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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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Copyright © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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First Book Friendiversary

FRIENDIVERSARY: A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP AND READING

Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
FREE

The Carle has teamed up with friends from First Book to observe their Friendiversary, an annual celebration of friendship and reading. Bring a friend and join us as we celebrate books with Elephant, Piggie and a host of other Museum friends – a FREE book to every child who attends (while supplies last)!

10:30 – 11:00 am
Meet Elephant & Piggie (Great Hall)
 
10:30 – 11:00 am
Film: Eric Carle Picture Writer (Auditorium)

11:00 – 11:30 am
Storytime (Reading Library)
 
11:00 – 11:50 am
Film: The William Steig Library (Auditorium)
 
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Elephants Cannot Dance! Storytime and Creative Movement with The Center Dance Studio
It's a Gerald & Piggie dance party! Join The Center Dance Studio for an action-packed adventure inspired by Mo Willems' s Elephants Cannot Dance. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! Recommended for children ages 3+. Caregiver participation welcome!
 
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Meet Elephant & Piggie (Great Hall)
 
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Film: Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny Series (Auditorium)
 
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Elephants Cannot Dance! Storytime and Creative Movement with The Center Dance Studio
It's a Gerald & Piggie dance party! Join The Center Dance Studio for an action-packed adventure inspired by Mo Willems' s Elephants Cannot Dance. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! Recommended for children ages 3+. Caregiver participation welcome!
 
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Meet Elephant & Piggie (Great Hall)
 
2:00 – 2:30 pm

Storytime (Reading Library)
 
2:30 – 3:20 pm
Film: The Ezra Jack Keats Library (Auditorium)

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (Auditorium)

ALL DAY:
Friendship Messages Art Project
Museum Scavenger Hunt
FREE Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide (while supplies last)
Purchase lunch from Say Cheese! in the Museum Cafe from 11 am to 2pm.


Need transportation to this event?
FREE round-trip transportation from Holyoke Mall (near bus stop by JC Penney) and Greenfield (at the public parking lot behind the Wilson’s Department Store parking lot), courtesy of King Ward Coach Lines! Buses depart their locations at 10:00 am; Departure from The Carle is at 2:00 pm.

Seating is limited—call 413-559-6301 or email info@carlemuseum.org to reserve bus seats.  


Would you like to open a Friendiversary event in your town? Contact First Book!


Special thanks to First Book. Free books compliments of Disney Publishing Worldwide.
In the event of snow, please call 413-559-6300 for cancellation news
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