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.


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

EnergySmart Homes Webinar

Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Winter’s cold temperatures—and the high utility bills that follow—might have many Ossining and Briarcliff residents wondering if there’s a more efficient, environmentally friendly way to heat their homes. Learn about an opportunity to reduce your home energy consumption, lower your energy bills, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the year-round comfort and value of your home with EnergySmart Homes Ossining & Briarcliff! This webinar is being hosted by the Briarcliff and Ossining Public Libraries.

    Please RSVP at: SustainableWestchester.org/Webinar.

    For more information about Energy Smart Homes in Ossining and Briarcliff go to: sustainablewestchester.org/Ossining-Briarcliff or call (914) 242-4725 ext. 122.

    Contact Donna Pesce at dpesce@wlsmail.org with any other questions you may have.


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

    March 22: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson






  • 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

    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.

    Facilitating a Discussion: Great Books Training
    Find information about two Zoom workshops: The Fundamentals and Advanced Topics Training.




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.


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


COVID-19 Information





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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