Upcoming Events


2015 Dibner Library Lecture

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

On Wednesday December 2, 2015, the Smithsonian Libraries will host its 22nd Annual Dibner Library Lecture featuring Laura Otis.

5:00pm, with reception to follow 
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium 
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC

This event is free, please click here to reserve your tickets, or call 202.633.3054.


Teacher Hackathon

Saturday, January 30, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

At the heart of every Smithsonian museum and research center is a library. Individually, our 21 libraries are among the world’s greatest repositories of knowledge. Collectively they are one of America’s most precious scientific and cultural treasures. Come mine our collections and help build educational resources for our global audience.

We are inviting teachers that work with students of all ages, and schools of all types, to push us creatively; to rethink how our resources can be shared with public; to combine materials in a new way; to hack our collection and drive us forward by offering an original digital experience.