Kids Events & Programs


Music With Miss Amy
Wednesdays 10 - 10:45 AM
October 6, 13 & 20
$45. Pay here or by check/cash.
Please email Amy at alaber@rcls.org to register.
Meets outdoors. In case of inclement weather, a makeup date will be offered.

Music with Miss Amy is a music and movement class for children up to four years old with their caregiver. Classes will include song time, finger plays, bouncing rhymes, instruments, puppets and a lot of fun!


My First Book Club
Sunday October 17, 2 - 3:00 PM
Ages 7-9
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org to register.

Let’s talk about spooky stories and share a couple!! What are you reading? Let’s talk about it while making Halloween slime! 


Books and Art Series
11:00 AM
Ages 4 - 6
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org to register.

Saturday October 2
Step inside the picture book Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley and try some of the art techniques used by this favorite illustrator. 

Saturday November 6
Step inside the picture book Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet and try some of the art techniques used by this favorite illustrator.

Saturday December 4
Step inside the picture book Frederick by Leo Lionni and try some of the art techniques used by this favorite illustrator.


READ to Dogs
Thursdays September 16, October 14, November 18
4 - 5:00 PM
Contact Amy at alaber@rcls.org to sign up for a 15 minute time slot.
Indoors during inclement weather with masks required.
 
Outdoor, in person program. Read to a certified therapy dog on the library patio. This relaxed and stress free environment supports children's confidence and learning.

Fall Into Art: Virtual Museum Tour and Art Class
Tuesday October 19, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Supplies needed: paint and paint brush and a surface for your art such as paper
Ages 5-12
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org to register.

What is beautiful outdoors? A tree, a bird, the ocean waves, a beautiful sky, and more. Discover how artists have been inspired by the beauty of Long Island. Take a virtual tour of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and the studios of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, and learn creative ways artists capture nature in abstract art. After, join the Museum guide and educator as she demonstrates how you can paint the beauty of Autumn to make abstract art.

Creative Collage: Virtual Museum Tour and Art Workshop
Tuesday November 2, 4 - 5:00 PM
Supplies Needed: scissors, glue, a surface for your art such as paper, and collage materials such as colored papers, magazines, and wrapping paper. Paint or drawing supplies optional.
Ages 5- 11
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org to register.
 
How do you make an artwork by painting, ripping, cutting, and pasting papers? Discover the fun-filled collages of three famous artists, Henri Matisse, Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock while on a virtual tour of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center as you are guided on an adventure through the studio where Pollock and Krasner made their famous abstract art. Following, work alongside the museum educator (on Zoom) to create your own collages.

Express Yourself: Virtual Museum Tour and Art Workshop
Wednesday December 8, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Supplies needed: Paint in cups, sticks or brushes, paper or canvas. Don't have paint? Draw, instead.
Ages 5 - 12
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org to register.
 
What do you do when you are happy, sad, excited, or mad? Take a tour of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and discover creative ways the artists, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner expressed their feelings with paint. Explore the art displayed in their home and the barn-studio filled with paint splatters -- evidence of their masterpieces. Then, work alongside the museum educator and guide as she demonstrates how to drip paint to express feelings in art.