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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 Reading Library

CANCELLED Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

November 8, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

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

In The Auditorium

Meet Kate DiCamillo

November 2, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Space is limited.


Meet two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo!
Kate DiCamillo will talk about her new book, Beverly, Right Here, a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels (Raymie Nightingale, Louisiana’s Way Home) about the beloved Three Rancheros.

Space is limited for this event. Advance online registration begins October 4. Reservations to the auditorium program include a hardcover copy of Beverly, Right Here and tickets to enter the book signing line following the program. No audio or video recording of the program is permitted. Coupons and passes not valid for tickets to the program.

Book signing to follow. No books from home accepted in the book signing line. Copies of many of Kate DiCamillo's other books will be available for sale in The Carle Book Shop. Purchased books will qualify for the book signing line.

If this event sells out, walk-up guests for the book signing line are first-come, first-serve that day. All non-ticket holders will be handed a pass for the book signing line. A limited number of passes will be available. Pass holders are expected to enter the book signing line at approximately 2:45 pm.

In The Museum

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

November 2, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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 University. To learn more about the information sessions, email

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Reading Library

Book Corner with Mary Westgate

November 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Join us for a fun, music-filled storytime with Berkshire Hills Music Academy’s Mary Westgate, as she reads from a selection of braille picture books.

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: Art Studio Abecedarium

October 30 - December 3, 2019
Free with Museum Admission

Help us turn the Art Studio into a giant illustrated alphabet by exploring watercolors and drawing tools!


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