Family Events


Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.

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Upcoming Films

  • Work and Play: Three Charlie Chaplin Shorts

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    • Saturday, March 16 3 PM

    Spend an old-fashioned afternoon at the movies with three shorts that find Charlie Chaplin’s character at work and at play: Sunnyside, A Day’s Pleasure, and Pay Day.

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  • March of the Penguins

    Luc Jacquet
    France, 2005

    Recommended for ages 6 & up

    • Saturday, May 4 3 PM

    Follow the exploits of emperor penguins as they migrate, search for food, raise their young, and waddle about the ice in this documentary, one of the biggest nonfiction hits of the 2000s. Presented with English narration by Morgan Freeman.

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Past Events

  • Saturday, February 9, 11:30 AM–1 PM or 1–2:30 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Animal Encounters in Japanese Art

    Get inspired by the Japanese art in Ink, Paper, Silk and paint your own images of animals on a miniature Japanese folding screen.

    For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, February 9, 3 PM

    Roundtable Reading: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

    Read about a diverse group of kids whose lives weave together in unexpected ways, and pick up a copy of the book to take home.

    Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Saturday, January 12, 11:30 AM–1 PM or 1–2:30 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Roving Wool-Roving Characters

    With Masako Miki’s bright colors and squishy forms as inspiration, make your own creatures from felt, fabric, and found objects.

    For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, January 12, 3 PM

    Roundtable Reading: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

    Join in reading about a girl trying to pursue her dreams while living at a motel, and get a copy of the book to enjoy wherever you live.

    Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

Past Films

  • Alamar

    • Saturday, February 16 2:30 PM
    Pedro González-Rubio
    Mexico, 2009

    Recommended for ages 10 & up

    This effortlessly beautiful film follows a Mayan father and his young son as they spend a summer working (and playing) along the Mexican Caribbean coast.

  • The Gold Rush

    • Friday, December 28 2:30 PM
    • Saturday, January 19 3:30 PM
    Charlie Chaplin
    United States, 1925, reedited 1942

    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    A hapless prospector tries his luck in the frozen north in a film that glitters with some of Charlie Chaplin’s most memorable nuggets of comedy.