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Kids Culture for September 7, 2023

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 10:16

Reading Leads to Milestones

The John Jermain Memorial Library has two reading challenges for young patrons.

For middle and high school students, the library is asking teens to read 100 books before they graduate from high school. Those who take the pledge can earn rewards after reading 10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 books over the coming months and years.

For the littlest patrons, the library is taking part in a national challenge called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. “Did you know that in the first few years of life, your child builds more than one million new brain connections every second?” the library asks.

Answer these challenges by signing up by Nov. 30 at the library, 201 Main Street in Sag Harbor.


More for Kids and Teens


Amagansett Library

High School Book Club discussion of “Truly Devious” by Maureen Johnson, Saturday, noon-1 p.m. Minecraft: Ancient Egypt edition for students in grades three through six, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Middle school book club discussion of “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-267-3810,


Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor

“The Enchanted Symphony” book discussion and Q. and A. with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, Saturday, 3 p.m., $25 to $150, 631-725-9500,


East Hampton Library

Sharpie doodles for kids 11 to 14, tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board meeting, Monday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Apple cupcake decorating with Chef Rob for children 4 and up, Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Super Smash Bros. tournament for teens, Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Popsicle stick hot dog craft for kids 3 to 6, Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. D.I.Y. paper bookmarks for kids 11 to 14, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Origami Club for kids 7 to 10, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m. College application essay workshop for high school students, next Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 631-324-0222,


Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

“Magic and Mayhem” gaming with Pathfinder Second Edition for students in sixth grade and up, tomorrow, 3:30-5 p.m. Story time and craft for kids 5 to 7 featuring “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, tomorrow, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Board game buffet for students in sixth grade and up, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Minecraft Club for kids 8 to 12, Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. D.I.Y. pencil toppers for kids 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0015,


John Jermain Memorial Library

Sensory story time for families, Friday, 11-11:30 a.m. Bilingual story time, Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. Minecraft Club for kids 8 to 11 (no adult caregiver needed), Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m. Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner Teen Writing Workshop for students in eighth grade and up, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Themed STEAM challenge for students in sixth grade and up, Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. After-school game time for kids 5 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-725-0049,


Montauk Library

Story time, Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. Lego Club for children 6 and up with adult caregiver, Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m. Bilingual story time for kids up to 5 years old, Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Magna-Tile Club for students in fourth grade and up, next Thursday, 3:30-4:15 p.m., 631-668-3377,


Sag Harbor Cinema

“Jumanji” (1995, rated PG), Saturday and Sunday matinees, $16.50 for adults, $12.50 for kids under 12, 631-725-0010,


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