Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day!

Celebrated on March 25 of each year, the Tolkien Society (in England) organized this event to encourage fans to commemorate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading his works.  While it would be difficult to join in one of the English celebrations, there is no reason you can't celebrate here!  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week: March 5 - 11, 2017

This year's theme, "Be the Source of Change," encourages you to take advantage of all the great digital resources offered through the library, and beyond, to make a positive change in your life and community.


Utilize our Makerspace.  This Do-It-Yourself space is open to all East Islip Library cardholders (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 when using equipment).  All you need is your library card to access:
  • All-in-one touchscreen computer with Windows 8
  • Large format printer for posters and photographs
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer
  • Sony Movie Studio 13 Suite
  • Sony ACID Music Studio 10
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Makerbot Desktop App
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Blender 3D Creation
  • Sketchup 3D Modeling

Read our internet and computer magazines:

In the library:                                       

On Flipster (available through

Check out a computer or programming book:


AppInventor: learn to build Android apps in hours.

Google CS First: inspiring kids to create with technology through free computer science clubs.

Hour of Code: one-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages.  No experience is needed, for ages 4 to 104.

Khan Academy: you can learn anything for free, for everyone, forever.

Scratch: create stories, games and animations.

TED Talks: a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.

Tinkercad: a simple online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.