Please be aware that many of the programs listed below require registration.
If you will need special accommodations because of a disability, or if you need further information, please contact Ms. Moccio at 581-9200 Ext. 8 at least two weeks before the program so we can accommodate you.
Presented by the Islip Arts Council
and the East Islip Public Library (EIA152). Seating is limited, and on a first-come basis.
The Library is handicapped accessible.
*TAI CHI (EIA345)
Fridays, May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 at 1 p.m.
If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider Tai Chi. Tai Chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Tai Chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions. For all ages. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
Saturday, May 11,18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 at 9 a.m.
We are now offering a daytime class with Doris Denton. If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more - give this class a try. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
Mondays, May 13. 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7 p.m.
If you have always wanted to experience the benefits of yoga - improvement in flexibility, strength, posture, and more - give this class a try. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
SENIOR FITNESS (EIA125)
Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m.
While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight-bearing activities using dumbbells and resistance bands. Emphasis is placed on increasing muscular strength, flexibility and functional skills for daily living. Studies have shown that through proper diet and exercise, one can increase bone density and oxygen intake while also lowering blood pressure. Participants are encouraged to supply their own dumbbells. Must Register. Class size limited to 20.
Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m.
We are now offering a daytime 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. Must Register. Class size limited to 20.
WINDOWS 8 (EIA383)
Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Windows 8 is the current release of the Windows operating system, produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PC. If you own a new Microsoft "Surface" Tablet ot any other new computer, laptop, or tablet with the Windows 8 operating system you will want to attend this class because there are so many changes being introduced, including touch screen technology. Register.
Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Fee: $6.
Ganache is a French term referring to a smooth mixture of chopped chocolate and heavy cream, which has many uses in creating desserts depending on the proportions of the ingredients. So, here is a hands-on class on what you can do with this delicious chocolate concoction. Of course you will be tasting the treats.
ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE– SIZE AND SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
Join forces with international award-winning astrophysicist and former consultant to NASA, Kevin Manning, a man on no ordinary mission. Kevin founded Look Up to the Stars with a mission to generate interest and foster scientific literacy. This is an exciting family- oriented program & if weather permits everyone will go outside to view celestial objects with a powerful handcrafted telescope.
HOME CANNING-A HOBBY THAT YOU CAN EAT (EIA119)
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Mark Vosburgh, an expert in canning just about everything, will present an informative and interactive program for anyone interested in home canning. Both experienced canners and newcomers alike will benefit from this easy to follow discussion. The presentation includes the history of canning, general principles of safe food handling, equipment used, food preparation, water bath and pressure canning methods and troubleshooting. Register
FILM – THE WAR OF 1812 (EIA159)
Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibit in the lobby, the library is showing the documentary film, The War of 1812. The film shows all sides of the war including legends such as; Old Ironsides, Dolly Madison, the Ballad of New Orleans, the burning of Washington and the bombardment of Fort McHenry. We hope you will take time to view the exhibit and also attend the showing of the film. (120 min.) Register.
TRAVEL SNACKS-RUSSIA BY RIVER (EIA106)
Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
Russia by river is a study in contrasts and contradictions. Join photographer Harvey Hellering and his wife Barbara as they show you slides and videos of their adventures in Russia - a beautiful journey. Register
ART FOR EVERYONE (EIA355)
THE WAR YEARS THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARTIST
Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m.
Hear the romantic story of former Islip Terrace resident, Michael Reilly, who sent home paintings, poetry and letters to his young wife, when he was serving in Germany during World War II. His daughter, Maggie Rice presents 150 sketches and watercolors of the villages and countryside that he portrayed in his art. This is a sure fire crowd pleaser. All are welcome to attend. Register
COOKS AMONG THE BOOKS– HEALTHY SUMMER COOKING (EIA129)
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
It's summer so let's celebrate the season with healthy recipes. Whether it is something you cook on the grill or a cold salad or drink, share a taste and the recipe. Summer is right around the corner, so let's eat and keep it healthy. Register
BOHLSEN LOCAL HISTORY SERIES - GATSBY’S LONG ISLAND(EIA254)
Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
Maybe you’ve read the book or seen the new film with Leonardo DiCaprio, or still re-watch the one with Robert Redford. Now, you’ll want to attend this lively talk by historian and author, Monica Randall, that will include rare photos of the sprawling castle and events that inspired Fitzgerald to write his classic, The Great Gatsby. Register.
AWESOME APPS (EIA124)
Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Professor Ed Hom will be providing a fun overview of great ‘apps’ for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Find out what ‘apps’ (applications) are and where to get them, which are the best and most reliable? You will receive handouts and this is a lecture only class. Register
TRAVEL SNACKS - PUERTO RICO (EIA106)
Friday, June 21 at 2 p.m.
Join our director, Guy Edwards, for a film and commentary on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico located in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous with mountains with sandy beaches along most of the coast. Visit the historic city of San Juan and see all it has to offer. Register.
FRIDAY MOVIES (EIA103)
To Rome with Love
May 3 @ 2 p.m.
The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances,
adventures and predicaments they get into.
Starring: Woody Allen & Penélope Cruz
Rated R; 112 min.; 2012
May 10 @ 2 p.m.
As Lincoln struggles with the continuing carnage of the Civil War he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis & Sally Field
Rated PG-13; 150 min., 2012
May 17 @ 2 p.m.
The enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption in 19th Century France. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert.
Starring: Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway
Rated PG-13; 158 min., 2012
Zero Dark Thirty @ 2 p.m.
The hunt for -- and the killing of -- Osama bin Laden by CIA agents and SEAL Team Six, the special-ops team who eventually brought down the terrorist leader.
Starring: Jessica Chastain & Joel Edgerton
Rated R; 157 min., 2012
Hyde Park on the Hudson
June 7 @ 2 p.m.
In June 1939, President FDR and his wife Eleanor host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America.
Starring: Bill Murray & Laura Linney
Rated R; 94 min.; 2012
June 14 @ 2 p.m.
This epic drama explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.
Starring: Tom Hanks & Halle Berry
Rated R; 172 min.; 2012
June 28 @ 2 p.m.
Two sales executives see McKinley's citizens, who have been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, as likely to accept their company's offer – for drilling rights to their properties. An environmental activist’s arrival raises the stakes. Starring: Matt Damon & Frances McDormand
Rated R; 106 min.; 2012
July 5 @ 2 p.m.
A traveling salesman talks his mother into heading out on the road with him so that he can, unbeknownst to her, reunite her with a former fling in this comedy.
Starring: Seth Rogan & Barbra Streisand
Rated PG-13; 95 min.; 2012
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 Francis de Pontes Peebles (EIA144)
Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
Having mastered the clothing maker's art at an early age, orphaned siblings Emilia and Luzia dos Santos harbor individual dreams for the future but find their lives playing out divergently as the wife of a wealthy doctor's son and a member of a rebel bandit gang.
by Richard Russo (EIA144)
Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
William Henry Devereaux, Jr., spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania University. Over the course of a single convoluted week, he threatens to execute a goose, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, discovers that his secretary writes better fiction than he does, suspects his wife of having an affair with his dean, and finally confronts his philandering elderly father, the one-time king of American Literary Theory, at an abandoned amusement park.
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.
TAKE THE TRAIN TO NEW YORK CITY (EIA165)
For $10.00 (cash only) round trip Saturday, June 1
(purchase tickets by Monday, May 27)
TRAIN LEAVES GREAT RIVER SATURDAY AT 8:35 a.m.
Your tickets are paid for at the EIPL. The day of the trip, arrive at the Great River train station by 8:20 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
MATURE DRIVING COURSE: (EIA140)
Wednesday, May 1, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sign ups for May start on Thursday, April 18 for district residents and Friday, April 19 for non-district residents. Sign ups for June start on Thursday, June 6 for district residents and Friday,
June 7 for non-district residents.
A non-refundable $17 check or money order made out to AARP for AARP card holders, or a $19. 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. Bring a bag lunch.
Enrollment is limited to 33 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a bag lunch. Register at the Circulation Desk.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE (EIA153)
Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Fee: $35.
Registration forms for this course are available at the Circulation Desk. Bring a bag lunch. A non-refundable $35 check or money order made out to the Empire Safety Council paid at the Circulation Desk prior to the course date.
Hatha Yoga, Senior Fitness and Zumba
East Islip Public Library has three exercise classes now
Hatha Yoga, Senior Fitness and Zumba.
Freda Costa continues to teach yoga and she will guide you through gentle poses designed to increase vitality and encourage good health.
Yoga Classes are held at the library:
Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. Fee: $4 per session.
Please bring a towel or mat with you. No sign-up is necessary. Guaranteed to make you feel better. Our Senior Fitness class is being taught by Connie McDonaugh, a certified personal trainer. For more information on times and cost look inside the Librafax.