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.

Exercise Classes:

Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $22.

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.
Friday, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $18

This program is designed for those who want to improve their flexibility,
muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory endurance. This type of
exercise targets all the major muscle groups using high intensity aerobic
stations. The movements performed during the circuits can be modified to
accommodate diverse abilities. Must Register.
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 18, 25 & Sept. 1, 8 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $22
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.
Participants are encouraged to supply their own weights (3 - 5 lbs.). Bands
will be supplied. Please consult with a physician before beginning any new
exercise program. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $22.

If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider Tai chi. Tai chi
is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes
serenity through gentle movements. Originally developed in ancient 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 conditions.
Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
Saturdays, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9 a.m.
Fee: $22.

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.
Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m.
Fee: $22.

If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improvement in
flexibility, strength, posture, and more, join Renee on Wednesday mornings
& give this class a try. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $25.

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.
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $25.

For those of you who cannot make our daytime yoga classes, we are now
offering an evening class with Renee. If you have always wanted to experience
the benefits of yoga-improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and
more-give this class a try. Bring mat or towel. Class size limited to 25.
Must Register.
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Fee: $25.

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, as well as
those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Join summer
substitute Joy Walker for this fun way to exercise. Must Register.


Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m.
and Saturday, August 8 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 even
publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

Friday, July 31 at 2 p.m.

Laos, long a forgotten backwater, combines some of the best elements of
Southeast Asia in one bite-sized destination. Join the Mandels' as they
take you to the country known as the "Land of a Million Elephants" and
you will discover why Laos deserves all the accolades it receives.

Saturday, August 1 at 12 p.m.

Superhero films are a staple of Modern-day cinema & firmly ingrained
in our culture. In POW!, film historian/author Clive Young explores
80 years of super-powered cinema. See how Hollywood's vision of superheroes
has changed to reflect the times and technologies available. This
is just one of the many events scheduled during our first annual Comic Con.

Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m.

Every cuisine has their own version of a sandwich - a filling held together
by bread…the ultimate portable food. Share a favorite sandwich with the
group, or better yet, explore the many possibilities from the Italian panini
to the Vietnamese Banhmi. As always bring a copy of the recipe for
everyone, as well as a taste.

Friday, August 28 at 2 p.m.

Join award winning nature and wildlife photographer Gen Benjamin as
she takes you on a photographic safari to the world renowned Masai
Mara region of Kenya. The Mara, as the locals call it, has become a
popular tourist location for wildlife lovers and photographers alike.
Boasting "the big five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and water buffalo"
as well as numerous other animals and 400 species of birds. So, let's experience
Kenya's wildlife through a multimedia presentation of visually
stunning images, video, and dialog.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

July-Courtroom Drama–To celebrate Harper Lee’s new novel
7/1 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962); 129 min.; NR
7/8 - Twelve Angry Men (1957); 95 min.; NR
7/15 - A Few Good Men (1992); 138 min.; R
7/22 - Pelican Brief (1993); 141 min.; PG-13
7/29 - Runaway Jury (2003); 127 min.; PG-13

8/5 - Gidget (1959); 95 min.; NR
8/12 - Dirty Dancing (1987); 97 min.; PG-13
8/19 - Way Way Back (2013); 103 min.; PG-13
8/26 - Mystic Pizza (1988); 102 min.; R


7/3 Mortdecai
A roguish art dealer is in search of a stolen painting that could unveil a Nazi bank account.
Rated: R; 106 min.; 2015 Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow

7/10 Forger
A thief works with his father and son to forge and steal a Monet painting.
Rated: R; 92 min.; 2014 Starring: John Travolta

7/17 Kingsman
A spy recruits a street kid into an elite training program, just as a global threat emerges.
Rated: R; 129 min.; 2014 Starring: Colin Firth

7/24 5 Flights Up
A married couple who've lived together in the same NYC apartment decide to sell.
Rated: PG-13; 92 min.; 2014 Starring: Diane Keaton

8/7 Longest Ride
After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with an older man.
Rated: PG-13; 139 min.; 2015 Starring: Scott Eastwood

8/21 Still Alice
A professor and her family struggle when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Rated: PG-13; 101min.; 2014 Starring: Julianne Moore

9/4 Cake
Claire is fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
Rated: R; 102 min.; 2014 Starring: Jennifer Aniston


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 Blazing World By Siri Hustvedt (EIA144)
Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

Artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own. Yet when the shows succeed and Burden steps forward for her triumphant reveal, she is betrayed by the third man, Rune. Many critics side with him, and Burden and Rune find themselves in a charged and dangerous game, one that ends in his bizarre death.

Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (EIA144)
Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously
survives an accident that kills his mother.
Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the
family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his
strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by
schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him,
and tormented above all by his longing for his
mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds
him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating
painting that ultimately draws Theo into the
underworld of art.


The East Islip Public Library is pleased to offer a free family pass to these museums:
  • The Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton
  • The Long Island Museum of American Art History,and Carriages in Stony Brook
  • 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 Trip –(EIA433)
    BUS TRIP –(EIA119)
    One World Observatory/Lunch at Fraunces Tavern
    Date: Thursday, July 30
    Cost: $101.00/person
    Make check or money order to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Registration ends: Tuesday, July 7 at 9 p.m.
    Bus departs East Islip Library: 11:45 a.m.
    Please Note: No refunds can be given after Tuesday, July 7
    unless your seat can be filled

    BUS TRIP –(EIA120)
    Circle Line Cruise to Bear Mountain
    Date: Saturday, September 26
    Cost: $90.00/person
    Make check or money order to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Registration ends: Tuesday, September 1 at 9 p.m.
    Bus departs East Islip Library: 6:30 a.m.
    Please Note: No refunds can be given after Tuesday, September 1
    unless your seat can be filled

    nyc train
    For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
    Saturday, August 8
    (purchase tickets by Monday, August 3)
    AT 9:00 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.


    Wednesday, September 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Sign ups start on Thursday, August 27 for district residents and
    Thursday, August 28 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.
    There will be a 30 min. lunch
    break; a bag lunch is suggested. Register at the Circulation Desk.

    Saturday, September 19, from 10 - 4 p.m. Fee: $40.
    Saturday, November 21, from 10 - 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.


    Yoga, Senior Fitness and Zumba

    East Islip Public Library has exercise classes now for our ever-popular Yoga, Senior Fitness and Zumba. There are fees for these classes, so please check our newsletter or call the library at (631) 581-9200.
    Please bring a towel or mat with you. Our Senior Fitness class is being taught by a certified personal trainer. For more information on times and cost look inside the Librafax.

    Blood Pressure Screening (EIA149)
    Blood Pressure Screening, scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
    Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesday,
    August 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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