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The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5th
5:30pm
Q?rius Theater

National Museum of Natural History, Ground Floor
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560

 

The Natural Philosopher and Electrical Fire

It's Alive!: The Science of Shelley's Frankenstein

Saturday, October 22, 2016

It's Alive!: The Science of Shelley's Frankenstein
A living history presentation by Dean Howarth and Abigail Fine
A family program suitable for all ages, best for ages 8-16.

Adopt-a-Book Evening 2016

Adopt-a-Book Evening 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Join the Smithsonian Libraries for our 
Fourth Annual Adopt-a-Book Evening: A Celebration of Food & Drink

News

Smithsonian Libraries Research Opportunities 2016-2017

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Baird Society, Dibner Library and Penick Resident Scholars in the 2016-2017 acacemic year. These competitive grants are offered to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project.

National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian Libraries Unveil “Artists’ Books and Africa”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Libraries present a new exhibition, “Artists’ Books and Africa,” at the National Museum of African Art beginning Sept. 16. “Artists’ Books and Africa” will be on display through Sept. 11, 2016.

Smithsonian Libraries Unveils “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780–1910”

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Smithsonian Libraries opens its new exhibition “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780–1910” in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History July 1. “Fantastic Worlds” will be on display through October 2016.