Free this week: celebrate Dickens’s 200th birthday and play with irresistible cats up for adoption.
Just in time for the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birthday, author Andrea Warren will read from and discuss her new book, “Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London,” about Dickens’s experiences as a factory worker in his youth. For ages 10 to 12.
Courtyard Cinema Classics: ‘Modern Times’
In the glass-covered Kogod Courtyard you can watch the classic 1936 film written, directed by and starring the iconic Charlie Chaplin.
Catherine Kwik-Uribe discusses the historical uses of cacao and research that points to cardiovascular health benefits of chocolate. Part of the Power of Chocolate Festival at the National Museum for the American Indian.
At this open house, there will be more than 50 cats available for adoption for just $2 each. You also can enjoy refreshments, and kids can make Valentine’s Day cards. All of the cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and examined by a vet.