family Play Time (formerly Stay and Play)

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 9:30am

A time for children and adults to have uninterrupted play time.  Children have the opportunity to play with toys in several developmental areas such as fine and gross motor, dramatic play, blocks, books, music and more! It’s also a time for parents to meet and socialize. We will not have an art experience or resource person like in Family Play Workshop. Children ages 1 to 31/2 and siblings birth to 5 are welcome.

Drive In @ Fredricksen Learners Permit Prep

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

This workshop will prepare 15-18 year old teens to take their Pennsylvania Learner's Permit Test.  We will work as a whole group and in teams on hundreds of practice test questions form our online database - all meant to train a new generation of safer drivers. Our group will have time for honest discussions about peer pressure, the rights and responsibilities of driving and how to avoid distractions.  

Teen Advisory Group - All TAG Members

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

Fredricksen's Teen Advisory Group is a service group that helps to plan teen events, choose books and video games for our collection and run special events like our summer concert bake sales.  Meetings begin at 4pm and last an hour.

Joining TAG is as easy as filling out a library volunteer application.  Stop by a meeting to see what it's all about.  

Comics Creator Workshop

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 2:00pm

Teens are invited to discuss and explore the visual language of comics and graphic novels. A Professional Illustrator will be present to answer questions and moderate discussion. We'll talk about the tools, terms and treatments of this popular print medium. Attendees are encouraged to bring 2-4 of their favorite books to discuss. (This is NOT a drawing class.)

 

Rescheduled - Mission Transition: Preparing for Kindergarten - West Shore

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

Rescheduled for Monday, February 29th

One Monday a month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – September through May

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2016 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

Children attending Highland, Washington Heights and Lower Allen Elementrary in the West Shore  School District will meet the third Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 3 with the first session starting Sept 21. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Cleveland Brothers, United Concordia, Metro Bank, American Sentinel Insurance Co., Giant Foods, Centric Bank and Weis Markets

 

Fred's Cover to Cover Tween Book Club - DATE CHANGE

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:45pm

NEW DATE 4/28 - We love talking with you about books, and we’ve met many of you who love talking about books too!  Join us for great reads and conversation!  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the children’s library to share a book, a snack, and our ideas and opinions.  Register April 7 and May 5. Book selections: April - Matilda by Roald Dahl, May – Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

Fred's Cover to Cover Tween Book Club - PROGRAM CANCELLED

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 1:45pm

We love talking with you about books, and we’ve met many of you who love talking about books too!  Join us for great reads and conversation!  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the children’s library to share a book, a snack, and our ideas and opinions.  Register May 5. Book selection for May – Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

Kids and Companions Book Club - DATE CHANGE

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm

NEW DATE - 4/28 We love talking with you about books, and we’ve met many of you who love talking about books too!  Join us for great reads and conversation!  Kids and an adult they want to bring along will be reading and talking about books together.  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the children’s library to share a book, a snack, and our ideas and opinions.  Register April 7 and May 5. Book selections: April - Matilda by Roald Dahl, May - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling.

 

Kids and Companions Book Club - PROGRAM CANCELLED

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

We love talking with you about books, and we’ve met many of you who love talking about books too!  Join us for great reads and conversation!  Kids and an adult they want to bring along will be reading and talking about books together.  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the children’s library to share a book, a snack, and our ideas and opinions.  Register May 5. Book selection for May - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling.

 

NEW SESSION ADDED: Fredricksen Reads: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:30pm

NEW SESSION ADDED (5:30 pm): Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. This month, we are working in collaboration with Longwood Gardens, The Appalachian Trail Museum and Keystone Trails Association on a Countywide Community Read. This winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards tells the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail.

Twisted Stitchers - June

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins May 1.

Exercise Your Mind: READ! Fredricksen's Adult Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Stretch yourself this summer: read great books, and you could win prizes! Registration begins June 6. Join us for our special events too!  Registration begins June 6. Register in the first week of registration, or register for a NEW library card if you don’t have one and be eligible to win a great summer fun prize OR iPad Mini!  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

Children's Summer Reading Club - On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Join us this summer for entertainment, fitness programs, brain games, and lots of fun!  Register for our summer reading program and earn prizes while you keep your reading skills fresh over the summer! First day to check in: June 13th.

Summer Reading Program sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library and a donation in Memory of Ashley Dietrich.

Teens Get In The Game: READ!

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Read great books, write short reviews and earn book prizes.  The more reviews you write the more entries you get into our grand prize drawings. Fandoms, crafts, movies, cosplay, video games, writing workshops, prizes and surprises - it's all happening at Fredricksen this summer. Details and registration online beginning June 6. For teens 12 -18 years old. All programs sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:45pm

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 for June 6 meeting begins May 1.

Coloring for Grown-Ups

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Come try it with us the 1st Tuesday of each month this summer and color away your stress. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite coloring materials as well!  Light snacks and beverages will be supplied. No registration necessary. 18 and older, please.

Trinidad & Tobago Concert on the Lawn

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra starts the 2016 Summer Concerts on the Lawn with a dynamic evening as they bring a touch of the Caribbean to the Fredricksen Library.  This stunning group, named Baltimore's official steel drum band, are masters of the steel drum. Their vivacious tropical music rounds out a lively show for all ages.

Bad A** Grandmother

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 1:30pm
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:30pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:30pm

Join some bad-a** grandmothers on the second Tuesday of each summer month for an informal session of humor and jokes. Laughter is great for your health and fits in perfectly with this summer's Adult Summer Reading Program theme to Exercise Your Mind.  These amateur stand-up comedians are going gray with joy! Call out jokes and even become one of the jokesters! Let these lovely ladies bring a little bit more laughter into your life.  For ages 18 and older. No registration necessary.

Getting Started with Hatha Yoga!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

As part of this year's Summer Reading Program, join Brenda Eppley, of Just Plain Yoga (www.justplainyoga.com) and Green Tree Yoga (http://green-tree-yoga.com), as she discusses and demonstrates the postures and movements of Hatha Yoga. Practicing yoga promotes healthy habits that lengthen longevity, increases balance, muscle tone, strength and flexibility, counteracts stress, enhances focus and improves sleep patterns. Wear comfortable clothes and an open mind! If you have a yoga mat, bring it along!  This is for all fitness levels, ages 16 & up.  Registration is required and begins May 15.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

Show your knitting or crochet pride with us as we celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day!  We'll be flooding the library grounds with our love of yarn. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, some snacks, whatever project you're working on and maybe a finished piece to show-and-tell.  We'll even have our wonderful Knitting Guru, Rita Gardner, on hand to help you with anything questions you may have! Don't miss this chance to let the world know that we love yarn!  No registration necessary. (We will move inside if weather is problematic.)

Blood Pressure Screenings

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:15am

 

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

Block Parties @ Fredricksen!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 9:30am

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Block Play Parties for young children (3-6 years) and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building.

Youth Chess Night

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 6:30pm

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.

 

Story Time and Music Therapy by Sovia Therapy

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 3:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 3:30pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 3:30pm

Join Sovia Therapy at this Story Time and Music Class designed for all children, including those who may have challenges with traditional story times and/or have developmental delays.  Sensory play, read aloud stories, music and ASL interpretation will all be a part of the program, which will take place in a no ‘shush’ zone.

"SPORT-acular Magic" with Mike Rose

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... Magic! Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is like no other magic shows.  Mike's new show, "SPORT-acular Magic!" is created specifically for libraries.  Impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts, and off the wall comedy all themed around sports and fitness will make for some SPECTACULAR fun!  For all ages with no registration required. Seating limited.

Gardening with Nature: Growing Up - Factors Affecting Plant Growth

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Fredricksen Library has teamed up with Penn State Master Gardeners to bring you a series of workshops that will show you how to garden with nature. Understanding the basic parts and processes of a plant and the factors that affect them, such as water, temperature, light, soil nutrients, and hormones, is key to being an effective gardener. Learn what plants need and how to maximize conditions to get the best from your plants.

 

Drop In Summer Story Time

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 9:30am

On your mark, get set... story time!  Join us for active, fun story times each Monday morning this summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  9:30 am - Under 3 years old

Drop In Summer Story Time

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... story time!  Join us for active, fun story times each Monday morning this summer.  No need to register, just drop in the Community Room and enjoy!  10:30 am - Over 3 years old

Move, Laugh & Play with Comic Mime Robert Rivest!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set - read, move, laugh and play!  Comic mime Robert Rivest entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to get up and get moving!  Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Robert shares fun ways to move, laugh and relieve stress, allowing children and their families to feel healthier and happier! For all ages with no registration required. Seating limited.

Sciencetellers – Power and Energy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:30am

Join us this summer as we make things fly, spin, move and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize your summer!  Throw on your lab coat and buckle in - you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! For all ages with no registration required. Seating limited.

Kid's Yoga with Ms. Erika

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... Yoga! Erika Malorzo, a certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor, provides yoga classes for children in various locations.  Try out her unique, wonderful yoga class here at Fredricksen!  For children in grades 1 – 3 with registration beginning June 15.

Kid's Yoga with Ms. Erika

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... Yoga! Erika Malorzo, a certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor, provides yoga classes for children in various locations.  Try out her unique, wonderful yoga class here at Fredricksen!  For children in grades 4 - 6 with registration beginning June 15.

 

Summer Lego Fun Days - PROGRAM FULL

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... LEGO! Exercise your imagination to create items using Legos.  Attempt to meet various design elements in team and individual projects to see who can come up with creative, innovative designs! For children in grades 1 – 3 with registration beginning June 1. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.

Play K

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:00am

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to "play Kindergarten" using materials from different "playscapes".

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

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.  

For teens 12-18 years, in grades 7-12.  No registration necessary. 

Teen Artists' Meet-up

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

This is a dynamic group for teens artists - painters, graphic artists, illustrators, photographers and more are welcome! Meet-up with other artists, share inspiration, get help making progress on projects and share end products. Here's your chance to be part of an extended community of creativity.

 

For teens ages 12-18.  No registration necessary.  

Safe Sitter Workshop

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate will be presenting this babysitter training program for ages 11-13.  To register call Cheryl Sola at Holy Spirit at 763-2553 and leave a message including your name, address, and phone number.  A registration packet will be mailed to you.  You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.  There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a backpack and additi

Video Game Day

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

Two hours of video game fun on 3 systems! Plan to be there to challenge your friends on XBOX 360, PS3 and Wii. Includes a tournament on the big screen. Fun, snacks and prizes! For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

Tie Dye DIY

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

Don’t miss our annual Tie Dye event.  This year we’ll tie dye outside!  Please bring your own light colored, pre-washed t-shirt. For teens 12-18 years old.  No registration necessary.

Teen Chopped

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

Love food? Love to eat? Love a little competition?  Then don’t miss Teen Chopped: Appetizers and Desserts. Teens will be given a basket of ingredients in an appetizer round and a dessert round. Judges will choose the best dishes and award prizes.  Prior to the event registered teen chefs will receive instructions about what cooking tools and appliances they may bring along as well as a list of our pantry ingredients.

Teens Create! Contest

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Enter our first ever teen creative expression contest.  Submissions will be accepted in four categories - sculpture, painting/illustration, photography and short story.  Detailed instructions regarding themes and dimensions for each category will be available May 1st. Submissions are due between June 6th and July 6th and will be on display in the library thru July 31st.

Weekly Teen Meet-ups

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

Drop by our Teen Meet-up to catch up with your friends and meet new people.  There’s always an activity to do or you can just hang out. For teens ages 12-18.  

 

June 15 - Board Games

June 22 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie

June 29 - Build 'em, Smash 'em

 

 

 

July 6 - The Chocolate Games: an Edible Obstacle Course

July 13 - Princess Bride movie

July 20 - Whovian Fandom

July 27 - Teen Swedes

 

 

 

Teen Movie Matinees

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

Don’t miss our matinee movies with popcorn, drinks, prizes and friends. Titles, ratings and parents viewing guide information are available at the Reference Desk.   For teens ages 12-18.  

 

 

Donation Station @ Fredricksen

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Friends of Fredricksen will hold 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.

Mobile Device Basics - Kindle

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for June class begins May 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Android & Nook

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for June class begins May 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

Blood Drives at Fredricksen

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

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.

Foreign Film Friday: For a Woman

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn't know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave.

Foreign Film Friday: For a Woman

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn't know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave.

Twisted Stitchers - July

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins June 1.

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Fredricksen Reads: The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. The ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. And while the elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories, her distant past is preserved: vivid images that rise unbidden of her youth in war-torn Leningrad.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning June 15.

Getting Started with Family Yoga - After Hours!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

As part of this year's Summer Reading Program, we'd like to invite you to try Family Yoga! Using yoga poses, movement, games, breath work and relaxation exercises, Holly Keich from Om Baby Center, creates a fun, creative and non-competitive evening for the whole family.  Mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters &/or brothers practice yoga together in this interactive yoga class.  For families with children ages 5 - 9 years old.

Foreign Film Friday: Breathe

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  Charlie is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either. Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic new transfer student. The two form an instant connection and their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary.

Foreign Film Friday: Breathe

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM FRANCE:  Charlie is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either. Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic new transfer student. The two form an instant connection and their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse. Not recommended for viewers under 17. No registration necessary.

The Great Holtzie

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:30am

The Great Holtzie- a "standup" comedian for kids!  From the absurd to classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie's jokes captivate everyone from preschoolers to parents. Guaranteed to provoke fits of laughter and screams of delight! No registration required. Seating limited.

Give and Take Jugglers!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:30am

Join us at this highly interactive juggling show with vaudeville based performance that blends the old with the new to create and enjoyable experience for kids of all ages! No registration required. Seating limited.

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release Party - Teen SRP Finale

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:00pm

We’re celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday with an epic bash – a WROCK (Wizard Rock) concert, cosplay, door prizes, an auction fundraiser of Harry Potter fan art, wands for sale and more! We’ll WROCK right up until midnight when we’ll reveal Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the 8th book in the Potter saga based on the new play. Books are available for pre-order purchase at the library or over the phone. For teens 12-18 years old.

Safe Sitter Workshop

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:00am

Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate will be presenting this babysitter training program for ages 11-13.  To register call Cheryl Sola at Holy Spirit at 763-2553 and leave a message including your name, address, and phone number.  A registration packet will be mailed to you.  You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.  There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a backpack and additi

Play K

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to "play Kindergarten" using materials from different "playscapes".

Olympics at Fredricksen!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... Go! In celebration of the Summer Olympics the library will be hosting a morning of Olympic games - Fredricksen style!  Join us for a morning of movement and brain challenges! For children in grades 1-3 with registration beginning June 29.

Juggling with Nate!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

On your mark, get set... Juggle! Have you ever wanted to learn how to juggle?  This is your chance!  Join our Children's Assistant, Nate, for an evening of basic juggling skills and fun! For children in grades 4 – 6 with registration beginning June 28.

Mobile Device Basics - iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for July class begins June 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Basics at 5:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Kindle

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for July class begins June 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Android & Nook

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for July class begins June 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

Minute to Win It

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... 60 seconds to win! Think you're up to the challenge? Complete various challenges using household items!  You'll have a minute to win it! For grades 1 – 3 with registration beginning July 6.

Minute to Win It

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... 60 seconds to win! Think you're up to the challenge? Complete various challenges using household items!  You'll have a minute to win it! For grades 4 – 6 with registration beginning July 6.

 

 

Flight Club

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

On your mark, get set... fly! This isn't your ordinary paper airplane activity... this is Flight Club!  Join our Children's Assistant, Nate, for a fun night of paper airplane construction and lots of flying.  For grades 4 – 6 with registration beginning July 12.

 

Parachute Play

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:30am

On your mark, get set... parachute! Kids of all ages love Parachute Play!  Join Miss Kristina for a morning program all revolving around fun parachute games.  Outside if weather permitting. For grades 1 – 3 with registration beginning July 13.

Teen Writers Critique Workshop

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

This two-part workshop offers teen writers a chance to have a one-on-one critique session of their work. Session one will be a group session focusing on story structure and general tips for writers.  Writers will submit their sample to our instructor and make an appointment for a personal critique during the second session (held on July 26 at 3 pm). For teens 12-18 years old.  Registration begins June 6.  

Teen Writers Critique Workshop Part 2

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

This two-part workshop offers teen writers a chance to have a one-on-one critique session of their work. Session one (July 5 at 6 pm) will be a group session focusing on story structure and general tips for writers.  Writers will submit their sample to our instructor and make an appointment for a personal critique during this second session. For teens 12-18 years old.  Registration begins June 6.  

Life Size Clue

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Sign up to be a suspect or a player in this epic, life-size WhoDunIt! Players can work alone or on a team of up to 4 people. Suspects will be provided with their character’s identity in advance. Prizes for the winning detective and for the guilty suspect! For teens 12-18 years old.  Registration begins June 6.  

Teen Paint Night

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

We’ll provide the paint, brushes and canvas for an evening of painting on the lawn. You provide the creativity and talent.  Your art work is yours to keep at the end of the night. For teens ages 12-18.  Registration begins June 6.  

Shea Quinn & Friends Totally 80s! Concert on the Lawn

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

After last year's exciting night of 70s hits, we're thrilled to have them back to wrap-up our Concerts on the Lawn with a night of favorites from the 80s, including a David Bowie tribute.  It promises to be a night of great music and even greater fun! Dig out your eighties garb and join us! (Rain location: inside library). Sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation.

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Fredricksen Writes

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 6:45pm

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, fe

Twisted Stitchers - August

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins July 1.

Fredricksen Reads: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. In this novel, Charles Lindbergh sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, yet most just consider her the aviator's wife. Join us as we read and discuss her life of heartbreak and hardships, change and happiness. You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning July 15.

Foreign Film Friday: Secrets Of War

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM THE NETHERLANDS:  Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them, instantly putting the two boys at odds. Meanwhile, Maartje is hiding a secret of her own, one that not only threatens to tear the new friends apart, but could lead to devastating consequences for anyone involved in keeping it.

Foreign Film Friday: Secrets Of War

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM THE NETHERLANDS:  Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them, instantly putting the two boys at odds. Meanwhile, Maartje is hiding a secret of her own, one that not only threatens to tear the new friends apart, but could lead to devastating consequences for anyone involved in keeping it.

Foreign Film Friday: Second Coming

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

FROM THE UK:  As busy, working parents, Jackie and Mark (Idris Elba) haven't been intimate in quite some time. However, Jackie abruptly discovers that she is pregnant. She knows it's not her husband Mark's, but claims she hasn't been with anyone else either. The unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, creating turmoil within the family that is only made worse by Mark's fury. Second Coming follows the close knit family over the course of a year as they navigate their way through family life and cope with an unexplainable pregnancy.

Foreign Film Friday: Second Coming

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

FROM THE UK:  As busy, working parents, Jackie and Mark (Idris Elba) haven't been intimate in quite some time. However, Jackie abruptly discovers that she is pregnant. She knows it's not her husband Mark's, but claims she hasn't been with anyone else either. The unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, creating turmoil within the family that is only made worse by Mark's fury. Second Coming follows the close knit family over the course of a year as they navigate their way through family life and cope with an unexplainable pregnancy.

Bookstock Read In

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 5:00pm

Show your bookish pride with us as we celebrate our Summer Reading Programs with a Summer Read Out!  We'll be flooding the library grounds with our love of the written word. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, whatever book(s) you're reading and your whole family, if you like!  Snacks and drinks will be available, but you can also bring your own - even a whole picnic, if you'd like! Don't miss this chance to let the world know that we love books!!!  You will also receive an extra prize ticket if you are registered for our Adult Summer Reading Program. No registration necessary. (We will move inside if weather is problematic.)

Play K

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:00am
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:00am

The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to "play Kindergarten" using materials from different "playscapes".

Meet and Play (for New Parents)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:30am

Parents and children ages birth -  3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges.

Meets one Wednesday morning per month. We will not meet in June and July because of Summer Reading Club. No registration required. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

Meet and Play (for Grandparents)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 9:30am

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren (ages 1 – 4) to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play.  We will not meet in June and July because of Summer Reading Club. No registration necessary. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

Drop-In Story Time

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library.  For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 

“The Finish Line” & Ashley Dietrich Day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:00pm

We’re ready to celebrate the end of the 2016 Summer Reading Club!  Join us for Forgotten Friends present Animal Olympics with Jesse Rothacker from 3 pm to 4 pm.  We'll have fun activities in the Children’s Library/Community Room from 4 pm - 6 pm including balloon tiers, face painters and snacks!  At 6:15 pm join us for a family dance party outside with The High Tops! No registration necessary- seating limited.

Safe Sitter Workshop

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:00am

Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate will be presenting this babysitter training program for ages 11-13.  To register call Cheryl Sola at Holy Spirit at 763-2553 and leave a message including your name, address, and phone number.  A registration packet will be mailed to you.  You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.  There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a backpack and additional supplies.  T-shirts and sweatshirts

Mobile Device Basics - iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 5:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for August class begins July 15.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Basics at 5:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Kindle

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for August class begins July 15.

Kindle at 6:30 pm

Mobile Device Basics - Android & Nook

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

Want to know more about what your device can do? Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer general questions about your device.  Fredricksen will be offering classes in the basics of these popular devices one Thursday a month. Registration for August class begins July 15.

Android & Nook at 7:30 pm

REGISTER NOW FOR MISSION TRANSITION!

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 9:00am

Mission Transition 2016/2017:

Preparing for Kindergarten

One Monday a month at 6:30 pm  Sept through May

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.

Children attending these school districts are welcome:

Camp Hill (Hoover Elementary) First Monday

East Pennsboro (West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary) Second Monday

West Shore (Washington Heights, Lower Allen and Highland Elementary) Third Monday

Cumberland Valley (Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill) Fourth Monday

Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

Zen Coloring

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:00pm

Coloring pages taken to the next level!  The simple task of coloring leads to a restful mind and releases creativity.  We'll have lots of coloring pages to choose from - including mandalas, book reading mermaids, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and more.  Endless choices of colored pencils and fine tipped markers - pastel, bold, metallic and pearl.  Top it all off with great music and a decaf latte bar and you've got an afternoon of Zen crea

Butterflies in the Library!

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Saturday, September 10

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (approx.) in the Atrium, Upper Level

Don't miss this opportunity to see butterflies in the library! Penn State Master Gardeners will host a display with live monarch butterflies and chrysalises in the library atrium, near the front entrance. Stop by and see something special!

Twisted Stitchers - September

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

Monday, September 12

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. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins August 15.

Friends Fall Book & Media Sale

Thursday, September 22, 2016 (All day)
Friday, September 23, 2016 (All day)
Saturday, September 24, 2016 (All day)
Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day)

September 22 through September 25

Ruggaber Community Room, Downstairs Lobby Area, Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 23 from 9 am to 8:30 pm

Donation Station @ Fredricksen

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 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 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.

Youth Chess Night

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 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.

Drop-In Story Time

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

7 pm to 7:30 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library.  For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 

Blood Pressure Screenings - CANCELED FOR NOV. 10 and 17

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

Pirate Story Time

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:30am

Tuesday, September 13

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

Aye Mateys!  It's a Pirate story time!  Join us for a story time full of rhymes, songs, and books about pirates!  Includes a craft and snack.  Aargh! For ages 3 to 5, registration starts Aug. 30. An adult must accompany the child. $1.00 fee.

Teen Crafternoon DIY

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 1:30pm

Sunday, September 11

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Spend the afternoon with us and learn to paint rocks with whimsical/inspirational/hilarious messages, give old books a second life or make one of our 4 other projects.  Bring your creativity, your patience and a friend and create away.  (Leave your fear of glitter and glue guns at home!!)  Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

Play K - PROGRAM CANCELED

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Tuesdays, September 6 and 20, October 4 and 18, November 1 and 15

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

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Thursday, September 8

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Thursday, September 22

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level 

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 pm - 7 pm.  Shared work from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary. 

READ to Dogs

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Specially trained dogs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  For readers age 12 and under with registration starting two weeks prior.  

 

Mission Transition: Preparing for Kindergarten - Cumberland Valley

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

Children attending  Shaull, Hampden, and Sporting Hill Elementary in the Cumberland Valley School District will meet the fourth Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 26. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision, Inc.

 

Mission Transition: Preparing for Kindergarten - Camp Hill

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

Children attending Hoover Elementary in Camp Hill School District will meet the first Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Aug. 29. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

Mission Transition: Preparing for Kindergarten - East Pennsboro

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

Children attending West Creek Hills and East Pennsboro Elementary in the East Pennsboro School District will meet the second Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 12. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

Mission Transition: Preparing for Kindergarten - West Shore

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

One Monday a month

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Sept through May in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Help your little one prepare for a lifetime of learning by participating in this innovative program developed by our own Pollock Children’s Library staff.  

Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 will do kindergarten readiness activities, hear stories, have parachute fun, and work with colors, numbers, letters, sorting, rhyming and science. Kids may meet other future students and make early friendships! 

Children attending Highland, Washington Heights and Lower Allen Elementrary in the West Shore  School District will meet the third Monday of the month. Sessions will be moved to Wednesday on holiday weeks. Registration starts Aug. 1 with the first session starting Sept 19. Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Centric Bank and Davis Vision Inc.

 

Great Stories

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00am

The 2nd Wednesday of each month

(Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Jan 11, Feb 8, March 8, Apr 12, May 10)

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

Family Play Workshop (formerly Parent/Child Workshop) - PROGRAM CANCELED

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:30pm

6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings 9:30 am to 11 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

 

Family Play Workshop (formerly Parent/Child Workshop) - PROGRAM CANCELED

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursday evenings September 29 - November 3

6:30 to 7:45 pm (No workshop 10/13) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

OR Friday mornings September 30 - Nov 4

9:30 to 10:45 am (No workshop 10/14) in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Family Play Workshop is a five week program at the Fredricksen Library that invites parents, grandparents or caregivers and their children ages 1 - 3.5 years to join us for playtime, relaxation, socialization and to develop new skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with local resource professionals during each session on a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, speech, language and hearing and more!  Registration begins Sept. 15 and space is limited.  All participants are encouraged to have a library card. Sponsored by Centric Bank, Davis Vision Inc., Giant Foods and M&T Bank.

Device Advice @ Fredricksen

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:30pm
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30 pm

1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Reference Desk

Device Advice @ Fredricksen

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:30pm

Most Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Reference Desk

We are pleased to offer free one-on-one consultations 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 help you navigate the basics of your iPad, Android, Kindle or Nook. You must have the device, login name and password with you for your appointment. Available Mondays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and most Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. To register, call 717-761-3900 x225.

Twisted Stitchers - October

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 6:30pm

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

Join us for an informal and fun gathering centered around knitting and crochet. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins September 15.

***POSTPONED***Strong Drinks and Heavenly Brews: A Short History of Beer, Wine, Coffee, and Tea

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 1:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:30pm

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 4 & 11. PLEASE CHECK BACK FEBRUARY 1 TO REGISTER.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

This two-part program takes a lively look at the history of mankind’s favorite beverages.  Beer – known to the pyramid-builders of Egypt as “liquid bread” – gained commercial fame thanks to the pious brew masters of medieval Europe.  Wine fueled the drinking parties of ancient Greece, but later connoisseurs hailed it as “bottled poetry.”  Coffee and tea kept early monks and mystics alert during religious rituals; over time, these warming stimulants won the approval of Enlightenment thinkers, Industrial Age workers, 19th-century socialites, and the trendy urbanites crowding the neighborhood Starbucks today.  Filled to the brim with entertaining tales, these two presentations will quench your deepest thirst for knowledge! Samples will be available! Registration begins September 1.

Fredricksen Reads: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 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. A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.  You must have read or listened to the book in order to attend. Register beginning September 15.

Foreign Film Friday: Meet the Patels

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

From the USA:  A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

Foreign Film Friday: Meet the Patels

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

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

From the USA:  A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair. Rated PG. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

Lego Club

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 4:30pm
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 4:30pm
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Participants will gather to build individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 4 – 6 with registration starting Oct. 31.

Adventure Crafts - Dinosaur Excavation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children in grades 1-3 and their adult partners. Each session will be centered on a theme and will include stories and art projects, as well as the opportunity to explore featured library materials. Register beginning Oct. 12.

Teen NaNoWriMo Prep Party

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level 

Teen writers - if you are planning to take on the 2016 NaNoWriMo challenge starting November 1st you don't want to miss our prep party.  Meet up with other writers, generate some ideas, get writing and organizational tips and more. For teens ages 12-18.  No registration necessary. 

Teen Movie Matinee: Call for Title

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Root for Captain Hammer, Penny or Dr. Horrible himself and sing-a-long with the big screen.  Afterwards, we'll geek out about Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, musical theatre and cult classic films.  An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen. For teens ages 12-18.  No registration necessary.  

 

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 22 through October 27 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Sept. 6 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Fall Story times for Two's

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Fall Story times for Two's

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Fall Story times for Two's

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Fall Story times for Two's

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Sept. 7.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Fall Story times for Three's

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 20 through October 25 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Fall Story times for Three's

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 11:00am

Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, September 21 through October 26 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Fall Story times for Three's

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:15am

Fridays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, September 23 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Picture Book Time

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:45 pm,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:15am

Fridays from 9:15am - 9:45 am,  September 19 through October 28 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Twisted Stitchers - November

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Monday, November 14

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. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins October 15.

Adventure Crafts - Star Wars!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Adventure Crafts is a reading, craft, and activity program for children in grades 1-3 and their adult partners. Each session will be centered on a theme and will include stories and art projects, as well as the opportunity to explore featured library materials. Register beginning Nov. 16.

Infant Massage

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays, November 7, 14 & 21

9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Holiday Story Times! - 4 week sessions

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:00am

November 14 through December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level 

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 pm - 7 pm.  Shared work from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary. 

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

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 pm - 7 pm.  Shared work from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary. 

Teen Movie Matinee: Call for Title

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 147 minutes. 

Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen. For teens ages 12-18.  No registration necessary.  

 

 

Teen NaNoWriMo

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 1 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Tuesday, November 8 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Tuesday, November 15 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Masland Board Room, Lower Level

Tuesday, November 22 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Tuesday, November 29 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Calling all teen writers to take on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month!  Completing a novel in one month seems like a daunting task but when you have a great group of other teen writers to keep you motivated it becomes a hugely fun task.  Teens writing in any genre are invited to join our group for weekly meetings featuring Word Wars, good company and plenty of help to keep you on track to novel success!  We work quietly from 6 pm to7 pm.  From 7 pm to 8:30 pm we share our progress, work out story problems and encourage each other. 

 

For teens ages 12-18.  No registration necessary.  

FALL Story Times! - 6 week sessions

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:00am

September 19 through October 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at these age appropriate programs that promote literacy and provide a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Watch for specific day and times.

Strong Drinks and Heavenly Brews: A Short History of Beer, Wine, Coffee, and Tea

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:30pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

This two-part program takes a lively look at the history of mankind’s favorite beverages.  Beer – known to the pyramid-builders of Egypt as “liquid bread” – gained commercial fame thanks to the pious brew masters of medieval Europe.  Wine fueled the drinking parties of ancient Greece, but later connoisseurs hailed it as “bottled poetry.”  Coffee and tea kept early monks and mystics alert during religious rituals; over time, these warming stimulants won the approval of Enlightenment thinkers, Industrial Age workers, 19th-century socialites, and the trendy urbanites crowding the neighborhood Starbucks today.  Filled to the brim with entertaining tales, these two presentations will quench your deepest thirst for knowledge! Samples will be available! Registration begins February 1.

Teen Read Week

Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day)
Monday, October 10, 2016 (All day)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day)
Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day)

Celebrate Teen Read Week 2016 @ Fredricksen Library.  Teens ages 12-18 are invited to visit the library between October 9th – 15th for an entry in our TRW 2016 Book Giveaway.  We will choose one winner per title.  One entry per teen, available at the Reference desk.

AppVisory: Apps for Hikers

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

7 pm - 8 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

There are so many different apps available for our mobile devices! How can you know which ones are worth your time? Join one of our trained Reference Librarians who will help you navigate the myriad apps available especially for hikers and get a chance to take the best apps for a "test drive" on one of our devices before you decide if you want to download it. Registration opens October 15.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:30am
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 17 - December 8 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:15am
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 17 - December 8 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 14 - December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:15am
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 15 - December 6 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:00am
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:00am

Fridays 11:00 am - 11:30 am, November 18 - December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  Registration is required and begins Oct. 31 for Just Baby & Me.

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Picture Book Time

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 9:15am
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:15am

Fridays from 9:15am - 9:45 am,  November 18 through December 9 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially.  

Picture Book Time

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 1:15pm
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:15pm

Mondays from 1:15pm - 1:30pm,  November 14 through December 5 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Holiday Story times for Two's

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:30am
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, November 14 through December 5 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Holiday Story times for Two's

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 15 through December 6 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Holiday Story times for Two's

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, November 16 through December 7 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Holiday Story times for Two's

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:15am
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, November 16 through December 7 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Nov. 1.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Twisted Stitchers - December

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 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. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins November 15.

Donation Station @ Fredricksen

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 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 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.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:15am
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:15am
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:15am

Thursdays  

9:15 am to 1:00 pm on the Upper Level near Reference

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

Youth Chess Night

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 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.

Drop-In Story Time

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

7 pm to 7:30 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Drop-in story time with stories, flannel boards, songs and fingerplays provides a fun experience at the library.  For ages 3 years and up with no registration necessary.

 

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. Teen writers ages 12-14 can join our newly former Page Turners group. No registration necessary.

Gingerbread Extravaganza

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

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

Join us for our annual Gingerbread Extravaganza.  Everyone gets their own Gingerbread House kit and lots of extras to make a unique ginger wonder.  Holiday music, hot cocoa and s'mores bar plus awesome book prizes! For teens ages 12-18 with a $3.00 fee to be paid at the event.  Register starting November 1. Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen. 

Twisted Stitchers - January

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 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. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins December 1.

Twisted Stitchers - February

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 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. Meet others who love crochet and knitting while making progress on your favorite project. Polish your skills and have fun doing it. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please.  Registration begins January 15.

Notable Notes: Big Bands

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Atrium

Terry Schaffner from Swing and a Miss Jazz Band, will lead you in exploring the Big Bands of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's. So come one, come all and learn about those hep canaries and cats singing to the best bands there are. Can you dig?

 

Games of Deduction: Odyssey, Wrath of Poseidon

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:30pm

Join us for some games of deduction! These board games will challenge your ability to solve problems that are complex and take a lot of mind-bending turns.  In Odyssey, the Trojan War is over, and the Greek ships are trying to sail home. But the wrathful Poseidon will send storms and monsters to stop them. After being knocked off course by the storms, the Navigators must deduce their real location from descriptive clues, to get back on course.

Lego Club

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:30pm
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Participants will gather to build individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 4 – 6 with registration starting Dec. 19.

READ to Dogs

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Specially trained dogs will be at the library to listen to children read aloud. This program is helpful to children who may be shy or reluctant to read aloud.  For readers age 12 and under with registration starting two weeks prior.  

Safe Sitter Workshop - PROGRAM CANCELED

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Saturday, January 14 and 21

10:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Holy Spirit - A Geisinger Affiliate will be presenting this babysitter training program for ages 11-13.  To register call Cheryl Sola at Holy Spirit at 763-2427 and leave a message including your name, address, and phone number.  A registration packet will be mailed to you.  You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.  There is a $30 fee which will include a manual, a backpack and additional supplies.  T-shirts and sweatshirts will also be available for purchase.  Bring a bag lunch.  Snow Date: Saturday, January 28 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

Teen Retro Video Game Day

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Two hours of retro games on 3 systems!  Plan to be there to challenge your friends on XBOX360, PS3 and Wii - Donkey Kong, PacMan, Sonic and more. For Teens ages 12-18.Refreshments provided by Friends of Fredricksen.

Film Friday: The 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

Film Friday: The 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films   

Lego Club

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Participants will gather to build individually and in groups both through challenges and times of free play. For grades 4 – 6 with registration starting Jan. 23.

Language at the Library

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:00am

First Thursday of each month: December 1, January 5, February 2

 

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spanish  UPDATE!   Starting February 2, Spanish will be held EVERY THURSDAY at 10 am

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: German FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Meet and Play (for Grandparents)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:30am

9:30 - 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of children and it's not always easy. Bring your grandchildren (ages 1 - 4) to the library for a morning of play and fun. Relax and socialize while meeting other grandparents.  Toys will be provided for children to play. No registration required. Meets one Wednesday a month. 

Meet and Play (for Parents)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 9:30am

9:30 - 11:00 am in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Parents and children ages birth -  3 years are invited to meet once a month in a play group setting to chat and share experiences with other new parents.  Toys will be provided for children. Come make new friends and form important partnerships with other parents experiencing the same challenges.
 
No registration required. 

Play K

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:00am
The Fredricksen Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2017 to "play Kindergarten" using materials from 6 different "playscapes".

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:30am
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:30am
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:30am
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:30am
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:30am

Mondays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 16 through February 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 2 for Just Baby & Me. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:30am

Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 19 through February 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 2 for Just Baby & Me. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:15am
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:15am
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:15am
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:15am
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:15am
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 19 through February 23 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 2 for Just Baby & Me. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:15am
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:15am
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:15am
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:15am
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:15am
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:15am

Tuesdays 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 17 through February 21 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 2 for Just Baby & Me. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Just Baby and Me Story Time

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:00am
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00am

Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 am, January 20 through February 24 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 2 for Just Baby & Me. 

Just Baby & Me Ages 0-2 with an adult, rhymes, songs and board books.

 

Winter Story times for Two's

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 9:30am
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 9:30am
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:30am
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:30am
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:30am
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 17 through February 21 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 3.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Winter Story times for Two's

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:30am

Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am, January 18 through February 22 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 3.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Winter Story times for Two's

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:30am
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:30am
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:30am
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:30am
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:30am

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:00 am, January 16 through February 20 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 3.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Winter Story times for Two's

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:15am
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:15am
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:15am
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:15am
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:15am
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:15am

Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 10:45 am, January 18 through February 22 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level

Join us at this age appropriate program that promotes literacy and provides a fun first experience at the library. These story times will help increase children’s vocabulary, comprehension and ability to interact socially. Registration is required and begins Jan. 3.

Twos – Songs, rhymes and easy books for children age two with an adult.

 

Winter Story times for Three's

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:00am
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:00am
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:00am
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am

Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 11:30 am, January 17 through February 21 in the Pollock Children’s Library, Lower Level