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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
www.carlemuseum.org

October 2018

Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

October 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Museum admission

The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African-American artists of children's books who demonstrate an appreciation of African-American culture and universal human values. Our Voice is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. More than thirty artists are showcased, including Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, Ekua Holmes, Floyd Cooper, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and Javaka Steptoe. This exhibition is organized by the National Center for Children's…

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November 2018

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka, by Corinne Demas and illustrator Kathryn Brown

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$4.50 – $5

See Corinne Demas' story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life with large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Frances Caporello, and Joan Hanson.  Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue.  Music composed by Karen Tarlow.  This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation…

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Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka, by Corinne Demas and illustrator Kathryn Brown

November 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 23, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on November 24, 2018 at 11:00am

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$4.50 – $5

See Corinne Demas' story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life with large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Frances Caporello, and Joan Hanson.  Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue.  Music composed by Karen Tarlow.  This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation…

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Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka, by Corinne Demas and illustrator Kathryn Brown

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 23, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on November 24, 2018 at 11:00am

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$4.50 – $5

See Corinne Demas' story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life with large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Frances Caporello, and Joan Hanson.  Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue.  Music composed by Karen Tarlow.  This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation…

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December 2018

Girl Scout Workshop: Collage Creations

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$9 – $15

Morning program: 10:00am - 12:30pm Afternoon program: 2:00pm - 4:30pm Open to troops and girls with an adult. Register at www.gscwm.org/en/events/event-list.html.

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Special Storytime: Kevin Barry

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

Yo ho ho!  It's the first day of kindergarten.  Just imagine all the fun things to learn and experience!  And who better than a pirate captain to drive the bus to school?  Join illustrator  Kevin Barry as he reads from his new picture book Kindergarrrten Bus, a hilarious story that playfully addresses the anxiety many feel on their first day of school -- or at the start of any new undertaking! Book signing to follow program.  Can't make it to…

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Special Storytime: Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join award-winning authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple for this program all about birds!  Jane will read from her new picture book Crow Not Crow, a gentle tale of a father introducing his daughter to the joys of bird watching; and Heidi will read from her new book Counting Birds, a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count that introduces kids to the idea of citizen science.  The program will include bird watching and owl…

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Special Storytime: Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

Join award-winning authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple for this program all about birds!  Jane will read from her new picture book Crow Not Crow, a gentle tale of a father introducing his daughter to the joys of bird watching; and Heidi will read from her new book Counting Birds, a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count that introduced kids to the idea of citizen science.  The program will include bird watching and owl…

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Special Storytime: Ryan T. Higgins

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Museum admission

Bruce is a lot of things.  He is a bear.  He is a grump.  He is a pretty decent cook.  And he is a mother.  One thing Bruce is not?  Santa Claus.  But that doesn't stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their holiday wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity again.  Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about a bear who just can't catch a…

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Special Storytime: Ryan T. Higgins

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

Bruce is a lot of things.  He is a bear.  He is a grump.  He is a pretty decent cook.  And he is a mother.  One thing Bruce is not?  Santa Claus.  But that doesn't stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their holiday wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity again.  Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about a bear who just can't catch a…

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Best of the Best in 2018

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

(1.5 PDPs)  In anticipation of the 2019 American Library Association Book & Media Awards, join Susan Bloom from The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University, and The Carle's Shop Manager Eliza Brown as they share their favorites.

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Special Storytime: Mike Curato

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

Elliot isn't quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn't have it.  Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood.  But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse's path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about--and make a new friend, too.  Join Mike Curato as he reads from his new picture book Merry Christmas, Little Elliot, a heartfelt celebration of the season of giving! Book…

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Happier Family Comedy Show

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$4.50 – $10

Founded in 2015, Happier Family Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass!  Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere.  Each improv show is an hour-long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members' suggestions and participation. Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won't want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family friendly funnies! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum…

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Happier Family Comedy Show

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$4.50 – $10

Founded in 2015, Happier Valley Comedy is the heart of improv comedy in Western Mass!  Their Happier Family Comedy Show is all about letting creativity flourish in an accepting atmosphere.  Each improv show is an hour-long, all new, and created on the spot based on audience members' suggestions and participation. Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won't want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family friendly funnies! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum…

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Create with The Carle! Celebration

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

Celebrate the culmination of the 2018 Create with The Carle! series with us.  The event will feature readings of original work by participants of the Creative Writing course, as well as an exhibition of visual art from the Collage, Printmaking, and Bookmaking courses.

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Night Owls PJ Party

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$5

Hoot!  Hoot!  Explore the Museum -- and our special exhibition Illustrated Owls: A Who's Hoo from the Vault -- under the cover of night!  In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Museum Admission desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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Night Owls PJ Party

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$5

Hoot!  Hoot!  Explore the Museum--and our special exhibition Illustrated Owls: A Who's Hoo from the Vault--under the cover of night!  In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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CactusHead Puppets Present: The Bremen Town Musicians

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$5.50 – $6

What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm?  Become world famous musicians, of course!  CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four farm animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom.  Along the way, they encounter a fortune, foil some robbers, and learn how to work together in harmony.  This production features lovable rod puppets, elaborate shadow scenes, and CactusHead…

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CactusHead Puppets Present: The Bremen Town Musicians

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$5.50 – $6

What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm?  Become world famous musicians, of course!  CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four farm animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom.  Along the way, they encounter a fortune, foil some robbers, and learn how to work together in harmony.  This production features lovable rod puppets, elaborate shadow scenes, and CactusHead…

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Special Storytime: Josh Funk

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Museum admission

In Mission Defrostable, our favorite breakfast food friends are back and "bready" for their next adventure!  There's frost in the fridge--and it's hardened Pudding Pond and frozen Yogurt Falls.  Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team.  But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle!  Will he help them save the…

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Special Storytime: Josh Funk

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$6 – $22.50

In Mission Defrostable, our favorite breakfast food friends are back and "bready" for their next adventure!  There's a frost in the fridge--and it's hardened Pudding Pong and frozen Yogurt Falls.  Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team.  But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle!  Will he help them save…

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