Jun
25
Sun
12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It! @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:30 am
Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)

11:00 am
Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Reading Library)

11:30 am
Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)

12:30 pm
Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday!

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)

2:00 pm
Storytime (Reading Library)

Special Storytime: Tom Lichtenheld @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am

Join illustrator Tom Lichtenheld for a special storytime and drawing demonstration for Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, the companion book to the international bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!

Jun
29
Thu
June 29, 1999…in 2017! @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm

Artichokes in Anchorage! Parsnips in Providence! In David Wiesner’s book,June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science projects begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables! Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetables they see flying through the sky.

Jul
17
Mon
Nature, Art and the Imagination 2017 @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day

9:00 am -3:00 pm
Entering 1st grade – 5th grade

Join us for a week of exploration, creativity, and art-making! In this week-long program, experiment with unique materials to create your own works of art and a collaborative large-scale installation in The Art Studio. Be inspired by the beautiful outdoors through nature walks, the original artworks in the galleries, and the light-filled spaces of the museum. Get hands-on with materials in The Art Studio by developing your own projects and come together as a team to create something big and bold! On the last day, we will share all that we’ve learned and made during the week, and host a reception for our families.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

Jul
28
Fri
Free Fun Friday! @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come celebrate picture books with art activities, special storytimes with authors/illustrators Lita Judge and Brian Lies, films, music by the Harmaniacs, and more!
Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

Schedule of events
10:00 am – Films: The William Steig Library (50 minutes)

11:00 am – Films: The Robert McCloskey Library (27 minutes)

11:00 am – Special Storytime with Lita Judge (Reading Library)

11:30 am – Very Hungry Caterpillar Dance Party (Orchard/Great Hall)

11:30 am – Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (30 minutes)

12:30 am – Films: Robert McCloskey’s Homer Price Stories (49 minutes)

1:00 pm – Music with The Harmaniacs (Orchard)

1:00 pm – Special Storytime with Brian Lies (Reading Library)

1:30 pm – Very Hungry Caterpillar Dance Party (Orchard/Great Hall)

1:30 pm – Films: The Ezra Jack Keats Library (52 minutes)

2:00 pm – Storytime (Reading Library)

3:00 pm – Very Hungry Caterpillar Dance Party (Orchard/Great Hall)

3:00 pm – Films: The Robert McCloskey Library (27 minutes)

3:00 pm – Films: Stories from Near and Far (35 minutes)
Ongoing throughout the Day

Great Hall
•    Visit our temporary Tattoo Station.
•    Enjoy films in the Auditorium.

Art Studio
•    Create your own game board.

Reading Library
•    Spend time reading picture books or playing with toys.

Orchard
•    Play with balls, bubbles and parachutes in the courtyard.
•    Enjoy lunch from Foley’s Franks and Holyoke Hummus Company.
•    Enjoy sweet treats from Crooked Stick Pops.

Aug
6
Sun
Special Art Studio Guest: Susan Schwake @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join artist, art educator, and author Susan Schwake for an afternoon of art-making where guests will create their own cityscapes using a variety of tissue and newspapers. This program is inspired by Schwake’s recent book, Art Camp, which is available for purchase in the Shop.

Sep
11
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Sep
18
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Sep
25
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Oct
2
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.