Even while the library’s zipped up and scaffolded nearly to the sky, there’s lots doing at their temporary digs on West Water Street. Several children’s activities this month offer ways to help kids of all ages find a comfortable corner in their local library.
For the youngest ones age 1 to 4, the library offers story time, songs, rhymes, dance and toys on Thursdays through March from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All are welcome; no registration is required.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, a special leprechaun story time and treasure hunt are planned from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children age 3 through 6. Older kids, 7 through 12, may join the fun from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Come find the pot of gold hidden somewhere in the library; all will share in the bounty. This program requires preregistration and parental supervision.
On Friday, March 23 make a date with playdough! Grab a rolling pin and cookie cutter for pretend baking. Then mash the results through the dough machine and watch playdough pasta appear. Hours are from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for kids age 3 to 12. How about a playdough session for stressed-out adults?
What kid could resist the “I Hate Reading” Book Club? Perfect for readers who outright reject any books grown-ups urge them to read. Finicky readers age 7 to 12 are invited to join on Saturday, March 24, and again on April 21 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The library promises to introduce kids to some really cool reads. Advance registration is requested for this program.
For the young builders in the family, the library has a Lego Club that meets on Friday, March 30, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Piles of creative building blocks for kids 3 to 12 years old await. Come create your own Eiffel Tower or Bulova building, then knock it down. No registration required. For information about programs, and to register, call the library at their same phone number, 725-0049. Press extension 30 for children’s events.
Several Sag Harbor students proved they know the benefits of spending time in the library: Gavin Kudlak was recently named to the dean’s list at Cornell where he’s studying communications. While at Pierson, Gavin excelled in golf, baseball, soccer and skiing. Now he’s trained his focus on his studies with impressive results. His proud father, Richard, mentioned three principles that guide Gavin’s progress: respect people, be compassionate, and tell the truth.
Andrew Mitchell was named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Keith Robinson, a senior majoring in Sports Communication at Marist College, landed an internship this spring at Madison Square Garden. Congratulations to all!
Photographs of Ireland by Kathryn Szoka are part of a program titled “Landscapes of the Celtic Soul,” a celebration in music and storytelling, poetry and image presented by Jeanne Marie Merkel on Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m. at Canio’s. The event is sponsored by Canio’s Cultural Café. All are welcome; refreshments will be served. Call 725-4925 for details.