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Kids Culture 06.06.19

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:23

Why? Because Music

The Springs Library, which hosts a weekly story hour on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., will decamp to the Springs Presbyterian Church this week to allow for musical accompaniment.

Deanna Tikkanen will read from Mo Willems’s latest book, “Because.” Illustrated by Amber Ren, it is about a girl who becomes a composer thanks to a series of events and circumstances that expose her to classical music and nurture her love of it. And that just might happen to one of the children at Saturday’s story time, as Reggie Stark, the church pianist, will join Ms. Tikkanen to play a selection of classical pieces.


Tick Sense

Just thinking about ticks may make you itchy and scratchy, but learning about how to prevent tick bites and what to do when you’re bitten could save you a lot of itching and scratching and worse later on. That’s the goal of Train Your Eyes to Be Tick Wise, a program for children on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The interactive session, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will be led April Nill-Boitano, an early- childhood and elementary teacher. Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Research Center and East End Tick and Mosquito Control are the sponsors.


Pony Up

Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett will offer pony rides for children of all ages on Sunday to raise money for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, which provides equestrian opportunities to local kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them. A minimum donation of $20 will be asked per ride. The ponies will be saddled up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Stony Hill Stables is at 268 Town Lane.


Teen Bonanza

Offerings for high school students abound this week at the East Hampton Library, starting this afternoon when a new mural painted by the East Hampton High School Art Club is unveiled during a celebration at 3. Pizza will be served.

On Saturday, high schoolers have been invited to stay after hours at the library for indoor mini golf and manhunt games and pizza from 5 to 7 p.m. On Sunday, they will have an opportunity to earn community service hours helping to design a young-adult book display from 4 to 5 p.m., and on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 they can play Uno in the grass behind the library. Next Thursday, teens can face the librarian in the pop culture trivia game Kahoot at 6 p.m. Best of all, however, is an Oreo Cookie taste test challenge on Monday at 4 p.m. at which they’ll have to guess the flavor of various Oreo samples, and there are a lot these days. Let the games begin! 

For younger children ages 6 and up, there will be a chance to make picture frames for dads using decorative rocks on Tuesday at 4 p.m. A Father’s Day story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 happens on Wednesday at 4 p.m. On Friday, June 14, the library will celebrate “namaste day” with a yoga story time and some postures for kids 3 to 8 at 3:30 p.m. 


Stress Relief

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, high school students or those who will be, in September, have been invited to stop by the library today at 4 to learn about the Battle of the Books countywide trivia contest that takes place on July 13.

A story time with a cookie treat takes place on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for all ages. At the library’s Makerspace Mondays program at 6:30 p.m., tweens will be challenged to “build a structure that can withstand a hurricane.”

Those in sixth grade and up who are facing down finals and end-of-year mayhem might benefit from making their own stress relievers at the library on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Stress balls, glitter bottles, play dough, essential oils, whatever it takes, the library will have the materials to make it.

Kai the dog will be on hand on Friday, June 14, at 3 p.m. to listen as kids practice their reading. Also that day, at 4 p.m., kids 4 and older can have fun building marble mazes.


S’More, Please

At the next gathering of the John Jermain Memorial Library’s STEM Club on Wednesday, kids in 7th through 12th grade will head outside to make solar s’mores at 5 p.m.

Wally, the Sag Harbor library’s favorite reading dog, will be on duty to listen and accept love on Saturday at 10 a.m. At 10:30, little ones ages 2 to 5 can join in an outdoor parachute playtime with songs and rhymes.


Tech Night

A family tech night at the Montauk Library on Friday, June 14, will give young and old a chance to try out virtual reality equipment. They’ll don headsets and sensors to become immersed in a computer-generated world from 5:30 to 7.

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