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

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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In the Art Studio

Everyday Art Project: Paper on the Move!

May 20 - June 27, 2021
All day

Inspired by the exhibition On the Move with Eric Carle, create a transportation network and explore paper in three dimensions!

Online

Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books

June 15, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
June 22, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop 

Registration is full.

(3 PDPs) Learn 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. We will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of The Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, and share strategies for engaging children in 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 June 15 and 22 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. 

 

In the Auditorium

Eric Carle Birthday Storytime: Marathon Read-Aloud

June 25, 2021
All day
Free with Museum Admission

Gather around as we celebrate Eric Carle on the anniversary of his birthday with a marathon reading of his books! Visitors are welcome to drop-in to the Auditorium and listen to Carle staff as we share our favorite titles. Can’t be with us in person? Visit us on social media, where we’ll be posting storytime videos of our favorite Eric Carle titles and providing updates throughout the day!

In the Art Studio

Everyday Art Project: Song Books

July 1 - August 8, 2021
All day
Free with admission

Inspired by the exhibition Ashley Bryan in Song, use drawing tools to create your own song book.

In the Museum

Special Storytime: Audrey Helen Weber

July 3, 2021
11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

Join author/illustrator Audrey Helen Weber as she reads from her picture book, On The Day The Horse Got Out, a standout debut about curiosity, cause-and-effect, and connectedness.  

The book begins on the day the horse got out and the bells all rang, the birds flew south, the rabbit dug a bit too deep, and the beetle cried out in its sleep. But what happened to the horse? Did she find what she was looking for? Drawing on the influence of nursery rhymes and folklore—and combined with Audrey's own playful sensibility and read-aloud magic—here is a classic journey that tells a new story with every read.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online.   

In the Museum

Special Storytime: Steve Light

July 11, 2021
11:00am
Free with Museum Admission

When Bear’s old truck needs a new headlight, there’s just one thing to do: organize a road trip to Elephant’s Old Junk Tree to find a new one. And a road trip wouldn’t be complete without friends! Bear brings along Rabbit, who wants assurances that there will be snacks; timid, cautious Mouse; and ever-positive Donkey. After a day of adventure and misadventure, will the four friends find what they need? Welcome to the charming world of Whiskers Hollow, where the inhabitants zip around on tree branches in unique vehicles and treasure can be found in the unlikeliest of places (even a mud puddle!). Steve Light’s signature intricate illustrations and lively original story will delight readers again and again. 

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online. 

Online

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

July 12, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
July 19, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Registration is full. To be added to the waitlist please email programs@carlemuseum.org 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 July 12 and July 19 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 spring workshops is June 15. Click here to apply.

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

 

In the Art Studio

Everyday Art Project: Shape Your Story

August 12 - September 19, 2021
All day
Free with admission

Inspired by the exhibition Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books, experiment with shapes and watercolor pencils to start your own stories.

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