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

  • The Painting

    Jean-François Laguionie
    France, Belgium, Canada, 2011

    Recommended for ages 9 & up

    • Saturday, April 25 3 PM

    An animated parable set in a kingdom within a painting, where people are divided into three social classes based on how finely finished their painted figures are. This inventive and artful film is a treat for the eyes and imagination.

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  • Free Family Day Screening: The Lorax

    Hawley Pratt
    United States, 1972
    • Sunday, April 26 3 PM

    Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, this short film tells the story of a young boy’s encounter with a ruined industrialist whose greed left his environment a treeless wasteland. If only the man had listened to the warnings of the wise old Lorax!

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  • The Secret of Roan Inish

    John Sayles
    United States, Ireland, 1994

    Newly Restored Print!
    Recommended for ages 9 & up

    • Saturday, May 16 4:30 PM

    In this charming, beautifully photographed film about storytelling and family ties, a girl living with her grandparents in a remote Irish fishing village discovers a world of myth and magic. A “first-rate, all-ages fairy tale steeped in Irish folklore” (Hollywood Reporter).

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Past Events

  • Saturday, February 8, 11:30 AM or 1 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Bite-Size Universe of Color, Texture, and Form

    Tour the exhibition of Ron Nagle’s work and learn how his sculptures take shape, then make a painting inspired by Nagle’s vibrant and fascinating art.

    For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, February 8, 3 PM

    Roundtable Reading: One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko

    This month’s reading is the funny, heartfelt story of a Bay Area fifth-grader, his two very different sisters, and their struggle to keep their beloved dog.

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

  • Saturday, January 11, 11:30 AM or 1 PM

    Gallery + Studio: Great Cosmic Eyes

    Experience the magical realism of Sylvia Fein’s paintings, then learn a paint-resist technique for revealing mysterious eyes in unexpected places!

    For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, January 11, 3 PM

    Roundtable Reading: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

    Join us to read Raina Telgemeier’s relatable graphic novel about tummy trouble and how it relates to life’s ups and downs.

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

Past Films

  • My Life as a Zucchini

    • Saturday, January 18 2:30 PM
    Claude Barras
    Switzerland/France, 2017

    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris lend their voices to this stylized and sympathetic stop-motion animation about an orphan boy called Zucchini. Nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.