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.

Registration begins for EIPL cardholders on Friday, September 1 at 9 a.m. Limit of 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL card-holder). Out of district registration begins on Friday, September 8 at 9 a.m. Programs with a fee are non-refundable and require in-person registration


Senior Fitness (eia125)
Tuesday, July 18, 25,
August 1, 8, 22, 29 at 1 p.m. Fee: $18

While seated in a chair, participants engage in weight bearing
activities using dumbbells and resistance bands.
Tai Chi (eia345)
Friday, July 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m. Fee: $21

Tai chi is now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety
of health conditions. Class size limited to 20. Must Register.
Zumba Gold (eia278)
Monday, July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $24

Zumba is modified to suit the needs of
the active older participant.


Chair yoga (eia441)
Thursday, July 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 25, 31 at 1 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia100)
Saturday, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21 at 9 a.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10 a.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 7 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, September 7, 15, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $24




Friday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In conjunction with Long Island Blood Services the library will be having a blood drive. All donors will receive a pair of METS tickets to a 2017 home game. Remember to give the gift of life and donate blood as your donation helps save 3 lives. Call 631-581-9200 x5.

Performance Poets Association (eia455)
Saturday, September 9 & October 14 at 2 p.m.

The PPA meetings include featured poets, as well as open mic for other participants. This group that has been in existence for 20 years, hosts poetry readings all over Long Island, and publishes the PPA Annual Literary Review.

9/11 First Responder Jimmy Albrecht (eia317)
Monday, September 11 at 7 p.m.

Join 9/11 first responder incident command team manager and local resident James Albrecht for his presentation about the events of 9/11. There will be photos taken at the scene during and after the crisis, and it will be followed by an analysis of the rescue response and the steps taken thereafter to prevent another attack and properly respond to a future incident. Genealogy

Genealogy - Did My Great Grandmother Have a Family?
Use of Documents & DNA (eia315)

Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. This is an intermediate genealogy program that
focuses on problem solving strategies.

Adult Coloring Nights (eia169)
Monday, September 25 & Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m.

Adult coloring is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends — or meet new ones. Come in and enjoy a little relaxation. All supplies are provided.

Night Out for Special Needs Adults (eia257)
Caregivers must be present Monday, September 18 at 7 p.m. – Pop colorful Fall popcorn
Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. – Boo!!! Make seasonal treat bags

The Writers Group (eia122)

Tuesday, September 19 & Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m.
The library now has an ongoing WRITERS GROUP run by Debra Peoples, who presented our writing workshops. Group members will share their work with other writers to be gently critiqued, as well as sharing any thoughts on the writing and publishing process.

Art Talks - Michaelangelo (eia459)

Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m.
Learn about the paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo. Famous works such as the Pieta, David, the Sistine Chapel frescos, the Medici Chapel will be discussed. Sponsored by the John A Rodger, Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.

Travel Snacks-New York Urban Gems (eia106)
Friday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
New York City’s five boroughs provide a never-ending source of new discoveries. In a city of over 8 million people, 200 nationalities, hundreds of museums, parks and historic sites, and thousands of restaurants, the possibilities for surprise and delight are endless! We’ll explore in-depth several favorite urban gems.

Broadway - From Back Row to Backstage (eia316)

Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m.
Theatre enthusiast Brian Stoll will discuss all things Broadway and the importance of the Broadway Playbill. He will share his collection of autographed Playbills, theatre memorabilia and will share with you money-saving tips on seeing Broadway shows for under $50.

Cooks Among The Books - Halloween (eia129)
Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
Share a Scary-Good Halloween recipe with our cooking group. Find cute or creepy goodies to feed your Halloween fun. Bring a sample and a copy of the recipe for all.

"Tree With Full Moon" - Paint On Canvas (eia318)
Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. Fee: $5
A beginners class with step by step instructions to learn how to paint with acrylics. Use brushes and q-tips to paint your own masterpiece on canvas. A sample of this painting will be on display.

Harvest Pumpkin Spiced Duffins with Chef Rob (eia311)

Monday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. Fee $7
Duffins are a donut and muffin combined and are smothered in cinnamon sugar. Must bring mini muffin pan for 24 or medium muffin pan for 12, 2 large bowls, whisk, and rubber spatula. You'll bring home 24 mini duffins or 12 regular.

Waterviews: The healing Power of Nature (eia283)
Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m.
Long Island author, lecturer, and photographer John P. Cardone will discuss his latest book. Explore how nature influences our health and well-being, He will get you thinking (based on his research) that something as easy as spending more time outdoors in nature can calm your mind and make you healthier.

Local Author Night (eia239)
Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
The library is holding its 2nd annual local author event, highlighting the work of Long Island writers. Authors will talk about their inspiration for writing, the publication process, and read excerpts from their work. A reception with refreshments will follow, allowing attendees to meet the authors.

An Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective (eia309)
Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
During a career spanning half a century, Alfred Hitchcock, the "Master of Suspense," directed numerous films. Using short clips from his films as well as excerpts from the many interviews "Hitch" gave throughout his career, we will have an opportunity to examine memorable scenes from films such as "Rear Window," "Vertigo," "Notorious," and "Spellbound."

Travel Snacks - African Safari (eia106)
Friday, October 27 at 2 p.m.
Explore Southern Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, on a photographic journey with professional photographer Sean Edwards. Learn about the history, culture, animals and birds of these exotic countries. Travel through natio



DOCUMENTARY FILMS - at 2 p.m. (EIA184)
Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m.

Follows the life of Lilias Trotter, from her work as a woman artist in Victorian England to her
missionary work with women and children in French Algeria in the late 1800s.

FIRE AT SEA – 113 min.; 2017
Saturday, October 21 at 2 p.m.
Samuele is twelve years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea, and he likes the people who try to cross the sea to get to his island. Its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last twenty years in search of freedom.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

SEPTEMBER – It Happened in September
9/6 - Come September (1961); 112 min.; NR
9/13 - September Issue (2009); 90 min.; PG-13
9/20 - Last September (1999); 101 min.; R

OCTOBER – Exploration
10/4 - 1492 (1991); 154 min.; PG-13
10/11 - Life (2017); 103 min.; R
10/18 - Lost City of Z (2016); 140 min.; PG-13
10/25 - Everest (2015); 121 min.; PG-13

(show time 2:15 p.m.)

The Shack
A man receives an invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”
Rated: PG-13; 132 min.; 201
Starring: Octavia Spencer
Their Finest
A female screenwriter is thwarted in making a
film about two sisters rescuing WWII soldiers. Rated: R; 117 min.; 2
Going in Style
Lifelong buddies step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time.
Rated: PG-13; 96 min.; 2017
Starring: Michael Caine & Alan Arkin
Beatriz at Dinner

A Mexican immigrant gets into an argument with a real-estate tycoon at a posh dinner. Rated: R; 83 min.; 2017 Starring: Salma Hayek
Rated: PG-13; 124 min.; 2017
Starring: Jessica Chastain
Paris Can Wait

A car trip from Cannes to Paris with an associate of her husband is life changing.
Rated: PG; 92 min.; 2016
Starring: Diane Lane
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

About the African-American woman whose cells created the first immortal human cell line.
Rated: NR; 93 min.; 2017
Starring: Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne
Megan Leavey

A marine corporal bonds with a military dog as the pair detect explosives in Iraq.
Rated: PG; 116 min.; 2017
Starring: Kate Mara

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, she brings her mother.
Rated: R; 90 min.; 2017
Starring: Goldie Hawn & Amy Schumer



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.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Wednesday September 20, 2017

Dead Wake
A Bend In The River by V.S. Naipaul
Wednesday October 18, 2017



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:


Date: Saturday, October 7 Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 9:15 a.m.
*Fee: $115 Check or money order
Payable to: Islip Public Library
Registration ends: Tuesday, September 12

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It features an outdoor permanent collection of over 270 sculptures emerging contemporary artists as well as indoor seasonal exhibitions in six galleries. It is also a garden and arboretum. Our day begins with a luncheon at the restaurant located on the property at Rat’s Restaurant, (named for the gregarious character in sculptor and creator Seward Johnson’s favorite childhood story book, the Wind in the Willows). Lunch will include a seasonal soup, choice of two entrees, seasonal accompaniments, dessert, coffee or tea and one soft drink. Following lunch we will divide into three groups for a one-hour guided tour of the grounds. After the tour you will have twohours to explore the grounds on your own. There are also two indoor cafes on the property for a light bite or beverage. Please note: tour runs rain or shine and there is walking involved. *Cost of trip includes transportation via Hampton Jitney motor coach, luncheon, and guided tour.
Approx. return time: 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, November 4 Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 10:15 a.m.
Fee: $100 Check or money order Payable to: Islip Public Library
Registration ends: Tuesday, October 3 No refunds after Tuesday, October 3 unless your seat can be filled
Start the day at the Highline and Chelsea Marketplace where you will have time on your own to have a bite to eat and walk the Highline. Next, our guide Nadine Ellman will meet us for an Ethnic New York bus and walking tour. This tour (bus and walking) will focus on New York’s various immigration histories, and the visible impact on the landscape of New York. Then it’s off to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for “Tastings at the Tenement.” Taste a variety of foods from the neighborhood while exploring the influence of immigrant culture on what Americans eat. We will begin with a visit to 97 Orchard Street and then continue with a sit-down tasting meal in their private dining room overlooking Delancey Street. As we taste the flavors of the Lower East Side past and present, you’ll hear stories about memorable culinary experiences, and watch interviews with the local food shop owners. Approximate return time: 9 p.m.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip Saturday, September 30 (Purchase tickets by Monday, September 25)
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


Wednesday, September 27 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for September start on Thursday, September 14 for district residents and Friday,
September 15 for non-district residents. Sign ups for November start on Thursday, October
19 and Friday, October 20 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, first-come, first-served. 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 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $40.
Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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