Kids Culture 03.06.14

Tech Heaven
       Teen Tech Week starts Sunday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, and among the attractions for techies of all ages is the library’s new MakerBot 3-D printer. On Tuesday the library will introduce kids to the printer and its capabilities. A workshop for 8 to 12-year-olds will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and one for kids in seventh grade and above follows from 6:30 to 8. Throughout the week, teens can stop by the library to take part in various techie activities and a chance to win a GameStop gift card. On Monday at 4 p.m., kids 4 and older can make toy racecars that double as musical instruments. Reservations have been requested for all but the drop-in programs.

Salamander Search
       Owls, salamanders, and flowers are on the agenda at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The fun begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with a reading of Jane Yolen’s “Owl Moon” for kids 3 to 5. Afterward, kids will make a paper owl puppet. Tyler Armstrong will take kids 8 to 12 inside flowers and bulbs during a dissection lab at the museum on Sunday at 10 a.m. Participants will explore plant anatomy, make ink prints, and take bulbs home to plant outside. Parental supervision is a must, and there’s a $4 materials fee.  Advance sign-up is required.

What Makes a Mammal a Mammal?
     Parents who can't always remember the answers to the many questions kids pose, might get some pointers at a program on Saturday at the Amagansett Library. Ranger Eric will tackle the query, "what makes a mammal a mammal?" at 3:30 p.m.
     He'll introduce kids in kindergarten and up to some mammals of his own including a dog, a rabbit, and a chinchilla.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
     The Children's Museum of the East End will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday at its Pizza and Pajama party tomorrow from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
     After a reading of "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," kids can make a fish mobile and play in the museum. Pizza will be served, of course, and kids an wear pajamas if they wish. The cost is $10; members get in free.
     On Saturday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., kids 2 to 6 can listen to a reading of Kevin Henkes's "Birds" then make bird mobile with feathers and twigs. The program costs $18, $7 for members.
     Sima, a storyteller, will read Eve Bunting's "Frogs and Friends on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The program is free with museum admission.
     Baby and Me and Music Together programs start this week at the museum. The Baby and Me program for parents and infants 2 to 16 months will run on Tuesdays this month at 11:15 a.m. It is free for members, $10 otherwise.
     The Music Together program meets on Fridays this month at 10:30 a.m. Registration is with Music Together by the Dunes, at mtbythedunes.com.
     Advance registration is required for all CMEE programs.

Wee Folk and Warriors
    Susan Verde, a children's book author and yoga instructor, will return to the East Hampton Library on Saturday for a story time yoga session for kids 5 and older without their adults from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
     Next Thursday, the library will turn its attention to St. Patrick's Day with a story time and craft program for 4 to 6-year-olds at 4 p.m.
     Advance sign-up is required for both.