The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Special Storytime: Kristen Nordstrom How did a bird help transform one of the fastest trains on the planet? How did a tiny beetle teach humans to collect water in the desert? Birds, beetles, whales, and more have inspired inventors from around the globe in Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature, written by Kristen Nordstrom, and […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join us for this interactive bilingual storytime featuring books by Eric Carle in both Mandarin and English. WHO YOU'LL MEET RACHEL YUNG-HSIN Rachel Yung-Hsin is a writer/translator and student of languages currently based in western Massachusetts. She has a background in visual arts education, adores picture books, and looks forward to sharing stories with you.

The Eric Carle Museum, Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join The Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by 2021 Caldecott Honor winner Have You Ever Seen a Flower?, by Shawn Harris. Kids will love this interactive class that honors the reader, and storyteller, in all of us. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caregiver participation welcome. Free with Museum […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Yoga for Kids!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join us and certified children’s yoga instructor, Lorrie Heard, as we explore movement and fun inspired by the beautiful nature in Bobbie’s Meadow! Children will be invited to practice foundational yoga poses and breathing exercises, while stretching and strengthening their bodies and minds. Class will be geared towards ages 3–6, but parents and siblings are […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Garden of Verses with The Center Dance Studio

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join The Center Dance Studio for this gentle, joyful introduction to creative movement for toddlers and their caregivers. Using imagery, rhyme and song, children are guided through simple yet foundational movement patterns that promote kinesthetic awareness, coordination and focus. Simple, engaging picture books will spark young imaginations while caregivers bond with children, socialize with other […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Collage Day at The Carle

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Meet some of the artists highlighted in Celebrating Collage: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Come for a day of storytimes, gallery talks, and book signings! Participating artists include Bryan Collier, Nina Crews, Thao Lam, Susan Roth, and Elizabeth Zunon. Caravan Kitchen food truck will be in Bobbie’s Meadow from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Carle is celebrating 20 years and […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Read a Book Day!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

National Read a Book Day on September 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free. Bringing new worlds to life, books enlighten us and transport us on exciting adventures. They can challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National […]