All That Glitters: 50th Anniversary Adopt-a-Book Evening

Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for All that Glitters: Adopt-a-Book Evening in celebration of our 50th anniversary.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:00 pm | VIP Reception featuring Jeffrey E. Post, Ph.D., Curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, National Museum of Natural History
6:45 pm |  Presentation of the Smithsonian Libraries Legend Award to David and Michelle Baldacci
7:00 pm | Adopt-A-Book Event
Smithsonian Castle
1000 Jefferson Drive SW | Washington, DC 20560


VIP Tickets | $125 per person
General Admission | $50 per person
VIP tickets include entry to VIP reception, exclusive preview of adoptable books, and special silent auction.

Purchase tickets here.
For more information, contact 202.633.2241 | silrsvp@si.edu
Valet parking will be available.


2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! As we celebrate this significant milestone, together we look back to honor the Libraries’ rich legacy and celebrate our impact supporting scholarship, research, and discovery at the Smithsonian. And together, we look forward to continuing the excellence of the Smithsonian Libraries for the next 50 years and beyond.

If you are unable to attend, please consider adopting a book online or making a donation.

The Smithsonian Libraries’ Adopt-a-Book Program provides essential funding to support the conservation, acquisition and digitization of books and manuscripts held by the world’s largest museum complex and research institution. Generous private giving allows the Smithsonian Libraries to grow its collection, preserve items for future generations and make materials available to curious minds for exploration and new discoveries. Adopt-a-Book donations are tax-deductible. With your adoption of $500 or more, we invite you to participate in the Smithsonian Libraries Society, our giving program with exclusive engagement opportunities for annual donors.

To purchase tickets for this special Adopt-a-Book evening, please click here.
(Tickets may be purchased until 4pm the day of the event)