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Los Angeles fun for kids this weekend: family flicks, book fairs, upcycling, and more

Head to Hollywood this Saturday for the Hollywood Children's Book Fair. This admission-free event combines reading and literacy with a slew of other activities, offering everything from readings and book signings with renowned authors to food trucks and photo booths. The book fair runs from 12:00 - 4:00 at Cheremoya Elementary School.

Families with kids aged eight and over can catch a free matinee showing of The Little Prince, a 1974 musical adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic novella. This film is all about the wonder and wisdom of childhood, and features appearances by Gene Wilder and Bob Fosse. The Hammer Museum's Family Flicks Film Series provides regular matinee screenings of kid-friendly films, so if you can't make it this Sunday, 11/15, from 11:00-1:00 for the Little Prince, there's bound the be a future flick for your family.

Is your family head-over-heels for all things Disney? This Sunday, you can visit Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn, the great visionary's favorite thinking space, free of charge. On the third Sunday of every month, the Barn Museum opens from 11:00 - 3:00 for public visits. Explore the birthplace of some of your favorite stories, and file away another piece of Disney history.

Celebrate America Recycles Day at the Zimmer Museum this Sunday, 11/15, from 2:00 - 4:00. Bring your egg cartons, cereal boxes, coffee tins, paper towel rolls, and other recycling bin creation supplies for an exploration of art and upcycling. This event is geared towards kids aged 2-8, and admission is $7 per child.