Events

Search the calendar for all upcoming events at The Carle. 

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.
Group of children looking and pointing at book held by adult.

Storytime

Led by staff trained in the Whole Book Approach, visitors will share stories through movement, song, and play while looking closely and learning 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
For Families

-
Listen to author Corinne Demas read her new book The Perfect Tree, then imagine and create your own perfect tree!
Artists & Authors
For Families
Talks

-

Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join author Tiffany Jewell in a group conversation about racism and injustice – and what to do when they encounter it at home, at school, and in the media.

All Events

Event list filter

Format is double-digit day/double-digit month/four-digit-year
Jun
2
thru
Jan
1
All Day
For Families

Storytime

Move, sing, play, and learn about the art and design of picture books. (Wednesdays - Fridays at 11:00 am; Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm.)

Nov
2
thru
Dec
11
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Habitat Drawings

Create your own nature-inspired drawing using oil pastels and colorful paper.
Dec
2
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for creative movement inspired by inspired by Philip and Erin Stead’s Bear Has a Story to Tell. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Dec
7
Wed
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!
Dec
9
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Open Book, Open Play

Move, sing, talk, and explore materials during this interactive storytime for early learners.

Dec
10
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Corinne Demas

Listen to author Corinne Demas read her new book The Perfect Tree, then imagine and create your own perfect tree!
Dec
14
thru
Jan
29
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Shape Sculptures

Create your own 3-D sculpture out of papers.
Dec
16
Fri
10:30 am
For Families

Materials Play

Art-making for the early years!
Dec
17
Sat
1:00 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families
Talks

The Antiracist Kid: A Book Talk with Author Tiffany Jewell

Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join author Tiffany Jewell in a group conversation about racism and injustice – and what to do when they encounter it at home, at school, and in the media.

Dec
17
Sat
3:00 pm
For Families
Performances

Happier Family Comedy Show

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!
Jan
27
Fri
10:30 am
For Families

Materials Play

Art-making for the early years!
Jan
29
Sun
2:00 pm
For Families

Bilingual Storytime: Last Stop on Market Street | Última parada de la Calle Market

Share stories in English and Spanish during this bilingual read-aloud of Christian Robinson’s Last Stop on Market Street.

Jan
31
Tue
1:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online

Virtual Author Visit with Grace Lin and Kate Messner: Once Upon a Book

Elementary classrooms will enjoy a virtual author visit with Grace Lin and Kate Messner as they share a sneak-preview of their upcoming release, Once Upon A Book. (Zoom link provided upon purchase of book)
Feb
1
thru
Mar
12
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Awesome Assemblages

Create your own 3-D artwork using paint and found materials.
Feb
8
Wed
7:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books (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.
Feb
10
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Open Book, Open Play

Move, sing, talk, and explore materials during this interactive storytime for early learners.

Feb
17
Fri
10:30 am
For Families

Materials Play

Art-making for the early years!
Mar
3
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Join us for creative movement inspired by Christian Robinson’s AnotherBring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Mar
7
Tue
6:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Exploring Found Materials

Collage, sculpture, wearable art, and more! Celebrate the creative possibilities of paper.
Mar
10
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Open Book, Open Play

Move, sing, talk, and explore materials during this interactive storytime for early learners.