Events

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Daily Happenings

Individuals sitting in auditorium for a program.

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
Online
Talks

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A virtual tour of The Carle’s special exhibition, I Could Do That! The Picture Book Art of Ed Emberley.

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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.)
Nov
4
thru
Dec
12
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Paper Mobiles

Make a mobile inspired by Eric Carle’s artwork.
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
4
Sat
6:00 pm
Performances

Partner Event at the UMass Fine Arts Center- Acrobuffos: Air Play

UMass - Frederick C. Tillis Performance Hall
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
Feb
6
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Shaping Creatures

Make creatures out of thumbprints and drawing tools!
Dec
19
Sun
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
Talks

Member Gallery Talk with Caleb Neelon

A special gallery tour just for Museum Members!
Jan
11
Tue
7:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Wordless Picture Books (2 sessions)

(2 sessions) Explore how wordless picture books invite readers to look closely, think critically, and engage in collaborative storytelling.

Jan
25
Tue
6:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Exploring Materials: Paper

Collage, sculpture, wearable art, and more! Celebrate the creative possibilities of paper.
Jan
27
Thu
7:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online
Talks

Virtual Gallery Talk with Caleb Neelon

A virtual tour of The Carle’s special exhibition, I Could Do That! The Picture Book Art of Ed Emberley.
Feb
10
thru
Mar
20
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Portraits of Inspiration

Use drawing tools to write and illustrate a book about people that inspire you.
Feb
21
Mon
10:30 am
For Families
Online
Workshops

Art Break: Zine Making

Create your own zine using only one sheet of paper, scissors, and drawing tools!
Feb
22
Tue
10:30 am
For Families
Online
Workshops

Art Break: Watercolor Resist Drawings

Create your own watercolor resist drawing using fun techniques!
Feb
23
Wed
10:30 am
For Families
Online
Workshops

Art Break: Pop-ups

Create your own paper pop-ups!
Mar
1
Tue
7:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books (2 sessions)

(2 sessions) Learn how to select picture books that reflect the lives and identities of all readers, and discover tools for building a more inclusive book collection.
Mar
24
thru
May
1
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Tissue Paper Pets

Create your own collage of real or imaginary pets.
Apr
23
Sat
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Talks

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

Join us as award-winning artist Wendell Minor reflects on his five decades in the publishing world.