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 3 at 9 a.m. Limit of 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL card-holder). Out of district registration begins on Friday, July 7 at 9 a.m. Programs with a fee are non-refundable and require in-person registration.

Senior Fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19 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, November 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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, November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 11, 18 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $18
Zumba is modified to suit the needs of
the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, November 9, 16, 30
December 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m. Fee: $18

Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, November 4, 25
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9 a.m. Fee: $21

Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29
December 14, 21, 28 at 10 a.m. Fee: $21

Yoga (eia406)
Monday, November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 11, 18 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $18

Yoga (eia312)
Monday, November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 11, 18 at 7 p.m. Fee: $18

Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, November 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14, 21at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $18

Please bring a mat or towel
Keep in mind - The next sign-up for Adult Programs
is Tuesday, January 2nd


Night Out for Special Needs Adults (eia257)
Caregivers must be present

November 27 at 7 p.m. - Candy Canes for Winter
December 11 at 7 p.m. - Holiday Cookie Trays

Adult Coloring Nights (eia169)
Monday, November 20 & Monday, December 18 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. Come in out of the heat and
enjoy a little relaxation. All supplies are provided by the library.

The Writers Group (eia122)
Tuesday, November 21 & Tuesday, December 19 at 7 p.m

The library now has its own WRITERS GROUP
run by Debra Peoples, who presented our writing workshops. Group members
will share their work with other writers to be gently critiqued,
as well as sharing any thoughts on the writing
and publishing process. New members welcome.

Adult Holiday Karaoke (eia167)
Saturday, December 16 at 12 p.m.

Let your inner voice shine - come sing your favorite HOLIDAY songs!
Join us for an afternoon of fun as you can join in singing your favorite songs.
So, whether you are a skilled singer or just like to sing, come join the fun.

The Eighth Annual Adult Winter Reading Club
Registration will begin on December 18 at the Reference Desk.
Once you register, you will receive a folder with all the necessary information for membership.
Members will be able to submit reviews for the books they have read from January 8 through February 9. There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a drawing for a “grand prize” at the end of the club.

Local History Series
Midnight Rum: Long Island and Prohibition (eia254)
Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m.

After efforts over many years to limit or ban alcohol
consumption in America, the 18th Amendment became effective
January 16, 1920. Long Island was profoundly affected because of its breweries and its waterways. Mr. Jonathan Olly,
Assistant Curator, Long Island Museum, will base his talk on a recent popular exhibit at the LIM in Stony Brook.

Do You Know If You Are Truly Healthy? (eia176)
Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Valerie Schecher and Dr. Robert Pisciotta of Infinite Wellness
will be here to discuss how true health comes from within and they will share
some secrets on how to stay healthy naturally. They will also demonstrate
the revolutionary computerized technology they use to detect
the hidden cause of any health concern you may have,
and maybe some you may not know you have.
Join them to learn how powerful you truly are!

Medicare Presentation & Assistance (eia152)
Wednesday, November 8 at 10:30 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.
Individual help will follow.

Drawing Superhero Basics (eia139)
Saturday, July 29 at 11:15 a.m.

Featured Artist, John Stanisci, a professional illustrator for 20
years working for Marvel, DC, and Valiant Comics, drawing
Batman, Catwomen, Spider-Man, Superman and the Hulk, will
discuss his career and give a demonstration. The library will provide
pencils and paper if you want to make your own creation.

Travel Snacks-Viva Espana! (eia106)
Friday, November 24 at 2 p.m.

This is a coast to coast tour of Spain, exploring small
villages, famous cities, festivals, cuisine, crafts, history,
traditions, art, and architecture.

Painted Glass candle Holder/vase (eia179)
Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m. Fee: $5
Learn to handpaint a glass cylinder that can be used
as a candle holder or a vase with a winter scene. You will paint a forest
of snowcovered evergreens and create a piece of art that can grace your holiday table.

Three Dimensional Paper Snowflake Workshop (eia180)
Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Fee: $3

You have seen them hanging in the library -
three dimensional paper snowflakes – now you can learn to make them.
They are easy to make and look beautiful hanging in a window,
on a wall, or from the ceiling. A nice addition to the winter and holiday season.

Herald The holidays with less stress (eia185)
Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.
With the holidays fast approaching are you once again feeling “down in the dumps”
or stressed out from rushing to get everything done and
spending money you don’t have? Do you find you’re making yourself crazy
trying to meet everyone else’s expectations? If you want to put the joy back
into the season give yourself the gift of this seminar, which will provide the tools you need
to answer the question, “What do I want from the holidays this year?”

Cooks Among the Books Annual Cookie Exchange (eia129)
Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.

The COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS are hosting their annual
Cookie Exchange - which involves baking enough cookies for everyone
to share and take home a tray of many different types of cookies.
Please let us know if you are attending, so we can let you know how many
cookies you need to bake for everyone to take home at least 5 of each type of cookies.
Also, multiple copies of your cookie recipe is required.

Holiday Gift Wrapping (eia339)
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand to wrap your holiday gifts! Please keep in mind: patrons are limited to four items per person, only the outside of boxes will be wrapped (no interior tissue) and items should be no bigger than 20" square. No need to sign up; just stop by during those four nights.

Santa Claus & The Movies - How Santa has been Presented on the Silver Screen (eia186)
Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m.

A different, yet fun presentation showing the various depictions of the Santa Claus legend throughout the years from the Miracle on 34th Street to the crazy Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. We will investigate the cinematic history of Santa Claus.

Wow A Crowd This Holiday Season with Chef Rob (eia311)
Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $7

You will learn to make and everyone will sample the following dishes that will add to your holiday parties. First, will be a holiday cranberry apple cheese ball, raspberry balsamic green onion glaze for cocktail meatballs to be finished with nutty brown sugar cookies. Recipes will be provided.

Travel Snacks - Great Britain: Scotland, Wales & England (eia106)
Friday, December 29 at 2 p.m.

Three points of interest: the Scottish Highlands, a peek in- side Royal Britannia, and northern Wales from Snowdinia National Park to the rugged coastal regions. In England, all the well known plus new places will be touched upon.

Tuesday, January 2nd - IN DISTRICT
Tuesday, January 9th - OUT OF DISTRICT


Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

20 FEET FROM STARDOM - PG-13; 89 min; 2013

Saturday, November 18 at 2 p.m. (EIA184)
They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names.
Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines
the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers
as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more.
Includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler.

TREE MAN - 82 MIN,; 2016
Saturday, December 16 at 2 p.m. (EIA184)
Francois the Tree Man is far from his wife and three small
children in Quebec, selling Christmas trees and living in a
van on the streets of New York City. He does it for them.
But this is home, too. Like the hundreds of Christmas tree
sellers who descend upon the city from Canada, New
England and even Europe, Francois delivers the magic of the
season over a grueling month in his adopted neighborhood.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

NOVEMBER – Costume Dramas
11/8 - Lady Macbeth (2016); 89 min.; R
11/15 – Belle (2013); 100 min.; PG
11/22 – Beguiled (2017); 94 min.; R
11/29 – My Cousin Rachel (2017); 106 min.; PG-13

DECEMBER – The Holidays!
12/6 – I'll Be Home For Christmas (1998); 87 min.; PG
12/13 – Heaven Sent (2016); 90 min.; TV-PG
12/20 – Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You (2017); 91 min.; G
12/27 – Believe (2016); 89 min.; PG

(show time 2:15 p.m.)


When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, she brings her mother.
Rated: R; 90 min.; 2017 Starring: Goldie Hawn & Amy Schumer

Big Sick

Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family.
Rated: R; 119 min.; 2017 Starring: Kumail Nanjiani and Holly Hunter


The eve of D-Day, Winston Churchill grapples with fears that the invasion will be a disaster.
Rated: PG; 110 min; 2017 Starring: Brian Cox & John Slattery


A senior movie star tries to mend fences with his ex-wife and daughter.
Rated: R; 96 min.; 2017 Starring: Sam Elliott

Wonder Woman

An Amazon princess leaves her home for the outside world, and works to put an end to a war.
Rated: PG-13; 141 min.; 2017 Starring: Gal Gadot & Chris Pine


A gunslinging lawman attempts to tame a west- ern town and defend his legendary reputation.
Rated: NR;, 88 min.; 2017 Starring: Kris Kristofferson

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Arthur draws the legendary Excalibur from the stone, and must learn to harness its power.
Rated: PG-13; 126 min.; 2017 Starring: Jude Law

Glass Castle

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads.
Rated: PG-13; 127 min.; 2017 Starring: Brie Larson & Woody Harrelson



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.

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Wednesday November 15, 2017

Dead Wake
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Wednesday December 20, 2017



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:


Brooklyn Holiday Lights Bus Trip (EIA187)
Date: Saturday, December 2 Fee: $82

Bus departs East Islip Library: 11:30 a.m.
Registration ends: Tuesday, November 14, at 9 p.m.
Please note: No refunds will be issued after
Tuesday, November 14, at 9 p.m. unless your seat can be taken by someone else
Our day will begin in historic Southampton Village with tour guide, Bruce Michael. He will lead us through former farmlands, now the location of the estates of the rich and famous. Weather permitting, we will make a brief stop at Cooper’s Beach. From there, we will stop in Southampton Village for a restroom and snack break. Our journey then continues to the North Fork ofbr /> Long Island. Bruce will give us a tour along the way of the Rt.
25 wine trail, describing the history of each town and pointing out significant landmarks. Lunch will be on your own in Greenport (60-90 min) with a choice of many restaurants at all price levels. The tour continues via Sound Avenue and we will stop at Love Lane in Mattituck, home of many shops and Briermere farms known for their pies. Our day concludes at Baiting Hollow Vineyard and Horse Rescue for a wine tasting including cheeses,
and a tour of the vineyard which includes visiting the horses that they’ve rescued. Cost of trip includes transportation via Hampton Jitney motor coach, wine tasting and tour of Baiting Hollow’s
Horse Rescue Facility, and a day with our step-on tour guide Bruce Michael.
*Cost of your lunch and the bus driver’s gratuity are not included.
Approximate Return Time: 6:30 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, December 2 (Purchase tickets by Monday, November 27))
Train leaves Great River Saturday at 8:58 a.m.

Your tickets are paid for at the EIPL. The day of the trip, arrive
at the Great River train station by 8:40 a.m. where 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.


Tuesday, January 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for August start on Thursday, July 20 for district residents and Friday, July 21 for non-district residents. Sign ups for September start on Thursday, September 14 for district residents and Friday, September 15 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.

Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, January 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.

Registration forms for this course are available at the Circulation Desk. Bring a bag lunch. A non-refundable $40 check or money order made out to the All Suffolk Auto School to be paid at the Circulation Desk prior to the course date.

Blood Pressure Screening (EIA149)
Blood Pressure Screening, scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Tuesday, November 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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