Sunny Forecast at Guild Hall
Guild Hall will hold a family celebration tied to its exhibition “Ugo Rondinone: Sunny Days” on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The free event will include workshops with local artists, performances, tours of the exhibition, and a visit at 2 p.m. with the Swiss artist, whose show at Guild Hall includes a community art project that has a sun theme and involves schoolchildren.
Families can take part in sun sculpture and sun drawing workshops all afternoon. Montauk Observatory staff will be on hand for sun observations, and student ensembles will perform. A bilingual gallery tour will be offered at 1:15 p.m. Mary’s Marvelous will provide free treats.
Pumpkins and Animation
A pumpkin-painting session for kids 3 and up (and adults too) will happen at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. A phone call to reserve a mini gourd is a must.
The library is hosting a stop-motion animation club for kids 8 to 12 on Mondays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. this month, except Columbus Day, when the library is closed. Participants can work alone or in teams to write their stories and use iPads to turn them into short movies.
The Hamptons Art Camp will lead a slime-making session at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. While making this slippery concoction and designing labels for the slime they take home, kids 3 to 11 will learn the science behind it. The cost for the drop-off program is $25. Registration is at [email protected] or 917-605-0051.
Community Service Galore
High school students interested in taking part in the East Hampton Library’s Haunted Library on Oct. 26 can hear what that entails and help plan it on Tuesday and Oct. 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Rehearsal will take place on Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants must attend the rehearsal and at least one planning meeting. And not only will it be fun, but it offers community service credits.
High schoolers can also earn community service credits by helping to paint pumpkins for the library’s Halloween displays on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
A Polaroid photography workshop for high school students will be held on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Students will head out of the library for their photo explorations. Polaroid cameras are not required.
High school seniors will get help and feedback on their college application essays on Monday, with half-hour one-on-one sessions available by appointment between 3 and 5 p.m. Additional sessions will be offered on Oct. 17, 21, and 28.
High school students will offer homework help to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade on Mondays starting next week. Half-hour sessions can be booked between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Tomorrow at the library, kids 3 and older will learn about the glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly and then make their own artwork inspired by it at 3:30 p.m. Middle schoolers will make graffiti art action figures inspired by the work of the artist Keith Haring next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.
For younger children 3 and older, there’s a mermaid story and craft time on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Ages 3 and up can make unicorns from self-hardening clay on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Advance registration is required for all programs.
Using the Hampton Library’s 3-D pens, kids in sixth grade and above will create Halloween decorations on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Bridgehampton. On Friday, Oct. 11, kids 5 and older will learn about electrical circuits while making Halloween cards that light up. The program starts at 4 p.m.
Kids 8 to 12 will get a window into the 19th century as they imagine what it might have been like to be a whaler sailing out of Sag Harbor in a program on Saturday at the John Jermain Memorial Library and the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum. Children will listen to passages from whalers’ logs and see art and objects related to the era at the museum. Then they’ll walk back across the street to the library to design and write in a journal inspired by what they’ve seen. The program will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 11, children 4 to 8 can color small trick-or-treat bags and fill them with candy in a program at 4 p.m. at the library.
Apple Pie for Dessert
Apple pie will be on the menu for some families on Saturday evening after a family pie-making workshop at the Montauk Library with the Baking Coach that afternoon from 2 to 4. Participants need only a rolling pin; everything else will be provided. They will take prepared pies home to bake.
An open studio for ages 11 to 18 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will have kids making collage faces with Pamela Collins, a teaching artist. Registration ahead of time is required for this free workshop. Class size is limited, but it will run only if there are at least five students.