Teen Events

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Returning for Fall! Engage your senses, your creative expression, your rhythm and your language. No red pens, no grades, and no critiques.  First of a three-part series.  Explore and learn to actively see more than the obvious. Refreshments offered. Registration required. Ages 11 to 16 recommended. For more information, contact the library.

 

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 6:00pm
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

 

Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 4:00pm

Engage your senses, your creative expression, your rhythm and your language. No red pens, no grades, and no critiques. Explore and learn to actively see more than the obvious. Refreshments offered. Registration required. For ages 11 to 16. For more information contact the library.

Quilling Creations

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:30pm

Learn this beautiful ancient papercraft created by rolling strips of paper to create pictures, cards place cards and more. For ages 12 and older. Registration required with limited registration. This is the first of three sessions. Materials provided. Cost: $3.00.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group Monday, September 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Informal monthly gathering for knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Assistance with projects or learning techniques is always available. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month. For information and registration please contact the library. Ages 12 and older.

Quilling Creations

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 6:30pm

Learn this beautiful ancient papercraft created by rolling strips of paper to create pictures, cards place cards and more. For ages 12 and older. Registration required with limited registration. This is the third of three sessions. Materials provided. Cost: $3.00.

Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 4:00pm

Engage your senses, your creative expression, your rhythm and your language. No red pens, no grades, and no critiques. Third in a three-part series. Explore and learn to actively see more than the obvious. Refreshments offered. Registration required. For ages 11 to 16. For more information contact the library.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:00pm

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group
Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Informal monthly gathering for knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Assistance with projects or learning techniques is always available. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month. For information and registration please contact the library. Ages 12 and older.

Quilling Creations

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:30pm

Quilling Creations
Monday, October 21 at 6:30.
Learn this beautiful ancient papercraft created by rolling strips of paper to create pictures, cards place cards and more. For ages 12 and older. Registration required with limited registration. This is the second of three sessions. Materials provided. Cost: $3.00.

Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

Engage your senses, your creative expression, your rhythm and your language.  No red pens, no grades, and no critiques.  Second in a three-part series. Explore and learn to actively see more than the obvious.  Refreshments offered.  Registration required. For ages 11 to 16.  For more information contact the library.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group Monday, September 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Informal monthly gathering for knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Assistance with projects or learning techniques is always available. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month. For information and registration please contact the library. Ages 12 and older.

Chix with Stix

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:00pm
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:00pm
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 6:00pm

Chix with StixMonthly Knitting Group

 

Informal fun monthly get-together of knitters (or crocheters) with all levels of experience. Bring personal projects, learn new techniques, become inspired and enjoy a relaxed gathering of crafters. Held second Monday of the month. For information and registration please contact the library. For ages 12 and older.

 

 

Lights, Camera, You

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn amateur film production Wednesdays in October.   Sign up for the free classes or get more information at the Reference Desk.

 

Discuss low budget film making techniques, script development, proper formatting, pre-production, post-production, acting, and networking. Find out what it takes to produce a quality film at minimal cost.

Summer Reading Registration

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Build a better World Poster

Build a Better World at the New Cumberland Public Library this summer.  We have summer reading and learning programs for all ages from 3 years to adults. 

 

 

Registration is now open.  Register anytime online or in the library any day during open hours. 

 

 

Weekly Teen Scene

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 3:00pm

Ages 13-18 

Friday afternoons 3:00 to 4:30

Teens meet after school to enjoy snacks, art activities, Teen Purchasing Group, games, movies, and other events they choose.  

To find out more about Teen Scene, call the library and ask to speak to Sysha or join in on Fridays! 

*Teen Scene meets in the Library's Annex

 

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

Weekly Teen Scene

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

Teens meet after school to enjoy snacks, games, creative projects, Teen Purchasing Group, movies, and other events they choose.  To find out more about Teen Scene, call the libarary and ask to speak to Sysha or join in on Fridays! 

(ages 13 and up)

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Knitting image with dates and timesFriendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Classes held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

Knitting image with dates and timesFriendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library at 732-4274.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

 

 

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.)

 

Teen Scene

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

(ages 13-18)

Teens meet after school to enjoy snacks, games, creative projects, movies, and other events they choose.  to find out more about Teen Scene, call the library and ask to speak to Sysha or join in on Fridays!

*Teen Scene meets in the library's annex.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Knitting needles and yarnFriendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library at 732-4274.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club 2016 for Adults & Teens - Exercise Your Mind: Read!

Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day)

Award ribbons and medalsStretch yourself this summer by being a part of East Pennsboro Branch Library’s brand new Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program. Registration begins June 6 and remains open through July. Register on-line or stop by the library. If you register June 6-10, you can receive an entry form to win one of four prizes.

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.

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.

 

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.  

 

 

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.

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

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.  

Teen Film Festival!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 (All day)

Film reels and Production boardThe Library will host the first annual New Cumberland Student Film Festival on Saturday, June 11. Featuring film submissions from students around the United States, and even internationally, in various mediums, the festival is a project of local students and hosted by the Library.  Details will be posted here.

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.

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.)

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

Teen Scene

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

(Ages 12-18) Weekly events and activities for teens Friday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30!

See our Summer Reading Teen Scene Flyer here! (PDF 147 KB)

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

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.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

yarn and knitting needlesFriendly informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Get help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate in a group project. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month.  For information and registration please contact the library at 732-4274.  Ages 12 and older.

 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

Teen Scene: Fall TAB

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

Ages 12-18

Join us for Teen Scene Fridays from 3 to 4:30 in the library's annex building.  

On this date, we'll have Teen Advisory Board to decide who will lead what programs throughout the fall.  We will discuss and vote on new Teen Leadership Officers.  Teen Scene is a club for teens, lead by teens.  Come to hang out, try new things, and most importantly: be yourself! 

 

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.

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.  

 

 

Weekly Teen Scene

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

(Ages 13-18)

3:00-4:30 PM

Teens meet after schol to enjoy snacks, art activities, Teen Purchasing Group, games, movies, and other events they choose.  To find out more about Teen Scene, call the library and ask to speak to Samanth aor joinin on Fridays! 

*Teen Scene meets in the Library's Annex

No registration

**Weekly activities TBA** 

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.

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.  

Craft Afternoon

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Photograph of red and orange fall leaves on a treeFun Fall Crafts!

Tuesday October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for fun fall crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school.

Today’s crafts will feature fall leaves and trees.  Drop in, no registration required.

Beading

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Photo of perler beadsPro-Perler Beading
Tuesday, November 1, 3-5:00 p.m.
Stop by after school and create a retro pixelized creation. Express your crafty side using tiny beads and an iron to melt beads to create your very own work of art. Drop in, no registration required. 
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Friendly, informal monthly gathering of knitters or crocheters at all levels of experience. Help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month. Ages 12 and older. Register by contacting the library at 732-4274. 

 

 

 

 

Craft Afternoon

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of Perler beadsFun Winter Crafts!

Wednesday January 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for fun winter crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school.

Today’s crafts will featurePerler beading and buttons.  Drop in, no registration required.

Teen Scene

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

Teens ages 13 and up meet after school to enjoy snacks, art activites, Teen Purchasing Group, games, movies, and toher events they choose.  To find otu more about Teen Scene, call the library and ask to speak to Smantha or Join in on Fridays! 

*Teen Scene meets int he Library's Annex.

Valentine Craft Afternoon

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Drawing of a Valentine and an envelopeDrop in after school or after work for Valentine's Day crafts with options for all ages and abilities from elementary through high school.  The crafts will feature Valentines Day themed paper crafts, including cards, garlands, and more. Make your entry for the I Love My Library contest!  Crafts are scaled down for age and ability, and teens are welcome to attend. 

Winter Reading

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

Winter Reading for All Ages January 4 - March 31

 

It’s easy to participate! Pick up a Bingo card at the Circulation Desk. Read a book or complete an activity to finish a square on the card. These items should be age-appropriate for the person completing the card. Submit your completed Winter Reading Bingo card (five in a row) to the Library in order to be entered for one of our cool grand prizes!

Scented Pine Cone Craft

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

 

 

Patrons of all ages are welcome at the library for a winter pine cone craft! Decorate your pine cone and make it scented to accent any room. Vanilla essential oil provided. No registration necessary.

 

 

 

All Ages Card Case Decoration

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am

 

For those who remember those old audio cassettes from the 1980s and for those who don't, come to the library to decorate a cassette case. They're great as holders for gift cards, credit cards, IDs and library cards, or even as a stand for your phone or other small device. Materials, including cases, provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

 

Chix with Stix – Monthly Knitting Group

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Friendly, informal monthly gathering of knitters or crocheters at all levels of experience. Help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month. Ages 12 and older. Register by contacting the library at 732-4274. 

 

 

 

 

Teen Tech Decoration

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:30pm

Want to personalize your case, charger or other tech accessory? Teens can come to the library to decorate an accessory with glitter glue or printed duct tape. Decorating materials provided. Bring your own tech accessory. No registration necessary.

Wind Chime Craft

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

With spring in bloom, come to the library to make a wind chime for your window or porch. Materials provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Twisted Stitchers - March

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the 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 February 15.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 25, 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 formed Page Turners group. No registration necessary.

Safe Sitter Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Saturday, March 25 and April 1

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.   

 

Teen Meetup Discussion Group

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Drop by our Teen Meetup to catch up with your friends and meet new people.  Each session has a unique theme. For teens 12 -18 years old. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

March 7: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

March 21: The Lunar Chronicles Series

 

Twisted Stitchers - April

Monday, April 10, 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 March 15.

Weekly Teen Scene

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

(teens 13 and up)

Teens meet after school to enjoy snacks, art activities, Teen Purchasing Group, games, movies, and other events they choose! to find out more about Teen Scene, call teh library and ask to speak to Samantha or come join us on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30! 

*Meets in the Library Annex

 

Twisted Stitchers - May

Monday, May 8, 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 April 15.

All Ages Clothespin Craft

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:00am

Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 am

 

Stop by the library to decorate a clothespin to use for notes and other small items. Paints, gemstones and other creative decorations will be provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Afternoon

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of colored pencilsThursday, April 6, 3-5 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for arts & crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school. This month will feature intricate coloring books, sheets, and posters. Crafts can be scaled up or down for age and ability and teens are welcomed to attend.

Drop in, no registration required.

Chix with Stix

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Friendly, informal monthly gathering of knitters or crocheters at all levels of experience. Help with projects or learn new techniques. Bring personal projects or participate on a group project. Held second Monday of the month. Ages 12 and older. Register by contacting the library at 732-4274. 

All Ages Gratitude Rocks

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join us for rock painting at the library. Help to build a better world by showing your gratitude for somebody or something. Keep the rock for yourself as a reminder or give it to somebody as a thank you. Materials provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Galaxy Jars

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

If you like things that glow in the dark, come to the library and make a galaxy jar with glitter, to personalize your room. We'll provide the glow in the dark paint, glitter and other materials. Bring your own bottle or jar with lid or use one of ours. No registration necessary.

Can You Build It?

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am

If you like building, come to the library and see what architectural creations you can design! Build your own or collaborate with friends to make something awesome. Complete one of our building challenges! We'll have Keva Planks, Magna-Tiles, Legos, and more! Drop in anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. ALL AGES.

All Ages Sun Catcher

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00am

Make a sun catcher with clear lid and colored gemstones to put in your window. Bring your own clear lid or use one of ours. Materials provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Twisted Stitchers - Stitch for a Cause

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 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. As part of our Summer Program, Build a Better World, we will be offering the option of working on a project for a cause at each Twisted Stitchers. When you sign up for the month, we will send you a pattern you can knit or crochet so you can decide if you'd like to work on that. Of course, you are welcome to work on anything else you choose, as well! Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration for June begins May 15.

Reprise of Hamiltunes After Hours!

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Back and better than ever is our Reprise of Hamiltunes! Fans of all ages will sing along to the CD, and lyric sheets will be provided. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Because of profanity used in the musical, the sing-along is open to all ages, but children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult.

CANCELLED - Teen Short Story Workshop

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Take a shot at short story writing this summer!  This workshop will cover the fundamentals of workshopping and editing by focusing on two short stories per session.  For teens 16-18 years old.  Registration begins June 5.  

Video Game Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Wii Just Dance Tournament on the big screen.  Fun, snacks and prizes!!!  For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

Teen Paint Night

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the Lower Lawn

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 5.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 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 6:00 pm - 7 pm.  Shared work from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. No registration necessary.

Teens Create! Contest

Monday, June 5, 2017 (All day)

Monday, June 5 to Saturday, July 8

Enter our 2nd Annual teen creative expression contest. Submissions will be accepted in three  categories - painting/illustration, photography and short story. Detailed instructions regarding themes and dimensions for each category will be available May 1. 

Teen Meetup

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Drop by our Teen Meetup to catch up with your friends and meet new people each Wednesday.  Each session has a unique theme. For teens 12 -18 years old. No registration necessary.

Vision Boards & Black Out Poetry - June 14
Board Games - June 21
Rube Goldberg Machines - June 28
 
 

Teen Movie Matinee

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Don’t miss our matinee movies with popcorn, drinks, prizes and friends.

Ratings and parents viewing guide information are available at the Reference Desk. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

 

Twisted Stitchers - Stitch for a Cause

Monday, July 10, 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. As part of our Summer Program, Build a Better World, we will be offering the option of working on a project for a cause at each Twisted Stitchers. When you sign up for the month, we will send you a pattern you can knit or crochet so you can decide if you'd like to work on that. Of course, you are welcome to work on anything else you choose, as well! Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration for July begins June 15.

Twisted Stitchers - Stitch for a Cause

Monday, August 14, 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. As part of our Summer Program, Build a Better World, we will be offering the option of working on a project for a cause at each Twisted Stitchers. When you sign up for the month, we will send you a pattern you can knit or crochet so you can decide if you'd like to work on that. Of course, you are welcome to work on anything else you choose, as well! Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration for August begins July 15.

Library After Hours

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Drawing of a pyramid of booksTeens After Hours: Bring Your Own Book
Friday, June 16
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! Draw a category card, grab a book, and then quickly skim to satisfy the chosen prompt (and the judge!) with the most entertaining phrase. Registration is required beginning June 5.
 

Library After Hours

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Teen playing the drums
Teens After Hours
Fridays, June 8, 22, July 6 & 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join us after the Library closes for events just for teens entering grades 6-10. Registration is required beginning two
weeks before each event until space is full. 
 

Book to Movie Matinee

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
The globe as a puzzle
Fridays, June 23, July 21, Aug 11 for Ages 11-14
2:00-4:30 p.m. 
Read the book on your own, come to the library and watch the movie. We will then have a discussion about both!
Register beginning June 5. 

Teen Scene

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 3:00pm

(Ages 12-18, must have completed 6th grade)

Join us Friday afternoons for snacks, socialization, projects, outdoor activities, and more! 

See our summer flyer for more information about upcoming programs! 

No registration required. 

*Teen Scene will not meet Friday, June 23, August 4, or August 11. 

Hands-On Science: Robots!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Robot readingTuesday, November 21, 10:30 am until 3:00 pm 
Dash & Dot Robots are back by popular demand!  Sign up for a 45-minute block to try out beginning robotics.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited, registration begins October 30.
 

Library After Hours

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Globe with treasure map
Teens After Hours: Paint Night
Friday, June 30
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Create a one-of-a-kind canvas at the Library’s first ever paint night.  Space is limited, so register early!
Registration is required beginning June 5.
 
 

Library After Hours

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Globe with treasure map
Teens After Hours: Robots
Friday, July 21
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Library will have Dash & Dot Robots available for hands-on learning and fun!  Registration is required beginning June 5.
 
 

Teen Meetup

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Drop by our Teen Meetup to catch up with your friends and meet new people each Wednesday.  Each session has a unique theme. For teens 12 -18 years old. No registration necessary.

Movie - Call for title - July 5
Book Bingo - July 12
Make and Take Jewelry - July 19
Board Games - July 26
 
 

Twelfth Annual Fredricksen Library Loop 5K

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am

Join the Fredricksen Library for the 12th Annual Library Loop, a 5K family fun event!  You can run or walk the 5K course or 1 mile course.  Additionally, there will be a 50 yard Dewey Decimal Dash for children 5 and under.  Teams and costumes encouraged - dress as your favorite literary figure, super hero, pop culture icon or any family friendly character!   For more information or to register, go to fredricksenlibrary.org or stop in during regula

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, November 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 30, 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. No registration necessary.

The Page Turners

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Director's Meeting Room, Upper Level

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

Chocolate Make and Take

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Try your hand at being a chocolatier as we melt, dip and mold!  We'll have a chocolate tasting table and you'll have the opportunity to craft your own candies to take home.  For teens ages 12 – 18. Registration is required and begins October 1.

Teen Meetup

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Drop by our Teen Meetup to catch up with your friends and meet new people.  You can try our activity or just chill out.  We will be panning for gemstones and making wire wrapped keychains, sun catchers and wall hangings. For teens 12 -18 years old.

Teen NaNoWriMo Meetup

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 7

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Director’s Meeting Room, Upper Level

Tuesday, November 14

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

Tuesday, November 28

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

NaNoWriMo Write In

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00am

11:00 am - 4:30 pm Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Teen NaNo-ers - don't miss our half-way (almost) mark Write In!  We'll have laptops for you to use, stress reliever games, lunch, snacks and lots of support.  This program is for teens ages 12 - 18 who are actively working on a NaNoWriMo 2017 novel.

Teen Scene

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

(ages 13-18)

Teens meet after school to enjoy sancks, art activities, Teen Purchasing Group, games, movies, and toher events they choose! To find out more about Teen Scene, call the library and ask to speak ot Samantha or join in on Friday from 3:00 to 4:30! 

*Meets in the library annex

Learn to Crochet Plus

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 8 and 15, 2017
6:30 PM
2nd floor Browsing Room
Learn to Crochet plus
 
Teens and adults are welcome to attend this free program to learn a new skill that can be a relaxing and rewarding hobby. Experienced crocheters are also welcome to attend for inspiration, to share their expertise, and to work on current projects. Registration required for beginners.  Please call the library at 717-774-7820. 
 

Choose KIND

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Choose KIND! 
Friday, November 10
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For ages 7 & up
“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” Celebrate the release of the movie WONDER and world Kindness Day by pledging to choose kind! Stop by the Library after school (it’s an early dismissal in the WSSD!) to make kindness rocks, add to the choose kind bulletin board and embrace the wonder of the friendship and kindness. Drop in, no registration necessary.

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

Gingerbread Extravaganza

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm in the 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.  Plus holiday movies, hot cocoa and awesome book prizes! For teens ages 12-18 with a $3.00 fee to be paid at the event.  Register starting November 1st.

Teen Movie Night: Wonder Woman - CANCELED

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

6:30 pm - 9 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Any superhero cosplay is welcome. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 2 hours 30 minutes. For teens ages 12 - 18. Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen.

 

 

DIY Fleece Wreaths

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Make a fleece wreath to hang on your door or to give as a gift. This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274. 

Can You Build It?

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

If you like building, come to the library and see what architectural creations you can design! Build your own or collaborate with friends to make something awesome. Complete one of our building challenges! We'll have Keva Planks, Magna-Tiles, Legos, and more! Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Snacks provided. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Life-Size Candy Land

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Let's play Candy Land! Sign up as a family or a team to play our life-size candy quest! All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register for a time slot at the library starting February 1.

Candy Land House Extravaganza

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Join us for our Candy Land House Extravaganza! You are challenged to create a spectacular Candy Land house using graham crackers, ice cream cones, cookies, candy, and frosting! All materials provided. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the library starting February 1. Registrants can stop by anytime between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.

The Page Turners

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Director's Meeting Room, Upper Level

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

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. No registration necessary.

Girls Who Code...Code at Fredricksen - PROGRAM FULL

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, January 9 through May 22 at 4:00 pm

Small Meeting Room, Lower Level

Teen Scene

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

Teen SceneHangout, eat snacks, and enjoy activities such as games, movies, holiday parties, and other events that you and your peers choose!

 

* Meets in Library's Annex

 

Ages 13 and up

 

 

 

Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm

 

 

Family Movie Night

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:30pm

Popcorn MovieBring the whole family out to enjoy a movie and free popcorn! Films will be rated either G or PG. To find out what this month's movie is, ask a librarian! Registration is not required for this event.

 

 

 

 

Fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

Valentine Makerspace

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30pm
Graphic of envelope and valentine
Friday, February 8, 10:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. for 3-5 year olds
Preschoolers are welcome to drop in to the Library for Valentine inspired simple crafts and activities. Drop in, no registration required.
 
 

The Page Turners

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Director's Meeting Room, Upper Level

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

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. No registration necessary.

DIY Spring Crafts

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Make a spring craft or two for yourself or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274. 

STEM: Robots!

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

STEM: Robots!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

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

Bingo For Books

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

Bingo For BooksFun for the whole family with children’s books as prizes. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274. 

Homeschool Workshops (High School)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

bookshelves_graphicShippensburg Public Library will be holding homeschool workshops for high school students on Thursday, March 1 at 1:00pm!

 

This workshop will better equip students for undergraduate studies by teaching them how to navigate scholarly databases and offering them a few tips for completing research for a college-level paper. If you have a laptop or tablet, feel free to bring it along!

Teen Scene

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Teen SceneHangout, eat snacks, and enjoy activities such as games, movies, holiday parties, and other events that you and your peers choose!

 

Ages 13 and up

 

 

 

Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm

 

 

Teen Robotics Demonstration

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with us as we welcome The Javengers, a local teen robotics club, who will show you how to combine your imagination with coding to produce robotic wonders.

For teens ages 12-18. No registration required for this free program.

Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am

Easter Eggs

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Shippensburg Public Library on March 24th beginning at 11:00AM. There are 4 different age groups and 2 slots for each age group! The age groups and time slots are as follows:

 

Ages 0 – 3 11:00AM & 11:20AM

Ages 4 – 6 11:40AM & 12:00PM

Ages 7 – 9 12:20PM & 12:40PM

Ages 10 – 12 1:00PM & 1:20PM

 

Family Friendly Sing Along – Moana

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

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

 

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. No registration necessary.

Book Bingo

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

Play bingo to win great YA books and other book themed prizes.  For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

 

Teen Paint Night

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Outside, Lower Lawn

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 1.

Teen Movie Matinee

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Don’t miss our summer matinee movies with popcorn, drinks, prizes and friends. Ratings and parents viewing guide information are available at the Reference Desk. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

June 13 - Thor: Ragnorak

Teen Plus – Rockumentaries & Musicals!

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

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

Our Teen Plus film series offers a chance for teens to share a music event with an older friend, parent, brother/sister or grandparent.  Don't miss these rockumentaries and musicals.  For teens ages 12-18.  Adults 18+ may attend in the company of a teen.  No registration necessary.

Teen Plus – Rockumentaries & Musicals! - CANCELED

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Our Teen Plus film series offers a chance for teens to share a music event with an older friend, parent, brother/sister or grandparent.  Don't miss these rockumentaries and musicals.  For teens ages 12-18.  Adults 18+ may attend in the company of a teen.  No registration necessary.

Wizarding World Teen Trivia

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

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

Confident in your knowledge of all things Wizardy?  Celebrate Harry's birthday and show off your smarts (and your house colors) at our trivia night.  Gather your friends to compete as a team for prizes and gift cards.  Cheaters Never Prosper will supply the Wizarding World fun!  Registration begins June 1. For teens 12 -18 years old.

DIY Bath Bombs and Shower Steamers

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Tuesday, July 17 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Pt. 1

Tuesday, July 24 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Pt. 2

Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level

Make your own bath bombs and shower steamers. Lots of scents and shapes to choose.  This is a two-part program as the bombs need a week to dry. For teens ages 12-18. Registration begins June 1.

Friday Fun

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 11:00am

Drop in any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm through Friday, August 24. All ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

 

1st Fridays: Trains

 

All Ages Libraries Rock Summer Learning Program

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:00am

Join us this summer for our Libraries Rock Summer Learning Program. Through books, games, musical experiences, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities, participants will interact with music and sound in a wide variety of ways! Registration begins on Monday, June 4 at 11:00 am at the library or online. Be sure to pick up your reading log after you register!

Libraries Rock Summer Learning Program Kickoff & Steven Courtney

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join us from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm as we kick off a rockin' good summer of reading, discovering, and learning for all ages! Starting at noon, enjoy a picnic and make your own instrument and your own library bag (all materials will be provided). Then at 1:30, come inside to enjoy the music of Steven Courtney. A Steven Courtney concert is a captivating experience for listeners of all ages!

Let's Paint!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30am

Come paint with us to create a giant original work of art that will be displayed at the library. No painting skills required. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Tape Town

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Vroom, zoom, and chug around our tape town. You'll stop around our town to visit the train station, the zoo, the store, the construction zone, and other stations where you can build, play, and create. Bring your favorite car or train (6 inches or under please) or borrow one from the library. Drop in any time between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Bingo for Books

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

Fun for the whole family with books as prizes. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.

Libraries Rock: Andrew’s Big Show

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:30pm

With physical comedy, juggling, circus tricks, yo-yos, audience participation and more, Andrew's high energy show will put you in a festive mood and add a spark to your whole day! Join us as Andrew rocks the Branch with his performance! All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of East Pennsboro Library. No registration required.

Libraries Rock: Magical Nick - SLP

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

Offering non-stop excitement with interactive magic and comedy where everyone becomes part of the experience. Magical Nick’s is a highly engaging show that kids absolutely love and will talk about for years. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of East Pennsboro Library. No registration required.

Patriotic Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:00am

Stop by the library anytime this week to pick up your Patriotic Photo Scavenger Hunt. Gather some friends or family, follow the clues, take pictures, and come back to the library to show us your zany patriotic fun! All completed scavenger hunts will be entered to win a grand prize. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Libraries Rock: Grins & Grins - SLP

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

The Grins & Grins Comedy Show is a fast-paced variety show that incorporates magic, ventriloquism, whip-cracking, "daring" feats of balance, circus skills and more to create a family-friendly show that is WAAAY more than just another juggling act! Ray brings incredible circus skills to the show, all the while trying to rein in Erin and her wacky antics. Together, they pack in a maximum of madcap madness that is guaranteed to please families, children and adults of all ages. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of East Pennsboro Library.

Libraries Rock: Sciencetellers - SLP

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:30pm

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist—but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an “instrumental” part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars.

Libraries Rock: Dancing Drum - SLP

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm

Drumming Up World Music aims to inspire a spirit of adventure in students through international discovery, providing a well-rounded experience of the fascinating multicultural diversity of the world. Dancing Drum is based in New Orleans, so catch them while they're up North! All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of East Pennsboro Library. No registration required.

Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Escape Game

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:00am

Stop by the library anytime this week to play Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Escape Game. Gather some friends or family and follow the clues throughout the library! When you've solved the riddle, come share your answer at the desk. All completed answers will be entered to win a grand prize. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Let's Celebrate Your Favorite Book Character!

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 1:00pm

You've read great books this summer. Now come to the library dressed as your favorite book character! We will gather at the library and then parade through the building and outside grounds. Afterwards, we'll celebrate by enjoying some make-your-own ice cream sundaes! This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Life-Size Hi Ho Cherry-O

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

SLP-Monday Matinees

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Popcorn MovieBring the family out to an afternoon movie at the library!

 

Feel free to bring your own snack!

 

No registration required.

 

June 4: Cars 3

June 18: Trolls

July 2: Zootopia

July 16: Sing

July 30: Boss Baby

August 13: Inside Out

August 27: The Secret Life of Pets

 

 

Friends Fall Book & Media Sale

Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day)
Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, September 23, 2018 (All day)

September 20 - 23

Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Special Preview Sale!

Friday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. Teen writers ages 12-14, please contact the Teen Services Coordinator to submit a writing sample for consideration to join Plot Twisters.  No registration necessary.

Teen Read Week Book Bingo

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

Sunday, October 14

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

We're wrapping up our celebration of Teen Read Week 2018 with Book Bingo. Join us for bingo games, teen book prizes, and book inspired prizes. For teens ages 12-18. No registration necessary.

Teen Read Week – It’s Written in the Stars

Sunday, October 7, 2018 (All day)
Monday, October 8, 2018 (All day)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (All day)
Thursday, October 11, 2018 (All day)
Friday, October 12, 2018 (All day)
Saturday, October 13, 2018 (All day)

October 7 through 13

Join our celebration of teens and teen literature with this year's Teen Read Week theme: It's Written in the Stars. Visit the library October 7-13 for a teen book giveaway contest, daily trivia contests, and sneak peeks at what's coming to the teen shelves!

The Teen Read Week Drawing will have the following books as prizes:

FortNite Meet and Greet

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Do you love to play FortNite? Want to meet other kids in New Cumberland to safely game with? You are invited to the library to meet and greet with other players, exchange screen names, and talk about tips and tricks! This meet and greet will not include actual game playing.  Drop in, no registration required. 

Scrabble & Upwords

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:00pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Come play Scrabble or Upwords at the library on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm. If you have a game, please bring it with you. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.

Let's Paint!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Come paint with us to create a giant original work of art that will be displayed at the library. No painting skills required. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Hands On!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:30am
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:30am
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:30am

Try some hands-on STEM! Stop by anytime between 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

September 8--Keva Planks

October 13--Snap Circuits

November 17--Marble Runs

This program is for all ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Hands On: STEM

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 2:30pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:30pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 2:30pm

Try some hands-on STEM! Stop by anytime between 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

September 24--Keva Planks

October 22--Snap Circuits

November 26--Marble Runs

This program is for all ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Bingo for Books

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

Fun for the whole family with children’s books as prizes. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.

Book Spine Poems

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:00am

Stop by the library anytime this week to create a Book Spine Poem in honor of Teen Read Week. All completed poems will be entered to win a grand prize. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

DIY Kindness Jars

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 1:00pm

RESCHEDULED from November 15: Drop in anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to make a Kindness Jar for yourself or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. Register at the library or by calling the library at (717) 732-4274.

Lego Challenge

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 10:15am
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:15am
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:15am
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:15am

Lego challenges at ShippensburgJoin us for a monthly Lego challenge for ages 5 and up in the community room!

 

To register, visit the library or call us at 717-532-4508.

 

September 1: Build a boat that will float!

October 6: Design your dream house!

November 3: Build a marble run!

December 1: Make a Lego bridge!

 

 

Family Movie Night

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 5:15pm
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 5:15pm

MovieBring the whole family out to enjoy a movie and feel free to bring a snack! Films will be rated either G or PG. To find out what this month's movie is, ask a librarian! Registration is not required for this event.

 

 

 

 

Second and Fourth Monday of the month from 5:15-7:15 pm

 

 

 

Passport to the World

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:15pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:15pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:15pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 5:15pm

PassportWe are excited to reintroduce this program that will explore countries around the world!

 

For more information or to register, visit the library or call us at 717-532-4508!

 

Third Thursday of the month at 5:15-6:15 pm

 

 

French Activities

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

Flag map of FranceCome sing, play and discover a foreign language and culture. Fun, free, family time and no prior experience needed!

 

All ages welcome

Sponsored by Shippensburg University's Department of Global Languages and Cultures

 

 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:30pm

3:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Children's Library

Fredricksen's Teen Advisory Group is a service group that helps to plan teen events, choose books for our collection, and run special events like our summer concert bake sales. This is a great way for students to complete volunteer hours, and also give back to their community in a fun and rewarding way. Interested in learning more? Stop by a meeting to see what it's all about. For teens ages 12 – 18. No registration necessary.

Word Games

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:00pm
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

Come play word games at the library on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm. We have Scrabble, Upwords, and Boggle, but if you have a favorite word game, please bring it with you! All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

DIY Glittery Gifts

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Drop in anytime between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to make a Glittery Gift for yourself or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Chix with Stix

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join an informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Help provided with projects and learn new techniques. Held on the second Wednesday of each month. Ages 12 and older.

Christmas Lights Photo Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Stop by the library anytime from Thursday, December 13, through Friday, December 28, to pick up your Christmas Lights Photo Scavenger Hunt. Gather some friends or family, follow the clues, take pictures, and come back to the library to show us your zany holiday fun! All completed scavenger hunts will be entered to win a grand prize. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Noon Year's Eve Party!

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:00am

Come celebrate the coming of 2019 with us as we count down to NOON with activities for the whole family. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Bingo For Books

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fun for the whole family with children’s books as prizes. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Craftapalooza

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

We are putting out all kinds of craft supplies, so bring your creativity. Drop in anytime between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to make a one-of-a-kind creation that you can take home. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Hands On: STEM

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 2:30pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Drop in any time between 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm to try some hands-on STEM. 

January 28--Coding (e.g. Code-a-piller, Dash, Osmo, etc.)

February 25--Building (e.g. Lego WeDo, K'nex, etc.)

This program is for all ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

DIY Book Hideaway

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

Make a book hideaway for yourself or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance. All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is a partnership with the Schaner Adult Center. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending. Register online now.

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. Teen writers ages 12-14, please contact the Teen Services Coordinator to submit a writing sample for consideration to join Plot Twisters.

No registration necessary.

Won’t You Meet My Neighbor?

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:30am

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

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day, take time to gather together. Drop in anytime during the program to enjoy juice and breakfast snacks. Then take a moment to talk to the neighbors at your table and get to know the people in your community. For ages 0 – 100 with no registration necessary. 

Coding Club @ Fredricksen Library

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

(Session 1: Mondays, January 7 to March 11; no class January 21)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

Cardboard Crew - PROGRAM CANCELED

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level

Got DIY skills? Show them off and help us build play structures for library littles! Dress for a creative mess. We will be making "cardboard cars" for the little kid's drive-in movie theater! Materials will be provided. For ages 12 -18. No registration necessary. 

Board Game Drop-In

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

Drop-in for part or all of this board game event for ages 8-18. Children age 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Games will be supplied but bringing along your favorite is encouraged! Feeling creative? Materials to create your own board game will be supplied.

No registration necessary.

TAB Meeting

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

TABGrab a friend and help us decide what teen programs we should have and how we can better serve all the teens in the community. For teens in grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Walk-ins are encouraged.

 

Family Game Day

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday, January 2, 10:30-2:30 p.m.
School’s still out? Drop in to the Children’s Room and try out our assortment of family friendly board and card games.   There will be games suitable for children of all ages (teenagers too!). Drop in, no registration required.
 

Teen Scene

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

Teen SceneHangout, eat snacks, and enjoy activities such as games, movies, holiday parties, and other events that you and your peers choose!

 

Ages 13 and up

 

 

 

Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm

 

 

Lego Challenge

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:15am
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:15am
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:15am
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:15am

Lego challenges at ShippensburgJoin us for a monthly Lego challenge to see if you can build to meet the challenge!

 

To register, visit the library or call us at 717-532-4508.

 

 

 

 

Family Movie Night

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

MovieBring the whole family out to enjoy a movie and feel free to bring a snack! Films will be rated either G or PG. To find out what this month's movie is, ask a librarian!

No registration required.

 

 

 

 

Second and Fourth Saturday of the month from 2:30-4:30 pm

 

 

 

Passport to the World

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:15pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:15pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:15pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:15pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:15pm

PassportWe are excited to reintroduce this program that will explore countries around the world!

 

For more information or to register, visit the library or call us at 717-532-4508!

 

Third Thursday of the month at 5:15-6:15 pm

 

 

Teen Scene

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

Teen SceneHangout, eat snacks, and enjoy activities such as games, movies, holiday parties, and other events that you and your peers choose!

 

Ages 13-18

 

 

 

Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm

 

 

Teen Game Night

Game NightWhether you like board games, video games, or card games, we have something for everyone! Join us and enjoy competing with your friends, choosing from the wide variety of games we have in our awesome collection!

 

 


Homeschool Spanish Club

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

A Homeschool High School Spanish Club meets bi-weekly on Thursdays here at the library from 1-2:30 pm in the 2nd floor Reference Room. Please see the flyer (PDF, 417.67 KB, 1 page) for more information.

 

 

 

 

Twisted Stitchers

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 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. Twisted Stitchers will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. 16 years and older, please. Registration is now open.  When registering, please indicate which month's session you will be attending. Register online now.

TEEN Spa Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
In recognition of Earth Day, teens will "upcycle" items for new uses. All materials and snacks provided. Registration is required. 

Coding Club @ Fredricksen Library

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Session 2: Mondays, March 18 – May 20

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Kunkel Creation Station, Lower Level Children’s Area

Plot Twisters (Teen Writers Group)

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 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 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For teens ages 15-18. Teen writers ages 12-14, please contact the Teen Services Coordinator to submit a writing sample for consideration to join Plot Twisters.

No registration necessary.

Parents, Kids & Money Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

Joshua Neil from Thrivent Financial will be visiting the library on Tuesday, February 12th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm to talk about money! Teaching kids about money is easier when you have the right tools. Gain a better understanding of the values you want your kids to learn and practical tools to make teaching about money fun. Kids, ages 6-10, will learn about the three basic money choices: share, save and spend.

National Library Week

Sunday, April 7, 2019 (All day)
Monday, April 8, 2019 (All day)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (All day)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day)
Thursday, April 11, 2019 (All day)
Friday, April 12, 2019 (All day)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 (All day)

Sunday, April 7 – Saturday, April 13

First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

 

Word Games

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Come play word games at the library on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm. We have Scrabble, Upwords, and Boggle, but if you have a favorite word game, please bring it with you! All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Chix with Stix

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join an informal monthly gathering of knitters (or crocheters) at all levels of experience. Help provided with projects and learn new techniques. Held on the second Wednesday of each month. Ages 12 and older.

DIY Days

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Join us to make a DIY Craft for yourself or to give to someone else. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance.

Monday, March 25—DIY Tote Bag

Saturday, April 13—DIY Garden Décor

Monday, May 13—Craftapalooza II

All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

DIY Days

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 2:30pm

Join us to make a DIY Craft for yourself or to give to someone else. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance.

Monday, March 25—DIY Tote Bag

Saturday, April 13—DIY Garden Décor

Monday, May 13—Craftapalooza II

All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

DIY Days

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

Join us to make a DIY Craft for yourself or to give to someone else. All materials will be provided for those who register in advance.

Monday, March 25—DIY Tote Bag

Saturday, April 13—DIY Garden Décor (This program is part of The 2019 Longwood Gardens Community Read)

Monday, May 13—Craftapalooza II

All ages welcome; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Bingo For Books

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fun for the whole family with children’s books as prizes. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Hands On: STEM

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:30pm

Try some hands-on STEM!

Saturday, March 23—Zometool Challenge

Monday, April 22—Egg Drop

Saturday, May 4—Bee-Bots, Code-a-pillars, & Hex Bugs, Oh My!

This program is for all ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Hands On: STEM

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:30pm

Try some hands-on STEM!

Saturday, March 23—Zometool Challenge

Monday, April 22—Egg Drop

Saturday, May 4—Bee-Bots, Code-a-pillars, & Hex Bugs, Oh My!

This program is for all ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Hands On: STEM

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:30pm

Try some hands-on STEM!

Saturday, March 23—Zometool Challenge

Monday, April 22—Egg Drop

Saturday, May 4—Bee-Bots, Code-a-pillars, & Hex Bugs, Oh My!

This program is for all ages; under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by contacting the library at (717) 732-4274.

Teen Game Night

Game NightWhether you like board games, video games, or card games, we have something for everyone! Join us and enjoy competing with your friends, choosing from the wide variety of games we have in our awesome collection!

 

 


Lego Hour

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

SimCon Comic Convention

Save the date! SimCon, our annual comic convention, is Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and it's going to be better than ever! All events are held at the First Church of God Community Center, 201 E. Green Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. 

 

 

 

Author Visit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Last TwoLocal author Kaden Hurley will appear at the John Graham Library on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm.  She is the author of the children's novel The Last Two.

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Teen Game Night

Game NightWhether you like board games, video games, or card games, we have something for everyone! Join us and enjoy competing with your friends, choosing from the wide variety of games we have in our awesome collection!

 

 


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