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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Mar
20
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for simple picture books, nursery rhyme finger plays, and playtime.

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Mar
20
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for simple picture books, nursery rhyme finger plays, songs, and playtime.

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Mar
20
12:30PM

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2:00PM

English Conversation Class with Ms. Rosalie

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Improve your English conversation skills in a friendly, fun, and casual environment with Rosalie from Friends of Briarwood Library.

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Mar
22
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Preschool Science Storytime

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Parents and children ages 3-5 discover and learn together. Each science storytime includes one or two storybooks, a song, vocabulary, and an exploration time. Each session is forty-five minutes, exploring the fundamental science concepts like sound, light/shadow, measuring, wind, water, and balance.

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Mar
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn what a computer is and its functions; how to use a mouse, keyboard, and social media; and how to save and print your document. Preregistration is required in person at the Briarwood Reference Desk or by phone at 718-658-1680.

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Mar
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

School-age children, come and join us on Friday afternoons to make an arts and crafts project.

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Mar
25
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Movie: "Venom"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us to watch the movie "Venom" (2018, PG-13). The movie is about a journalist who becomes the host of an alien symbiote and acquires superhuman abilities alongside a malevolent and unpredictable alter-ego while investigating the true nature of the secretive experiments conducted by the Life Foundation.


Mar
28
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Bingo!

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

The excitement of Bingo and the fun of learning something new? Yes please! Fun facts about fifty Inspiring Women in Science in a bingo game for the whole family!


Mar
30
2:30PM

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4:45PM

The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet Revolution: Discussion and Film Screening

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Local resident and educator Mike McGowan will discuss the connection our choices have on animal welfare, climate change, and ourselves. Join us for an illustrated presentation of the latest findings of the benefits of a vegan diet followed by a screening of the documentary "Vegucated" (2011). The film follows three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.


Apr
1
5:30PM

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7:15PM

Classic Comedies: "Lysistrata"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a staged reading by Titan Theatre Company of "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. Prepare to enjoy the original battle of the sexes as the women of Greece vow to withhold sexual contact from all men until a treaty is negotiated to end the Peloponnesian War. Double entendres abound as men of Greece attempt to get the women to break their oath.


Apr
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Eight Powers of Raja Yoga Meditation - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Would you like to be able to face difficult situations with courage and find solutions with ease? Learn how to access the powers which are inherent within you and apply them in challenging moments. Regain confidence, navigate through storms, and achieve success at every step.


Apr
19
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Rabbit/Earth Day Arts & Crafts Project

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library to create a special arts and crafts project for Earth Day!


Apr
22
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Friends of Briarwood Library presents chair yoga. Instructor Irene Failenbogen leads this beginner level chair-based yoga class. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and a smile! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Apr
22
4:30PM

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7:00PM

Movie: "Mission Impossible: Fallout"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Community Library to watch the new "Mission Impossible: Fallout" (2018, PG-13). Ethan Hunt and his team must stop a nuclear attack while on the run from a CIA agent tasked with taking them out.


Apr
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movie: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come to the Briarwood Library to watch "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (2018, PG). This movie is about a monster family that embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel; they indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer.


Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Specialized High Schools Admissions Information Sessions

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Parents and students (4th to 8th grade) can learn more about specialized high schools. A representative from the NYC Department of Education will be available to answer any questions you may have. You may sign-up to attend a session by email at shsat@schools.nyc.gov or by phone by calling 212-637-8080.
Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Apr
29
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Family Movie: "The Grinch"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for "The Grinch" (2018, PG). The Grinch attempts to undermine the annual Christmas celebration at Whoville with the help of his loyal dog and reindeer. He disguises himself as Santa Claus and tries to steal all the presents, but his cover is threatened by an earnest young girl.


May
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Understanding Antibiotics

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Lifesaving antibiotics can cure dangerous bacterial infections, but did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? In fact, the main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Come learn from an infectious disease pharmacist about when antibiotics are and are not needed, as well as the potential harms of using antibiotics. All are welcome.


Jun
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Zumba for Kids with Audrey Bright-Greene

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun dance-based exercise, designed just for kids ages 7-12.


Jun
27
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Aliens: Escape from Earth with Sciencetellers

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Throughout the intergalactic story, children 6 to 12 will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It's totally out of this world! This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Current Board Members:

President - Rosalie Quinones

Vice President

Treasurer - Jessy Miyasato

Secretary - Sylvia Sherman

Member-at-Large - Jose Gonzalez; Millie Lee; Eugene Leon; Michael Quinones

Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.
Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:
• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.
As a Friend, you will:
• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising. 

Contact Info: Government and Community Affairs, Camille T. Barrett at 718-990-8583 orcbarrett@queenslibrary.org

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