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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Jun
22
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Funtastic Family Sing-Along

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Funtastic family sing-along for preschool children and their families/ caregivers.


Jun
22
12:00PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

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

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.


Jun
22
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come and join us on Friday afternoons to make an arts and crafts project! For school-aged children.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Jun
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Google Computer Science First & Coding Class for Tweens

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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-served.


Jun
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Multi-Layered Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a multi-layered fused glass jewelry workshop with Naomi in creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Limited space. Preregistration required in library or by phone at 718-658-1680.


Jun
25
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.


Jun
26
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Magician Rogue Comedy Mystifier

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a magic and comedy show featuring flowers, music, and giveaways! First-come, first-serve. All ages welcome!


Jun
27
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
27
2:00PM

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2:45PM

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 a computer is 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 at the Briarwood Reference Desk or by phone at 718-658-1680.


Jun
30
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie: "Wonder"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Community Library to watch the new family movie "Wonder" (rated PG, 2017). This wonderful family movie is about a 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.


Jul
2
1:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS program

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

The STACKS program will enhance learning experiences through structured and unstructured age (6-14) appropriate activities.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Google CS First Club

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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 Thursdays & Fridays from 3pm-4pm. There will only be 10 spots available per class. Please reserve your spot. The classes will be first-come, first-served.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
6
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come and join us on Friday afternoons to make an arts and crafts project for school-aged children.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
7
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Family Movie: Camp Rock

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

A teenage girl desperately wants to spend her summer in a rock camp. When a teen pop star overhears her singing, he sets out to find the girl behind the voice. (2008, G)


Jul
9
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Design your Own 'Libraries Rock' T-shirt

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Tweens & teens (ages 10-18): Design with Summer Reading slogan in mind. First-come, first-served.


Jul
11
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
11
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
11
12:00PM

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1:00PM

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 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.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
21
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Health Insurance Information

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

GetCovered NYC, which is part of the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, works in all five boroughs to conduct outreach about health care and connect uninsured New Yorkers to health care enrollment sites. Come speak with a specialist at Briarwood Library to get your questions answered. For further information, contact specialist Jasmine Johnson at 646-584-6682.


Jul
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Arts and Crafts with Ms. Janet

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come and join Ms. Janet for a special arts and crafts project for school-aged children sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Bingo with Ms. Janet

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join Ms. Janet for a fun afternoon of bingo. You could win a prize and take it home!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
26
2:30PM

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3:00PM

LIBRARIES ROCK: Paint/Color your own flutes

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Paint/Color your own flukes for children school age and up. First come, first served.


Jul
28
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Family Movie: Camp Rock 2

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Mitchie and her friends return to Camp Rock for another great summer of music, dancing, and fun but the future of Camp Rock may be in jeopardy. (2010, G)


Aug
4
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Family Movie "Selena"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented (1997, PG-13).


Aug
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Want to Quit Smoking?

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Stop by the library to ask a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center your questions about quitting smoking, available resources, and steps you can take to quit. This is a tabling event, so you can stop by and speak with the specialist one-on-one to be sure your questions are answered.


Aug
25
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Family Movie: "School of Rock"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) poses as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school where he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolizes and emulates
(2003, PG-13).


Current Board Members:

President - Rosalie Quinones

Vice President - Janet Harmeyer

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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