Events

Pattern books on display in Dibner Library

Smithsonian Libraries Tours for ALA Annual

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:00 pm
Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, and the American Art/Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian Libraries invites library colleagues from around the world to tour three of our 21 branches while visiting Washington, DC for the American Libraries Association Annual Conference. These special behind-the-scenes tours will give guests an opportunity to see our rare books and special collections in art, history and science, as well as chat with Smithsonian Libraries staff and network with each other.

Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Booth at ALA Annual

Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:30 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Will you be in at the American Libraries Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in June 2019? Find us in Booth #2345.
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Adopt-a-Book Evening 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 pm
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for our annual Adopt-a-Book evening!
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Book Club: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 11:00 am
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC
Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On July 14, we will be discussing Douglas Adams' award-winning novelThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book. A light brunch will be served.
Hunger Games

Book Club: Hunger Games

Sunday, August 11, 2019, 11:00 am
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On August 11, we will be discussing Suzanne Collins' award-winning novelThe Hunger Gamesat The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenParticipants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book. A light brunch will be served.