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


Past Events

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Time for Textures!

June 17, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission



In The Museum

Open Book, Open Play: Engaging Toddlers and Preschoolers in Storytime

June 15, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

(3 PDPs) Do you ever struggle to keep children focused or attentive during storytime? Explore fun ways to engage toddlers and preschoolers in interactive storytimes and open-ended play. This workshop will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle, and will provide educators with tools for inviting very young children to actively participate in book sharing as well as materials-based imaginative play. This innovative approach to looking, listening, learning, and communicating helps children develop verbal and visual literacy, as well as fine and gross motor skills.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.  

In The Museum

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

June 9, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Click here for more information.


In The Auditorium

Why We Write Middle Grade

June 9, 2018
Free with Museum admission

(1 PDP) Middle grade books, for 8 to 12 year olds, can sometimes be unsung and misunderstood, stuck as they are between picture books for young children and YA books for teenagers. So what draws writers to middle grade? Join panel of authors Jeanne Birdsall, Cammie McGovern, Catherine Newman, Liz Rosenberg, and Lisa Yee as they discuss the joys, choices, and challenges involved in writing for this age group.

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 Auditorium

Northampton Community Music Center Family Concert Series: Mr. Liam

June 9, 2018
$5; Museum admission extra, not required

Mr. Liam (Liam Hurley) is proud to make the Pioneer Valley his new home after many years in NYC. He is one half of the popular kids' music duo The Big Littles and the former drummer for Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band. Come join us for an energetic show filled with drums, ukulele, puppets, and comedy as Mr. Liam plays old favorites and silly parodies!

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


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