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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BRIARWOOD

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.


Feb
21
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


Feb
21
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


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Feb
21
12:30PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Technology Class

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The ESOL Technology Program will prepare English language learners to use various computer software programs in order to improve their computer and English skills. Students will use Microsoft Office to draft electronic documents and spreadsheets with transferrable skills related to the job search process. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
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 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.


Feb
22
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google Computer Science First & Coding Class for Tweens

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

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


Feb
23
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Language Learning Group for Level II Beginners in Spanish

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

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
23
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


Feb
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Google Computer Science First and Coding Class for Teens

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

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.


Feb
26
12:30PM

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3:30PM

IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

This is an IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, which offers free tax help for taxpayers, particularly those who are age 60 and older. For more information visit, http://connect.queenslibrary.org/1010

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
1:30PM

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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 718-849-7150.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
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-age children.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Google Computer Science First and Coding Class for Teens

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

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 teens grades 7-8.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Google Computer Science First & Coding Class for Tweens

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

Google Computer Science First teaches tweens about computer science and programming. They will especially teach about computer coding for free. Tween (grades 4-6) classes will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 5-6pm. 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


Mar
7
10:00AM

--to--

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, fingerplays, and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
11:00AM

--to--

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, fingerplays, songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
2:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Art Deco Inspired Cuff Bracelet

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Let's return to the 1930s and create a cuff bracelet using the decoupage method and art deco images. Embellish with pearls, sequins, beads, and crystals to give that one-of-a-kind fashion statement. Sponsored by Friends of Briarwood Library. Limited space. Preregistration required.


Mar
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hands-On STEM Energy Workshops!

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

Join Queens Public Library, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and Solar One for hands-on STEM activities! Solar One is a nonprofit sustainability education organization based in NYC. Throughout the workshops, Solar One educators will work with children and teens to explore energy efficiency, solar power, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
17
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Afternoon Movie Screening: Despicable me 3

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - and the Minions


Mar
24
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Irish Music

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Mary Courtney, vocalist/guitar/bodhran, performs a concert of Irish music with Donie Ryan on tenor banjo.


Apr
7
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Magic and Comedy Show

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Friends of Briarwood Library invite you to join us for this Magic & Comedy Show featuring flowers, music, animals and giveaways by Rogue the Illusionist!


Apr
9
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: Public Benefits and Resources in Bengali

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Topics:
Part I:Getting a job in the U.S., human rights law, education, healthcare, language access, and resources for immigration victims of domestic violence!
Part II: Health, education, children's behavior, cultural competencies, and healthy family relationships!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and make a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking, why, and get tips on how to remember to take them. To jump the line to speak with the pharmacist, contact Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org or 917-702-4295.


Apr
14
3:00PM

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4:30PM

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. Interested residents can sign up for free home smoke alarm installation.


Apr
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this music program of classic Broadway shows such as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera," "Fiddler on the Roof" and more performed by pianist William Gati and vocalist Allyson Briggs.


Apr
21
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Afternoon Movie Crooked House

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Afternoon Movie


Apr
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


May
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical, and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with Peer Educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome.


Jun
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show: Born To Read

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

“WE WERE BORN TO READ!” That's why libraries rock? Join Queens Library and Turtle Dance Music in this Music, Bubble and Comedy Show where children will be engaged with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology, and original stories about why libraries rock!


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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