Kids Culture 06.01.17

About Plastic Pollution

Erica Cirino, a science writer and artist, will lead a program for families on plastic pollution — its impacts and what to do about it — on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a workshop for children 8 and older.

Ms. Cirino, who is preparing to visit some of the most degraded ecosystems in Asia, has written for such publications as Scientific American, Audubon, The Atlantic, National Geographic Voices, and Nautilus magazine. She is a Safina Center Kalpana Launchpad Fellow. Advance registration has been requested.

On Sunday, the library has invited fifth through eighth graders to join in a drawing club at 2 p.m.


Exploring Forest and Pond

Participants in a forest and pond exploration with the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Crystal Oakes on Saturday should be prepared to get muddy. Ms. Oakes will lead a visit to the forest near Long Pond in Sag Harbor, where families will use two-person seine nets to find the animal life that lives there and then examine it under magnifiers and microscopes. The outing begins at 10 a.m. Families have been asked to register in advance with the museum.


Paint Like Picasso

Joyce Raimondo, an artist and children’s author, will work with kids to paint like Picasso on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Montauk Library. Ms. Raimondo will introduce participants to Picasso’s varied portraits before turning over the oil pastels and paints. The program is for kids in kindergarten and above, and registration is required in advance.


Kindness Bombs

Ever hear of a “kind bomb”? If you haven’t, prepare to find out what one is on Tuesday at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, where kids 7 to 12 will be engaging in random acts of kindness starting at 4 p.m.

Next Thursday at 4 p.m., the library will hold a kickoff meeting for kids interested in taking part in the Battle of the Books countywide trivia contest. Those who join in the fun should be entering sixth through ninth grades in the fall and should be willing to commit to weekly meetings and then the contest on Aug. 12.