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.

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.


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

Bring Your Own Book In-Person Discussion

July 15 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • The Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) discussion returns as an in-person event! 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 BYOB book chat is a fun way to share your love of reading with others, so join us (rain or shine) on Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Law Park pavilion across from the Briarcliff library.

    In keeping with current Library policy for outdoor programs, masks are preferred when feasible, at your discretion. Registration is required to attend the discussion, and space is limited. To register, please email bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com or call the library at 914-941-7072 x1.

Virtual Reality (VR) in physical therapy? (A virtual presentation)

Tuesday, July 20, 7 PM, via Zoom, register to bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com
  • Using new technology can often be a novel way to progress and stay engaged through your physical therapy treatments when other methods have not been successful. Rehab medicine professionals are using virtual reality systems more and more these days and the benefits might just surprise you. Virtual activities focus on rehabilitation for the upper body and trunk including pain control, strengthening, range of motion, and postural control. While being immersed in a virtual environment and having fun, engaging in a game, a patient can perform exercises and activities that carry over into improvement with functional daily activities and tasks.

    In this in-service presentation, you’ll learn about how Physical Therapists are utilizing this technology, and integrating it into the plan of care to help you recover from your pain and limitations with the goal to restore you to a higher level of function. Presented by Ivy Rehab in Briarcliff Manor.

    Please email bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

Make an Origami Star Jar to Share (outside in Law Park)

Thursday, July 22, 4 PM, register to dpesce@wlsmail.org
  • Make a star jar and give it to someone who needs uplifting. This is a fun, relaxing, positive activity to bring people in the community and families together. All ages are welcome. Please wear a mask and bring a small jar.

    Mary Wu, the presenter, is a local advocate and two-time kidney transplant recipient.

    Please dpesce@wlsmail.org to register. Registration is limited.

    Outdoors in Law Park, to keep everyone safe, masks are preferred and registration required and capacity limited at in-person programs.

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



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



Cookbook Meetup -- Law Park Pavilion

July 13th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

  • The Briarcliff Library Cookbook Meetup meets in-person on July 13th, 12:00-1:30, in the Law Park Pavilion. Join the Meetup participants and leaders for conversation, recipes, and to share your Sweet or Savory Hand-held Snacks.

    Please email the Library at bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com, or call 914-941-7072, to register.

    Masks preferred when feasible, at your discretion. Foods to be shared should be pre-packaged in individual portions. Please bring your own drink


Film Discussion (virtual)

Saturday, July 17th, 2:30 pm

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

    FILM: At Middleton (2013)

    Featuring Oscar nominees Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga, this romantic comedy is a great way to spend a Summer afternoon. Edith Martin and her highly strung daughter Audrey, and George Hartman and his unmotivated son Conrad, arrive for a campus tour of the quaint Middleton College . When Edith and George wander off, the two bond as they try to reunite with the tour.

    Please email bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com for the Zoom link.


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Virtual Book Discussions

  • Books that Will Start you Thinking: Nonfiction Book Discussion (Thursday at 1:00 - 2:30 pm)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    June 10: The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are by Libby Copeland

    Copies of the book to borrow are available at the library or you can download the eBook and eAudiobook from OverDrive or Hoopla. Registration is required to sglick@wlsmail.org or 914-941-7072.



  • Libby Copeland in Conversation with Dani Shapiro (Thursday at 7 - 8 pm)

    June 17: Register Online Now

    Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist, and Hastings-based writer. Her latest book is The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

    Dani Shapiro is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer & podcast host. Her new, best-selling memoir is Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.

    Presented by Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Bedford Hills Free Library & Eastchester Public Library, through Book Ya Ya.



  • 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
    NEW DATE! June 22: 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)
    Fall 2021 titles and dates TBD.




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)


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