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

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In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Rowboat Watkins

July 8, 2017
2:00pm

What's gray, big, round and not wearing pants? It’s Pete! Listen to Rowboat Watkins (author/illustrator of Rude Cakes) read his brand new picture book, Pete With No Pants, about a little elephant who is trying to figure out the answer to life's oldest question: Why do I have to wear pants? Wait…that's the second oldest question. After the reading guests will enjoy drawing elephants, crazy pants, or the craziest thing that shouldn't be wearing pants (like a marshmallow?) but maybe sometimes does.

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Courtney Pippin-Mathur

July 1, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Dragon has just met the two most dangerous creatures to have ever entered his kingdom-princesses!-in this charming picture book about an unexpected friendship. Join author/illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur for a reading of her new book, Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!, followed by a drawing activity creating darling dragons and/or ferocious princesses!

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Reading Library

June 29, 1999…in 2017!

June 29, 2017
1:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

Artichokes in Anchorage! Parsnips in Providence! In David Wiesner’s book, June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science project begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables! Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetables they see flying through the sky. 

Signed copies of June 29, 1999 will be available in the Museum Shop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Tom Lichtenheld

June 25, 2017
11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Join illustrator Tom Lichtenheld for a special storytime and drawing demonstration for Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, the companion book to the international bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!

"Construction-loving kids will adore the wealth of details . . . Lichtenheld's colorful wax-oil pastels burst with the trucks' activity and make creative use of inset illustration panels . . . It drives home good lessons on hard work and teamwork. People will be revving their engines to get their hands on this sequel." ~ Booklist

Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

 

In The Museum

12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It!

June 25, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

10:30 am
Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)

11:00 am
Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Auditorium)

11:30 am
Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)

12:00 pm
Film: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (9 min., Auditorium)

12:30-1:00 pm
Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday! (Cafe)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)

2:00 pm
Storytime (Reading Library)

2:30pm
Film: Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel (16 min., Auditorium)

3:00 pm
Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (30 min., Auditorium)

4"00 pm
Film: The Curious Garden (10 min., Auditorium)

 

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY:

Construct a Collaborative Colorscape
See what you can build with big cardboard shapes! (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

The Big Dig
Dig and build creations in a large sandbox (Art Studio Terrace)

Every Day Art Program
Paper Tales – Create your own collage adventure (Art Studio)

Under Construction
Read construction-themed books in the Reading Library

Food from Holyoke Hummus Company and Crooked Stick Pops (Orchard)

 

Image credit:“’Thank you,’ says my Uncle Adam. ‘You are a good helper.’” from My Apron [Philomel Books]. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle. © 1994 Eric Carle.

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