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.
Artists & Authors
Online
Talks

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Join us as award-winning illustrator Raúl Colón discusses how daydreaming can support one’s creative process.

All Events

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Dec
16
thru
Feb
20
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Shaping Creatures

Make creatures out of thumbprints and drawing tools!
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
4
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for creative movement inspired by picture books. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Feb
17
Thu
7:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online
Talks

Educators' Night with Raúl Colón

Join us as award-winning illustrator Raúl Colón discusses how daydreaming can support one’s creative process.
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!
Feb
24
thru
Apr
3
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Portraits of Inspiration

Use drawing tools to write and illustrate a book about people that inspire you.
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
27
Sun
4:00 pm
Performances

Partner Event at the UMass Fine Arts Center: Small Island Big Song

Join our friends at the UMASS Fine Arts Center for this co-sponsored performance.
Apr
7
thru
May
19
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.