Search form

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

Hours

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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

Accessibility Information

Visit the carle

News

Upcoming Events

Online

2020 Favorites: A Fireside Book Share

January 21, 2021
7:00pm
Free. Register on Eventbrite.

Join Carle staff as we share our favorite titles from 2020. We’ll discuss striking illustrations, compelling narratives, and other aspects of the books that have captivated us. Participants are invited to share their own 2020 favorites as well - so grab a book and get cozy by the fire with us! 

Click here to register.

Online

Inside the Museum/Outside Your World with The Beneski Museum of Natural History

January 25, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am
Free

Virtual Workshop 

Join educators from The Beneski Museum and The Carle in an engaging workshop inspired by The Carle's exhibition Inside-Outside Dinosaurs! Participants will look inside the Beneski Museum of Natural History and see a dynamic view of several dinosaur skeletons. We will also explore an amazing diorama of these creatures as they once lived in our backyards. Watch out for the T-Rex! 

This program is designed for kids ages 3-8 and their caregivers. Space is limited, register in advance on Eventbrite.   

Online

Educators' Night with Gordon C. James

January 26, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Free. Register on Eventbrite.

(1.5 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to welcome award-winning illustrator Gordon C. James as guest speaker for Educators’ Night. James will discuss how the disciplines of fine art, illustration, and teaching inform his work and life.

Gordon C. James is the illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes, for which he received the Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor and Ezra Jack Keats Honor awards, among others. Their recent collaboration, I Am Every Good Thing, quickly garnered six starred reviews and is on several “Best of 2020” book lists.

This virtual event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online by clicking here or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

Click here to register.

Schedule (EST)

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Welcome and presentation of online resources and programs by The Carle’s Education team

7:00 – 7:45 pm
My Path: From Illustration to Fine Art to Teaching and Back Again, with guest speaker Gordon C. James

7:45 – 8:00 pm
Q&A with Gordon C. James

Online

Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books (2 sessions)

February 16, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
February 23, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop

(3 PDPs) Examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. In this two-part workshop, we will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's exhibition Picture the Dream: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement through Children's Books, and share strategies for engaging children in critical conversations about race at story time. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. This is a 2-day session, taking place February 16 and 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Click here to register. 

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 winter workshops is January 15. Click here to apply.

Image Credit: Bryan Collier. Illustration for Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins. Collection of the artist. © 2017 Bryan Collier.

Online

Creating Dinosaurs & Books with Roxie Munro

February 18, 2021
4:00pm
Free

Go on a virtual visit to Roxie Munro’s studio! Roxie will talk about the research and preparation involved in creating a nonfiction book, discuss her steps in creating a book, and give us a sneak peek at what she is working on next. Time will be left at the end of the program for young authors and artists to ask Roxie questions! 

This program is designed for kids ages 7-12. Space is limited, register in advance on Eventbrite.  

Online

Whole Book Approach

March 8, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
March 9, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

 Online Workshop

(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. This is a 2-day session, taking place March 8 and 9 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Click here to register. 

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 winter workshops is January 15. Click here to apply.

Online

Little Books, Big Feelings: Picture Books and Social Emotional Learning (2 sessions)

April 27, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
May 4, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online workshop

(3 PDPs) What stories do we tell to help children cope? In this two-part workshop we will consider how we can use picture books to support social emotional learning. Participants will explore books that address various SEL competencies, ​including books that can help young readers navigate intense emotions and challenging situations. Participants will consider how these books reflect their experiences inside and outside of the classroom, and learn emotionally responsive practices for engaging children in shared reading experiences. This is a 2-day session, taking place April 27 and May 4 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Click here to register. 

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 winter workshops is January 15. Click here to apply.


Image Credit: My Heart Fills With Happiness. Text © 2016 Monique Gray Smith and illustrations © 2016 Julie Flett.

Back
To Top