-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 PROGRAMS ARE FUNDED BY THE BOHLSEN FOUNDATION:
Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. (EIA480)
The History of Ireland Through Music
Men & Women Rebels
Songs have long been a resource for history that have otherwise gone unrecorded. The Irish have insured that their history would not be ignored, and they amassed a huge collection of ballads detailing their heritage, heroes and heroines of the past millennium. Join Mike McCormack as he emphasizes the historic content of a series of ballads, and John Corr (a member of the Paddy Doyle's Boots band), who sings them in a clear baritone voice accompanied by his guitar, banjo & by Mike's "bodhran".
Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. (EIA483)
Guitarist - Tomas Rodriguez
Tomas Rodriguez brings a unique repertoire to the solo guitar rooted in the folkloric music of Galicia, Spain coupled with unique arrangements of the music of the Venezuelan harp and African kora as well as touches of contemporary flamenco. Critic Norman Weinstein (Christian Science Monitor) wrote: Rodriguez plays with a passionate originality, with an individual touch, drawing from the musical heart of the Latin world. The folk and classical traditions of Spain and South America are richly evident in his playing.
Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. (EIA484)
Pianist Ethan Leinwand, guitarist Seth Johnson and singer/washboard player, Joaquin Cotler of the group Chickentown are dedicated to the celebration and preservation of traditional American piano blues. They will entertain you with a blend of original songs, and some lesser-known staples from Texas, New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago.
CHAIR YOGA (EIA441)
Thursday, March 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1:30 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)
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m.
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.
TAI CHI (EIA345)
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 1 p.m.
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.
Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 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, March 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10 a.m.
If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more - join Renee on Wednesday mornings & give this class a try. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Mondays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 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.
Mondays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7 p.m.
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.
ZUMBA GOLD (EIA278)
Monday, March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 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, 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.
BOATING SAFETY COURSE (EIA485)
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Suffolk County Police Department, Marine Bureau, will be giving a boating safety course for ages 10 years and older. The course is free to all, however; a $10 fee to NYS will be charged to those over 18 years of age for a permanent certification card. To register please call (631) 853-4000 or email: Alexandra.VanDerlofske@suffolkcountyny.gov.
PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOCIATION (EIA455)
Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. & Sunday April 19 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.
DRONES - LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION (EIA477)
Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Would you like to learn more about drones? Or better yet, would you like to see one in operation? Attend this informative PowerPoint lecture and see an actual drone in operation!
BOHLSEN LOCAL HISTORY SERIES
TRACING ITALIAN IMMIGRANT HISTORY (EIA254)
Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
They came. They worked. They built. What pushed so many Italians to leave their country between 1880 and 1924? What pulled these immigrants to New York City, as well as other American destinations? These questions & more will be answered by Salvatore Primeggia, Professor of Sociology at Adelphi University. This program is made possible through a grant by the N.Y. Council for the Humanities.
TRAVEL SNACKS—CHINA: THE SILK ROAD (EIA106)
Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m.
Travel with Naomi and Jesse Taub along the Silk Road, the trade route that started 2000 years ago and stretched from China, through Central Asia and all the way to Rome.
COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS - INTERNATIONAL FOODS (EIA129)
Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Try something different - choose a country whose food you have enjoyed, but perhaps have never tried to cook. The variety is endless - so share some food with the group, bring a copy of your recipe, & perhaps a tale or two about trying to get the food prepared or the ingredients purchased.
INTRODUCTION TO THE IPAD & IPHONE (EIA329)
Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
Learn all about Apple’s hottest gadgets. You will get an intro to the hard-ware, learn how to access the Internet and email, understand the settings, use the apps and learn how to get new ones, discover many tips and tricks and much more. Bring your device if you have one.
BEEKEEPING 101 - SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO BE A BEEKEEPER? (EIA481)
Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Moira Alexander, owner & operator of Nissequogue Apiary will discuss the necessary components to keeping bees on your property. Topics covered will include: storage, location of hives, cost, time and much more. Whatever your interest level, this lecture will provide you with the tools necessary to help bees keep our ecology moving ahead.
SIMPLY CREATIVE VEGETABLES (EIA478)
Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. - Fee $5
Sometimes a simple grilled meat can turn into a meal worthy of a dinner party, just by the addition of delicious side dishes. Or perhaps vegetarian dinners are your choice. Join chef Rob Scott, as he demonstrates & shares parmesan crusted Yukon Gold Potatoes, roasted plum tomatoes stuffed with gorgonzola & garlic and herbs. What dinner would be complete without dessert - so you will sample and learn how to make warm pound cake with apricot preserves, almonds, and mascarpone. Recipes will be included.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB ON-LINE (EIA479)
Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
Getting ready to start a job search? This is a good workshop to attend to help you begin the search on-line. It will include how to complete an online job application with a cover letter and resume attachment.
BIG FOUR CAMERA SETTINGS (EIA482)
Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
Whether you are using a Digital SLR camera, Bridge or Point and Shoot cameras that can be set to the program mode - these cameras are controlled by the "Big Four" camera settings - White Balance, Iso, Shutter Speed & Aperature. The attendees will set their cameras as directed, take photos and see the results. This program is sponsored by the John A Rodger, Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.
BOOK BASH IX (EIA255)
Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
A special Ninth Book Bash has been scheduled for spring. Meet author, Rose Marie Dunphy who will speak about the writing process, her history and her books. Ms. Dunphy was born in Italy in the medieval town of Castellaneta in Puglia, and lived there until age ten when she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle in New York. Her novel, Orange Peels and Cobblestones is based on her true life experiences. She has also written non-fiction books, one being, the Scent of Italian Cooking. Ms. Dunphy will have books avail-able for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.
TRAVEL SNACKS - ARGENTINA (EIA106)
Friday, April 24 at 2 p.m.
Argentina: "The Scenic Southern Melting Pot". It is a country that offers diversity in its scenery, people, and customs, with attractions that are both cultural and natural. Join Irma and Bob Mandel for this virtual tour and experience the excitement of Buenos Aires, the natural beauty of Iguazu Falls and the lake region in Patagonia.
WEDNESDAY MOVIES WITH A THEME (EIA443)
Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m
March – Irish Eyes are Smiling
3/4 – Finian’s Rainbow (1968); 145 min.; G
3/18 – My Left Foot (1989); 102 min.; R
3/25 – Leap Year (2010); 100 min.; PG
April – “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats
4/1 – Erin Brockovich (2000); 130 min.; R
4/8 – Silkwood (1983); 128 min.; R
4/15 – Wall-E (2008); 98 min.; G
4/22 – Civil Action (1998); 115 min.; PG-13
FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)
If I Stay
Mia has everything: family, a boyfriend, and a future full of music.
Almost all is lost one snowy day.
Rated: PG-13; 106 min.; 2014
Starring: Chloe Moretz
A lawyer comes home when his father, a judge, is implicated as a murder suspect.
Rated: R; 142 min.; 2014
Starring: Robert Duvall
Theory of Everything
The story of scientist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane.
Rated: PG-13; 123 min.; 2014
Starring: Eddie Redmayne
An actor known for playing a superhero attempts to recover his
family and career by acting in a Broadway play.
Rated: R; 119 min.; 2014
refugee is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in the
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2014
Starring: Reese Witherspoon
A young drummer at a music conserv-atory is mentored by a perfectionist
Rated: R; 107 min.; 2014
Starring: J K
A drifter is recruited to help transport 3 insane women across Nebraska to find
sanctuary with a minister and his wife.
Rated: R; 122 min.; 2014
Starring: Hilary Swank
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.
By William Krueger (EIA144)
Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account
of a boy standing at the door of his young
manhood, trying to understand a world that
seems to be falling apart around him. It was a
time of innocence and hope for a country with
a new, young president. But for thirteen-yearold
Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which
death visited frequently and assumed many
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
by Alice Hoffman (EIA144)
Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
New York itself becomes a riveting character
as author, Alice Hoffman, weaves her trademark
magic, romance, and masterful storytelling.
The daughter of a curiosities museum's
front man pursues an impassioned love affair
with a Russian immigrant photographer, who
after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox
community, has captured poignant images of
the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
LET'S GO TO THE MUSEUM!
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)
HISTORIC HARLEM & APOLLO THEATER TOUR
Date: Saturday, May 30
Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 8:30 a.m.
Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
Registration begins: Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m.
Registration ends: Thursday, May 7 at 9 p.m.
Please Note: No refunds
Our day will begin with an 11:00 am tour of the Apollo Theater. The tour is educational, informative, entertaining, and inspiring, disclosing little known facts about the theater and its legendary performers. Following our tour of the theater, we’ll take a short ride to the world famous Sylvia’s Restaurant, located in the historic village of Harlem for a family style luncheon. Following lunch, our step-on tour guide will join us for an Historic Harlem tour. Culturally and archi-tecturally, Harlem is one of America’s most remarkable neighborhoods. We will visit Sugar Hill – noted for its grand homes, churches and world famous universities. Next, it's on to the Alexander Hamilton Grange, and City College - the Gothic ‘castle on the hill’ that boasts of eight Nobel Prize winners. The tour will continue with many more historic sites & will address the ongoing revitalization of this nationally historic neighborhood.
Cost for trip includes transportation via motor coach, tour of the Apollo Theater, luncheon at Sylvia’s Restaurant, and tour of Harlem with step-on tour guide Justin Ferate.
TAKE THE TRAIN TO NEW YORK CITY (EIA165)
For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, March 28
(purchase tickets by Monday, March 23)
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.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE: (EIA140)
Wednesday, April 29 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sign ups for April start on Thursday, April 16 for district residents and
Friday, April 17 for non-district residents. Sign ups for June start on
Thursday, May 28 for district residents and Friday, May 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, April 11, from 10:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fee: $40
Saturday, May 2, 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 to be 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
at (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, March 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.