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Kids Culture 10.17.19

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:45

Spooky Fun

As Halloween approaches, the Amagansett Library is inviting kids to help decorate the library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. High school students can earn community service hours for helping out. Also at the library on Saturday, a spider-themed story time and activity — best for ages 4 to 6 — will be at 11 a.m. On Friday, Oct. 25, the Amagansett Library will have a double feature of two children’s Halloween movies, “Toy Story of Terror” and “Casper’s Halloween Special,” starting at 6 p.m.

At the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2, kids can take in a showing of “The Secret Life of Pet 2.”


Halloween Bash

The Children’s Museum of the East End’s monthly cooking class will have children roasting pumpkin seeds and learning “what all that stuff inside pumpkins actually is.” The class is Saturday at 10 a.m. and is best for kids ages 3 to 7. The cost is $20 per child, $7 for museum members. On Friday, Oct. 25, the museum’s annual Halloween Bash happens from 4 to 6 p.m. It will feature games, trick-or-treating, and creepy crafts for children ages 8 and under. Early sign-up is recommended, as the event typically sells out. Members get in free, otherwise, the cost is $12 per person.


Monster Madness

The fun continues over at the East Hampton Library, where kids ages 4 and up can make monster marshmallow pops on Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Everyone will go home with four pops each.

Children ages 3 and up can create silly leaf monsters using leaves gathered from the library grounds on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be Halloween-theme stories and crafts next Thursday at 4 p.m. for children ages 4 to 6.

Off the theme, kids 4 and older will do a bird feeder craft on Saturday at 11 a.m.


“Frankestein Follies”

Looking ahead to next weekend, Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, will present its annual Halloween production of “Frankenstein Follies” Friday, Oct. 25, through Oct. 27 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Shows will be on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 and 27 at 2:30, with an anniversary alumni show and party on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.  The production is directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard with a cast of young local actors. Tickets, available at the Bay Street box office, cost $15 in advance for regular performances, $35 for adults and $25 for students for the alumni show and party.


Giving Back

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, there will be an after-hours showing of the film “Halloweentown” at 5 p.m. on Saturday. On Tuesday, the children’s librarian, who is a certified makeup artist, will give a Halloween makeup tutorial for kids in the sixth grade and up. The event, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., is not suitable for those with latex allergies.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Hampton Library will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 4 p.m.

The library’s Council of Young Adults will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for kids in grades six and up to help organize and promote the library’s youth-friendly activities and services.

Saturday is the Great Give Back at libraries across Suffolk County, and kids in grades six and up are invited to the Hampton Library to join in the community service effort. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., participants will make pet toys to be donated to local animal shelters.


Practice Makes Perfect

High school students can take a free practice SAT at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sign-up in advance is required.

Wally the dog is eager to have children read to him, and loves to be patted by kids while others are taking a turn reading. He’ll be at John Jermain on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Later that day, kids in grades six and under are invited to the John Jermain Library on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for a screening of “Coco.” Popcorn will be provided but it’s “bring your own drink,” and children under age 10 must be accompanied by a parent.

In an art program on Monday at 3:30 p.m., kids in sixth grade and up can paint a bookend inspired by a real book or one they dream up. Next Thursday, John Jermain has invited that age group to a Teen Telescope and Tea at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the universe and how to identify constellations, weather permitting. Teen yoga with Megan Chaskey will be offered the next day, Friday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Participants must take a yoga mat and sign up ahead of time.

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