Adopt-a-Book Evening 2016

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Smithsonian Castle
1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC
Complimentary valet parking will be available.

$45 per guest. Please click here to purchase your tickets. For other payment options or questions about your tickets, contact us at 202.633.2241 or

The Smithsonian Libraries' annual Adopt-a-Book evening is an exciting opportunity to support the Libraries while browsing and adopting fascinating volumes from across our 21 unique library locations. Enjoy a light reception, mingle with Smithsonian librarians, curators and conservators and learn about supporting the Libraries' remarkable collections.  

Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information about this event at 202.633.2241 or 

Can't wait to adopt a book or unable to join us in November? Consider supporting the Libraries by adopting a book today.  You can browse all available titles on our website here, or peruse an appetizer portion of "Food and Drink" themed selections here.  The main course, featuring over 80 books from across our 21 branches, will be revealed at the event.