Events

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Daily Happenings

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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.
Individuals sitting in auditorium for a program.

Film Screenings

Short films are screened in our Auditorium, including animated versions of new and classic picture book stories and family-friendly documentaries about illustrators. Several different films are shown each day.
Group of children looking and pointing at book held by adult.

Storytime

Led by staff trained in the Whole Book Approach, visitors will share stories through movement, song, and play while looking closely and learning about the art and design of picture books.

Special Events

For Families

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Enjoy this special storytime featuring Robert Munsch’s classic The Paper Bag Princess.

For Families

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Join us as we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

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Jan
10
thru
Dec
29
All Day
For Families

Storytime

Move, sing, play, and learn about the art and design of picture books. (Wednesdays - Fridays at 11:00 am; Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm.)

Feb
28
thru
Mar
31
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: A is for Alphabet!

Explore making your own alphabet using simple shapes and printmaking techniques!

Mar
1
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Bring your dancing feet for creative movement inspired by I Got the Rhythm.

Mar
2
Sat
11:00 am
For Families

Paper Bag Princess Day

Enjoy this special storytime featuring Robert Munsch’s classic The Paper Bag Princess.

Mar
5
Tue
7:00 pm
Online
Workshops

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

(Two sessions) Explore how to use picture books to help young people identify and manage emotions, navigate relationships, and cope with difficult situations.

Mar
8
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Open Book, Open Play

Move, sing, talk, and explore materials during this interactive storytime for early learners.

Mar
15
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!

Mar
16
Sat
10:30 am
Talks

Curator Tour

Join Chief Curator Ellen Keiter for a tour of the galleries.

Mar
21
Thu
11:00 am
Talks

Explore the BERL

Take a morning tour exploring the Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL), a collection of scholarly resources and rare books. Space is limited.

Mar
23
Sat
10:30 am
For Families
Talks

Family Tour

Join Director of Education Courtney Waring for a tour of the galleries.

Mar
24
Sun
All Day
Online

Bookshop Sale

Celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with The Carle Bookshop!

Mar
24
Sun
12:00 pm
For Families

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

Join us as we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

Mar
24
Sun
1:00 pm
Talks

Information Session: Simmons University Children's Literature Program

Attend an information session to learn about the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature and Writing for Children with Simmons University.
Mar
24
Sun
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Kevin McCloskey

Is it a worm? Is it a snake? No! It’s a caterpillar …

Mar
27
Wed
7:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online
Talks

Cover to Cover: Reimagining Familiar Stories with Different Faces

Horn Book Magazine cover artist Kristen Joy Emack discusses her photo series centering a diverse group of teens in fairy tales.

Mar
30
Sat
11:30 am
Talks

Curator Tour

Join Assistant Curator Isabel Ruiz Cano for a tour of the galleries.

Apr
3
thru
May
12
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Bird's Eye View

Create your own mobile of floating characters!  

Apr
5
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Bring your dancing feet for creative movement inspired by picture books.

Apr
6
Sat
11:30 am
For Families
Talks

Family Tour

Join Museum Educator David Feinstein for a tour of the galleries.

Apr
6
Sat
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Talks

The Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture: Brian Pinkney

For the 2024 Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) lecture, award-winning Brian Pinkney reflects upon his acclaimed career.