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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Dec
11
3:00PM

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6:00PM

STACKS Program

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

The STACKS program will enhance learning experiences through structured and unstructured age appropriate activities for kids ages 6-14.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
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 finger plays, and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
12
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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


Dec
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
4:30PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Kids' Box Challenge

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Briarwood would like to welcome children ages 4-12 to learn about our Acts of Kindness box and how they can participate in the kindness community effort. Make a kindness tree to bring home. Add to your tree with every act of kindness you complete at the library, school, home, or in your community. Bring your completed tree back to the library to display your kindness to the community. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
13
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Asking Local Businesses to Support Your Library

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library to support your local businesses and library. It's the season of giving.


Dec
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

It's Time for Kind: Crafting Holiday Cards

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate our kindness theme by making holiday cards for people you care about. We will provide the supplies; you provide the creativity! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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
17
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Friends of Briarwood Present Chair Yoga

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Chair yoga with Irene on Mondays, first-come, first-served. Limited to the first 25 customers.


Dec
17
5:30PM

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7:15PM

Family Movie: "The Polar Express"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit Briarwood Library and watch the family movie "The Polar Express" (2004, G). "The Polar Express" is about a doubting 8-year-old boy who is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Meanwhile, the train's conductor, along with the other young passengers, help turn the boy's crisis in faith into a wondrous journey of self-discovery.


Dec
18
4:30PM

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5:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Let's Make a Kindness Chain!

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library to make a Briarwood Community Library kindness chain. Write down something kind you do for your environment including animals, family, friends, pets, and people in your community to help us complete our kindness chain. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
21
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mindset: Empowering the Body and Mind

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors will learn about self-defense techniques and more! Sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.


Dec
27
2:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Movies: Choose One Out of Three

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Choose one out of three movies. Vote to watch Paulie (1998, PG), Elf (2003, PG), or Wonder (2017, PG). For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Film Screening: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

It is always a good time to perform and receive acts of kindness. No one was more adept or passionate about the power of kindness than Mister Rogers. This documentary (rated PG-13, 2018) paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer, Mr. Fred Rogers, the star of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." To see a full list of It's Time for Kind programming, visit https://queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Jan
2
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 finger plays, and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

STACKS Program

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

The STACKS program will enhance learning experiences through structured and unstructured age appropriate activities for kids ages 6-14.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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


Jan
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Lego Club

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Community Library and build with Legos for ages 6 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
12:30PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Family Movie: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit Briarwood Library and watch the family movie "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" (2017, G). "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" is about two kids who transform their principal into a superhero named Captain Underpants and the trio soon battle a deranged teacher at their school.


Jan
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Origami

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Get in the spirit of learning to create origami. In this special class, participants will learn the secrets to creating their own perfect paper art. This program is sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library.


Jan
18
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts & Crafts Project

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library to create a special arts and crafts project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!


Jan
28
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Movie: "Ant-Man And The Wasp"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit Briarwood Library and watch the movie "Ant-Man And The Wasp" (2018, PG-13). "Ant-Man And The Wasp" is about the Ant-Man fighting alongside the Wasp to defeat the Ghost, while also investigating the secret of their powers.


Feb
4
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Movie: "Crazy Rich Asians"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit Briarwood Library and watch the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018, PG-13). "Crazy Rich Asians" is about a native New Yorker, Rachel Chu, going to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young for his best friend's wedding. While in China, Rachel meets Nick's family for the first time and learns new things about him.


Feb
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Crocheting with Barbara

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? This is a beginner crocheting class for anyone interested in learning the craft. Gather and socialize with others who share your interest and perhaps gain a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations! All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Registration is limited to 15 participants so be sure to register by phone at 718-658-1680 or in person. This program 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


Feb
8
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Valentine's Day Arts & Crafts Project

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library to decorate your own heart for Valentine's Day.


Feb
19
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Health Literacy ESOL Registration

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Learn to talk to your doctor in English--for free! Are you an intermediate ESOL student? This course will help you learn the correct words and phrases to use when talking to your doctor about your health. It's important to be able to communicate what's wrong and what you need from your doctor. Registration is required.


Feb
28
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Family Movie: "Incredibles 2"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit Briarwood Library and watch the family movie "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG). "Incredibles 2" is about Bob Incredible, who is left home with the kids (Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack), when Elastigirl becomes the new face of superheroes.


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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