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Kids Culture 01.02.20

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 19:51

Sensory Friendly     

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will have another of its “sensory friendly” mornings on Saturday from 8 to 10. For those hours, CMEE will dim its lights, turn down sounds, and offer quiet spaces in “an intentionally less crowded” museum for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders. Admission will be free.     

Friday’s Pizza and Pajama Night from 5:30 to 7 will include a reading of Caralyn Buehner’s “Snowmen at Night” and a snowman craft. These monthly events are free but are now open only to members. Family memberships, which include unlimited admission for two adults and their dependent children, cost $110 per year.

Movies, Bowling, Spaghetti     

Tired of being at home? Already seen the latest “Star Wars” and “Jumanji” installments in the theater? The East Hampton Library will show three family movies over the next few days: “Coco,” about a boy transported to the Land of the Dead who must seek out his grandfather to find his way back, Thursday at 2 p.m., “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” starring Jim Carrey, about a man who inherits a penguin from his father, Friday at 2 p.m., and “Ice Age” on Saturday at 1 p.m.     

Also on Saturday, the library will host a Super Smash Bros. video game tournament for high school students at noon. High schoolers can bowl for an hour at the Clubhouse courtesy of the library on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited and advance sign-up is essential. Participants must arrange their own transportation. Next Thursday, high school students can make their own marble mugs from 4 to 6 p.m.     

A new chess club for ages 8 to 12 will meet at the library on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. starting this week. Experience is not required.     

An ice-skating story time and craft, with hot cocoa to boot, for ages 3 and up will happen at the library on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday at 4, the library will introduce kids 6 and older to the “Mercy Watson” book series by Kate DiCamillo about an adventurous and endearing pig. A craft will follow.     

A program on Wilson (Snowflake) Bentley, who in 1885 became the first person to photograph a snowflake, will be offered to kids 3 and older on Friday, Jan. 10, at 3:30 p.m.       

At the Amagansett Library, a cars story and craft time for kids 3 to 6 will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday.     

The Montauk Library will celebrate National Spaghetti Day on Saturday with a pasta-making class for any kid or teen 5 or older at 2 p.m.     

Advance registration has been requested for most programs.

Indoor Mini Golf     

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will show “Happy Feet,” an animated film about a penguin who lives to dance, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Popcorn will be served.     

On Friday, Jan. 10, kids 3 to 5 and their adults can make their own lamps using clothespins and hot glue at 3:45 p.m. That evening, young people in 6th through 12th grades can put their trivia knowledge to the test in a contest at 5 p.m. Pizza and snacks will be served.     

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will let kids in sixth grade and up experiment with its 3-D pens on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The library’s council of young adults, for that same age group, will gather next Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to come up with ideas for teen programs and services. Snacks will be provided, and those who attend can earn community service hours.   

The library will set up an indoor mini golf course next Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10. Kids 8 to 12 can play next Thursday at 4 p.m.; younger kids will have the course to themselves the next day at 4.

Art Talk and Workshop     

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is offering a bilingual family gallery talk and art workshop in English and Spanish on Sunday afternoon at 2. The talk and workshop are free with museum admission.


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