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


PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES


Recommendations Request Form
Booklists
Winter Virtual Programs
Virtual Cookbook Meetup
Virtual Book Discussions
Health and Wellness Resources
Job and Career Counseling


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.


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

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

Monday, January 25 at 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Get ready to rock! Dive into the life and times of Bill Graham, the legendary music impresario behind the biggest names in rock & roll—including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and the Rolling Stones. This interactive virtual presentation of the recent exhibit at the New York Historical Society tells the thrilling story of how a child refugee from Nazi Germany became one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. Explore psychedelic posters, oral history audio clips, and rare backstage photographs with a New-York Historical docent.

    Registration is required to Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or 914-941-7072.



The Golden Age of Jazz: Virtual Lecture Series

Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 1:00-3:00 PM
  • This course will explore the music and musicians of one of the most popular periods of jazz: "The Swing Era"! We will listen to many of the classics and explore the events leading up to this movement and its impact on the future of Jazz in America. Get ready to "Jump, Jive and Wail”! Instructor is Sam Raderman a Professor in the Music Department at Westchester Community College. Registration is required for all four sessions. Attendees must be 60 years of age or older. Enrollment is limited. Registration Deadline is Friday, January 29. To register, email Stephanie Rossi at srossi@briarcliffmanor.org or call the Library at 941-7072. This free program is cosponsored by the Briarcliff Manor Public Library and the Recreation Department and is offered through the WCC Mainstream Institute for Mature Adults and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging and Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.

    Registration Deadline is Friday, January 29. To register, email Stephanie Rossi at srossi@briarcliffmanor.org or call the Library at 941-7072.



Learn How to Use the Libby App for eBooks and More

Monday, February 22, 4 Sessions between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Our OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook collection is a convenient way to discover and borrow titles anytime from anywhere. If you’d like to take advantage of our digital offering but don’t know how or where to begin, OverDrive’s Getting Started with Libby virtual sessions have you covered!

    • Session 1 – Getting Started with Libby
      Three times to choose from! 11:00-11:30 AM, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, 12:00-12:30 PM
      This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby – the one tap reading app.

    • Session 2 – Libby Deep Dive Session
      12:30-1:00 PM
      Already familiar with Libby but still have a few questions? Want to learn what new features have been added to the app? Join the OverDrive experts for this virtual Q&A session to get even more out of our library’s digital collection.


    Registration is required to attend a specific half-hour session. To register, email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 914-941-7072.


Virtual Cookbook Meetup

Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Come together with others to discuss all things food! The theme for the meetup is to be determined. 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 (Friday at 1:30 - 3:00 pm)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    date tbd Title to be determined. Stay tuned to the website for details coming soon.






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

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION, coming soon

    Spring Titles coming soon





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

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    January 12: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
    February 9: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
    March 9 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
    April 13 This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
    .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 to be determined.

    January Day of Discussion (January 23, 2021)



Health and Wellness Resources

WSOS Presents: What you need to know about health insurance and retirement - Join the Library System's Westchester Seniors Out Speaking volunteers as they guide you through key health insurance considerations when preparing for retirement. Participants will learn about the process of enrolling in Medicare, how Medicare may interact with retiree insurance, and important deadlines to consider. Questions are encouraged!
  • Wednesday, January 27th, 6:30 - 7pm
  • Find out more and register here: http://bit.ly/wsospresentation


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.


COVID-19 Information

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



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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