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 Judy. Moccio or Andrea Smith at (631) 581-9200 Ext.123 at least two weeks before the program so we can accommodate you.

Sunday Concerts

Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.

Treat yourself with Music, Movement and Mirth this St. Patrick’s Day.
Hear songs such as “Danny Boy,” “The Wearing Of The Green,” “Harrigan”
and many more! St. Patrick’s Day humor and even a little step dancing!
Francine and Joel perform your Irish favorites in the professional, engaging
style that they do best.

Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m.

Join Linda Ipanema for a tribute to the singers and songwriters that made
the 50's so fabulous. She will perform the music of such singers as Teresa
Brewer, Nat King Cole, Doris Day and many other favorites. Linda has
appeared on television, radio, and at concerts across the U.S. She is a performer
not to be missed.

Geared To Adults With Special Needs - Caregivers must be present

Pretzel Shamrocks - Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Create shamrocks using pretzels and candy. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Spring Baskets- Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Color eggs to put in a basket for spring.


Registration begins for EIPL cardholders on Wednesday, March 1 at 9 a.m.
You will only be allowed to sign up 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL cardholder).
Out of district cardholders can begin registration on Wednesday, March 8 at 9 a.m.
Programs with a fee are NON-REFUNDABLE & require in-person registration

Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 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, March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 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. Partici-pants are encouraged to supply their own weights (3 - 5 lbs.). Bands will be supplied. Please consult with a physician before beginning any new exer-cise program. Class size limited to 25. Must Register.

Tai chi (eia345)
Friday, March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 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 an-cient 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 con-ditions. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.

Yoga (EIA100)
Saturday, March 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22 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, March 15, 22, 29 April 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, March 6, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $21.

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, March 6, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7 p.m.
Fee: $21
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, March 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $18.

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, pos-ture, and more-give this class a try. Bring mat or towel. Must Register.

Zumba gold (EIA278)
Monday, March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 17, 24 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, March 11 and April 8 at 2 p.m.

The PPA will host a monthly Saturday meeting to bring poetry to the public. Their meetings include featured poets, as well as open mic for participants. This is a group that has been in existence for 20 years, hosts poetry readings all over Long Island, and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

Board Games for Grade 9th Through Adult (eia283)
Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m
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The library is a welcoming place to learn and play board games. This month learn to play two new games –Smash Up and Exploding Kittens. Newbies are welcome along with experienced players. Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. - This month learn to play King of Tokyo and Resistance.

Lincoln Center Local - Danny Elfman’s Music
from the films of Tim Burton (eia298)
Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.

Lincoln Center Local is partnering with the East Islip Public Library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to us. This is a screening of Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton which was performed at Avery Fisher Hall on July 6, 2015. Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a live concert that vividly conjures his unforgettable Tim Burton film scores.

Travel Snacks - Costa Rica (eia106)
Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m.

Join East Islip library director Guy Edwards as he recounts his adventures in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a rugged, rain forested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. A pioneer of ecotourism, Costa Rica draws many tourists to its extensive national parks and protected areas.

Plant To Plate - Plant Based Nutrition (eia299)
Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Certified through Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition Program under the direction of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Catherine Niggemeier will share Dr. Campbell’s research, The China Study, which has proven that by eating a plant-based diet optimum health, can be attained.

Book Bash (eia255)
Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

Book lovers and book club members will want to attend this author talk by Kristen Harnisch, the author of The Vintner's Wife and The California Wife, a fictional series about vineyard life at the turn of the 20th Century. She de-scribes herself as chef, chauffeur, laundress, nurse, shrink, shopper, and maid servant to three children and a terrific husband by day and novelist by night. She promises to bring some good book club title suggestions along with books to sign.

Cooks Among the Books - A Springtime Easter Lunch (eia129)
Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Gather your friends and family to celebrate the Easter season with these festive springtime foods. Pick a recipe that means Spring to you, prepare a sample for the group and bring copies of the recipe.

Hiking Long Island: A Guide to Parks and Trails (eia295)
Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

Whether a resident or visitor, become acquainted with the beauty of Long Island's woods, fields, pine barrens, and beaches. Lee McAllister is the author of "Hiking Long Island," which is filled with information on geology, flora, and fauna. You may learn about trails on L.I. that you never knew existed.

Spring Is “On A Roll” with Chef Rob (eia297)
Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. - Fee: $5

Chef Rob Scott will be here again to demonstrate the following foods that do not need a fork to enjoy. He will make a grilled sausage & caprese relish, Baja chicken & slaw sliders, zucchini Tacos with corn salsa. As always, everyone gets to sample the food and go home with copies of the recipes.

Local History Series (eia254)
Long Island Naval History in Wartime
Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

Author and historian Bill Bleyer will present a lecture on Long Island Naval History in Wartime beginning with the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island, and including the British blockade, the wreck of the HMS Culloden, and the Meigs and other whaleboat raids, along with more on the War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

Travel Snacks - “Route 25: Long Island’s Route 66” (eia106)
Friday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Route 25 stretches from the western part of Manhattan to the Orient Point Ferry at the eastern tip of Long Island's North Fork. In this program, Eco-Photo Explorers will explore the historic past of Route 25, and examine its special place in the lives of Long Islanders through photographs and stories. Join us for a fast-paced tour of our own "Route 66".

Virtual Reality (eia296)
Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m.

Register for a 15 minute time slot to immerse yourself in several virtual worlds, with the guidance of the EIPL Computer Technician. Suitable for the whole family, starting at middle school age and up. Experience Virtual Reality before investing in VR equipment for your home. This experience is made possible through a loan from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.



Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

THE IRISH PUB - Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
The tradition of the Irish pub… Speaking to pub owners all over Ireland, Alex Fegan gets into the heart of what makes "the Irish pub" the institution that it is. NR; 76 min; 2013

FORKS OVER KNIVES – Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like can-cer and diabetes. Rated PG; 1 hr. 36 min; 2011

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

March - Military Medics
3/1 – Hacksaw Ridge (2016); 138 min.; R
3/15 – Tears of the Sun (2003); 121 min.; R
3/22 – MASH (1970); 116 min.; R
3/29 – Black Hawk Down (2002); 144 min.; R

April – This Game’s for You
4/5 – Queen of Katwe (2016); 124 min.; PG-13
4/12 – Cincinnati Kid (1965); 102 min.; NR
4/26 – Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993); 111 min.; PG


The Meddler

A widow from NYC follows her daughter to LA in hopes of starting a new life.
Rated: PG-13; 110 min.; 2016
Starring Susan Sarandon

Girl on the Train

A recent divorcée fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on the train.
Rated: R; 112 min.; 2016
Starring: Emily Blunt


A linguist tries to communicate with aliens who have suddenly arrived on Earth.
Rated: PG-13; 116 min.; 2016
Starring: Amy Adams

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
A brave soldier is invited to appear at a Thanksgiving foot-ball game, which adds to his alienation.
Rated: R; 110 min.; 2016
Starring: Kristen Stewart


Symbologist Robert Langdon tries to unravel a mystery involving Dante's The Divine Comedy.
Rated: PG-13; 121 min.; 2016
Starring: Tom Hanks

Roman soldiers are assigned to locate the crucified body of Jesus Christ.
Rated: PG-13; 108 min.; 2016
Starring: Joseph Fiennes

An airman and French Resistance operative pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission.
Rated: R; 124 min.; 2016
Starring: Brad Pitt

Deepwater Horizon

A docudrama about the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
Rated: PG-13; 97 min.; 2016
Starring: Kurt Russell


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 Jacket

Between Two Rivers (EIA144)
Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

As the narrative eye of Between Two Rivers floats from one apartment to another, revealing the characters' private histories and tracing the dramatic intersections of their daily lives, a lush tapestry of experience emerges. The story, in beautifully textured prose, is laced with wit and humor, subtle ironies and haunting echoes, and everywhere a profound sense of the resilience of the human spirit..

Dead Wake

Dead Wake (EIA144)
Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.



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:


2017 Philadelphia Flower Show (EIA281)
Date: Saturday, March 18
Cost: $66 per person

Make check or money order to: ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Registration begins: Monday, January 2 at 9 a.m.
Registration ends: Tuesday, February 14 at 9 p.m.
Bus departs East Islip Library: 7:15 a.m.
Please Note: No refunds will be given after February 9,
unless your seat can be filled by another patron.
This year’s Flower Show will celebrate the wonders of Holland. From windmills, wooden shoes and cheese, to bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip and flower fields, the largest flower show in the U.S. will share diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands. Lunch will be on your own at the Flower Show or at the Reading Street Market which is directly across the street. The Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and the Betsy Ross House are only a few blocks away (information about these other locations will be provided on the bus). We will spend approximately 5 ½ hours at the show.
Cost for trip includes transportation via Hampton Jitney motor coach and admission to the Flower Show.
Bus driver gratuity is not included in the cost.
Approximate return time: 8 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10.00 (cash only) round trip Saturday, April 1
(purchase tickets by Monday, March 27)
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, April 19 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for April start on Thursday, April 6 for district residents and Friday, April 7 for non-district residents.
Sign ups for June start on Thursday, May 25 for district residents and Friday, May 26 for nondistrict 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
There will be a 30 min. lunch break; a bag lunch is suggested. Register at the Circulation Desk.

Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, May 20 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, March 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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