Kids Culture 11.15.18

For Young Birders

The South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Birders Club will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bridgehampton. The club, open to kids 8 to 18, will set out with binoculars and field guides to see what species they can find. Miles Todaro, an educator at the museum, will lead. Those who have binoculars should take them; a few pairs will be available for use.


At the Children’s Museum 

Chocolate chip sweet potato muffins will be on the menu (and in the oven) at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday during a cooking class for ages 4 to 7 at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $19, including museum entry, or $5 for members.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Shinnecock Dancers will perform at the museum, and afterward kids will make a craft with an educator from the Shinnecock Nation. Members can attend for free. The cost is $3 for others and does not include museum admission.

Looking ahead to Friday, Nov. 23, Susan Verde will read from her book “I Am Yoga” at 10 a.m. and then lead children 2 to 8 in some yoga poses. Copies will be available for purchase. Entry is $15, free for members.

That evening at 5:30, a family disco party for adults with their 3 to 7-year-olds will get people dancing to burn off the heavy Thanksgiving Day meal. Forget about leftovers; pizza will be served. The cost is $15, $5 for members.


So Much in Sag

From virtual reality sessions to book clubs to an SAT workshop, there’s a lot happening this week at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

Seventh through 12th graders can explore the library’s games and activities on its HTC Vive virtual reality system on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. 

High school students can learn a few tips and strategies for taking the SATs and ACTs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Also at 10, children 4 and older will have a chance to practice their reading skills with Wally the dog. 

Bagels and Books, a book club with breakfast for third through fifth graders, will consider James Riley’s “Story Thieves” on Saturday at 10 a.m. Next month’s book, for those who want to get an early start, will be “The Year of Billy Miller” by Kevin Henkes.

The holiday classic “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be shown on Saturday at 1 p.m. Popcorn will be served. 

On Sunday at 1, middle schoolers will meet for a quick talk on the graphic novel “The Tea Dragon Society” by Katie O’Neill. Registration is not necessary for the movie on Saturday, but is required for most other programs. 


Babysitters in Training

Those looking forward to embarking on what is a first job for many young teens might be interested in the East Hampton Library’s Getting Ready to Babysit program on Saturday at 1 p.m. The three-hour course for sixth through eighth graders covers many of the basics and includes hands-on activities and course certification. 

A tote bag with a fall theme will be the craft in a session for high schoolers on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. 

“Hotel Transylvania 3” will be shown at the library on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The family movie is appropriate for all ages. On Friday, Nov. 23, “The Incredibles 2” will be shown at 2 p.m.

After Thanksgiving, on Friday, Nov. 23, the library has invited high school students to a potluck lunch from noon to 2. Attendees have been asked to provide leftovers or a dish to share with others. A microwave oven will be available to heat food. 

Also that day, Christopher Agostino, an artist and storyteller, will bring a story to life with help from the audience during his StoryFaces program at 1 p.m. As the library describes it, “an audience volunteer will be asked to come up and will have their face painted to illustrate the story as he tells it.”


Turkeys, Apples, Movies

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids 4 and older will make rolled-paper turkey decorations tomorrow at 4 p.m. 

A movie night for grades six and up tomorrow at 6:30 will feature a screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” That same age group has been invited to a Friendsgiving celebration, with cookie and cupcake decorating and a movie, on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Tasty caramel apples and a story are on the agenda for kids 4 and older on Friday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. 


“I Am Thankful”

Ria Alexander will take a storytelling performance, her “I Am Thankful” show, to the Montauk Library on Saturday at 1 p.m. The program, which includes singing and dancing, reflects on the meaning of Thanksgiving. It is best for kids 4 through 10.

Children 9 and older will work in small groups to make 3-D drawings using the library’s 3-D pens on Saturday at 3 p.m. Advance registration has been requested for both programs.