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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Past Events

In The Museum

Moon Festival Celebration

September 12, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free with Museum admission

Join author/artist Grace Lin and authors Heidi E.Y. Stemple and Jane Yolen in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with art projects, stories, and moon cookies!


6:00 - 7:00 pm
Enjoy milk and moon cookies in the Great Hall. (courtesy of Atkins Farms)
Watch mooncakes being made, with Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School.

6:30 pm
Listen to a storytime in Mandarin of Eric Carle's Papa Please Get the Moon for Me.

7:00 pm
Special Storytime with Grace Lin (A Big Mooncake for Little Star) and Heidi E.Y. Stemple and Jane Yolen (A Kite for Moon) (Auditorium)

7:30 pm
Book signing with Grace Lin, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, and Jane Yolen

In the Art Studio: Moon Memory Books, with Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School

In The Auditorium

Book Party with Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli

September 8, 2019
Free with Museum admission

Get ready to get reading with Hi Jack! and Jack Blasts Off!, a new early reader series from Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli, one of the funniest author/illustrator teams out there! Young readers will delight in Barnett’s simple but snappy text about a mischievous jack rabbit with a love of pizza and Cracker Jacks, while aspiring artists will enjoy Pizzoli’s ‘How to Draw’ segments at the end of each book, inviting them to create their own adventures after their umpteenth re-read.

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

In The Museum

MISTER G Concert and Book Release!

September 7, 2019
$10 (Members $9)

Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally, playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to climate change rallies on Capitol Hill. His spirited bilingual performances aim to help children see each other across borders and foster cross-cultural connections.

MISTER G will sing songs from his 11th album, Beyond Borders, and debut his first picture book, Señorita Mariposa - a captivating look at the extraordinary annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico. Featuring artwork by Mexican illustrator, Marcos Almada Rivero, this dual-language picture book aims to spark dialogue and help children learn about climate change and immigration issues.

Following the performance MISTER G will be signing copies of Señorita Mariposa, available for purchase in The Carle Bookshop.
Learn more about MISTER G and The Mariposa Project here.

Reservations are recommended. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413.559.6336.
Book signing to follow concert. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at performance will be outside, weather permitting.  

In The Museum

Made in the Shade Storytime

August 30, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Fridays in July and August
Join us in Bobbie’s Meadow for an interactive storytime under the apple trees. Blankets provided, snacks welcome!

In The Museum

Summer Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

August 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission; advance signup required

This date is FULL.
Mondays in July and August

Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to Reading Buddy dogs, who provide a gentle, comforting listener to readers as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading. 

Reservations required; call 413-559-6307 or email to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block.


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