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 Monday, July 3 at 9 a.m. Limit of 2 people for each exercise class (yourself & another EIPL card-holder). Out of district registration begins on Friday, July 7 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, July 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9 a.m. Fee: $21
Yoga (eia399)
Wednesday, July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10 a.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia406)
Monday, July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia312)
Monday, July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7 p.m. Fee: $24
Yoga (eia115)
Thursday, July 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 5:30 p.m. Fee: $21




Night Out for Special Needs Adults:
Caregivers must be present

Decorate a T-Shirt for the summer – Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Make your own frosty slushie – Monday, August 14 at 7 p.m.

Adult Coloring Nights (eia169)
Monday, July 17 and Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is
not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time
with friends - or meet new ones. Come in out of the heat and
enjoy a little relaxation. All supplies are provided by the library.

The Writers Group (eia122)
Tuesday, July 18 and Tuesday, August 15 at 7 p.m.

The library is now trying to form a WRITERS GROUP which
will be run by Debra Peoples. She ran our writers workshop.
The group will share their writings with other writers to be gently
critiqued by the group as well as sharing any thoughts on the
writing and publishing process.

Adult Karaoke (eia167)
Tuesday, July 25, & Tuesday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Come sing your favorite songs! Join us for an evening as you can
join in singing songs from the 20’s to present. So, whether you
are a skilled singer, want to learn how to sing, or you would like
to listen to a variety of popular music, please join us.

Local History Series
Nikola Tesla’s Connection to Long Island
Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m.

In 1901 Tesla purchased 200 acres of land in what is now Shoreham.
He established a laboratory to work on wireless telegraphy. He eventually ran into financial problems and left LI, but his legacy is a powerful one. Through crowd-sourcing, a non- profit group is collecting donations to restore the Lab and create The Science Center at Wardenclyffe. Dr. Neil Baggett will speak about this
fascinating scientist and the establishment of the new center in Shoreham.

COMIC CON: JULY 29, 2017
Creation of Star Wars (eia215)
Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.

Join film historian Clive Young as he traces the history of the
original Star Wars trilogy. This exciting, multimedia program explores
George Lucas’ inspirations for the characters, stories, and
settings, and follows the backstage drama behind the films.

An Introduction to Fan Films (eia132)
Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

Dave Campfield will do a short presentation about Fan Films. He
is an Indie filmmaker who has done Godzilla spoofs, hosts the
Troma Now Podcast, and is working on a Batman/Joker fan film.
Have you always wanted to dabble in filmmaking? Now you can
learn what it takes to create your own fan film.

Drawing Superhero Basics (eia139)
Saturday, July 29 at 11:15 a.m.

Featured Artist, John Stanisci, a professional illustrator for 20
years working for Marvel, DC, and Valiant Comics, drawing
Batman, Catwomen, Spider-Man, Superman and the Hulk, will
discuss his career and give a demonstration. The library will provide
pencils and paper if you want to make your own creation.

Travel Snacks-New York (eia106)
The World In A City
Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

This is a travelogue of New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods,
including cultural attractions, itineraries, restaurants, markets
and accommodations.

Cooks Among The Books - Bruschetta Bar (eia129)
Wednesday, August 2 at 7 p.m.

Grilled bread, tons of vegetables, different kinds of sauces,
meats, various cheeses…. and voila… your party is done. Bring an item
to add to the “bar” for all to share as well as copies of the recipe.

Beekeeping 101 (eia113)
Wednesday, August 9 at 7 p.m.

Join Moira Alexander, owner and operator of Nissequogue Apiary
in Smithtown, as she discusses how to keep bees on your
own property in this informative lecture. You will leave with a
better understanding of how to get started in the amazing hobby
of keeping bees.

Flower Burst Mixed Media Painting (eia168)
Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m.

Adults will enjoy combining mini mosaic
stones, glitter and paint on canvas as they create
a colorful flower painting. Color choices are
open to each patron to choose with inspiration
for flowers.

Travel Snacks-Chile (eia106)
Friday, August 25 at 2 p.m.

Chile, the shoestring country, is a sliver of land squeezed
between the Andes and the Pacific. The attractions here, from
the city of Santiago to sprawling ranches, geoglyphs, and
resorts by the sea will satisfy any type of traveler.



Try Something New - Enjoy Something Different

For the Love of Spock– Rated NR; 111 min

Saturday, July 15, at 2 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek through a personal,
intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy and the
enduring appeal of his alter ego, Mr. Spock, as told by his son, Adam Nimoy.

How to Live to be A Hundred
Saturday, August 19 at 2 p.m. Rated NR; 59 min.; 2016
From the picturesque valleys of Wales to the stunning Italian
island of Sardinia, Welsh-Italian cook Michela Chiappa visits
100-year-olds, longevity experts, and her own long-lived
family in order to unravel the secrets of their success.

Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m

Science Fiction for All
7/5 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016); 133 min.; PG-13
7/12 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016);133 min.; PG-13
7/19 – Passengers (2016); 116 min.; PG-13
7/26 – Star Trek Beyond (2016); 120 min.; PG-13
Not Just for Kids
8/9 – Sing (2016); 108 min.; PG
8/16 – Boss Baby (2017); 97 min.; PG
8/23 – Trolls (2016); 92 min.; PG
8/30 – Storks (2016); 89 min.; PG

(show time 2:15 p.m.)

Miss Sloane

An uncompromising lobbyist takes on the gun
lobby in the wake of several mass shootings.
Rated: R; 132 min.; 2016
Starring: Jessica Chastain
Beauty and the Beast

Belle is imprisoned by a beast with the soul of the
true Prince within.
Rated: PG; 129 min.; 2017
Starring: Emma Watson

A lost Indian boy is adopted by an Australian
couple and later searches for his family.
Rated: PG-13; 118 min.; 2016
Starring: Dev Patel
Zookeeper’s Wife

A married pair of zookeepers help save Jews from
the Holocaust.
Rated: PG-13; 124 min.; 2017
Starring: Jessica Chastain

Businessman Ray Kroc gains control of McDonald’s,
and turns it into a global franchise.
Rated: PG-13; 115 min.; 2016
Starring: Michael Keaton
A Dog’s Purpose

A dog is reincarnated as different breeds belonging
to various owners.
Rated: PG; 120 min.; 2017
Starring: Dennis Quaid
The Shack

A man receives an invitation to meet with God at
a place called “The Shack.”
Rated: PG-13; 132 min.; 2017
Starring: Octavia Spencer



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.

One Summer by Bill Bryson
Wednesday July 19, 2017 EIA144

Dead Wake
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Wednesday August 16, 2017 EIA144



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: Friday, September 8
Bus departs East Islip Library parking lot: 8 a.m.
*Fee: $75 Check or money order
Payable to: Islip Public Library

Our day will begin in historic Southampton Village with tour guide, Bruce Michael. He will lead us through former farmlands, now the location of the estates of the rich and famous. Weather permitting, we will make a brief stop at Cooper’s Beach. From there, we will stop in Southampton Village for a restroom and snack break. Our journey then continues to the North Fork ofbr /> Long Island. Bruce will give us a tour along the way of the Rt.
25 wine trail, describing the history of each town and pointing out significant landmarks. Lunch will be on your own in Greenport (60-90 min) with a choice of many restaurants at all price levels. The tour continues via Sound Avenue and we will stop at Love Lane in Mattituck, home of many shops and Briermere farms known for their pies. Our day concludes at Baiting Hollow Vineyard and Horse Rescue for a wine tasting including cheeses,
and a tour of the vineyard which includes visiting the horses that they’ve rescued. Cost of trip includes transportation via Hampton Jitney motor coach, wine tasting and tour of Baiting Hollow’s
Horse Rescue Facility, and a day with our step-on tour guide Bruce Michael.
*Cost of your lunch and the bus driver’s gratuity are not included.
Approximate Return Time: 6:30 p.m.

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.

Train Trips:

nyc train

For $10 (cash only) round trip Saturday, August 5
(purchase tickets by Tuesday, July 31)
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.


Wednesday, August 2 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign ups for August start on Thursday, July 20 for district residents and Friday, July 21 for non-district residents. Sign ups for September start on Thursday, September 14 for district residents and Friday, September 15 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, August 12 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, July 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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