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 Monday, July 2 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 9 at 9 a.m.
Programs with a fee are non-refundable and require in-person registration.

Senior Fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, July 10, 17, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28 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, July 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 1 p.m. Fee: $24
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, July 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $24
Zumba is modified to suit the needs of
the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, July 14, 21
August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9 a.m. Fee: $18
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8 at 10 a.m. Fee: $15
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, July 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, July 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 16, 23, 30 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21




Performance Poets Association (eia455)
The Performance Poets will NOT be meeting in July or August.
Look for their return on Saturday,
September 8 and Saturday,
October 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. - Make a patriotic wall hanging.
Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. - Make and decorate a pinwheel.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance
Must Be Medicare Eligible (eia156)

Wednesday, July 11 & Wednesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Register for an appointment at the Reference Desk to 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 own
needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs, Extra Help for prescription
drugs and EPIC.
Adult Coloring Night (eia169)
Monday, July 16 and Monday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends--or meet new ones. All supplies are provided.
The Writers Group (eia122)
Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

The library now has its own WRITER’S GROUP which is run by Debra Peoples. She ran our writer’s workshop and will be leading this group of aspiring writers. Participants will share
their work with other writers to be gently critiqued, as well as sharing any thoughts on the writing and publishing process.
Decoupage Tray (eia138)
Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. - Fee: $7

Take an unfinished wooden tray and turn it into a masterpiece with some paint and decoupaging a design on the inside.
Quilling - Coiled Paper Heart Wreath (eia142)
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. - Fee: $8

Learn the art of Paper Quilling by making a coiled paper heart wreath. You will learn about this Victorian craft that has been given a modern twist.
Essential Oils - How To Use Them (eia126)
Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

Please join Angela Farinacci for an educational series about Essential Oils. We will discuss the basics of essential oils (what they are and how to use them), and how we incorporate them into our daily lives. They can be used to help make living with allergies easier or as a bug repellent. Everyone will leave with a blend they make themselves.

The X-Files Demystified (eia194 )
Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m.

Get an insider’s view of the X-Files with Glenn Greenberg. Mr. Greenberg is an award winning editor and writer who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He has written two Star Trek
novellas and an X-File novella, “XXX”, which was nominated for a Scribe Award for Best Short Fiction, by the International Association of media Tie-in Writers. Registration is encouraged but not required.
Travel Snacks - Germany (eia106)
Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

Take a virtual vacation to Germany with “Savvy Sightseer” Jeanne Schnupp. You’ll be spellbound by scenic splendors including: iconic Neuschwanstein Castle, infamous Brandenburg Gate, historic Potsdam and Aaachen, the picturesque Rhine River, and the charming towns of Heidelberg, Rothenburg, and Dresden.
Cooks Among The Books
Vegetarian Summer Make-Ahead Recipes (eia129)
Wednesday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Make an easy recipe that you can serve straight from your fridge to the table. Pick a recipe that is perfect to make ahead and serve at anytime. As always, bring a sample for all to share as well as a copy of the recipe.
Adult Karaoke (eia137)
Saturday, August 4 at 12 p.m.

Let your inner Voice shine - join us for an afternoon of fun and come sing your favorite songs! So, whether you are a skilled singer, or you enjoy beautiful music, please join us. Judy and Julio are back with their varied collection of songs.
Bay Shore and the South Shore (eia254)
Tuesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

Author, Christopher Verga will be here to present an interactive lecture using vintage photos to explore the rich heritage that built the vibrant, enduring community of Bay Shore. Discussed will be the community’s involvement in the American Revolution, the rise and fall of the fishing industry, the boom and bust of the
Gilded Age, the impact of deinstitutionalization, and community revitalization. This will all relate to what was going on on Long Island at the time. Local history buffs won’t want to miss it.
Senior Advocate (eia201)
Monday, August 13 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.
Simply Creative Summer Tea
with Chef Rob Scott (eia120)
Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. - Fee: $7

It’s hot out and it calls for an “Iced Tea” and cold food. Join Chef Rob as he shows you how to prepare chicken apple cranberry tea sandwiches, shrimp & crab reoulade tea sandwiches, and wild berry basil iced tea. Samples and recipes for everyone!
Mediumship: What is it? (eia142)
Wednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

Join Winter Brook, a certified psychic medium, as she explains the various ways mediums use to connect with those who have passed over into the World of Spirit. She will discuss how our deceased loved ones try to reach out to us during everyday life and how we can recognize the signs. A demonstration of mediumship will be given.
Travel Snacks - Greenland: The Vanishing Frontier (eia106)
Friday, August 31 at 2 p.m.

This program examines Greenland from above and below the water, including the wildlife found there. It will also examine the issues of climate change on the ice that covers the island.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Stranger Things Breakfast - 9:30-10 a.m. (eia214)

Fuel up for Comic Con with Eleven’s favorite food: Eggos!
The X-Files Demystified - 10 a.m. (eia194 )
Get an insider’s view of the X-Files with Glenn Greenberg. Mr. Greenberg is an award winning editor and writer who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He has written two Star Trek novellas and an X-File novella, “XXX”, which was nominated for a Scribe Award for Best Short Fiction, by the International Association of media Tie-in Writers. Registration is encouraged but not required.
Superhero Trivia - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (eia777)
Attend this informative panel where you will learn about superheroes as well as be able to demonstrate your knowledge
with a little trivia.
Animation Artist Ed Klein - 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. (eia219)
Mr. Klein will speak about his career drawing for Warner Brothers, Disney, Hyperion Studios, Hanna Barbera, and
others, while doing a demonstration of his drawing. Mr Klein also designs and illustrates toys, games, apparel, jewelry and classic figurines. He will be in our Artist Alley from 12:30-2:30 p.m. if you would like to meet him.
For ages 8 and up.
The Real Heroes of Star Wars - 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (eia221)
Sit down with members of the 501st Empire City Garrison Legion and the Saber Guild to learn all about their charitable
organizations. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and potentially become a member. For ages 13 and up.
Virtual Reality Experience -12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (eia296)
Register for a 15 minute time slot to immerse yourself in several virtual worlds. Virtual Reality is the cutting edge of
entertainment. This program is for the whole family, starting at 6th grade. This is a great way to experience Virtual Reality before investing in VR equipment for your home. This experience
is made possible through a loan from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Grade 6 and up.
Don’t forget your costume or to enter the Costume Contest!


Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

JANE– NR; 90 min; 2017

An intimate and exclusive documentary about Jane Goodall, featuring restored footage from the National
Geographic Archives that has not been seen in 50 years. The film uses this footage to tell the story of one of the
most influential and beloved figures in the natural history world, shown as Jane makes a return trip to Gombe 50
years after she first set foot there to launch a career that changed the world.
DARK HORSE – NR; 85 min. - 2015

In this crowd-pleasing documentary, a Welsh barmaid decides to try her hand at breeding and raising a race
horse, and sells shares in the animal to her regulars at the pub in order to pay for expenses. Their horse eventually
competes against some of the top thoroughbreds in the U.K.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m


Thank You for Your Service

(2017); 108 min.; R
Starring: Miles Teller
12 Strong (2018)
130 min.; R|
Starring: Chris Hemsworth
Last Flag Flying (2017
124 min.; R Starring: Bryan Cranston


Whales of August (1987)

90 min.; NR
Starring: Lillian Gish & Bette Davis
Guns of August (1964)

99 min.; NR
Starring: Fritz Weaver
Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

123 min.; NR
Starring: Glenn Ford & Marlon Brando
Journey of August King (1995)

90 min.; PG-13
Starring: Jason Patric & Sam Waterston



9/5 – Past Life – NR; 109 min.; 2016 In 1977,
two Israeli sisters decide to investigate their parents’ experiences during the Holocaust.


(show time 2:15 p.m.)

All the Money in the World
The kidnapping of billionaire John Paul Getty’s
grandson and Getty’s refusal to pay ransom.
Rated: R; 132 min.; 2017
Starring: Michelle Williams
The Post
USA’s first female newspaper publisher and her
editor battle the government.

Rated: PG-13; 116 min.; 2017
Starring: Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep
15:17 to Paris
August 2015, three American tourists subdue a
terrorist aboard a train headed to Paris.
Rated: PG-13; 94 min.; 2018
Starring: Spencer Stone
A Boston Marathon bombing victim helps the police
track down the killers while still recovering.
Rated: R; 116 min.; 2017
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
The Mountain Between Us
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers
must forge a connection to survive.
Rated: PG-13; 112 min.; 2017
Starring: Kate Winslet & Idris Elba
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Charles Dickens writes “A Christmas Carol” after
finding inspiration in the people around him.
Rated: PG; 104 min.; 2017
Starring: Dan Stevens & Christopher Plummer
Molly’s Game
A woman organizes underground poker games for
celebrity clients, but gets raided by the FBI.
Rated; R; 140 min.; 2017
Starring: Jessica Chastain & Kevin Costner
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



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 August start on Thursday, July 12 for district residents and Friday, July 13 for non-district residents. Signups for September start on Thursday, August 23 for district residents and Friday, August 24 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, firstserved. 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, August 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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