Kanopy, the free library streaming source, is celebrating Charlie Chaplin‘s Birthday(April 16) with 10 Chaplin gems available to stream for free. They start with some of his earliest, with Chaplin’s Essanay Comdies, a 2015 compilation of Chaplin’s shorts at Essanay Studios, in Chicago, when he was just 25. Then they have the Chaplin at Keystone collection, which includes movies like Make a Living, from 1914, Mabel’s Strange Predicament, and His New Profession. Then they have Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies, 1916-1917, which include Edna Pruviance, and the Little Tramp character he developed there. And, finally, they have the classics, like The Kid, (1921)with Jackie Coogan in the title role, and Edna Purviance and Chaplin himself directing, The Gold Rush, (1925) with Georgia Hale and Max Swain co-starring, and, my personal favorite, The Great Dictator, (1940) with Chaplin’s wonderful send-up of Hitler and other Fascists, and the amazing. cast of Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Billy Gilbert and Reginald Gardner to boot. And there are so many more, that I didn’t have time to mention. So, if you have a little extra time this weekend, and who doesn’t, head over to Kanopy.com, enter your library card number(and you can sign up for one on-line, too, if you don’t already have one) and get started. Have a great time.