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.
CHAIR YOGA (EIA441)
Thursday, May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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, May 10, 17, 24, 31 June 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. Par-ticipants 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, May, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 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, May 14, 21, 28 June 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 lim-ited to 20. Must Register.
Wednesday, May 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 22, 29 at 10 a.m.
If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improve-ment in flexibility, strength, posture, and more, join Renee & give this class a try. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Monday, May 9, 16, 23 June 6, 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.
Monday, May 9, 16, 23 June 6, 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. Experience the benefits of yoga-improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more. Bring mat or towel. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.
Thursday, May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 23, 30 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, May 9, 16, 23 June 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. Must Register.
PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOCIATION (EIA455)
Saturday, May 14 and June 11 at 2 p.m.
The PPA is now hosting a monthly Saturday 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, and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.
SUMMER NEVER TASTED SO GOOD (EIA201)
Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $5
Chef Rob Scott returns with great ideas for a summer meal. You’ll learn how to make roasted chicken tacos with gorgonzola slaw, a corn, tomato, and fresh mozzarella salad, and a banana macaroon chiller. As always everyone will receive a taste of all the food and copies of the recipes.
BOHLSEN LOCAL HISTORY SERIES (EIA254)
WOMEN IN LONG ISLAND’S PAST
Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Professor Emerita and author Natalie A. Naylor will speak about her book, Women in Long Island’s Past: a history of eminent ladies and everyday lives. Learn about Long Island novelists, poets, pilots, entertainers, politi-cal advocates, First Ladies, scientists and entrepreneurs. An enjoyable even-ing for local history buffs and anyone who enjoys learning about the past.
TRAVEL SNACKS - CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (EIA106)
Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
Charleston, the South Carolina city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel pre-Civil-War-era houses, particularly in the bustling French Quarter and Battery areas. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a Federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water. Join us for our monthly Travel Snacks with Scott Steinke.
COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS - A TASTE OF SUNNY GREECE (EIA129)
Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m.
The Greek Islands are known for intensely flavored food, using native ingre-dients like herbs, lemon and garlic as well as exotic imports like cinnamon and pepper seasonings and natural herbs such as dill, mint, oregano and thyme. Pick a recipe, bring in the dish to share and experience the flavors of Greece.
ABOARD POPE FRANCIS’S PLANE (EIA198)
Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.
Bart Jones, Newsday’s religion writer, was selected from among hundreds of journalists worldwide to travel aboard Pope Francis’s plane for his historic Cuba-US trip in September 2015. Mr. Jones journeyed from Rome to Havana to the U.S. with the Pope, attending mass in Havana and Madison Square Garden, and stepping into the Oval Office for Obama’s meeting with the pon-tiff. Hear the inside story of traveling with Pope Francis as part of the Vatican Press Corps.
FROM SNAPSHOT TO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART (EIA203)
Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
This is a photographic-oriented presentation that covers creating art, rather than snapshots when using your camera. It covers concepts of composition, use of light, position and other issues which should be considered before one snaps the shutter. This presentation is geared to those using everything from a camera phone to pro gear and is a common-sense approach to producing better images. The presentation does not delve into the "buttons & dials" part of using a camera, or photo software processes such as LightRoom or PhotoShop.
PAINT ON CANVAS - “STARRY NIGHT” (EIA207)
Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Fee: $5
This is a creative painting class for folks who want to learn the basics of acrylic painting. In each class you will be shown step-by-step how to create your own masterpiece that you can be proud of and take home at the end of the night. Our painting classes help you learn while you have fun; and if you know your letters, shapes and colors then you are prepared to learn how to paint! Go home with your own creation of Vincent van Gogh's - A Starry Night.
THE AGE OF ROCK AND ROLL - WHEN MUSIC MARRIED TELEVISION (EIA197)
Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
Reminisce about the golden age of rock and roll as it was captured by the Ed Sullivan Show (aired 1948 through 1971) in this multi-media presentation by film historian, Keith Crocker.
TRAVEL SNACKS - GARDEN GETAWAYS 2 (EIA106)
Friday, June 24 at 2 p.m.
Whatever the season, a garden holds that season’s best display of nature’s beauty…the first vivid buds and blossoms of spring, the vibrant deep colors of a summer garden, the riot of rusts, oranges, and reds in the fall, and the stark patterns of tree branches against the sky in winter. We’ll visit 10 new gardens and you’ll take home comprehensive information about the 35 public gardens in the immediate New York area.
DOCUMENTARY FILMS (EIA184)
TRY SOMETHING NEW - ENJOY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
DINOSAUR 13 - Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.
Dinosaur 13 is “Kramer vs. Kramer” for paleontologists, an absorbing documentary that recounts a torturous decade-long custody battle over the miraculously well-preserved skeletal leftovers of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that were discovered in South Dakota.- Rated: NR; 95 min.; 2014.
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT - Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.
What do the deniers of climate change and apologists for big tobacco have in common? Spokespeople sent into the media to sow doubt. Director Robert Kenner ("Food, Inc.") and his cowriter Kim Roberts lay it all out for us in "Merchants of Doubt," a compendium of public deceptions based on the same-titled book by science historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.
-Rated: PG-13; 96 min; 2015.
WEDNESDAY MOVIES WITH A THEME (EIA443)
Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m
MAY – Women in the Military
5/11 - Camp X-Ray (2014); 117 min.; R
5/18 - G. I. Jane (1997); 125 min.; R
5/25 - Courage Under Fire (1996) 116 min.; R
JUNE – Weddings!
6/1 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002); 95 min.; PG
6/8 - My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997); 105 min.; PG-13
6/15 - Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994); 117 min.; R
6/22 - Runaway Bride (1994); 116 min.; PG
6/29 - Father of the Bride (1950); 92 min.; NR
FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)
A retiree and widower lands an internship at a fashion website run by a modern young woman.
Rated: PG; 121 min.; 2015
Starring: Robert DeNiro
An Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn falls in love. She must choose be-tween two countries.
Rated: PG-13; 111 min.; 2015
Starring: Saoirse Ronan
Three separate but parallel stories of the 2005 mortgage housing crisis are told.
Rated: R; 130 min.; 2015
Starring: Ryan Gosling
A stolen mother and son escape from a room in which they have been imprisoned.
Rated: R; 118 min.; 2015
An important pathologist uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players.
Rated: PG-13; 123 min.; 2015
Starring: Will Smith
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
After three decades the First Order at-tempts to rule the galaxy and re-sistance is ragtag.
Rated: PG-13; 135 min.; 2015
Starring: Harrison Ford
Former champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Apollo Creed’s son.
Rated: PG-13; 133 min.; 2015
Starring: Sylvester Stallone
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 Larry Watson (EIA144)
Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
It is Montana in 1948, and young David Hayden's
father, Wesley, is sheriff of their small town
--a position he inherited from his domineering
father. Wesley is overshadowed by his older
brother, Frank, a war hero who is now the town
doctor. When Marie, the Sioux woman who works
for the Haydens gets ill, she reveals information
that turn the family’s life upside down. David
learns that truth is not what one believes it to be,
that power is abused, and that sometimes one has
to choose between family loyalty and justice.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland (EIA144)
Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
This luminous story begins in the present day,
when a professor invites a colleague to his home to
see a painting that he has kept secret for decades.
The professor swears it is a Vermeer—but why has he
hidden this important work for so long? The reasons
unfold in a series of events that trace the ownership
of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam,
and still further back to the moment of the work's
inspiration. As the painting moves through each
owner's hands, what was long hidden quietly surfaces,
illuminating poignant moments in multiple lives.
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.
Tastings at the Tenement Museum (EIA212)
Date: Friday, June 17
Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 9:45 a.m.
(No refunds will be given after Tuesday, May 17 unless
your seat can be filled by someone else.)
We will begin our day with a stop at the Highline and Chelsea Marketplace
where you will have time on your own to have a bite to eat and walk
the Highline. Next, a 3 ½ hour Ethnic New York bus and walking tour.
tour (mostly by bus, only walking will be in Chinatown) will focus on New
York’s various immigration histories and its visible impact on the landscape
of New York. On the tour, we’ll view Castle Garden and Ellis Island and
explore a number of Irish, Chinese, Italian and Jewish landmarks. Following
the tour it’s off to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for “Tastings at
We’ll taste a variety of foods from the neighborhood while
exploring the influence of immigrant culture on what Americans eat. We
will begin with a visit to 97 Orchard Street and then continue with a
sit-down tasting meal. As we taste the eight-course menu of flavors from the
Lower East Side’s past and present, you’ll hear stories about memorable
culinary experiences and interviews with local shop owners.
Approximate return time: 9:30 p.m.
New York City Celebrity Bus Tour/Luncheon at
Becco Restaurant (EIA213)
Date: Saturday, July 30
Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 8:45 a.m.
(No refunds will be given after Tuesday, July 5)
Our day will begin with a three-hour bus and walking tour with writer, actor,
and guide Jim Dykes, whom Joan Rivers dubbed the “celebrity” tour guide of
New York City. During our tour, Dykes will tell stories about addresses in
uptown neighborhoods near Central Park, and newer “trendy” areas downtown.
See the homes of the famous - past and present - and learn about the
rising price of real estate as the neighborhoods have changed. Hear about the
Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, Jackie Onassis, Martha Stewart, Tom Hanks, Denzel
Washington and more! Following the tour, we’ll enjoy a luncheon in a private
room at Becco Restaurant. Our meal will include unlimited servings of the three
daily pastas, as well as a variety of entrees served family style. Unlimited coffee,
tea, soft drinks, espresso, and cappuccino included. Following lunch at Becco,
the coach bus will drop us off at Central Park where you will have some time
on your own. In the event of rain, an alternate location will be determined.
Approximate return time: 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
For $10 (cash only) round trip
(purchase tickets by Tuesday, May 31)
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, June 22 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sign ups start on Thursday, June 2 for district residents and Friday,
June 3 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.
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, June 18 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.
May 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.