Past Events

Teacher Focus Groups

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Hey educators! Smithsonian Libraries needs your help!

We have the potential to design online educational content and we want it to be useful to you!! Hear what we are up to and then tell us what you want. Help shape the direction of our materials. Sign up for one of the 6 webinars, and sign-on alone or with a group, at school or at home, doesn’t matter to us, we just want to hear your voice.


Roundtable on Artists' Books

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:00pm

To commemorate the opening of our newest exhibit, Artist Books and Africa, six artists will discuss how they develop and produce artist books. Panelists will address the inspiration for and recurring themes within their creations. The history of artist books in Africa will also be discussion. Janet Stanely will lead a tour of the exhibit immediately following the discussion.


#FantasticObjects Tweet Up

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 9:00am

Join us for a Tweet Up with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Libraries!

August 7th, 9am-10:30am.

To celebrate the opening of the Innovation Wing in the National Museum of American History, 10 lucky Twitter followers will have the opportunity to experience a private tour of two of the wing’s exhibits and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. 


Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am

Opening in 2015

Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910 will be the first exhibition to debut in the newly renovated Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery in the National Museum of American History. Prominent recognition opportunities are available for sponsors.


The Curious Mister Catesby

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm

The Smithsonian Libraries presents The Curious Mister Catesby event, a panel lecture and book signing on April 14. The Catesby Trust’s new book, The Curious Mr. Catesby: A “Truly Ingenious” Naturalist Explores New Worlds is available now. The event is free and open to the public