Society Events and Programs

Participation in the Smithsonian Libraries Society allows for exclusive access to opportunities, including invitations to events with noted luminaries, behind-the-scenes tours, and early access to exhibitions. Some of these opportunities are highlighted here.

Exhibition Openings and Previews

Guest gets a sneak-peek at Fantastic Worlds during the opening reception.

A reception guest gets a sneak-peek into Fantastic Worlds during the opening reception.

Special Events

Guests learn about whales at an exclusive event in Phoenix, AZ.

Guests learn about whales at an exclusive event in Phoenix, AZ.

Adopt-a-Book Annual Reception

Adopt-a-Book attendees explore the treasures on display. The Smithsonian Castle illuminated during Adopt-a-Book.
 Photos taken during the annual Adopt-a-Book event, hosted in the historic Smithsonian Castle.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Guests participate in a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Guests have the opportunity to participate in private, behind-the-scenes experiences in our Libraries, including this VIP visit to the rare books and treasures featured in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of
Natural History, led by librarian Leslie Overstreet.