Kids Culture 01.10.19

Snowflake and Chocolate

After years of trying, in 1885 Wilson Bentley became the first person to photograph snowflakes, having long before observed that no two of these wonders of nature were alike. Programs at the East Hampton Library this week will teach kids about the man who became known as Snowflake Bentley. There’s one for ages 6 and up tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. and another for kids 3 to 5 on Wednesday at 4 p.m. In each, participants will make their own tape-resist snowflake art projects. 

High school students have been invited to the library for an after-hours manhunt game on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. On Sunday they can stop by between 4 and 5 to earn community service credits by helping the young-adult librarian with a book display. 

Chocolate and its many varieties will be the focus of a taste-test challenge for high schoolers on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. And for some weightier fare, they will discuss life’s big questions and today’s hot topics in the library’s monthly Socrates Cafe at 3:30 p.m. Hot cocoa, coffee, and tea will be served. 

Little ones ages 4 to 6 can listen to a winter story and make a craft on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday, teens have been invited to face off against a librarian in the Kahoot! pop culture trivia game at 6 p.m.


And More Snow

Programs for young people at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton in the coming week begin with snow and end with a movie screening for tweens and teens.

Tomorrow at 4 p.m., kids 4 and older will paint snow-covered trees using what the library calls “an unconventional method.” The project on Friday, Jan. 18, at the same time will be bubble-wrap dragons. 

On Sunday, cookies will be served during a story time for children of all ages. Kids in sixth grade and up can add fun designs to their smartphone cases on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library. Participants should take their own cases, preferably clear ones. 

Finally, on Friday, Jan. 18, the documentary “RBG,” about the pioneering legal career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in a screening especially for kids in sixth grade and above. The film, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, is rated PG.


Music in Montauk

Younger children and their caregivers can sing, dance, and enjoy books related to the songs they’re hearing in a program at the Montauk Library next Thursday at 11:45 a.m. with Katherine C.H.E. The session is geared toward ages 1 to 4, and sign-up ahead of time has been requested. 


Open Studio at Parrish

Families looking for something engaging to do on Saturday might consider stopping in at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, which offers an open studio for families from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including a gallery tour. It is free with museum admission, which costs $12 for adults. There is no entry fee for students 18 and under. Advance registration is not required.