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 that you might enjoy? Let us know what kind of books you like and our librarians will give you some recommendations for books from our library's collection. We will set them aside for you to pick up.

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.

"Bring Your Own Book" Booklist #3 - 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 Book Club Titles - Ebook titles | All past titles
Booklists of past titles discussed in our Brown Bag Book Discussion series.

Contemporary Fiction Book Club Titles- Ebook titles | All past titles
Booklist of past titles discussed in our Contemporary Fiction by Award Winning Authors Book Discussion Series.

Award Winning Titles - Award Winner Ebooks Booklist | List & Award Websites

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.


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

Welcome our new Village Manager

Friday, December 10th at 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Drop by the Library to say "hi" to our new Village Manager Josh Ringel, who started here on November 15. For more information, email Donna at dpesce@wlsmail.org.



DIGITAL OPEN HOUSES: Provided by Westchester Library System

Second Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 pm, see below
  • Have a question about a specific resource available on westchesterlibaries.org? Want to learn how to download/stream content - from comics and ebooks, to movies and music? Curious about the many tools you can use now to build skills and enhance your resume or test scores?

    This is your chance to find out what's available to you for FREE as someone who lives, works, or goes to school in Westchester County.

    Register Online -- After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with your meeting link.

    MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE DATES, Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 - 6:15 pm:

    5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 & 12/14



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

Bring Your Own Book Discussion

December 16th at 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • This informal discussion provides our reading community an opportunity to share reading suggestions. If you are interested in attending, just be ready to tell the group about one or more books you've enjoyed (without giving away too much) and the reasons for your recommendation(s). All genres are welcome. Hopefully, the discussion will leave you excited about some new and interesting titles. We will send all the participants a list of the recommended titles indicating their availability from the library.

    The December discussion will be held via Zoom. To register and get the Zoom link, please email sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 914-941-7072 x1.



Adult Coloring: in the Community Center

Mondays at 1:00 - 2:30 pm. September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. (face mask and social distancing required)


Registration is required to Stephanie Rossi at srossi@briarcliffmanor.org or call the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department at 914-941-6560. Please leave your name, telephone number and the name of the program. Space is limited. Please register early!

  • 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 rediscovering your inner child. No artistic skills required. Coloring pages will be provided but please bring your own colored pencils, gel pens or markers. Co-sponsored with the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department.



Cookbook Club

Autumn Harvest Sweet/Savory Small Bites

  • November 2 from 12-1:30 pm in the Law Park Pavilion

    We are looking forward to eating, chatting and sharing recipes! Join the Cookbook Club for the last gathering of the season. Bring small bites to share with the group and a copy of the recipe.

    Please register to dpesce@wlsmail.org.



Film Discussion (virtual via Zoom)

Saturday, September 11 at 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Film: Juliet, Naked (available on Kanopy)

Registration to dpesce@wlsmail.org.

  • Don't judge a book (or movie) just by its cover (or title).

    Juliet, Naked is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Jesse Peretz based on Nick Hornby's 2009 novel of the same name. It centers on the story of Annie (Rose Byrne), and her unlikely romance with singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who is also the subject of her boyfriend's (Chris O'Dowd) long-time music obsession.

    Join Frank Erlanger, via Zoom, for a discussion featuring a selection from Kanopy, on our Library website.



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Book Discussions

Books to borrow are available at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library one month prior to the discussion and also can be downloaded from OverDrive. Registration is required to participate.

To register, email sglick@wlsmail.org or call 914-941-7072.

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

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    September 23: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (Finalist for 2020 National Book Award)
    October 21: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang (Winner of the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters)
    November 18: Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell (Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award) -- virtual via Zoom



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

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    September 14: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Krueger (In–person discussion in Law Park Pavilion across from library)
    October 12: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    November 9: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman -- virtual via Zoom






  • Westchester Great Books Council Book Discussions
    Tuesday Discussion Series (Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 pm)
    Fall 2021 titles and dates

    29th Annual Day of Discussion (Saturday, January 22, 2022, virtual via Zoom)
    Flier with details and registration information
    Morning discussion (9:30 - 11:30 am) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    *2 hour break for lunch*

    Afternoon discussion (1:30 - 3:30 pm) Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck



  • Books that Will Start you Thinking: Nonfiction Book Discussion (Thursday at 7:30 - 9:00 pm)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    December 9: Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson -- virtual via Zoom






FYI: Resources & Online Presentations

NY State Disaster & Flood Resource Center - Find information about DFS resources, locations where consumers can get in-person assistance, and links to other disaster recovery resources.



WLS Career Coaching Services - WLS Career Coaching Services, formerly called WEBS, offers "Managing Your Career in Changing Times" virtual seminars and other career-related workshops run by professional career coaches, all free of charge, sponsored by the Westchester Library System.



Redistricting/Fair Mapping 101 - The League of Women Voters of Westchester is now offering this online tutorial regarding Redistricting/Fair Mapping. The mapping that takes place now in 2021 will stand for ten years.

Election Information - VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information that provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.



Employment Information
  • NY State Department of Labor - Information about employment, job openings, and unemployment coverage.


  • careeronestop.org Find career, training, and job search resources at this site sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor.


  • WLS employment services - Westchester Library Services employment resources, online career center, and career coaching services.


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.


Tax Forms

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




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Last revised November 23, 2021