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
Election Information


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.

Westchester Women Speak Out! Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Women have been speaking in public for centuries, but what they said was seldom written down, recorded or remembered. In this virtual talk, Dana Rubin will pay homage to women of all backgrounds with a connection to Westchester including Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, Deborah Sampson Gannett, American Revolutionary soldier and Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist and Briarcliff Manor resident. Dana Rubin is a longtime speechwriter and founder of the Mouthy Woman initiative and the Keynote Women Speech Bank. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor – Scarborough Historical Society

Author Talk: Jean Hanff Koerlitz. Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Join well known author, Jean Hanff Koerlitz in this virtual talk as she discusses her novel You Should Have Known. Her book has been turned into the HBO miniseries The Undoing starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant premiering this October. Jean has had several works optioned for the movies and TV and has a new book, The Plot, coming out this spring. Jean is an American novelist, playwright, theater producer and essayist.


Virtual Cookbook Meetup

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

  • 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 Koerlitz - 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




2020 Election and Voting Information

2020 Village of Briarcliff Manor Trustee Election, Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Location: William J. Vescio Community Center, 1 Library Road

More information at www.briarcliffmanor.org/home/events/20121



2020 General Election Information, Tuesday November 3, 2020
  • Fact Sheet

    Fact Sheet - Provides current information and deadlines for registration, absentee ballots, early voting and polling locations. (updated 9.8.20)


  • Informational Program on Voting

    Prepare to Vote 2020: 3 Ways to Vote - Virtual Workshop Presented by the Westchester League of Women Voters
    Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM

    Registration is required. To register, please email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call the library at 914-941-7072

  • Additional Resources

    New York State Board of Elections - Voter Registration Form, Application for Absentee Ballot -- www.elections.ny.gov

    Vote 411 New York – Find out what’s on your ballot and locate your polling place. -- www.vote411.org/new-york

    Westchester County Board of Elections - Voter Registration Form, Applications for Absentee Ballot, Find your polling place including for Early Voting (coming soon) -- citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com


Please note that voting information is subject to change and therefore you should check these sites periodically for updated 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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This website was created by Amy B.G. Kaplan (abgkaplan@westchesterlibraries.org)

Last revised September 9, 2020