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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Last Week of the Teen Summer Reading Program @ FRE


Build ‘Em and Smash ‘Em Contest

Monday, July 25 at 1:00 pm

Teams of 2 to 4 will build a structure using predetermined materials and within set size parameters. Then we’ll see which structure holds the most weight before it’s smashed to smithereens! Sign up with a team or join one when you get here. Spectators welcome for the smashing at 2:30. Registration required starting July 11, for Teens entering grades 7 – 12. REGISTER ONLINE





Video Game Day

Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00 pm We’ll have 3 game systems set up, with Wii Party on our 10’ screen. Open play, no tournament, just an afternoon of gaming fun. Snacks and drinks provided, as well as board games. Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen. No registration required. For Teens entering grades 7 – 12.



Aquapalooza III

Wednesday, July 27 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of water fun-in-the-sun! There will be a water slide, water balloons, kiddy pools, and sprinklers. Bring your own water guns. Come dressed to get drenched! Permission slip required. Pick one up at the library or download from the library’s website. Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen. For Teens entering grades 7 – 12 only. DOWNLOAD PERMISSION SLIP




Thursday Afternoon Movies for Teens @ 1PM

Call for title or check your Email Patron or Teen E-Newsletter Enjoy a newer release or classic movie including some of the HP movies as we countdown to the final one. Popcorn and drinks provided courtesy of Friends of Fredricksen. No registration required. For Teens entering grades 7 – 12.

Weekly Challenge #8

The LAST weekly challenge of the 2011 Summer!!! Opportunity for double tickets too!

Weekly Challenge #8 (week of July 25th)
PERFORMANCE!!

This week you have (2) options:



  1. Stop by the Reference Desk and show off your magic skills! Perform a magic trick for this week’s weekly challenge.


  2. Stop by the Reference Desk and show off your great sense of humor! Tell a joke to a member of the Reference staff for this week’s weekly challenge.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friendly's Fundraiser--TONIGHT!!!

Don't feel like cooking tonight?

Are you hungry for a sundae?

Just want to get out of your house?


Then gather your friends, neighbors, and family and come out to

Friendly's on Market Street in Camp Hill tonight!


Place an order between 5 and 8PM and up to 15% of the proceeds will go to support Fredricksen Library's Teen Advisory Group!


We hope to see you there--thank you for your support!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Weekly Challenge #7 (week of July 18th)

Weekly Challenge #7 (week of July 18th)
Word Problem

Tom, Macy, Jack, and Sally hold these jobs in their city: veterinarian, mail carrier, police officer, and zoo keeper. Tom and Sally work with animals. Macy and Jack wear uniforms. Jack refuses to touch a gun. Sally does not like dogs. The veterinarian is 5 years older than the mail carrier. Macy, 24 years old, is 3 years younger than the zoo keeper. The 20-year-old delivers letters.
Can you match each person with an age and a job?




Tom is a _____________________ and he is ________ old.


Macy is a _____________________ and she is ________ old.


Jack is a _____________________ and he is ________ old.


Sally is a _____________________ and she is ________ old.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

July 11- Teen Summer Reading Program Events



Hootenanny Jam Session Monday, July 11 at 7:00 pm

If you like music or you play an instrument; this is a program for you! Join other teens in a jam session on the lawn at Fredricksen. Bring your guitar, bring your ukulele, bring your harmonica, bring your voice. We’ll have a good ol’ fashioned hootenanny! Drinks will be provided by the Friends of Fredricksen.


No registration required. For teens entering grades 7 – 12.





Annual Tie Dye for Teens Tuesday, July 12 at 1:00 pm


Bring your own t-shirt, socks, shirt, whatever. We’ll supply everything else. Natural fibers (cotton, rayon, etc.) work best. Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen.



No registration required. For teens entering grades 7-12.





Ultimate Frisbee Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 pm

With the help of Messiah College coach, Pat Wright, and members of the Messiah team, learn the basics of Ultimate Frisbee on the lower lawn of the library. Bring a Frisbee, if possible. Sneakers suggested. Sponsored by the Friends of Fredricksen.

For teens entering grades 7 – 12. Registration IS required. Register starting July 1.





HP Movie Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 pm


Enjoy a newer release or classic movie including some of the HP movies as we countdown to the final one. Popcorn and drinks provided courtesy of Friends of Fredricksen.



For teens entering grades 7 – 12. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Weekly Challenge #6

One day early;)

Weekly Challenge #6 (week of July 11th)
Brain Teaser II



  1. How many of each species did Moses take onto the ark with him?

  2. If 3 cats catch 3 rats in 3 minutes, how many minutes will it take 100 cats to catch 100 rats?

  3. I am very heavy, but backwards I'm not.

Elixir / Hilary Duff


TITLE: Elixir
AUTHOR: Hilary Duff
OWNED BY CCLS: Yes.

This is a hard book to summarize and explain. Oddly similar to something I've read before. Perhaps comparable to Lauren Kate's Fallen. See for yourself...

Clea Raymond, the seventeen year old daughter of a prominent U.S. politician (mother) and surgeon (father), leads an unusual life to say the least. Clea works as a photojournalist and travels the world taking photos that she believes "capture the soul." Both of her parents are also constantly "on the go" with their work, leaving Clea to fight the paparazzi on her own or spend time with her BFF Rayna and her bodyguard/best friend Ben.

During one of Clea's father's missionary trips to Brazil he goes missing. There are no answers, only questions surrounding his disappearance. Fortunately, one of Clea's photojournalist assignments takes her (and Ben) to the festival of Carnival in Brazil. Clea's trip morphs from a simple photo shoot expedition to a bizarre adventure of sorts that includes fear, love, mystery, intrigue and tales of 500 years past. Perhaps the trip to Brazil will provide Clea with some closure, but it sounds like it may only stir up more questions.

Check out Elixir today @ FRE--only 1 copy is currently available!

M's Verdict: A few things...
(1) This book is hard to explain/describe.
(2) This book leads well into a sequel (coming out this October : Devoted).
(3) I wish that when I had started reading this book that I hadn't known who wrote it. I'll admit that the only reason that I picked up this book is because I wanted to see if actor/singer/songwriter Hilary Duff could write. Unfortunately, I can't help but wonder if this didn't influence how I read this book.

For example, have you ever watched a movie or seen a trailer for a movie and then tried to read the book? How many of you picture what the characters look like? (i.e. When I read Twilight it was after seeing previews of the movie. This meant that as I read the book, I pictured Kristen Stewart as Bella and Robert Pattinson as Edward. I think this definitely changes how you read as well as how you think about a book. The same applies for when you see a movie after reading that book it was based on. More often than not I think--"that is soooo not what I pictured him/her as.)