Events

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Daily Happenings

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Film Screenings

Watch a short film in our Auditorium during your visit. We feature animated versions of new and classic picture book stories and family-friendly documentaries about illustrators. Several different films are shown each day.
Families sitting together for a storytime

Storytime

Enjoy fun, interactive storytimes in our Reading Library. Programs are led by staff trained in the Whole Book Approach. Visitors of all ages are invited to look closely, tell stories, and learn about the art and design of picture books.
An adult and child making a collage in the Art Studio

Art Studio

Visit the Art Studio to enjoy the Everyday Art Project. Art Studio team members welcome you to the space, share project ideas, and answer questions. Take your artwork home, or leave it for others to see.

Special Events

Artists & Authors
Talks

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture, Wendell Minor reflects on his five decades in the publishing world.
Artists & Authors
For Families

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Celebrate 45 years of Arthur the aardvark with author/illustrator Marc Brown!

All Events

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Jun
17
thru
Jan
2
All Day
For Families

Storytime

Look closely, tell stories, and learn about the art and design of picture books. (Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00 am; Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm.)
Sep
23
thru
Oct
31
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Celebrating Color!

Create your own colorful collage to wear!
Oct
16
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Jenn Bailey

Join us for this storytime celebrating the everyday magic of friendship!
Nov
4
thru
Dec
12
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Paper Mobiles

Make a mobile inspired by Eric Carle’s artwork.
Nov
5
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for creative movement inspired by Julie Flett’s We All Play. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Nov
6
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Angela DiTerlizzi and Tom Booth

Join us for a laugh-out-loud, interactive storytime with a book that breaks the fourth wall!
Nov
6
Sat
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Talks

The 10th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture: Wendell Minor

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture, Wendell Minor reflects on his five decades in the publishing world.
Nov
14
Sun
12:30 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families

Meet Marc Brown

Celebrate 45 years of Arthur the aardvark with author/illustrator Marc Brown!
Nov
18
Thu
7:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online

Why Wordless?

Why would you create a book with no words? Join David Wiesner, guest curator of Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books and exhibition artists as they share their process in creating wordless picture books.
Nov
19
Fri
9:30 am
Workshops

Wordless Picture Books

(Onsite at The Carle) Explore how wordless picture books invite readers to look closely, think critically, and engage in collaborative storytelling.
Nov
19
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!
Dec
4
Sat
11:00 am
For Families

Picture Books from Brazil: Bilingual Storytime

Join us for a day of bilingual storytimes featuring Brazilian picture books in English and Portuguese!

Dec
4
Sat
2:00 pm
For Families

Picture Books from Brazil: Bilingual Storytime

Join us for a day of bilingual storytimes featuring Brazilian picture books in English and Portuguese!

Dec
7
Tue
6:30 pm
Online
Workshops

Whole Book Approach (2 sessions)

(Two sessions) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children in this interactive workshop.
Dec
16
thru
Jan
20
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Shaping Creatures

Make creatures out of shapes and drawing tools.