Monday, June 26, 2017

 On June 26, 1997, the world was first introduced to young Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the twenty years since its release, HP has become a worldwide phenomenon.  It has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages, inspired a movie franchise, a spellbinding theater production and captivated readers of all ages.

In honor of this wonderful anniversary, take a look back:

Discover Electronic Oddities:

by Aubrey Malone

Neil Mulholland, editor

by Gregory Bassham

by Dinah Bucholz 

Explore the world of Harry Potter:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

YA Summer Reading Club:

If you love to read then you don't want to miss our summer reading club just for teens going into grades 7-12.

After reading one book (or two graphic novels) of your choice, complete the Reporting Card and give the card to any librarian at the Adult Reference Desk.  Required summer reading for school counts!  Please provide a thoughtful reaction to the books you read - just a couple of sentences.  One word comments will not be accepted.

For every Reporting Card you hand in, you will receive a raffle ticket that you can put towards your prize of choice. Don't worry about entering for our grand prize, a Kindle Tablet.  For every 5 books (10 graphic novels) you read, a raffle ticket with your name will be automatically entered in the drawing.

Simply put, the more books you read, the more tickets you get!

  • Music Set: Mini wireless portable Bluetooth speaker and iTunes gift card
  • Writing Set: Finish this Book by Keri Smith and Paper Mate ballpoint pens
  • Liar, Liar Book Bundle: There Will be Lies by Nick Lake, Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes and Lies I Told by Michelle Zink
  • Unicorn Set: Unicorn Popper, Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Zombie Run game
  • Virtual Reality Set: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Video game control shaped microbead pillow, View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack
  • High Seas Adventure Set: Pirate Curse, Pirate Emperor and Pirate Wars by Kai Meyer and Knit Octopus Beanie
  • Shark Set: 4D Vision Great White Shark Anatomy Model, Discovery Channel Sharkopedia and Gummi Sharks
  • Movie Basket: candy, popcorn and movie theater gift card in a popcorn container
  • 5th Wave Book and Movie Basket: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, 5th Wave DVD, popcorn and candy in a popcorn container
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Book and Movie Basket: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them DVD, popcorn and candy in a popcorn container
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Book and Movie Basket: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children DVD, popcorn and candy in a popcorn container
  • Game Night: 5 Second Rule, Scrimish Strategy Card game and Mancala
  • Grand Prize: Kindle Fire Tablet
Registration starts: Monday, June 12
Reporting starts: Monday, June 26
Reporting ends: Friday, August 11
Winners announced: Monday, August 14

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Registration starts today!

Registration for East Islip Library cardholders for both July summer programs and volunteer opportunities has begun today.

July Programs: 

Acting Workshop  EIY718
Monday, July 10; Wednesday, July 12; Monday, July 17; Wednesday, July 19 & Thursday, July 20, 5-6:30pm
Entering grades 6-12
Calling all actors!  Attend these dramatic workshops and learn the art of improvisation, hone your acting skills, perfect your deliverance of monologues and even work on a bit of writing.

Doughnut Shop  EIY732
Monday, July 10, 7-8pm
Entering grades 6-12
Discussion will focus on how to make homemade doughnuts and recipes will be provided.  Then, decorate four doughnuts with your choice of glazes, toppings and flavorings.

Cold, Cold, Cold  EIY742
Wednesday, July 12, 7-8pm
Entering grades 6-12
Blow things up!  Levitate items!  Explore vile foamy liquids!  In this program you'll learn about dry ice (CO2) and other super cold materials.

Robot Raceway  EIY739
Thursday, July 13, 7-8pm
Entering grades 6-12
Draw a racetrack and program a robot's route using magic markers.  Create your own code using a computer, download it and see how your robot responds!

Library Lock-In  EIY773
Friday, July 14, 5:45-7:45pm
Entering grades 6-12, EIPL cardholders only
The Library will be closed to the public, but open to you!  Join us after hours where we will enjoy games and food!  This program is not suitable for those with food allergies.  Please note: you must hand in a signed permission slip when you sign up for this program at the Reference Desk.

Scratch Video Game Design  EIY743
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Entering grades 6-12
Learn how to program using Scratch to develop a video game based on the concept of Pacman.  When finished, you will have a project you can share with others through the website.  REQUIREMENTS: patrons must have an email address.

All Natural Lip Balm  EIY730
Monday, July 24, 6:30-7:30pm
Entering grades 6-12
Learn how to make homemade lip balm using organic coconut oil, natural beeswax, essential oils, vitamin E and more.  After a demonstration, participants will make their own.

Watercolor Workshop  EIY736
Wednesday, July 26, 7-8:30pm
Entering grades 6-12
Come to the library for a beginner watercolor class.  You will learn basic techniques to be applied to a red sailboat on the ocean painting.  You will complete a project to take home.  This program involves materials that could get on clothing so please dress appropriately.  This program is sponsored by the John A. Rodger, Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Arts Council of the East Islip Public Library.

July volunteer opportunities: The library needs responsible volunteers for the summer.  Registration for July volunteer opportunities will last from June 1 - June 26.  Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Register at the Reference Desk in person or by telephone; there is no online registration.

Babysitting Volunteers, entering grades 7-12, you may register for 4 babysitting shifts each month:
     Tuesday, June 27, 10:15-11:30am
     Thursday, June 29, 9:45-11am or 10:45am-12pm
     Thursday, July 6, 10:15-11am
     Monday, July 17, 10:15-11:15am
     Thursday, July 20, 9:45-11am or 10:45am-12pm
     Thursday, July 27, 9:45-11am or 10:45am-12pm

Comic Con Volunteers, Saturday, July 29, 2017, entering grades 7-12, you may register for as many as you'd like:
     Check-In Table, 9am-12pm and/or 12-3pm
     Refreshments, 9:45-11:45am
     Movie Short, 1:30-3pm

Craft Volunteers, entering grades 7-12 (unless otherwise noted), you may register for 3 craft programs for each month:
     Monday, July 10, 7-8pm CHESS (entering grades 8-12)
     Wednesday, July 12, 10:45-11:30am
     Wednesday, July 12, 5:15-6:30pm
     Monday, July 17, 6:45-7:45pm
     Monday, July 24, 6:45-8pm (entering grades 8-12)
     Wednesday, July 26, 10:15-11:30am
     Saturday, July 29:
          9:15-10:15 (entering grades 9-12)
          10am-1pm (entering grades 9-12)
          10:15-11:45am (face painting)
          1-4pm (entering grades 9-12) 

Summer Reading Club Listeners Volunteers, 14-years old and older, 3-hour shifts per week, starts week of June 26.

You may be simultaneously registered for any of the above as long as you stay within the limitations for each type of volunteer opportunity (i.e. up to 3 craft programs, up to 4 babysitting shifts, summer reading club listener and/or comic con volunteer for each summer month).