Past Events


Unlocking Taxonomic Literature II using Linked Open Data

May 16, 2013
Smithsonian Libraries Presents...Joel RichardUnlocking Taxonomic Literature II using Linked Open Data

Preservation Matters! with Steve Berry

April 24, 2013
Preservation Matters!

Salon Scientifique!

February 16, 2013

Engineering Romance in Late 19th Century Literature, featuring Rosalind Williams

November 28, 2012

Catesby Commemorative Trust Lectures

November 16, 2012

An Evening to Adopt-a-Book

September 13, 2012

Daniel Lewis

May 17, 2012
The Smithsonian Libraries welcomes Daniel Lewis, author of 

Joy Kiser: America’s Other Audubon

May 9, 2012
The Smithsonian Libraries

George Dyson to Speak at Smithsonian Libraries

March 14, 2012
The Smithsonian Libraries will host George Dyson for a lecture on Wednesday, March 14, at 5:00 p.m. in the National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium.

Natural History Library Reopening

March 17, 2011
March 17, the Libraries celebrated the National Museum of Natural History Main Library Reopening.

Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop and Turn

June 14, 2010
On June 14, the Smithsonian Libraries hosted a reception celebrating the opening of “Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop and Turn,” our ongoing exhibition in the Libraries’ gallery located in the National Museum of American History.

Book Illustration and Visual Culture

June 24, 2009
To celebrate the Smithsonian Libraries exhibition Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration, SIL hosted “Book Illustration and Visual Culture,” a lecture and reception on June 24, 2009 in the National Museum of American History.

Tea with Audubon

June 10, 2009
On June 10, 2009, around 70 guests gathered for “Afternoon Tea with Audubon,” an event celebrating the gift of a double-elephant folio facsimile of John J. Audubon’s Birds of America to the Libraries. This impressive and valuable work, published by Robert E.

The Age of Wonder and the Era of Experiments

March 4, 2009
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries hosted a two-day symposium titled “The Era of Experiments and the Age of Wonder: Scientific Expansion in the 17th-19th Centuries” March 4 and 5 in the National Museum of American History.

Dibner Library Reopening

February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009 marked the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology reopening celebration. This rare books library was closed for over two years as part of the National Museum of American History renovation.