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

May 15th at 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • View the film Nobody's Fool 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.
    Nobody's Fool (1994)
    Donald "Sully" Sullivan (Paul Newman) is an expert at avoiding adult responsibilities. At 60, he divides all his time between a local bar and the occasional construction job. When his estranged son, Peter (Dylan Walsh), arrives in town, bringing with him a son of his own and a sob story about his failed marriage, Sully finds himself assuming the roles of both father and grandfather. After a life of unchecked self-indulgence, he wonders if he is up to the task. (Summary is from 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.

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

Vegetables Love Flowers: A Virtual Cornell Cooperative Extension program

Wednesday, May 12th at 11 am - 12 pm
  • Master Gardener Jacqui Bergonzi will discuss how vegetables and pollinators thrive when vegetable gardens are abundant with beautiful flowers. This mutually beneficial relationship must be understood within the context of what goes on below the ground where billions of microorganisms feed and care for plant roots. This presentation will cover tips on creating organic, companion planted gardens that hum with biodiversity and yield nutritious food for all.

    The following libraries will be making this available for their patrons: the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, The Chappaqua Public Library, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library, the Greenburgh Public Library, the Irvington Public Library, the Scarsdale Public Library, the Somers Public Library, and the White Plains Public Library.

    Register Online Now The Zoom link will be automatically emailed out to registrants. Registrants will also get a reminder email 1 day before the event.

    For more information, contact Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org or call the Briarcliff Manor Public Library at 914 941-7072.


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

    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.

    A conversation with the author, Libby Copeland, and Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, will be held on Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM. Additional information including how to register will be available soon.



  • 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)
    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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