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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Nov
22
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 fingerplays, and play time.

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Nov
22
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 fingerplays, songs and play time.

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Nov
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

What is childhood asthma? How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


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Nov
24
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Arts and Crafts for School-Age Children

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come and join us on Friday afternoons to make an arts and crafts project!

For school-age children

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Nov
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Google Computer Science First and Coding Class for Teens

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Google Computer Science First teaches teens about computer science and programming. There will only be 10 spots available per class. Please reserve your spot. The classes will be first come, first serve. For grades 7-8.

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Nov
27
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Friends of Briarwood Library present 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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Nov
27
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Monday Afternoon Family Movies

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library and Join us for two great family movies:
On Monday, November 20, Briarwood will be showing "What's Cooking" (2000, rated PG-13). The film is about four families of different ethnicities prepare for Thanksgiving.
On November 27, Briarwood will be showing the film "Born in China" (2017, rated G). The movie is about Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured.


Nov
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google Computer Science First & Coding Class for Tweens

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Google Computer Science First teaches tweens about computer science and programming. They will especially learn about computer coding for free. Tween (grades 4-6) classes will be on Mondays & Thursdays from 5pm-6pm. There will only be 10 spots available per class. Please reserve your spot. The classes will be first come, first serve.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Nov
30
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Have you ever wished you could speak Spanish? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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Nov
30
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Friends of Briarwood Library Presents: Salsa Dance

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Learn your first dance while having fun! If you've always wanted to learn how to dance but thought it was too difficult, think again! With just a few moves, you can be the life of the party! Registration required. Call or ask at Reference desk.


Dec
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Babies in Arms

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a weekly meeting where parents can share their challenges, concerns, problem-solve together, find support, and make new parent friends in the local community! The group is open to parents of the baby (i.e. not a babysitter/nanny) and limited to babies who lapsit only. Registration is required! To register, call or ask at the Reference desk. This event is sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.

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Dec
1
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join us to learn what is a computer and its functions; how to use a mouse, keyboard, and social media; and how to save and print your document. Pre-Registration is required in person or at the Briarwood reference desk (718)-658-1680.

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Dec
4
4:00PM

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6:15PM

Monday Afternoon Movies

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library and join us for three great superhero movies:

12/4 - "Wonder Woman" (2017, rated PG-13)
12/11 - "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017, rated PG-13)
12/18 - "Batman and Harley Quinn" (2017, rated PG-13)

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Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Origami Christmas Ornaments

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a creative and fun art program featuring origami! Come and create your own Christmas ornament! Sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.


Dec
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Friends of Briarwood Library Presents: A Concert of Holiday Songs

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a concert of holiday songs with Irene Failenbogen. Sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.


Dec
20
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Holiday Jazz featuring Pianist William Gati and Vocalist Willa Bassen

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Pianist William Gati and vocalist Willa Bassen perform a concert of popular songs and holiday selections that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Hear memorable selections such as Harold Arlen's "Over the Rainbow", Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time", Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" and a host of holiday favorites. Special requests are welcomed.


Dec
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jump Start to College

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Presented by Kweller Tutoring - Part 2
This session is for high school students in 11th and 12th Grade. It will provide information on how to fill out a college application. This will include instructional steps on how to fill out college forms and the format to write essays. Sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.


Jan
17
2:30PM

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4:00PM

A New Year; A New You: Sleep Soundly, Dream Well

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Mindfulness teacher and certified dream therapist Tzivia Gover will present her new book "The Mindful Way to a Good Night's Sleep". Sleep is increasingly promoted as one of the means to health, productivity at work, memory, and longevity. Learn some accessible, effective techniques for cultivating peaceful, restful sleep - naturally.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Feb
3
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Black History Month Athlete Movies

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Black History Month Athlete Movies at the Briarwood Community Library---please join us on February 3rd and February 17th at 2:30pm.

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Feb
10
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Library Lovers' Month Movie: "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Library Lovers' Month and Watch a Movie at the Briarwood Community Library! Join us for "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear"(2004) about a bookworm, who tries to foil an evil plan to control the world.


Feb
16
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Lunar New Year Arts and Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come to the Briarwood Community Library to make a special Lunar New Year Arts and Crafts project.


Current Board Members:

President

Vice President - Rosalie Quinones
 

Treasurer - Janet Harmeyer

Secretary - Sylvia Sherman

Member-at-Large - 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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