Wintertime, when trees are leafless, may be the best time to observe their structure, and in a workshop on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, participants will do just that as they draw trees using charcoal. Quincy Egginton, an artist and educator, will lead students 9 and older in this 10:30 a.m. program combining art and science. The cost, including materials, is $15 for children, $20 for adults. Museum members pay only a $5 materials fee. Advance sign-up is required.
On Sunday, the museum’s Young Birders Club for ages 8 to 18 will meet at 10 a.m. under the guidance of SoFo’s executive director, Frank Quevedo. This one is free.
Cupcakes, Gaming, Polar Bears
Art, gaming, story times, and even some sweet treats are in store for kids this week at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library.
In Bridgehampton, kids in grades six and up can stop by to play Nintendo Switch games on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., while next Thursday they’re invited to the library’s Council of Young Adults meeting at 3:30 p.m. Not only can they earn community service credit by attending, they can also have a hand in organizing and publicizing events for their peers.
For littler kids, ages 5 to 7, there’s a 3-D polar bear art session next Thursday at 4 p.m. Advance registration is asked for all of the programs.
At John Jermain, teens will take the lead in a story time for little ones on Saturday at 11 a.m. Winter and what that means in different parts of the world will be the theme of a story time for young ones on Sunday at 11, after which they’ll get a penguin craft to take home. An art workshop for ages 18 months to 3 years will happen on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., and on Friday, Jan. 21, at 11, kids 1 to 4 can listen to a snowman story and then take home a snowman-making activity.
The Baking Coach will be at the library next Thursday at 4 p.m. to lead second through fifth graders as they decorate cupcakes to look like snowpeople.
John Jermain also asks for registration in advance for all of its offerings.
Pick-Me-Ups for Kids
Feeling a little frustrated, tired of all the Covid monkey wrenches in daily life? The East Hampton Library’s self-care subscription boxes for teens might be just the pick-me-up needed. Signing up with the young-adult librarians will get you boxes that include items like eye masks, bath bombs, and gratitude journals.
The library also has take-and-make kits for high school students available on Fridays between 3 and 5 p.m. Tomorrow’s: wool felt ball coasters.
As of earlier this week, the library had canceled in-person programs through Monday, when it will be closed anyway in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday. Should it reopen for in-person activities, there’s an anime and manga Kahoot trivia game on the schedule for high school students next Thursday at 4:30 p.m. For younger kids 4 and older, Minion cupcake decorating is planned on Wednesday at 4 and a winter story time and craft next Thursday at 4. Advance registration is required, and it’s best to call ahead to see if programs are actually running.
Movers and Makers
Project Most’s offerings at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton this week include team building, sewing, jump rope, arts and crafts, and a story and snack program.
“High energy” games are promised at the team-building session for ages 6 to 12 on Saturday at 11 a.m. The cost is $15.
Also on Saturday, there will be jump rope and double Dutch games for kids in kindergarten through third grade at 9 a.m., and kids 6 and up can learn to sew a cozy scarf in workshops from 10 a.m. to noon or 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. At 2:15, kids in kindergarten through third grade can join an arts and crafts session. On Tuesday, in Project Most’s Seuss and Sous program at 3:45 p.m., a reading of Mo Willems’s “Should I Share My Ice Cream?” will be followed by a chance to churn homemade ice cream.
The cost for each of these is $20, and advance sign-up is a must.
Relax With Art
At the Amagansett Library, two offerings for kids should brighten up the week. On Saturday, those of any age are invited to drop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make pipe-cleaner people. And on Friday, Jan. 21, from 3:45 to 5 p.m., the library will team up with Project Hope for a Relaxation Through Art workshop for high schoolers. Registration is by emailing [email protected].