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 Wednesday, March 1 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 Wednesday, March 8 at 9 a.m.
Programs with a fee are NON-REFUNDABLE & require in-person registration

Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, May 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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, May 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27 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. 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, May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m. Fee: $24.

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, May 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 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, May 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 21, 28 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, May 8, 15, 22 June 5, 12, 19, 26 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, May 8, 15, 22 June 5, 12, 19, 26 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 yogaimprovement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more. Bring mat or towel. Class size limited to 25. Must Register

Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, May 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 22, 29 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, May 8, 15, 22 June 5, 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.



Performance Poets Association (eia455)
Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. (No meetings June, July & August)

Monthly Saturday meetings bring poetry to the public. Their meetings include featured poets, as well as open mic for participants. This is a group that has been in existence for 20 years and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

Board Games for Grade 9th Through Adult (eia283)
Monday, May 15, from 7-8:30 p.m

Come in to learn and play board games. This month learn to play Resistance. Grades 7th through adults may attend. Newbies welcome. Monday, June 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. This month learn to play Zombie Dice. Grades 7th through adults may attend.

The Writer’s Group at the East Islip Public Library (eia122)
Tuesday’s, May 16 and June 13 at 7 p.m.

The library is now trying to form a WRITER'S GROUP which will be run by Debra Peoples. She ran our writer's workshop and will be leading this group of aspiring writers. Share writings with other writers, be gently critiqued by the group, and share thoughts on the writing and publishing process. In the meantime visit the writer’s corner in the Reading Room.

Local History Series (eia254)
World War II and the Greatest Generation Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Former History Department Chair for the Lindenhurst School District, Fulbright Scholar, Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph College, and author of four books; Jack Bilello will be speaking about World War II. He will include several Long Island connections, one being, Lawrence Dumper, who was killed in action, along with the five Sullivan brothers and 700 other seaman during the naval battle for Guadalcanal. Anyone who likes to learn about history will want to attend.

Online Genealogy (eia110) Wednesday, May 24 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, like Ancestry.

Travel Snacks—Wandering In Provence (eia106)
Friday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

France’s scenic southeastern region is filled with lavender fields, Roman ruins, sleepy villages, storied second cities, salt marshes and countless bucolic vistas -Join Patricia Summers as she takes you on a journey through Provence.

From Query Letter to Self Publicity: The Business of Being an Author (eia119)
Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Join Natalie Harnett the author of Hollow Ground for a presentation on the business end of getting a book to publication. She will discuss how to construct a successful query letter, proposal, synopsis, with helpful tips and ways to begin self publicity even before you're published.

Cooks Among The Books - Cook Like Bobby Flay (eia129)
Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.

Recreate a recipe from the famous TV chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author Bobby Flay. The choices are almost endless and, as always, bring the finished product to share and copies of the recipe.

Hypnosis and Weight Loss (eia277)
Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m.

Join certified hypnotist John De George for a lecture on the use of hypnosis in aiding weight loss.
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 .

Stress Management & Ted Talks (eia120)
Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

We all came into this world as happy infants in harmony with our surroundings. However, life’s events alter this natural state of happiness and harmony, often turning us into stressed-out, burnt-out, confused, conflicted adults. This program helps us to understand the detrimental effects of stress and the importance of managing and reducing stress in our daily lives. First, view a short TED talk by Daniel Levitin, “How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed” followed by a lively discussion.

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Rob Scott (eia145)
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $10

This is a hands on class…everyone will leave with a large, rich, delicious sour cream cake ready to bake at home. Made with butter, sour cream, and fine ingredients this cake can feed 12 or be frozen after you bake it. You will need to bring 1 large bowl, 2 small bowls, mixing spoon, bundt pan, and 1 cup of pecans, if you like nuts in your cake.

Travel Snacks - Our Life In Japan (eia106)
Friday, June 30 at 2 p.m.

Carole and Richard Witkover were invited to lecture and do research in Japan for a semester. They took their children, teenagers at the time, to Japan for six months and were able to experience the culture in a way not available to the typical tourist. Enjoy their experiences and photography from this adventure.



Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

LIFE ANIMATED - Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m.
A coming-of-age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship, and brotherhood. Rated PG; 92 min; 2016

MERU – Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m
Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. NR; 90 min.; 2015

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

May – Moms
5/ 3 – Bad Moms (2016); 101 min.; R
5/10 – Mothers Day (2016); 118 min.; PG-13
5/17 – Mothers & Daughters (2016); 130 min.; PG-13
5/24 – Louder Than Bombs (2015); 109 min.; R
5/31 – Mommie Dearest (1981); 129 min.; R

June – Academy Award Nominees
6/14 – Fences (2016); 133 min.; PG-13
6/21 – Loving (2016); 123 min.; PG-13
6/28 – Moonlight (2016); 111 min.; R


Deepwater Horizon
A docudrama about the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
Rated: PG-13; 97 min.; 2016 Starring: Kurt Russell

Manchester by the Sea

A man returns to his hometown to care for his dead brother’s son.
Rated: R; 137 min.; 2016
Starring: Casey Affleck

La La Land

An actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love in L.A.
Rated: PG-13; 128 min.; 2016
Starring: Ryan Gosling

Hidden Figures
A team of AfricanAmerican women mathematicians are vital to early work at NASA.
Rated: PG; 127 min.; 2017
Starring Octavia Spencer

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to define JFK’s legacy.
Rated: R; 100min.; 2016
Starring: Natalie Portman

Patriots’ Day
A police officer pursues the terrorists responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Rated: R; 130 min.; 2016
Starring: Mark Wahlberg

20th Century Women
A multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women.
Rated: R; 118 min.; 2017
Starring: Annette Bening

Miss Sloane

An uncompromising lobbyist takes on the gun lobby in the wake of several mass shootings.
Rated: R; 132 min.; 2016
Starring: Jessica Chastain


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 Jacket

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

Dead Wake

Circling The Sun by Paula McLain
Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Beryl is brought to Kenya from England as a child. Abandoned by her mother,
she is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe. Her unconventional upbringing transforms
Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent
understanding of nature’s delicate balance….but even the wild child must grow up.



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:


Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan and Wall Street/Lunch at Trinity Place Restaurant (EIA158)
Date: Friday, June 16 Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 9:15 a.m.
Fee: $95 Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
Registration ends: Tuesday, May 23 at 9 p.m.
No refunds after May 23, unless we can fill your seat

Enjoy a 90 minute guided walking tour (headset included) of Wall Street and Downtown Manhattan with Wall Street Walks. Tour stops will include New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church/grave of Alexander Hamilton, Federal Reserve Bank, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Standard and Poor's, Bowling Green and the Wall Street Bull. Then enjoy a three-course luncheon at Trinity Place Restaurant, a former 1904 bank vault converted into dining space. Following our luncheon, the bus will drop us off at the 9/11 Memorial for you to walk around on your own. Cost of trip includes transportation, a 90 minute walking tour with Wall Street Walks and lunch at Trinity Place Restaurant.

Downtown Manhattan Celebrity Bus Tour (EIA159)
Date: Saturday, July 29 Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 8:15 a.m.
Fee: $90 Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
Registration ends: Tuesday, June 27 at 9 p.m.
No refunds after June 27, unless we can fill your seat

Our day will begin with a brunch buffet at Almond Restaurant, located in the Flatiron section of NYC. Buffet will include a starter, three entrees, two sides, coffee and tea, one Bloody Mary or one Mimosa and house made biscuits. Following our brunch, enjoy a three-hour bus and walking tour with writer, television actor, and tour guide Jim Dykes. Joan Rivers called Jim Dykes the “celebrity” tour guide of New York City. During our tour he will tell us about various addresses of celebrities that live in lower Manhattan. Cost of trip includes transportation, brunch buffet at Almond Restaurant and a three-hour bus and walking tour with step on tour guide Jim Dykes.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip Saturday, June 3
(purchase tickets by Tuesday, May 30)
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.


Wednesday, June 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for June start on Thursday, May 25 for district residents
and Friday, May 26 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, May 20 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, May 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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