Adult Programs

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Online Programs Disclaimer – East Islip Public Library

In-person, online and telephone registration for Adult and Young Adult programs for East Islip Library cardholders residents begins
Tuesday, November 1.
Registration for out of district cardholders begins
Monday, November 7.
Please have your library card.
All fees are collected at the Circulation Desk upon registration.
All programs are in-person ONLY unless otherwise noted.

When registering for a program online, please include your email address in the “notes” field as this is the method in which links are provided to you.


R– Registration Required $ - Program has a fee

November/December Programs

SHRED YOUR DOCUMENTS AT THE LIBRARY (EIA166)
Saturday, October 29 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Protect your privacy and get rid of clutter! A shredding truck from A Shred Away Inc. will be in the library’s parking lot for on-site shredding of personal documents. This service is open to the public. Please note that they do not accept plastic, carbon paper, hanging files, red well folders, cardboard, newspaper or magazines. Clips and staples are fine to put through the shredder.

Exercise Classes (East Islip)

Register for paid programs at the Circulation Desk

Pilates Mondays (EIA677) R $
November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5, 12, 19, 26
Primarily on your mat, focuses on core strength.
Starts at 1 p.m. Fee $24
For more information click here.

Senior Fitness Tuesdays (EIA125) R $
November 8, 15, 22, 29 & December 6, 13, 20
Uses a chair for stability and other props to build strength.
Starts at 2:30 p.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

 Chairobics Friday (EIA676) R $
November 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Balance,aerobics, and strength-training while in a chair.
Starts at 12 p.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

Tai Chi Fridays (EIA345) R $
November 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Gentle physical exercise and stretches.
Starts at 1 p.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

 Yoga Monday Evenings (EIA312) R $
November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5, 12, 19, 26
Starts at 5:30 p.m. Fee $24
For more information click here.

 Yoga Wednesday Mornings (EIA399) R $
November 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7, 14, 21, 28
Starts at 10 a.m. Fee $24
For more information click here.

Yoga Wednesday Evenings (EIA397) R $
November 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7, 14, 21, 28
Starts at 5:30 p.m. Fee $24
For more information click here. 

Yoga Saturdays (EIA100) R $
November 12, 19, 26 & December 3, 10, 17
Starts at 9:15 a.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.
Note: Class begins September 24 and ends November 5

Ongoing Programs and Services

Game Day EIA128
Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am-3pm (In-Person)
We provide the room, you provide your game of choice. Bring a friend, cards, or any board game and we have the space for you. Very informal and getting groups together is up to those that attend. Registration is not required.
For more information click here.

Sewing Circle EIA285
Every Wednesday 1:00pm- 3pm (In-Person)
Bring your craft and enjoy the company and help from others.
For more information click here.

Patches and Pieces – A Quilting Club
2nd Monday of the month (In-Person)
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.00pm 
For more information click here.

Knitting & Crocheting Circle EIA437
Saturdays, 2 - 4 p.m. (In-Person)
For more information click here.

Night Out for Special Needs Adults (EIA257) R
Monday, November 21, 7 p.m.– Thanksgiving Craft
Monday, December 19, 7 p.m.– Christmas Decoration
Join Mrs. Joyce for this fun night out and enjoy time with friends and a craft! Please register to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone!
Caregivers must be present.

To register for this program click here.

One on One Medicare Counselor EIA156 R
Monday, November 14 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monday, December 12 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Community members can schedule an in person consultation with a local professional Medicare Assistance Counselor. Get help with any questions you may have with the Medicare process. To request an appointment, call the Reference Desk and schedule for any available 30-minute appointment.
Contact the Reference Desk to register.

Senior Advocate (EIA201) R
Monday, December 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Senior advocates educates seniors on the benefits they may be entitled for and assist them in applying for those benefits. Emphasis is on programs that foster economic independence such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Medicare Savings Program (MSP), and HEAP.

Call the Reference Desk to schedule an appointment.
631-581-9200 ext. 5.



Monthly Book Discussion (East Islip)

Monthly Book Discussion EIA144 R (In-Person)

Wednesday, Nov 16 2022 7:00pm-8:00pm 

EI-East Meeting Room

Jo-Ann Carhart

Registration Opens 11-01-22 09:00AM 

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Wednesday, Dec 21 2022 7:00pm-8:00pm 

EI-East Meeting Room

Jo-Ann Carhart

Registration Opens 11-01-22 09:00AM 

Florence Gordon by Brian Morton

To register for this program click here

Adult - Wednesday Film Series

Wednesday Film Series


Wednesday, Nov 02 2022 2:15pm-4:20pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

No Registration Required 

Downton Abbey: A New Era. Rated: PG; Starring: Maggie Smith

Wednesday, Nov 09 2022 2:15pm-3:47pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)

No Registration Required 

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Rated: PG; Starring: Lesley Manville

Wednesday, Nov 16 2022 2:15pm-4:10pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)

No Registration Required 

Mr. Malcolm's List. Rated: PG; Starring: Frieda Pinto

Wednesday, Nov 23 2022 9:30am-11:17am 

EI-North Meeting Room

Charming the Hearts of Men (2020)

No Registration Required 

Charming the Hearts of Men. Rated: PG-13; Starring: Kelsey Grammar

Wednesday, Nov 30 2022 2:15pm-5:11pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

No Registration Required 

Around the World in 80 Days. Rated: G; Starring: David Niven

Wednesday, Dec 07 2022 2:15pm-4:26pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Journal for Jordan (2021)

No Registration Required 

Journal for Jordan. Rated: PG-13; Starring: Michael B. Jordan

Wednesday, Dec 14 2022 2:15pm-4:05pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Fatherhood (2021)

No Registration Required 

Fatherhood. Rated: PG-13; Starring: Kevin Hart

Wednesday, Dec 21 2022 2:15pm-3:50pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

No Registration Required 

Nothing Like the Holidays. Rated: PG-13; Starring: John Leguizamo

Wednesday, Dec 28 2022 2:15pm-4:06pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Family Camp (2022)

No Registration Required 

Family Camp. Rated: PG; Starring: Tommy Woodward

For more information click here.

Adult - Friday Films

Friday Films Series: The Blockbusters


Friday, Nov 04 2022 2:00pm-4:39pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Elvis (2022)

No Registration Required 

Elvis, Rated: PG-13 ; Starring: Tom Hanks

Friday, Nov 18 2022 2:00pm-4:05pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

No Registration Required 

Where the Crawdads Sing, Rated: PG ; Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones

Friday, Nov 25 2022 2:00pm-4:11pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

No Registration Required 

Top Gun: Maverick, Rated: PG-13 ; Starring: Tom Cruise

Friday, Dec 02 2022 2:00pm-4:22pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore (2022)

No Registration Required 

Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore, Rated: PG-13 ; Starring: Eddie Redmayne

Friday, Dec 09 2022 2:00pm-3:53pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Cinderella (2021)

No Registration Required 

Cinderella, Rated: PG-13 ; Starring: Camilia Cabello

Friday, Dec 16 2022 2:00pm-4:05pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

The Mulligan (2022)

No Registration Required 

The Mulligan, Rated: PG ; Starring: Pat Boone

Friday, Dec 23 2022 2:00pm-4:00pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Silver Bells (2005)

No Registration Required 

Silver Bells, Rated: G ; Starring: Anne Heche

Friday, Dec 30 2022 2:00pm-4:04pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Ghostbusters: A New Life (2021)

No Registration Required 

Ghostbusters: A New Life, Rated: PG-13 ; Starring: Sigourney Weaver

For more information click here.

Saturday: Documentary Films


Saturday, Nov 19 2022 2:00pm-3:42pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2021)

No Registration Required 

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Rated PG

Saturday, Dec 17 2022 2:00pm-3:30pm 

EI-North Meeting Room

The Center: Gibbons and Guardians (2021)

No Registration Required 

The Center: Gibbons and Guardians, Rated NR

For more information click here.

 

Adult Programs

Catholic Health Charities Outreach Bus (EIA431)
Tuesday, November 1
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Health Screenings and Flu Vaccinations. The Community Outreach team is pleased to offer free health screenings and flu vaccinations by a Catholic Health registered nurse.
No registration required.

A Long Island Birder In Africa! (EIA298) R
Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
To Africa to see birds but also so much more! The birds, the animals, the people… amazing. Join us while Dianne Taggart, long time birder, shares her adventure with stories and photos.
To register for this program, click here.

Alcohol Ink Coaster (EIA388) R
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Join Designer Elizabeth for an introduction into fluid art and explore the vibrant alcohol inks. Demo and techniques will be shared. Let your creativity run as you create your one of a kind coaster. Beginners welcomed, no experience required.
To register for this program, click here.

Hiking Long Island (EIA440) R
Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Join Lee McAllister as he discusses the many hiking opportunities available on Long Island. Lee was active in scouting, blazing and maintaining the 115-mile-long Paumanok Path that runs from Rocky Point to Montauk Point. The lecture encompasses the geology, history (nat­ural & human), flora, fauna and topographical features that make Long Island such an interesting place to hike at any season. Other topics discussed include winter hiking, photographing natural landscapes and ways to get children and young people outdoors and closer to nature.
To register for this program, click here.

Downstairs at Downton (EIA625) R (ZOOM)
Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
What was life really like below stairs at a place like Downton Abbey? Could the chauffeur really marry the daughter
of an Earl? Would a maid help move a dead body to protect her mistress' reputation? Historian Kathy Wilson reveals the answers to these questions and more in this program. Watch the movie at the library on November 2 and then attend this program.
To register for this program, click here.

Chef Rob's Turkey Corn Chowder and Maple Sweet Potato Hummus (EIA380) R
Sunday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Join Chef Rob as he demonstrates how to make turkey corn chowder and maple sweet potato hummus. Chef Rob will also be giving tips on how to cook a turkey.
To register for this program, click here.

Awesome Arizona (EIA450) R
Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m.
While it’s known as the Grand Canyon State, there’s much more to this western territory! Come along on this Savvy Sightseer visit to find out what else makes Arizona an amazing place to visit. We’ll start in Phoenix, the state’s cap­ital, and work our way north to the Utah border. The Desert Botanical Garden, paired with vibrant colorful sculptures by glass artist Dale Chihuly, has to be seen to be believed. We’ll stop in nearby Scottsdale and art­sy Tempe, then go off to the alluring Lost Dutchman Mine, ghostly Tortilla Flat, Canyon Lake and apt­ly-named Superstition Mountains, and up through desert lands to mystical Sedona.
To register for this program, click here

Microsoft Power Point Class (EIA365) R
Tuesday, November 22 at 8:45 p.m.
Learn hands on, how to create clean slideshow presen­tations, add images, videos and print them. Choose to create your own design or use existing ones and how to save your work on a USB drive.
To register for this program, click here

Meditation for A Calm December (EIA490) R
Tuesday, November 29, at 7 p.m
Find wellness and peace during the stressful holiday season through meditation. Join John Bednarik long-time meditator, to learn a simple, yet powerful technique that can be practiced to enrich your life on many levels. There will even be a chance to practice this time-tested technique.
To register for this program, click here

EIPLUG (EIA151) R
Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Join computer expert, John Catrona and discuss the latest news and tech gossip happening today!
To register for this program, click here

Legal, Financial and Advocacy for Seniors (EIA302) R
Wednesday, November 30 at 7p.m.
Representatives from the National Aging in Place Council will answer questions on Medicare/Medicaid, Financial planning, and tax issues.
To register for this program, click here

3D Snowflake Workshop (EIA373) R
Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
You’ve admired the snowflakes hanging throughout the library and now is your chance to learn to make them yourselves. They are easy to create and look beautiful hanging in a window, on a wall, or from the ceiling. A nice addition to the winter and holiday season.
To register for this program, click here

Create Holiday Greeting Cards with Canva (EIA325) R
Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m.
In this hands-on class, learn how to create beautiful holiday greeting cards using Canva, a free online graphic design
program. This class will show you how to add photos, select colors, design fonts or use one of the many free Canva templates to easily create your own holiday cards. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
To register for this program, click here

Cooks Among the Books Holiday Cookie Exchange (EIA129) R
Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
The Cooks Among the Books are hosting their annual Cookie Exchange! Each cook will bake enough cookies for everyone to share, allowing everyone to take home a tray of various cookies. Please let us know if you are attending, so we can let you know how many cookies you need to bake for everyone to take home at least 5 of each type of
cookie. Multiple copies of your cookie recipe are required.
To register for this program, click here

Chocolate Dipped Winter Butter Cookies Take and Make (EIA622) R $
Friday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
YouTube Video Fee: $2
Join Chef Rob in making Chocolate Dipped Winter Butter Cookies that are perfect for the Holidays. The $2 fee can be paid at the Circulation Desk and kits can be picked up beginning Wednesday, December 7.
Registrants will be sent a link for the pre-recorded video.
For more information, click here.

Boxwood Centerpiece (EIA412) R $
Thursday, December 15 at 2 p.m. Fee: $10
Join floral expert Diana Conklin in making these beautiful home centerpieces that will last the Holiday season. There is a $10 fee per person that can be paid at the Circulation Desk.
For more information, click here.

Photo Edit, Touch up, & Print (EIA337) R
Tuesday, December 20 at 7:45 p.m.
Learn to use the free Microsoft Windows Snip Tool to edit, crop, touch up and print your digital pictures on the library’s color or black and white printer in the Computer Lab.
To register for this program, click here.

EIPLUG (EIA151) R
Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Join computer expert, John Catrona and discuss the latest news and tech gossip happening today!

To register for this program, click here

Driver Safety
Empire Safety Council (EIA153) R $
Saturday, November 26 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 8 - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins Wednesday, November 2 at the
Circulation Desk. The class is $30 per person and must be paid at registration. Checks can be made payable to the East Islip Public Library. Save 10% on your auto insurance and reduce up to 4 points from your driver’s license. A short lunch break will be allotted. You must have your New York State Driver’s License.
For more information click here.

EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Borrow a Chromebook The library has Chromebook laptops available to borrow for home use. Chromebooks may be borrowed for up to 14 days with no renewals and no holds. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old with an East Islip Public Library card in good standing. Check with the library for availability.  

3D Printer • A Fax/Scan Workstation • Borrow a Chromebook • Color Copying, Printing & Scanning • Electric Typewriter • Free WiFi • iMac Computer • Large Format Printer • Public Access PC's • Slide/Film/Super 8 - Converter/Digitizer • WiFi Mobile Hotspots to borrow • Remote Printing

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