Adult Programs

Program Registration:
You will need your library card to register for all programs.
Programs with a fee require in person registration and are non-refundable.

If you will need special accommodations because of a disability, or if you need further information, please contact Judy. Moccio or Andrea Smith at (631) 581-9200 Ext.123 at least two weeks before the program so we can accommodate you.

Fifth Annual Comic Con - Saturday, July 27th

The Long, Tangled Web of The Amazing Spider-Man!
Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. (eia172)

Writer and editor Glenn Greenberg knows Spider-Man per- sonally, having been one of the architects for his comic-book adventures. He will relate Spider-Man’s fictional biography, behind-the-scenes insights on his key creators, including Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and the character’s history in other media—TV, movies, cartoons, toys, etc. Glenn will also discuss his own experiences working on the comics, on both sides of the editorial desk. And if that isn’t enough, we’ll learn where the character is now, including the popularity of the “new” Spider-Man in the comics, Miles Morales, the central character of the Academy Award-winning animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee (eia176)
Saturday, July 27 at 11:15 a.m

This program traces Stan Lee’s incredible creative journey across a nearly 70-year career that ended with his passing at the age of 95 in November, 2018. Many of his creations— including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, X-Men, Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Daredevil and countless others—are known the world over, but how much do you know about the former Long Islander himself? Entering publishing as an office assistant when he was only 16, Stan Lee went on to change comic books forever as he created amazing superheroes (and villains!) that fans could relate to, turning Marvel Comics into a media empire.

Drawing Tips from Artist Scott Grimando (eia175)
Saturday, July 27 at 12:45 p.m.
Featured Artist, Scott Grimando will show participants how to improve their drawing, while telling about his experiences illustrating book and magazine covers for major SciFi & Fantasy publishers. Mr. Grimando is an award winning illustrator who has been a trendsetter in the Fantasy art field for the past 20 years. His book, The Art of the Mythical Woman: Lucid Dreams, has become art students standard for insights into the modern creative process. Sci-Fi readers may know him as the cover artist for the long running Kris Longknife series. Be sure to get your chance to have this artist impart his ideas and perform his craft. He will also be at Table 7 most of the day, so stop by and say hello.

Exercise Classes:

Registration begins for EIPL cardholders on Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m.
Limit of 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL card-holder). Out of district registration begins on Monday, July 8 at 9 a.m.
Programs with a fee are non-refundable and require in-person registration.

Senior Fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m. Fee: $24
While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight bearing activities using dumbbells and resistance bands.

Tai Chi (eia345)
Friday, July 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m. Fee: $24
Tai chi is now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of health conditions. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.

Zumba Gold (eia278)
Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $24
Zumba is modified to suit the needs of the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Please note time change
Thursday, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 12:30 p.m. Fee: $24
Chair yoga (eia442)
Thursday, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, July 13, 20 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9 a.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 a.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19 26 at 7 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 29 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21





Performance Poets Association (eia455)
The Performance Poets will NOT be meeting in July and August. Look
for their return on September 8 and October 13 at 2 p.m.

The Writers Group (eia122)
There will be no meeting in July and August. Look for their return
in the September/October newsletter.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance
Must Be Medicare Eligible (eia156)

Wednesday, July 10 & Wednesday, August 21 at 10 a.m.
Register at the Reference Desk to meet with a Suffolk County
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP
(Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program)
to answer questions and provide information specific to your own
needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare
Savings Programs, Extra Help for prescription drugs and EPIC.

National Coloring Book Day - Friday, August 2
On July 15, leading up to National Coloring Book Day, a raffle
box will be in the lobby where you can enter to win 11x 17 coloring
sheets. Winners will be chosen on August 3.

Night Out for Special Needs Adults (eia257)
Mondays at 7 p.m. - Caregivers must be present

July 15 - Wall Hanging - Seahorse created with beans
August 19 - Small decorated chalkboard.

Tick Bite Prevention (eia268)
Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, babesiosis,
ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Hear about the
important things you can do to prevent tick bites and the proper
way to remove a tick.

Mah Jongg - Tips & Tricks (eia333)
Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Know the basic of Mah Jongg and want to focus on the techniques
and strategies of the game? This class will help to improve your skills
and you will be given detailed handouts.

The Meditative Hobby Of Brush Calligraphy (eia336)
Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

The ancient technique of East Asian brush calligraphy has been con- sidered part art form and part meditation. Learn how to grind ink, hold
a brush, and apply basic brush strokes, as well as how to respect the
“five treasures” - brush, ink stick, ink stone, paper, and water.

Saving Fire Island
From Robert Moses (eia253)
A Bohlsen Local History Series Lecture
Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m.

Fire Island has been an oasis for vacationers for more than 150
years. To “master builder” Robert Moses, its coastline was ripe
for the construction of an Ocean Parkway extension. To maintain
a traditional way of life the community began the fight for federal
protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore.
Author Christopher Verga presents this triumphant struggle against
the Goliath of 20th century New York development.

Learn To Play Backgammon (eia190)
Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Join instructor Jay Palatnik for instruction to play the ancient
game of backgammon. It is a two person game that can even be
played online with someone else. Come and learn the basics

Travel Snacks - 5 Little Italys (eia106)
Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

Why not celebrate your “inner Italian” with a trip to Italy right here in New York! Between 1880 and 1920, over four million Italians entered the United States. Learn how those who settled in New York’s neighborhoods made their cultural imprint on the city. With five Little Italys to visit in New York’s boroughs, there’s plenty to see and do.

Harry Potter Birthday Raffle
July 27 - 31

Harry James Potter born on July 31, 1980 in Godric’s Hollow, West Country, England. This half-blood wizard was the only child and son of James and Lily Potter (née Evans). Join us on 7/31 for a raffle and go home with a Harry Potter read-alike booklist for all ages.

Pet First Aid & Disaster Preparedness (eia283)
Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m.

Developed by veterinarians, this course will help you learn how to take
care of your dog or cat in times of emergency. Topics include personal
safety, choking, first aid for common emergencies, restraining and
moving injured animals, pet CPR and planning for disasters.

The Lighthouses of Long Island- A Bohlsen Local History
Series Lecture (eia254)
Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day by attending a presentation on
the Lighthouses of Long Island. Beginning with the construction of
Montauk Point Light in 1796, lighthouses have aided vessels navigating Long Island’s waters for more than 200 years. But alongside their utilitarian purpose, the Island’s lighthouses have also become part of American culture. They inspire artists and writers, attract
tourists, and are the subject of historic preservation efforts. From
beacon to coastal icon, join Jonathan Olly, Ph.D. and Assistant Curator at the Long Island Museum as he explores the history of Long Island’s enduring lighthouses. If you are a lighthouse enthusiast, be sure to visit the Local History Room to see our special collection of
lighthouse materials.

Instant Pot Demonstration/Tasting (eia334)
Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

This program is designed towards beginners looking to become
more familiar with the Instant Pot and its functions, with an overview of the key elements of Instant Pot Cooking. Three dishes are
prepared during the class and samples and recipes are distributed.

Senior Advocate (eia201)
Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m.

Senior Advocates educate seniors on benefits they may be eligible
for and assist them in applying for those benefits. Emphasis is on
programs that foster economic independence such as Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as Food
Stamps), Medicare Savings Program (MSP), and HEAP.

Travel Snacks
Reykjavik: An Icelandic Adventure (eia106)
Friday, August 30 at 2 p.m.

Take a virtual visit to Reykjavík, capital city of Iceland. Find
out why it’s called the Land of Fire and Ice! A visit to the capital
and southwest regions of Iceland is similar to visiting multiple
national parks; There are majestic falls, geothermal pools, black
sand beaches, spectacular volcanoes, shooting geysers, several UNESCO World Heritage sites and impressive geological features, including the fissure where the European and North
American tectonic plates meet.


Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal Exhibit
September 10-30

A 4-panel interactive exhibit will be at the East Islip Public Library
in September. Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal was curated
by Heidi Ziemer and Dan Ward of the Western NY Library Resources
Council (WNYLRC), a member of the Empire State Library Network (ESLN), and funded by a Humanies New York Action Grant.

The 34th Annual Juried Art Show will take place in the
Bohlsen Gallery from October 1 through October 27th,
on which
day there will be an awards reception starting at 3:30 p.m. Make
sure to visit the Art Gallery when you come to the library in October
to view the work by talented local artists and be sure to vote for your
favorite. Stop by at the Circulation desk to purchase a raffle to win
the painting on display in the lobby. Any donation is welcome to
support the arts in our community.




7/3 – Young at Heart (1954); 117 min.; NR Starring: Frank Sinatra & Gig Young
7/10 – Lover Come Back (1961); 107 min.; NR Starring: Rock Hudson & Edie Adams
7/17 – April in Paris (1952); 101 min.; NR Starring: Ray Bolger & George Givot
7/24 – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960); 111 min.; NR Starring: David Niven & Janis Paige 7/31 – Love Me or Leave Me (1955); 122 min.; NR Starring: James Cagney


8/7 – Nancy Drew & the Hidden Staircase (2019); 89 min.; PG Starring: Mackenzie Graham 8/14 – Nancy Drew – Get A Clue (2007); 100 min.; PG Starring: Emma Roberts
8/21 – Nancy Drew-Trouble Shooter (1939); 70 min; NR Starring: Bonita Granville
8/28 – Nancy Drew-Reporter (1939); 68 min.; NR Starring: Bonita Granville



APOLLO 11 – G; 93 MIN; 2019 JULY 20

A discovery of uncatalogued audio recordings and never before seen footage brings viewers straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever mmade Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

*Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing by entering our commemorative raffle, from July 1 - 20.

Renowned environmental photographer James Balog examines the everyday lives of Americans on the front lines of climate change and encourages viewers to reevaluate their relationship with nature and the natural world.



A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox distribution system connects a young housewife to an older neighbor as they build a fantasy world together through notes circulated in the lunchbox.

(Start at 2 p.m. sharp unless otherwise noted)

7/5 Beautiful Boy
A father questions where he went wrong after his son becomes addicted to crystal meth. Rated: R; 112 min.; 2019 Starring: Steve Carell & Timothee Chalamet

7/12 Five Feet Apart
Teenagers with cystic fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get close to each other. Rated: PG-13; 120 min.; 2019 Starring: Haley Richardson

7/19 Roman Holiday
A princess escapes her entourage in Rome, where she meets an American journalist. Rated: NR; 119 min.; 1953 Starring: Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck

8/2 Isn’t it Romantic
After a woman is knocked unconscious she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy.
Rated: PG-13; 88 min.; 2019 Starring: Rebel Wilson & Priyanka Chopra

8/9 Arctic

A research explorer who crash landed in the Arctic tries to survive in a harsh winter. Rated: PG-13; 98 min.; 2019 Starring: Mads Mikkelsen

If Beale Street Could Talk

A young black couple in Harlem is ripped apart by the scheme of a racist cop.
Rated: R; 117 min.; 2019 Sexual Content
Starring: Regina King

8/16 Dumbo
A young elephant with oversized ears and the powers of flight becomes a circus superstar. Rated: PG; 130 min.; 2019 Starring: Michael Keaton & Danny DeVito

8/23 Bernie the Dolphin
Two kids search for their dolphin friend and try to protect him from some bad guys. Rated: G; 100 min.; 2018 Starring: Patrick Muldoon

9/6 Hotel Mumbai
The staff and visitors of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel struggle to deal with a terrorist attack. Rated: R; 125 min.; 2018 Starring: Dev Patel & Armie Hammer.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (EIA144)
Join us each month for a great discussion of some of the most interesting fiction and non-fiction books.
Good company and refreshments are on the agenda. Please sign up.
A copy of each book is available at the Circulation Desk.

by Kate Morton Wednesday, July 17

by J. D. Vance Wednesday, August 21


The East Islip Public Library is pleased to offer a free family pass to these museums:
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan in NYC
  • Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City
  • Fire Island Lighthouse at Robert Moses State Park
  • Guggenheim Museum in NYC
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City
  • Long Island Science Center in Riverhead
  • Museum of the City of New York in NYC
  • South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton
  • Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport

Adults with library cards in good standing may reserve the pass in advance and check it out on their library card. Each pass is good for general admission for two adults and up to four children. Reservations must be made in person at the Children’s Desk. ____________________________________________________________________________


Bus Trips:


Mohonk Mountain House and Historic Huguenot Street (EIA117)
Date: Thursday, August 8

Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 7 a.m. Fee: $135 check payable to ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY Registration ends: Tuesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, July 16, unless your seat can be filled.

Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park Highlights (EIA118)
Date: Saturday, September 14

Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 8:15 a.m. Fee: $70 check payable to ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, August 20 unless your seat can be filled

Train Trips:

nyc train

Due to price increase by LIRR, fare is now $11 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, August 3, 2019 (Purchase tickets by Monday, July 29)

AARP Smart Driving Course (eia140)
Tuesday, July 23 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
***Please bring your aarp card***

Defensive Driving Course (EIA153)
Empire Safety Council
Saturday, August 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $25
Register in advance for this course at the Circulation Desk with a non-refundable check or money order for $25 made payable to the East Islip Public Library. A bag lunch is suggested.

Senior Advocate (EIA201)
Monday, June 10 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance (EIA156)
Wednesday, July 10 & Wednesday, August 21 at 10 a.m
Must be Medicare Eligible.


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