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.

Sunday Concerts - Songs from the 60s and 70s

Mostly Motown - Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m. (EIA275)
A review of classic rhythm & blues and soul celebrating a time when this primarily AfricanAmerican genre crossed over to mainstream audiences. Featured songs were made famous by female artists Mary Wells, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, and Dionne Warwick as well as male artists Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others.

Cavalcade of Stars - Sunday February 5, 2 p.m. (EIA274)
Steve Charles is a well- rounded, complete performer. His combination of humor, exceptional voice, audience interaction and his state of the art sound system make him that “Star Performer’.
Enjoy his renditions of songs from such performers as Tom Jones, Nat King Cole,
Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis and more.

Coming in march An Irish Celebration - Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.

The Seventh Annual Winter Reading Club

It’s not too late to sign up for the Adult Winter Reading Club! 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 9 through February 10. There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a drawing for a “grand prize” at the end of the club.

Third Monday Series - Geared To Adults With Special Needs (eia257)

Caregivers must be present
Collage of Your Favorite Things – Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m.
Create a Vision Board of your favorite things for the New Year.
Valentine Cupcakes – Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
Decorate cupcakes for your Valentine.


Registration begins for EIPL cardholders on Monday, January 2 at 9 a.m.
You will only be allowed to sign up 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL cardholder).
Out of district cardholders can begin registration on Monday, January 9 at 9 a.m.
Programs with a fee are NON-REFUNDABLE & require in-person registration

Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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, January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 28 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, January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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, January 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25 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.

Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10 a.m.
Fee: $21.

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, January 9, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $18.

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, January 9, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 27 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $18.

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, January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 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, pos-ture, and more-give this class a try. Bring mat or towel. Must Register.

Zumba gold (EIA278)
Monday, January 9, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $18.

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.



Performance Poets Association (eia455)
Saturday, January 14 & February 11 at 2 p.m.

The PPA will now be hosting a monthly Saturday meeting to help bring po-etry 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.

Virtual Reality Tour of Pompeii (eia280)
Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.

This lecture offers a 1 1/2 hour educational VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE of Pompeii, Italy. Historical re-creations shows life in Pompeii as it was 2,000 years ago before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. A short documentary presentation will be shown to give some knowledge of the ancient city and the fateful events of August 29th in 79 AD.

Emotional freedom techniques - tapping (eia273)
Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m.

EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. It is considered a process for healing our emotions and pain. Tapping (as it is also known) will be discussed and demonstrated at this lecture.

Travel Snacks - Botswana & Namibia (eia106)
Friday, January 27 at 2 p.m.

Ever wanted to experience the raw, wild heart of Africa? Teeming with wild-life and lush with extraordinary landscapes, Botswana and Namibia unfurl so many African dreams. The landscapes of Namibia and Botswana will some-times leave you wondering if you have arrived on another planet

Guiding Lights to Coastal Icon: The Lighthouses of Long Island (eia254)
Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m.

It seems we all have a fondness for lighthouses, and on Long Island we are lucky to have some very special ones, so you won’t want to miss a talk about these gems by Dr. Jonathan M. Olly, Assistant Curator at the Long Island Museum. A must for local history fans and lighthouse buffs.

Cooks Among the books - Super Bowl Party (eia129)
Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m.

What do you eat at a Super Bowl Party? Make a favorite recipe that you enjoy on this iconic day and bring a sample for all to enjoy as well as a copy of the recipe for everyone. No diet food allowed!!!

Heroes to the end - A Vietnam Memoir (eia279)
Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m.

Jim Smith, a former Newsday reporter and current Beacon House board chairman, will be here to discuss his book HEROES TO THE END: AN ARMY CORRESPONDENT'S LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM. His memoir details his year long tour in Vietnam and his writings for Stars and Stripes, the Defense Department's newspaper.

Wisdom of the dream (eia271)
Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.

Dreams offer perspectives that bring deeper meaning and wisdom to our life's activities and challenges. Learn how to understand the language of dreams and the significance of the structure of dreams. You will also learn techniques to recall your dreams. There will be time to work on some dreams so you can see their significance and the insight they have to offer.

Hypnosis and Weight Loss (eia278)
Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.

Join certified hypnotist John De George for a lecture on the use of hypnosis in aiding weight loss. Many aspects including dieting, foods, developing new habits and behavior patterns will be discussed. You will learn how eating can be a subconscious habit and cannot be dealt with on a conscious level. A weight loss hypnosis session will be demonstrated.

Real Foods (eia276)
Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

Michelle Luft, an integrative nutrition health coach, will offer a thought-provoking presentation about the difference between real food and processed "fake " food, and how we can utilize the inherent power of real foods to transform our lives while fully realizing our true potential.

Travel Snacks - Istanbul (eia106)
Friday, February 24 at 2 p.m.

The only city in the world that can lay claim to straddling two continents, Istanbul—once known as Constantinople, is in both Europe & Asia. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

Wok N Roll with Chef Rob Scott (eia272)
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $5

Join Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott for a class in Chinese cooking. He will prepare Asian orzo vegetable salad, Oriental coleslaw with roasted peanuts and barbequed chicken in a lettuce cup. You will also sample each of the items as well as receiving copies of the recipes.




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

January – Remakes of the Greats
1/4 – Ben Hur (2016); 123 min.; PG-13
1/18 – Magnificent Seven (2016); 128 min.; PG-13
1/25 – Ghostbusters (2016); 116 min.; PG-13

February – Children’s Stories Adults Will Love
2/1 – Jungle Book (2016); 105 min.; PG
2/8 – The BFG (2016); 117 min.; PG
2/15 – Pete’s Dragon (2016); 102 min.; PG
2/22 – The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016); 99 min.; PG


A biopic of literary editor Max Perkins relationship with author Thomas Wolfe.
Rated: PG-13; 104 min.; 2016 Starring: Colin Firth

Florence Foster Jenkins
Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York.
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2016 Starring: Meryl Streep

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones, now a fortysomething, discovers that she's pregnant, but who’s the father?
Rated: R; 125 min.; 2016 Starring: Renee Zellweger

Chesley Sullenberger heroically landed a disabled plane on the Hudson River.
Rated: PG-13; 96 min.; 2016 Starring: Tom Hanks

Light between Oceans

A war veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper and keeps a baby washed ashore.
Rated: PG-13; 132 min.; 2016 Starring Alicia Vikander


A woman returns to rural Australia and with her sewing machine transforms the women.
Rated: R; 119 min.; 2015 Starring: Kate Winslet

The Meddler

A widow from NYC follows her daughter to LA in hopes of starting a new life.
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2016 Starring Susan Sarandon



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

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (EIA144)
Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m.

In the setting of Holt, Colorado, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in empty houses with nights so terribly lonely. A beautiful story of second chances unfold as Addie and Louis come to better know one another.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (EIA144)
Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed.



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:


2017 Philadelphia Flower Show (EIA281)
Date: Saturday, March 18
Cost: $66 per person

Make check or money order to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Registration begins: Monday, January 2 at 9 a.m.
Registration ends: Tuesday, February 14 at 9 p.m.
Bus departs East Islip Library: 7:15 a.m.
Please Note: No refunds will be given after February 9,
unless your seat can be filled by another patron.
This year’s Flower Show will celebrate the wonders of Holland. From windmills, wooden shoes and cheese, to bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip and flower fields, the largest flower show in the U.S. will share diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands. Lunch will be on your own at the Flower Show or at the Reading Street Market which is directly across the street. The Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and the Betsy Ross House are only a few blocks away (information about these other locations will be provided on the bus). We will spend approximately 5 ½ hours at the show.
Cost for trip includes transportation via Hampton Jitney motor coach and admission to the Flower Show.
Bus driver gratuity is not included in the cost.
Approximate return time: 8 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, February 4 (purchase tickets by Monday, January 30)
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, January 11 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for November start on Thursday, January 5 for district
residents and Friday, January 6 for non-district residents. Sign ups for March start on Thursday, February 23 for district residents and Friday, February 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 to 33 participants and is first-come, first-served. Please
There will be a 30 min. lunch break; a bag lunch is suggested. Register at the Circulation Desk.

Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, March 18 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, January 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28 from 10 a.m.. – 12 p.m.

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