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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

Toddler and Preschool Play Series: Open Book, Open Play

December 13, 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 Art Studio

Gouache with Illustrator Audrey Helen Weber

December 9, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm
$80 ($68 members)


Adult workshop (ages 16 and up)

Join illustrator Audrey Helen Weber and explore gouache as a painting medium. This is a great introduction course for people interested in working with gouache using drawing as a foundation. The galleries will open during the midday break so participants can explore, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.

 See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.


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.


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