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.


Sunday, January 11, at 2 p.m.
Sergei Gurbelo - From Classics to Rock & Roll

Join the multi talented, multi-instrumentalist (plays 7 instruments), Sergei Gurbelo, for an afternoon of fantastic music. He is an international performing and recording artist whose music ability ranges from pop to jazz to Broadway, and R&B music.

Thursday, January 22, at 7 p.m.
Thoughts of Summer in January

John Hanc, the author of Jones Beach: an Illustrated History, will speak about the fascinating history of Jones Beach, especially the story of the Jones family, from which the name derives. World famous Jones Beach State Park, consists of more than 2,400-acres of shoreline on the south shore of Long Island. Don’t miss out on this enthralling story about a beach whose history is so deeply intertwined with that of Long Island and New York State.

Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m.
Deuces Wild

Enjoy an afternoon of great songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, with Willie Scoppettone on vocals and key-board and Chris Martone on drums. Deuces Wild will perform your favorite hits from artists including the Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Eagles, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, and Tom Jones.

Exercise Classes:

Thursday, January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1:30 p.m. Fee: $22.

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.

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 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 begin-ning any new exercise program. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Fridays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $22.

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, January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28 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.

Wednesday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10 a.m. Fee: $22.

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, January 5, 12, 26 February 2, 9, 23at 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.

Mondays, January 5, 12, 26 February 2, 9, 23 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. 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, January 5, 12, 26 February 2, 9, 23 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, 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.


Saturday January 17, at 2 p.m.

Learn all about Apple’s hottest gadget. You will get an intro to the hardware, 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.

Sunday January 18 and February 15 at 2 p.m.

The PPA will now be hosting a monthly Sunday meeting to help bring poetry to the public. 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

Thursday January 29, at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to create professional looking desktop publishing documents such as flyers, newsletters and brochures. Topics covered will include layout, formatting and much more. Prerequisites: For intermediate computer users.

Friday January 30 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 February 4 at 7 p.m.

Who doesn't like pizza? Who doesn't order it on a regular basis? Maybe it's time to make our own pizza - so many kinds, so many toppings, methods of cooking, to make the crust or not…the choices are endless. Perhaps even a dessert pizza! Anyway, you get the idea - give it a try, bring a sample and a copy of the recipe for everyone.

Thursday February 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Become an instant graphic artist by working with images and pictures in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to alter images including sizing, shaping and coloring. Re-touch, filter and add effects to create works of art or just make your digital photos look the way you want them to look. Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced computer users.

Tuesday February 10 at 7 p.m.

Following easy to understand advice and step-by-step instructions, you will quickly learn to understand how to confidently use color in your home. You will discover many of the tips, tricks and techniques Mary has gathered over her years of working with color professionally. You will leave this class with a process for successfully choosing colors for any room in your home. As a bonus Mary will share design ideas that can help you to create the home of your dreams.

Thursday February 12 at 7 p.m.

If you have ever thought of starting a small business or if you already have one-this is a class that can help. It will cover such topics as legal entity structures, paying taxes, keeping financial records, insurance, business plan intro, marketing basics, and financing. A good overview for a huge undertaking.

Thursday February 19 at 7 p.m. - Fee $5

Join chef Rob Scott as he demonstrates how to make paninis that are good for you. They will include Hawaiian Chicken Panini on whole grain bread & a vegetable panini with balsamic soy dipping sauce. The class will conclude with an almond chocolate ricotta dessert. Of course, there will be recipes and sample tastes for everyone.

Tuesday February 24 at 7 p.m.

This simple and straightforward presentation will make the process of funeral planning easier for you and your family. This may not be a topic that one likes to think about, but it is a part of life that warrants discussion for many reasons. There are so many options and this may help to simplify your decision.

Friday February 27 at 2 p.m.

Let's take a tour or Switzerland, land of lakes, mountains, and beauty. You will be on a virtual vacation high up in the majestic Swiss Alps, deep inside a mountain's hidden bunker, take in breathtaking views & visit the playgrounds of the rich and famous.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m.

January – Celebrate the Return of Downton Abbey
1/7 – Gosford Park (2001); 137 min.; R
1/21 – Remains of the Day; (1993); 129 min.; PG
1/28 – Possession (2002); 103 min.; PG-13

February – To Commemorate Black History Month
2/4 – Ray (2004); 152 min.; PG-13
2/11 – Long Walk Home (1990); 97 min.; PG
2/18 – Glory (1989); 122; R
2/25 – Pursuit of Happyness – (2006); 117 min.; PG-13


Hundred-Foot Journey
A family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant across the road from a Michelin-starred eatery.
Rated: PG; 122 min.; 2014 Starring: Helen Mirren

Dolphin Tale 2

Help for a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heart-warming sequel. Rated: PG; 107 min.; 2014 Starring: Ashley Judd

And So It Goes
A self-absorbed realtor needs help from his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of his granddaughter. Rated:PG-13; 94 min.; 2014 Starring: Diane Keaton

When the Game Stands Tall

The true story of football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took De La Salle High School from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak. Rated: PG; 115 min.; 2014 Starring: Laura Dern

The Other Woman

Discovering her boyfriend is mar-ried, Carly teams up with both his wife and other girlfriend to plot revenge. Rated: PG-13; 109 min.; 2014 Starring: Cameron Diaz

Still Mine
Elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
Rated: PG-13; 102 min.; 2012 Starring: James Cromwell

Get on Up

A biopic of James Brown from his childhood spent in poverty to hisemergence as
the Godfather of Soul.
Rated: PG-13; 138 min.; 2014 Starring: Viola Davis

If I Stay

Mia has everything: family, a boy-friend, and a future full of music. In an instant, on a snowy day almost all is lost.
Rated: PG-13; 106 min.; 2014 Starring: Chloe Moretz


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 Alan Brennert (EIA144)
Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m.

Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end - but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.

American Gods
by Neil Gaiman (EIA144)
Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m.

Just released from prison, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday, an enigmatic stranger who offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world. Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming -- a battle for the very soul of America...and they are in its direct path.


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)
    Philadelphia Flower Show
    Date: Saturday, March 7
    Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 7:15 a.m.
    Fee: $65
    Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
    Registration begins: Friday, January 2
    Registration ends: Tuesday, February 10
    Please Note: No refunds will be given after February 10, unless your seat can be filled by another patron.

    Experience the magic of movies and horticulture as the Flower Show celebrates the silver screen with Lights, Camera, BLOOM! 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 - 6 hours at the show. Cost for trip includes transportation via motor coach, admission to the Flower Show, as well as all fees and gratuities.
    Approximate return time: 8:00 p.m.

    nyc train
    For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
    Saturday, February 7 (purchase tickets by Monday, February 2)

    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 14 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 11 from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sign ups for January start on Friday, January 2 for district residents
    and Saturday, January 3 for non-district residents. Sign ups for March
    start on Thursday, February 26 for district residents and Friday, February
    27 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. There will be a 30 min. lunch
    break; a bag lunch is suggested. Register at the Circulation Desk.

    Saturday, January 24, from 10:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fee: $40.
    Saturday, March 7, 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, January 27 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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