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.
THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY CONCERTS ARE FUNDED BY THE BOHLSEN FOUNDATION
THE PAUL JOSEPH QUARTET PERFORMS GERSHWIN (EIA164)
Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m.
Join critically acclaimed composer/pianist Paul Joseph and his Jazz
Quartet (drums, bass & violin) as they present an enjoyable afternoon
of the music of George Gershwin. You’ll hear inspiring instrumental
jazz renditions of classics, such as “I Got Rhythm,” Summertime,”
“Embraceable You” and many others.
HEART OF LONG ISLAND CHORUS - A HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE
CHAIR YOGA (EIA441)
Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m.
This is a chapter of the choral group, The Sweet Adelines. They are
a fun group of women who love to sing Barbershop Harmony and strive
for that perfect chord. They will present a program of holiday and general
repertoire. A great way to get into the spirit of the holiday season
Thursday, November 12, 19 December 3, 10, 17 at 1 p.m.
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 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15, 22 & January 5 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.
TAI CHI (EIA345)
Friday, November 13, 20, 27 December 4, 11, 18 at 1 p.m.
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.
Saturday, November 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9 a.m.
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.
Wednesday, November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10 a.m.
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.
Monday, November 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21, 28 at 5:30 p.m.
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.
Monday, November 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7 p.m.
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.
Thursday, November 12, 19 December 3, 10, 17 at 5:30 p.m.
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, November 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m.
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.
(Join summer substitute Joy Walker for this fun way to exercise.)
THE SIXTH ANNUAL ADULT WINTER READING CLUB
Registration will begin on December 18
at the Reference
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 4 through February 5.
There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a drawing for a “grand prize” at the
end of the club.
FABULOUS FALL FOODS (EIA159)
Monday, November 2 at 7 p.m.
Join chef Rob Scott as he demonstrates some delicious recipes to add to a
fall or Thanksgiving menu. You will learn how to make the following items: spiced cranberries & apples over pound cake, acorn squash with
crushed almond biscotti, and a fresh pear & toasted walnuts mixed greens
with champagne-cranberry vinaigrette. You will sample the items as
well as receive copies of the recipes.
SHOPPING FOR A NEW JOB: HOW TO APPLY MY RETAIL SKILLS TO
NEW EMPLOYERS (EIA124)
Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Have experience in the retail industry and looking for a change? This workshop will help you become aware of the skills you have and how to use them effectively in other professions. This Powerpoint presentation
will also include resume preparation, tips, cover letters, interview skills
and where to look for jobs locally/nationally. Registrants should
schedule an individual appointment with the career counselor, after the
workshop to enhance their job search.
PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOCIATION (EIA455)
Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m. & Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.
The PPA will now be hosting monthly meetings to help bring poetry to the public. Meetings include featured poets, as well as open mic for other participants. This group that has been in existence for 20 years,
hosts poetry readings all over Long Island, and publishes the PPA
Annual Literary Review.
PAINTED FALL WINE GLASSES (EIA116)
Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Irene Marchese is back with a new project
that can turn anyone into an artist. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Everyone will leave with 4 fall themed painted wine glasses with a gift bag. This art program is sponsored by the John A Rodger,
Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip
BOHLSEN LOCAL HISTORY SERIES -LONG ISLAND AND THE MOVIES (EIA254)
Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m.
Go behind the scenes with location scout Monica Randall as she shares
her experience working with film icons Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty,
Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese. Included in the program will be scenes from: The Godfather, Hair, Age of Innocence, Sabrina and the
most celebrated Long Island story of them all, The Great Gatsby.
TRAVEL SNACKS - SURPRISING SICILY (EIA106)
Friday, November 27 at 2 p.m.
Sicily is a country with varied sights with everything from Greek temples to beautiful seaside resorts, great food, architectural marvels, and even an
active volcano. Experience the dizzying diverse cultural influences that
create a totally unique Italian destination. Join the Savvy sightseer,
Jeanne Schnupp as she takes you on a tour of this beautiful countryside.
COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS - ANNUAL COOKIE EXCHANGE (EIA129)
Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m.
The COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS are hosting their annual Cookie Exchange!! This involves baking enough cookies for everyone to share
and all to take home a tray of 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
cookie. Also, multiple copies of your cookie recipe is required.
WOVEN REED SNOWFLAKE (EIA160)
Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn this technique of working with reed (used in basket weaving) to make a beautiful holiday decoration - a woven reed snowflake. Everyone
will make one and leave with a second one. This art program is sponsored
by the John A Rodger, Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.
SAVINGS BONDS - LEARN ABOUT THE CHANGES (EIA152)
Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Learn about the major changes in transferring, buying, liquidating E and EE savings bonds and how to manage them. Topics covered include:
electronic bonds, finding lost bonds and transferring bonds with
no taxable event at the time of transfer.
BEGINNING KNITTING PART II (EIA161)
Thursday, December 10 & 17 at 7 p.m.
Want to learn the basics of knitting, then this is the class for you. You will make a scarf, but in the process you will learn to cast on and bind off
and master the basics of the knit and purl stitch. Each participant MUST
BRING size 7 or 8 knitting needles and one skein of plain worsted
WEDNESDAY MOVIES WITH A THEME (EIA443)
Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m
November & December Family Films
11/ 4 – Tomorrowland (2015); 130 min.; PG-13
11/18 – Nancy McPhee (2005); 97 min.; PG
11/25 – What we did on our Holiday (2014); 95 min.; PG-13
12/ 2 – McFarland USA (2015); 128 min.; PG
12/16 – Mrs. Doubtfire (1993); 125 min.; PG-13
12/23 – Where Hope Grows (2014); 95 min.; PG-13
FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.
Rated: R; 165 min.; 2014 Starring: Patricia Arquette
11/13 Testament of Youth
A British woman’s story of young love and the futility of war, during WWI.
Rated: PG-13; 129 min.; 2015 Starring: Alicia Vikander
11/20 Mr. Holmes
A now-retired Holmes, searches for a plant that could slow the aging process.
Rated: PG; 105 min.; 2015 Starring: Ian McKellen
12/4 Love & Mercy
A biopic of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, focuses on two periods in the songwriter's life.
Rated: PG-13; 120 min.; 2014 Starring: Paul Dano
12/11 Paper Towns
Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues.
Rated: PG-13; 109 min.; 2015 Starring: Cara Delevingne
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.
Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Bandani (EIA144)
Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m.
When her father falls into a coma, Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (EIA144)
Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
Robert Grainier, a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century-an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.
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.
Bus Trip: (EIA300)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Holiday Bus Trip: (EIA301)
Date: Saturday, December 5 Fee: $97
Bus departs East Islip Library: 9:45 a.m.
Registration ends: Tuesday, November 17
Please note: No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, November 17
Make Checks Out to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Train Trip (EIA165)
For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, December 5
(purchase tickets by Monday, November 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.
AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE: (EIA140)
Wednesday, December 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sign ups for December start on Thursday, November 19 for district residents
and Friday, November 20 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 basis.
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, 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.
Blood Pressure Screening (EIA149)
Blood Pressure Screening, scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Tuesday, November 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.