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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Dec
13
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


Dec
13
11:00AM

--to--

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


Dec
14
11:00AM

--to--

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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Dec
14
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google Computer Science First & Coding Class for Tweens

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
10:30AM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
12:00PM

--to--

12:45PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

Location: Briarwood
Registration: By phone or in person

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:30PM

--to--

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


Dec
16
1:00PM

--to--

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.


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
18
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.


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:15PM

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)


Dec
20
2:30PM

--to--

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.


Dec
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

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!


Jan
3
10:00AM

--to--

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


Jan
3
11:00AM

--to--

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


Jan
4
12:00PM

--to--

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 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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
1:15PM

--to--

2:00PM

Parents Support Group for Babies in Arms

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

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


Jan
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Google Computer Science First and Coding Class for Teens

Location: Briarwood
Registration: By phone or in person

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Saturday Afternoon Family Movies: "Short Circuit" and "Short Circuit 2"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

January 6th is National Technology Day: Come to the Briarwood Community Library and Enjoy the family movie, "Short Circuit" (rated PG, 1986) then visit us on January 20th for the sequel, "Short Circuit 2"(rated PG, 1988).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Google Computer Science First & Coding Class for Tweens

Location: Briarwood
Registration: By phone or in person

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
2:30PM

--to--

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

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
1:00PM

--to--

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
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Language Learning Group for Level II Beginners in Spanish

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

Do you know a little Spanish and wish you could speak more of the language? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from an 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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
3:30PM

--to--

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.


Feb
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Mar
2
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Botanical Watercolor Painting

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

Learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn about brushes and techniques to create different leaf and flower forms. Learn about surface design, watercolor effects and realism versus abstraction. Intermediate Level Course in Watercolor Painting. Registration required call 718-423-7004.

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

Additional Dates


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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