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 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, September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 22, 29 at 2:30 p.m. Fee: $21
While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight bearing activities using dumbbells and resistance bands.

Tai Chi (eia345)
Friday, September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 18, 25 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, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $21
Zumba is modified to suit the needs of the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Please note time change
Thursday, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 24, 31 at 12:30 p.m. Fee: $21
Chair yoga (eia442)
Thursday, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 24, 31 at 1:30 p.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, July 13, 20 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9 a.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10 a.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 21, 28 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 31 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21





Victorian Tea Class (eia215) Monday, September 9 at 2 p.m.
Join Chef Barbara Sheridan as she demonstrates the tradition of "taking tea". Barbara will show you how to serve a "proper cup of tea" and how to prepare and serve scones, clotted cream, tea bread and tea sandwiches. A tasting will be provided when we "take tea" at the end of the class. Bring a friend or two to class.

Tea Time Book Discussion (eia209) Monday, October 14 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a new bi-monthly book discussion series, perfect for new retirees! During our first meeting we will discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Books will be available on Monday, September 9. Register at the Circulation desk to pick up a copy. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Mondays at 7 p.m. - Caregivers must be present September 23 - Family Tree - Include friends and family. October 21 - Pencil holder to keep pens and pencils.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (eia250)
Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid in giving speeches and presentations. Work with computer animation and video as you learn the basics of creating a slideshow including creating, saving, editing, formatting, adding multimedia objects and animation effects and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten and Computer 1st Grade or equivalent.

Exploring the Pacific Ocean and Beyond in Pursuit of Plastic (eia261)
Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Science writer and artist Erica Cirino has sailed across the most polluted part of the eastern Pacific Ocean and to remote reaches of the South Pacific Ocean. She observed the work of plastic pollution science pioneers in California, documented the most polluted beach in Hawaii, met with world-class scientists in Denmark and Western New York. Her purpose: Find out the truths about plastic pollution and what it's doing to the planet, wildlife and people. Erica shares her testimony as a journalist during this presentation.

Tales Of A Wildlife Rehabilitator (eia282)
Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m.

Science writer and artist Erica Cirino will lecture about wildlife and the environment for popular publications such as Scientific American and National Geographic. Erica has helped nurse thousands of wild birds, mammals and reptiles back to health and release them to the wild. Erica takes her audience on a journey through the process of wildlife rehabilitation.

Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety, Relaxation
and Improved Concentration (eia260)
Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

Have you ever left the house and forgot whether you locked the
door, or shut off the iron? Chances are it's not your memory, you
just weren't being Mindful. Being Mindful means being present
in your life to live every moment, every breath, without stressing
about the future or replaying the past over and over in your head.

Travel Snacks - Visit Napoli - Naples (eia106)
Friday, September 27 at 2 p.m.

We will virtually travel to one of Italy's popular cities: Naples, a
city that lately is living a rebirth after being considered a controversial city for many decades. Enjoy its beauty, history and art
through spectacular photography of the city and its treasures.

Cooks Among The Books - Fall Festivities (eia129)
Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m.

It's time to think beyond the summer season! Fall is for haunted
houses, pumpkin patches, apple orchards, fall festivals, Halloween,
and Thanksgiving. The food choices are endless and so are the
recipes the group will share.

Scotland With A Taste Of Outlander (eia259)
Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m.

Join Jeanne Schnupp on a virtual visit to Scotland, with stops
that include settings from the popular series, Outlander. Enjoy
a rich variety of Scottish sights, including the highlands and
historic Stirling Castle, beauty of the Isle of Skye, cities of
Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the cozy coastal town of Oban.
Jeanne shares a selection of cookies from Outlander Kitchen,
the Official Outlander Companion Cookbook, by Theresa Carle
Sanders. Recipes will be provided for you to take.

The Art Of Youthful Aging (eia289)
Monday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Youthful aging is not an oxymoron. It is an attitude that defines
a new belief system, supports positive emotions and motivates
healthy behaviors. Attitude determines outcome as we age. This
program offers specific tips on lifestyle changes to ensure we
age gracefully and peacefully while enhancing our emotional,
mental and physical wellbeing.

Medicare Basics Presentation (eia152)
Tuesday, October 8 at 10 a.m.

HIICAP's (Health Insurance Information and Counseling
Program) presentation provides Medicare Eligible people with
information about Medicare - Original Medicare - Parts A & B,
Medicare Advantage Plans - Part C and Medicare Prescription
Coverage - Part D, the Medicare Savings Program, Extra Help
and EPIC.

FROM OCT. 15 - DEC. 7, 2019 for a Jan. 1, 2020 effective date.
Harvest Gathering with Chef Rob (eia311)
Monday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $7

You will learn to make 3 items to create a “harvest gathering in
good taste.” There will be a demonstration, tasting and recipes
for Autumn Garden Vegetable Soup, Pumpkin shaped cheese
balls and roasted butternut squash salad. Recipes included.

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.

Ghosts, Goblins and Witches of Long Island (eia305)
Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m.

Ghosts, Goblins and Witches of Long Island - join famous
ghost investigators Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill, known as
The Paranormal Adventurers, for bone-chilling stories of things
that go bump in the night at haunted Long Island locations. Mr.
Flammer and Ms. Hill have written five books and many articles
about ghosts, UFOs, and paranormal phenomena. See their
videos and photographs. Hear ghostly voices. Share your own
ghost stories. Audience participation is encouraged.

Senior Advocate (eia201)
Monday, October 21 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. Call for an appointment.

Brain - Gut Connection (eia211)
Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m.

Mental health and nutrition - the light bulb is on. A troubled intestine
sends signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals
to the gut. Yes, the brain and gastrointestinal system are intimately connected. This workshop will give you the tools to form a happy relationship between your brain and gut.

Bohlsen Local History Lecture
Alexander Hamilton 101 (eia253)
Tuesday, October 22 at 6 p.m.

If you’ve been lucky to see the Hamilton musical or have listened to the
soundtrack and are curious to learn more about the real Alexander Hamilton, this is the perfect talk for you. This Founding Father is so popular and if you want to know why, you must come for this overview of Alexander Hamilton’s life: from his beginnings in the Caribbean to his final years in New York City. Ms. Nicole Scholet, President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education about Alexander Hamilton’s life
and legacy, will be at the library to give us all the information about this important statesman, author, Federalist and Secretary of State. Ms. Scholet, a New York City resident, is an historian and public speaker specializing in the Founding era, particularly the lives of both Alexander and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.

Travel Snacks - The Cotswolds (eia106)
Friday, October 25 at 2 p.m.

Anyone who watches British TV shows will warn you - the Cotswolds
in south-central England are murderous! A slew of popular crime dramas, including Father Brown and Midsomer Murders, would have you believe treachery lies everywhere. Even fans of Harry Potter, Poldark and James Bond can find familiar backdrops. Come
and learn about the pretty, quaint, and quiet villages that make up the Cotswolds.

Saturday, November 2 from 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.

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.




9/4 – House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018); 104 min.; PG
Starring: Cate Blanchett & Jack Black
9/11 – Wonder Park (2018); 86 min.; PG; animated
Starring: Jennifer Garner
9/18 – Aladdin (2019);
128 min.; PG
Starring: Will Smith
9/25 – The Sun is Also a Star (2019); 120 min.; PG-13
Starring: Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton


9/21 – LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters
In LEGO DC: Batman - Family Matters, suspicion runs high after Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other DC superheroes receive mysterious invitations.
However, family values must remain strong when Batman and his team encounter the villainous Red Hood. (2019); 72 min.; Animation


10/2 – Remember the Titans (2000); 114 min.; NR Starring: Denzel Washington
10/9 – Rudy
(1993); 116 min.; PG Starring: Sean Astin & Ned Beatty
10/16 – Brian’s Song
(1971); 73 min.; G Starring: James Caan & Billy Dee Williams
10/23 – Knute Rockne (1940); 96 min.; NR Starring: Pat O’Brien & Gail Page
10/30 – My All American
(2015); 118 min.; NR Starring: Aaron Eckhart



9/21 – They Shall Not Grow Old (2018); 99 min; R

On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award winner Peter Jackson (director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents a new work showcasing the Great War. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.

10/19 – United We Fan (2018); 97 min; PG-13
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.



11/3 – Rust and Bone
(2012); 122 min; R (French) The story of Ali, an unemployed single father, and Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, whose relationship grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a severe accident.

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

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 (violence & profanity) Starring: Dev Patel & Armie Hammer

9/13 Rocketman
Elton John’s early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. Rated: R; 121 min.; 2019 Starring: Taron Egeton & Jamie Bell

9/20 A Dog's Journey
A dog makes a promise to protect his owner’s granddaughter throughout her life. Rated: PG; 108 min.; 2019 Starring: Dennis Quaid

10/4 Long Shot
A journalist is hired as a speech-writer by his former babysitter, now running for president. Rated: R; 120 min.; 2019 Starring: Charlize Theron & Seth Rogen

10/11 Breakthrough
When her 14-year-old son is feared drowned in a lake, a faithful mother prays for healing. Rated: PG; 116 min.; 2019 Starring: Chrissy Metz & Topher Grace

10/18 The Public
A librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the library on a cold winter night. Rated: PG-13; 122 min.; 2018 Starring: Alec Baldwin & Emilio Estevez

11/1 Tolkien
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds love and artistic inspiration. Rated: PG-13; 112 min.; 2019 Starring: Nicholas Hoult & Lily Collins

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.

ARTHUR & GEORGE by Julian Barnes
Wednesday, September 18

Wednesday, October 16


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:


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

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Luncheon at Sunset Cove Restaurant (EIA361)
Date: Saturday, November 9
Bus departs East Islip Library: 1 p.m. Cost: $100 Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library Registration ends: Tuesday, October 15 at 9 p.m. No refunds issued after Tuesday, October 15 unless your seat can be filled by someone else

Train Trips:

nyc train

Due to price increase by LIRR, fare is now $11 (cash only) round trip
For $11 (cash only) round trip Saturday, October 5, 2019
(Purchase tickets by Monday, September 30)

AARP Smart Driving Course (eia140)
Tuesday, September 24 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
***Please bring your aarp card***

Defensive Driving Course (EIA153)
Empire Safety Council
Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $25.
Saturday, November 2 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, October 21 at 9 a.m. from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance (EIA156)
Wednesday, September 11 and Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
Must be Medicare Eligible.


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