Kids Culture 05.08.14

Puppets in Montauk

A prince, a princess, a chipmunk, and missing jewels each play a role in the Montauk Library’s original puppet show, “Lost Jewels and Tree Nuts,” which will be presented on Saturday. The show, created over the course of several sessions at the library, runs from 3 to 4 p.m. and is open to all comers.

 

For Mom?

This weekend will be a full one at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton, with two craft programs on Saturday and a story time on Sunday. Kids 6 to 10 can make a yarn-covered vase inspired by the yarn paintings of Mexico’s Huichol Indians and create paper flowers from coffee filters during a drop-off program on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20, or $15 for members.

Families with younger children ages 2 to 6 can decorate flowerpots and plant flowers in them that day from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Did someone say Mother’s Day gifts?

On Sunday, the storyteller Sima will stop in at 11:30 a.m. for a free reading of “Spring Is Springtime.”

 

Math Help, Minecraft

Middle and high school students who want a little extra help with math can get it for free at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. On Saturday from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., the library will offer a math review for middle schoolers.

Starting on Monday, Chase Mallia, a tutor and teacher, will begin a series of Regents math review classes in both English and Spanish. Classes will meet Mondays from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. through June 16, with the exception of Memorial Day. They are open to all patrons, but registration in advance would be appreciated.

A Minecraft camp for kids 6 and up is on the schedule for Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This one is for the iPad version of the game. Participants have been asked to take their own iPads with the Minecraft app, but the library also has a few to lend. Advance registration is a must.

 

Bird Is the Word

Avian-related programs for aspiring birders are on tap at the South Fork Natural History Museum and the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this week. Kids 10 to 14 can learn about migratory birds and the challenges they face, then map the path of one of our local birds on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the museum. There is a $3 materials fee in addition to the museum’s entry fee.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., kids 8 to 12 hoping to attract birds to their yards can make milk jug birdhouses at the library. Reservations are required for both.