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

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books

June 15, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop 

Registration is full.

(3 PDPs) Learn how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. We will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of The Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, and share strategies for engaging children in conversations about race at story time. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. This is a 2-day session, taking place June 15 and 22 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. 

 

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NGA + The Carle Present Art Tales Live: Storytime

June 8, 2021
10:00am
Free

Online Program 

(Ages 2 and up) Join educators from the National Gallery of Art and The Carle for this fun, hands-on program. Participants will engage in an interactive storytime featuring Simms Taback’s Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, look closely at original art from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, and explore at-home materials for creating their own wearable art. Program length – 30 minutes. 

Registration begins May 5. Register here.  

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Book Share with Molly Knox Ostertag

June 2, 2021
7:00pm
Free

Online Program 

Join award-winning graphic novelist Molly Knox Ostertag as she draws and chats about writing and illustrating graphic novels, the importance of queer topics in contemporary and fantasy literature for teens, and her newest book, The Girl from the Sea, the perfect summer teen read featuring selkies, coming out, first love, and a little magic! 

Ostertag is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novels The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and The Midwinter Witch and the illustrator of several projects for older readers, including the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist and Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn. She grew up in the forests of upstate New York and graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and several pets. Visit her online at mollyostertag.com

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Whole Book Approach

May 18, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop

(3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will 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. This is a 2-day session, taking place May 18 and 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Click here to register.  

 

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NGA + The Carle Present Art Tales Live: Storytime

May 16, 2021
10:00am
Free

Online Program 

(Ages 2 and up) Join educators from the National Gallery of Art and The Carle for this fun, hands-on program. Participants will engage in an interactive storytime featuring Eric Carle’s From Head to Toe, look closely at original art from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, and explore at-home materials for creating their own collage artwork. Program length – 30 minutes. 

Registration begins May 5. Register here.  

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