Adult Programs

PROGRAM REGISTRATION

-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.

Exercise Classes:

CHAIR YOGA (EIA441)
Thursdays, May 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $20.

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, May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $25.

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, May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26 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.

YOGA (EIA100)
Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 June 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.

YOGA (EIA399)
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 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.

YOGA (EIA406)
Mondays, May 4, 11, 18, June 8, 15, 22, 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $20.

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.

YOGA (EIA312)
Mondays, May 4, 11, 18, June 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $20.

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)
THERE WILL BE NO ZUMBA GOLD CLASSES FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST. CLASSES WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.

PROGRAMS:

PERFORMANCE POETS ASSOCIATION (EIA455)
Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, June 13 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.

ART DECO NEW YORK: FROM THE CHRYSLER BUILDING TO THE GRAND CONCOURSE (EIA254)
Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

Anthony W. Robins an art historian specializing in New York City architecture and history, will talk about New York City’s great skyscrapers; the Empire State, Daily News, Irving Trust, General Electric, and RCA buildings and much more; including apartment buildings, airport termi-nals, hotels, department stores, and Radio City Music Hall. You won’t know where to look first on your next trip to New York City. This program is made available through a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

TRAVEL SNACKS - AUSTRIA (EIA106)
Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music's movie debut with Jeanne Schnupp as she gives you an insider look at Salzburg, the city-star of the iconic movie. Separate fact from fiction with a lively look at scenic backdrops and little-known facts. Nonnberg Abbey, Festival Hall, even the famous Horse Fountain Maria splashes on her way through Salzburg’s Altstadt have their own stories to tell & see for yourself what really awaited them up in the Bavarian Alps.

ESSENTIAL OILS - MAKE & TAKE (EIA493)
Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $5

Come learn what Essential Oils are all about and what they can do for you in your everyday life to enhance you & your family's health. This is a FUN, interactive class where participants will be making and taking home healthy non-toxic air fresheners, bath salts, enriched body lotions; which are all enhanced with essential oils such as peppermint, lavender and cinnamon bark to name a few.

COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS - 4TH OF JULY (EIA129)
Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Beside fireworks, what is the more iconic than celebrating the 4th of July with food—nothing. Pull out the checkered tablecloth, fire up the grill, and share your all-American, star studded recipes with the "Cooks Among the Books". As always bring copies of your recipe for everyone.

SELF-RESPECT, ESTEEM & WORTH THROUGH MEDITATION (EIA491)
Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m.

Do we pay enough attention to problems of self-esteem, respect, and worth? This meditation lecture will focus on achieving balance and peace, while trying to assist you in growing to a higher level of clarity. The class consists of practical instruction, followed by a guided medita-tion to help heal.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS…..COOL SUMMER FOODS (EIA490)
Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $5

Plan your summer party foods with the following dishes from Chef Rob Scott. His selections will include crispy noodle salad with sweet & sour dressing, Mediterranean shrimp wraps with pesto & sundried tomatoes, and blueberry-strawberry almond romanoff. As always there will be samples for everyone to try and copies of the recipes to take home.

LEARN HOW TO PAINT LIKE A FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER (EIA459)
Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn the techniques used by French Impressionists in the 1880's using the old master’s techniques. This class is open to anyone and you do not need painting experience. Everyone will take home their own painted masterpiece. Materials will be provided & sign up as soon as possible as space is limited. This art program is sponsored by the John A Rodger, Jr. Foundation with The Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.

THE FAMILY KITCHEN ORGANIC GARDENING (EIA493)
Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

Renato will take the attendees from the garden to the family dinner table. Topics include: garden design & layout, soil preparation, preparing garden beds, seeds, planting, insects, fencing, gathering the harvest, winter garden, food storage, canning, and recipes. Come and be inspired to start your own organic garden.

TRAVEL SNACKS - ICELAND (EIA 106)
Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Iceland is the home of the Northern Lights, Vikings, volcanoes & glaciers, it is a mystical & beautiful destination. Learn about this unique land that is only a 5 hour plane ride from New York.

WEDNESDAY MOVIES WITH A THEME (EIA443)
Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m


May
It’s Asian - Pacific American Heritage Month
5/6 - Joy Luck Club (1993); 140 min.; R
5/13 – Snow Falling on Cedars (1999); 128 min.; PG-13
5/20 – Kundun (1997); 128 min.; PG-13
5/27 – Beyond Rangoon (1995); 97 min.; R
June
It’s Time for the Tony Awards
6/3 – An American in Paris (1951); 115 min.; G
6/17 – Gigi (1958); 116 min.; G
6/24 – On the Town (1949); 98 min.; NR

FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)

5/1
The Homesman
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

5/8
Gone Girl
When the wife disappears her husband is the focus of attention.
Rated: R; 149 min.; 2014
Starring: Ben Affleck

5/15
Unbroken
Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star survived a plane crash in World War II, only to become a prisoner of war.
Rated: PG-13; 137 min.; 2014
Starring: Jack O’Connell

5/22
Into the Woods
An adaptation of the Stephen Sond-heim musical, directed by Rob Marshall.
Rated: PG; 124 min.; 2014
Starring: Meryl Streep

6/5
American Sniper

A biopic of Chris Kyle, the most-celebrated sniper in American military history.
Rated: R; 134 min.; 2014
Starring: Bradley Cooper

6/12
Wild

A woman under-takes a solo hike as a way to recov-er from a recent
catastrophe.
Rated: R; 115 min.; 2014
Starring: Reese Witherspoon

6/19
Annie

Annie is a foster kid with a hard knock life, until a mayoral candi-date takes her in.
Rated: PG; 118 min.; 2014
Starring: Jamie Fox

7/3
Mortdecai
A roguish art dealer is in search of a stolen painting that could unveil a Nazi bank account.
Rated: R; 106 min.; 2015
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

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.

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What Alice Forgot
By Liane Moriarty (EIA144)
Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

Suffering an accident that causes her to forget the last 10 years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is 39 years old, a mother of three children and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.



Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson (EIA144)
Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

John Ames, is 76, a preacher who has lived almost all of his life in Gilead, Iowa. He is writing a letter to his almost seven-year-old son, the blessing of his second marriage. It is a summing-up, an apologia, a consideration of his life. Robinson takes the story away from being simply the reminiscences of one man and moves it into the realm of a meditation on fathers and children, particularly sons, on faith, and on the imperfectability of man.

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.

    LIBRARY TRIPS:
    Bus Trip –(EIA433)
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    Green-Wood Cemetery/Junior’s/ Brooklyn Navy Yard
    Date: Saturday, August 8
    Cost: $104.00/person
    Check or money order payable to: Islip Public Library
    Bus departs East Islip Library: 8 a.m.
    Registration begins: Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m.
    Registration ends: Tuesday, July 7 at 9 p.m.

    Please Note: No refunds can be given after Tuesday, July 7, unless your seat can be filled by another patron.
    Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. During our private tour, we will hop aboard a historic trolley as a Green-Wood tour guide tells the story of this magnificent landmark and the fascinating people interred here. Green Wood is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Following our two hour tour of Green-Wood Cemetery, we will have lunch at the well-loved Brooklyn classic, Junior’s Restaurant . Following lunch, we will tour the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard played a pivotal role in the American war effort – it built battleships and aircraft carriers, repaired over 5,000 ships, and sent troops and supplies to fronts across the globe. The tireless efforts of its 70,000 workers earned it the nickname “The Can-Do Yard.” Our tour will explore the role of the New York City waterfront in the war effort, make connections between the Yard and famous battles of World War II, and visit sites of significance that remain from this era, including the Naval Hospital campus, the Naval Film Exchange, former ship assembly shops, and the historic Dry Dock 1. During the tour you will listen to clips of oral histories recorded with sailors and ship workers who were at the Yard during the war. You will also have the opportunity to get off the bus at several stops for a closer look at historically significant sites. Cost of trip includes transportation, tour of Green-Wood Cemetery, lunch at Junior’s and tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Approximate return time: 7 p.m.

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    TAKE THE TRAIN TO NEW YORK CITY
    For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
    Saturday, June 6
    (purchase tickets by Monday, June 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.


    DRIVING COURSES:

    AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE: (EIA140)
    Wednesday, June 10, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sign ups 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, June 13, 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.

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    FITNESS CLASSES:
    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, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Tuesday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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