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


PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES


Recommendations Request Form
Booklists
Fall Virtual Programs
Virtual Cookbook Meetup
Virtual Book Discussions
Health and Wellness 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.

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.


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

Managing Your Career in Changing Times - a Virtual Seminar.
Tuesdays October 20 - November 17 at 10:30 AM -12:00 PM OR Wednesdays October 21 - November 18 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This five-week free seminar meets once a week for 90 minutes and will help you identify your interests, skills and personality, explore career alternatives using online resources, learn about the latest job search trends with resumes, LinkedIn and interviewing. This seminar is offered through the WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service. Register online: Register for Tuesday session / Register for Wednesday session


Art History for Travelers: A WCC Mainstream Virtual Lecture Series. Four Thursdays - November 12, 19, December 10 & 17 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM.Although it may not be possible to travel to Europe right now, these lectures will take us on a virtual tour through the artistic wonders of France, Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom, Spain, and the Netherlands. We will explore the great museums, architecture and ancient artifacts through detailed slide presentations. You may be reminded fondly of a past trip or be inspired with visions of future destinations. WCC Course Instructor is Sue Altman, BFA an artist and art teacher. Participants must be sixty years of age or older. Advance registration is required to Stephanie Rossi at srossi@briarcliffmanor.org or call the library at 914-941-7072. Registration deadline is November 6.


Virtual Cookbook Meetup

Holiday Traditions. Tuesday, November 10 at 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Come together with others to discuss all things food! The theme for the meetup is holiday traditions. Choose a favorite holiday recipe from your childhood or one that you have just discovered and share it with the group. A selection of holiday cookbooks for inspiration will be available to borrow or you may choose one of your own. This group is led by 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

    December 4: Say Nothing: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe






  • Bring Your Own Book Virtual Discussion on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30-9:00 PM


    December 16: Back by popular demand is the Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) virtual discussion. 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 virtual chat is a fun way to share your love of reading with others, so join us on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation to the virtual book chat. To register, please email bmplibrarycirc@gmail.com or call the library at 914-941-7072 x1.









  • Contemporary Fiction by Award-Winning Authors Fall 2020 (Wednesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 pm)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    September 16: The Nickel Boys by Colin Whitehead (2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction)
    October 14: Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (Best Book of 2017 Times Literary Supplement)
    November 18: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (2018 Lifetime Achievement, National Book Foundation)
    .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

    September 22: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
    October 20: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz - Author Talk on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 PM
    November 17: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    .More detailed summaries of the selected titles and additional information about the book discussion can be found on the flyer.












  • Westchester Great Books Council Discussion Series (Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION





  • Westchester Great Books Council Annual Day of Discussion (Saturday January 23, 2021)

    DETAILED FLIER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION








Health and Wellness Resources

Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers - Health Insurance special enrollment period extended to September 15th

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 Fact vs. Fiction Presentation


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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