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.


Registration begins for EIPL cardholders on Tuesday, September 4 at 9 a.m.
Limit of 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL card-holder).
Out of district registration begins on, Saturday, September 8 at 9 a.m.
Programs with a fee are non-refundable and require in-person registration.

Senior Fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m. Fee: $
While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight bearing activities using dumbbells and resistance bands.
Tai Chi (eia345)
Friday, September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26 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 10, 17, 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $21

Zumba is modified to suit the needs of
the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 9 a.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10 a.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 15, 22, 29 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 15, 22, 29 at 7 p.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21




Long Island Blood Services - Blood Drive (eia313)
Friday, September 7 at 11 a.m.

Long Island Blood Services supports the New York Blood Center, hospitals and patients they serve. Your donations help many patients enjoy another tomorrow. Look for the BLOODMOBILE
in the side library parking lot.

Performance Poets Association (eia455)
Saturday, September 8 and Saturday, October 13 at 2 p.m.

The PPA is hosting a monthly Saturday meeting to help bring poetry to the public. Meetings will include featured poets, as well as open mic for participants. This is a group that has been in existence
for 20 years and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review

Streaming Service or Cable: Which Is Right For You?
Monday, September 10 at 7 p.m. (eia148)

With the internet, there are many other ways to access TV or movies other than through a cable provider. In this Lecture/Demo class – you will learn all about streaming services,
what’s included, what is a subscription and much more.

Siamese Mah Jongg (eia163)
Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Join instructor Jacqui Palatnik to learn a brand new Mah Jongg game. Siamese Mah Jongg is a two handed version of the fascinating game of Mah Jong. You will find it challenging, stimulating and lots of fun If you own a Mah Jongg set please bring it along., if not there will be sets available.
Participants must know how to play Mah Jongg to learn this variation.

English Language Conversation Classes (EIA230)
Classes from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 27
Thursday, October 11, 25
Sunday, November 18 and Thursday, November 29
Thursday, December, 13, 27

Improve your English conversation in a comfortable, sharing atmosphere, moderated by an experienced ESOL teacher. Learn new vocabulary, idioms and grammar as you converse with others. All levels of English speakers are welcome. Bring a friend. Call 631-581-9200 x105 for more information.

Fiction Writers Workshop (eia233)
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to hone their writing skills and gain confidence in their story telling.
Led by writer, author, and publisher Debby Peoples, this instructional presentation is for those new to the writing process as well as those experienced writers looking to advance their skills. After this workshop you may want to join our WRITERS GROUP meeting October 16.

The Writer’s Group at the EIPL (eia122)
Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m.

The library now has it’s own WRITER’S GROUP which is run by Debra Peoples. She ran our writer’s workshop in
September and will be leading this group of aspiring writers. You will share your writings with other writers to be gently
critiqued as well as sharing any thoughts on the writing and publishing process.

Italian & Jewish Americans In Peace and War (eia254)
Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m.

This program takes us through the trials and tribulations of “new immigrants” (late 19th Century and early 20th Century), and their acceptance into American society. Presenter, Jack Bilello, was a
former Social Studies Department Chair for the Lindenhurst School District, a Fulbright Scholar, Adjunct Professor at St Joseph College, and is the author of four books of history.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance
Must Be Medicare Eligible (eia156)
Wednesday, September 19 & Wednesday, October 10 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.

Night Out for Special Needs Adults (eia257)
Caregivers Must Be Present

Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m. - Create a scarecrow wall adornment.
Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. - Special Halloween craft.

Travel Snacks - Cuba (eia106)
Friday, September 28 at 2 p.m.

Christopher Cloonan is a People to People Tour Facilitator in Cuba,
holds a Master’s Degree in Cuban Studies, and is a journalist. He
introduces the people of Cuba and the United States to each other after
nearly 60 years of separation. This is so much more than a travelogue.

Cooks Among The Books - Havana (eia129)
Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m.

What’s brighter or bolder than a Caribbean-inspired Havana nights
themed party? Find and prepare a recipe, bring in a sample to share,
along with the recipe.

Eft - Emotional Freedom Techniques
for Weight Loss (eia207)
Thursday, October 4, 11, 18 at 7 p.m.

This 3 session program shows you that you can lose weight without diets or pills…just by using your mind. EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as “Tapping”), is a form of psychological acupressure:
combining ancient Chinese medicine with modern day psychology.
PART 1 – 10/4 – Ending the Pattern of Panic behind Weight Loss
PART 2 – 10/11 – Looking Within: Emotional Eating & Body Confidence.
PART 3 – 10/18 – Power of Belief, Confidence, & Moving Forward.
Attendance is limited so please register

You’d Be Surprised... How Easy it is to get a Good,
Low-Cost Health Plan (eia231)
Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m.

IPA Navigator, Luz Guardado will be at the library to explain how to easily find a good, low-cost health care plan from the NYSOH marketplace. You’ll find many quality health plans, find ways to help
pay for the plan you pick, and learn about the new Essential Plan for lower-income New Yorkers. All people about to turn 26 years-old who will be aging out of their family’s healthcare plan, will find this
especially helpful.

Senior Advocate (eia201)
Monday, October 8 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 SNAP – formerly known as Food Stamps, Medicare Savings Program (MSP), and HEAP. Call 631-581-9200 x105 for an appointment.

Oktoberfest German Apple Cake with Chef Rob (eia212)
Monday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $7

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Chef Rob as you make a delicious German apple cake perfect for breakfast and snacking. Bring a medium bowl, large bowl, whisk, peeler, & 9 “ cake pan.

Frankenstein At 200
Adapting Shelley To The Silver Screen (eia235)
Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a novel of Gothic horror turns, 200 years old in 2018. Join us in a birthday celebration as we examine the cinematic adaptations of Shelley’s problem child. Starting with Thomas Edison’s
1910 adaptation, and following through with Universal Pictures classic with Boris Karloff, then up to the present to view clips of films based on Shelley’s work. View movie memorabilia as we discuss the importance of
Mary’s novel and its various incarnations of the silver screen.

Long Island’s Most Haunted Places (eia159)
Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m.

Join Joseph Flammer & Diane Hill, Long Island’s most famous paranormal investigators and authors of five books, on a multimedia tour of the scariest locations on Long Island. Visit blood-curdling
graveyards where ghosts appear, libraries and museums where the dead speak, and even a lonely country road where spirits leave hand-prints on car windows! Audience participation is encouraged. Bring your own spooky stories

Medicare Basics Presentation (eia152)
Tuesday, October 16 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.

Shred Your Documents At The Library (eia166)
Saturday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. - 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.

Local Author Night (EIA239)
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.

The library is holding its third annual local author event to highlight the work of Long Island writers whose books have big ideas despite their small publication runs. The featured authors will talk about their
inspiration for writing, the publication process, and read excerpts from their work. A brief reception with refreshments will follow, allowing attendees to meet the authors personally.

Painting Class - Butterfly (eia208)
Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. - Fee: $5

You will be painting with acrylics on canvas to create a beautiful butterfly, which will be ready for hanging.

Travel Snacks - Puglia: “The Heel of the Boot”
Friday, October 26 at 2 p.m. (eia106)

Like every region in Italy, Puglia is unique. With unspoiled beaches, healthy food, remains of past civilizations, plantations turned into B and B’s and spas, Baroque architecture and tiny white-washed
villages, Puglia is an experience like no other. Join us as we find unusual spots as well as famous places to put on your travel bucket list.

In Harm’s Way – Long Island Storms (eia254)
Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

Nancy Solomon is the executive director of Long Island Traditions, an organization dedicated to preserving local traditions and heritage. Ms. Solomon has a M.A. degree in Folklore and American Studies
from George Washington University and is an active member of the American Folklore Society. During Super Storm Sandy she realized that people were going to have to cope with a lot of storm damage and
she began to study how to prepare for future storms. Ms. Solomon now shares what she learned about LI storms.


Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

PG-13; 94 min; 2018
An exploration of the life, teachings, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas and the importance of protecting childhood.

NR; 91 min. - 2017
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 different camera set-ups and 52 edits all over the course of just three
minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for hundreds of films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the movie going experience.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m


9/5 – Wrinkle in Time (2018); 109 min.; PG Starring; Reese Witherspoon & Oprah Winfrey

9/19 – Ready Player One (2018); 140 min.; PG-13 Starring: Simon Pegg

9/26 – Every Day (2018); 95 min.; PG-13 Starring: Maria Bello


10/3 – Show Dogs (2018); 92 min.; PG

10/10 – Paddington (2014); 95 min.; PG

10/17 – Secret Life of Pets (2016); 90 min.; PG

10/24 – Nine Lives (2016); 87 min.; PG

10/31 – Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011); 88 min.; PG



Past Life – NR; 109 min.; 2016

In 1977, two Israeli sisters decide to investigate their
parents’ experiences during the Holocaust.

Nocturama – R; 127 min; 2016 (French)

The story of a group of diverse millennials who, after they
stage four simultaneous attacks on the symbols of global
capitalism in Paris, seek refuge in a high end department store.


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

Only The Brave

An elite crew battle the 2013, Prescott, Arizona wildfire
that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.
Rated: PG-13; 133 min.; 2017
Starring: Josh Brolin & Miles Teller

A woman is killed in a car crash with Ted Kennedy,
changing his political future.
Rated: PG-13, 101 min.; 2017
Starring: Bruce Dern & Kate Mara
Love, Simon

Simon keeps a huge secret from his family,
his friends and classmates: he’s gay.
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2018
Starring: Jennifer Garner

An ex-diplomat returns to Beirut in 1982 to be a
hostage negotiator when terrorists kidnap his friend.
Rated: R; 109 min.; 2018
Starring: Jon Hamm & Rosamund Pike
Journey’s End

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in
the front-line trenches of northern France.
Rated: R; 107 min.; 2017
Starring: Paul Bettany
A Kid Like Jake

A couple try to get their gender-nonconformist son
into an exclusive private kindergarten.
Rated; R; 92 min.; 2018
Starring: Jim Parsons & Claire Danes
7 Days In Entebbe

Israel mounts a hostage rescue mission after a flight
is hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists.
Rated: PG-13; 106 min.; 2018
Starring: Rosamund Pike & Daniel BrÜhl



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.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dead Wake
The Submission by Amy Waldman
Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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:


Peddler’s Village Apple Festival (EIA344)
Date: Saturday, November 3
Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 7:15 a.m.
Fee: $45
Checks payable: Islip Public Library
No refunds will be given after Tuesday, October 9 unless your seat can be filled.

Celebrate apple season at the Peddler’s Village Apple Festival, in Bucks County PA. Enjoy over 70 juried artisans, live
entertainment, apple treats, apple pie eating contests and much more! Get a jump on your holiday shopping in the 60+
unique specialty shops. Lunch is on your own in Peddler’s Village. Cost of trip includes transportation via Hampton
Jitney Motorcoach. Approximate return time: 8 p.m.

Luncheon at Tonys DiNapoli (EIA346)
Winter ONEderland at One World Observatory
Date: Saturday, December 1
Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $115
Checks payable: Islip Public Library
No refunds will be given after Tuesday, October 30 unless your seat can be filled.

We will begin with an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Tonys DiNapoli located on the Upper East Side. Lunch, served family style will include a salad, appetizer, three pasta and three entree dishes. Following lunch we will head to OneW orld Observatory and experience Winter ONEderland! You will be greeted in the Global Welcome Center, and then proceed to a pre-show program – Voices — that tells the personal stories of the men
and women who built One World Trade Center. Next, we’ll board one of five dedicated elevators (Sky Pods) to ascend
to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds.. The Main Observatory space on the 100th floor, decorated for the holidays,
will include an interactive skyline “concierge” – City Pulse – where you can connect with landmarks and neighborhoods. The Main Observatory also features the Sky Portal where you can step onto a 14-foot wide circular disc that will deliver an unforgettable view, using real-time, high-definition footage of
the streets below. Approximate return time: 6:30 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, September 29
(Purchase tickets by Monday,
September 24 )
SATURDAY AT 8:58 a.m.

The day of the trip, arrive at the Great River train station by 8:40 a.m., you will be issued your return ticket on the platform Everyone will board the same train for the trip into NYC (with a change at Jamaica). Your return ticket can be used for any train you choose on the same day. Please sign up and pay for your ticket (non-refundable) at the Circulation Desk.

AARP Smart Driving Course (eia140)
Wednesday, September 12 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
***Please bring your AARP card***

Signups for November start on Thursday, October 25 for district residents and Friday, October 26 for non-district residents. A $20 check or money order made out to AARP for AARP card holders, or a $25 check for non-AARP members to be paid at the Circulation Desk. You must have your New York State Drivers License with you on the day of class. Enrollment is limited, first-come, first-served. Class starts promptly at 9:15 a.m.; late comers will not be admitted. There will be a 30 min. lunch break; a bag lunch is suggested. Register at the Circulation Desk.

Defensive Driving Course (EIA153)
Saturday, September 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.

Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, December 8 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.

Register in advance for this course at the Circulation Desk with a non-refundable check or money order for $40 made payable to the All Suffolk Auto School. A bag lunch is suggested

Blood Pressure Screening (EIA149)
Blood Pressure Screening, scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Tuesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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