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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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The Carle’s Annual Educators’ Night with David Wiesner

October 25, 2017
3:30pm - 7:00pm
Free. Reservations are required and begin September 8 (413-559-6336)

NOTE: Educators' Night is FULL!  To be added to the waitlist, please contact us at or 413-559-6336.

(2 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night featuring a presentation and book signing with David Wiesner, three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal for Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007). Participants will also have time to visit the special exhibition, David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling, the first-ever retrospective devoted to Wiesner’s career and features 80 original watercolors from some of his most famous books.

This event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Reservations are required and begin September 8 (Call 413-559-6336.) Free materials for classrooms will be available and light refreshments will be served.

Schedule of events

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Browse the Museum, collect free materials for your classroom, and enjoy light refreshments (Great Hall)

4:30 – 4:45 pm
Welcoming Remarks, with Courtney Waring, Director of Education

4:45 – 5:15 pm
“A Picture Inspires a Thousand Words: Findings from The Carle’s Family Literacy Outreach Program,” with Alison Sparks, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at Amherst College

5:30 – 6:30 pm
“The Persistence of Memory,” with Guest Speaker David Wiesner (Auditorium)

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Book signing with David Wiesner (Great Hall)
Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

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