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May 21 Museum ABCs Story Time

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Join us at the National Museum of American History for a special edition of Museum ABCs hosted by Smithsonian Libraries. Museum ABCs is a drop-in program that introduces early learners, ages 0-6, and their adult companions to the museum collections through letter learning and hands-on activities. Our young learners are invited to join us for a story and craft centered on the Smithsonian Libraries' exhibition Magnificent Obsessions.

Stroller parking is provided. Nursing mothers are welcome. Bilingual books will be provided whenever possible.

Book Cases Mystery Event- Potent Potions

Book Cases Mystery Event- Potent Potions

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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. 

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June 25 Museum ABCs Story Time

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Join us at the National Museum of American History for a special edition of Museum ABCs hosted by Smithsonian Libraries. Museum ABCs is a drop-in program that introduces early learners, ages 0-6, and their adult companions to the museum collections through letter learning and hands-on activities. Our young learners are invited to join us for a story and craft centered on the Smithsonian Libraries' exhibitionMagnificent Obsessions.

Stroller parking is provided. Nursing mothers are welcome. Bilingual books will be provided whenever possible.

 

News

Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens Unveil “Cultivating America’s Gardens”

Monday, April 24, 2017

Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens will present a new exhibition, “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” at the National Museum of American History May 4 through August 2018.

Smithsonian Research Online Reaches 80,000 Items

Monday, January 30, 2017

Smithsonian Research Online, an ever-expanding collection of published scholarly work from Smithsonian staff, researchers and fellows, has added its 80,000th item.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds University of Toronto Libraries as a New Member

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is pleased to welcome the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) as a new Member. UTL is the first Canadian library to join the Biodiversity Heritage Library as a Member.