Indoor Recess

Smithsonian Libraries Presents: 
INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway for adults!
Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art!

Each month we present a lunchtime activity featuring items from the Libraries collection, a story by a library or museum professional, and a themed craft. Bring your lunch, and get ready to chat with other attendees, learn about the Smithsonian Libraries, and make something unique. Books and crafting are the new powerlunch.

Check out our events page for the newest INDOOR RECESS event. The location, date, and theme change every month, but always in one of the Smithsonian buildings. All are welcome!

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Check out some of the fun from our past events!

February 2016
Color in a New Light Exhibit and color field experiments

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March 2016
Al-Mutanabbi Street Exhibit and newspaper flowers

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April 2016
Artists' Books and Africa Exhibit and accordian fold books
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May 2016
Fantastic World's Exhibit and stop motion animation (Final Film here!)
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June 2016
The art of book making
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July 2016
Scavenger hunt through Folk Life Festival
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August 2016
Botanical illustration
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September 2016
I See Wonder and hybrid animals
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October 2016
Pumpkin decorating with BHL and PageFrights
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