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Online Programs Disclaimer – East Islip Public Library

Registration for East Islip patrons begins on Thursday, July 1st.
Out Of District patrons Monday, July 5th

November/December Programs

In-person, online and telephone registration for Adult and Young Adult programs for East Islip Library cardholders begins
Monday, November 1 at 9 a.m.
Registration for out of district cardholders begins
Monday, November 8 at 9 a.m.
When registering for a program online, please include your emai l address in the "notes" field, as this is the method in which links are provided to you

Exercise Classes (East Islip)

Chairobics Friday (EIA676) R $
November 5, 12, 19, 26 & December 3, 10, 17
The library is closed 12/24 & 12/31
Starts at 11 a.m. Fee $21
Strength-training, balance, aerobics and flexibility.
Most of the exercises are performed seated in a chair.

Tai Chi Fridays (eia345) R $
November 5, 12, 19, 26 & December 3, 10, 17 The library is closed 12/24 & 12/31 Starts at 1 p.m. Fee $21
Class size is limited to 16.

Pilates Mondays (EIA677) R$
December 6, 13, 20, 27 Starts at 11:30 a.m. Fee $12 Improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

Yoga Mondays (eia312) R $
November 8, 15, 22, 29 & December 6, 13, 20, 27
Starts at 5:30 p.m. Fee $24

Yoga Wednesdays (eia399) R $
November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Starts at 10 a.m. Fee $24

Yoga Wednesdays (eia397) R $
November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Starts at 6 p.m. Fee $24

Yoga Saturdays (eia100) R $
November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 11, 18
Starts at 9:15 a.m. Fee $18
The library is closed 12/25

Ongoing Programs and Services

Adult - Game Day (East Islip)
Thursdays, 10:30AM -03:00PM
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.

Sewing Circle (East Islip)
Every Wednesday 1:00pm- 3pm
Bring your craft and enjoy the company and help from others.

Adult - Learn to Knit Socks (East Islip)
Join Joanne as she teaches participants the basics of starting and creating these wintery patterns. Then, join the group on Saturdays from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. to seek additional help or finish your creations.
Participants are to bring their own supplies.

Knit Texting Gloves (eia637)
Wednesday, November 10, at 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Size 7 knitting needle- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn

Savvy Sightseer: Central Park (East Islip)
Wednesday, Nov 17 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
Please include an email address in the Notes field. You will be sent a link to access this presentation. John Jeanne for this guided video tour of Central Park, that includes the history of how the park was created from a marsh.

Emergency Rental Assistance (East Islip)
Tuesday, Nov 23 2021 4:00pm-6:00pm

Crochet Holiday Slippers (eia638)
Wednesday, December 1st, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
1skein of red, a small amount of black and of white, size G or H crochet hook.

Adult - Patches and Pieces Quilting Club (East Islip)
Monday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m

Adult - Adult Special Needs Night Out (East Islip)
Join Mrs. Joyce in making a fun craft while reconnecting with friends.
Monday, November 15 - Tree Craft and Rainbow Leaf
Monday, December 13 - DIY Nutcracker and Bingo
Caregivers must be present.

Adult - Monthly Book Discussion (East Islip)

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (eia144)
Join us monthly for these lively discussions.

Thursday, November 18 Dutch House By Ann Patchett
A tale set over the course of five decades traces a young man’s rise from poverty to wealth and back again as his prospects center around his family’s lavish Philadelphia estate.

Thursday, December 9 Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng
Fighting an ugly custody battle, a straitlaced family woman who is seeking to adopt a baby becomes obsessed with exposing her tenant's past, only to trigger devastating con- sequences for both of their families.

Adult - Wednesday Films (East Islip)

Location: EI-North Meeting Room
No Registration Required

Wednesday, Dec 29

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Rated: PG; Starring: Marlon Brando

Wednesday, Dec 22

All the Kings Men (1949)
Rated: PG; Starring: Broderick Crawford

Wednesday, Dec 15

Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Rated: NR; Starring: Gene Kelly

Wednesday, Dec 08

Casablanca (1942)
Rated: NR; Starring: Humphrey Bogart

Wednesday, Dec 01
2:15pm- 4:13pm

How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Rated: PG; Starring: Walter Pidgeon

Wednesday, Nov 24
2:15pm- 4:15pm

You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Rated: NR; Starring: Jean Arthur

Wednesday, Nov 17

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Rated: NR; Starring: William Powell

Wednesday, Nov 10

Cimarron (1931)
Rated: NR; Starring: Richard Dix

Wednesday, Nov 03

The Broadway Melody (1929)
Rated: NR; Starring: Anita Page

Adult - Friday Films (East Islip)

Location: EI-North Meeting Room
No Registration Required

11/5– In The Heights
Usnavi is a bodega owner who longs to go back to his native Dominican Republic. Rated: PG-13; 142 min.; 2021
Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda

11/12– Love and Monsters
In a monster-infested world, Joel learns his girlfriend is just 80 miles away. To make the dangerous journey, Joel discovers his inner hero to be with the girl of his dreams. Rated: PG-13; 109 min.; 2020
Starring: Dylan O'Brien

11/19– Soul
An average guy has an accident that leaves him between the afterlife. Can he escape fate to chase his dreams of performing music? Rated: PG; 90 min.; 2020 Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey

11/26– The Father
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. Rated: PG-13; 97 min.; 2020 Starring: Anthony Hopkins

12/3– Emma Hard
won knowledge about the intricacies of love compels Emma to reconsider her vow never to marry. Rated: PG; 124 min.; 2020 Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy

12/10– The Holiday
An American and a Brit, whose love lives are askew, vacation in each other's homes and meet the men of their dreams. Rated: PG-13; 111 min.; 2006 Starring: Jude Law, Cameron Diaz

12/17– National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This sequel to the two Lampoon Vacation flicks has the Griswold family staying home for the holidays and being invaded by bickering relatives.
Rated: PG-13; 97 min.; 1989 Starring: Chevy Chase


Zoom How It Works Series - Televisions (East Islip)
Monday, Nov 08 2021 7:00pm-8:30pm
Ever wonder how your television works? Join Jon as he takes a deep dive into the inner workings of one of the most common household appliances.

Financing Your Education
Wednesday, Nov 10 2021 7:00pm-8:00pm
Topics covered include filling out the FAFSA, grants, scholarships, and the various types of loans. You will also learn how to determine the amount of aid you qualify for and some pretty great programs New York State has available for students to help them after graduation.
For high school students and parents.

Photography Workshop (East Islip)
Saturday, Nov 13 2021 10:00am-12:00pm
This workshop is designed for the beginner to intermediate levels and for people who use 35mm cameras. Seating for the 2-hr. workshop is limited, so call and reserve your seat. Bring your camera and your questions.

Lady Blue Saxophone Quartet (East Islip)
Sunday, Nov 14 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm Serious talent, musical training, inventiveness, friendship, and a dash of humor all come together in the music of the Lady Blue Saxophone Quartet. Experience four types of saxophones in concert performing a beautifully harmonized, diverse and engaging program.

Community Shred Day (East Islip)
Saturday, Nov 27 2021 9:30am-12:30pm
Pull up to the Shred Away Inc. truck and they will take care of the rest. (Staples, small and large clips don't need to be removed. CD's are permitted) Please note this is not an e-SHRED event and electronics will not be accepted. Newspaper, junk, magazines, plastic of any kind, and carbon paper will also not be accepted.

Learn to Make 3D Snowflakes (East Islip)
Monday, Nov 29 2021 7:00pm-8:30pm
These snowflakes 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.

Zoom How It Works Series - Microwaves (East Islip)
Monday, Nov 29 2021 7:00pm-8:30pm Ever wonder how your microwave heats your food up so quickly? Jon explains the inner workings of one of the most owned appliances in the United States.

Chef Rob's Turkey Bolognese (East Islip)
Tuesday, Nov 30 2021 6:30pm-8:00pm
Tired of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey or too many leftovers? Chef Rob has got you covered. Join in making turkey Bolognese with orecchiette pasta; this easy dish will turn your leftover turkey into the star of the show. Bring a to-go container for samples!

Learn to Crochet: Holiday Slippers (East Islip)
Wednesday, Dec 01 2021 5:00pm-6:30pm
Join Joanne as she teaches participants the basics of starting and creating these wintery patterns. Participants are to bring their own supplies. (1 skein of red, a small amount of black and of white, size G or H crochet hook.)

Owls of North America and LI (eia421) R
Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (in-person)
Dianne Taggart, local birder and photography enthusiast, will visit the library to share fun facts about these birds. There are 19 different species of owls in North America, several of which can be seen here on Long Island.

American Heart Association CPR/AED Certification Course (eia109) R
Saturday, December 4 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – $50 per person
Learn the basics on how to perform CPR, clear airway obstructions, and use an Automated External Defibrillator on adults, children, and Infants with an AHA certified instructor. Register at the Circulation Desk with cash or check made payable to East Islip Public Library

The Karpenteers Holiday Show (East Islip)
Sunday, Dec 05 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm
The Karpenteers, well known for bringing you the very best music of the Carpenters are back for a special holiday show.

Merry & Bright Essential Oil Spray Take and Make (eia196) R $
Wednesday, December 8 at 7 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Each participant will make at home a non-toxic festive Merry and Bright Spray made with peppermint, cinnamon, and grapefruit essential oils. Kits are $2 each and can be paid for at the Circulation Desk. This program will take place on ZOOM. Kits will be made available for pickup at the Reference Desk on Friday, December 3rd.

Chef Rob Family Holiday Baking (eia422) R
Saturday, December 11, at 1 p.m.
Join Chef Rob on Facebook Live for this family friendly bake. You will make three festive cookies that will surely be a hit. Chocolate Crackle, White Chocolate Blizzard, and Sprinkle Batter Cookies are all on the menu.


Computer Classes


Zoom How It Works Series - Televisions (East Islip)

Monday, Nov 08 2021 7:00pm-8:30pm
Ever wonder how your television works? Join Jon as he takes a deep dive into the inner workings of one of the most common household appliances.

Basics of MS Word (East Islip)
Tuesday, Nov 16 2021 7:45pm-8:45pm Learning from scratch or a refresher of the basics, this class will cover editing a document, using spell check, copying and pasting, saving, and printing your document.

EIPLUG (East Islip)
Tuesday, Dec 28 2021 7:30pm-8:45pm Computer expert John Catrona hosts an informal group to discuss new and interesting topics happening on today's Internet.

Excel-Plus (eia320) R
Tuesday, December 7, 7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. (in-person) Want to set a budget in the New Year? Review the basics of Excel Plus and explore the popular program's advanced features, charts, graphs and more!

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