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Kids Culture 01.30.20

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 10:08

Drag in Sag

The next reader in the John Jermain Memorial Library’s Sag Harbor Neighbors story time will be Drag Queen Diva Naomi, a.k.a. Robert C. Kohnken, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Afterward, kids will have a chance to chat with Naomi and ask questions.

In a class on Monday at 4:30 p.m., children 8 to 11 will make Mason jar snowmen luminaries. The library’s Teen Advisory Group will meet next Thursday at 5:45 to plan out new ideas for the teen room. Snacks will be provided as brain food.

A trivia session for grades 6 through 12 happens after the library closes on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Advance registration is required for all but the advisory group.


Embroidery and Candy Making

Fifth through eighth graders interested in learning to embroider can get an introduction to the craft and those already familiar with it can learn new techniques at a session on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. Signing up ahead of time is required.

On Sunday, which is not only Super Bowl Sunday but also Groundhog Day, kids of all ages have been invited to take part in a groundhog story time and project at 1:30 p.m.

At the Montauk Library, children 6 and older will have a chance to make chocolate-covered pretzel candies on Saturday at 2 p.m. Lori Hubbard will be at the library next Thursday at 11:45 for a music and movement program for ages 1 to 5. And on Friday, Feb. 7, virtual reality and Wii games are on tap for grades six and up from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. Advance registration is required for all programs.


Sensory-Friendly Saturday

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will be a quieter, calmer version of itself on Saturday morning as it gears the first two hours of the day, from 8 to 10, to families with children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing disorders. The free program is offered in cooperation with the Flying Point Foundation for Autism.

Looking ahead, the museum’s next Pizza and Pajama Night, a free evening of fun for museum members, will be on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 7. After a reading of William Steig’s “Brave Irene,” kids can enjoy the museum or learn to make “snow” using common household ingredients.


Open Studio at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host an open studio class for kids 11 to 18 with Pamela Collins, a teaching artist, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is free, but registration ahead of time is required, as it will run only if a minimum of five participants sign up.

On Sunday, families have been invited to join a bilingual gallery talk and art workshop in English and Spanish at 2 p.m. It is free with museum admission.


Doodles, Tests, Movies

An art program “designed to spur creative thinking” for little ones 18 months and older who are just starting to hold a crayon or pencil will happen tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Participants will color, draw, and doodle together.

On Saturday the library will offer a free practice ACT for high school students from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preference will be given to students from the East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School Districts; others can add their names to a waiting list.

For movie lovers, the library will show two family films this week: “Madagascar” on Saturday at 2 p.m. and “Mulan” next Thursday at 4 p.m.

Children 3 and older can use candy hearts to decorate magnetic photo frames in a program at the library on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at 4, the library plans a glycerin soap-making class for ages 4 and up. Advance registration is required for all programs.


Jewelry and Animé

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, children in sixth grade and up will make jewelry with inspirational messages using stamps, tokens, and a hammer on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

An animé club for the same age group will meet at the library on Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to watch and discuss. Next Thursday, younger kids ages 8 to 12 can settle in for the first screening in an animé film festival series at the library at 4 p.m. This one will be Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro,” about two sisters who befriend some playful spirits in and around their country house, including the big, cuddly Totoro.

The library’s Council of Young Adults, which meets monthly to help organize and publicize events for young people, will gather at the library next Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Kids in sixth grade and up will be welcomed, and snacks will be provided. 

Finally, a valentine card session is on the agenda for all ages on Friday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m.

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