Kids Culture 05.24.18

A program for kids 8 and older at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday will explore the evolution of avian flight. Durell Godfrey

Block Party at CMEE

The Children’s Museum of the East End will host a community block party on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to families with children of all ages and will feature a variety of block activities, crafts, and games. It is free for members and $14 for all others.

Salamanders, Birds, and Compasses

On Saturday at 10 a.m., Andy Sabin, the president of the board of directors of the South Fork Natural History Museum, will lead participants into a freshwater pond for a chance to see the larval aquatic stage of the endangered eastern tiger salamander before it comes on land to live.

Also on Saturday, at 1 p.m., children ages 8 and up can participate in an interactive game to learn about animal adaptation and the possible pathways from which avian flight evolved.

On Monday at 10:30 a.m., kids ages 8 and up can learn how to use a compass to help them navigate their way out of the woods. There will be $5 material fee.

Tests, Movies, Spa Products

High school students can take a practice Regents exam in earth science, chemistry, biology, physics, algebra 1 and 2, or geometry on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Tests will be proctored and scored by Connor Christian from Hamptons Strategies for Success.

Family movies on the library’s schedule this week are “Peter Rabbit” on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and “Alice in Wonderland” next Thursday at 4 p.m.

Ghost stories will be the focus of a writing workshop for high schoolers on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Kids ages 4 and up can decorate Star Wars cupcakes on Tuesday at 4 p.m.  

On Wednesday at 4 p.m., children ages 5 and up can learn how to make sugar body scrubs with essential oils and other natural ingredients.

Attention Book Lovers, Patriots

The Battle of the Books, a reading trivia program for students entering sixth through ninth grades, is coming soon to the John Jermain Memorial Library. Prospective participants can learn all about the weekly summer trivia sessions, required reading material, and the chance to represent the library in a countywide trivia contest on Aug. 12 at a kickoff party on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. 

At the Montauk Library, kids in first grade and up can stop in on Saturday between 3 and 4 p.m. to make patriotic-theme crafts such as star-spangled slime and patriotic chocolate-covered pretzels.