Adult Programs


-You will need your library card to register for all programs.
-Registration for EIPL cardholders begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1.
-Out of district cardholders may start registering on Thursday, July 3.
-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.

Saturday, November 8, 15, 22, 29 December 6, 13, 20, 27 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.

Mondays, November 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $22.
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, November 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $22.
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.

Monday, November 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $22.
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. What stays the same are all the elements for which the Zumba Fitness-Party is known. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.

Tuesdays, November 18, 25 December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $20.
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 begin-ning any new exercise program. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Wednesday, November 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10, 17 at 10 a.m.
Fee: $18.
If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga- improve-ment in flexibility, strength, posture, and more - join Renee on Monday mornings & give this class a try. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Fridays, November 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $15.
If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider Tai chi. Tai chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it pro-motes 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.

Thursday, November 6, 13, 20 December 4, 11, 18 at 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $18.
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.

Thursday, November 13, at 7 p.m.
If you’re looking for a job, LinkedIn is the place to be. This workshop teaches you how to build a LinkedIn profile that promotes you and your accomplishments, and to identify job opportunities.

Monday, November 17, at 2 p.m.
This seminar is designed to take the confusion out of all the options availa-ble so you are able to make choices that are right for you. We will review the basics of Medicare, supplementary insurance, advantage plans, prescription drug plans, "donut" hole, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows.

Tuesday, November 18, at 7 p.m.
Everyone at some point has heard about it, but do you know how information is stolen? Discover how Identity Thieves obtain your personal information, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are ever a victim.

with Jeanne Schnupp, the savvy sightseer. She will share stunning pictures and interesting tidbits, chat about traveling secrets, and bring you on a delightful pictorial tour of Amsterdam.

Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m.
For as long as he can remember Joe wanted to be like "Old Blue Eyes", Frank Sinatra. It was his dream to put together an album featuring some of Sinatra's favorite songs. His dream came true when he recorded his "Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes" album. Join Joe Volturo and treat yourself to hits such as Summer Wind, I Get a Kick Out of You, Oh, Look at Me Now and many more. This program is funded by the Bohlsen Foundation.

Tuesday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $15.
Even if you think you are not an artist, give this painting project a try…it will bring out the hidden artist in you. Irene Marchese will guide and teach you how to paint a lovely 11x14 acrylic painting on canvas of hydrangeas that will be suitable for framing. This art program is sponsored by the John A Rodger, Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.

Tuesday, December 2, at 7 p.m.
This is a meditation seminar that focuses on the topic "living joyfully" to help you achieve balance and peace. It will assist you in growing to a higher level of clarity. The class consists of practical instruction on how to deal with many of life's issues and will be followed by a guided meditation.

Wednesday, December 3, at 7 p.m.
The COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS are hosting their annual Cookie Exchange - which involves baking enough cookies for everyone to share and take home a tray of many 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 are required.

Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m.
Stephen M. Jones, Director of the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville will speak about the museum, its history and its holdings. This gem of local history is right in our backyard. Be sure to attend this presentation to enhance your knowledge of maritime history and to become aware of all that is offered at this community museum.

Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m.
Join local talent Julie Franco for a walk down memory lane. Her selections will include holiday favorites as well as songs from "Then and Now". She has been happily entertaining people with her beautiful voice for 15 years and her sections are sure to make you smile. This program is funded by the Bohlsen Foundation.

Tuesday, December 9, at 7 p.m.
Leon Davidman, master dog trainer, teaches you the tools you need to make your furry family member well-balanced and well-behaved. He has worked with dogs and their owners for over 30 years, teaching them to master the “dog walk,” which is the core of his training and establishes the human as the pack leader.

Sunday’s, November 9, and December 14 at 2 p.m.
The PPA will now be hosting a monthly Sunday 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.


showing at 2:15 p.m. New Time!
November – Thoughts of Thanksgiving
11/5 – Ultimate Gift (2006); 114 min.; PG
11/19 – Pieces of April (2003); 80 min.; PG-13
11/26 – Plymouth Adventure (1952); 105 min.

December – It’s the Holiday Season
12/3 – Holiday Inn (1942); 100 min.
12/10 – Christmas with the Kranks (2004); 99 min.; PG
12/17 – 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012); 102; PG



A vibrant Chilean divorcée falls for a handsome ex-naval officer,
but must first confront a painful chapter from her past.
Rated: R;
109 minutes.; 2013
Starring: Paulina

Labor Day

A mother and son gradually learn a stranger’s true story as they
come to see him as part of the family.
Rated: PG-13; 111 min.; 2013
Starring: Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin


A bad blind date segues into a nightmare family vacation, but the
relationship is so crazy it just might work.
Rated: PG-13; 117 min.; 2014
Starring: Drew Barrymore

Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of a legendary conci-erge at a famous European
hotel between the wars, and the lobby boy who becomes his friend.
Rated: R; 100 min.; 2014
Starring: F.
Murray Abraham

Heaven is for Real

A young boy suf-fers a near-death experience in which he
claims to have visited heaven.
Rated: PG; 100 min.;2014
Starring: Greg

Draft Day

The GM of the Cleveland Browns has 13 hours until the NFL draft and must make a splash to generate ticket sales, or he's going to be fired.
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2014
Starring: Kevin Costner


A man is chosen by his creator to undertake a mo-mentous mission
before an apoca-lyptic flood.
Rated: PG-13; 138 min.; 2014
Starring: Russell Crowe

The Fault in Our Stars

Two teenagers who share wit and a disdain for the conventional
meet at a cancer support group and fall in love.
Rated: PG-13; 126 min.; 2014
Starring: Shailene Woodley


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

By Jhumpa Lahiri (EIA144)
Wednesday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue
vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn
Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America.
When Subhash learns what happened to his
brother in the lowland outside their family’s
home, he goes back to India, hoping to pick up
the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the
wounds Udayan left behind—including those
seared in the heart of his brother’s wife.

The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout (EIA144)
Wednesday, December 17 at 7 p.m.

Hosseini explores the many ways in which families
nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one
another; and how often we are surprised by the
actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter
most. Following its characters and the ramifications
of their lives and choices and loves around the
globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the
Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually
outward, becoming more emotionally complex and
powerful with each turning page.


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)
    Brooklyn Holiday Lights Bus Trip
    Date: Sunday, December 7
    Fee: $79.00
    Bus departs East Islip Library: 12:15 pm
    Registration ends: Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00 pm
    Make checks to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
    We will begin with a late (2:00 pm) luncheon at the well-loved Brooklyn classic, Junior’s Restaurant – consistently awarded the prize for the best cheesecake in New York City! Following our luncheon, we’ll meet our nationally noted tour guide, Justin Ferate, to discover Brooklyn
    and to experience the excitement of Brooklyn’s holiday lights! Explore an array of beloved brownstone neighborhoods including Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, and Park Slope. We’ll discover handsome neighborhoods –learning of legends and lore and noted residents –
    past and present. As the sun sets, we’ll travel along New York Harbor to the southern end of Brooklyn. Here, we’ll view the remarkable holiday displays and decorations of the stately homes of Dyker Heights – an upscale neighborhood near the Verrazano Narrows. Imagine
    thousands of dazzling white and colored lights, 12-foot snowmen, reindeer, gigantic nutcrackers, holiday carols, and much, much more. Join us for a taste of this genuine, home-grown, over-the-top Brooklyn celebration. What a great way to begin the holiday season!
    Please Note: Tour will include a few optional brief walks.

    nyc train
    For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
    Saturday, December 6
    (purchase tickets by Monday, December 1 )
    Train leaves Great River, Saturday 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, November 12 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    > Sign ups for November start on Thursday, October 30 for district residents
    and Friday, October 31 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 on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Please Note: Class starts promptly at 9:15 A.M. Late comers will not be admitted.
    Bring a bag lunch.
    Register at the Circulation Desk.

    Saturday, November 22 from 10:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Fee: $40.
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10:30 - 4:30 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 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
    @ (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, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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