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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 Reading Library

Special Storytime with Deborah Blumenthal and Masha D’yans

September 9, 2018
Free with Museum Admission

Join author Deborah Blumenthal and artist Masha D’yans as they read from their new picture book Polka Dot Parade. Highlighting the life and work of legendary New York Times street fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, this book will encourage kids of all ages to search for inspiration and decide for themselves what is truly beautiful. 

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

In The Reading Library

Special Storytime: Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Jane Yolen

September 8, 2018
Free with Museum Admission

In Monster Academy, authors Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Jane Yolen present colorful monster children who have familiar human issues such as making friends and learning to help others. Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, energetic classroom where the class pet is a big purple boa constrictor, recess is in a swamp, and class bats help build a Creepy Castle in the Monster Maker's Lab. An irresistible romp from start to finish!

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 Offsite

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

September 7, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
$90 (Members $76.50) Free for Granby residents

Location: Granby Senior Center
10 West State Street | Granby MA 01033
Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 15

Join us at the Granby Senior Center for Create with The Carle!, a program for adults 55 and older. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and learn to construct a variety of techniques and forms. Using these skills, participants will experiment with the relationship between text and image to create sculptural books that express their own ideas.

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

Registration begins Monday, July 9 for Granby residents. Call 413-559-6330 to reserve your place.
General registration begins Monday, July 16; book online at

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.


In The Museum


September 3, 2018

The Carle is closed on Mondays. Administrative offices are open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In The Museum

CactusHead Puppets Presents: Magnificent Monster Circus

September 2, 2018
Free with museum admission

CactusHead Puppets presents Magnificent Monster Circus! Join CactusHead Puppets for a performance of pieces from their new work-in-progress, Magnificent Monster Circus! Monster Circus is a circus like no other! In this interactive outdoor show you can experience the thrills and chills of Eustace the Uni-browed, Uni-cycling, Uni-monster and help him tackle the Sinister Snake Slack-rope, see the dance of the Dazzling Dendrites, and feed a Fiery Fanged Worm!


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