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

EXERCISE CLASSES:

CHAIR YOGA (EIA441)
Thursday, July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $24

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, July 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $24.

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. Par-ticipants 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.

TAI CHI (EIA345)
Friday, July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $24.

If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider Tai chi. This class 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.

YOGA (EIA100)
Saturday, July 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 9 a.m.
Fee: $21.

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
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YOGA (EIA399)
Wednesday, July 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10 a.m.
Fee: $21.

If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improve-ment in flexibility, strength, posture, and more, join Renee & give this class a try. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

YOGA (EIA406)
Monday, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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, July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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, posture, and more-give this class a try. Bring mat or towel. Must Register.

ZUMBA GOLD (EIA278)
Monday, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $24.

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.

PROGRAMS

PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOCIATION (EIA455)
Saturday, July 9 and August 13 at 2 p.m.

The PPA is now 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, and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

WATERMELON BASKET WORKSHOP (EIA233)
Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $5

Carve a basket from a watermelon, then decorate it with a variety of citrus fruit. You’ll be ready to fill it with fruit at your next party. So refreshing on a hot summer’s day! Guaranteed to delight family & friends! Bring your own watermelon in a baking pan - tools will be supplied as well as garnishes.

TRAVEL SNACKS - BELGIUM (EIA106)
Friday, July 29 at 2 p.m.

Join "Savvy Sightseer" Jeanne Schnupp for a virtual tour of Belgium! From medieval to modern, Belgium has it all! Picture-perfect Bruges and Ghent are in sharp contrast with the modern side of Brussels, home to the European Union and birthplace of the Smurfs. See Michelangelo's stunning Madonna and Child, the only one of his masterpieces to leave Italy during his lifetime. Enjoy the beauty of unspoiled canals, frivolous Manneken-Pis, futuristic Atomium, an unearthed palace and so much more!

BEAM ME UP: FIFTY YEARS OF STAR TREK (EIA113)
Saturday, July 30 at 11:15 a.m.

Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016, and Beam Me Up traces the fascinating creation of the best-known science fiction franchise of all-time. The fast-paced, multimedia program explores how creator Gene Roddenberry first envisioned the original TV show as a western in space, and then steadily built a team of legend-ary actors, brilliant writers and clear-sighted directors who brought the original crew’s story to life. This is just one of the many scheduled events scheduled during COMIC CON!

COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS - BRING IT TO THE BEACH (EIA129)
Wednesday, August 3 at 7 p.m.

Food to Pack for a Day at the Beach….... What delicious and porta-ble foods would you pack in your cooler to extend your fun in the sun? When you're spending a day at the beach, you want food that's light and refreshing (and extremely easy to eat). So share a recipe and a sample of your recipe and let's see how you make beach "food" enjoyable -- no sand in anyone's teeth!

LEARN TO SCULPT WITH CLAY (EIA231)
Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $10

Learn to sculpt in clay as you are taken step by step through this fun and easy sculpture project - a cat. Even if you can't imagine becom-ing good at sculpting this class will help you learn the basics. While working from the ground up, you will be building shape upon shape and blending it all together into a final piece.

TRAVEL SNACKS - NATIONAL PARKS A-Z (EIA106)
Friday, August 26 at 2 p.m.

Our national parks are more popular than ever and the Mandels are here to remind us why. This will be a look at 28 of our National Parks. You will see the many spectacular and unusual views, and the varied nature of the parks and monuments.

KEEP IN MIND THE NEXT SIGN UP FOR ADULT PROGRAMS IS SEPTEMBER 1ST

DOCUMENTARY FILMS (EIA184)
TRY SOMETHING NEW - ENJOY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE – Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13; 83 min.; 2014
The credit in the title belongs to director Alexander Jodor-owsky, who tried to bring Frank Herbert’s novel “Dune” to the screen, without success. "Jodorowsky's Dune" is an account of a film that was never made despite all the love that its makers poured into it, yet somehow it's warm and inspirational: a call to arms for dreamers everywhere.

RED ARMY– Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
Rated PG; 76 min; 2015
Emotionally charged, exciting and enlightening, Gabe Polsky’s “Red Army” is a sports documentary like no other. Though it centers on an elite Soviet hockey team of the 1980s and ‘90s, it uses that lens to refract one of the most crucial geopo-litical developments of the last half-century: the East-West confrontation between two powerful ideologies.


WEDNESDAY MOVIES WITH A THEME (EIA443)
Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m


July – Those Teenage Years
7/ 6 – Monte Carlo (2011); 169 min; PG
7/13 – Dear Eleanor (2016); 149 min.; PG-13
7/20 – Emma’s Chance (2016); 153 min.; PG
7/27 – The Choice (2016); 110 min.; PG-13

August – The Olympics
8/ 3 – American Anthem (1986); 100 min.; PG-13
8/10 – Chariots of Fire (1981); 125 min.; PG
8/17 – Race (2016); 134 min.; PG-13
8/24 – Without Limits (1998); 118 min.; PG-13
8/31 – Munich (2005); 164 min.; R

FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)

7/1
Creed
Former champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Apollo Creed’s son.
Rated: PG-13; 133 min.; 2015
Starring: Sylvester Stallone
7/8
Joy
Joy rose to become founder and matri-arch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Rated: PG-13; 124 min.; 2015
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
7/15
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
In this sequel, Toula finds out that her parents were never really married.
Rated: PG-13; 94 min.; 2016
Starring: Nia
Vardalos
7/22
The Revenant
In 1820 a man fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead.
Rated: R; 156 min.; 2015
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio
8/5
Hello My Name is Doris
A seminar inspires a 60ish woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
Rated: R; 155 min.; 2015
Starring: Sally Field
8/12
Big Stone Gap
In a small town in Virginia, unmarried Ave learns a long-buried family secret.
Rated: PG-13; 163 min.; 2014
Starring: Ashley Judd
8/19
The Confirmation
A man is forced to care for his es-tranged 8 yr. old son while his ex-wife attends a religious retreat.
Rated: PG-13; 90 min.; 2016
Starring: Clive Owen
9/2
Hail Caesar
A Hollywood fixer must help when a superstar actor is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Rated: PG-13; 105 min.; 2016
Starring: George Clooney

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

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

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe, Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.



Until They Bring The Streetcars Back by Stanley West
Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m.

A nostalgic journey through the streets of post-war 1949 Saint Paul, those wistful days of ten-cent sodas, big band music, and burning leaves. Stanley West weaves rollicking humor, riveting suspense and a bittersweet love story into the fabric of those optimistic times.

LET'S GO TO THE MUSEUM!

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.

LIBRARY TRIPS

Bus Trips:

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Ellen’s Stardust Diner & Harbor Lights Cruise
(EIA222)
Date: Thursday, August 25
Bus departs East Islip Library: 12 p.m.
Cost: $100 – CHECK PAYABLE TO: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Registration begins: Friday, July 1 at 9 a.m.

We’ll begin our day with a 2 p.m. luncheon at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, a retro 1950s themed restaurant located in the Theater District, home of the world famous singing wait staff. Following lunch, you’ll have some time on your own to walk around the Times Square area (Rockefeller Center, Herald Square, and Bryant Park are nearby).
Afterwards, we’ll board our coach bus and head to the Circle Line for a two hour Harbor Lights Cruise. Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty; enjoy stunning panoramic views of midtown and lower Manhattan at sunset and after dark; cruise under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. Learn something new from the
insightful narration of one of the Circle Line’s world famous guides. Cost of trip includes transportation, luncheon at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, and the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise. Bus driver gratuity is not included.
Approximate return time: 10:30 p.m.

New York City Pizza Tour (EIA228)
Date: Saturday, October 1
Bus departs East Islip Library: 9:15 a.m.
Cost: $75 – CHECK PAYABLE TO: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Registration begins: Friday, July 1 at 9 a.m.

Love pizza?!! Enjoy a pizza tour led by pizza enthusiast and licensed NYC tour guide Scott Wiener, whose pizza pontifications have been featured on the Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Wall Street
Journal and New York Magazine. During our tour (which will last approximately 4 hours), we will be visiting four pizzerias.
Each stop includes a tour of the kitchen and the inside scoop about pizza oven magic. You will receive a Pocket Pizza Journal and a slice of pizza at each pizzeria. Please note: If you would like to purchase additional food and beverages, please bring CASH. Cost of trip includes transportation via motor coach, tour led by Scott Weiner, and four slices of pizza. Bus driver gratuity is not included.
Approximate return time: 5:30 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, August 13
(purchase tickets by Monday, August 8)

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.


DRIVING COURSES:

AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE: (EIA140)
Tuesday, August 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sign ups start on Thursday, July 28 for district residents and Friday,
July 29 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.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE (EIA153)
Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, September 24 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, July 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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