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Book Cases Mystery Event- Potent Potions

Book Cases Mystery Event- Potent Potions

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:00am
The Smithsonian Libraries has reached out to us at the Smithsonian Investigative League to solve another mystery. Our Book Cases division is dedicated to all book and library based mysteries. We need help freeing three professors from a curious spell. You’ll gather clues by attending three classes: Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, and Potions. You’ll need bravery, patience, cleverness, and cunning to solve this one! Book Cases is a series of mystery and adventure events for DC middle school students.  Each event centers on a different theme, but each time 25 youth work together to crack a case using their research, technology, and critical thinking skills to solve a mystery straight out of the Smithsonian Libraries stacks.   NOTE: Book Cases events always happen on in-services days when students aren't in school. It's our way of providing fun, educational programming for your young detectives while you're at work. 

National Museum of Natural History

Graphic for 2019 Honey & Wax Book Prize

Celebrating Women Book Collectors

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
The Smithsonian Libraries invites you to the first in a series of talks related to our newest exhibition,Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect: Celebrating Women Book Collectors: The Early Years of the Honey & Wax Prize

Q?rius Theater
National Museum of Natural History, Ground Floor

Book Club: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Book Club: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On June 2, we will be discussing Jenny Han's award-winning novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before at the National Postal Museum. Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books about the history of correspondence to shed light on some of the themes within the book.

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

To All the Boys I've Loved Flyer

Smithsonian Libraries: Book Club Discussion "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:00am
Please join the Smithonian Libraries for a book club discussion about award winning novel "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han. Light brunch will be provided. High school ages only.

The Postal Museum 
2 Massachusetts Ave NE, DC 20002  

Adopt-a-Book Evening 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30pm
Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for our annual Adopt-a-Book evening!

Freer Gallery of Art
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20560