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Kids Culture 10.10.19

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:21

Teen Girlpower

Maryann Squires and Danielle Tuozzo, the authors of “Geekdazzle: Gems for Life, Love & Everything in Between,” will give what the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton is calling a “teen girlpower talk” on Saturday at 2 p.m. The characters in their book represent a range of nationalities and backgrounds, and they “are confident and make good choices based on intuition and their use of emotional intelligence,” according to the Geekdazzle website.

On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the library will host a story time with cookies for all ages. Spooky slime will be the project of the day for kids in sixth grade and up on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and pumpkin decorating is in store during a family activity on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m.

 

How ‘Bout Them Apples?

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton is organizing an apple-picking excursion to the Milk Pail’s U-Pick Farm in Water Mill on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Kids will listen to a story, take part in a scavenger hunt, and have apple cider and doughnuts before heading into the orchard. The cost is $10, and advance registration is required.

Sunday is Member Appreciation Day at the museum, and member families can enjoy games, crafts, food, and music from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open only to members, so now might be a good time to join the museum if you haven’t already. Family memberships cost $110; an enhanced membership that also offers access to two additional adult caregivers costs $165.

 

Let the Tricks Begin

The Halloween activities begin this week at the East Hampton Library. On Wednesday, sixth through eighth graders will use Sharpies to decorate tile coasters at 4 p.m.

Next Thursday brings two programs for high school students: 3-D printing with a Halloween theme from 2 to 4 p.m., and a college application essay workshop for seniors from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants in the second one will get one-on-one help for a half-hour. Time slots must be reserved in advance. Additional sessions will be offered next Thursday, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28.

Next Thursday littler kids 6 and older have been invited to dress in costume as they decorate trick-or-treat bags, paint pumpkins, and listen to Halloween stories at 4 p.m.

Sign-up ahead of time is required for all programs.

 

Thinking and Baking

Ninth through 12th graders can take a free practice ACT on Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.

More fun, and tastier, next Thursday the Baking Coach will be at the library with two workshops. From 5 to 6 p.m., kindergartners through fifth graders will decorate monster doughnuts to take home. Then, from 6:30 to 8, those in grades 6 through 12 will decorate a “scary skull cake.” Both workshops are free, but registration is required. 

 

Insects!

Long Island Science Center representatives will visit the Montauk Library next Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with a program all about the world of insects. Kids 6 and older will build a habitat and get a live cricket to take home.

The library’s next teen tech and pizza night for sixth graders and up happens on Friday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited in both programs, so registration beforehand is required.

 

The Hunter’s Moon

The full moon known as the hunter’s moon rises this weekend, and the Amagansett Library will take the opportunity for a story time all about the moon and the night sky on Sunday at 2 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoon at 4, Valentino, an American Kennel Club certified Canine Good Citizen, will visit the library to read with kids. Caregivers must be present.