Kids Culture 10.10.13

Five, Four, Three . . .

    Saturday is Rocket Day at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Starting at 10 a.m. kids of all ages can make and launch their own rockets, while parents can learn about the museum’s plans for future exhibits. Admission is free. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Bloodthirsty Plants

    Across the street from CMEE, at the South Fork Natural History Museum, Saturday will bring a bird’s nest program and a chance for families to learn about carnivorous plants, including some native to Long Island. There will be live plant feedings and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, with a family program led by Matt Kaelin scheduled for 2.

    Also on Saturday, at 10 a.m., kids 6 and older can join a walk on the museum grounds in search of birds’ nests. Afterward, they’ll make their own nests out of found materials. There is a $3 materials fee in addition to the museum admission price.

    On Sunday at 10 a.m., 3 to 5-year-olds will explore the magic of magnets, then make a magic trick using things easily found around the house. This program, too, carries a $3 materials fee. Advance registration has been requested for all SOFO events.

At the Libraries

    Local libraries will be getting into the Halloween spirit this week. Kids can make jack-o’-lanterns out of jars at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

    The Sag Harbor program, for 4 to 9-year-olds, is on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Hampton Library’s jack-o’-lantern session, for 8 to 12-year-olds, is scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m.

    Also at John Jermain, a Barbie Club for 3 to 9-year-olds will gather for free play on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m. that day kids 5 to 9 can practice their reading skills by reading to the library’s dog friend, Clea, a cockapoo. Reservations have been requested for the latter.

    Take note, future stars of “Cupcake Wars”: On Tuesday at 5 p.m. kids 13 and older can attempt to best one another in a cupcake-decorating session at the Hampton Library. And fourth through sixth graders will learn some tips for using the Internet for research and fun next Thursday at 4 p.m. at the library. The workshop will include an introduction to the online Live-brary and the many free databases available through the Suffolk County Library System network. Advance sign-up has been recommended.

    At the Amagansett Library on Saturday there will be a farm story time at 3:30 p.m. followed by crafts relating to the stories. Reservations have been requested.