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


  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm


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Past Events

In The Museum

Create with The Carle! Art Classes for Adults 55 and Older: Creative Writing

October 15, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
$90 (Members $76.50)

This program is Full.

Teaching Artist: Ellen Doré Watson
Enrollment limited to 15

Enjoy and explore your creativity through writing by joining this workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by poet Ellen Doré Watson, this eight-week course will introduce participants to a range of craft elements and prompts designed to inspire writing across genres. The course will culminate in a publication and celebratory reading of participants’ original work.

Create with The Carle! is presented in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies in order to support the development and expansion of Vitality Arts programming.

General registration begins Wednesday, August 15.
See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Special Sundays in the Studio: Autumnal Sculptures

October 14, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission


In The Museum

Book Party with Mo Willems!

October 13, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

10/2/18 UPDATE – Please note that both the 11 am and 12 pm auditorium programs with Mo Willems are FULL.
Free with Museum Admission. Reservations required for auditorium programs with Mo Willems (see below for more information).

“GO NUTS!” at The Carle as we celebrate the new book in Mo Willems’ beginning-reader series, Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth! In I Lost My Tooth!, meet an ensemble cast of squirrels and learn fun jokes and nutty facts. Listen to Mo as he reads from his new book, watch films, and create “Squirrel-scapes” in the Art Studio.

Signed copies of many Mo books will be available for purchase in The Carle Bookshop. Please note this program does not include a book signing with the author.

Can’t make it to the event? Reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at


11:00 – 11:30 am

Storytime and Q&A with Mo Willems (Auditorium) – (Reservations required; 413-559-6336)

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Storytime and Q&A with Mo Willems (Auditorium) – (Reservations required; 413-559-6336) SOLD OUT!

12:00 – 2:00 pm 
Meet Rocky the Robotic Squirrel! (Bobbie’s Meadow)
Dr. Sarah Partan,  Associate Professor of Animal Behavior, and students from Hampshire College will introduce guests to "Rocky," a robotic squirrel that is used to study how squirrels communicate with one another.

In The Art Studio

Creative Papermaking

October 11, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

 Adult workshop, ages 16 and upJoin The Carle’s Art Educators in this evening workshop and explore how to create your own beautiful handmade papers with recycled paper scraps and cotton pulp. We will add color and texture with a variety of materials. This workshop will provide you with the all materials and guidance you need to walk away with papers perfect for your next creative project or homemade gift. 

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.  

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Jon Agee

October 6, 2018
Free with Museum Admission

There is a wall in the middle of the book and our hero—a young knight—is sure that the wall protects his side of the book from the dangers of the other side—like an angry tiger and giant rhino, and worst of all, an ogre who would eat him up in a second! 

Join author/illustrator Jon Agee as he reads and discusses his latest picture book, The Wall in the Middle of The Book, an amusing allegory for our time, ideal for engaging a conversation about what it means to be different, and how the cure for fear may involve breaking down the walls instead of building them up. 

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at


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