Adult Programs

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, September 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $21

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, September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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 beginning any new exercise
program. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Tai chi (eia345)
Friday, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $24.

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.

Yoga (EIA100)
Saturday, September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9 a.m.
Fee: $24.

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)
Wednesday, September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m.
Fee: $21.

If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improvement
in flexibility, strength, posture, and more, join Renee & give this class a try.
Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Yoga (eia406)
Monday, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $24.

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)
Monday, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $24.

For those of you who cannot make our daytime yoga classes, we are now
offering an evening class with Renee. Experience the benefits of yogaimprovement
in flexibility, strength, posture, and more. Bring mat or towel.
Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $24.

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, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $24.

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, September 10 and October 8 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 .

Learn to be…...Tobacco Free (eia256)
Tuesday, September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18 at 6 p.m.

These are FREE smoking cessation classes offered by the Suffolk County
Dept. of Health. The emphasis is on PREPARING to quit and for those who
use all forms of tobacco. The series consists of six, one hour weekly sessions
and are conducted by public health educators. Reunion on November 1st
Because you celebrate with food? (eia249)
Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. - Fee: $5

Join Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott for a distinctive sampling of foods for
a program he calls - "Because You Celebrate With Food?" The menu will
include gourmet turkey cocktail meatballs with cranberry orange glaze,
spinach & cheese "brownies", and skewered tortellini with pistachio nutmeg
sauce. Demonstration, sample taste, & recipes will be given to everyone.

Travel snacks - Myanmar - land of golden pagodas (eia106)
Friday, September 30 at 2 p.m.

Myanmar is the present name for the country that was known as Burma. Its
amazing sights have been open to Americans in recent years following the
lifting of sanctions against the military junta in 2011. Join us as we travel
through this fascinating country. Learn about Myanmar's history, religion,
politics and welcoming people.

Cooks among the books - let’s cook like Jacques Pepin (eia129)
Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

This famous chef, cookbook author, and television personality turned 80 on
12/18/15 and is still going strong. In an article about food memories and
cooking he says, “ I hope that you will share your table in a daily ritual with
your loved ones and enjoy life to the fullest.” Let’s pick a recipe from his
many books that shows us it is not difficult to cook like the French.

A photographic tour of the white house (eia187)
Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m.

At 24, Frank Lazzaro was commissioned by First Lady Betty Ford as the
White House Christmas Tree Decorator. He remained there for the next 12
years as floral decorator during the Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations.
He will share his experiences and present photographs of the White
House. He will also create a silk floral design for the season to be raffled off.

Gibraltar jazz (eia248)
Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m.

Gibraltar Jazz features guitarist/vocalist Richie Naef & vocalist Phyllis
Novin. Together they create JazzABilly. They perform songs written and/or
performed by Keely Smith/Louie Prima, Etta James, Muddy Waters, Duke
Ellington, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington, to name a few.

Discarding masks: the road to authentic living (eia243)
Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m.

A quest for personal growth is discarding the need for masks, that is, acting
out roles we were never suited to play. Pretending takes a heavy toll physically,
mentally, emotionally & spiritually. Conversely, living life without
masks is its own reward. The seminar encourages people to shed the protection
of the mask and supports them in their quest for authentic living. It is
divided into three segments: lecture, meditation, and questions.

Camp Siegfried, long island nazicamp-local history series (eia239)
Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m., with Film & Tour at 6:30 p.m.

A speaker from the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding
will talk about the Nazi Camp in Yaphank owned and run by the
German-American Bund whose mission it was to promote a positive view of
Nazi Germany. Come at 6:30 p.m. for an Archive’s Month treat, a short
film about the library’s history along with a tour of the Local History Room.

UFOs! Everyone’s got a story! (eia251)
Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

This is a multimedia presentation based on Joseph Flammer’s 2015 book,
UFOs Over Long Island, New York and his 2016 book, UFOs Over
America: Scariest Cases. Topics include UFO sightings and alien high
strangeness, reported abductions, UFO history, and theories about alien visitations.
The program highlights a lively question and answer segment in
which the audience can share their own UFO experiences and points of view.

Travel snacks - Paris & northwest France (eia106)
Friday, October 28 at 2 p.m.

Join Jeanne Schnupp for a virtual tour of Paris and NW France. Take in
Paris's famous landmarks, move to the Loire Valley and Normandy and
Brittany. Then it's on to the island church of Mont Saint-Michel & the site
of Joan of Arc's last stand in Rouen. This travelogue will leave you with a
renewed sense of wonder in the beauty of France.

Writer’s workshop (eia250)
Tuesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 p.m.
A writing workshop for those new to the writing process as w
ell as those
wishing to become better writers. Instructional presentations with in-class
and take-home exercises, learn to hone your writing skills . Published
author, Debra Peoples, will cover many other topics.

Out of district - November 7th



HE NAMED ME MALALA – Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13; 87 min.; 2015

A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani
schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed
by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. Her story is so
important and so necessary making it a must see. Malala has since become
the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

THE SALT OF THE EARTH– Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m.
Rated PG; 110 min.; 2015

Sebastião Salgado has witnessed some of the major events of our recent
history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking
on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose
landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to
the planet's beauty.


Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

September – Mathematics on Film
9/7 – The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016); 128 min.; PG-13
9/14 – Sneakers (1992); 125 min.; PG-13
9/21 – Proof (2005); 99 min.; PG-13

October – Cagney
10/5 – Captains of the Clouds (1942); 113 min.; NR
10/12 – Love Me or Leave Me (1955); 122 min.; NR
10/19 – Mutiny on the Bounty (1935); 132 min.; NR
10/26 – Mister Roberts (1955); 120 min.; NR


9/2 Hail Caesar
A Hollywood fixer must help when a superstar actor is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Rated: PG-13; 105 min.; 2016 Starring: George Clooney

Me before You
A young woman is hired to act as a caregiver for a young banker who
was paralyzed in an accident.
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2016
Starring: Emilia Clarke

9/16 Love & Friendship
Lady Vernon moves to her inlaws' estate and begins matchmaking for her daughter and herself.
Rated: PG; 92 min.; 2016
Starring: Kate Beckinsale

9/23 Lady in the Van
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman who parks in his driveway.
Rated: PG-13; 144 min.; 2015
Starring: Maggie Smith

10/7 Money Monster
A TV stockmarket guru is held hostage by a man who lost his life's savings due to his financial advice.
Rated: R; 95 min.; 2016 Starring: Julia Roberts

10/14 I Saw the Light
Hank Williams’ story, chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Rated; R; 123 min.; 2016
Starring: Tim Hiddleston

10/21 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan
Rated: R; 112 min.; 2016
Starring: Tina Fey

11/4 Miracles from Heaven
A 10 yr. old with an incurable digestive disorder is cured of the ailment following a serious accident.
Rated: PG; 109 min.; 2016
Starring: Jennifer Garner



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

Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
(EIA144) Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m

In a deadbeat town in upstate New York—and in the life of one of its unluckiest citizens, Sully has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years. Divorced from his wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With sly and uproarious humor, Nobody's Fool embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
(EIA144) Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.



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.



Bus Trips:


New York City Pizza Tour (EIA228)
Date: Saturday, October 1 Bus departs East Islip Library: 9:15 a.m.

Registration ends: Tuesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. Love pizza?!! Enjoy a pizza tour led by pizza enthusiast and licensed NYC tour guide Scott Wiener, whose pizza pontifications have been featured on The Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, Food Network, The Discovery Channel, and in The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine. During our 4 hour tour we will be visiting four pizzerias. Each stop includes a tour of the kitchen, a pocket Pizza Journal and a slice of pizza. If you would like to purchase anything additional, please bring cash. Bus drivers gratuity is not included. Approximate Return Time: 5:30 p.m.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze/Luncheon at Sunset Cove Restaurant (EIA241)
Date: Friday, November 11 Bus departs East Islip Library: 12 p.m.
(To honor our veterans on Veterans Day, the cost for veterans is $80)

Love pizza?!! Enjoy a pizza tour led by pizza enthusiast and licensed NYC tour guide Scott Wiener, whose pizza pontifications have been featured on the Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Wall Street
Journal and New York Magazine. During our tour (which will last approximately 4 hours), we will be visiting four pizzerias.
Each stop includes a tour of the kitchen and the inside scoop about pizza oven magic. You will receive a Pocket Pizza Journal and a slice of pizza at each pizzeria. Please note: If you would like to purchase additional food and beverages, please bring CASH. Cost of trip includes transportation via motor coach, tour led by Scott Weiner, and four slices of pizza. Bus driver gratuity is not included. Approximate return time: 5:30 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, October 8 (purchase tickets by Monday, October 3)

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, September 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Sign ups for September start on Thursday, September 15 for district residents and Friday, September 16 for non-district residents. Sign ups for November start on Thursday, November 3 for district residents and Friday, November 4 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.

Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, October 29 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.
Tuesday, September 27 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Saturday, November 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EIA142)

Protect your privacy and get rid of clutter! A shredding truck from A Shred Away Inc. will be in the library’s parking lot for on-site shredding of personal documents. This service is open to the public. Please note that they do not accept plastic, carbon paper, hanging files, red well folders, cardboard, newspaper or magazines. Clips and staples are fine to put through the shredder.
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