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.

THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY CONCERTS ARE FUNDED BY THE BOHLSEN FOUNDATION

TOMMY SULLIVAN - A THOUSAND MEMORIES (EIA175)
Sunday, January 24 at 2 p.m.

A Charter Inductee to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Tommy Sullivan
created the first official rock group in the Army as a member of the United
States Military Academy Band at West Point. Tommy Sullivan’s dynamic and
unique one-man show, a Thousand Memories, features his four-octave vocals
and performances on four instruments. His song list is an eclectic mix ranging
from doo-wop to rock and includes favorites from Sinatra to Elvis.

ROMANCE BY GEMINI JOURNEY (EIA173)
Sunday, February 7 at 2 p.m.

Diane Block, violinist, and Terry Batts, cellist, became friends and "musical
twins" at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, a friendship and collaboration
that continues to this day. Their vast repertoire reflects diverse musical
genres and "musical landscapes in time and travel." On February 7, as
Valentine's Day draws near, they will perform a beautiful array of romantic
songs and ballads from our American Songbook tradition. Let your heartstrings
be tugged as they prove that Love is still indeed alive and well!

EXERCISE CLASSES:

CHAIR YOGA (EIA441)
Thursday, January 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $18

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, January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 23 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $18

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, January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1 p.m.
Fee: $21

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.

YOGA (EIA100)
Saturday, January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 9 a.m.
Fee: $21

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, January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 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, January 11, 25 February 1, 8, 22, 29 at 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.

YOGA (EIA312)
Monday, January 11, 25 February 1, 8, 22, 29 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. Experience the benefits of
yoga-improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more. Bring mat
or towel. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

YOGA (EIA115)
Thursday, January 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $21

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, January 25 February 1, 8, 22, 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $15

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.
(Join summer substitute Joy Walker for this fun way to exercise.)
Must Register.

PROGRAMS

THE SIXTH ANNUAL ADULT WINTER READING CLUB
Registration will begin on December 18
at the Reference Desk.

Once you register, you will receive a folder with all the necessary information for membership. Members will
be able to submit reviews for the books they have read from January 4 through February 5.
There will be weekly drawings for prizes and a drawing for a “grand prize” at the
end of the club.

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

The PPA will now be 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

eMEDIA FOR LIBRARY PATRONS: MORE THAN JUST BOOKS - (EIA223)
Saturday, January 16 at 2:30 p.m.

This course provides an overview of the eMedia available with just a library
card, helping you to get the most from that computer, eReader or tablet you
got this holiday season. Services covered will be Overdrive e-books and
audiobooks, One Click audio books, Flipster magazines, and IndieFlix films.
A short period of technical assistance will be provided if time permits.

PAINT ON CANVAS - “THE GOLDFISH” (EIA170)
Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $5

This is an optimistic, creative painting class for folks who want to learn the
basics of acrylic painting. 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. Don’t worry if you can’t even draw a stick person. 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! Everyone will
go home with their own copy of Henri Matisse’s “The Goldfish”.

BOHLSEN LOCAL HISTORY SERIES
ISLIP GRANGE - A PLACE TO TOUCH THE FACE OF HISTORY - (EIA254)
Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m
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New Islip Town Historian, George J. Munkenbeck, will give a talk on an
Islip Town historic gem, The Grange. In 1974, encouraged by civic organizations
and the approaching Bicentennial, the Town made a commitment to
preserve and relocate threatened structures. The site was envisioned as a
repository for these structures and landmarks, to be situated in a park-like
setting which would reflect the rural/village aspects of living in 19th Century
Long Island. This multi-media presentation will explore the present conditions
at the Grange as well as the historic background of the land and structures.

TRAVEL SNACKS - NORTHERN ITALY (EIA106)
Friday, January 29 at 2 p.m.

Join "Savvy Sightseer" Jeanne Schnupp for a virtual tour of Northern Italy!
See for yourself the conflicting and controversial Last Supper paintings by
Renaissance artists DaVinci and Luini. Visit the Monumental Cemetery –
Milan’s best-kept secret. Check out the oldest shopping mall in the world,
the many sides of Verona, phenomenal gardens, tiny fishing villages, spectacular
lakes and so much more!

SIMPLICITY: A SIMPLE STRESS REDUCTION PLAN (EIA139)
Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Wayne Dyer spent decades teaching and inspiring three generations to
pursue fulfilling lives. His passing in 2015 left a void in the world of selfmotivation;
however, as a prolific writer, he has left us his wisdom in the
form of dozens of motivational books. One such book, Inspiration: Your
Ultimate Calling, presents Dr. Dyer’s “12-Step Program to Simplicity.” This
seminar encourages us to streamline our lifestyle. Less can actually mean more
once stress is neutralized by incorporating easy-to-do practices into our daily lives.

COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS - CHINESE NEW YEAR (EIA129)
Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m.

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the year
according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. As with any holiday, food is a
big part of the celebration. So, bring in a Chinese dish to share with everyone,
along with copies of the recipe, and let's celebrate "The Year of the Monkey."

STAMP AND COIN APPRAISAL CLINIC (EIA166)
Thursday, February 4 at 7 p.m.

Do you think you might have some rare or valuable stamps or coins in your
collection? Come find out with expert Frank McAlonan. Everyone will
receive an individual evaluation of US or foreign coins and stamps. Bring
multiple items.

FOODS TO TRAVEL BY - FOOD TALK & TASTING (EIA171)
Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

Jeanne Schnupp will prepare three selections from her illustrated cookbooks
, the Savvy Sightseer's Foods to Travel by series. They will include a
soup from England, a leek tart from Belgium, and almond cookies from
Vienna. While you savor your samples, Jeanne will whisk you away on a
"culinary vacation" with a stunning photo display. Recipes will be provided.

CANASTA LESSONS FOR BEGINNER OR REFRESHER (EIA169)
Thursday, February 25 & March 3, 10 at 7 p.m.

Instructor Jacqui Palatnik will be teaching a beginner or re-fresher Canasta
class. Learn or brush up on this amazing card game! Canasta is a game that
was popular in the fifties and is making a big comeback. It is lots of fun and
very stimulating!

TRAVEL SNACKS - ALASKA COASTAL BROWN BEARS (EIA106)
Friday, February 26 at 2 p.m.

Join Bill Rudock & Gen Benjamin of First Light Photography as they explore
south east Alaska; highlighting Lake Clark National Park & Wildlife
Preserve and the coastal brown bears that live there. Learn interesting facts
about brown bears and other wildlife that inhabit the Alaska wilderness
through their stunning images.


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


January – Royalty
1/6 – Grace of Monaco (2014); 103 min.;TV-14
1/13 – Mary Queen of Scots (1972); 130 min; PG
1/20 – The Queen (2006); 100 min.; PG-13
1/27 – Mrs. Brown (1997); 103 min.; PG

February – Oscar Winning Romances
2/10 – Broadway Melody (1929); 110 min.; NR
2/17 – It Happened One Night (1934); 105 min.; NR
2/24 – Out of Africa (1988); 161 min.; PG

FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)

1/8
Ricki and the Flash

An aging rocker returns home to her estranged family after years on the road.
Rated: PG-13; 101 min.; 2015
Starring: Meryl
Streep

1/15
Jimmy’s Hall

During the Depression,an activist returns to Ireland after 10 years in America.
Rated: PG-13; 109 min.; 2014
Starring: Barry Ward

1/22
Sicario

An FBI agent is assigned to work a dangerous stretch of the USMexico border.
Rated: R; 121 min.; 2015
Starring: Emily Blunt

2/12
Black Mass

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the Boston criminal.
Rated: R; 122 min.; 2015
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch

2/19
Freeheld

A New Jersey police lieutenant and her domestic partner battle to have pension benefits.
Rated: PG-13; 103 min.; 2015
Staring: Julianne Moore

3/4
Man from Uncle

1960s, a CIA agent and KGB operative participate in a joint mission.
Rated: PG-13; 116 min.; 2015
Starring: Henry Cavill

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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Euphoria by Lily King
Wednesday, January 20 at 7 p.m.

The romantic and intelligent, Nell Stone, has made a reputation for herself by studying native tribes in New Guinea. Her husband, also an anthropologist, is more jealous than dutiful, and he continually makes her feel inadequate for failing to produce a baby. Enter a charming-but-tortured third anthropologist, who at times seems to be unsure to which of his new friends he’s more attracted. Emotional sparks fly and it’s a growing fire between him and Nell that they cannot do anything about. You know from the beginning that something bad is going to happen.



The Blood of Flowers
by Anita Amirrezvani
Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m

A 17th-century Persian village girl makes her way with her mother to a rich uncle's house in the city of Isfahan. As the poor relatives, they are treated as servants. The uncle, a master rug maker for the shah, grudgingly teaches her his trade, his love and respect for her increasing with her perseverance and talent. His greedy wife convinces him to accept a three-month "marriage" contract for the girl with a rich horse trader. She learns that he has no intention of making her his permanent wife as she has no money. She vows to make beautiful rugs on her own, and thus ensure her and her mother's financial security.

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.

LIBRARY TRIPS

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Bus Trip: (EIA300)
2016 Philadelphia Flower Show: Explore America
Date: Saturday, March 12
Cost: $65.00/person
Make check or money order to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Registration ends: Tuesday, February 9 at 9 p.m.
Bus departs East Islip Library: 7 a.m.


Overnight Bus Trip to Lancaster PA (EIA 423)
Date: Friday, April 8 - Saturday, April 9, 2016
Cost: $270.00/single, $220.00/double, $210.00/triple
Make check or money order to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Bus departs East Islip Library: 7 a.m.

nyc train

Train Trip (EIA165)
For $10.00 (cash only) round trip
Saturday, February 6 (purchase tickets by Monday, February 1)
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.


DRIVING COURSES:

AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE: (EIA140)
Wednesday, February 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for February start on Thursday, January 14 for district residents
and Friday, January 15 for non-district residents.

Sign ups for March start on Thursday, February 11 for district residents
and Friday, February 12 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, January 23 from 10 - 4 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, February 27 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.

Blood Pressure Screening (EIA149)
Blood Pressure Screening, scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Tuesday, January 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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