Kids Culture 07.12.18
Aliens and Other Space Monsters
Guild Hall’s summer KidFest programming has begun, with workshops and performances for children offered every Wednesday through Aug. 22. Next week, the Grammy-nominated performer Morgan Taylor will take his Gustafer Yellowgold multimedia experience to the stage, introducing the audience to a character from the sun who lands in the Minnesota woods. The show starts at 5 p.m. and costs $18 or $14 for kids, $16 and $12 for members.
Prior to the show, kids 5 to 7 years old can make their own aliens and space monsters in a workshop at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members. Shows often sell out, so advance tickets are suggested.
Where the Wild Things Visit
Butterflies will alight at the Montauk Library and llamas will visit the Amagansett Library this week.
A butterfly story and craft time for kids 2 to 5, with live butterflies from the Suffolk County Farm, will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Montauk. A program at 3 will introduces children from kindergarten on up to the stages in the butterfly life cycle.
Kids can channel their inner abstract expressionist during a Jackson Pollock painting session on Wednesday at 4 p.m. A two-week workshop on 3-D printing for ages 8 to 15 will take place next Thursday and on July 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions.
At the Amagansett Library, “The Iron Giant,” a movie about a robot from outer space who lands on earth and befriends a boy, will be shown tomorrow at 3 p.m. Kids will head outdoors Saturday at 2 p.m. to meet llamas from the Suffolk County Farm. The library and the farm have specified that this program is for children 6 to 12 only, and that younger children cannot register for it.
Library Doings, Indoors and Out
Tired of the beach yet? If so, there will be no shortage of things to do this week at the East Hampton Library. Today, the library has outdoor games on the lawn or an indoor scavenger hunt for high school students, both at 5 p.m.
Less carefree but no less important, the library is offering a practice ACT for high school students on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The test and results are free. Priority will be given to residents of the East Hampton, Wainscott, and Springs School Districts, but others may add their names to a wait list.
On the library’s movie schedule this week is “Moana,” Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and “The Lego Batman Movie,” next Thursday at 4 p.m.
Susan Verde, a children’s book author and yoga instructor, will offer a drop-off Storytime Yoga for kids 5 and up on Tuesday at 11 a.m. At 3 that day, kids 5 and older can make edible play dough. And on Friday, July 20, kids 4 and older are invited to create a city, person, animal, or whatever they like during a woodcraft workshop at 3 p.m.
Advance registration is requested for all library programs.