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.

Exercise Classes:

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

Senior Fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, May 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m. Fee: $21
While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight bearing activities using dumbbells and resistance bands.

Tai Chi (eia345)
Friday, May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m. Fee: $21
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, May 13, 20 June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $18
Zumba is modified to suit the needs of the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Please note time change
Thursday, May 16, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m. Fee: $18
Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, May 18 June 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9 a.m. Fee: $15
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, May 13, 20 June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $18
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, May 13, 20 June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7 p.m. Fee: $18
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, May 16, 23, 30 June 6, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $18





Star Wars Day
Saturday May 4, 1-3:15 p.m.

Solo: The Star Wars Story
Young Han Solo teams up with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian for his first smuggling mission. 2018, PG-13; 135 min.
Starring: Woody Harrelson

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance
Must Be Medicare Eligible (eia156)
Wednesday, May 8 and Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m.
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 needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs, Extra Help for prescription drugs and EPIC. Register at the Reference Desk.

Learn To Play Mah Jongg (eia187)
Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Join instructor Jacqui Palatnik for Beginner or Refresher Mah Jongg. This is the game that has fascinated people for so
many years with its strategies, sequences, and combinations. This class will introduce you to the tiles, and basic moves of this ancient game.

Performance Poets Association (eia455)
Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
The PPA is hosting a monthly Saturday meeting to help bring poetry to the public. Their meetings will include featured poets, as well as open mic for other participants. This group hosts poetry readings all over Long Island, and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

Night Out for Special Needs Adults (eia257)
Caregivers must be present
Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. - Cute animal shell ornament.
Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. - Love painting on canvas.

Antioxidants In Your Diet (eia192)
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

This lecture will teach you how to increase antioxidants in your diet by eating foods rich in color. Simply put,
you will use color to shop for antioxidant rich produce and learn their health benefits. The class will end with
everyone making an overnight oats recipe.

Fabulous Fiber (eia197)
Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

Sure, you’ve heard that fiber is good for you, but do you know why? Learn the benefits of a fiber rich diet, and
how you can add it to your diet.

All About Smart Home Devices (Alexa,
Google Home, Apple HomePod) (eia179)
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

In this lecture, you will learn all about the features offered in your smart device, how to set up an account, communicate with your device, what apps you will need, as well as how to set up an
alarm, turn on lights, play music and more.

Shell Seahorse on Burlap Canvas (eia360)
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. - Fee: $8

Create a nautical themed project using small shells to form a seahorse on a burlap canvas.

Raspberry Cheesecake Streusel Muffins
With Chef Rob (eia120)

Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. - Fee $10
A hands-on class in which everyone will make 9 raspberry cheesecake streusel muffins ready to take home and bake.
Everyone must bring a large bowl, whisk, 2 small bowls, mixing spoon, and muffin tin.

The Shipwreck of the Elizabeth
Off Fire Island (eia253)
Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

Author Angela Reich will talk about the research she did on the shipwreck of the Elizabeth off Fire Island in 1850 for her fiction book, Shipwreck of Hopes

Travel Snacks (eia106)
Gardens Around The World
Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m.

Gardens Around the World will present the history of gardens and visit the most special ones. This lecture may give you inspiration for your own gardens.

Scam Alert (eia191)
Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.

Join us at this lecture program so you can learn to recognize, avoid, and respond to SCAM attempts.

Cooks Among The Books - Ina Garten (eia129)
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Ina Garten - aka the Barefoot Contessa - has authored many cookbooks and shared her style on national TV. Pick a favorite recipe of hers or try a new one and share it with our group.

Senior Advocate (eia201)
Monday, June 10 at 9 a.m.

Senior Advocates educate seniors on benefits they may be eligi- ble 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. Call for an appointment.

What is Cloud Storage? (eia185)
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.

In this lecture/demo class, you will learn all about “cloud” storage. What is the cloud? Where is the cloud located? Who
uses the cloud? These questions and more will be answered. Students will learn about popular cloud services such as Apple iCloud, Google Drive/Photos, MS One Drive, and Dropbox.

Jewelry Making - Beaded Pendant (eia186)
Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. - Fee: $15

Jewelry Designer Donna Irvine teaches you wire wrapping techniques to make a beaded pendant. Students can customize their own creation by choosing wire color and bead color. If you have
tools you’re comfortable working with feel free to bring them

The Writers Group (eia122)
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

The library has its own WRITERS GROUP run by Debra Peoples, who presented our writing workshops. Group members will share their work with other writers to be gently critiqued, as well as sharing any thoughts on the writing and publishing process.

Travel Snacks - Paris & Northwest France (eia106)
Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Take in Paris’s famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, unique sculptures, and Marie Antoinette’s rural haven at
Versailles. Be humbled by the beaches of Normandy, awestruck by the island church, Mont Saint Michel, and inspired by the site of Joan of Arc’s last stand in Rouen. We will also discuss the Notre Dame Cathedral which was recently damaged by a devasting fire.

June is Audio Book Month
The Audio Publishers Association has chosen June as the month to
celebrate audio books, a great way to whittle down that list of books
you always wanted to read. You can listen in the car, on the train,
while exercising, cooking, gardening, at the beach or while relaxing. A librarian will help you find just the right one.



5/1 – Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018); 85 min.; PG

Animated. Starring: Helena Bonham Carter
5/8 – Dog’s Way Home (2018); 137 min.; PG
Starring: Ashley Judd
5/15 – Dog Days (2018); 113 min.; PG
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens
5/22 – Patrick (2018); 94 min.; TV-14
Starring: Jennifer Saunders
5/29 – Max 2: White House Hero (2017); 85 min.; NR
Starring: Zane Austin


6/5 – Second Act (2018); 103 min.; PG-13

Starring: Jennifer Lopez & Leah Rimini
6/12 – Instant Family (2018); 117 min.; PG-13
Starring: Mark Wahlberg & Rose Byrne
6/19 – Peter Rabbit (2018); 100 min.; PG
Starring: James Corden & Margot Robbie
6/26 – The Long, Long Trailer (1954); 96 min.; NR
Starring: Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz



5/18 – Pick of the Litter (2018); 81 min; NR

Follow five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin a rigorous two-year journey to
become guide dogs for the blind.

6/15 – Faces Places (2017); 90 min; PG
Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer JR travel the French countryside, encountering people
and places that become the subjects of their public art installations.



5/7 – In The Fade (2017); 106 min; R

(German) Katja’s life falls apart in the blink of an eye when she loses her loved ones in a terrorist attack. After a period of grief and mourning, Katja decides to seek revenge.

7/2 – The Guilty (2018); 88 min; R
When an emergency dispatcher takes a call from a kidnapped woman, he starts racing against time to
save her but soon realizes that the crime he is dealing with is much more complex than he initially thought.


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

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

When author Lee Israel’s books stop selling, she turns her art form to deception.
Rated: R; 106 min.; 2018
Starring: Melissa McCarthy

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary gives Michael a magical helping hand with his house and family.
Rated: PG; 130 min.; 2018
Starring: Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ben is Back

A woman’s addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing both fear and joy.
Rated: R; 103 min.; 2018
Starring: Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges

On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality.
Rated: PG-13; 120 min.; 2018
Starring: Felicity Jones & Armie Hammer
At Eternity’s Gate

A chronicle of Vincent van Gogh’s time in France
in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise.
Rated: PG; 110 min.; 2018
Starring: Willem Dafoe & Rupert Friend

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


A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker.
Rated: PG-13; 126 min.; 2018
Starring: Kevin Hart & Bryan Cranston

Beautiful Boy

A father questions where he went wrong after his son becomes addicted to crystal meth.
Rated: R; 112 min.; 2019 Drugs & Profanity
Starring: Steve Carell & Timothee Chalamet _________________________________________________________________________

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.

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dead Wake

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles Wednesday, June 19, 2019


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:


Tour of North Fork, Long Island (EIA358)
Date: Wednesday, July 10 Bus departs East Islip Library at 8 a.m.
Fee: $115 Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library Registration begins: Wednesday, May 1 Registration ends: Tuesday, June 4 at 9 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

TAKE THE TRAIN TO NEW YORK CITY (EIA165) For $10 (cash only) round trip Saturday, June 1, 2019 (Purchase tickets by Tuesday, May 28)

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

Defensive Driving Course (EIA153)
Saturday, June 1 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, May 8 and Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m.
Must be Medicare Eligible.


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