Kids Culture 02.06.14

Student Art Galore
    Families can tour the Parrish Art Museum’s 2014 Student Exhibition and create their own artwork during a family fun night to celebrate the show tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. The celebration is free with museum admission, and reservations are not required. The exhibition includes work by more than 1,000 students from Montauk to Brookhaven. It will be on view in Water Mill through March 2.

Skateboarding Session
    Got a skateboard for Christmas but haven’t had a chance to use it? Dreaming of the days when the skate park will finally be cleared of snow and ice?

    Tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Amagansett Library, Khanh Ngo of Khanh Sports in East Hampton will talk skateboarding with kids in fourth through eighth grades. He’ll cover tricks, safety, maintenance, and trends, while also answering questions from participants. Advance registration has been requested. Questions can be submitted in advance to amaglib@suffolk.lib.ny.us.

    Those who stop by the library Sunday and Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. can try their hands at origami while getting tips on an easy form and one that’s a little more complicated. The drop-in program is intended for those in first grade and above.

Blue Duck Valentine
    Plain valentine cookies from the Blue Duck Bakery will be on hand during a workshop on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Guild Hall. Your job, should you choose to accept it, will be to decorate them. The cost is $10, or $8 for museum members.

    Also on Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., families with kids in kindergarten through eighth grade can drop by the museum and get creative during a free open studio. Looking ahead, Guild Hall will offer art classes every weekday during the next school break, from Feb. 17 to 21, for the same age group. Classes will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and cost $25 per class, per child, or $23 for members. Advance registration is required.

Happy Hand-Sewing
    Children 6 to 10 will sew valentine sachets and pillows by hand during a workshop on Saturday at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The session costs $15, or $5 for members.

    Families can make scented valentines using essential oils in a workshop at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $18, $7 for members.

    Tomorrow night, Susan Verde will read from her book “The Museum” during a pizza and pajama party starting at 6 p.m. It’s free for members, $10 for others. Reservations have been suggested; pajamas are optional.

Yoga Storytime
    Susan Verde will be at the East Hampton Library on Saturday for a Storytime Yoga session for kids only, so don’t even think about it, parents. Participants 5 and older will listen to a story while they practice yoga poses and breaths from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

    Aspiring filmmakers in 6th through 12th grades will gather at the library on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and use their talents to earn community service credits by making a public service announcement for an upcoming library program. They’ve been asked to take their smartphones, iPads, or other video cameras.

    A Valentine’s Day story time and craft is on the schedule for Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids 4 to 6 with an adult. Reservations have been requested for all library programs.

Chocolatey Library
    In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have two drop-in programs to get kids in the spirit and another having to do with that most beloved valentine sweet, chocolate.

    Kids in seventh grade and above can make duct tape valentine flowers through Saturday, then turn their attention to valentine cards Saturday through Friday, Feb. 14. Those 4 and older can stop by to make their own valentine cards tomorrow through Sunday.

    The library will have a chocolate fondue fountain in operation during a program for teens on Saturday at 1 p.m. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., it’s teatime, when kids 4 and older can enjoy a story, treats, and tea.

    Children 8 to 12 years old can get tips on making rubber band bracelets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Advance sign-up has been requested for all programs.