Friday, January 19, 2018

It's never too late to set goals for yourself!

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Check out something New

Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past to navigate the challenges of his former rock star father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth - but not necessarily an unwelcome one.  Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable?  As it turns out, yes. With his parents' jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv's miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. 

Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce, but when traitors with powerful allies threaten, they must learn to trust if they, and their kingdoms, are to survive.

Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.

A homeless girl and her Ma, always hiding from the authorities, take shelter in an abandoned mill in the center of a big city, but when developers make plans to knock the mill down, everything changes, prompting the girl to wonder what kind of ghosts are haunting both the mill and her mother. 

Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons.

In Bolivia in 1999, when their father is unjustly arrested and their mother leaves, Francisco, seventeen, and his sister Pilar, eight, must move to the dirty, dehumanizing and corrupt prison. 

Imagine you've just managed to catch your train and you realize it's the wrong one. You'd be annoyed of course, but not scared...yet.  Imagine you get off the wrong train at the next station hoping to catch one back the way you came. But the station is empty. Again, you'd be annoyed, but not scared...yet. Imagine someone comes to the station, a stranger who starts to tell you stories to help pass the time. But these aren't any old stories-they're nightmares that come with a price to pay. And you want them to stop. Scared yet? You will be.

After sixteen-year-old Lauren Fielding undergoes a procedure to correct a unique cognitive disability, her perceptions of reality are challenged as she finds herself at the center of a conspiracy involving genetic engineering and government secrets.

Born outside of time as the son of a time-traveler and a first-century gladiator, Farway takes position commanding a ship that smuggles valuables from different eras before meeting a girl with knowledge that places his existence in question.

Struggling to stay in school while supporting a younger cousin in the wake of his older brother's arrest, Little avoids a police investigation into the disappearance of his grandfather before the threat of a poaching charge forces him to choose between his loyalties.

A tale based on the true story of a heroic child soldier from Uganda follows the experiences of young Ricky, who after being abducted and forced into Joseph Kony's rebel army in the late 1980s manages to escape and create the internationally acclaimed Friends of Orphans charity.

A young man who does not regret his actions in spite of a prison sentence slowly reveals the events of a school camping trip in the mountains that went terribly wrong, triggering  impossible decisions and the deaths of some of his fellow campers.

Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been parented by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma?

The summer after senior year of high school, Briggs Henry works as a personal assistant to an eccentric elderly woman in a house on the shores of Lake Michigan, and finds himself distracted by the mysterious girl next door.

Aware of the secrets, indifference, and violence toward women that occur within their Long Island town, three girls begin fighting against the abuse and discrimination until an opportunity challenges their bonds and determination to leave.

It's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life.  And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school being to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.

When her behavior escalates out of control, fourteen-year-old Wren is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp where she is forced to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Take a break from all the leftovers and holiday overload and stop by the East Islip Public Library.

We're here for you whether you're looking to check out a book or movie, want to read a magazine by the fire, or just escape from your family for a bit. 😉

Come on down; the library awaits you!

Library Holiday Hours:
Tuesday, December 26, 9am-9pm
Wednesday, December 27, 9am-9pm
Thursday, December 28, 9am-9pm
Friday, December 29, 9am-6pm
Saturday, December 30, 9am-5pm
Sunday, December 31, Closed
Monday, January 1, Closed
Tuesday, January 2, 9am-9pm

Don't forget: we're open even when we're closed.  Access your library account, databases, ebooks and magazines all on

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Teen Summer Reading Video Challenge

Create a video to promote Summer Reading at the East Islip Public Library including your interpretation of the 2018 theme "Libraries Rock."

Who can enter:
  • Any New York State teen aged 13-18.
  • Create the video alone or with others.

How to enter:
  • Fill out the entry form.  Make sure to read all instructions and rules.
  • Create a 30-90 second video encouraging teens to use their library this summer with the theme of "Libraries Rock."
  • Title and upload your video to YouTube.
  • Mail or deliver your final video to the East Islip Public Library, attention: YA Department, by February 18, 2018.

What you could win:
  • $100 for you and $50 for the library.

For all rules and eligibility, visit the Summer Reading at New York State Libraries Teen Video Challenge page.

Click here for a list of resources to help you make your video.

Click here to view past winning videos.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

To access, just click on Study Help (under Links on the right side of this blog) then Test Prep.  You will be asked to log in with your library card and then choose SkillSurfer then College Entrance Exam Prep.

Get studying today!