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Kids Culture 11.04.21

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 14:25

Babysitting 101 

 Middle schoolers interested in taking on some babysitting work can learn about the job and the skills needed to do it responsibly during a three-hour course at the East Hampton Library on Saturday. The library promises "hands-on activities" between 1 and 4 p.m., and those who participate will get a certificate showing they've completed the course. 

 For high school students, the take-and-make project kit this weekend comes with an opportunity to earn community service credits. Bags that can be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. tomorrow include everything needed to create wooden leaf ornaments that will be given out along with Thanksgiving deliveries from Meals on Wheels. Finished ornaments should be returned to the library on Monday. The project for Friday, Nov. 12, will be "gratitude journals." 

 In a program on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., middle school kids will make watercolor prints using markers. Younger children ages 3 and up can listen to a teddy bear story on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and then create their own stuffed teddy bears. And on Wednesday, kids 3 to 6 will use their cute little hands as the starting point for turkey decorations. 

 Advance registration is required for all programs.

For Young Creators

 Young makers will have a choice of ways to put their passions to work in Project Most's upcoming classes at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. Magnet mazes will be on the agenda in a class for 3 and 4-year-olds on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Also on Saturday, a workshop for kindergarten through third grade at noon will focus on building and balancing. The STEM project will be a surprise but is guaranteed to get the brain wheels turning in a workshop for kindergarten through fourth grade on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. 

 Looking ahead to Nov. 20, in hand-sewing classes at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Erica Dantzler will work with kids 6 and up to make stuffed monsters. Sewing classes usually sell out, so it's a good idea to sign up early for this one.

 All classes cost $20. Space is limited; sign-up is at

In-Person Programs

 At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, a number of in-person programs should spark kids' creativity this week. 

 In Bridgehampton, fairy garden terrariums that can hang on a wall will be the project of the day on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for kids in sixth grade and up. On Friday, Nov. 12, the Hampton Library will get out the Perler beads at 4 p.m. so kids 8 to 12 can make designs of their choosing and then iron them to make them permanent. 

 Nothing makes it more officially fall than the time change on Sunday morning, and that day at John Jermain kids can get into the spirit of the season with a fall leaf story time and craft at 11 a.m. Kids are encouraged to take along and show off favorite leaves they've found outside.

 Tomorrow and every Friday this month, John Jermain will have sidewalk chalk bins in the library courtyard and is inviting kids and their caregivers to stop by and draw to their hearts' content between 4 and 5 p.m. 



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