Upcoming Events


Book Arts Workshop for Adults | Color Theory Flag Books with Esther K. Smith

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of colorful hands-on design with Esther K. Smith, pioneer designer of handmade books and co-founder of Purgatory Pie Press.  Enjoy a brief tour of the Smithsonian Libraries exhibition Color in a New Light for creative crafting inspiration.


Light and Color in Art

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Light and Color in Art
An Illustrated Lecture by William Woodward, Artist and Prof. Emeritus, The George Washington University

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:30pm
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC


Adopt-a-Book Evening 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Save the date for the Smithsonian Libraries' annual signature event. Adopt-a-Book 2016 will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Watch this space for updates, tickets will go on sale in the late summer/early autumn.