Kids Culture 08.02.18

Lovable Dinosaurs

The Hudson Vagabond Puppets promise kids “a musical trip through the wonders of prehistory” in “Mammoth Follies,” the next of Guild Hall’s KidFest performances on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The musical revue features a cast of lovable, larger-than-life dinosaurs. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $14 for kids, $16 and $12 for Guild Hall members. 

Animals in Store

Soap, goats, and creatures of the night are on tap this week at the East Hampton Library. A soap-making workshop this afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 will have high school students using different molds and scents to create a usable craft. 

Animals known for many things, but not their sweet scent, will pay a visit to the library on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. An educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand with a live goat in a program for children 2 to 5. Although the program is already full, the library is taking names on a wait list. 

A geometric abstract painting workshop for children 4 and older will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday at 2 p.m., a Quogue Wildlife Refuge representative will introduce children 4 and older to an owl, an opossum, a snake, a chinchilla, and a tarantula as they learn about the adaptations that help each animal navigate the night. 

The family movies this week are “Minions,” today at 4 p.m., and “Beauty and the Beast,” next Thursday at the same time. 

Advance registration is required for most programs. And mark your calendars for Aug. 11, when the library’s free Children’s Fair will take place at 555 Montauk Highway, just east of the I.G.A. in Amagansett.

Other Libraries, Other Programs

There’s plenty for kids to do at the smaller libraries this week, too. In Bridgehampton, children 6 and up can use the Hampton Library’s Makey Makey electronic invention kit to surprising ends on Tuesday at 2 p.m. 

Over at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, there’s a teen movie today at 5 p.m. Jared Hess’s “Napoleon Dynamite,” the 2004 cult classic, will be screened, and snacks and popcorn will be provided, all for free. Reservations are not necessary. 

Tonito Valderrama, an environmental artist and educator, will work with children 7 and up to make bamboo rain sticks on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Montauk Library. 

Next Thursday, prospective babysitters in sixth through eighth grades can learn the basics of the job in a three-hour course offered at the library by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn about child safety, children’s developmental stages, and age-appropriate activities. The course runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and is limited to 10 students. Advance sign-up is a must.