Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fresh @ Fredricksen

Who says the library has to only circulate books and movies?  The Fredricksen Library is pleased to announce the arrival of the two newest members of the circulating collection.  The new items are a electricity usage monitor and a thermal leak detector.  These new items can only be checked out from the reference desk.  Follow these links to to check out these new materials:  
Hope you enjoy our new toys!
Post by Alicia, Reference Assistant

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fresh @ Fredricksen

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You may have noticed a new look to the OverDrive website.  Welcome to the next generation OverDrive.  There are a lot of exciting new features to explore, but the biggest is the introduction of OverDrive Read.  For the first time in OverDrive, patrons can read books, right in the internet browser.  No downloading or waiting, enjoy your book instantly.  For instructions navigating the next generation OverDrive, go here.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fresh @ Fredricksen


Donation Station @ Fredricksen First Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm
Beginning Saturday, December 1, 2012 the Friends of Fredricksen will establish Donation Station on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm to process the donation of books and media for our Spring and Fall Book sales. Volunteers will be able to assist unloading your donations. We hope to provide convenience to you, our donors, and streamline our process for donations. During Donation Station hours, please park on the Walnut Street side parking area at the lower level employee entrance door. Donations at all other times can be given at the reference desk.

Friday, January 11, 2013

And the Oscar goes to...

It's the beginning of awards season, but the creme de la creme is still a ways off.  To get in the mood for the Academy Awards look to Fredricksen to help. As part of our Friday Foreign Film series, we will be watching all of the Oscar-nominated short films of 2012.  See below for more details.
Foreign Film Fridays: 2012’s Oscar-Nominated Shorts:

Live Action - Friday, January 11 at 7:00 pmAnimated - Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm

The Oscars are next month, and we are gearing up by reviewing last year’s nominations for short films. These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library dedicates this month to last year’s Academy Award nominated short films. Join us as we view the five Live Action and Animated Short Films that caught the Academy’s attention. Not recommended for ages under 17 without parental permission. No registration necessary.

Post by Alicia, Reference Assistant

Friday, December 21, 2012

Caroling at Fredricksen!



Today, Fredricksen Library welcomed students from the Camp Hill School District singing Christmas carols.  Thanks for spreading the Christmas cheer!

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Coffee Corner is Here!


That's right, Folks! You can now get your caffeine fix right here in the library. The Coffee Corner is located in the downstairs lobby every weekday from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Prices are listed in the picture below. The sign pictured is located in the library foyer. Give your system a jolt while supporting the library!

Post by Duffy, Reference Librarian at Fredricksen Library

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Questions Answered!

Your Thanksgiving questions answered!
When when was the first official Thanksgiving?
Everyone knows the story of the first Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving was not officially declared a holiday until 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. has the whole story.

When did the president start pardoning turkeys for Thanksgiving?
This seems like a tradition steeped in history, but the origins are actually much more recent.  The first time a turkey was formally pardoned was in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush.   This article from MentalFloss explains the origins of the tradition.

Why do we eat what we eat on Thanksgiving?
What we eat doesn’t necessarily follow what the Pilgrims and Indians ate, so why do we eat turkey and mashed potatoes? Another article from MentalFloss gives us the answer.

What is there always a football game of Thanksgiving? Why are the Detriot Lions always playing?
Midwest Sports Fans gives a brief history of the tradition.

Why does Turkey make you tired?
Contrary to popular belief, it actually doesn't.  National Geographic tackled this question in this article.

Hope you enjoyed these fun Thanksgiving facts.  Do you have any of your own?  Let us know in the comments!

Post by Alicia, Reference Assistant at Fredricksen Library