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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Council Member Rory Lancman check presentation

Council Member Rory Lancman presents check to Friends of Briarwood Library with President & CEO Dennis M. Walcott

Jun
26
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Friends of Briarwood Present Chair Yoga

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Learn Chair Yoga!


Jun
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie: "Lost & Found"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Two teen brothers embark on a treasure hunt while spending the summer on their uncle's island.


Jun
28
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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Jun
28
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.


Jun
28
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Kids Singalong with Ed and Carol Nicodemi

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Ed and Carol will entertain preschool children with a combination of traditional children's songs and their own original material, (which include songs about feelings, art, nature, diversity, self-esteem and activity songs, just for fun), are perfect for children ages 0-5. Please register at the Library


Jun
30
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


Jul
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Read to Me

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Kids come and hear a story read to them by one of our volunteers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to come learn and improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Puzzle Time with Kids

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Kids can come and play with puzzles.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Nail Art

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Girls are welcome to come and join us paint their nails in a fun and creative way.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Baby Playtime

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Parents can bring their children to the library to play with a variety of toys.

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

Chess Club

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to come learn and improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Google Tips and Tricks

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

In this single-session workshop, participants will learn about Google tools, including sharing documents online, organizing your medical records, and much more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required by phone at 718-658-1680 or in person at the Briarwood Reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Google CS First Club: ART

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date July 7, 2017
Availability: 8 openings

ART. DESIGN. CODING. Create your own digital works of art! Register to be a part of Briarwood's Google CS First Club: Art Design with Scratch. For school-age children (ages 9-14) in grades 4-8. Only 10 spots are available. Pre-Registration is Required.

BriarwoodFri, Jul 14, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM
BriarwoodFri, Jul 21, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM
BriarwoodFri, Jul 28, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM
BriarwoodFri, Aug 4, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM
BriarwoodFri, Aug 11, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM
BriarwoodFri, Aug 18, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM
BriarwoodFri, Aug 25, 20172:00PM - 3:00PM

Jul
7
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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Movie: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2016, PG-13) opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) names Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Tweens and Teens: Design with Summer Reading Slogan in Mind

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens will each get a plain t-shirt to design using the Summer Reading slogan "Build a Better World".


Jul
12
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

We'll help you feel comfortable and confident in managing your own email account! Learn about sending and receiving email and get a general overview of email etiquette. Students must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration is required by phone by calling 718-658-1680 or in person at the Briarwood Reference desk.


Jul
15
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Art Adventures for Preschool Children

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Preschool children will explore art adventures through this hands-on program.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Family Movie: "Bunyan & Babe"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

"Bunyan & Babe" (2017, PG) : While running from one of the developer's goons, Travis falls through a magical portal which transports him to the world of American hero Paul Bunyan (John Goodman) and his big, blue, talking ox, Babe (Jeff Foxworthy). Bunyan and Babe get wrapped up in a brand-new adventure, and with the help of their new friends, Travis and Whitney, they try to save the town. Together, they learn firsthand that you don't have to be big to do big things.


Jul
18
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Instructional Cereal Box Book Report Program

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make a Cereal Box Book Report for the Summer Reading Contest at Briarwood. The winner will be announced at the end of the Summer.


Jul
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

In this one-session workshop, learn how to search the web for reliable resources and navigate a website. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone at 718-658-1680 or in person at the Briarwood Reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Jazz for Lovers!

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Bella Ryoo and guitarist Myles Gorham perform romantic melodies like Moon River, My One and Only Love, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Friends of Briarwood Presents

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Friends of Briarwood Presents Summer Fun Arts and Crafts Program and Bingo. Mondays, July 24,31; August 7,14 at 2 pm. Children Ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lanyard Designs and Techniques: A Craft Program for All Ages

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

School age children, teens, and adults are welcome to learn different lanyard designs and techniques in this fun, family-friendly craft program. Materials will be provided.


Jul
29
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Family Movie: "Swan Princess: Royally Undercover"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of this family movie (rated G, 2017). When mysterious visitors arrive in the Kingdom, Princess Alise, Lucas and their friends go undercover on a secret spy adventure.


Aug
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Build a Better World: DECORATE A FRAME

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Build a Better World: Decorate a frame with markers, glitter glue, and collage items.


Aug
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Build a Better World: Be Nice With A Colored Rice Creation

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Build a Better World: Be Nice With A Colored Rice Creation. Create a picture with the Summer Reading slogan in mind.


Aug
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

No-Sew Patriotic Wreath

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

Petrice Wideman shows participants how to create this beautifully crafted, no-sew patriotic wreath that you can display on holidays or at anytime throughout the year. Space is limited and supplies are provided for up to 12 participants. Preregistration is required.


Aug
19
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Movie: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (PG-13, 2016), an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie: "Rock Dog"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

"Rock Dog" (PG, 2016), a Tibetan mastiff living in a remote mountain community dreams of being a rock star. But when he heads to the big city to seek his fortune, his unprotected flock of sheep are preyed upon by a hungry wolf.


Aug
24
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Word

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

In this single-session workshop, participants will learn how to format documents, save files and cut, copy and paste text. Participants must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration by phone at 718-658-1680 or in person at the Briarwood Reference desk.


Aug
31
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Build a Better World: Decorate, Assemble, and Fly Your Own Glider

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Build a Better World: Decorate, Assemble, and Fly Your Own Glider (For ages 6-12). First Come, First Serve.


Sep
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

End of Summer Reading Party Briarwood for 6-12 and Teens

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for the 2017 end of Summer Reading Party for ages 6-12 and teens. There will be snacks, drinks, special activities, arts and crafts and prizes.


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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