Adult Programs

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Online Programs Disclaimer – East Islip Public Library

In-person, online and telephone registration for Adult and Young Adult programs for East Islip Library cardholders residents begins
Thursday, September 1.
Registration for out of district cardholders begins
Wednesday, September 7.
Please have your library card.
All fees are collected at the Circulation Desk upon registration.
All programs are in-person ONLY unless otherwise noted.

When registering for a program online, please include your email address in the “notes” field as this is the method in which links are provided to you.

R– Registration Required $ - Program has a fee

September/October Programs

Saturday, October 29 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.

Exercise Classes (East Islip)

Register for paid programs at the Circulation Desk

Pilates Mondays (EIA677) R $
September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Primarily on your mat, focuses on core strength.
Starts at 1 p.m. Fee $24

Senior Fitness Tuesdays (EIA125) R $
September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 11, 18, 25
Uses a chair for stability and other props to build strength.
Starts at 2:30 p.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

Chairobics Friday (EIA676) R $
September 9, 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 21, 28
Balance, aerobics, and strength-training while in a chair.
Starts at 12 p.m. Fee $24
For more information click here.

Tai Chi Fridays (EIA345) R $
September 9, 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 21, 28
Gentle physical exercise and stretches.
Starts at 1 p.m. Fee $24
For more information click here.

Yoga Monday Evenings (EIA312) R $
September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Starts at 5:30 p.m. Fee $24
For more information click here.

Yoga Wednesday Mornings (EIA399) R $
September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 12, 19, 26
Starts at 10 a.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

Yoga Wednesday Evenings (EIA397) R $
September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 12, 19, 26
Starts at 5:30 p.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

Yoga Saturdays (EIA100) R $
September 24 & October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5
Starts at 9:15 a.m. Fee $21
For more information click here.

Note: Class begins September 24 and ends November 5

Ongoing Programs and Services

Game Day EIA128

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am-3pm (In-Person)
We provide the room, you provide your game of choice. Bring a friend, cards, or any board game and we have the space for you. Registration is not required.
For more information click here.

Sewing Circle EIA285
Every Wednesday 1:00pm- 3pm (In-Person)
Bring your craft and enjoy the company and help from others.
For more information click here.

Patches and Pieces – A Quilting Club
2nd Monday of the month (In-Person)
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information click here.

`Knitting & Crocheting Circle EIA437
Saturdays, 2 - 4 p.m. (In-Person)
For more information click here.

Monthly Book Discussion (East Islip)

Monthly Book Discussion
Monthly Book Discussion EIA144 R (In-Person)

Wednesday, September 14
Note: Date Change

EI-East Meeting Room

Jo-Ann Carhart

Registration Opens
9-1-22 09:00AM

The Reading List By Sara Nisha Adams

Wednesday, October 19 7:00pm-8:00pm

EI-East Meeting Room

Jo-Ann Carhart

Registration Opens
9-1-22 09:00AM

The Passion of Artemisia By Susan Vreeland

To register for this program click here.

Adult - Wednesday Film Series (East Islip)

September - A Chill in the Air

9/7– Dead Poets Society
Rated: PG; 128 min.; 1989
Starring: Robin Williams & Ethan Hawke

9/14– Autumn in New York
Rated: PG-13; 105 min.; 2000 Starring: Richard Gere
& Winona Ryder

9/21– October Sky
Rated: PG; 108 min.; 1999
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal & Laura Dern

9/28 - You’ve Got Mail
Rated: PG; 116 min.; 1998
Starring: Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan

October - Spooky Favorites

10/5– Practical Magic
Rated: PG-13; 108 min.; 1998
Starring: Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman

10/12 - Beetlejuice
Rated: PG; 93 min.; 1988
Starring: Michael Keaton & Alec Baldwin

10/19 - Dracula
Rated: NR; 75min.; 1931
Starring: Bela Lugosi & Helen Chandler

10/26 - Sleepy Hollow
Rated: R; 106 min.; 1999
Starring: Johnny Depp & Christina Ricci

For more information click here.

Adult - Friday Films (East Islip)

Location: EI-North Meeting Room
No Registration Required

9/2-The 355
This spy thriller features Mace, a wildcard type of
CIA agent who decides to join forces with other
agents to retrieve a top-secret weapon.
Rated: PG-13; 124 min.; 2022
Starring: Jessica Chastain & Lupita Nyong’o

9/9-The Lonesome Trail
A preacher comes to a small western town to
fight the tyranny of a cattle baron in the 1890s
and changes the whole landscape of the town.
Rated: NR; 73 min.; 2022
Starring: Johnny Alonso & Gary Ayash

9/16-The Batman
When a serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham,
Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption.
Rated: PG-13; 176 min.; 2021
Starring: Robert Pattinson & Zoe Kravitz

9/23-The Lost City
A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her
cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt
that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
Rated: PG-13; 92 min.; 2022
Starring: Sandra Bullock & Channing Tatum

Based on true events, the film tells the inspiring
story of Adeline, a therapy healing horse and her
abilities to help people.
Rated: NR; 95 min.; 2022 Starring: John
Schneider & David Chokochi

10/7-Father Stu
Follows the life of Father Stuart Long, a boxerturned-priest who inspired counless people during
his journey from self-destruction to redemption.
Rated: R; 124 min.; 2022
Starring: Mark Wahlberg & Mel Gibson

An account of German-Jewish artist Charlotte
Salomon living in the south of France between
1941 and 1943.
Rated: NR; 92 min.; 2022
Starring: Jim Broadbent & Kiera Knightley

10/21-Licorice Pizza
The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine
growing up, running around and going through the
treacherous navigation of first love in 1973.
Rated: R; 133 min.; 2021
Starring: Alana Haim & Cooper Hoffman

10/28-The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
In this action-packed comedy, Nicolas Cage plays
Nick Cage, channeling his iconic characters as
he's caught between a super fan and a CIA agent.
Rated: R; 105 min.; 2022
Starring: Nicolas Cage & Pedro Pascal

For more information click here.

Documentary Films

9/17– Cow (2021); 94 min; R
It’s a doc that’s set on a dairy farm in the UK, following a mother cow and her calf. It’s a fascinating experience, and as we essentially hang out with the cows, we find ourselves projecting our own emotions onto the cows – longing for family when separated, desire to be in the pastures beyond the fences.

10/15– The Mayberry Effect (2021); 90min; G
A nostalgic look into the legacy of the 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show and its influence on the secluded North Carolina town of Mt. Airy.

For more information click here.

Adult Programs

Fall Into Monarchs (eia335) R
Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m.

Find out about the monarch's life cycle, what they do for us, and what we can do for them. In-person participants will go home with milk- weed seeds

Learn to Knit or Crochet - 2 Classes
Delaney Hat (eia670) R Tuesday, September 13 & 20 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Skein of number 4 yarn and H crochet hook.

Texting Mittens (eia671) R
Tuesday, October 4 & 11 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Skein of number 4 yarn and size 7 straight knitting needle.


Apple Pie Scones Take and Make (eia618) R $
Friday, September 16 at 2 p.m

YouTube Video Fee: $2 Join Chef Rob in making delicious Apple Pie Scones with a maple cinnamon glaze. The $2 fee can be paid at the Circulation Desk and kits can be picked up beginning Wednesday, September 14. Registrants will be sent a link for the pre-recorded video

Tea Tasting Workshop: Herbal Tisanes For Health (eia404) R
Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
Learn about some of the functional drinking herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine (TAM) and Western herbal traditions. A selection of caffeine-free herbs that have been used to support the various systems of the body or to alleviate certain
conditions will be discussed and tasted.

Town Of Islip, CDA (eia546)
Tuesdays, September 27 and October 25, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Representatives from the Town of Islip Community Development Agency will be at the library to talk about grant funds for tenants/renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are designed to pay rent and utility arrears and are paid directly to the landlord or utility company. There is no registration; walkins welcome.

Long Island's Haunted Lighthouses (eia450) R
Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they examine the myths, legends and spooky stories of haunting, ghosts and paranormal activity in some of our historical lighthouses.

Night Out for Special Needs Adults (EIA257) R
Mondays at 7 p.m.
Join Ms. Joyce for this fun night out and enjoy time with friends and a craft! Please register to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone!
Caregivers must be present.

Learn Basic Cross Stitch (eia145) R
Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m.

The tradition of embroidery and cross stitch has become popular recently through social media, this program comes with simple patterns custom made for beginners and instructions that are easy to understand. Join instructor Donna Coane as she teaches you about traditional patterns found in clothing tapestry, and home décor that have been stitched for centuries.

Cooks Among The Books - Personal Favorites (eia129) R
Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

After a long hiatus, Cooks Among the Books is back! Join us as we share your personal favorite recipe (entrée, appetizer, dessert). Bring in a food sample and copy of the recipe to share with the group.

4 Ways From Sunday Band (eia206)
Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of clapping and singing along to lively, memorable, time-tested classics of the 60s through the 80s with 4 Ways From Sunday.

Chef Rob's Pasta E Figioli (eia308) R
Monday, October 10 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with Chef Rob. Join Chef Rob as he makes a delicious Pasta e Fagioli dish. Make sure to bring your appetite!

Jewelry workshop: Heart Pendant Wire Necklace (eia468) R $
Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $5

Join jewelry designer and instructor Donna Irvine for a hands-on jewelry making workshop. She will demonstrate how to make your very own beautiful heart pendant wire necklace

How To Make Fall Scented Natural Cleaning Products (eia608) R $
(Virtual) Wednesday, October 12, at 7 p.m. Fee: $5

Join home economist and essential oils educator Janice Imbrogno, where you will make a 16 oz. spray bottle of all natural Caramel Apple Thieves Cleaner and will participate in demonstrations learning how to make Pumpkin Spice scented all-purpose cleaner, and more.
The $5 fee can be paid at the Circulation Desk and materials can be picked up beginning Friday, October 7.


Computing I: Computer Basics EIPLIBRARY First Timers (eia160) R
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:45 p.m.

A fun hands-on class, how to perform basic computer functions: turn your computer on and off, navigate with the mouse, get a basic understanding about the keyboard, computer desktop, create and save a document and more plus an question & answer portion.

Computing II: Computer and Internet (eia163)
Surfing Basics R Tuesday, October 18 at 7:45 p.m.

Learn the basics about navigating the internet using browsers such as Google and Edge, how they are used to search for information, setting up favorites, printing and more plus a question and answer portion.

EIPLUG (eia151) R
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p. m.

Join computer expert, John Catrona and discuss the latest news and tech gossip happening today!

Empire Safety Council (EIA153) R $
Saturday, September 24 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Friday, September 2 at the Circulation Desk.
The class is $30 per person and must be paid at registration. Checks can be made payable to the East Islip Public Library. Save 10% on your auto insurance and reduce up to 4 points from your driver’s license.
A short lunch break will be allotted. You must have your New York State Drivers License with you on the day of the class.


Borrow a Chromebook The library has Chromebook laptops available to borrow for home use. Chromebooks may be borrowed for up to 14 days with no renewals and no holds. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old with an East Islip Public Library card in good standing. Check with the library for availability.  

3D Printer • A Fax/Scan Workstation • Borrow a Chromebook • Color Copying, Printing & Scanning • Electric Typewriter • Free WiFi • iMac Computer • Large Format Printer • Public Access PC's • Slide/Film/Super 8 - Converter/Digitizer • WiFi Mobile Hotspots to borrow • Remote Printing

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