A Civil Rights Portrait
“4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement” will be screened on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Omar Edwards, a popular tap dancer and entertainer, will make an appearance, as will dancers from the Edge School of the Arts, as a story is told of the four young black girls killed in the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of an Alabama church. Admission is free for museum members, students, and children, and $12 for all others.
Omar Edwards, see above, will give an interactive tap dance show at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. There will be opportunities for children to participate, so they should have their tap shoes with them. The show is free and for children of all ages. It is co-sponsored by the Hayground School.
CMEE Book Swap
Bring a book or two, take home a book or two — that’s how the book swap will work at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday. Kids can also make their own bookmarks while enjoying hot chocolate. The book swap, from 10 a.m. to noon, is free for children of all ages, but it does not include admission to the museum exhibits.
What Will You Make?
Kids ages 4 and up who love art can make folded paper sculptures at the East Hampton Library tomorrow from 1 to 2 p.m.
On Saturday in the young-adult room, high school students can stop by between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to deocorate their own T-shirts using a heat press. Supplies are limited.
On Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., children in grades six to eight can explore Cubist art and make their own Picasso-inspired masterpieces. Also on Tuesday during that time, kids can make their own tacos and play games during a storytime centered on the book “Dragons Love Tacos.”
Reading With Valentino
On Saturday at the Amagansett Library, children of all ages can learn about dogs and read with Valentino, a certified canine “good citizen,” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The library is also sponsoring a hands-on art session with Joyce Raimondo of the Pollock-Krasner House on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.
Children ages 8 to 12 can enjoy a weekly animé festival featuring the films of Hayao Miyazaki from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Today’s screening will be “Spirited Away,” set in a seemingly abandoned amusement park. Next week’s will be “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” about a young witch-in-training and her talking cat.
Tomorrow at 4 p.m. for Black History Month, the library will show “A Ballerina’s Tale,” a documentary about Misty Copeland, the first African-American to be named principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.
Kids in sixth grade and up can learn the basics of self-defense on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A call ahead of time to sign up has been requested. Also for that age group, “Hairspray,” about a teen dance star who helps bring racial integration to a popular TV show in 1960s Baltimore, will be screened on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Cocoa and Coloring
Tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library, kids in grades two to five can cast their votes for the movie they would like to see that day. Pizza will be served, and there must be a parent or guardian in the building for each child.
A drop-in coloring session with hot cocoa will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. From 2 to 3 that day, a Quogue Wildlife Refuge representative will tell children about nocturnal animals — with live animals on hand. Registration is required.
The teen debate club will meet on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., when kids in sixth grade and up will discuss interesting topics in a friendly but competitive environment. Snacks will be served. Also for teens, the weekly Pathfinder game session — an offshoot of Dungeons & Dragons — will be on Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and even more snacks are in store.
Make Soup, Make Music
The flavor of the week will be sweet potato soup on Saturday at the Montauk Library. Ages 6 and up will make and taste the hot soup together from 2 to 3 p.m. and maybe ward off the chilly weather. Lori Hubbard will offer musical activities for young children next Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.