Adult Programs

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 Ms. Moccio at 581-9200 Ext. 27 at least two weeks before the program so we can accommodate you.

Third Monday Series - Geared To Adults With Special Needs
Caregivers must be present (eia257)
Snowy Mason Jar - Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m.

Create a glistening wintery jar and fill it with candy. A great addition for any celebration.
Holiday Cookie Tray - Monday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Decorate a small tray with an assortment of cookies, wrap it with a bow and bring it to a holiday party.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, November 10, 17 December 1, 15, 29 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $15

This program is designed for those who want to learn and perform basic yoga and cannot get down on the floor. This yoga is designed to be done from a chair, so no mat is needed. Wear comfortable clothes. Must Register.
Senior fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29 December 6, 13, 20 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $21.

While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight bearing activities using dumbells and resistance bands. Emphasis is placed on increasing muscular strength, flexibility and functional skills for daily living. Partici-pants are encouraged to supply their own weights (3 - 5 lbs.). Bands will be supplied. Please consult with a physician before beginning any new exer-cise program. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Tai chi (eia345)
Friday, NO CLASSES IN NOV.– December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $15.

This class is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements. Originally developed in an-cient China for self-defense, Tai chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of health con-ditions. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
Yoga (EIA100)
Saturday, November 19, 26 December 3, 10, 17 at 9 a.m.
Fee: $15.

Yoga on Saturday mornings for those who cannot come during the week. Don't miss out on the proven benefits of yoga and what a great way to start your weekend with instructor Doris Denton. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, November 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 a.m.
Fee: $24.

If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more, join Renee & give this class a try. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $24.

If you always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga-improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more - join Renee and give this class a try. Bring a towel or a mat. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $24.

For those of you who cannot make our daytime yoga classes, we are now offering an evening class with Renee. Experience the benefits of yoga-improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more. Bring mat or towel. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, November 10, 17 December 1, 8, 22, 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $18.

For those of you who cannot make our daytime yoga classes, we are now offering another evening class with Renee. If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga-improvement in flexibility, strength, pos-ture, and more-give this class a try. Bring mat or towel. Must Register.
Zumba gold (EIA278)
Monday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $21.

Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant. Must Register.



Writer’s Workshop (eia250)
Tuesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 p.m.

A writing workshop for those new to the writing process as well as those wishing to become better writers. Instructional presentations with in-class and take-home exercises, will help to hone your writing skills.
Published author, DebraPeoples, will cover many other topics.

Performance Poets Association (eia455)
Saturday, November 12 and December 10 at 2 p.m.

The PPA will now be hosting a monthly Saturday meeting to help bring poetry to the public. Their meetings will include featured poets, as well as open mic for other participants. This is a group that has been in existence for 20 years, hosts poetry readings all over Long Island, and also publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

Holiday Photos (eia261)
Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Capture the holiday magic in your photography! You’ll soon be taking memorable photos of family, friends, holiday lights, and winter wonder-lands. Professional photographer John Spoltore will discuss portrait, still life, and scenic photography; digital camera settings and shooting techniques; transferring the images to your computer; and organizing your photos, holiday cards, and photo gifts. Capture holiday photos with any type of digital camera.

Holiday Shopping, Safety & Security Online (eia263)
Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

The holidays are arriving - (Black Friday & Cyber Monday) - Let's learn how to safely surf, shop and use the Internet without fear of identity theft, hackers, viruses, spyware, and annoying pop up advertising. Shopping for the holidays should be worry free if you are using the Internet.

Online Genealogy - Bohlsen Local History Series (eia254)
Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

Genealogist, Rhoda Miller will present a hands-on program in the Computer Lab explaining online genealogical resources and providing tips for amateur genealogists. This is a great way to make yourself aware of valuable online products available to you with your library card.

Travel Snacks - Landmarks and Historic Sites of Europe (eia106)
Friday, November 25 at 2 p.m.

Join historian Ralph Brady, author of "Landmarks & Historic Sites of Long Island", on a journey that will cover more than 20 years of travel throughout Europe to visit its historic places. Using a spectacular collection of color photos, Mr. Brady will outline sixty landmarks of Europe, Some of his pho-tos may come as a surprise to even the most seasoned travelers.

Party Starters for the Holidays (eia249)
Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. - Fee: $5

Rob Scott will share some great ideas for holiday appetizers. They include roasted shrimp crostini with ginger scallion soy dip, grape truffle with blue cheese & crushed pistachio nuts, and balsamic roasted peppers on ciabatta bread with goat cheese. There will be a cooking demonstration, a tasting of the appetizers, as well as copies of the recipes. It is always a fun and pleas-ant evening with chef Rob Scott.

Home Cooking for your Dog and Cat (eia258)
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Happier, healthier, & better behaved pets start with a species appropriate diet! Fresh and homemade is optimal! Learn how easy and affordable it is to make your own pet food and treats from Christine M. Filardi, certified in canine and feline nutrition and author of Home Cooking for Your Dog. Creating a biologically appropriate diet for your dog or cat is her area of expertise. The health benefits are numerous when dogs and cats eat a spe-cies appropriate diet. Most importantly, pet owners see the elimination of prescription dog food and many common health issues our pets face: aller-gies, joint problems, obesity, digestive upset, and behavior issues.

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

The COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS are hosting their annual Cookie Ex-change - 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 are required.

Christmas with the Comedians (eia260)
Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

"Christmas with the Comedians" is hosted by film historian Larry Wolff. You will see a Jack Benny buying Christmas gifts for his employees as he drives the store clerk, Mel (Man of a Thousand Voices) Blanc to distraction. Carol Burnett follows in a "Family" sketch involving a long lost brother returning home for Christmas. Abbott and Costello are next with colorized clips from their 1952 live television Christmas show. Laurel and Hardy ap-pear in their greatest silent short selling Christmas trees. The show's finale is a 35 minute "Honeymooners" Christmas party episode featuring many of Gleason's famous characters visiting the Kramden's Brooklyn apartment.

Travel Snacks - Savvy Sightseer’s Foods To Travel By (eia106)
Friday, December 30 at 2 p.m.

Jeanne Schnupp will prepare a selection of international desserts from her illustrated cookbook. Enjoy traditional taste treats from Germany, Italy and Austria. While you savor your samples, Jeanne will whisk you away on a visual tour of the countries with her stunning photo display. Recipes will be provided for you to take home!



MEET THE HITLERS– Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Rated NR; 84 min.; 2014

This feature documentary examines the relationship between names, identity and exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name "Hitler." The film raises important questions about complex issues like immigration, rac-ism, and tolerance. It offers an intimate portrait of subjects, whose reactions to their name span the spectrum of human experience from tragedy to comedy and heartbreak to hope.

BATKID BEGINS– Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m.
Rated PG; 87 min.; 2015

A 5-year-old boy who had fought through leukemia made one small wish: he wanted to be the real Batman. His story transformed a city and transfixed a nation for a day. Thousands of volunteers came from near and far to turn San Francisco into Gotham City. Social media exploded with countless messages (including one from President Obama) cheering him on.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

November – Political Fiction
11/2 – Swing Vote (2008); 120 min.; PG-13
11/9 – State of the Union (1948); 124 min; NR
11/23 – American President (1995); 114 min.; PG-13
11/30 – Manchurian Candidate (1962); 126 min.; PG-13

December – The Holidays

12/7 – Christmas with the Kranks (2004); 98 min.; PG
12/14 – Love the Coopers (2015); 120 min.; PG-13
12/21 – Elf (2003); 97 min.; PG
12/28 – Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008); 104 min.; PG


Miracles from Heaven
A 10 yr. old with an incurable diges-tive disorder is cured of the ailment
following a serious accident.
Rated: PG; 109 min.; 2016
Starring: Jennifer Garner

Journalists uncover a sexual abuse scandal by the Church within the city of Boston.
Rated: R; 120 min.; 2015
Starring: Michael Keaton

Café Society
A New Yorker moves to Holly-wood in the 1930s to work for his uncle, a well-connected agent.
Rated: PG-13; 96 min.; 2016
Starring: Steve Carell

Hologram for the King
A businessman travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a holographic sys-tem to the king.
Rated: R; 97 min.; 2016
Starring: Tom Hanks

A young Jewish atheist attends college and falls for an attractive girl in 1951 Ohio.
Rated: R; 110 min.; 2016
Starring: Tracy Letts

A father is forced to take care of his estranged son while his ex-wife attends a religious retreat.
Rated: PG-13; 90 min.; 2016
Starring: Clive Owen

1/6 Genius
A biopic of liter-ary editor Max Perkins relation-ship with author Thomas Wolfe.
Rated: PG-13; 104 min.; 2016
Starring: Colin Firth



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.

book club jackets

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (EIA144)
Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on
the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book
a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through
literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left
him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarity (EIA144)
Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret— something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…



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:


Lyndhurst Mansion Holiday Bus Trip (EIA301)
Date: Saturday, December 3
Bus departs East Islip Library: 10:15 a.m.
Bus departs Islip Library: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $108

Registration Begins: Tuesday, November 1
Ends: Thursday, November 10 at 9 p.m.
No refunds will be issued after Thursday, November 10 unless your seat can be filled by someone else.
Lyndhurst Mansion overlooks the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, and is one of America’s finest examples of a Gothic Revival mansion. Its noteworthy occupants included former New York City Mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Described as one of the ten best decorated historic mansions by USA Today, Lyndhurst goes all out during the holidays with “A Very Duchess Holiday.”
Lyndhurst is elaborately hung with an over-the-top display of holiday ornaments. Our day will begin with a catered luncheon which we will enjoy inside the Carriage House. This room is fully decorated with garlands, trees, and toys, creating a mood both elegant and festive. Lunch will include soup, entree, dessert, and coffee or tea (please note: you will make your meal selection when you register). Following lunch, we’ll enjoy a 90
-minute guided tour of the mansion, with time to shop in the holiday boutique located inside the Carriage House. Our day will conclude with a one-hour Sherlock Holmes performance which will take place inside the mansion.
Approximate return time: 8:30 p.m.
Cost of trip includes transportation via Hampton Jitney motor coach, catered lunch by Red Barn Bakery,
tour of Lyndhurst Mansion and Sherlock Holmes performance.
Please note: bus driver gratuity is not included.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, December 3 (purchase tickets by Monday, November 28)
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.


Wednesday, November 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sign ups for November start on Thursday, November 3 for district
residents and Friday, November 4 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 to 33 participants and is first-come, first-served. Please Note: 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, December 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 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 22 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20 from 10 a.m.. – 12 p.m.

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