Briarcliff Manor Public Library, One Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 914-941-7072


PROGRAMS & RESOURCES



What Should I Read Next?

Book Recommendation Request Form - Would you like some help in selecting library books for curbside pickup? Let us know what kind of books you enjoy and our librarians will give you some recommendations for books from our library's collection.

Booklists

"Bring Your Own Book" Booklist - Booklist of titles recommended by library patrons who participated in a "Bring Your Own Book" discussion about books they have been enjoying lately.

"Bring Your Own Book" Booklist #2 - Booklist of titles recommended by library patrons who participated in a "Bring Your Own Book" discussion about books they have been enjoying lately.

Brown Bag Titles - Booklist of past titles discussed in our Brown Bag Book Discussion series that are in the library's ebook collection.

Contemporary Fiction Titles - Booklist of past titles discussed in our Contemporary Fiction by Award Winning Authors Book Discussion Series that are in the library's ebook collection.

Award Winning Titles - Booklist of award winning books that are in the library's ebook collection.

Recommended Nonfiction Titles - Booklist of nonfiction books that we have discussed at the library's nonfiction book club in the past that are in the library's ebook collection.


Spring Programs for Adults
Registration is required to sglick@wlsmail.org or call 914-941-7072.

Virtual Film Discussion

April 17th at 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • View the film Edie ahead of time and then join Frank Erlanger for a discussion. The movie is available to stream for free with your library card on Kanopy.
    Edie (2017)
    Following the death of her husband, Edie breaks free from years of his control and rebels against her daughter's wish for her to move into assisted living by embarking on an adventure she and her father had always longed for: a trip to the Scottish Highlands to climb the world-famous Mt. Suilven. Along the way, she hires young camping shop owner Jonny to be her guide. Despite the generational differences, Jonny encourages Edie to fulfill her dream. (provided by Kanopy)
    If you have any questions or would like to register, email Donna at dpesce@wlsmail.org or call the Library at 914-941-7072.

VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Managing Your Career in Changing Times

April 27th or 28th, see below
  • Managing Your Career in Changing Times is presented by WEBS Career & Educational Counseling Service (Westchester Library System). This seminar provides career strategies for individuals to: build self-awareness to clarify direction, explore career alternatives, and learn about the latest job search trends. Facilitated by a Professional Career Coach, this six-week virtual seminar meets once a week for 90 minutes beginning in April and concludes with an individual career coaching session. A virtual orientation with the Career Coach is required prior to the seminar.

    For more information, Contact Karen Simmons (914) 231-3238 or ksimmons@wlsmail.org

    SEMINAR DATES:

    Tuesdays, beginning April 27 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, register now

    Wednesdays, beginning April 28 at 12:00 pm-1:30 pm, register now

    Wednesdays, beginning April 28 at 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, register now

Adult Coloring: Outside in Law Park Pavilion

on Mondays at 1:00 - 2:30 pm (dates below)
  • Coloring is a wonderful way to relax and improve your concentration. It can help relieve stress and reduce anxiety. Come explore your artistic side, meet new people and have fun while redisovering your inner child. No artistic skills required. Coloring pages will be provided but please bring your own colored pencils, gel pens or markers.

    Registration is required to Stephanie Rossi at srossi@briarcliffmanor.org or call the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department at 914-941-6560. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    MEETING DATES (face mask and social distancing required):

    Mondays April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and June 7, 14, 21 from 1:00-2:30 PM

Virtual Cookbook Meetups

Spring/Summer dates and themes coming soon

Come together with others to discuss all things food! This group is led by volunteers Andrea Vladimir, Joanne Witmyer and Cindy Healey. All are welcome.

Registration is required in order to receive an invitation to the Zoom Virtual Meetup. To register, please email bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com or call the library at 914-941-7072.


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Virtual Book Discussions

  • Books that Will Start you Thinking: Nonfiction Book Discussion (Monday at 12:30 - 2:00 pm)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    TBD Title and date to be announced






  • Contemporary Fiction by Award-Winning Authors Spring 2021 (Now on Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:00 pm)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    March 18: A Burning by Megha Majumdar (National Book Critics Circle 2020 Leonard Prize)
    April 15: Deacon King Kong by James McBride (2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction)
    May 20: Milkman by Anna Burns (Winner of 2018 Booker Prize)
    .More detailed summaries of the selected titles and additional information about the book discussion can be found on the flyer.








  • Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion Group (Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00 PM)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    April 13: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
    May 18: Monogamy by Sue Miller
    June 15: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    .More detailed summaries of the selected titles and additional information about the book discussion can be found on the flyer.





  • Westchester Great Books Council Book Discussions
    Tuesday Discussion Series (Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 pm)
    Spring titles and dates.




Health and Wellness Resources

Medicare Counseling - The Westchester Library System's Senior Benefits Individual Counseling (SBIC) sites remain closed through April but you can still receive unbiased Medicare counseling by calling their helpline at 914-231-3260 or emailing SBICS@wlsmail.org with your name, question, and preferred method of contact. Volunteer counselors will get back to you within two days, weekends included.

Westchester County Department of Health Navigator Program - If you need health insurance you can get personal assistance from one of the Westchester County Department of Health Navigators. You can apply whether you've lost a job that provided insurance or weren't previously insured. To learn more visit: https://health.westchestergov.com/health-plan-web-sites
  • Call 914-995-6350 or
  • email hnav@westchestergov.com.


Westchester County Resources -- A listing of current contact information for Westchester County social service agencies and programs providing assistance to residents. (updated June 2020)


COVID-19 Information





Job and Career Counseling

VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Managing Your Career in Changing Times presented by WEBS Career & Educational Counseling Service (Westchester Library System)
  • This seminar providing career strategies for individuals to: build self-awareness to clarify direction, explore career alternatives, and learn about the latest job search trends. Facilitated by a Professional Career Coach, this six-week virtual seminar meets once a week for 90 minutes beginning in February and concludes with an individual career coaching session. A virtual orientation with the Career Coach is required prior to the seminar. For more information, Contact Karen Simmons (914) 231-3238 or ksimmons@wlsmail.org

    SEMINAR DATES:
    • Tuesdays, beginning February 9th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, register now
    • Wednesdays, beginning February 10th at 12:00 pm-1:30 pm, register now
    • Wednesdays, beginning February 10th at 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, register now






























































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