A vegetable that often appears on Thanksgiving menus also makes a great paintbrush. The Amagansett Library has invited children 3 and up to learn how to paint with potatoes on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Advance registration is required, as space is limited. On Sunday, the library will hold a Thanksgiving-theme story time with a discussion about gratitude. Everyone is welcome at the event, which is from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will lead kids in grades six and up as they make no-sew turkeys on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
If these shorter days seem made for movie time, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of chances to see them on big screens outside the house this week.
The East Hampton Library will screen “The Secret Life of Pets 2” on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The John Jermain Memorial Library will show the classic “March of the Wooden Soldiers” on Saturday at 2 p.m., with popcorn.
On Friday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum will kick off two days of family friendly screenings with the coming-of-age surf movie “Breath.” The next day the museum will present selections from the 2019 New York International Children’s Film Festival, at 1 p.m. in English and at 2 p.m. in Spanish. Tickets for “Breath” cost $15, or $5 for museum members. The Nov. 30 films are free with museum admission.
Books, Pajamas, and Reptiles
The Children’s Museum of the East End will host a book swap in its lobby on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here’s how it works: Take a book or two to contribute, and then take one or two home with you. Kids will also create their own bookmarks and enjoy warm apple cider. The event is open to all ages and is free, though museum admission is not included in the event.
Also for book lovers, coming up on Friday, Nov. 29, at CMEE is a visit by Katharine Holabird, the author of the “Angelina Ballerina” and “Twinkle” book series, for story time accompanied by a dance performance at 10 a.m. Admission is $15 per person, free for members, and books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. CMEE’s Pajama Jammie Jam is that evening from 5:30 to 7. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and trade Thanksgiving leftovers for pizza, dancing, and playing in the exhibits. The cost is $15 per person, or $5 for members.
Advance registration is required for the book signing and Jammie Jam.
Colors, Clay, Babysitting
The East Hampton Library’s creative coloring session, in which children in grades six to eight can experiment with different types of mediums, happens on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. the library will host a clay play workshop at which kids 4 and up will make and decorate festive snowmen out of self-hardening clay.
Kids in sixth grade and up will learn the skills and responsibilities necessary to become a babysitter in a workshop on Nov. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. It will include hands-on activities and a course certification.
At John Jermain
At the John Jermain Memorial Library, kids in grades six and up can take the Brainfuse College and Career Survey to learn about the college majors and careers that might be a good fit on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. A library card is required.
A Brunch and Books club for middle school students will happen on Nov. 30 at the library. Kids can stop by the teen services desk to pick up a copy of the book, “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden for that session and “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander for December. Discussions happen at 10:30 a.m. A similar gathering for kids in high school takes place the last Saturday of the month at 11:15 a.m. This month’s book is “Sawkill Girls” by Claire Legrand and the December book is “Sky in the Deep” by Adrienne Young.
D.I.Y. in Bridgehampton
Kids ages 5 and up can to make their own slime and do science experiments together at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Friday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. Today’s craft, at the same time, is Mason jar lanterns.
Music in Montauk
Music and movement sessions for kids 1 to 6 will take place at the Montauk Library on Saturday. A session for ages 1 to 3 happens from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and one for kids 4 to 6 is offered from noon to 12:45 p.m. For both, children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
For the Animals
Children have been invited to the South Fork Natural History Museum at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to take a walk through Vineyard Field behind the museum and then make bird feeders from recycled materials. Participants have been asked to take their own empty two-liter soda bottles to up-cycle into a bird feeder. Advance registration is requested.