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Join us at the Islip Public Library each week for an endless variety of entertaining and informative programs and special events for adults. From film series and book discussions to concerts and computer classes, we've got something for everyone!




Remembering WWII

WWII ended on May 8, 1945 in Europe. Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945. Join us for this special film series as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

Schindler's List
Final Showing
Sat. 10/3 @ 1:30p

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes,
Ben Kingsley.
R | 195 min.

Register now.


ESL Conversation Group

Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30pm
Oct. 7, 14, 21

Join English-as-a-Second-Language teacher, Diane Mami, for this evening conversation group. Come to one, some, or all of the sessions. Registration is appreciated, but not required for this informal group. Improve your English in a relaxed, group setting.


Social Networking Basics
Wednesday, October 7
7:00 pm

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, what's it all about?!?! In this lecture and demo class with an instructor from Sharper Training Solutions, we'll discuss social networking sites, instant messenger programs, blogs, and much more. Great program for parents, too – help your kids use social networking more safely.

70th Anniversary of the
End of World War II

Holocaust Survivor
Alex Rosner
Monday, October 5
7:00 pm

Join us for this first-hand, inspirational tale of survival — involving Schindler’s list, a boy, and his accordion. Alexander Rosner was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1935. He spent the years between 1940 and 1945 in several German concentration camps, where his father’s musical talents were chiefly responsible for their survival. He and his parents immigrated to the United States in 1946.

At Steven Spielberg’s invitation, Alexander Rosner, his parents, uncle, aunt, and cousin took part in the filming of the epilogue scenes of Schindler’s List in Jerusalem, which became part of the film. In the last scene, the Rosners, along with the actors who portray them in the film, place stones on Oskar Schindler’s grave and are identified by name.

The violin of Mr. Rosner’s late father is on permanent display at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Mr. Rosner’s accordion is on display at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

Patrons are encouraged to read the book and/or view the movie Schindler’s List, before attending this program. We will have additional copies of the book available at the Adult Reference Desk for borrowing. The movie is being shown on two more different days (see WWII movie listing).

Teens are also encouraged to attend this program.


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