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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

Special Storytime: Julia Denos and E.B. Goodale

December 8, 2019
Free with Museum admission

Join author Julia Denos and illustrator E.B. Goodale as they reteam for Here and Now, a picture book that explores identity and connection, inspires curiosity, and offers a guided meditation through reading.

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

A Few of Our Favorite Books

December 7, 2019
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join Cathie Mercier (Director, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons University), Eliza Brown (Shop Manager, The Carle) and Emily Prabhaker (Librarian, Campus School of Smith College) as they share their favorite books from the past year, discussing the striking illustrations, compelling narratives, and other aspects of these books that have captivated various audiences. This is a hands-on program and will provide time for participants to look closely at and discuss books in small groups. Participants are encouraged to share their 2019 favorites as well.  

In The Reading Library

Book Corner with Mary Westgate

December 6, 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 Museum

Whole Book Approach

December 6, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

This workshop is full and registration has closed. 

(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. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for fall workshops is September 14. Click here to apply.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

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

December 5, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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


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