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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

Aug
20
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


Aug
22
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


Aug
22
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


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Aug
22
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


Aug
23
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


Aug
24
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


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).


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter Bingo

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us on Monday afternoon for Harry Potter-themed bingo; you may win a prize!


Aug
28
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Harry Potter Arts & Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday for a fun afternoon of Harry Potter-themed arts & crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movie: "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. (2016, PG-13)


Aug
31
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Harry Potter "Carnival"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Join us on Friday afternoon for Harry Potter-themed fun and games.


Sep
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Prenatal Group

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Are you pregnant? Come to our prenatal group to learn about pregnancy and parenting. To sign up or ask questions, call Jemila at 718.883.8626.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
3:00PM

--to--

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


Sep
5
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


Sep
5
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


Sep
5
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


Sep
7
3:30PM

--to--

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


Sep
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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-served. All ages welcome!


Sep
10
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Registration Days for STACKS at Briarwood

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Community Library to register for the STACKS after-school program with Ms. Chelsea! Ms. Chelsea will provide you will information about STACKS. STACKS is for ages 6-14 and a caregiver must register their child/children for the fall.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
14
12:30PM

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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


Sep
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Family Movie: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library for a funny family movie! The movie, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017, PG-13) is about four teenagers who are sucked into a jungle-themed video game.


Sep
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Friends of Briarwood Library presents: Mindset - Empowering the Body and Mind

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

MINDSET - Empowering the Body and Mind! Adults and seniors will learn about self-defense techniques and more!


Sep
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Understanding 3 Ds

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come learn about the 3 Ds of geriatrics care: dementia, depression, and delirium. This program will be delivered by Dr. Elina Yushuvayev, internal medicine physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Medicare Information Part II

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Are you aware of the different options: A, B, C, & D? Come for questions & answers.
Sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library & Senior Services of North America


Oct
1
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Knitting With Lilli

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? This is a beginner knitting 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 required and limited to 15 participants so be sure to register for a spot by phone at 718-658-1680 or in person.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
5:00PM

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6:45PM

Family Movie: "Goosebumps"

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Visit the Briarwood Library for a family comedy-adventure movie, "Goosebumps" (2015, PG). The movie is about teens and a horror writer who battle the author's monstrous creations after they come to life and wreak havoc on their small town.


Oct
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Friends of Briarwood Library presents Animals Alive

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Alley Pond Environmental Center's "Animals Alive" program allows children to see and learn about a variety of both familiar and exotic animals. The program is for children ages 5 to 12. First-come, first-served.


Oct
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Friends of Briarwood presents: The American Red Cross

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Citizen Preparedness Training
Comprehensive training in how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters. Provides detailed information on all types of common disasters and how to prepare as individuals, family, and community members.

Greater New York Home Fire Campaign
Provides home fire safety information.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Friends of Briarwood Presents: A Halloween Party

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

School-age children, bring your costumes and come join us at the Briarwood Library to celebrate Halloween.


Nov
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Writing Workshop with New York Writers Coalition Leader Rhonda Zangwill

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a city-wide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. Join NY Writers Coalition for a special creative writing workshop exploring end-of-life themes. NYWC’s workshop leader and the author and editor Rhonda Zangwill will lead the group through writing prompts touching on legacy, endings, and imagination - or you can write what you feel. Share in the dialogue about loss, denial, wonder, and preparation through writing.


Nov
14
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


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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