Kids Culture 09.28.17

Paint Like Pollock

On Saturday at the Amagansett Library, from 3 to 4 p.m., children 5 and up can discover how Jackson Pollock and other artists expressed their feelings with paint during a fun slide show presented by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Then, kids can let their emotions out and create their own expressionist abstract paintings. Registration is required.

Yoga Story Time on Main Street

Susan Verde, a children’s book author and yoga instructor, will read from her new book, “I Am Peace,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bookhampton in East Hampton. Children can discover their inner peace through the gentle narrative and a kid-friendly guided meditation. The shop promises that readers of all ages will feel grounded and restored.

Tinkergarten at CMEE

Every Wednesday this fall, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., parents and preschoolers can meet outdoors at the Children’s Museum of the East End to connect and learn through play. Jennie Skilbred, a Tinkergarten leader, will facilitate play scenarios allowing children 18 months to 5 years old to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. The cost for the six-week series is $200 per child, with a 50-percent discount for each sibling. Registration is required with the museum. 

The museum’s next Pizza and Pajama Night on Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will include mask-making and a reading of Rhode Montijo’s “The Halloween Kid.” The cost is $12 and advance registration is strongly encouraged. Members get in free. 

Book Trivia and Good Ideas

Teenagers who love to read should head to the East Hampton library on Sunday for a short informational meeting from 3:30 to 4 p.m. to learn about the library’s Battle of the Books team. An annual Suffolk County-wide competition, Battle of the Books, consists of teams of teens who compete in a contest of trivia from three selected novels. Practice sessions will be held at the library to prepare for the competition on March 23. Alternatively, high school students wishing to develop leadership skills and earn community service hours by helping out at the library should attend the first Teen Advisory Board meeting on Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Board meetings will be held on the first Sunday of each month to brainstorm, organize, and publicize young adult programs, services, and materials. Registration is required. There will be a screening of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” next Thursday at 4 p.m. for kids of all ages.

Hogwarts and Other Magic

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, students in sixth through eighth grade can experience the craft of writing outside of the classroom on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. starting this week. This workshop will include writing prompts, discussion of craft and technique, and constructive group critique. Snacks will be provided. Registration is not necessary.

A six-round trivia competition for teens will be held on Saturday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will compete in teams of three to five players and navigate through increasingly difficult trivia questions. Teams can be formed ahead of time or at the library. Winners get prizes and everyone gets free pizza. Advance registration is required. Photographic wizardry with green screen techniques is coming to the library on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. With the help of a green screen, kids ages 6 to 12 can create photographs of themselves as if they were flying through a game of Quidditch with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Hogwarts costumes are optional.