Kids Culture 01.25.18

Writing, Art, Movies, and More

A writing workshop for teens will be held on Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

Kids ages 4 and up can stop by the library at 4 p.m. Tuesday for polka dot sticker art inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama, while on Wednesday between 4 and 5 p.m., children ages 4 to 6 can enjoy a polar bear story and a craft-making activity.

Middle schoolers can make their own corkboard next Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead to Feb. 3, teenagers have been invited to meet at the East Hampton Cinema at 1 p.m. to see the third installment of “The Maze Runner” film series, this one called “The Death Cure.” Space is limited to the first eight teens who sign up. After the movie an optional discussion about the differences and similarities between the book and the movie will be held at the library with snacks provided. Teens must make their own way to the theater and the library.

Advance registration is required for most library programs. 


Kaleidoscopes, Pollock, Portraits

Kids ages 9 to 12 can design and build a kaleidoscope during a program at the Amagansett Library on Saturday that encourages the use of science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. The program runs from 3 to 3:45 p.m. 

On Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Montauk Library, kids in third grade and above can paint portraits of adoptable animals currently at the ARF shelter in East Hampton, in the hope of helping them get adopted. 

It’s popcorn and movie time next Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. The library will celebrate African-American History Month with a screening of the documentary “March On!”

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor the “Book of Life,” an animated film with a PG rating, will be screened on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The family event is free, but registration is required. Families can stop by the children’s desk on Sunday between 1 and 2 p.m. to learn about online library resources.

Next Thursday, John Jermain will celebrate World Read Aloud day with a visit from Emma Walton Hamilton, an author of numerous children’s books. She will read from her collection — suitable for kids ages 4 to 10 — at 4 p.m.


Improv Class at Bay Street

A mixed-level workshop for kids 10 to 18 interested in the art of improv will be held at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Students will learn the basic techniques of improv through a series of games and exercises overseen by Bethany Dellapolla of NexGen Youth Theatre, while focusing on active listening and quick thinking. The price is $100 and registration is required through Bay Street.


Poetry and Portfolio Reviews 

Guild Hall will present “Word Up!” — a middle school celebration of poetry — on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event is free, but registration is encouraged.

A free portfolio review workshop for students in 10th to 12th grade will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Steve Miller, a multi-media artist whose work has been shown around the world, will review the work and offer critiques and suggestions. Advance registration is a must.


Art From Trash

Ashley Federici, a South Fork Natural History Museum nature educator, will lead a program for families on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the difference between marine debris and harmful beach trash. After the talk, items found during SoFo’s many beach-cleaning sessions this fall will be turned into art. 

Tara Smith, a painter and a certified art teacher, will help young nature painters to identify trees by the shapes of their leaves during a craft workshop on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Children 3 to 7 will use tempera to mix as many different greens as possible and then paint a variety of leaf shapes. Smocks or painting clothes are a must. There is a $5 materials fee and advance reservations with the museum are required.


Golden Eagle Workshops

The Golden Eagle is offering regular classes for kids on Saturdays and Mondays at its new location on North Main Street in East Hampton. 

Virva Hinnemo teaches workshops for kids 6 to 10 on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Michele Mott steps in from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to teach a class for ages 6 to 12. The cost is $25 per class or $175 for an eight-class card that can be used for any of the $25 classes. 

A kids community art class will be offered on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. This one, for ages 6 to 14, is by donation. 

In all cases, participants have been advised to dress for a mess.