Kids Culture 01.11.

Origami, Collages, Community Service

On Saturday at 3 p.m., at the Amagansett Library, kids ages 9 to 12 can make their own owl or monster origami bookmarks.

Children ages 5 to 8 can be dropped off on Tuesday between 4 and 4:45 p.m. to create tissue paper collages following a story time featuring books by Eric Carle.

Teens and preteens ages 12 to 18 ­who are interested in helping the Young Adult librarian develop teen appropriate programs throughout the year should stop by on Friday, Jan. 19, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Teen advisers will receive community service credits.

 

Clay Play at Wharf Shop

Saturday is Come Play Day at the Wharf Shop on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Parents and caregivers of kids of all ages have been invited to stop by the toy store between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to sample a new clay by Green Toys. 

 

M.L.K. Weekend at CMEE 

The Children’s Museum of the East End will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. On each day, after a noon reading of “We March” by Shane W. Evans, children will add their handprints to CMEE’s commUNITY canvas. Participants will learn about the civil rights leader’s impact with a specially curated collection of age-appropriate books. 

The activities are free with museum admission. 

Wednesday is the international Museum Selfie Day, and visitors have been invited to take part by snapping selfies in their favorite corners of CMEE and sharing them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Those who do are asked to include #MuseumSelfieDay and #CMEESelfie in the caption. 

 

More Selfies, 3D Pens, Xbox

The East Hampton Library will host an Instagram selfie contest for teens beginning tomorrow and ending Friday, Jan. 19. Participants must visit the library between those dates, check out a book or a graphic novel, then take a selfie with the book and post it on Instagram.

High school students can stop by on Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. to make their own stained glass candle holders.

Kids ages 7 and up will construct circuits that will light up, sound off, and power an accessory on Tuesday between 4 and 5 p.m. 

Teens can learn how to use 3-D pens, which work by extruding heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure, Tuesday through Jan. 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. The pens allow for the free-hand creation of three-dimensional objects.

On Wednesday, the Xbox One S will be fired up with games for teens to try between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided. 

Middle schoolers can celebrate national popcorn day and enjoy a screening of “The Day After Tomorrow” next Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Popcorn and other snacks will be provided. 

Advance registration is required for most programs.

 

Dogs, Frogs, and Floats

At several libraries kids can learn about how some animals get through the winter, read to a dog, or enjoy a treat while chatting about books. 

An educator from the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will visit the Montauk Library on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. for a program on how animals stay safe and warm through the colder months of the year. Kids will meet a box turtle, corn snake, tiger salamander, and grey tree frog from the museum’s collection. The program is best for kids in sixth grade and under. 

Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has invited kids in sixth grade and up to stop in on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to make root beer floats and offer their peers some book recommendations. 

Wally the dog will be at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon to listen to kids as they practice their reading. 

The libraries ask that people sign up in advance for their programs, as space is limited.

 

Amphibians at SoFo

Crystal Oakes, a South Fork Natural History Museum educator, will teach kids 8 and up all about local frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. After the presentation, the group will dissect specially prepared frogs to further understand how they survive in aquatic and terrestrial environments. There is a fee of $15 per frog.

Also on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. children ages 3 to 5 can attend a presentation on owls led by Ashley Federici. Kids will learn all about the elusive owls that live on the East End and then make an owl eyesight craft. There will be a material fee of $2 for each participant.

Advance registration is requested.

 

After-School Art at the Parrish

Registration begins Monday for a series of after-school art workshops at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill designed to help children learn about artists and be inspired to create their own masterpieces.

Ages 4 and 5 will meet between 2 and 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Jan. 25, and continuing on Feb. 1, 8, and 15, and March 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Kindergartners through fifth graders will meet from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from Jan. 22 through March 22.

The workshop is free but advance registration is required.