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

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In The Museum

Elephant & Piggie Art-ventures with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton!

September 23, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

NOTE: The 11am and 12pm auditorium programs are full and the wailist is now closed. Please plan to join us for the book signing, storytime, films, art activities and to meet Elephant & Piggie!
Get in early! Become a Member and enter at 9:30 am! You can also purchase a Membership that morning to gain entry at 9:30 am for this event.

Are you ready for a new Elephant & Piggie adventure? In We Are in an ART-ivity Book!, Mo Willems and Tom Warburton have created the first-ever Elephant & Piggie activity book, full of drawing, coloring, gaming, and other hands-on fun! Listen to Mo and Tom as they share projects from their new book, meet Elephant and Piggie, watch films, and create art in the Art Studio!

Reservations are required for the 11:00 am and 12:00 pm auditorium programs and can be made by calling (413) 559-6301.
Please note: Museum Day Live tickets (free admission for two people) do not include admission to Elephant & Piggie auditorium programs.

Book signing tickets will be available at the Admissions Desk on the day of the program and are first come, first served.

Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. No personalization and no signing of board books or stuffed animals. Can’t make it to the event? Reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 559-6333 or shop@carlemuseum.org.

11:00 – 11:30 am
Meet Elephant & Piggie! (Café)

11:00 – 11:30 am
Program and Q&A with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton (Auditorium) – PROGRAM IS FULL

11:30 am
Storytime (Reading Library) by Carle staff

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Program and Q&A with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton (Auditorium) – PROGRAM IS FULL

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Meet Elephant & Piggie! (Café)

12:30
Book Signing with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton (Great Hall)

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Meet Elephant & Piggie! (Café)

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Drop-in art with animator Mr. Warburton
Join us in the Art Studio with Codename: Kids Next Door creator Mr. Warburton and have fun drawing yourself as a real KND operative! Mr. Warburton and his helpers will be on hand to share super fun ideas, drawings and inspiration.

1:30 pm
Film: Getting to Know Mo Willems, 23 min. (Auditorium)

2:00 pm
Storytime (Reading Library) by Carle staff
Films: Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny Too, and Knuffle Bunny Free, 30 min. (Auditorium)

2:30 pm
Films: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?, 27 min. (Auditorium)

3:00 pm
Films: Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, 30 min. (Auditorium)

In The Museum

The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live!

September 23, 2017
All day
FREE Admission for two with downloaded ticket

Museum Day Live! is an annual nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! downloaded ticket provides free admission for two. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Please note: Museum Day Live! tickets do not guarantee admission to Elephant & Piggie auditorium programs. Separate reservations must be made for those events. Space is limited.

In The Art Studio

Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking

September 11, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
September 18, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
September 25, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
October 2, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
October 9, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
October 16, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
October 23, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
October 30, 2017
10:30am - 12:30pm
$90 (members $76.50)

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.
Please email programs@carlemuseum.org to be added to the waitlist.

10:30am - 12:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Create at The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Artful Aging programs.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.
 

In The Offsite

The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala

September 28, 2017
5:00pm

Please join us for the twelfth annual Carle Honors Benefit Gala and Art Auction on Thursday, September 28 at Guastavino's in New York. We will honor ARTIST, Ed Young, ANGEL, Dr. John Y. Cole, BRIDGE, Anthea Bell, and MENTOR, Bank Street Writers Lab, represented by Chairperson Dr. Cynthia Weill. Awards will be presented by author Jack Gantos. More than twenty of the industry's leading illustrators have donated artworks for the Art Auction.

Click here for more information or contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development, at rebeccag@carlemuseum.org or 413-559-6308.

Butterfly from THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle.

In The Museum

Whole Book Approach

September 29, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

(3 PDPs) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This session will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle to see the Whole Book Approach in action. Afterwards, the group will discuss their observations and explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.
Instructor: Courtney Waring

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Wordless Picture Books

September 29, 2017
1:30pm - 4:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(3 PDPs) How does one "read" a wordless picture book? How can wordless picture books help emergent readers who must learn to negotiate the printed word? How can pictures tell a story? In this workshop, we'll explore how wordless picture books invite careful observation, critical thinking, and opportunities to make meaning out of what one sees and hears from others. The session will include a guided tour of the exhibit David Wiesner: The Art of Wordless Storytelling, an introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), practice applying VTS to wordless picture books, and more. Instructor: David Feinstein

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Picture Book Theatre Inventory Sale

September 29, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
September 30, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

Picture Book Theatre is holding a sale of its inventory from seven productions of Eric Carle stories and two productions of Leo Lionni’s stories. All items are hand painted and crafted by its director, Therese Brady Donohue. Included in the sale are close to 100 items including puppets, props, and pieces of scenery made into wall hangings suitable for decorating rooms at home, schools, libraries or pediatric offices. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bags to take any purchases home. All proceeds from the sale will go to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Cash/Checks accepted.

In The Museum

Information Sessions: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

September 30, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:00pm
November 18, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
December 16, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons College. To learn more about the information sessions, email childrensliterature@simmons.edu.

Click here for more information.

In The Auditorium

The Fantasy in Everyday Life: A Conversation with Tony DiTerlizzi and Ben Hatke

October 1, 2017
3:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join authors/illustrators Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) as they discuss the increasingly popular fantasy and sci-fi genre for middle grade readers. Book signing to follow program.

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

Inspiration Day at The Carle

October 7, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Meet ten artists highlighted in the special exhibition, Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and their Heroes, and learn what and who inspires them when creating art. Participating artists include Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Bryan Collier, Tony DiTerlizzi, Laurie Keller, Loren Long, LeUyen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, and Mo Willems.

We regret that Lane Smith is no longer able to join us for this event.
Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

SCHEDULE
 
10:30 - 11:30 am
Collecting Inspiration Program moderated by Mo Willems, with artists Sandra Boynton, Bryan Collier, Laurie Keller, and Jerry Pinkney (Auditorium)
 
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Special Storytime with LeUyen Pham (Reading Library)
 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Book Signing with Sandra Boynton, Bryan Collier, Laurie Keller, Jerry Pinkney, and Mo Willems (Great Hall)
 
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Collecting Inspiration Program moderated by Tony DiTerlizzi, with Sophie Blackall, Loren Long, LeUyen Pham, and Robin Preiss Glasser (Auditorium)
 
2:00 – 2:20 pm
Storytime in Reading Library
 
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Book Signing with Sophie Blackall, Tony DiTerlizzi, Loren Long, LeUyen Pham, and Robin Preiss Glasser
 
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Drawing Demo with Sandra Boynton (Auditorium)

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Things That Fly in the Night Sky

October 11 - November 14, 2017
All day
Free with Museum Admission

Use metallic materials to create moving sculptures
 

In The Art Studio

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Materials Play

October 13, 2017
11:00am - 11:30am
October 20, 2017
11:00am - 11:30am
October 27, 2017
11:00am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio.


 

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Tom Sullivan

October 21, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

It’s a clash of the colors in Blue vs. Yellow! From Tom Sullivan, author-illustrator of I Used to Be a Fish, comes a high-concept picture book about a battle between primary colors. Which one will be declared the best color of all? Book signing to follow program.

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

In The Auditorium

Happier Family Comedy Show

October 21, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
November 18, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
December 16, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
$10 Adult / $5 Youth (Members: $9 Adult / $4.50 Youth)

Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass! Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere. Each improv show is an hour-long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members’ suggestions and participation.

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Night Theater

October 22, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admisison

In The Museum

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 info@carlemuseum.org 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 shop@carlemuseum.org.

In The Art Studio

After-School Printmaking Class

October 26, 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
November 2, 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
November 9, 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm
$60 (Members $51)

Entering Grades 3-5
Curious about printmaking and experimenting with paint? Join us for a three-week long class where you will go in-depth into the printmaking process and create a series of your own prints to keep, display, or give away! Participants will look closely at original artworks in The Carle’s collection, and create their own artwork using a variety of printing techniques. To secure your place in the class, register before October 12th.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Tad Hills

October 27, 2017
11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

It’s Halloween in the meadow, and the beloved, classic, and New York Times bestselling feathered friends Duck & Goose are ready for trick-or-treating! Come to The Carle in costume and meet author/illustrator Tad Hills as he reads from his new picture book, Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo!
 
“Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving.” —Kirkus Reviews

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

In The Art Studio

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

November 3, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am
November 10, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am
November 17, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Enjoy an interactive storytime followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Chanavia Haddock

November 4, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

In Miracle, her debut picture book, author Chanavia Haddock tells the story of a curious young girl named Piper Rose and her day in the snow. Be on the lookout for miracles throughout the pages of this book. They're everywhere!

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

In The Art Studio

Art Out of the Box: Creative Sustainability in the Studio

November 6, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(3 PDPs) Are you ever concerned about the amount of waste that art-making can produce? We’re always thinking about it! From the packaging that art materials come in, to the scraps left over, we continuously seek ways to reuse materials to create exciting, sustainable art projects. Join us to share these ideas and create your own extraordinary, high-quality tools. Have fun testing out materials through collage, construction, stamping, and imaginative play. Be inspired to see packaging, scraps, and caps in a new light.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center Family Concert Series: Golden Bird

November 11, 2017
11:00am
$5; Museum Admission extra

Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales. Limited seating; early arrival recommended.
 

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Renee Kurilla

November 11, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

In The Pickwick’s Picnic: A Counting Adventure, the Pickwick family leaves the hot hazy city for a picnic by the shore. Community cooperation turns a traffic jam into an opportunity for fun in this inventive counting book starring a pair of clever canine siblings. Engaging rhythm and detail-filled art reward repeated readings of Carol Brendler and Renee Kurilla's countable account of a very special picnic.

Book signing to follow program. 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

Create at The Carle! Art Reception

November 12, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the culmination of the eight-week Create at The Carle! program with us. See how participants explored a range of bookmaking techniques with teaching artist Meghan Burch and were inspired by the collection and unique surrounds of The Carle.

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Project Paint!

November 15 - December 19, 2017
All day
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with paint to create your own monoprint.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Angela DiTerlizzi

November 18, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Saddle up for a special storytime with author Angela DiTerlizzi! In I Wanna Be a Cowgirl, readers will delight in following the adventures of a young girl as she pulls on her (rain) boots, saddles up her (stick) horse, and gallops off through the (backyard) hills. Filled with humor and imaginative play, this sweet story captures the dream of zillions of little girls everywhere—the dream of being a cowgirl! Hats and bandanas will be handed to young guests to “spur” their own imaginative play!

Book signing to follow program. 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

Members Opening Reception: Treasures from the Collection: A 15 Year Celebration

November 18, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

6:00 Reception, dinner, and drinks
7:00 “Fun at Fifteen” Trivia Night

Join Angela DiTerlizzi and Heidi Stemple as they host a night of trivia fun about the Museum and its remarkable collection. Enjoy gourmet pizza and local craft beers, great prizes and abundant laughs!

Members RSVP by November 6 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at 413-559-6310 or membership@carlemuseum.org.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Celebrate!

November 19, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

In The East Gallery

Collection Highlights Tour with Chief Curator Ellen Keiter

November 19, 2017
1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Learn some of the fascinating stories and decisions behind the artworks selected for The Carle’s 15th anniversary exhibition.

In The Auditorium

Picture Book Theatre presents Jane Yolen’s Nocturne and Mouse’s Birthday

November 24, 2017
1:00pm and 2:30pm
November 25, 2017
11:00am and 1:00pm
$5 (Members $4.50)

See Jane Yolen’s stories come to life with large string puppets. Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue. Music composed by Karen Tarlow. This 40-minute program includes adaptations of:

Nocturne, by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Anne Hunter
A poetic lullaby featuring a mother and son exploring a summer’s night with a flashlight, finding nocturnal creatures and nature along the way.

Old MacDonald Sing-a-long, led by musician Julie Stepanek on ukulele
Features seven animal puppets introduced by Farmer MacDonald for a good old fashion audience sing-a-long.

Mouse’s Birthday, by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Bruce Degen
A delightful story in verse about a mouse that lives in a very small house. Its Mouse’s birthday, and families will delight in joining the Farmer and Mouse’s friends in singing Happy Birthday to him!

Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation for illustrators’ techniques. www.picturebooktheatre.com.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Astrid Sheckels

November 25, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Hector Fox and the Raven’s Revenge is the second in a series of books that follow the delightful adventures of Hector and his charming band of unique friends: Mo Marten, Charlie Chipmunk, Jeremiah Rabbit, and Lucy Skunk. Join author/illustrator Astrid Scheckels in this special storytime filled with adventure, mystery, and friendship.

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

In The Art Studio

Creative Papermaking

December 2, 2017
9:30am - 12:00pm
December 4, 2017
9:30am - 12:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
This workshop runs twice, choose between Saturday, December 2, or Monday, December 4
Join The Carle’s Art Educators in this half-day workshop and explore how to create your own beautiful handmade papers with recycled paper scraps and cotton pulp. We will add color and texture with a variety of materials. This workshop will provide you with the all materials and guidance you need to walk away with papers perfect for your next creative project or homemade gift.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up. 

In The Art Studio

Season’s Greetings and Experimental Wrapping Paper

December 9, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
$12 per adult/child pair (Members $10.20)

Ages 3 and up with an adult
Looking for some time to spend with your family making cards and wrapping papers for your holiday gifts? Sign up for this family workshop where you can experiment with papers and paint to create beautiful, and practical, works of art that wrap your presents and/or express holiday cheer. All materials are provided for this workshop.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Light, Shadow, Art

December 10, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission


 

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Matt Tavares

December 10, 2017
2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

In Red and Lulu, two birds make their nest in a beautiful evergreen tree. But one day, Red and Lulu are separated, and it will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it’s just the season for miracles! From Matt Tavares comes a story combining the cheer of the holiday season, the magic of New York City, and the joy in being surrounded by love.

Book signing to follow. 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

An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

December 15, 2017
9:30am - 1:30pm
$50 (Members $42.50)

(4 PDPs) Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine.  Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts. Instructor: Courtney Waring

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Auditorium

The Best of the Best in 2017

December 16, 2017
11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

(1.5 PDPs) In anticipation of the 2018 American Library Association Book & Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott medals and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, join Susan Bloom and Cathie Mercier from The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College as they share their favorites.

In The Auditorium

Meet Javaka Steptoe

December 16, 2017
1:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Artist and author Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his book, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Hear Steptoe discuss his research and art for Radiant Child, and what his year has been like following a Caldecott win.

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

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Ready, Set, Draw!

December 20 - January 30, 2018
All day
Free with Museum Admission

Respond to words and phrases with a wide range of drawing tools to create your own illustration.

In The Museum

Winter Solstice PJ Party

December 21, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$5 per child (Members Free)

Come see the Eric Carle: Night exhibition on the longest night of the year! In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admission desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

In The Art Studio

That’s a Wrap!: A Holiday Reuse Party

December 27, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
$12 per adult/child pair (Members $10.20)

Ages 3 and up with an adult
Are you surrounded by wrapping paper, tissue paper, and/or boxes in your home after a busy holiday season? Bring them in to the Art Studio during this workshop to reuse them in a variety of creative ways with your family. Imaginative play, engineering, and collage will all be involved in this hands-on workshop. Materials will be provided although wrapping paper/tissue paper/box donations are much appreciated.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The West Gallery

The Very Cozy Storytime

December 27, 2017
10:30am - 11:00am
December 28, 2017
10:30am - 11:00am
December 29, 2017
10:30am - 11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Join us in the galleries where we’ll read a picture book, look at original artwork, and engage in imaginative play inspired by the Eric Carle: Night exhibition.

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Gina Perry

December 27, 2017
2:30pm
Free with Museum Admission

In Small, author/illustrator Gina Perry shares the story of one little girl who feels overwhelmed by the big world around her. Tall buildings, noisy cars, and hungry ducks who want to eat her lunch all make her feel like she is small. Until . . . she dreams big by being an artist, plays big and makes the winning shot, and swings big because she is brave. Soon she realizes she IS big, and nothing can stand in her way.

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

In The Auditorium

CactusHead Puppets Present: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

December 29, 2017
11:00am and 1:00pm
$6 (Members $5.50)

The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in this comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats!

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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