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Kids Culture 08.22.19

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:40

Guest Reader

The Springs Library’s story hour on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be bilingual this week, with a guest reader, Dalvis Tikkanen, sharing a book in English and Spanish. The library is opposite Ashawagh Hall and next to the Parsons Blacksmith Shop.


Puppetry in Sag

Two classic children’s tales, with a twist, will come to life this week in the Goat on a Boat puppet series at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. On Saturday at 11 a.m., Robert Rogers Puppets will perform “Cinderella in the Wild West,” in which the title character is actually Cindy Lou, and instead of toiling away around the house, she ropes cattle, rides horses, and has a Native American spirit guide.

Next Thursday, also at 11, the Puppet Art Theater Company, based in California, will bring a modern take on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Tickets cost $15 in advance at


Theater Games

The Neo-Political Cowgirls will lead a theater games workshop for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 on Wednesday and next Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Montauk School. The theater troupe, which runs workshops for kids throughout the year, promises “loads of fun, idea-sharing, and confidence-building in a welcoming environment.” The cost is $45, and sign-up is by email to [email protected].


Library Menagerie

Butterflies, painting, homemade ice cream, a portable planetarium, and a reptile and amphibian show are coming to the East Hampton Library in what is the final full week of summer vacation for most kids.

The library will show “The Sound of Music” for all ages on Saturday at 1 p.m. Parents will be welcomed. Not so for the portable planetarium on Monday at 2 p.m. with William Francis Taylor and Andi Pisacano. In this program at 2 p.m., for kids 6 and older only, Mr. Taylor and Ms. Pisacano will share myths and legends related to the summer constellations and teach kids how to orient themselves using the stars.

An educator from the Cornell Cooperative Extension will visit the library with some live butterflies in a program for ages 2 to 5 on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, it will be Erik’s Reptiles with a live animal show for all ages at 2 p.m. Kids can expect a range of rescued creatures including an alligator, a giant turtle, and lizards.

On Tuesday, kids 4 and older will create outdoor scenes using watercolors and oil pastels at 3 p.m.

In an ice cream making session next Thursday at 3 p.m., kids 5 to 12 will make this frozen treat using an old-fashioned hand-crank machine. Sandpaper, shells, pebbles, and other textured things will be the raw materials for three-dimensional beach scenes in a workshop for ages 4 and up on Friday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. Sixth to eighth graders can create seashell Sharpie designs next Thursday at 4 p.m. 

For high school students, there will be games of 1-2-Switch in the courtyard on Monday at 6 p.m., an after-hours game of manhunt on Tuesday from 7:30 to 9, and a beach fire at Main Beach with s’mores on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Signing up ahead of time is required for most programs.


A Hungry, Hungry Shark

Nina Ross will be at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10 a.m. to read and sign copies of her book “Montauk Has a Very Hungry Shark.” Copies will be available to buy.

S’mores will be on the menu for kids in sixth grade and up on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 at the library. Next Thursday, ages 7 to 12 will make marble contraptions and race them at 4 p.m. Advance registration has been requested for most library programs.


Talking Sticks

At the Montauk Library on Saturday, Tony Valderrama, an artist, will offer a lesson on Native American art and culture and then work with kids 7 and older to make talking sticks. The program starts at 3, and advance sign-up is essential.

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