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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events

In the West Gallery

The Big Read for Little Readers

November 2, 2007
7:00 pm
Free. Does not include Museum Admission

The Carle will host Lois Lowry, author of over 20 novels, some of which have been both honored and challenged, in conversation with Susan Bloom, Professor Emeritus, Simmons College, Boston. Together they will explore the power of the written word to open doors, to provide choices and challenges, and to engage readers with the dangers and wonders of such freedom.

The Museum will be open from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for First Fridays at The Carle prior to the event. For information on Admission to The Carle, please click here.

This event is part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, presented locally by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in Deerfield, MA.

In the West Gallery

First Fridays @ The Carle

November 2, 2007
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art offers families the opportunity to meet, eat, and enjoy all of the Museum's regular public programs and special exhibitions at a time convenient for you!

Taking a cue from the Museum's popular Member PJ parties, which have been cited by families as the perfect bedtime transition for little ones, First Fridays @ The Carle invites visitors to head to the Museum after school/work, grab a quick and casual bite to eat in the Museum's Café, enjoy a Storytime in the Reading Library, drop by the Galleries, take in a short film in the Auditorium, and create a masterpiece in the Art Studio . . . all before bedtime!

The program runs from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on the first Friday of each month.

Made possible by The Bank of Western Massachusetts.

In the West Gallery

Adaptation: The Picture Book from Page to Screen

November 1, 2007
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$75 (Members $65) includes Registration and Materials Fee

Join us for a day exploring connections between picture books and films. How do static images and words on a page inspire filmmakers in their craft? How can we examine adaptations beyond questions of fidelity to text and art? How does the marketplace impact the adaptation process? We will also view clips from various movies inspired by children’s literature to further examine the process of using books as a springboard for filmmaking.
Instructor: Megan Lambert

Registration is required. Please click here to download a registration form for this workshop.


In the West Gallery

Special Halloween Storytime with Author/Illustrator David Costello

October 28, 2007
2:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Here They Come! Join David Costello as he introduces you to a group of cute little monsters who posses just the right combination of silliness and spunk. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and participate in a Museum Search complete with Treats and Treasures. Book signing to follow.

In the West Gallery

Tico and the Golden Wings

October 27, 2007
3:00 pm
$ 3.50 per ticket. Ticket price does not include Museum Admission.

presents another wonderful production! See Leo Lionni’s story come to life with puppets and young dancers. Produced by Therese Brady Donohue.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126.

This program has been supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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