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Adult programs for the week of May 2, 2021:
In-person, online and telephone registration for May and June Adult and Young Adult programs for EIPL and out of district cardholders begins Monday, May 3.
If registering online, please make sure to include your email address in the "notes" field as all links will be shared via email.
Programs with a fee, payable via credit card and check, are non-refundable and must be registered in-person at the Circulation Desk.
Lawn Games are Back!
Just in time for the warm weather the library is reintroducing its Lawn Game Collection. Choose from Giant Jenga, Badminton, Cornhole, Bocce, Kanjam or Giant Four in a Row. These games will add enjoyment to any gathering and keep your guests out in the fresh air where they belong. Two games per family can be borrowed for up to 3 days. Contact the Reference Desk to reserve a game for your summer events.
Play a fun game of Star Wars-themed trivia via email. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "East Islip/Star Wars." All questions will be emailed to you on Tuesday, May 4, and you will have until 11:59 p.m. to play! Everyone who plays will be eligible to win a $25 Amazon gift card, regardless of their score. The winner will be announced on May 5!
This is the second session in the Electronic Vehicle series. Join this educational BINGO game for your chance to win a $50 gift card to a restaurant in town. BINGO words will be mentioned throughout the seminar and there will be two winners with no cost to play! A valid email address is required to participate.
Community members can schedule a phone consultation with the library's local professional Medicare Assistance Counselor. Get help with any questions you may have with the Medicare process. Call the Reference Desk to schedule a 30 minute phone appointment.
In honor of May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
we have created a booklist for your reading pleasure
If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
In Seoul, South Korea, four young women make their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies, and K-pop fan mania.
Deciding to renounce eating meat in the wake of violent dreams, Yeong-hye, a woman from a culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life.
In this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. The woman at the center wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties. We follow her to the pool she frequents and to the train station that sometimes leads her to her mother, mired in a desperate solitude after her father’s untimely death. In addition to colleagues at work, where she never quite feels at ease, she has girl friends, guy friends, and “him,” a shadow who both consoles and unsettles her. But in the arc of a year, as one season gives way to the next, transformation awaits.
The Making of Asian America: a history by Erika Lee
Describes the contributions of Asian immigrants in America and the lasting impact they have had, beginning with sailors who crossed the Pacific in the sixteenth century, through the ordeal of internment during World War II, and to their current status as “model minorities.”
A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader.
A homesick Pakistani immigrant chafing against the strictures of his family’s new devout Muslim life in California and a young woman who barely escaped war-torn Baghdad upend their community in the aftermath of fateful chance encounter.
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by almost eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.
As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia; their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And their estranged son, Amar, returns to the family for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture?
Leaving Vietnam behind, Huong and her two sons adapt to life in New Orleans in different ways as they search for identity as individuals and as a family until disaster strikes the city, forcing them to find a new way to come together.
Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life; he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy, the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. At least that’s what he has been told, time and time again. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: be more.
In this exquisite story of family, food, grief and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; and of a painful adolescence. As she grew up, her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as the found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.
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Live online help for both JobNow and HelpNow is available every day
from 2:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Town of Islip Launches Pothole Repair Hotline
The Town of Islip is asking for the public's help in the Town's effort to locate and fill potholes throughout its roadways. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to prevent potholes, but with the public's assistance, roads can be back in shape in time for Spring.
Residents are encouraged to call 631-224-5380 to report a pothole location and details, or report the pothole online via https://islipny.gov/report
Remote Printing at
East Islip Public Library
You can use your personal computer (laptop or desktop), tablet and smartphone to print to the library's printer from anywhere. Visit www.eipl.org/print for instructions on how to upload or email your documents. Once received, we will hold on to the print job for 72 hours for you to come in at your convenience.
Project Hope is New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline.
NY Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking with a crisis counselor is always free, confidential, and anonymous, allowing you to talk freely about the issues that are affecting you. They will help you navigate these unusual times and take some of the burden off of your shoulders.
Project Hope Crisis Counselors will help you with anything from economic hardships to behavioral health issues. They understand there are a whole range of emotions you might be feeling and they will work through it with you. A Crisis Counselor will give you self-help tips and come up with a plan for you to be your own advocate. They have a multitude of resources available to you and would love to be the shoulder you lean on. After all, New Yorkers are in this together.