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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.
Individuals sitting in auditorium for a program.

Film Screenings

Short films are screened in our Auditorium, including animated versions of new and classic picture book stories and family-friendly documentaries about illustrators. Several different films are shown each day.
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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.

Special Events

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Enjoy an extra special evening at The Carle with art, music, dancing, and food!

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Jan
10
thru
Dec
29
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.)

Jun
26
thru
Aug
4
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Neon Narratives

Create your own colorful book with materials inspired by the art of Roger Mello!

Jul
16
Tue
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.

Jul
18
Thu
11:00 am
Talks

Explore the BERL

Take a morning tour exploring the Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL), a collection of scholarly resources and rare books. Space is limited.

Jul
18
Thu
5:00 pm
For Families
Performances

Summer Nights at The Carle

Enjoy an extra special evening at The Carle with art, music, dancing, and food!

Jul
19
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!

Jul
19
Fri
2:00 pm
Talks

Gallery Tour

Join Literacy Educator David Feinstein for a tour of the galleries.

Jul
25
Thu
7:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online
Talks

2024 Mary Nagel Sweetser Lecture: Roger Mello

Join us as award-winning author/artist Roger Mello presents Simmons University’s 2024 Mary Nagel Sweetser Lecture.

Jul
26
Fri
2:00 pm
Talks

Gallery Tour

Join Director of Education Courtney Waring for a tour of the galleries.

Jul
27
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Astrid Sheckels

If you want to know about boats, trust a sea dog to set you on course.

Jul
30
Tue
10:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Meet us at the Beneski Museum of Natural History for storytime…and fossils!

Aug
2
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Bring your dancing feet for creative movement inspired by picture books.

Aug
3
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Elisha Cooper

Caldecott Honor Winner Elisha Cooper shares his new book about a big dog with a lot of little dreams.

Aug
7
thru
Sep
15
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Word Blender

Play with words to create your own illustration!

Aug
9
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Open Book, Open Play

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

Aug
15
Thu
5:00 pm
For Families

Summer Nights at The Carle

Enjoy an extra special evening at The Carle with art, music, and food!

Aug
16
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!

Aug
17
Sat
11:30 am
For Families

Yoga for Kids!

Children ages 3-6 will explore movement and fun inspired by the beautiful nature found in Bobbie’s Meadow.

Aug
21
Wed
10:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

August Adventures

A free day at The Carle, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation! 

Aug
21
Wed
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Ashley Belote

Join author/illustrator Ashley Belote for a special story time and draw along to celebrate her new picture book, Sheepwrecked!